Buggy Gear - what should I buy?

Buggy Gear - what should I buy?

Post by Denni » Wed, 12 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Hello there

I've seen the videos, and I've just gone and splashed out on a new Flexifoil
Original Buggy and a Skytiger40 and it arrived today. I see it has been
recommended to wear the appropriate clothing, so can someone tell me what
gear I need to wear.

Also, what sort of helmet should I use, is a bicycle helmet good enough, or
should I use an ice hockey helmet, or a motorbike helmet?

Also, if you have tips on how I can look after of my new equipment would be
great!

Thankyou
DW

 
 
 

Buggy Gear - what should I buy?

Post by Jason Ro » Thu, 13 Aug 1998 04:00:00

: Also, what sort of helmet should I use, is a bicycle helmet good enough, or
: should I use an ice hockey helmet, or a motorbike helmet?

As far as the helmet goes, a bike helmet is better than nothing, but you
really should get something that also covers the back of your head.  A
good source is a skateboard/in-line skate shop.  Look for something with a
name like "aggressive skating" or "halfpipe" helmet.  Pro-tec is one of
the companies in this market.  The helmets are light, durable (hard
plastic shell over foam, designed for multiple impacts unlike bike
helmets), reasonablywell vented and reasonably priced too.

Also, while you're there you may want to pick up some "grip tape".  This
is the stuff that you put on top of a skateboard to provide traction for
your feet.  It's got an adhesive back and can be cut with scissors.  Put
some of this on the footpegs of the buggy and you'll be less likely to
have your feet slip off the pegs.

Jason

 
 
 

Buggy Gear - what should I buy?

Post by Bob Pebl » Thu, 13 Aug 1998 04:00:00

...

Quote:
>Also, while you're there you may want to pick up some "grip tape".  This
>is the stuff that you put on top of a skateboard to provide traction for
>your feet.  It's got an adhesive back and can be cut with scissors.  Put
>some of this on the footpegs of the buggy and you'll be less likely to
>have your feet slip off the pegs.

>Jason

Another good modification for the buggy to keep your feet on the pegs is to take
a section of bicycle tire inner tube  and run it from the end of one foot peg
through the top of the fork and back down to the end of the other foot peg.  Use
wire ties and some duct tape to stretch it taut and attach it firmly.  It may
not look ***, but it really helps keep your feet on the pegs in rough terrain.

Bob

 
 
 

Buggy Gear - what should I buy?

Post by AhClem00 » Thu, 13 Aug 1998 04:00:00


writes:

Quote:
>I see it has been
>recommended to wear the appropriate clothing, so can someone tell me what
>gear I need to wear.

>Also, what sort of helmet should I use, is a bicycle helmet good enough, or
>should I use an ice hockey helmet, or a motorbike helmet?

Simple, buggy ***.   Bike helmets are not much use as we often hit on the
side.  I've only ever needed a helmet for racing and tag to keep from being hit
by the buggy or another buggy.  On the desert you need pads & good shoes or
boots.  Learn how to collapse your kite by grabbing the bottom lines.  This is
the first and most important safety tip you can get as being dragged by your
kite is not fun.  Do not use a harness until you are good with your buggy and
kite.  Have lots of fun and tell us about it.

         total AoxomoxoA brought to you by. . .
                          . . . dean jordan
please buy * jordan air kites * every chance you get!
                                      13

 
 
 

Buggy Gear - what should I buy?

Post by Bob Neitzk » Fri, 14 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hello there

> I've seen the videos, and I've just gone and splashed out on a new Flexifoil
> Original Buggy and a Skytiger40 and it arrived today. I see it has been
> recommended to wear the appropriate clothing, so can someone tell me what
> gear I need to wear.

> Also, what sort of helmet should I use, is a bicycle helmet good enough, or
> should I use an ice hockey helmet, or a motorbike helmet?

> Also, if you have tips on how I can look after of my new equipment would be
> great!

> Thankyou
> DW

Bike helmet is a minimum quality item. If you never crash it'll be fine.
If you do crash there may be soem second thoughts.
It'll depend on your approach ... timid vs bold.

Dean and Jeff ar coming out with a "Buggy How To Tape"
yet this fall ( that was an initial promise at Ivanpah ... TBD )

You should also pick up some Elbow and Knee pads.
Skate board and inline skate shops have em.

Keep the equipmet clean it's stainless steel. And Watch out where those
little O-rings go on your fork. The top and bottom ones :-)))
If you do a lot of disassembly for transport, like I have to, then
ziplock bag the stuff the is small.

C U at Longbeach WA in 3 days :-)))  or Sunset beach OR

--

CAD Sys Mgr, Elkhart Site, Diagnostics Div.

and on the home front ...

Birds Of Play Inc.
Bird Toys and  Sport Kites

http://www.birdsofplay.net
http://www.birdsofplayinc.com

 
 
 

Buggy Gear - what should I buy?

Post by Bob Neitzk » Sat, 15 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Oh I forgot to mention ...

you can see some pix of the helmets and other gear
on my web pages in the "Jeff Howard" class click.
And other pix on ocassion.
Just go to the Ivanpah 98 section

thats Dean with the DVR cam.

SEE you , starting tomorrow in LBWA :-)))))

signing off for a week ,

Bob

--

CAD Sys Mgr, Elkhart Site, Diagnostics Div.

and on the home front ...

Birds Of Play Inc.
Bird Toys and  Sport Kites

http://www.birdsofplay.net
http://www.birdsofplayinc.com