Wednesday 7 January 2009

Kite Buggy Surfing

Whether you call it Kite buggying or Fly surfing it looks to offer its users occasional lift as seen here:

"The kite buggy is a light, purpose-built vehicle powered by a traction kite (power kite). It is single-seated and has one steerable front wheel and two fixed rear wheels. The driver sits in the seat located in the middle of the vehicle and accelerates and slows down by applying steering manoeuvres in coordination with flying manoeuvres of the kite.The kite buggy was probably invented in China around the 13th century. It was rediscoverd by George Pocock in the UK in 1827 and kite buggies were available commercially in US and UK in the late 1970's. Peter Lynn is generally attributed with the modern popularization of buggies and kite buggying with his introduction of strong, lightweight, affordable buggies in the early 1990's." (continue reading)

The activity is very popular and requires large flatland geographical locations. Some video makers of this activity are sometimes very creative as seen in this one.

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