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  1. .Joel

    GT-Race Buggies

    GT-Race is a kite buggy brand from the Netherlands that has been around for some time, many of the top 10 world speed records have also been set in GT-Race buggies. They seem to have quite a range of options, including custom cut foot-pegs, steering lock options and a range of other parts. Take a look at the GT-Race Rapide FL for example ( http://gt-race.nl/Rapide.php ). http://www.gt-race.nl
  2. Video of the new Peter Lynn Aero 11M being used on the ice!
  3. GT-Race down tube For Sale. I ordered two new custom length downtubes so I have a standard GT-Race Downtube with Fork Lock from my Rapide++ available in the shotblast/matt finish. If your current fork doesn't have the hole for the forklock you can ignore it. $200 + Post.
  4. .Joel

    Why GT-Race?

    There's been a lot of attention lately towards GT-Race buggies in Australia and I'm unashamedly responsible. Earlier this year @nigel and I discussed to great length and in detail finally making our move towards owning the best production race buggies available. Our decision came about by the competitive blood between us when we're out kiting together, it's nearly a diagnosable medical condition and something that we've enjoyed for over 10 years together. Back in July our original plan was to order the XXTreme Apexx, a buggy we've seen first hand up close when @domenic first purchased his in 2008. We put up a discussion in the Buy & Sell on Extreme Kites to also feel if anyone else was interested, the end result was @igeighty was also showing interest. With three confirmed individuals I approached XXTreme in the Netherlands with our intent on purchasing three Apexx buggies and having them shipped to Australia. Without creating undesired consequences of sharing our unfavourable experience lets just say that communication during this process was incredibly poor. Delays in communication mean idle fingers wander, and wander they did stumbling upon GT-Race's website. We took a closer look at the information available online, then spoke with two GT-Race owners (one being in Mark Van den Berg the Dutch National Champion) and then finally approached @GT-Race (Martin Faber) directly. From the outset Martin's communication pre-order was amazing in the speed of which he delivered answers to our questions, the manner in which he fielded our questions and overall the secure atmosphere he created surrounding the purchase by never leaving any query unanswered. After a week of comparison, reading, searching, discussing with pilots of both buggies the three of us decided that the logical choice in this situation was the GT-Race Rapide. If the Apexx was the gold standard in 2008 the Rapide presented as years of evolution on this original idea. On the surface areas of difference which we felt drew us closer to the Rapide were features such as the integrated backrest, fork lock and flat foot plates. However when going further in to detail we felt the way the headstock connected to the downtube and facilitated the mudguard was a better solution, also the rear axle joint system made for quicker assembly and disassembly. Beyond that we liked little changes like how Martin had stepped the downtube welds and used 20mm head stock bolts that counter-sunk in to the fork. Overall the three of us felt that whilst the Apex was an incredible buggy the Rapide was just that few steps ahead having continued to evolve in increments. With our decision made we approached Martin and placed the order, however we were surprised to note that the Rapide ++ was due for release and that we would be in the first 10 built to receive the ++ version. In short, the ++ version brings together Martin's extensive build experience on the FL, refines it and makes further evolves the manufacturing process to produce a better finished product. It's not so much an evolution in features as it is an evolution in Martin's manufacturing process. With this in place and Martin now building 3 custom Rapide ++ buggies for us @roblukin stepped in to the mix. Originally his plan was to order an Outlaw from Peter Lynn New Zealand, however again you would have more success trying to arrange your affairs through two paper cups and a piece of string than any other form of communication. So again we turned to Martin and explained Rob's personal situation, his strengths and weaknesses regarding his physical condition and physical disabilities he has to manage as part of his buggying process. Virtually instantly Martin stepped it up a gear, and then the goal to manufacture a modified GT-Race Radical for Rob became the goal. There was some considerable discussion, about cutting some weight from the buggy, changing slightly part of the materials used and the manufacturing using those changed specifications. Over the course of a week everything was discussed and a 4th Buggy was ordered. GT-Race's strength isn't only about producing the highest quality, most technically advanced production buggies. GT-Race's strength is also the personalised customer service that Martin Faber spends each weeknight providing and each weekend turning orders in to fulfilment. Presently there are 4 GT-Race buggies being manufactured, assembled, checked over and packed to make their way to Australia. Kite Buggying in Australia is back on a growth trajectory since we launched the new Extreme Kites website in June this year, GT-Race is going to be front and centre of many Australian achievements going forward.
  5. .Joel

    GT-Race Group Order #3

    GT-Race Group Buy #3 Welcome to the GT-Race Group Buy #3, if you're interested in a GT-Race Kite Buggy or Accessories now is the time to get in contact and be part of the group buy. Group Buy Rules Lead Time (Time from order to landing in Australia): Up to 6 Weeks. Orders open until Monday February 13th. All payments are made direct to GT-Race Netherlands, via Paypal or International EFT/Forex. 75% payment must be cleared by Monday February 20th. 25% payment must be cleared within 7 days of final email confirming shipping and charges. 2017 looks to be another year of more GT's hitting Australian beaches, these are by far the best production kite buggies available on the market today with a range of customisations and options available. Head over to the GT-Race website ( http://www.gt-race.nl ) to take a more detailed look. Interested? Send me an IM here on XK and we'll get you included in the group discussion
  6. .Joel

    Smashed Flat

    Kingston 2016 is on the horizon, we need as much time as possible in the new buggies to get familiar before we head off in hunt of some new records. For @nigel this was his first time on a beach with his new GT-Rapide ++, for @bakersdozen this was the first time he was out in his own buggy! So a couple of firsts for everyone to start, and one for me to finish We met at Nigel's place a bit after 9am, my GT on the rear rack, Nigel's GT in the back along with Mark's (bakersdozen) gear and off to Sandy Point. Upon arrival the wind seemed a bit light, however once you went over the hill you felt a good 15 knots comfortably with it pushing a little higher at different stretches of the beach. I choose to take out a Peter Lynn Phantom2 12M as I had flown the 6M and 9M, however yet to have tried the 12M. Nigel choose some smaller foils earlier on then settled on his 10M Peter Lynn Scorpion and Mark on a 7M Ozone Frenzy for the day. Billy Cart Style... Nigel on his GT-Rapide ++ Moon walking... Mark trying out a race buggy... Nigel on a 10M Peter Lynn Scorpion + GT-Race Rapide ++ Camera on? My GT-Rapide ++ with Extreme Kites seat. Nigel scudding. The day's kite choices... After an awsome day's kiting I decided to "billycart" the buggy back to the cars, I usually do this to get to the beach on a weekday when it's empty and there's nobody around. However in the past coming back to the cars has always been on midis etc, this time I had the 17" rims on the GT. I sat on the back rest, put my feet in the seat and grabbed on to the tow strap and went. Usually I drag a foot on the ground or two to slow down, however the buggy picked up a bit more speed so I decided to just ride it out. As I came around the corner I had complete under-steer, my eyes instead of paying attention ahead I slipped up and fixated on the object I was trying to avoid, a dead tree trunk. In doing so I didn't look ahead and after avoiding the tree trunk ended up as I was turning hard right going over a large grass mound with the right rear wheel. As my whole body was already fighting the lean to the left that extra lift of the rear wheel at speed just threw me clean off the buggy and smashing me flat in to the ground. First thing I did was make sure I could move my legs, then my arms, then I realised I was winded as I was struggling hard to breath. Nigel had run over and was telling me to stay down, Mark comes around the corner and goes "I could head that from back there." Eventually with enough air back in the lungs I bleeted out "Mark you're an Ambo, check me out" then lay back flat on the grass. He came up, then started checking me out, got to my ribs and I started cursing in pain. We're not sure if they're bruised or worse, but sure as hell my chest absolutely aches. That's the first time in 10+ years i've been thrown off the buggy doing that, everyone had their own "first" for the day Parting advice, if you're going to injure yourself do it with enough time to heal before Kingston
  7. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  8. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  9. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  10. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  11. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  12. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  13. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  14. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  15. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  16. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  17. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  18. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  19. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  20. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  21. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  22. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical Bigfoot

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Bigfoot Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  23. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical Bigfoot

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Bigfoot Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  24. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical Bigfoot

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Bigfoot Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

  25. .Joel

    GT-Race Radical Bigfoot

    From the album: GT-Race Radical

    GT-Race Radical Bigfoot Kite Buggy produced by Martin Faber.

    © GT-Race.nl

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