What keeps you kite buggying?

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What keeps you kite buggying, when others have sold up and moved onto another hobby?


  • Nicolas Mertens – What’s the reason for selling and moving on? Insanity?
  • Naaman Firth – that’ll be the wind
  • Corey Jensen – Well, the location helps. I love the feeling of sailing across the playa, without any motor noise, powered by the wind and my skill. If I am in love with the wind, then buggying is like a blow-job. (pardon the bad pun)
  • dean  jordan – I’m sorry, you mean there are folks that have felt the surge of a kite on a beach, while birds flew alongside, wheels quietly spinning, air moving over their bodies, while people waved and the water lapped near their wheels, that have stopped doing that?
  • Mark Coombs – The shear rush of it
  • Richard Miller – I have had many “hobbies” in my past years. Tons of joyful adrenaline! Nothing, and I mean nothing compares to the feeling I get when I put up a kite, sit in the buggy and getr rolling! I have since gotten rid of all my other “hobby stuff” and decided that I will be kite buggying, as well as doing other kite sports for as long as I am able to put up the kite! Keep on rollin!
  • dean  jordan – Maybe the ones that gave it up were doing it wrong?
  • Kitezone Muriwai – I just get more of a adrenaline rush now from Dune riding and Kite Biking, so I think rather than moving on, I just move to the next level 🙂
  • Kristine Long – Living on the east coast near Mablethorpe, I can understand why people give up the sport around here. I have only been buggying a short time. And find it frustrating that we do not get many easterly winds here. A trip to the west coast is over a 3 hour trip. Put I love doing it, so going to take what I can get, and do the odd road trip.
  • Bobby Muse – It’s always the lure of that next epic session.  Epic can’t occur without the possibility that the wind won’t blow or won’t blow from the right direction.
  • Nick TheTog Horler – After buggyin for just over 12 years now I still love the sport and TBH i dont think Ive ever stop the thought I am totally addicted would be a under statment I call it my Heroine and I cant stop taking it .. I am out  at least twice a week and any other opportunity I get… I love buzz doing the miles 165 miles this week so far…
  • Andrew AutoBuddy Jones – I’m still in my early days … Plenty of years yet to come.. even with the baby on the way.
  • Jay Taylor – Still working on that one
  • Robin Cook – Still in my first year but with over 400 hours on the sand I can’t see an end in sight. Nothing I’ve ever done beats the buzz of a kite buggy.
    Looking forward to my evening sessions next week.
  • Martin Smith – what keeps me going is buggying with others and introducing new people to buggying,
    having said that it helps that my brother, brother inlaw, 2 sons, daughter, and neice all buggy as well 🙂
    oh and then there is Luke who has just started to enjoy being in the buggy and I’m sure he will for years to come
  • Stephen Berry – The fun of it all and meeting friends old and new, seems to make long journeys worthwhile.
  • Wayne Carkeek – mates
  • Ken Shaw – Why do fish swim, why do dogs bark, why do sailors sail ? That’s what they do.
    Many will try, few will succeed, fewer still will discover that piece of themselves they have been missing all their life.
  • Scott Anderson – Aoxo
  • David Lees –I guess the question should be ask to ex buggiers as to why they have stopped but guess you wouldn’t get too many responses on this FB site.
    In my life I have had just a few outdoor hobbies.
    1) Raced motor cycles in my very young years. Ap…prox. 4 years
    2) Mountaineering includes climbing anything & everything. Chuck skiing into this sport as this was a mode of transport to get to the bottom of the hills in winter Approx.30 years.
    3) 4X4 Off-Roading approx. 7 years.
    4) Kite buggying  approx. 11 years.In each sport I aspired to be good at it and found no time to engage in parallel hobbies.  There has been some overlap on these sports & even today when I’m home, I will go into the hills or if there is no wind here in the UAE, I will do some off-roading.  Location has a lot to do with the sports I have followed.  Mountaineering for example isn’t that exciting in the UAE and kite buggying in Switzerland is almost non existent. The very few flat areas are farmland  & rock & ice walls faces don’t make good buggying terrain.
    Kite buggying like my earlier sports all got the adrenalin flowing. i.e. I enjoy the thrill of moving through challenging terrain and going fast on the flats.  Kite buggying provides on-going challenges and a great opportunity to get better at it.
    If I ever reached a pinnacle in buggying where there are no more challenges and am not able to learn how to be better at it, I guess it would be time to find something new to do.I equate this with skiing. I spent so much time on skis that today it is about as exciting as putting on a pair of boots. I still have two pairs of skis back home that are collecting dust.  The last time I used a pair was to try my hand at kite skiing in my fields.

    My skill level at buggying is still along way short of what it could be.   God willing that I stay healthy should see me buggying for a few more years yet.

  • Karen Cartlidge – It makes me smile 🙂
  • Matt Cook – keeping in touch with friends keeps me intrested in buggying,spend a day with big ken and you soon get back into it again
  • Alasdair Macleod – I think one of main reason that people stop kiting is down too not getting out because of work or stuff getting in the away.
    I’ve not been out for well over 2 months it’s a bugger!
  • Jorge Cabrera – my spot be at 10 minutes from my home…meet friends in all the world..in my life I practice a lot winds sports… hang gliding. Wind surf… Kite surf and today Kite buggy…And I found in this sport a lot of FUN..