Flexifoil Original Buggy (Flexifoil)

Flexifoil Original Buggy

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Flexifoil
Original Buggy
115 x 150 x 40 cm
105 x 70 x 10 cm
13 kg
Special speed-wheels & narrow wheels

The Flexifoil was designed by Mr Peter Lynn himself. It is made entirely from stainless steel (the buggy). Like most tubular buggies it consists of 4 section.

1. A 32mm rear axle. This axle is made up of 3 tubes welded together to raise the seat height.

2. A chassis made from curved tubes, attached to the axle and a box-shape seat. This seat is made from highly reinforced canvas and woven fabric (netting) to allow any water which may get in to drain away.

3. The front segment is a square section and can be adjusted in length.

4. The fork, front wheel and the 2 pegs which are fixed to the fork by 2 screws. Ground clearance: 15 cm

SUITABILITY FOR FREESTYLE
You can perform every possible and imaginable figure. The manufacturer's video shows this clearly.

GROUND HUGGING CAPABILITY
Very good, thanks to the particularly low centre of gravity. Nevertheless, the Flexifoil experiences the same skidding problems as the Peter Lynn.

COMFORT
The seat on this buggy is rather special, and not everyone would like it. It is also quite narrow, so only smaller drivers will find it comfortable. Once the driver is wedged well into the seat, the Flexi Buggy is, in fact, quite comfortable. We recommend adding a back rest. With it's low ground clearance, your backside is in for a pounding. Furthermore, there is no protection in front.

KP'S VERDICT
The Flexifoil is a very fine buggy offering good value for money. It's suitability for freestyle and long distance/leisure makes it one of the most versatile around. The buggy's structure is quite flexible, but it handles repeated bumps well. The box used for the seat is likely to wear quickly because of repeated rubbing by the harness. A full range of spare parts can be orderred. Pity that Flexi's welds are a bit clumsy.

 

For Against
Can be dismantled fully
Versatililty
Price
Looks
For small people only
Very clumsy welds
Seat wears quickly
Ground clearance

 

Kite Passion Magazine

Buggy Review taken from
Kite Passion Magazine March/April 97

 

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