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Ludic' (Seagull)

Ludic Buggy (Seagull)

Specifications
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Seagull
Ludic'
135  or 145 x 175 x 45 cm
119 x 70 x 30 cm
22 kg

The Ludic' is designed and manufactured by France's largest sand-yacht maker, the Ludic' is a direct result of the technological know-how. This buggy features a good many technical innovations. For example, you can convert it into a sand yacht in just a few minutes. The Ludic' is made from treated steel and composite fibre. It can be divided into 3 sections.

1. The rear axle, made from 40 mm diameter steel, which itself divides into 2 parts that are held in the self-supporting hull by 2 clips. The wheelbase can be adjusted (1.35 or 1.45 m). The rear wheels tilt sharply (cambered).

2. The self-supporting hull is made from fibreglass. It has three holes to insert the 2 rear wheels and the front assembly.

3. The front assembly consists of an axle made from treated steel (it fits together using clips and has an adjustable length), a single arm0angled fork, a front wheel, a steering bar and a mud-guard. Ground clearance: 10 cm.

SUITABILITY FOR FREESTYLE
Impossible to even lift one wheel. Is more playful in its narrower configuration. Performs skids with ease and recovers easily.

GROUND HUGGING CAPABILITY
With it's cambered wheels and angled fork, (the wheel tilts on bends for better grip), this buggy is tops in it's field along with the Zeph. It virtually never skids in it's wider configuration.

COMFORT
The fibreglass hull is the result of ergonomic tests. It follows the curves of your back perfectly and suits everyone, no matter what their size. The mud-guard prevents sand from flying up from the front wheel, but the cambered back wheels do create quite a storm. The hull provides effective protection from pebbles and other rubbish on the beach.

KP'S VERDICT
Driving in the Ludic' gives you a real sense of safety. It holds the ground very impressively and hardly skids at all. The fork has a few weaknesses as it tends to flex, causing the front wheel to touch the mud-guard. The weight of the buggy makes it hard for the driver to get it going again quickly when coming out of bends. The low ground clearance creates a few problems on hilly terrain, with the axle scraping the ground. Very good after-sales service. The possibility of turning the Ludic' into a sand yacht is a brilliant idea.

 

Kite Passion Magazine

Buggy Review taken from
Kite Passion Magazine March/April 97

 

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