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The Peter Lynn Buggy

Peter Lynn Competition Buggy

Specifications
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Peter Lynn
Competition
114 x 150 x 40  cm
104 x 65 x 10 cm
11 kg
Towing point for attaching in tandem + bar enabling 4 wheels to be fitted to the rear and travel cover. Possibility of converting the chassis into a trimaran.

 

The Peter Lynn was the first kite buggy to appear on the world market. The manufacturer christened it The Buggy. To date, more than 2000 units have been sold in Europe. All the parts on this buggy are made from stainless steel. It can be divided into 4 sections.

1. The rear axle is 32 mm in diameter and has 2 wheels.
2. The seating arrangement consists of 2 cleverly arched bars and a webbing seat. This is attached to the rear axle.
3. The front seginent is made from a square section that can be adjusted for length.
4. Finally, the fork, the front wheel and the 2 pegs which act as a steering bar. The pegs can be dismantled. Ground clearance: 43 cm.

SUITABILITY FOR FREESTYLE
This buggy can do the lot-2 wheels, 360 turns and other figures can be performed with surprising ease. But watch out since the buggy tends to go out of shape, although fortunately it also regains it afterwards.

GROUND-HUGGING CAPABILITY
Entirely as it should be. However its short wheelbase gives it a tendency to shimmy the minute there is too much sail

COMFORT
With a back rest and a few other extras, this can be a comfortable buggy However those of you who are a little on the broad side will feel hemmed in. The lack of a wheel guard at the front means there's flying sand everywhere. With the low ground clearance, your backside will also come in for a bit of a battering.

KP'S VERDICT
The Peter Lynn is a very good buggy. Its suitability for freestyle, long-distance and other disciplines makes it truly versatile. It is priced in the middle of the range.

We have noted that it has a fragile structure because it twists out of shape, but in fact this buggy can resist just about anything. The fork and steering column do have some weaknesses, however.

Peter Lynn has three models: 1 basic, 1 competition and 1 foldaway. The rear axle of the basic model is smaller in diameter and the finishing isn't as good. There is little difference in price between the basic and competition versions. These buggies are constantly being changed and so it quickly becomes hard to find spare parts.

For Against
Value for money
Versatile
Can be dismantled fully
Overall sturdiness
Many optional extras
Lack of rigidity
Rear axle twists easily
Fragile fork
Low ground clearance
After-sales service

 

Kite Passion Magazine

Buggy Review by
Kite Passion Magazine March/April 97

 

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