Thanks for the replies and the useful info. Great that there will be some more ice buggies out there this winter. Let's hope for good ice. It would be interesting to see photos of your crafts when they are ready.
Race kites are new to me since I usually fly depower. Well, not completely new, since I use a 14m Yakuza during snowkite expeditions when the wind is weak, but I have no experience of race kites in stronger winds. The Big Yak is a great kite, it is possible to go really far upwind, even when pulling heavy pulks (sleds), much further upwind than the other snowkiters can go with their normal kites. Race kites are indeed exciting beasts. It would be interesting to start to use smaller race kites with the ice buggy. It seems that I should invest in some race kites for this winter then. When I use my depower kites (Frenzy, Manta, Access) on ice, the buggy seems to be too fast for the kites, so a fast kite should be good.
How about using the Ozone Turbo Bar with e.g. Yakuza kites, do you think that would work?
Eric: Spectacular OBE in the video! Imagine if he would have landed on the head