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Buggying Out

A Dune Buggy Powered by a Massive Kite

UD - The Parafoil BuggyYou and the thrill of the thrill go way back.

But we’re not here to talk about volcano bobsledding, abandoned mine shaft spelunking or even that time you were forced to fashion a parachute out of nothing but a piece of twine, a pack of Big League Chew and a tuxedo jacket.

We’re here to talk about ripping across the terrain at breakneck speeds. In a dune buggy. Powered by the wind.

And with that, we give you The Parafoil Buggy, your new three-wheeled, sail-powered speed demon of a chariot, now available for your sand-, grass- or pavement-pounding pleasure.

About that parafoil thing. Let’s move right past the self-inflating ripstop nylon cells bit (this isn’t the time for science) and get straight to what matters. All you need to know is that it’s basically a 13-foot sail attached to a three-wheeled buggy... and its sole purpose is to launch you across the terrain in an adrenaline-soaked frenzy of intrepid speed.

Now, we know what you’re thinking. And the answer is no, you don’t need to be vying for pole position between speed trials in the Mojave Desert to use this thing. All you need is an open field, an old dirt road or even a parafoil-friendly park... meaning one with plenty of room and plenty of adoring fans to sign autographs for after an impressive buggy-sesh.

If she asks you to sign her parafoils, try to act cool.

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