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[*] posted on 8-6-2017 at 08:59 PM
The Blokart


Im intrigued by this. Never tried it. Id have to try it first before I just outright buy one due to the cost. I dont know if it would do it for me or give me the adrenaline rush Im looking for.

Who has tried one? Anyone here tried it and didnt like it? To slow, boring, or non exciting?

I have to drive really far to try one out. I would be interested in paying to have one shipped and pay a nominal fee for getting to try it out.




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[*] posted on 8-7-2017 at 12:03 AM


If you haven't already, you might want to reach out to Ash (Ash@Blokart.com).

Places doing Blokart rentals seem to be the snow leopards of the the corporate world. The only ones I could find were in NV and New Zealand (granted it was a cursory search).

As you have welding capabilities, you might also want to look at Ben's thread (The F.L.Y. (Flexifoil Land Yacht) - I broke my GoPro!) as an alternative method of dipping your toes into the world of land yachts in a slightly less cost prohibitive way.

Current Blokart land speed record is 104 km/hr (65 mph), so hopefully you wouldn't be too bored.



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[*] posted on 8-7-2017 at 04:26 AM



I got to 98.8kmh on my 2nd attempt at sailing a blokart, but look at Bryan go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYxPJnz54zI
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[*] posted on 8-7-2017 at 09:20 AM


70% of my Blokart sales Are to quadriplegics or someone with a foot/leg issue.
As long as they have some use of their hands and arms they are able to enjoy an aspect of an extreme sport that they might otherwise miss.
The rest of my sales , for the most part is to couples that want to play together. You would be surprised at the need for Renee to beat me at something I know a bit about.
You can transport the Blokart in the back seat or the trunk of most cars.
Very short learning curve.
I have sailed down the walk path at Alki beach in Seattle while walkers, skateboarders, joggers, and others are watching with great interest.

Compared to kite buggy/kite boarding the Blokart/Landsailer is not as demanding. Not to say you can't go Mach 10 with your hair on fire.:wee:




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[*] posted on 8-7-2017 at 01:24 PM


Looks by your avatar that you have a buggy. Why not just convert it? Mine came in around $50 on the pieces to convert the buggy.

Scrounging the windsurf items is not hard or $$. Maybe $175-200. Land sailers use much smaller sails, mainly in the 3m-5m range. 3-4-5m is a quiver generally. I sail a 4-4.7m mostly.These sails are fairly common and usually cheap.. And can usually be adjusted to use the same mast. I favor using a windsurf boom, but a straight or curved piece of EMT works also. Rigging is three blocks and some rope. I use Laser sailboat blocks(work great) found at intensity sails for $6.95 ea.

Thats about it.
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[*] posted on 8-7-2017 at 09:33 PM


I have 3 blokarts and 2 manta's. The Blokarts are super easy to set up and take down, super simple to pack around and a whole ton of fun!

If you have had any sailing experience at all, the Blokart will be a piece of cake to learn. In a good wind they can go 50+ mph (depending on conditions, body weight, etc...) They are much easier to learn than a kite buggy. With 2 or more people sailing together they are even more fun.

If you ever get out west then I would be more than happy to let you have a spin on ours. Never lacking a reason to go out sailing again. :)




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[*] posted on 8-8-2017 at 12:01 AM


Those must be fun toys Kent! Can't wait to build one soon.
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[*] posted on 8-8-2017 at 02:47 AM


Quote: Originally posted by awindofchange  

If you ever get out west then I would be more than happy to let you have a spin on ours. Never lacking a reason to go out sailing again. :)


Bah!!! Where was this offer when I was living in TX and willing to drive to Socorro, NM at the drop of a cat.




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[*] posted on 8-8-2017 at 05:29 PM


Sam, the offer was always there for you as well. :)



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[*] posted on 8-9-2017 at 03:48 PM


I have two, a Comp and Pro. I tried a demo at WWBB and then a few demo runs at other events. They're easy to use, hold their value and you can use them in a parking lot. They're not as much of adrenaline rush as a kite, but they're not as dangerous either. You can ride when you're tired, lumpy winds or limited in space. They are a great addition to quiver of kites and good buggy. I bought the second one used on a smoking deal....too good not to buy it.




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