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Quadski - Amphibious ATV

By: on October 19, 2012

A one-person all-terrain vehicle that doubles as a personal watercraft. I don't like these studious, clinical terms for the Quadski, which is better described as a fat amphibious wad of adrenaline with a BMW engine. Gibbs' jet ski-ATV hybrid is pretty much the first of its kind that can move faster than Usain Bolt can run. Other commercially available land-water hybrids exist, but max out at speeds of 10 mph on water. Gibbs' High Speed Amphibian (HSA) Technology allows Quadski riders to jet at 45 mph on both solid and liquid states of matter for increased flexibility, freedom, and F'ing good times. The Quadski hopes to hit the US market by the end of 2012. At $40,000, it won't be hitting my market, but given that I send Gerard Butler friend requests on Facebook 4 times a day, I'll probably be tight with him in time to ride the one he'll inevitably purchase.

The Quadski's amphibious operation switches at the press of a button, retracting its all-terrain tires within 5 seconds of entering water, and deploying them as it approaches land. A four-cylinder, BMW-supplied engine powers the Quadski's ATV face, while a Gibbs Jet Drive controls marine propulsion. Supported rider and gear weight is up to 260 pounds.

Quadskis will be available in 5 colors, and sold by power sports dealers, predominantly in Florida, Texas, the New York to Boston corridor, and the Great Lakes region.

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AdrenaSuit - Bulletproof & Superpowered

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ScorpionExo Covert Kevlar Flannel Shirt

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Jeep Adventure Tires

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Seabreacher Shark X Water Jet

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Seabreacher water jets snugly seat two people with exceptional control over their stomachs and bowels for a nautical roller coaster ride of dives, breaches, spins, and respective surface and subsurface speeds of up to...

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Polaris Sportsman WV850 - Airless Tire ATV

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We previously saw the RZR XP 1000, another feral vehicular pursuit by Polaris. It's more of a brutish, free-wheelin' dozer used for good times barreling along the off-roads and across jagged terrain--an ATV stallion....

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The World's Longest Tunnel Slide

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RPG-7 Bottle Launcher

Discontinued

Why is it that the toys you or I make with our buddies from scrap lengths of pipe and sheet metal the year we take high school physics always end up as legitimate, purchasable commodities developed and manufactured by...