New Zealand is famous for three things: hobbits, sheep and adrenaline sports. With regards to the latter, Kiwis rule all things heart-pounding, from bungy jumping and white water rafting, to heli-skiing and zorbing. In fact, Queenstown in New Zealand’s south island has become a global mecca for those looking to scare themselves senseless. So, it comes as no surprise that a New Zealander is behind the Blokart, which some scientifically describe as “wind-powered awesomeness”.
Paul Beckett is the brains behind the Blokart, a three-wheeled cart with front wheel steering attached to a windsurf sail. Since its launch in 2001, the Blokart has gained in popularity with Blokart clubs and schools springing up all over the world. Dudes who ride the ‘kart describe the experience as “sweet”.