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Buggy Rollin’ Is The New X-Sport

By Bruce Eaton

Ever since we invented the wheel, we have always found new and Xtreme ways to reinvent it so that we might either A) kill ourselves B) get an adrenaline rush. Coming in at number one for things I want to do before I die is Buggy Rollin. Although still in testing/concept phase, the Buggy Rollin suit allows you to skate in any way you can think of: lying down on your face or back or knees or hands or whatever.

Initially a design project investigating the displacement of the human center of gravity using various support points, it has morphed into a new style of free-skating that allows you to push it (your huevos that is) as far as you can imagine; such as doing 70 km/h downhill with your face only 10cm from the asphalt.

Currently there is a knee pack that allows you to use traditional skates and your knees for $175 with the “full-suit” hopefully coming soon. I am so gonna rock this, and by rock I mean break and by “this” I mean every bone in my body.

[Buggy Rollin] VIA [Gizmag]







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13 responses to “Buggy Rollin’ Is The New X-Sport”

  1. Gizmodo says:

    Buggy Rollin’: Brain Damage on the Go!

    Back at Carnegie Mellon University, where I completed my undergrad in drinking, they used to have something like this in which you stuffed a small woman—or man—into a little buggy and rolled them down a hill. I don’t think I…

  2. Newest fun way to die: Buggy Rollin'.

    I'm not much for extreme sports myself being that I'm fat and getting older by the minute, but there's something compelling about the dude dressed up as a Mighty Morphin' Power Dork scooting along on his ass at upwards of 50MPH on t…

  3. Bizbo says:

    Where are the brakes?

  4. Mr.Selfdestruct says:

    Look at tht shit ! Man that’s some real sick shit . I’m so there dude . I can’t wait till I see one of these suits for sale .

  5. le0 ge0 says:

    i wanna see someone get thrashed in that thing like a pedsrian gets hit and the guy goes flying….THATD BE F***** AWESOME

  6. […] Talk about stupid…and dangerous…and oddly cool. […]

  7. […] There appears to be no end to the levels of masochistic risk-taking stupidity that homo sapiens sapiens will engage in (yeah, this from a guy who just got back from his first week of snowboarding). Move over, street-luge; make way for Buggy Rollin’… […]

  8. naygon says:

    I think it’s meant for bombing hills, this guy is nuts:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWLbu1wIIEo

  9. Marianne says:

    I would so do this, street luging is fun but this looks like so much more fun! Although I figured you could go way faster than reported. In luge you can go up to 70 MPH, averaging 50 on mod slopes, surely with some Bigzig lemon and limes you can hit that speed on the buggy rollin suit since it seems it would be more forgiving. What do you think?

  10. bob smith says:

    u slide to stop

  11. austin says:

    how do i go about buying two of these suits?

  12. austin says:

    how do i go about buying two of these suits?