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New, might be worth following #1042143 02/16/12 06:45 AM
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I particularly like a blurb about a toy near the end of the article.

modern amphibs


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Re: New, might be worth following [Re: kewlynx] #1042144 02/16/12 06:11 PM
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Interesting concept. I can see a lot of potential uses for it...

Especially those occasions when southern Cal turns from desert to lake within a matter of hours.

Wonder what its suspension would say to rockcrawling???


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Re: New, might be worth following [Re: 4x4Wire] #1042145 02/17/12 03:05 AM
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Yeah, I was eying the clearance; we can have some hellacious muck ruts up here, even for an ATV.


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Re: New, might be worth following [Re: kewlynx] #1042146 02/17/12 05:44 PM
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Interesting but I'd say it looks more at home in water than on the road. 30 mph on water <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" /> Driving it 80mph on the hwy <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />
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More big pics here: http://www.gibbstech.com/event/gibbseventdownload.html

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Re: New, might be worth following [Re: Alex Kogan] #1042147 02/18/12 05:05 AM
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Yes, it's interesting, but can you imagine taking that skyscraper into a corner at 80mph? Can you say "On your side in a jiffy"????

And I imagine it's a little difficult to get turned around on a narrow trail at 30' long.

I wonder if the water jets would work in snow? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

I'd rather have a hovercraft plus one of those nifty little Rokon 2wd trail cycles on the balloon tires. No worries about shallow littoral work or soft sand beaches trapping skinny tires.


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Re: New, might be worth following [Re: fasteddy] #1042148 02/20/12 02:23 AM
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I wouldn't know if water jets would work on snow (doubtful), but I can tell you airboats do AWESOME. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


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Re: New, might be worth following [Re: kewlynx] #1042149 02/20/12 02:57 AM
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With twin diesels, I have a hard time believing that thing'll make it to the street in most states.

Badazz none the less...


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