Innovation of the day: The blokart

The blokart in actionWho: Paul Beckett

Innovation: The blokart

What does it do?

It's a go-kart with sails. Or is it a yacht with wheels? A land sailor? Whatever it is, it's powered by the wind.

What problem does it solve?

It's the happy medium between driving and sailing. At very high speeds.

A success?

This is one Kiwi invention that has taken the world by storm. There's now an international community of blokart enthusiasts who seek out the wind, rather than try to avoid it. The best part? It can be taken apart to fit into a convenient over-the-shoulder carry bag.

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