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The River Bugs are here!

 article about River Bug
2004-06-21 07:13:51
There are less than 50 River Bugs in the world, and Extreme Dreams owns 10 of them!

Extreme Dreams and Nae Limits, who is probably Scotland's most forward
thinking outdoor activities provider, have joined forces to bring the
Northern Hemisphere River Bugs!

I recently started working with
Nae Limits, and I was asked to come up with the next "big thing" for
this season. After racking my brain, surfing the net and going through
notes I have made in the past, I came up with River Bugs. I had come
across them whilst traveling in New Zealand, but hadn't had a chance to
have a go, due to weather conditions. With some help from my friends in
New Zealand (thanks guys), I was able to track down the
inventor/designer of the Bugs. After a few phone-calls and e-mails,
John and Kate, (from Nae Limits), gave it the green light. Extreme
Dreams and Nae Limits were now in business!

River Bugs have been described as "a cross between a white water raft and an armchair!" I think that says it all.

The Bugs are the latest extreme sport to come out of New Zealand. They
have been in use there for around five years, and apart from New
Zealand, Scotland is the only other country in the world where the
River Bugs are commercially available.

As most people know, the
Kiwis are not known for standing still when it comes to creating new
extreme sports. They have obviously been white water rafting and
kayaking for some time, but they needed to find something else to do
with all that white water. That is where the River Bugs came into play.

The River Bug is a single-person white water craft. It only weighs
around 7 Kilos and is very easy to maneuver with a little bit of
training. They can travel through white water ranging from grades 1 to
3, run small rapids and can even be used to pull stunts, such as
pirouettes. Some of you may look and say that grades 1 to 3 are not
exactly extreme, but when you are actually sitting in the Bug, with
white water splashing all around you, zipping past rocks, surfing the
waves and going over the occasional drop, you may change your mind!

If you fancy being a "River Bugger," contact Nae Limits and see when you can have a go!

If you want to buy some River Bugs, contact us at Deano - come see the Blind Man at play!

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