Ali Kermani is no stranger to adrenaline. A thrill-junkie and lover of skate- and snowboards, he had landed a job inventing and demonstrating scooter tricks with Razor when Carlton Calvin, president of Razor, was in the crowd at a skateboard demo and immediately saw his skateboarding talent. While testing for Razor, Kermani came up with an idea for a product that was similar to a go-kart but had the capabilities of his skateboard, a drift cart. For years, he worked to perfect the product and finally partnered with Toys “R” Us to release the Razor Crazy Cart this week. This cart really does allow kids to drift and turn in any direction, and on a dime too!
This new ride brings out the kid in me. I feel like I’m 10-years-old again, on my very first go-kart; only this time, I’m 24-years-old with a toy that revives the adrenaline I once felt. That is something! The Crazy Cart is a 100-percent electric vehicle that takes the visual shape and control layout of more traditional go-karts, but drives itself with a single front-wheel mounted electric motor. The Crazy Cart is built to drift with a drift bar that lets the cart pivot and spin in place for the tightest of turns. Razor calls it “the ultimate drifting machine.”
The rear wheels are mounted on heavy-duty casters, making the front wheel responsible for all of the steering and accelerating. Kids can drive the cart at up to 12 mph, but trust me, if you’re pulling some tricks and turns, 12 mph is more than fast enough. In my opinion, the coolest thing about this cart is that there are so many tricks to pick up that kids can spend hours, weeks, even years becoming more advanced and never get bored with this product. I remember going through toys, bicycles, and karts fairly quickly as a kid because—let’s face it—you can only drive forward for so long before you become slightly bored. The Crazy Cart drives forward, reverse, sideways, and diagonally. The cart can quickly become one of Alice’s teacups that make us so sick at Disney World, for the brave and strong-stomached. The ability to maneuver tight spins and quick turns means that this product needs very little space for action.
The Crazy Cart is intended for kids age 9 and up, with a maximum weight of 140 pounds. It can be found at Toys “R” Us or at ToysRUs.com. This is a product that I can see quickly finding its way onto every Christmas list and in the steering hands of parents whose kids are screaming, “My turn!” Adrenaline junkies rejoice, there’s a new thrill ride in town.
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