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    You might remember the video of the Raptor 700 waters skipping from a few weeks back – well, we found a new video that is basically the opposite of that. You can check it out after the jump.

    Let’s set the scene: Two buddies (of course without helmets) are riding in a grassy field alongside a water-filled ditch. While one guy continues to go straight, the one riding closest to the ditch starts veering towards it. Needless to say, he does a header into the murky water. While smoke starts to rise from the fallen ATV and the soaked rider emerges, the cameraman laughs uncontrollably. End scene.

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      ATV freestyler and back flipper extraordinaire Derek Guetter suffered a bad crash during a practice session for the Nuclear Cowboyz tour and will be on the shelf for about three months. As you can see from the photo on the left, it looks like Guetter will be setting off airport metal detectors for the foreseeable future.

      Guetter wrote a note to his fans to let them know how he was doing and exactly what happened:

      Well guys, last weekend i messed up on another flip, but this one is taking me out for a couple months.

      We were in Tacoma WA for week # 12 of Nuclear Cowboyz, Friday’s show went great but when i went out for warm up Saturday afternoon things were about to head south. I knew as soon as i left the ramp it wasn’t making it, and everything happened so fast next thing i knew i was on the ground gasping for air.

      I ended up breaking the bottom of my tib, bottom of my fib, and really messed up my talus bone. Doctor says i’m out 3 months, so look for my gamer tag on XBOX live “DGuetter”. =)

      Looking forward to getting back on my quad, thanks for all your support guys!

      Derek Guetter

      Source

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        The U.S. Census is going all out to make sure everybody is counted – even courting the help of ATVers and snowmobilers.

        At the recent Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show, a U.S. Census employee manned a booth as he looked to hire people to reach residents who live off the beaten path using snowmobiles, ATVs or anything else that gets the job done.

        “Here in Maine, our effort is to get at those places where we know you’re not going to be able to get in your car and drive there,” U.S. Census employee David Slagger told the Bangor Daily News. “So we figured, people that come to the Sportsmen’s Show might have ATVs or four-wheel drive [vehicles] and could possibly be interested in working for the Census Bureau.”

        According to Bangor Daily News, one resident will require a census worker to take a 16-mile ride into the woods and then snowshoe or hike another mile to find him.

        Source (http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/138908.html)

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          For the second year in a row, Off-Road Enthusiast and ATV.com contributor CJ Rena Johnson is on a mission to cure. Johnson, along with her Pink Polaris Ranger RZR, is visiting private, public, local, state and federal ATV and OHV parks around the country to spread the word and raise money for various charities including American Cancer Society, American Breast Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and St. Jude Children Research Hospital.

          “2009 was a huge success,” says Johnson. “Once again, we are going to take the nation by storm as we take on challenges in a way that will affect our community in very positive and profound ways.”

          “OHV Tour for a Cure” works by having sponsors, groups, businesses, participants, spectators and other riders pledge donations to the charity of their choice. People interested in pledging or joining one of the rides can visit CJRenaJohnson.com for an updated list of places “OHV Tour for a Cure” will stop. Johnson attends every event and rides along in her Pink RZR which has become a symbol of the tour.

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            We love garage inventors, so we couldn’t resist showing you the Octoquad.

            What is an Octoquad? As best as we can tell, it’s what you get when you add an extra four wheels to a sport quad. Why the Octoquad? We’re not sure, but according to the description we found the Octoquad floats and can’t be tipped over.

            We’ve attached two videos (available after the jump) that show the Octoquad in action. The first shows a long wheelie, while the second shows the Octoquad in the water. The description says it’s floating, but that’s hard to make out in the video. It could just be really shallow water. Regardless, it’s not moving around much so we doubt it will be a threat to the boating industry.

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