Dry-Land “Aquaplaning” Is Thrilling New Sport (Nov, 1939)

Dry-Land “Aquaplaning” Is Thrilling New Sport

“Aquaplaning” on dry land, towed by a speeding car, makes a risky but thrilling” sport introduced by junior college students at St. Petersburg, Fla. By shifting his weight, a skillful rider can swing the board in wide arcs from side to side. He must lean far backward to keep its front in the air, since the board, unlike those used in the water, has a constant tendency to flatten out—and collision with a half-buried rock would mean a none-too-gentle spill.

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