Tricycle drifting is hardly a new phenomenon. As Drift Trike Mag notes (yes, there is at least one website dedicated to this activity), the idea took hold circa 2009 in New Zealand and spread through YouTube.
The mechanics are similar to auto drifting, when the driver oversteers until the rear wheels lose traction but keeps control of the vehicle while the back end slides in heart-stopping fashion. Except, instead of a car, trike drifters use the vehicle on which your toddler traverses the driveway.
Anyway, it actually looks pretty damn cool, as evidenced by the clip below.
And there are plenty of videos, too.
As well as videos of people crashing while trike drifting.
So, while trike drifting looks fun, it also seems inherently dangerous—especially if you’re barefoot. But at least the odds of accidently killing somebody other than yourself are relatively low.
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