For those who have never heard of a paracart it is a small three wheel unpowered buggy. You steer with your feet leaving your hands free to fly a power kite which provides the power to make the cart move, and boy can they move. I purchased this buggy second hand for rather less than the new price (currently £220) and have had no regrets at all. The previous owner replaced the original seat with a Peter Lynn Competition seat which is a great improvement as it is far more comfortable and keeps more water/mud/sand off your rear end. This particular buggy sets the balance between strength and weight pretty well as it is easy to handle (get in and out of the car) and feels very sturdy in use, however I have yet to drive it into a solid object like a tree as a real test and have no intention of doing so. The buggy handles well and is usable on very muddy ground (which is about all I can find at the momment) I have also been able to turn it at high speed without problem and have been dragged out of it (by my kite) without injury even when I turned it over. The main structure has not caused me to rub or bang against it (which hurts) so no additional padding has been needed.