The dangerous thrill of off-road parasailing

Kevin Kewley grew up hearing stories of his parent's "infamous parasail" they'd use in an uncommon sport called off-road parasailing. Lured by tales of high-flying adventure he decided to try it himself. The results are amazing if not a little terrifying. » 6/10/11 12:30pm 6/10/11 12:30pm

Question Of The Day: What Was (Almost) Your Biggest Mistake?

I was speaking with Spinelli yesterday and we each revealed a secret to the other. No, not that we both rate 3 on the Kinsey scale. But that we each almost purchased a big SUV. Spinelli copped to the fact that he was nearly seduced by the admittedly tantalizing combination of American power and Italian leather and… » 4/19/07 11:00am 4/19/07 11:00am

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Nissan Xterra, Part 3

Why you should buy this car: You'll never be late to a road-luge competition again. You feel others need to know how healthy and tan you are. Awesome rubber-coated cargo area is great for hauling your gear, bro. You can hide mass condoms in the First Aid kit. » 6/16/06 2:00pm 6/16/06 2:00pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Nissan Xterra, Part 2

Exterior Design: ***
The Nissan Xterra looks like a high top sneaker and comes in a shade of yellow you'd never allow in your house. Still, the front bumper is larger than that of most Korean imports (and not painted in some goofy color). That gives the truck serious off-road-a-tude. Sure, the roof rack is nigh on… » 6/15/06 2:10pm 6/15/06 2:10pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Nissan Xterra, Part 1

George Carlin once said, "Technically speaking, Attila the Hun led an active, outdoor lifestyle." I mention this because there can't possibly be enough base-jumping, BMX free-styling, kayak-loving dudes (and dudettes) mountain biking all over creation to actually support the Xterra. Like most folks, every few years I… » 6/14/06 2:15pm 6/14/06 2:15pm