An Asahi Typhoon 4 stroller by the German manufacturer Hauck is for sale on eBay, with local pickup in Brooklyn--Carroll Gardens, to be exact. Perhaps you've seen this headturning uber-stroller which the seller describes as:
"THE DADDY OF ALL PUSHCHAIRS," aka the German Bugaboo-killer. Asahi is the performance line of strollers from Germany's Hauck, the Mercedes of stroller manufacturers.Wait, who what? Whaddya know, that's what I wrote in 2004 when the kid--and the blog--were just a few weeks old, so it must be true! Well, I was quoting someone on that "cracking bit of kit" part.
"This is a cracking bit of kit. A real head turner." -- DaddyTypes.
Though if the Asahi Typhoon 4 is "sold out everywhere" now, it may be because Hauck discontinued the brand to focus on the i'coo , it launched just a couple of years later, and which we know better in the US as the Rock Star Baby/Jon Bon Jovi stroller. And if Asahi's such a cracking bit of kit, you might think there'd be more in the Google results than the raves of a sleep-deprived stroller noob.
Also, these Brooklyn photos have a watermark from bazar.cz, the Czech eBay. So you may want to get a little bit of backstory on this rig and its condition before you bid. Still, thanks for the shoutout!
Asahi Typhoon 4 Stroller - The Bugaboo Killer VERY RARE, auction ends Sept. 5, currently $199, local BKLN pickup UPDATE: Sold for $199 [ebay via dt reader elizabeth]