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James Bond Probably Has Some Use For This Suit-like Wetsuit

Remember how in some James Bond movies, our dear everybody-knows-who-he-is, not-so-secret, secret agent emerged from the sea and swiftly swapped into a tuxedo suitable for ‘infiltrating’ a high society party? Well, If only dear Mr. Bond had Trompe L’Oeil Technical Wetsuit by Thom Browne, he wouldn’t even need a change. He can just step out of water, shake himself dry (or with a towel, whichever pleases him) and proceed to mingle in the highly suspicious party. As you can see, the American fashion designer’s iteration of the wetsuit is anything but casual. Continue reading James Bond Probably Has Some Use For This Suit-like Wetsuit

Intex’s New Inflatable Bull Lets You Do Rodeo On Water, Friends Not Included

Mechanical bull is fun. It challenges one’s strength and sense of balance on an unpredictable mechanical animal without actually abusing the animal and since it isn’t a real bull, you won’t risk being trample to death. Though it could be dangerous if one’s not careful enough and being a person of caution, you probably want to stay away from a raging mechanical bull. Well, not if you are taming the beast on water because that’s what above ground pool specialist Intex’s Inflat-A-Bull Inflatable Pool Toy lets you do. Unlike the mechanical bull, this one isn’t mechanical. It is just an inflatable float in the shape of a very unhappy bull rigged to an oversized circular float. Continue reading Intex’s New Inflatable Bull Lets You Do Rodeo On Water, Friends Not Included

SipaBoards Air Standup Paddleboard Self-inflates In 5 Minutes

Standup paddleboard is one way to enjoy the beauty of a tranquil lake, but getting the board from home to your local lake is not easiest task, let alone bringing it overseas. However, creative homo sapiens have made it easier by going the inflatable route but then, there’s the strenuous pumping to do that will drain out your energy to have fun. The solution? SipaBoards Air. SipaBoards Air is a self-inflating standup paddleboard outfitted with SipaAir compressor that will take the flat-out SipaBoards Air to the perfect pressure in just 5 minutes, saving you the muscle power for the real fun on the water. The pump is powered by a removable and rechargeable battery that’s good for three inflations per 3-hour charge. Continue reading SipaBoards Air Standup Paddleboard Self-inflates In 5 Minutes

MasterCraft X23 Makes Wave, Lets You Surf Even on Calm Lakes

Not everyone is lucky enough to have access to seasides with crashing waves and not everyone who is lucky enough to own a boat stays near the sea where there are bountiful of waves to get your surfing fix. But you don’t need to resign to fate if calm water is the only waterbody you have access too, because MasterCraft X23 Wave Making Boat is here to make waves for you, literally, so you can surf like you would in the open waters. Continue reading MasterCraft X23 Makes Wave, Lets You Surf Even on Calm Lakes

You Don’t Need Waves to Surf with Onean Electric Surfboard

Love surfing, but lack of the access to seaside without driving a day or two? Well, fret not, with the this electric surfboard from Basque Country firm, Onean, you can surf as long as there’s a waterbody large enough for you to do so. While this may not go well with purists, you can’t deny it is a quick fix for days when the sea is dead calm. Two models are being offered, Carver and Manta. The former takes on the shape and size of a traditional surfboard and is geared towards adrenalin junkies, while the latter resembles an oversized bodyboard for relaxed cruising. Continue reading You Don’t Need Waves to Surf with Onean Electric Surfboard

SipaBoards: The World’s First Self-inflating, Electric Jet Propelled Standup Paddleboard

Despite its thrill-eschewing nature, paddle boarding still requires some practice to get it going. Well, I mean, if you want to enjoy the scenery more than fighting to steer or get the balance, you will need to have some basic skills. While it is not exceedingly difficult to pick up, it is always good to know there is a vehicle that will help you get started on an easier foot and such is what SipaBoards Self-inflating Electric Standup Paddleboard is about. Like riding a bicycle, a little bit of speed is needed to straighten it out and the onboard electric jet propulsion motor, known as SipaDrive will help you do just that. It will help get up to speed, like literally, so you can proceed paddling away, or if you so choose to, let the electric drive takes you across the water. You do, however, need to steer it, but that’s a much easier job than having to paddle constantly, right? Continue reading SipaBoards: The World’s First Self-inflating, Electric Jet Propelled Standup Paddleboard

Travel: Dive Down to 40 Meters in Body-friendly Temperature Water at the World’s Deepest Pool

if you always have this dream of diving deep, but have this uncontrollable fear of the wild ocean (we totally understand why), then here’s a good news for you. you can now scuba or free dive down to 40 meters (about 131 feet) deep, knowing you are safe from the natural (and sometime ferocious) inhabitants of the deep. and the place to do so is a facility known as Y-40, The Deep Joy, located within a 4-star Hotel Terme Millepini in Montegrotto Terme, Italy. the Y-40, so named with reference to the y-axis (aka the vertical axis) in Mathematics and the number -40 (negative 40) is reference to its depth of 40 meters. at this depth, Y-40 is now officially the deepest pool in the world. presumably, by saying “deepest pool in the world”, the company is referring to man-made commercial pool, ousting the Nemo 33 in Belgium by a good 5 meters (16 feet). Continue reading Travel: Dive Down to 40 Meters in Body-friendly Temperature Water at the World’s Deepest Pool

This Electric Wakeboard Lets You Wakeboard Without a Wakeboat Boat

who’s actually doing the water sports? the wakeboarder or the wakeboard boat pilot? we don’t know but one thing for sure is, you can cut yourself loose from the cable and do without a wakeboard boat, which is not cheap to rent anyways, and go with Radinn electric-powered wakeboard. it is the wakeboard you are familiar with, well, except maybe a little heftier and larger in overall size, but it is self-propelled, letting you cut the water at up to 29 miles an hour (about 25 knots) for up to 60 minutes per charge. details on the propulsion is not disclosed; we only know that is push forward by an electric-powered “efficient jet-propulsion” which is kept juiced by lithium battery pack, stashed away in a removable watertight compartment. Continue reading This Electric Wakeboard Lets You Wakeboard Without a Wakeboat Boat

Zapata Racing Made Hoverboard A Reality, Well, Almost

no. we are not trying to grab your attention with this Upworthy-style post title. it is true that Zapata Racing has devised a Hoverboard because, well, they say so themselves and Hoverboard is in fact its product name. but we are not going to kid ourselves; self-sustaining and unguided levitation won’t be a reality anytime soon. however, this latest big boy toy from the same firm that brought you the Iron Man-style waterjet-powered boots actually does more and at the same, a little less than the girlishly decorated sci-fi hoverboard and we can bet our ridiculous income from this struggling blog that Zapata’s Hoverboard is not a hoax either. using the same principle as the company’s Flyboard, which happens to share the same principle as Jetlev Flyer and Jetovator, but this time round, Zapata takes the waterjet system and slapped it on a surfboard. Continue reading Zapata Racing Made Hoverboard A Reality, Well, Almost

BomBoard Modular Jet Ski

jet skiing is a fun sport that comes with the hassle of hauling it around if you don’t want to save yourself some dock fees, but that is set to change with the BomBoard Modular Jet Ski. as you probably can tell from the product name, this watercraft is designed to be broken down so that you can stash it right in the trunk of your car and requires a relatively small space for storage. it takes less than a minute to put together or take apart the four modules that forms the whole setup and of the four parts, the heaviest would be the one with the powertrain, which weighs in at just 36 kg (80 lbs). this means it could be easily transport in any compact car without the need for specialized trailer and assembled and disassembled by one person. Continue reading BomBoard Modular Jet Ski