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Billabong V1 Big Wave Floatation Wetsuit

In 2010 big wave surfer Shane Dorian took the worst wipeout of his life whilst surfing Mavericks, California. After almost drowning he came up with the idea to incorporate an air bladder into a wetsuit. Shane contacted Billabong and straight away they started working on the life saving device. The suit has a back-mounted air bladder and a carbon-dioxide cartridge that inflates with a ripcord. The inflatable wetsuit is patent-pending and should be available soon. Watch the Video



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WATERROWER

WaterRower´s award winning design sets it apart from all other fitness equipment. The beautifully handcrafted rowing machine is made from solid ash wood and absorbs sound and vibration, it features the unique Water Flywheel that consists of two paddles in an enclosed tank of water, providing a smooth, quiet resistance, replicating the actual feel of rowing in water. The WaterRower Natural rowing machine is outfitted with a Series 4 performance monitor, that tracks w...
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PUSH SNOWBOARDING | BY NOKIA AND BURTON | Image

PUSH SNOWBOARDING | BY NOKIA AND BURTON

Nokia, in partnership with Burton, developed a monitoring system for snowboarders. The idea is to connect a series of sensors (heart rate, pressure on the board and orientation) to a Arduino processor, which then sends via Bluetooth, the acquired data to a Nokia N8, which records the entire performance (including the phone´s GPS path).  All this through a free application that can be downloaded from the Push Snowboarding web page. The Push Kit should be availab...
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SIPABOARD | SELF-INFLATING ELECTRIC SUP | Image

SIPABOARD | SELF-INFLATING ELECTRIC SUP

Sipaboard is the world´s first self-inflating, electric and smart stand-up-paddle board! The board features an emission-free and barely audible, built-in jet propulsion system, providing up to 3.5 knots of assistance, a great feature to get out on the water quicker and paddle further, upstream and against the current. The motor is controlled easily by wireless controls built into the handle of the paddle, and for safety purposes, automatically shuts off if the paddl...
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