A few weeks ago I blogged about a really cool powered bodyboard that lets you skim the water as well as take it below the surface (http://bit.ly/cjE1zh). Today, another entry into the powered bodyboard race makes its debut. Introducing the Titus motorized bodyboard. It’s a pretty cool looking board and was designed in mind more for lifeguards rather than the casual bodyboarder but it does have a lot of potential in my eyes. This board will also be very eco-friendly and will not emit any pollutants into the water or the air. The specifics for how this board will achieve this are not fully understood yet. I’m guessing an electric onboard motor of some sort with rechargeable batteries will make this possible. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Archive for April, 2010
Professional windsurfer Sarah Hebert will try to cross the Atlantic in end of the year. The French vice world champion is aiming to windsurf from Dakar (Senegal) to Pointe à Pitre (Guadeloupe) in a 3.500km challenge of strong winds, 30ft waves and sharks. The first Atlantic crossing in a windsurf board was celebrated by 13 European and North American windsurfers, back in 1998, in the famous TransAtlantic Windsurf Race. Twelve years ago, the journey from St John’s in Newfoundland to Weymouth, Dorset was completed in seven days.
Sarah Hebert will try to successfully cross the Atlantic Ocean, in order to establish a challenging time and to provide detailed information about the behavior of her body, during the windsurf cross, to a cardiology study. The complete adventure of Sarah Hebert will be exclusively explained to SurferToday.com in a personal interview. Stay tuned to the “Transatlantique En Windsurf” by Sarah Hebert. Source: SurferToday http://surfertoday.com
Once again I find new and amazing uses for skateboard decks. This skateboard furniture trend is really something awesome. I have seen skateboard wheels converted into clocks and other home decor while skateboard decks have been put to good use as coffee tables. Now, I found these great skateboard seats; and what a variety of seats! Old decks being used to create stools, lounge chairs, benches and even love seats. How awesome! You have to admit this would make very cool looking furniture in any home and definitely be a conversation starter. Be ready to answer many questions if you have any of these items in your home.
How cool is this? Finally, a kiteboarding video game will be developed by Aaron Hadlow, the five-time freestyle kiteboarding world champion. For years, kiteboarding hasn’t earned the recognition by most as a competitive sport. I guess with the introduction of a video game that will change many perceptions.
We are all familiar with Tony Hawk’s numerous skateboard video game titles. I guess it was only a matter of time before someone in the kiteboarding world jumped out and took the lead in video game development. No word on exactly when the video game will be released, only that it is in development. I guess the next step once the game has been finalized will be to decide which platform will it be made for. Will we play on an Xbox or PS3? A Wii platform might be interesting too. I wonder how that would work.
What happens when you decide to go kiteboarding when a hurricane is fast approaching? Check out this video and see for yourself. I’m surprised the video isn’t more popular. Just seeing this guy literally fly through the air as the hurricane force winds takes his kite makes you just want to ask, “What was this guy thinking?” This video is 100% real by the way. Not some CG film project.