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Rampant Surfboard

At $1.3-million, the Rampant Surfboard, by New Zealand-based Roy Stuart, just might be the world's most expensive. It measures 10-foot, 6-inches long, and is constructed from a hollowed out Paulownia timber core, while being reinforced with high-strength polycarbonate supports. The fins are designed specifically to maximize your performance on the water. The serrated fin lets riders control the board with ease, and the round fin creates a vortex of water that helps greatly reduce drag. It's capable of speeds up to 40 miles per hour on the water. To top things off, there's a 23-karat gold leaf lion stamped on the board. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some realistic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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The Golfboard

Think of "The Golfboard" as electric skateboard meets golf cart, created by snowboard addict Don Wildman, best known for founding Bally Total Fitness. The idea came to him while cruising around his local Malibu golf course on an electric skateboard, and he wondered, why not build one that also serves as your personal caddy? One caveat: it retails for a whopping $6,500. Continue reading for a video and more information

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Tiger Woods Young

When Tiger Woods was just 14-years-old, he probably had no idea that one day, he'd be worth $600-million. Did you know that Tiger credits his fine hand and finger control to years of playing video games as a kid? That's right, the games, like The Legend of Zelda on the classic NES, also helped him overcome fear of failure. Continue reading for more rare pictures celebrities in their youth who had no idea how famous they were going to become.

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Ninebot One Self-Balancing Scooter
Ninebot

Ninebot One is a real product, and not yet another concept. It's basicaly a battery-powered, self-balancing, one-wheeled scooter that looks to be straight from the Star Wars universe. Sporting magnesium alloy frame and non-slip pedals, the Ninebot can cruise at 10-12.5 miles per hour with a maximum range of 18 miles when fully charged. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Halfbike II

The Halfbike II builds upon its predecessor, but at its core, this transportation device trains your balance and reflexes in a new way. The standing rider position enables riders to control the vehicle with their whole body and not just their hands, making it an extension to the body that allows a smooth as well as an intuitive ride. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and the Kickstarter page.

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Sepak Takraw

You've seen football, soccer, but probably not sepak takraw, a sport native to Southeast Asia. Unlike volleyball, it uses a rattan ball and only allows players to use their feet, knee, chest and head to touch the ball. Many variations of the game evolved from an ancient Chinese military exercise, where soldiers would try to keep a feathered shuttlecock airborne by kicking it back and forth between two people. As the sport developed, the animal hide and chicken feathers were eventually replaced by balls made of woven strips of rattan. Continue reading for more.

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E-Glide Powerboard

Most electric skateboards aren't designed to go off-road, that is unless...you have an E-Glide GT Powerboard. Featuring a 36 volt, 800 watt motor that boosts the board from 0-23mph in just 5-seconds, which isn't bad considering you can ride this on dirt and grass. It spots a 25-inch aluminum deck, inch Kenda pneumatic tires, and has a 22-mile range when the H2A Lithium battery is fully charged. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Post Modern Skateboard

Unlike traditional skateboards or even skates, these are propelled by leaning side to side, enabling you to skateboard without having to push off the ground. Simply place your feet on the two platforms and lean side-to-side to rotate the rubber wheels around the feet for propulsion similar to longboard skateboarding. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Lorica Carbon Fiber Suit

Anyone looking to become a real-life superhero (aka vigilante), should probably invest in a Lorica Suit. It's made entirely from carbon-fiber, polycarbonate material, and elastomeric foam, making it both lightweight and pretty flexible. Most importantly, the suit absorbs much of the impact from any shot it takes. Now being shot at with an assault rifle is a whole new story. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Mega Cave

Officially called the Mega Underground Bike Park, it's currently touted as the largest indoor bike park in the world, situated 10 stories (100 ft/30.5 m) underground in an old limestone mining cavern. It's located in Louisville, Kentucky, measures 320,000 sq ft (29,729 sq m) and features over 45 looping dirt trails, including jump lines, pump tracks, dual slalom, BMX, as well as an easier-to-ride single track. Best of all, the temperature remains a comfortable 60°F (15°C), year-round. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's first and only Magneto Cat.

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