Before spending thousands on expensive scuba gear, check out the x2 Underwater Jetpack. It's basically wearable propulsion system that revolutionizes the underwater experience by enabling the wearer to explore the ocean with the power and grace of a dolphin. The drive is essentially generated by the company's patented Hydra thrusters, which propels you through the water faster than an Olympian swimmer, thus helping conserve precious oxygen you can use for longer dives. Continue reading for another video of the current version and more information.
Forget skateboards and bikes, the Local Motors Verrado features BMX-inspired styling as well as a custom chassis. Powering this trike is a rear-mounted electric motor - drives the two back wheels, and the battery pack takes just 3-hours to charge. To keep things efficient, it uses regenerative braking, while a powerful disc brake on the front wheel is there for maximum stopping power. Comfort is key when it comes to day-long drifting sessions, so it's also equipped with a thick-padded and contoured seat. The Verrado comes in black, white, red or silver colors, and will set you back $1,560. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a clever IKEA hack that involves a secret room.
Miami-based NightSUP have unveiled a new line of stand-up paddleboarding that come equipped with a strip of LED lights, making them perfect for late night river cruises. They were originally designed to enhance safety on night paddles, but the company realized that the LEDs - at least 40-feet of lights - also give you an incredible view of the nighttime sea and wildlife. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Dual Snowboards put a new twist on the classic board, as these mini boards are attached to each foot independently, enabling riders to perform a myriad of tricks while having the freedom to walk and maneuver like normal. There's no need for new boots or bindings, since they work with your standard 4 bolt bindings and comfortable snowboard boots. Get a pair here now. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
No, this isn't a variation on the hoverboard, but rather the slalom skateboard, which is propelled by a side-to-side skiing-like movement. Riders simply have to push off the ground, place their feet on either side of the back wheel, and lean side-to-side to propel the scooter forward. To stop, simply hold on to the built-in handle, and place a foot on the ground, similar to stopping a skateboard. Continue reading for a side profile image and more information.
Why bother with boring old sleds, when you can carve the slopes on a Yooner? This gadget is basically a small snow cart that lets riders sit 8-inches above the ground, enabling them to slide down the slopes with ease. The curved handle ensures both simply downhill steering as well as braking. Just pull back on the handle to dig its claws into the snow, helping you come to a stop. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Now your mountain bike can be used as an all-terrain vehicle, thanks to the Ktrak rear drive kit and optional ski kit. If your bike has quick release hubs, there are absolutely no tools needed - just swap out the wheels with the rear track and front ski. It's made from reinforced nylon and sealed bearings, while weighing in at just 5-pounds. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.
The Greyp G12S is no ordinary electric bicycle, as its 19-inch frame, made from 25CrMo4 steel alloy tubes, contains just one battery unit to bring a substantial amount of power while weighing less than the typical dual battery designs. A full recharge (80-minutes) is good for 74.5 miles, and the bike itself has three riding modes. Riders will be able to hit a peak of 12kW in Power Mode, which enables you to achieve 43.5mph, and 250W in Street Mode, lengthening the battery life, but slowing the top speed down to 15.5mph. Pricing starts from $9,400. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Forget scuba diving, with Seabob's Cayago F7 underwater jet ski boasts a powerful engine that generates over 734 Newtons of thrust, good for a top speed of 12mph. You'll have 10 gears to choose from, and the jet system used in this watercraft is the world's first to feature an impeller, or in other words, an electric powered rotor that sucks water and fires it out back out of the device. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.
Vienna-based photographer Sebastian Wahlhutter captured something you don't see everyday...hammocks suspended hundreds of feet above ground at an annual "Highline Meeting," in which 26 athletes came together relax in 17 colorful hammocks strung up high in the sky. "I can remember the first time going to sit on a highline, and it was really an intense experience. Once you are in the hammock, it's perfect, and you get a feeling of freedom; even though it's so exposed, relaxing is not a problem. This is a gathering and special experience for everyone participating. But the hammock action is also a symbol and a tribute to the past, and should remind us that there were also other times at this place when people were killing each other. In a way, the whole concept can also be reduced to 'building bridges' instead of fighting each other," said Wahlhutter. Continue reading for another video and more picturesl.