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Subwing Underwater Glider

We all know humans can't swim like dolphins, but with the Subwing Honeycomb underwater glider, you can at least mimic the experience. This nifty gadget consists of two hydrodynamic wings, joined in the center with a steel-and-rubber swivel (for independent pivoting). Riders can hang on using rubber grips at the front of the wings, or by grasping a rubber grab loop in the rear. Attached to the top surface of both wings are heavy-duty Dyneema fiber ropes, which are joined with the user's own tow rope. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Water HoverBoard Flyboard

Now that you've seen the Flyboard (an aquatic board invented by Frank Zapata that propels riders into the air with the help of two water nozzles), meet the Hoverboard, which looks a bit like a wakeboard except that it's attached to a single hose that propels it forward and upward with jets of water. It can shoot riders up to 16-feet in the air and get up to speeds of around 23-miles-per-hour. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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WaveJet Motorized Surfboard

Sometimes, even surfers want to take a moment and soak up the beautiful scenery around them in places like Hawaii, but pushing back against Mother Nature can make that difficult. Introducing WaveJet, a personal water propulsion system that uses a battery-powered electric motor to triple the average speed of the manual paddle and arms combo. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Quicksilver Business Suit

Your eyes aren't deceiving you, that is a real suit. Quicksilver Japan has just unveiled True Wetsuits, a wetsuit that you can wear both in the office and at the beach. The outer suit is made from stretchy neoprene, and the shirt is made with Dryflight, a water repellent fabric developed by Quiksilver and 3M. Available in black, navy and tuxedo (party and surfing) models, each one is made to order, and retails for 300,000 yen (or about $25,200 US dollars). Continue reading for a video and more information.

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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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