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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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Airboard

Airboard Classic is essentially a 6-pound inflatable boogie board for the snow and ideal for either backcountry or ski-resort sliding. Simply lie on your chest, hold on tight, and you're ready to slide - the I-beams in the body provide shock resistance, while the ribbed underbelly allows you to steer and stop by shifting your weight. Product page. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Freediver

Free diver Guillaume Nery didn't use any oxygen tanks while filming "Ocean's Gravity", a short film in which he surrenders himself to the whims of the Pacific Ocean's swift currents. It was directed by underwater filmmaker Julie Gautier and captured in the Tiputa Pass, a strait located 220 miles from Tahiti in the Rangiroa atoll. Nery is able to travel effortlessly underwater at remarkable speeds with little movement and without the aid of diving equipment, due to the strength of these unstoppable underwater forces. Continue reading for the video (bonus video included) and more information.

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Lars Anderson Archer

Danish archer Lars Andersen started using bow and arrow to fight in faux battles during Larps (live action role play) events, where he played a soldier in a medieval-inspired army, and it was at one of these Larps, that Lars started to learn to shoot fast while moving. His latest video debunks several Hollywood myths and shows off not only impressive feats like shooting 3 arrows in 0.6-seconds and grabbing an arrow in mid-air and firing it back. Continue reading to watch.

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Bodhi Bennett Hiking Toddler

Bodhi Bennett isn't your typical two-year-old because his first outdoor adventure came about when he was just five days old, and he's an Instagram star to boot - check out his page here. Together with his mother Shannon, 27, who is currently pregnant with her second child, and father Blake, 29, the trio have hiked approximately 300-miles in 40-states. Bodhi's mom says: "When I was pregnant with Bodhi it was important to my husband and I that our lives didn't change because we were going to become parents. We had heard so many times that children change your life completely and you can no longer do those fun things you did when you were younger. But Bodhi climbs everything and really enjoys mimicking what we do. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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