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KtraK Snowmobile Kit

Forget skis, bring your mountain bike and a KtraK kit to the slopes this winter. With a ski that replaces the front wheel and a rear traction system mounting over the rear tire, your bike instantly becomes a human-powered snowmobile. Best of all, the kit is so easy to install that no tools are necessary, it's made from reinforced nylon and sealed bearings for extra durability. The entire kit only adds an additional 5-pounds to the frame, so you won't have to worry about it hindering performance on the slopes. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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WoKart Water Go-Kart

Designed by Dr. Theo Christen, the WoKart combines everything you love about go-karts, with an asymmetric catamaran outboard that's ready to shred water. After years of development, it's finally ready to hit stores. It comes equipped with a 70-horsepower outboard motor, enabling the craft to reach speeds of up to 46mph, all while being able to perform 90-degree turns on a dime. The development team was unable to flip a single Wokart after years of testing. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Freebord Snowboard Streets

It may look like a skateboard, but Freebord provides is a whole new experience, thanks to its 6-wheeled design, with central axis wheels that turn in every direction. These two additional wheels have been attached to the baseplate of each truck to let riders slide on the board, mimicking the side-to-side motion of riding a snowboard. It also has a pair of S2 bindings that help the board stay attached to the riders feet when airborne. As you're about to see, it does take some practice before you're competent enough for tricks. Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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Bob Burnquist Floating Skate Ramp

Bob Burnquist probably doesn't even need to step outside his house to skate his heart out, but even so, he decided to build a 7,300-pound floating ramp has been on Lake Tahoe. It took approximately 4-days and 300-hours to complete before it was lowered into the turquoise lake, and put to the test by the pro skateboarder. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Fiik Electric Skateboard

Think of Fiik's Big Daddy as the monster truck of electric skateboards, with its deep concave deck for steady, fluid control as well as easy maneuverability. Extra ply veneer was added for increased strength and tuned for flexibility, while its long wheelbase enables more off-road versatility. It's powered by zippy 800w magnetic high-torque motor that can achieve a top speed of 37km/hr and cover some 20-30 kilometers of range on a single charge. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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JetSurf Laird

Let's face it, getting famous people to use your products costs money, and in some cases, hundreds of millions, but American big wave surfer, Laird Hamilton, decided to take a JetSurf out for a spin. Priced from $13500, each board is handcrafted with ultra-light carbon and Kevlar. The board is capable of achieving 40mph without a wave in sight, which means surfing is not only no longer limited to the purists. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Subwing Glider

Summer if just around the corner, and for anyone looking to add to their underwater gadgets collection, definitely consider the Subwing Honeycomb. This futuristic-looking accessory lets one glide, dip, dive, twist and turn as they get pulled along by a sea vessel. Simply tilt the wings in the direction you desire, and you'll be able to maneuver near effortlessly, according to the company. Its rugged ABS polymer shell ensures durability, and the lightweight hollow design, combined with honeycomb patterned core walls, make for a stiff, light and strong set of wings. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Seabob Cayago

The Seabob Cayago F7 uses a revolutionary electric jet that generates 700 newtons of thrust to propel riders along under the waves at speeds of up to 9mph. Its jet system is the first in the world to feature an impeller, a special kind of rotor, that's powered by an electric motor, which sucks in water then fires it out the back of the craft. The F7 can dive to more than 130ft, and its speed is controlled by hand controls that flick through its 10 gears. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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The "Tentsile Stingray" could quite possibly be the coolest camping gadget ever, as it's a tent that can be set up both on the ground normally or suspended in the air with the aid of 3 high-capacity tree-straps. It comes equipped with a rope ladder and a triangular, in-floor hatch, that allows entry from the ground. There's also has a semi-circular, above ground hatch for standard entry (which doubles as a window). When set up above ground, the floor doubles as a 3 person hammock, which means you don't need to worry about extra sleeping bags and what not. Best of all, it weighs only 131-pounds when packaged up, and is made from durable Rip-Stop polyester, Cordura and aircraft-grade aluminum. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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RADINN Wakeboard

Priced from $19,375, RADINN's carbon-Kevlar Wakejet Cruise combines the speed of wakeboarding with the freedom of surfing. It's powered by a lithium-ion battery, brushless motor, and comes with a wireless, waterproof remote that give you the freedom to ride wherever you choose. The built-in jet-propulsion motor can achieve a top speed of 29mph, and has a continuous run time of 30 minutes when running at full speed before needing a recharge, which thankfully, only takes an hour. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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