World’s First Electric Wakeboard Means You Can Take This Sport Anywhere

Wakeboarding, a combination of water skiing and surfing, is generally one of those sports that you can't do just anywhere. It takes a large enough body of water and powerful waves to really have a good time. Luckily, Swedish wakeboarder Philip Werner has solved this problem. He created the Radinn Electric Wakeboard – the world's first.

The board is composed of lightweight carbon fiber and comes equipped with a silent, efficient, and powerful jet propulsion system. It's small enough to carry around or to easily transport from your car to the water, and it even includes a handheld remote for configuration and control. You might think that with these features, the Radinn would seem clunky, but that's not the case. The sleek design means that it doesn't look all that different from a conventional board.

Werner came up with the electric wakeboard while he was studying at Lund University. Today, his team has grown to include people passionate about watersports, engineers, marketing pros, and lawyers. The Radinn is their first product, and the pre-orders are slated to ship out in winter of this year. You can expect to see the product on store shelves after that.

Watch the video below to see the electric wakeboard in action. It looks like a lot of fun!

Radinn website
via [TheCoolist]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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