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Awake rides out faster, more responsive electric surfboard

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Awake says that the Rävik S 22 will allow users "to push harder, jump higher, turn sharper and ride faster"
Awake says that the Rävik S 22 will allow users "to push harder, jump higher, turn sharper and ride faster"
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Awake says that the Rävik S 22 will allow users "to push harder, jump higher, turn sharper and ride faster"
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Awake says that the Rävik S 22 will allow users "to push harder, jump higher, turn sharper and ride faster"
Top speeds of 57 km/h are possible, along with a zero to 50 km/h sprint in just four seconds
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Top speeds of 57 km/h are possible, along with a zero to 50 km/h sprint in just four seconds
The wireless speed controller is now more responsive for improved timing in jumps, tricks and turns
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The wireless speed controller is now more responsive for improved timing in jumps, tricks and turns
The durable design of the Rävik S 22 makes it good for electric surfing in all weathers
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The durable design of the Rävik S 22 makes it good for electric surfing in all weathers
The Rävik S 22 measures 175 x 61 x 27 cm, and weighs in at 39 kg in standard battery configuration
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The Rävik S 22 measures 175 x 61 x 27 cm, and weighs in at 39 kg in standard battery configuration
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Swedish extreme electric surfboard maker Awake Boards has added a new premium electric surfboard to it award-winning range, which promises more power, faster acceleration and better response for sharper turns, higher jumps and faster rides.

Awake Boards first crashed the choppy waters of electric surfboarding with 2018's carbon fiber Rävik, and made an even more impressive splash a couple of years later with the more playful Rävik S. Now the company's engineers have gone back to the drawing board to create the all-new Rävik S 22.

As part of a comprehensive update package, the wireless speed controller has been completely redesigned to allow to allow for better timing in jumps, tricks and turns, now boasting a throttle response time of just 0.02 seconds.

There's a new 12-kW brushless motor and the impeller has been improved for increased torque and faster acceleration, with a wider base and more aggressive blade angle. This means that riders can look forward to an exhilarating 0-50 km/h (31 mph) time of four seconds on the way to a crazy top speed of 57 km/h (36 mph), with three speed settings and three throttle sensitivity modes available for precise control.

The wireless speed controller is now more responsive for improved timing in jumps, tricks and turns
The wireless speed controller is now more responsive for improved timing in jumps, tricks and turns

The 1.9-kWh standard removable battery should give between 15 and 20 minutes of heart-pounding fun on the water on a single charge, though there is a larger battery version available for double the range.

The new board retains the same modular plug-and-play design as previous versions "to get you out on the water as fast as possible," along with the same W-shaped hydrodynamic hull, low buoyancy for pushing into the water during sharp turns, and a steep rocker to enable deep carves.

Words are all well and good, but you need to see this thing in action to really appreciate what's on offer here, so check out the launch video below. The Rävik S 22 is priced at €12,900 (about US$14,700) for the standard battery configuration, or €15,900 for the XR version that offers up to 45 minutes of per-charge electric surfing.

THE MOST EXTREME ELECTRIC SURFBOARD IN THE WORLD | The New Awake RÄVIK S 22

Product page: Rävik S 22

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Aermaco
One of the best videos of new electric tech w/o much hype, with reasonable descriptions of physics, both the board and the rider CG for such an amazing ride. When the price drops I'm riding,,,
Santos77
Due to the price of the product one would think that the target audience would be the watersports rentals, and the most important info is missing: how many charge/discharge cycles can the battery pack endure? (an independent stress test would help - charging/discharging for days, monitoring battery performance and overheating)
guzmanchinky
I had a Radinn for about a year and then sold it. It was insanely heavy (100 pounds) and in anything other than glass smooth water it was incredibly annoying with the bouncing and chop and how the jet would suck in air. If I do this again I'm getting a foil board...
ljaques
Gee, all that for "only" SIXTEEN GRAND?