Smart extreme sports gear you need to try

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Love living life on the edge? These smart extreme sports gadgets should get the adrenaline pumping.

  • What are extreme sports? According to the Collins Dictionary, they are “exciting, physically dangerous sports such as bungee jumping or snowboarding.”
  • What are the best extreme sports for beginners? Snowboarding and surfing are good choices, because the landing is always soft.
  • What are the best smart extreme sports gadgets? You’ve come to the right place — keep reading for an awesome roundup.

Some people need a punch of adrenaline to feel truly alive. For these thrillseekers, the office is a prison and Netflix is a form of torture. They would far rather be looking up at a 100-foot wall of water than relaxing with a book. Sound familiar? You’re going to love this roundup. Here are some smart extreme sports gadgets that will stir excitement on land, sea and air.

Zapata Flyride Flying Personal Watercraft

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Zapata flying jet ski

Essentially, the Zapata is a very powerful jet ski. So powerful, in fact, that it can take off. With the engines at full blast, you can soar over the sea and fizz across the surface at 22 mph. (Price: $5500 USD)

GeoBlade 500 One Wheel Electric Board

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GeoBlade one-wheeler

Four wheels? Pfft, that’s so 1986. This one-wheeler tests your balance, while allowing you to carve up the streets with minimal effort. It even has built-in Bluetooth speakers to blast out your backing track. (Price: $1495 USD)

XTND Intelligent Electric Board

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XTND smart board

While the XTND has a more traditional design, it’s anything but old-fashioned. The board uses AI to learn your riding style, and the built-in LED lights keep you safe after dark. (Price: $1299 USD)

SUPjet Electric Standup Paddleboard

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SUPjet paddleboard

Some people would argue that paddleboarding isn’t extreme — but who cares when walking on water? The SUPjet lets you cruise along at five miles an hour without a single paddle stroke. It also works just fine when the battery runs dry. (Price: $1288 USD)

FR/1 Extreme Performance Electric Bike

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FR/1 electric bike

Imagine if motocross and mountain biking had a baby. The infant would look a lot like the FR/1. This insane vehicle can hit 100 km per hour thanks to a 20kWh brushless motor, with Fox shocks to absorb the bumps. (Price: TBA)

DTV Shredder Off-Road Vehicle

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DTV Shredder off-roader

The Shredder has become a worldwide hit over the past five years. With dual tracks, it’s like a tiny tank with scooter steering. You can ride this thing through snow and swamps, with the powerful 208cc engine providing ample thrust. (Price: $4499 USD)

ACTON R10 RocketSkates Smart Electric Skates

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R10 RocketSkates

Own a pair of ski or snowboard boots? You need to grab the R10 RocketSkates. These motorized wheels allow you to zip through urban areas at up to 12 mph. The bindings are super secure, and you control your speed by leaning forward or back. (Price: $299 USD)

Lampuga Boost Electric Surfboard

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Lampuga Boost surfboard

How do you fancy carving up the surf at 36 mph? That’s what the powerful Lampuga Boost allows you to do. This supercharged board has a 10-kW electric engine, and a battery that offers 45 minutes of ride time. (Price: $24,600 USD)

Smart extreme sports gear

Zipping down a mountain or skimming across water at high speed is all about the sensation. Smart extreme sports gear can boost the adrenaline levels and provide new ways to play.

What’s your favorite extreme sport? Tell us in the comments!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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