At BOOT Düsseldorf, Awake Boards unveiled their latest electric surfboard called the RÄVIK S. The 35 mph board is designed to thrill and will undoubtedly appeal to fans of both water and snow.
After a successful first year on the consumer market, which in short was focused on building the company’s distribution network, Awake’s factory in Limhamn delivered Awake RÄVIK surfboards all over the world, with its largest focus on the boating industry in Europe.
Awake RÄVIK, which received two of the world’s most prestigious design prizes – IF Design Award and Red Dot Design Award, is targeted to a user segment where little or none experience from water sports is required from the end-user.
During 2019, a partnership with Rolls Royce Hydrodynamic Research centre began, where Awake RÄVIK, as the first full-scale watercraft ever, was tested in Rolls Royce’s water test tunnel. The goal of this was to measure and optimize hydrodynamic flows, with the purpose of minimizing energy consumption in Awake’s system platform intended for smaller watercraft.
The result was used in the development of the generation 2 electric surfboard, the more dynamic and playful Awake RÄVIK S, as well as enhancing the platform for next coming products.
The RÄVIK S provides superior acceleration and power and is incredibly responsive thanks to the board hull design and liberal use of carbon materials. While RÄVIK, with its larger volume, offers fun for the whole family regardless of skillset, the RÄVIK S is more focused towards the rider with high precision.
To quote one of the test pilots, “The closest feeling you get is snowboarding in powder snow. You can just throw it from side to side”.
By continuously focusing on system optimization, Awake has achieved high performance in their system platform, where the 11kW electric motor sends the RÄVIK S from 0-50 km/h (31 mph) in just four seconds and reaches a top speed of 56 km/h (35 mph).
For more information on the RÄVIK S
At the time of writing, the full detailed specification and pricing of the RÄVIK S are not available to use, however, these will be announced shortly via the official Awake website here.
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