Awake from Sweden is presenting first time the Awake RÄVIK_S Jetboard today at boot 2020 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The new board shall provide more performance for advanced riders.
We just recently interviewed Awake Brand Manger Gustav Kjellberg about the success of the Awake RÄVIK in December 2019 – see Awake 2019 interview – and now just 1 month later they are announcing the new Awake RÄVIK S Jetboard. The new Awake RÄVIK_S Jetboard will co-exist next to the current model, but is more performance-oriented according to the Swedish manufacturer.
We will have a closer look at the board today at boot, but here are some quotes from the Awake Boards executives upfront:
The original RÄVIK is a great product that caters to everyone who is looking for a great time on the water, no matter previous experience. What we are doing with the RÄVIK_S is to offer a more playful attribute to this experience, with higher responsiveness and tighter carving.
Says Daniel Aronsson, the CEO of Awake.
They achieve this more aggressive riding style through a new hull design, which has been developed through rigorous hydrodynamic testing at the Rolls Royce testing facilities in Karlstad, Sweden, according to the company.
The RÄVIK_S offers the rider a sharper, more dynamic experience with unmatched carving capabilities. Thanks to a complete redesign of the hull, the RÄVIK_S is made for the adrenaline hungry water sports enthusiasts who are looking for next-level performance within the electric surfboard segment.
Says Philip Werner, the Innovation Officer at Awake.
The Awake RÄVIK_S is offering 4 riding modes and a riding time of 20 to 45 minutes. The engine has a maximum power of 11kW and the battery shall charge in 80 minutes,
The new board has its world premier at the boot show which is in Dusseldorf (Germany) from January 18th to 26th. The company will produce a few beta units before they plan mass production in “late spring” 2020.
Only a few minutes until we will see the board live at the show. Stay tuned for more updates here.