I’ve been watching the Awake Boards RÄVIK Jetboard models since 2018 and met with the Awake team 2019, 2020 and 2021 for product demonstrations and interviews. in addition the team visited us at our shop in Berlin 2021 and 2022 for product demonstrations and events.
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Awake Boards 2022
In the summer of 2022, the team from Sweden came to visit us again in Berlin. The German premiere of the Awake Vinga took place at our store. Numerous guests were able to test the Vinga eFoil with us on a beautiful summer day. A whole 6 boards were available.
Read more in our article in the blog.
At the end of 2021, I interviewed CEO Daniel Aronsson for the last time at the Yachting Festival in Cannes, where Daniel showed me the latest news and the following video for the E-SURFER Youtube Channel was created:
0:00 Rävik One
0:47 Rävik S
1:50 Shape and drive
3:41 Exchangeable contacts
4:22 Rävik 3
Awake RÄVIK 3 test ride
The RÄVIK 3 is the newest of the Jetboards and combines the riding characteristics of the RÄVIK One with features of the sportier RÄVIK S. Daniel himself describes it as an optimized version of the RÄVIK One, which now allows more experienced jetboarders to perform radical maneuvers and high speeds.
The design in terms of colors and materials is very similar on all three jetboard models. A very technical, angular design in white with carbon fiber accents and the typical red lettering. The design is simple and functional and makes a very good qualitative impression.
The RÄVIK 3 is pleasant to ride. Unlike many other jetboards, you hardly feel any stalls, which is due to the large exposed jet inlet. Especially with the optional footstraps, you can’t complain about the carving ability and the acceleration is strong as well.
Since the boards are not among the cheap jetboard models, the quality is, as you would expect, very good. Everything makes a great impression. The remote control is also high quality and feels good in the hand. The display is bright enough. It takes some getting used to that you accelerate with your thumb. So far, I only knew this from Onean. But since the trigger was very smooth, my thumb had no signs of fatigue. Driving the RÄVIK 3 was fun in any case.
RÄVIK S test ride
I’m still planning a full review of the RÄVIK S, but here are the highlights already. Most of the components, like the remote, battery and foot-straps are identical on all RÄVIK models. However, the foot-straps are recommended for this smaller and narrower board.
The board has little volume, but had no problems to accelerate me with 90 kg rider weight. The short board can be carved almost like a wakeboard. A super board, but more about that in my future test report.
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.
Awake Boards 2020
We had just recently interviewed Awake Brand Manger Gustav Kjellberg about the success of the Awake RÄVIK in December 2019 and just 1 month later they were announcing the new Awake RÄVIK S Jetboard. The new Awake RÄVIK_S Jetboard will co-exist next to the current One model, but is more performance-oriented according to the Swedish manufacturer.
Please enjoy the following video interview where Gustav is presenting the new boards.
The RÄVIK S is a smaller more agile jet-board with a slimmer and tighter rear which enables the rider to carve more aggressively and make tighter turns. This approach is similar with what Radinn is trying to achieve with the new hull they will introduce later this year, but did not show at boot 2020. Awake did present the board at boot as you can see in the video above.
The S model is more performance oriented designed for adrenaline hungry athletes while the original RÄVIK is kind of the allrounder which is easier to ride. The new board has the same modular approach as the original. board. This makes it easier to maintain as you don’t need to send in the entire electric surfboard in case you have a support issue. This does also mean that you can use the same battery and remote control for both boards.
Mass production planned for end of April 2020. Other than explained in the video the price of the RÄVIK_S is 16,990 EUR plus VAT and the price of original RÄVIK went down to 15,990 EUR excluding VAT and shipping. The technical specifications (other than the dimensions of the hull) are the same.
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. Maximum speed is 56 km/h or 30 knots at a weight of 35 kg including the battery. The order deposit is 1,000 EUR and the package includes:
- 1 x RÄVIK_S board
- 1 x Battery pack*
- 1 x Speed charger
- 1 x Wireless throttle
- 1 x Throttle induction charger
- 1 x Magnetic Power key
- 2 x Foot straps
- 2 x Performance fins – MFC x Awake
- 1 x Board bag on wheels
* Additional battery packs are available
Awake Boards 2019
I had the chance to get a AWAKE electric surfboard demo at boot 2019 from Awake COO Daniel Aronsson. Awake started shipping end of last year to some beta users and is now ramping up production for new orders.
See the full presentation of Daniel in the video here: