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.
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
Here are some quotes from the Awake Boards executives:
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 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. (We entered the updates above)
More info at: awakeboards.com