Are Wind-Catching Sails the Future of Skateboarding?

Are Wind Catching Sails the Future of Skateboarding?

We love innovations that keep people out of their cars and using alternative methods of transportation, so we were intrigued to hear about the Sporting Sail. This $79 kite-like device purportedly lets skateboarders harness the wind to control their speed.

Are Wind Catching Sails the Future of Skateboarding?

The idea for the kite came when its inventors, a pair of brothers in Mill Valley, California, stumbled upon a prototype sail in their grandfather’s attic. That sail was intended to help downhill skiiers catch wind. So the brothers added on some nylon, velcro, and reinforced stitching, and patented the idea.

It’s a pricey add-on for a sport that tends to attract teenagers (not the wealthiest market), but the inventors insist that the Sporting Sail pays for itself in sneakers that aren’t ruined by being dragged along the street to slow down. The Sail  can also be used for skiing, snowboarding, and even as a hammock. And if that isn’t enough to persuade you, the thing looks like a whole lot of fun, to boot.


Otros artículosvolver a Portada

10 Most Incredible Snapshots of Sonic Booms

10 Most Incredible Snapshots of Sonic Booms(0)

The sound is deafening. It hits your ears like a thunderclap or a shot. The noise fades and then everything is still as you look around to find the source. Suddenly you see something that shouldn't be there: the sight of a sonic boom. Here are 10 pictures of this amazing phenomenon captured on film.

Wind energy-powered sports car Nemesis unveiled in UK

Wind energy-powered sports car Nemesis unveiled in UK(0)

Ecotricity, the UK's leading green energy company, has launched the first high performance electric sports car 'Nemesis' designed and built entirely in the UK. The wind energy-powered 'Nemesis' was created, developed and built in less than two years by an 'A-team' of leading-edge British Formula One engineers in Norfolk, the company said in a statement.

Windstalk Concept Could Replace Turbine-Powered Energy

Windstalk Concept Could Replace Turbine-Powered Energy(0)

Wind turbines are a great and relatively cheap source of alternative energy, but some people are just not willing to give up their pristine landscape for a grid of wind turbines, even though I think they look pretty damn gorgeous personally. Others worry about the low-frequency vibrations the turbines emit. Whatever reasons wind turbines might

7 Future Wind Farms

7 Future Wind Farms(0)

The ongoing Gulf oil spill crisis is a painful reminder why we need to heavily invest in clean energy technology. With the announcement last month of the United States' first offshore wind farm, Cape Wind, hopes have risen for other proposed offshore wind projects. Onshore, the US was the world's leading wind power producer in

Diferent Types of Wind

Diferent Types of Wind(0)

What is actually the wind: Wind is appearance of moving air as a result of different atmospheric pressure between two locations! Here are presented the best photos of winds - tornado, tropical cyclone, monsoon winds ... all in one place! .

leer más

Featured Articles

One Sad Story One Sad Story(0)
My Favorite PS3 Games My Favorite PS3 Games(0)
Amazing Lookalikes Amazing Lookalikes(0)
Untill the Fail Do Us Part Untill the Fail Do Us Part(0)
read more

In Energy-Dimension you can find good solar, wind and effieciency energy news. Also you can find some fun and weird stuff, don\'t miss anything.

Redes sociales

Categorías más populares

YouSayToo Revenue Sharing Community
© 2005 - 2014 - - Todos sobre tecnología