World in motion
Written by Oryx
The newest and coolest ways to get around by land, sea, and (big) air.
Combine running and cycling with the updated Halfbike II. Aluminium frame, impregnated plywood handlebar, and custom wheels. Weighs 8.2kg.
The brainchild of big-wave-surfer Laird Hamilton, and Bally Total Fitness founder Don Wildman, this is the most enjoyable and exciting way to experience any course. Control the 4WD board with the wireless handheld controller or the onboard thumb-throttle. Increase your pace of play, with the lithium capable of going 36 holes between charges.
CourseBoard – thumb-throttle control, up to 16kph, US$6,500
SportBoard – handheld wireless controller, max speed 22.5kph, US$6,500
Customised deck and fender package, US$1,000
Stair-Rover’s unique eight-wheeled chassis mechanism allows each wheel to bounce up and down, ensuring the board is equally at home cruising smooth pavements or gliding down steps!
The Wavekat P70
Touted by its designers as the ‘ultimate driving experience on water’, the Wavekat manages to live up to its billing. Able to perform 90° turns at high speeds, the vessel’s catamaran-style layout allows unmatched stability at speeds topping 35 knots, while its foot throttle and steering wheel make the P70 feel akin to driving a go-kart – and who wouldn’t want to drive a racing car on the water? CE-certified as a Class B watercraft, it’s permitted for inshore use, with waves less than 2m and a Beaufort wind speed less than 6.
US$22,500 plus shipping, with a lead time of roughly 55 days. (Outboard engine is sold separately.)
Surprisingly easy to use, this two-wheeled electric board responds to movements with your feet and your body position.
Bumble Tree at Hamad International Airport
Rechargeable and controlled wirelessly with a wristband, this water propulsion system can be attached to traditional surfboards, SUPs, rescue boards, body boards, and kayaks.