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Sporting Sails: Wind-Powered Skateboarding

A kite-like sail adds a new dimension to the sport.

Naresh Kumar
Naresh Kumar on September 17, 2010.

Sporting Sails tweaks the sport of skateboarding by allowing riders to use the wind to control their speed. The inventors of the Sporting Sail, brothers Nick and Billy Smith from California, say that their wind-catching sails help manage speed, stability and safety on various types of ski and board set-ups.

A video explains this hybrid sport:



Sporting Sails

[via Inhabitat]

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