Radinn Jetboards – A Complete Overview

carving on a radinn surfboard

If one term can define the illustrious Radinn brand, it’s certainly “cutting-edge”. Radinn Jetboards designs and produces top-quality electric, motorized surfboards and supporting products. Radinn’s products can be purchased in surf outlets in the US and 87 countries in total around the world.

The company has an impressive range of products, informed by a strong environmental ethical ethos to make sure their surfboards do no harm to nature. The brand is also high-tech. Lots can be done via the loT cloud-system and Radinn app.

Onwards and upwards is the only place for this enterprise to go!

History of Radinn Jetboards

Radinn has been making waves in the surf industry since the brand’s inception in 2013. It’s the first mass-producing company making jetboards in todays motorized surfing market.

The start-up began as a Lund University student’s engineering project and has since exploded into an international sensation.

Going Green

The original Radinn jetboard concept was to design and produce eco-friendly versions of the gas-driven models that were available at the time. The first Radinn prototypes were launched in 2015, after rigorous design and development processes.

The company’s Generation I, II, and III (2020) followed after this initial milestone.

Going Digital

2018 marked new innovations for Radinn. They digitized their jetboards with loT integration. The cloud-based operating system lets board owners download advanced specs and software upgrades for their boards. The team continues to develop this technology.

Teamwork

The Radinn team consisted of just eight engineers in 2018. That number has exploded to 50, plus its other employees.

Alexander Lind may be the founder of Radinn, but he insists teamwork is the key to the company’s survival. Other powerful counterparts to the business involve chairman Magnus Wide, CEO Mathias Bergman, and Vice President Calle Håkansson.

Radinn Jetboard Product Lines

Radinn’s ground-breaking products make it possible for riders to surf even if waves are small. Riders can also explore calmer water site types like bays and lakes. Riders can enjoy a motorized surfing for up to 45 minutes per charge.

The Radinn jetboard products are well-designed, and usually have a durable undercoating for hull protection. They come in arctic white or elemental colors, and have remote software tech.

Board prices range from $1875 to $4645, excluding configuration items, i.e., jetpack and batteries.

There are several models available, including the Radinn Carve, Freeride, and X-Sport. –

Radinn Board Models

Freeride Elemental Electric Surfboard

Stock image of the Freeride Element and specs

It’s also a highly agile Radinn jetboard product, which gives quite the adrenaline rush!

Features

  • Weight: 47.9 kg
  • Dimensions: 1901 x 779 x 166 mm
  • Hull designed to ride easily through choppy waters
  • Reaches up to 52km/h with premium configuration
  • Charger lasts from 30 to 45 mins depending on custom configuration choices     
  • Reliable water jet setup
  • Built in bumper
  • Battery-powered

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • 5 stars for agility and control
  • 4 stars for versatility and speed
  • Affordable on lower configuration specs

Cons

  • 3 stars for durability
  • Price is quite high on premium configuration specs

Verdict

The Freeride Elemental Radinn board is a great choice for most riders, whether you’re just getting into motorized surfing or are a veteran. This is because the board is designed to be easy to use for both beginners and more advanced riders. This means you won’t have to buy any new electric jetboards when your skills develop.

The Freeride Elemental’s also got great agility, which will put a big smile on your face.

Stock image of the Freeride X-Sport and specs

Specs

  • Weight: 45,6 kg
  • Dimensions: 1901 x 779 x 101 mm
  • Reaches speed of up to 56km/h
  • Enough ride time: lasts 30 to 45 min depending on jetboard setup, i.e. customized configuration performance choices
  • High impact quad fin and hull design
  • Designed for durability
  • Battery-powered

Pros

  • 5 stars for durability, versatility, and speed capability
  • 4 stars for agility
  • Affordably priced

Cons

  • Lower rating for agility than others, but still, 4 stars is still good

Verdict

This board is a fantastic choice for adventurous and newbie electric board riders, or those wanting to push their own and the board’s boundaries. With its high ratings in most boxes, it’s a real win.

Features

  • Weight: 47.9 kg
  • Dimensions: 1901 x 779 x 166 mm
  • Top speed of 56km/h on premium configuration
  • Experience 30 to 45 minutes ride time per charge depending on jetboard setup
  • Superior hull design to cope with chop
  • Versatile design
  • Battery-powered

Pros

  • 5 star ratings for versatility and speed
  • Suitable for beginners and pros

Cons

  • Slightly heavier model
  • Only 3 stars for durability
  • Rates lower on agility

Verdict

With its heavier body, and lower durability and agility ratings, this board may not be your first choice. It still has a cutting edge design and is easy to handle in-water for riders.

Carve Phantom and Carve Tarifa

A comparison of the Radinn Phantom and Tarifa Carve

The electric Radinn Carve and Tarifa surfboard designs are created with advanced tech to make them more responsive and easily controlled by toe and heel manipulations, allowing instant pivoting. This makes for full control, faster and deeper turning.

Specs

  • Weights: 45 kg
  • Dimensions: 1780 x 630 x 160 mm
  • Top speed of 52km/h
  • Cruises for 30 to 45 mins 
  • Reliable water jet tech
  • Battery-powered

Pros

  • 5 stars for agility and responsiveness
  • 4-star ratings for pace and versatility
  • Perfect balance

Cons

  • Only 3 stars for durability
  • A bit slower

Verdict

With their high responsiveness and agility, the Radinn Carve and Tarifa electric jetboard models are ideal for the most seasoned riders looking for better board control in their rides. For pros, these extremely powerful boards make for the ultimate Radinn experience.

As the boards are a bit less durable than other Radinn jetboards, they are also less suitable for beginners, who may make mistakes while learning. Experienced riders will love them.

Jetpacks

Riders can choose from a range of jetpacks to power a Radinn electric surfboard. They can select a G3 standard powerpack, which is suitable for beginners, or a G3 pro jetpack, which is more suitable for advanced riders who want to cover a long range.

Clients can also get a standard powerpack and advanced jetpack upgrades, the latter of which offer more range.

Chargers

Riders can choose from an array of Radinn devices to power up their battery packs. The US and EU speed charges are ideal, as they charge your board in just 2.5 hours. The standard charger is also good value, but it takes a bit longer – 8 hours – to charge your jetboard.

Radinn also makes and sells a universal charger.

Batteries

Radinn makes and stocks advanced water sports battery solutions. Customers can choose from a standard and extended range battery pack for their jetboards. The battery delivers

The extended range battery pack comes highly recommended as an advanced water sports battery option. This option has superior battery charging power and is mobile.

Radinn Accessories

Radin also sells a range of accessories. Buyers can get anything from leashes to board bags, and everything in between. Some of the accessories the company makes and stocks include:

  • Wireless Hand controllers
  • Jet impellers
  • Board Bag Carves
  • Boardbag Explore/Freeride
  • FCSII Fin sets
  • Board leashes
  • G3 Strap kit packages L-XL
  • G3 Strap kit Packages S-M
  • Starter Straps

Radinn App

Radinn also created an app to give their customers an even better experience. Through the Radinn app, jetboard owners can power their boards up or down, and set goals for their rides. You’ll find all sorts of options, such as wireless updates, ota upgrades, and other remote options and other technology needed in the settings menu.

There is also loads of content to read or watch so that riders get the most out of their jetboarding experiences. Riders can also connect with other jetboarders to chat about the sport and make like-minded friends and connections.

Where Radinn’s Headed

Radinn’s future is, of course, all about continuing to create cutting edge jetboards and supporting software and apparel, but it’s also about creating surf communities.

Currently, Radinn is testing out a surf club concept in Hollviken and Stockholm. As access to test-ride the jetboards has been limited till this point, the company has decided to try to make the products more available to more people in 2022. The club is also designed to create a community, thereby connecting people with similar interests.

The Hollviken venue is a fixed set up, with a restaurant next door for refreshments and socialising. The Stockholm club is a mobile set-up, which you can request to be moved to a surfing location of your choice.

The Verdict

If you’re looking for an innovative, eco-friendly expansion to your surfing adventures, Radinn’s extremely powerful, quality products may be just what you’re looking for. They are the best todays motorized surfing market has to offer, and can cope with any water site.

While these boards may be pricey when bought in their fully configured state, they are highly durable, easily upgraded, and will give you years of enjoyment.

Stick with Radinn to also build recreation-centered relationships with like-minded surfers via the enterprise’s surf clubs for the ultimate Radinn experience.

For more information, check out our electric surfboard buyers guide!

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About The Rider

Nick Varga is a young marketing professional who likes staying active in his free time with hobbies such as weightlifting, hooping, and hopping on an e-ride whenever he can ⚡️

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