Some people go swimming with dolphins, enthralled with their easy movement through the water and the grace with which they occasionally breach the surface. Others, like Franky Zapata, make dolphins look pretty lame by comparison. Zapata, a professional jet ski racer and designer of the watercraft has created what he calls a Flyboard, a wearable apparatus that makes him part aquatic Iron Man, part dolphin analog, and all awesome.
The Flyboard is something like the water-powered jetpacks we've seen before, but unlike those previous iterations that simply let a user hover above the water's surface, the Flyboard propels Zapata both beneath the surface and above it, lifting him more than 30 feet in the air via water jets attached to the feet and hands.
The cost to you: $6,400. We think you'll agree it's a small price to pay to be able to do what Zapata does in the video below.
No jet ski, just lots of engine and thrust.
I want to be a swimming dolphin too.
I hope no neck injuries come from this device.
It looks like a lot of fun!
This seems to be the water version of being Iron Man!
Very nice and fun!
I could play with this all day long!
At first I thought the other end of the hose was attached to a fixed platform and you'd be restricted to however long the hose was, but seeing as it's attached to a deck that follows you around, this would be friggin' awesome! I'd pay that much for it.
Umm... where can I buy this?...anyone? This sounds like a lot of fun and it is a great price.
That is the coolest thing I have ever seen!!!
Do want. Cant Afford.