Gallery: Human-Powered Aquaskipper Propels You Across Water as Fast as ...

 

Looking to take your beach-going activities to the next level? Enter the human-powered Aquaskipper – a folding, featherlight watercraft that can reach speeds of 17 mph depending on how feverishly its rider can hop up and down. The Aquaskipper’s hydrofoil frame is made from aircraft-grade aluminum and features a fiberglass spring that transforms a rider’s hopping motion into forward thrust. Because hydrofoils have very little drag and are typically low weight, the Aquaskipper weighs a manageable 26 pounds – and it can even collapse into a not-so-summery grey tote bag.

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