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VIDEO: Amazing Water Powered Rocket Boots Will Send You Soaring Like a Superhero

Posted By Brit Liggett On December 11, 2011 @ 1:20 pm In green gadgets,green technology,Green Transportation,News | 7 Comments

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If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to soar like a superhero and you’ve got $6,600 to spare, you are in luck – the inventive minds over at Zapata Racing [1] have invented a pair of water-propelled rocket boots that they call the Flyboard [2]. Though the boots are actually powered by a jet ski that floats behind you attached to a giant tube, if you’re running your jet ski on biofuel you’ve got a pretty green flying machine on your hands. Check out a video of the totally amazing water-defying feats after the jump!

YouTube Preview Image [3]

Though the water-powered jet pack [4] that we reported on awhile ago seems fun, these boots let you do so much more than fly upwards away from the water in a straight line. From the looks of the demonstration video, you transform from a land-standing human to a porpoise the minute you strap the device to your feet. The bendier your body, the cooler your tricks can be.

All you need is a jet ski with a 100 horsepower engine or better — and the cash to buy the Flyboard. For an extra $1,200 you can buy an attachment [2] that allows you to soar without the jet ski being towed behind you. The group doesn’t say how that extra attachment is powered — we’re thinking it might have an electric battery attached — but with a few adjustments this could be a totally green adventure.

+ Flyboard [2]

Via DVICE [5]


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[1] Zapata Racing: http://www.zapata-racing.com/index_default.html

[2] Flyboard: http://www.zapata-racing.com/fr/flyboard.php

[3] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM8kEHjQz9U

[4] the water-powered jet pack: http://inhabitat.com/insane-water-jetpack-launches-users-into-the-sky-on-a-stream-of-h2o/

[5] DVICE: http://dvice.com/archives/2011/12/water-powered-r-1.php

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