The Hydrofoil Water Scooter.
Unlike other watercraft, this unique hydrofoil frame allows you to skim across water simply by hopping gently up and down, propelling you as fast as 17 mph (more than four times faster than some world champion freestyle swimming speeds). At only 26 lbs., the lightweight aircraft aluminum and fiberglass frame is easy to transport to a dock or boat for launch (Play Video). Wide steps and handlebars allow confident control as your own hopping motion lifts the hydrofoils to skim quickly across a lake; the aquaskipper also provides a brisk cardiovascular workout. Virtually maintenance-free, it has no moving parts or noisy engines that require fuel. For ages 12 and up with adult supervision and a Coast-Guard-approved life vest. 4′ H x 8′ W x 6′ L. (26 lbs.)
3 comments - What do you think?
Kewl Kat Date:
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Did anyone else watch that video of the guy on the hydrofoil contraption? lol He looks like a dolphin about to sink. This watercraft looks like a horrible idea, you should not jump up and down on water. How do you get it going again if you sink? It kinda looks like fun if you dont care how stupid you look.
The Hydrofoil Water Scooter…..
I got to ride one at the lake. Someone had one. It was really weird. I cant believe it actually works. It is pretty stable goes surprisingly fast for a manually powered water vehicle. It is like a scooter that you can use in the water. I think they are still a bit pricy though. Maybe they will catch on and they will become more affordable. Keep us posted Kewl Kat.
Very Kewl Gadget lol. I have never seen a personal hydrofoil (or even heard of one). Mongoose needs to start making them.
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