Gardengrrl likes being outside and watching "Sky-TV"
By: GardenGrrl , 3:06 PM GMT on October 24, 2012
Okay, so I haven't sorted through the rest of my vacation pics. How 'bout this?
Fly Boarding; the new extreme sport that looks really really fun. I'm thinking it is one of those items that if I added it to my bucket list it may very well be my "kick the bucket list". But hot dang it would be fun.
Intro video for those short of time.
This video is longer. The first minute is showing jet-skis, go head and forward up to the one minute mark for the fun stuff.
Here is the how to and technical stuff about flyboarding by the inventor himself. Unfortunately it is in French.
Quick translation; he likes playing with jet-skis and got to thinking; "Hey, jet-skis are just big high powered water pumps with a seat stuck on them".
If one were to attach a hose, much like a fire hose, would there be enough thrust for lift-off?
So, he did the math for how big the hose would be. He built that U-shaped fitting to bolt onto the water exhaust. It turns back under the boat to drag the boat along while adding some stability to the hose.
The boots and arm throttles give the lift and control. Voila!
The first part of the video shows a pro somebody learning how to use it.
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