Great fun (Flyboard)

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by rasorinc, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

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  2. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Too cool. You gotta love thrust!

    -Tom
     
  3. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    OK that is hands down the coolest water toy I've ever seen.

    Nice find

    lets see if this thing lets me give you a few points for that most awesome toy of the year award
     
  4. lewisboats
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    lewisboats Obsessed Member

    500 horse power pushin' that water! YeeeeeHaaa! Too bad my old bod probably wouldn't be up to it.
     
  5. Boston

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  6. Dirteater
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    Dirteater Senior Member

    wicked! :cool:
     
  7. Leo Lazauskas
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    Leo Lazauskas Senior Member

    What a blast!

    If they are used on a hire basis at various beaches and resorts,
    I can see personal injury lawyers making a packet out of them.
     
  8. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    ya and they go for 100k
     
  9. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Bananas

    I'm half-dead already. That would finish me, but what a way to go!
     
  10. Steve W
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    Steve W Senior Member

    If anyone gets to rent those things out to the public it will probably be the Kiwis
     
  11. Petros
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    Petros Senior Member

    I wonder how long the water hose is. At $100k, not likely a big market for it. Could be used in water shows I suppose.

    Those french, they never let practical considerations get in the way of a lot of fun.
     
  12. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    I'd say about 50 feet (15m) by the looks of it in the video.

    -Tom
     
  13. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    its a 500 hp seado and the pack doesn't look all that tough to make. A couple of high pressure swivel joints, couple of jet flow controls and a throttle. After that its a harness and a hose. And a life guard to drag my corpse from the water. :p

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuUyezv4aiU&feature=related
     
  14. JRD
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    JRD Senior Member

    When he's finished messing round out there he can come and wash my house with it too!:D:p
     

  15. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    I have previously been led to believe that the french are crazy. Besides crazy some are supremely skillful, as this guy demonstrates. WhoooEee what fun!
     
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