Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Watersports I'm really into ;-)

Okay, okay, if you really want to get me something this summer for my last birthday in my 20s, I'll let you buy what I was going to get myself to help put out boat fires, water river lilies, and do some off-shore fishing. Here it is!

After four prototypes and more than 200 flight tests, the Jetlev-Flyer is ready to hit the market this summer.That baby creates unmeasurable envy and about 500 pounds of thrust to propel normal sized fit individuals like myself 30 feet above the water and zip you along at a cool 35 mph. Jetlev still hasn't called me back about a product review for this amazing website.

Either way, it's lightweight carbon fiber backpack and 10-meter hose with an engine unit that floats in the water draws water through the hose and forces it through two nozzles on the backpack. With handgrip controls, Jetlev can provide up to two hours of continuous flight and hilarious wipeout and a possible comidic (and dramatic) death.

A decade in the making, the Jetlev is currently manufactured by German-based MS Watersports GmbH. At $136,000 per unit, I'll gladly hold off on my next Lambo purchase.

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