Aquatic Hoverboard

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Just in time for summer is the arrival of a new toy called the Hoverboard. It’s the creation of French jetski champion Franky Zapata. [It] is a cross between a wakeboard and a hovercraft.

The Hoverboard is attached via a long length of tubing to the water exhaust of a jetski. It has its own single nozzle which shoots the water out of the back of the board, enabling you to travel at up to 23 miles per hour.

Unlike, say, a surfboard or skateboard, the rider’s feet are attached to the board (like a snowboard), meaning you can pull crazy shapes until your jetskiing chum gets bored and goes in for tea.

Zapata Racing via DVICE.

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About Heretic

I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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