The Flyboard Guys Just Invented a Levitating Jet Ski

Well this should be fun.

By Tanner Garrity

 
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12 February 2018

Looks like Zeus and Poseidon finally dropped that much-hyped collab they’ve been teasing.

It’s called the Zapata Flyride.

From the same people who brought you the Zapata EzFly — or, as we call it, the flying Segway — comes another absurdly operable open-water toy. A red and black, jet ski-inspired hydrofoil joyride, the Flyride is so easy to commandeer that even a young boy is able to careen through the sky in the machine’s promotional video (see above).

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As for the specifics?

The hoverski packs four flight modes ranging from “Child” to “Advanced.” Anatomically, think traditional jet-ski controls, only the handlebars can also move up or down (and the machine with it). There’s a massive tube sticking out of the rear to facilitate the water-jet technology, and though you might need an adapter, the Flyride can link up with all major brands of personal watercraft.

The best part, though? A button for on-demand barrel rolls.

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