Flyboard by Zapata Racing - Water-powered Rocket Boots

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Water skis jumped the shark back when the Fonz from Happy Days used them to, er, jump a shark. Zapata Racing introduces a new toy to get you moving through -- or above -- the water in style. The Flyboard is a water-powered jetpack for your feet, a wearable platform fitted with boots that you connect with a hose to your jet ski, which pumps water out the bottom at a force strong enough to lift you high into the air. You use handheld controllers to guide your direction, much like a waterlogged Iron Man. The Flyboard works with any variety of watercraft equipped with at least a 100-horsepower motor. Click through for video of the device in action. via: The Verge