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New sports: a cross between flying and surfing

“Franky Zapata” from the French Marseille, after previously the Flyboard thought to have, an ingenious flying machine, above the water: the Hoverboard.

Since the introduction of the ‘Flyboard’ in 2012, there is a lot of interest in this new branch of water sports: fly on hydro.

A little more than 2 years later presents Franky now his new “Hoverboard” with a video on Youtube. The Youtube movie is within one week, more than two million views.

“It is actually a kind of cross between surfing and flying,” says the manufacturer Zapata Racing. “You come up to about 5 metres high and reaches speeds of about 30 / 35 miles per hour.”

Just as the older brother, the Flyboard, the Hoverboard is powered by a Jet-ski with at least 100 hp. This pumps water through an 18-foot-long hose to the Hoverboard, and then, under high pressure leaking, resulting in an upward / forward force.

Check out the video of the Hoverboard:

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