The crew from Translogic seem to be on a water power kick. Not too long ago, host Bradley Hasemeyer tried his hand at a water-powered jet pack, and while cool, the machine's ridiculous price tag seems a bit out of the realm of reality for common folk.

Now Translogic has turned its attention to the FlyBoard; a water-powered contraption that uses a snowboard-like base and two hand-held nozzles. The whole contraption lands at just under $7,000 and can be operated using any jet ski. That's still pricey, but more in line with what well-to-do folk looking for a toy can shell out – plus we can now see a business case for waterfront entrepreneurs to offer pay-per-ride attractions, meaning you're probably much closer than ever before to trying out a jet pack for yourself.

Hasemeyer seems to get the hang of operating the contraption easily enough, though his short stint at the controls doesn't lend him the expertise to pull off any stunts. Still, this looks like the easiest and least-expensive way to fulfill your Iron Man fantasies here in the real world. Check out the episode below for a look.



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      atc98092
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think the outakes at the end were better than the story itself. It certainly showed the early stages of learning. Major cool toy!
      Moreno636
      • 2 Years Ago
      These guys will be millionaires over night...if they arent already. Before hearing the price I figured anything under $10,000 and they'd have a massive hit. At $8 and change for the full control option....sheesh.
      Michal Grajewski
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Rick Mercer Report recently did a piece on Flyboarding with NBD Watersports earlier this season! SO MUCH FUN!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMaN1dU0KMk&feature=em-uploademail
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      Absolutely amazing. I always the JetLev to be amazing but ridiculously expensive, I mean there was nothing new here other than an engine and a body attachment. Whereas this is full 3D movement control, that attaches to your existing JetSki! Win I say. and the price is reasonable, especially becoming cheaper over time. This is bada**.
      Cory Stansbury
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's worth the price of admission, right there. Very very cool stuff. I wish them success.
      Cursethedawn
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wonder if it could work in reverse and drive you to the bottom?
      bubciak
      • 2 Years Ago
      So what this have to do with Autoblog?
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tony Stark?
      TIMMAH!
      • 2 Years Ago
      So what prevents you from powerdiving into the jetski that's powering this thing? (And you thought hitting the water hurt...)
        Moreno636
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TIMMAH!
        Nothing, just like nothing prevents you from slamming into a tree with your car.
      mysticdreamworks
      • 2 Years Ago
      made in china soon at $640 :P