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When your summer involves a water-propelled jet pack, high-speed hydroplanes, and being jumped by a professional wakeboarder while trailing off the back of an all-electric sport boat, it warrants a look back. That's why we brought you TRANSLOGIC 72: Best of Summer 2011. For more info on any of the waterlogged rides seen in our summertime special, check out the In Detail posts below:

You may have never heard of Sprint Boat racing, but its origins can be traced back nearly half a century, halfway across the globe. That according to the United States Sprint Boat Association (USSBA) website, which credits New Zealand for founding the sport. It all began with Marathon River Racing in the 1970s. These endurance races took place on New Zealand's naturally winding waterways, over the course of several days. Eventually a shorter format of river racing was developed known as Jetspri