Have fun “flying” above the water with AquaSkipper

Posted on Jun 28 2011 - 12:52pm by Julius

The AquaSkipper is a lightweight exercise machine that lets you “fly above the water.” You can have more fun riding AquaSkipper than a boat or a jetski as it allows you to fly at a speed of 17MPH while having an amazing workout.

The AquaSkipper’s hydrofoil wings with fiberglass spring lets you move on the surface of the water by hopping up and down. It’s like a pogo stick that instead of working on the ground, it works on water. AquaSkipper’s secret is its hydrofoil wings that have little drag in the water.

It is environmentally friendly, it causes no air, water or noise pollution, and it doesn’t require fuel to run. All you need to do is to hop up and down, burning calories as you have a fun work out.

The AquaSkipper has been featured on MTV’s Parental Control, The Today Show, Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, Beyond Tomorrow, The Price is Right and HGTV’s I Want That! It was also a semi-finalist in the 2007 History Channel’s Modern Marvels Invent Now Challenge. The product has been gaining popularity in Europe and Australia and it has also been recognized with an award for sport-related inventions at ispo BrandNew in Germany.

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How does it work? Every time you jump, the force compresses the spring, which causes the back foil to change angles. The angled back foil is also pushed downward from the impact of your jump to generate the propulsion.

The AquaSkipper can be assembled and disassembled in less than 5 minutes and can fit inside a golf-size bag when taken apart. You can pick one up from Gadgets and Gear for $499.

Does the AquaSkipper look like a fun gadget to bring to your summer trip?

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