We first saw the water-powered jet pack, the JetLev in February of this year. At the time it appeared to be very much in the prototype stage, but now its inventor is ready to put it into production so the every day joe can experience the feeling of human flight. Course it will cost you $130,000, so unless you got some serious ducats floating around (pun intended) you might wanna wait, or prey for one to show up at your local water park.
The jetpack is powered by a 215hp jet ski motor that produces two jet streams of water at 60 psi and a max height of 30 feet When it officially goes into production expect it to include a 260hp engine, which will hopefully result in even greater heights. The yellow tube you see being dragged behind the pilot is a 33-foot, four-inch-diameter polyester-and-rubber hose that sucks up the water and is free to drag along with the pilot.
I just hope that they invent a better foot hold because I can’t even begin to imagine what that jet stream would do to your skin in the event that you slipped.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."