Flyboard Zapata Racing – A New Sport?

In December of 2011, we posted about the Zapata Water-Jet Flyboard, a sort of personal jetpack connected to a powerful jet ski. Now, just over a year later, we learn that the Flyboard World Cup competition took place in Doha, Qatar on the third weekend of October attracting 50 competitors from 17 countries. it appears that a new fringe sport may be developing.

Flyboard® World Cup Qatar

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2 Responses to Flyboard Zapata Racing – A New Sport?

  1. Phil says:

    Just a different variation on the one thats already out there.
    They moved the nossles, no big deal.
    I’m not impressed.

  2. walt says:

    The PBR: River Patrol Boats in the Vietnam War utilized Fire Pumps for propulsion instead of conventional propellers. The propellers would get jammed up, and the AK-47’s would open fire. Since the PBR had no propeller it was much safer to operate in the Brown Water Navy.
    The Jet Ski, and Wave Runner were based on the PBR’s propulsion systems.
    -Now this Jet Pack!
    Another application of our Military’s technology