Video: Flyride; The Flying Personal Watercraft

Okay so we have all probably seen the various hydro-flight sports such as flyboards, jet packs, and hoverboards. Nothing quite like this though. Introducing Flyride: the flying personal watercraft and latest invention by Zapata.

Zapata has been producing many hydro-flight options for years now, but this latest toy takes things to a whole new level. Flyride according to Zapata is a new class of hydroflyer.

“Flyride™ is the flying personal watercraft featuring the all new EZ-Flight Control System™. It represents a unique convergence of recreation, extreme water sports and Zapata’s exclusive hydroflight control technology. This makes Flyride™ the first hydroflyer to integrate the ease and power of electronic stabilization. From easy to extreme, Flyride™ brings the thrill of flight to everyone.”

This unique Flyride is so advanced that it can perform automatic barrel rolls at the push of a button. Yup that’s right, just make sure you are hanging on tight though. Its secret is in Zapata’s advanced computer aided flight control system with integrated gyroscopic stabilization. In addition, it has assisted throttle and elevation control and assisted take-off functions as well as multiple flight modes.

You can even ride with up to two riders at a time or about 440 lbs of weight. Much like other hydro-flight sports, the unit is connected to your personal watercraft via hose and pump interface with a swivel U-pipe.

Zapata’s starting price is 5,500 USD and units have already begun shipping out to dealers. Check out the video of this awesome new thing.

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Brice Leckrone

Brice Leckrone

Brice is a Mechanical Engineer for 33% of the day and a PWC enthusiast for 100% of the day. When he is not at work or at the farmhouse with his wife and countless animals, he likes to be on the water. Having evolved from motorcycles and race cars that go way too fast for a married man, he now likes to ride watercraft that go way too fast for a married man.

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