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It's not hard to see the appeal of swimming with dolphins. The grace and ease with which they move through water enthralls many. What's even better than swimming with dolphins? Making dolphins wish they could swim with you like pro jet-ski racer Franky Zapala does.

Water powered jet packs aren't a new thing, in fact they already went on sale this March. Those, however, just let you hover above water. What Zapala's Flyboard does is propel the operator under water as easily as it does above its surface. With the water jets mounted on his hands and feet, Zapala is able to achieve altitudes of upto 30 feet. The Flyboard pretty much makes him the sea version of Iron Man.

Not only is Zapala's creation more versatile than Raymond Li's (the one that was released in March), it's also much more affordable. The former is $6400, which may seem like a lot, but it's definitely a bargain compared to the price tag on Li's jetpack, which is just shy of $100 000.  One has to wonder how long it will take the Navy to notice this invention. 



Written by: Denis Ivanov

Source: popsci.com
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