Jun 26, 2014

We’re Now One Step Closer to the Hoverboard

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Photograph by Liam McKenna for ZR Hoverboard

 

Franky Zapata, founder of Zapata Racing, recently unveiled his latest invention, the ZR Hoverboard. According to their press kit, the device can soar up to 16 ft (5 meters) above the water and approach speeds of 25 mph (40 km/h).

The Hoverboard is a surf board that is attached to a PWC (Personal Watercraft) which provides the hoverboard with propulsion through the air; which is routed through the primary nozzle that is attached to the board. The thrust from the PWC is routed through an 60 ft (18 m) hose. ZR Hoverboard is basically a wakeboard on steroids that uses a rear-mounted water jet to speed you along.

To see it in action, check out the embedded video below. For more information visit Zapata Racing where you can also find a list of distributors and rental companies offering the ZR Hoverboard. Photography below by Liam McKenna.

 

The ZR Hoverboard by Zapata Racing

 

 

 

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Photograph by Liam McKenna for ZR Hoverboard

 

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Photograph by Liam McKenna for ZR Hoverboard

 

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Photograph by Liam McKenna for ZR Hoverboard

 

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Photograph by Liam McKenna for ZR Hoverboard

 

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Photograph by Liam McKenna for ZR Hoverboard

 

 

 

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