The AquaSkipper's patented design, hydrofoil wings and fiberglass spring let you fly across the water by hopping up and down. The secret to your awesome power? Hydrofoil wings have very little drag in the water. Plus, the aircraft aluminum frame weighs a mere 26 pounds. So take on the surf. Try new tricks. Race your friends. And turn heads everywhere you ride.
When the fun is done, quickly stow your AquaSkipper in the optional tote bag.
It's environmentally-friendly. No noise pollution. No air pollution. No water pollution. No engine. And with the AquaSkipper, the only fuel you'll burn are the calories from an exhilarating and invigorating cardiovascular workout.
The AquaSkipper has been featured nationally on The Today Show on CBS, MTV's Parental Control, Discovery Channel's MythBusters, I Want That! on HGTV, Beyond Tomorrow, and The Price is Right, and was a semi-finalist in the History Channel's Modern Marvels Invent Now Challenge in 2007. It has done extremely well in Australia and Europe, where it was recognized with an international award for new sport-related inventions at ispo BrandNew in Munich, Germany.
How Does the AquaSkipper Work?
Every time you jump, the force of your weight compresses the fiberglass spring, causing the back foil to change its angle. From the same impact of your jump, the angled back foil is pushed downward to generate the propulsion.
The front foil is locked to a constant height in the water by the skimmer, which planes on the surface of the water.
What happens when you stop jumping?
If you stop jumping, eventually, you will end up in the water so you'll be drinking stuff. Not so bad on a hot, sunny day! In order to keep the AquaSkipper up out of the water, the rider needs to either be jumping on the platform or riding a wave. A rider can glide for small amounts of time, but then needs to start jumping again.
Can I start from the water?
No. The AquaSkipper can only be started from above the water's surface: for instance, from a dock or boat. The AquaSkipper does float by itself. If you do end up in the water, simply swim back to where you started. Eventually, when you get good at riding the AquaSkipper, you will not end up in the water unless you want to.
How fast can the AquaSkipper go?
The average cruising speed is 8-10 mph. You can reach a maximum speed of 17 mph. In order to keep the AquaSkipper above the water, you need to go at least 5 mph.
Are there weight restrictions?
The maximum weight of the user is 250 pounds. The minimum is 70 pounds.
Is it easy to assemble the AquaSkipper? How small does it fold down?
The AquaSkipper can be put together and taken apart in about 5 minutes. When disassembled, it can be fit into a golf-size bag.