Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Nice bit of Kit - AquaSkipper

AquaSkipper is amazing new invention that allows you to jump on the water surface. Yes, this is not a joke you’re able to move along the water surface using this simple device. It is made of hydrofoil wings, fiberglass spring and aluminum frame and “the secret” is that the hydrofoil wings have very little drag in the water. A good feature is that AquaSkipper is easy to assemble and disassemble also it is lightweight and fast: you can reach 17 mph.

Now let’s see how it works: every time you jump the fiberglass spring is pressed by the force of your weight causing the back foil to change its angle. The angled back foil is pushed downward to generate the propulsion from the same impact you did with your jump. The skimmer locks the front foil to a constant height in the water thus allowing it to plane on the water surface.


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