Energy & Sustainability

Tim shows you how those Aquaskippers work and how to take one out for a spin…

The “Aquaskipper” is a human powered hydrofoil made by . It’s similar to the original Swedish Trampofoil, which is no longer available. There’s also one called the “Pumpabike” from South Africa.

They’re also called “hull-less watercraft” and “flapping wing propulsion vessels”. You bounce up and down to make the wing fly and propel you. If you stop you fall into the water and swim back to the dock. It’s completely ridiculous and works really well once you get the hang of it. It’s hard to do at first but that seems to make it even more fun.

HOW TO – “Fly” a human powered hydrofoil – the “Aquaskipper” – – Link & M4V.

24 thoughts on “HOW TO – “Fly” a human powered hydrofoil – the “Aquaskipper”

  1. Oh my god, I have never laughed so hard. The best was when he pushed off and just immediately went head-first into the water. The guy that could do it made it look so easy.

  2. so when do we get regular air versions, I wanna jump off a building and jump up an down like a baboon whilst flying away. ;)

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