Everybody loves Iron Man, don’t they? What if you could enjoy a limited experience of how Iron Man feels while using a jetpack? Yes, we are talking about the ‘Iron Man’ jetpacks that are becoming quite a buzz among celebrities who are looking for some adrenaline rush. Known as the Jetovator, these water toys are capable of uplifting a passenger up to 9 meters into the sky by employing powerful thrusters that will allow you to ‘fly’ across lakes.
Among many others, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Payne and Nicola Sherzinger are fans. Even you can get a Jetovator for a steep price of $6,975. The gadget is powered by a 15.2 meters long hose that shoots water jets in order to lift the rider up in air. The idea for this gadget came to Rob Innes in Northern California about 20 years ago but the current prototype wasn’t built until 2011.
Entrepreneur Innes says that riding a Jetovator is similar to riding a bike while imparting ‘aerial capabilities of a fighter aircraft.’ The company, also named Jetovator, says that movement is mostly dependent upon rider leaning either left or right for steering purposes. The gadget is also capable of submerging up to depth of 3 meters.
In words of Mr. Innes, ‘It’s very easy to operate and quick to master. People don’t need to be very athletic or skilled to do it so it’s very popular. It is much much easier to learn and safer than water skiing, wakeboarding, wind surfing or kitesurfing.’
The Jetovator allows stunts such as barrel rolls and backflips. A group of people owning the device can also perform formation Jetovatoring. Aren’t you thrilled, folks?