Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Let's go 'foiling now. Everybody's learning how...

Say hello to the PUMPABIKE. It's not exactly a bike. Well, it's not even remotely a bike. It's a human-powered personal hydrofoil. The name comes from the craft's method of propulsion: you bouncing up and down on it like a madman. Thanks to the hydrofoil's shape and design, the pumping action pushes the craft forward through the water smoothly. The Pumpabike can reach speeds of nearly 20 mph. Not bad for good ol' Tom and Jerry (or lefty and righty, whatever you call them). The whole unit only weighs 30 lbs and folds easily to stow in a carrybag. The Pumpabike looks like one of those things you'd try when you're staying at a beachside hotel; you know, right next to the inflatable banana boat and the giant two-man water tricycle. Looks interesting.

gizmag Article: Human powered hydrofoil

4 comments:

Jay Pea Are said...

If I put my little dog bandit on there that humps every thing in sight, I think he can produce a new world speed record on water.

Alex said...

That little humper belongs to your brother, and you know it.

frenchie said...

soooo, does bandit have a boyfriend?

Alex said...

Not at the moment, but he'll fall in love with your leg if you let him.