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Hydrofoil bike


#1

Has anybody tried to ride one?

Looks like a lot of fun.


#2

@ Architect - looks like alot of fun, I just don’t know if I am coordinated enough or “lite” enough to ride one.


#3

In case anyone else is wondering how in the world it works… Pretty neat.

I think I’d prefer this variant, though.


#4

@ ianlee74 - In both videos, it begs the question…isn’t “water” rather an important part of water sports? If I wanted to ride a bike and stay dry, I can do that on any road. :slight_smile:

Or, at least, stay dry until I stop hopping or pedaling.

I dunno, I really like the water, enjoy sailing, water skiing, etc. This looks interesting from an engineering standpoint, but I don’t think I’d enjoy actually doing it.


#5

I’d hate to get stuck in a storm on one of those things haha


#6

I would not try it anywhere other than lake and definitely not during a stormy weather.
:slight_smile:


#7

Where is your sense of adventure… :slight_smile:


#8

Besides, as the inventor of a lightning detector Gadgeteer module, who would be better positioned to know when a storm is coming and get off the water…?


#9

But can you pull a trolling hook behind your car? I suppose if you’re in good enough shape you could pull someone in an inner tube.


#10

Isn’t one of the main benefits of the hydrofoil that, since you don’t run on the (wavy) top of the water, you’re much less susceptible to rough weather?