(Loud) Normally, when you go waterskiing, you try and stand on your feet. Being dragged through the water on your butt isn’t usually the objective. But that’s exactly what Benjamin Thompson does as his finishing move to the shoreline, after showboating with a bit of barefooting.
Water skiing is tricky enough when you’re right on top of the water. But add to the mix a pair of 11-foot-tall stilts, and the difficulty level just increased to 11. Watch in awe as dentist Christopher Dens literally rises to the challenge, and sets an unofficial world record for the tallest successful waterski run. The failure video is equally entertaining.
The guys from Real Skifi do some pretty wacky stuff on skis. In this clip, athletes Ilkka Hannula and Juho Kilkki decided to see if it was possible to use their powder skis to remain upright in water and across the obstacles in a wakeboarding park. Turn on subtitles.
The most user-friendly vehicle from hydroflight pioneer Zapata. The Flyride applies Zapata’s water jet technology to the jet ski. It has four difficulty modes so that even children can safely ride it, and can hold two riders. It can even do a barrel roll at the touch of a button.