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Jetpack Skiing Seems Like a Fun Way to Break Your Legs

Submitted by: Odio @ 02:43 PM | Friday, March 3, 2017 | (url: http://www.popula...)

If your only complaint about skiing is that it's too slow, professional skier Filip Flisar would agree with you. In a video for Red Bull, with the conceit that Flisar is late for lunch, he did what any normal person would do: He strapped a jetpack to his back and took off.
The jetpack helped Flisar travel up hills, across frozen ponds, and through the streets of his hometown of Maribor, Slovenia. Flisar hits a top speed of 75 mph while racing down the ski slopes, which is more than fast enough for any reasonable human.

Of course if you've got a need for speed, there's more than one kind of newly soup-up snow sport. Droneboarding looks like a real blast as well. Though if you're just trying to get home for lunch, a taxi is maybe your best bet.

Personal Jet Wing Promises Jetpacks Soon

Submitted by: [PoE]Anthem @ 09:48 PM | Friday, September 14, 2007 | (url: http://www.spiege...)

German researchers unveil their personal wing suit, and promise jets for a more jetpack-like ride.

Bet it won't be as good as Tribes 1.

From the article:

"If Geissler's plans come true, such a high jump height will eventually no longer be necessary: Geissler wants the wing to be equipped with its own engines -- small jet valves that won't allow for breakneck speeds, but which will ensure that altitude can be maintained."

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