Fly high with Jetovator
You’ve probably seen the pictures showing people having a go at “jetovating” and, like me, think it looks like a stunt out of a James Bond film!
It certainly gives the impression of being a great deal of fun but can anyone do it? Is it hard work? Do you really get lifted out of the water like the publicity photos show? And what’s the sensation like?
From personal expe-rience, we can report that it’s truly fantastic and one you just have to try if you like a bit of adventure and something very different.
We tried it in Las Galletas and felt just like 007!
The Jetovator uses a water thrust from a jet unit and long hose to propel the user into the air. The rider can also redirect the water thrust of the two front nozzles in order to manoeuver the Jetovator in all directions.
I thought it might be difficult to use or get the hang of but no, that wasn’t the case.
Despite its impressive aerial capabilities, the Jetovator is actually incredibly easy to learn to operate.
It’s used in association with a PWC (personal water craft) so there are always two people around and you can cut the throttle at any time in the event that either the Jetovator or PWC comes too close to any other boat or object in the water. The PWC operator can also offer immediate assistance in the case of any problem.
The idea of balancing atop a moving hose sounds impossible but the Jetovator provides such a stable platform that virtually everyone can be trained to operate it safely and proficiently in twenty minutes.
The Jetovator can attain forward speeds of 25mph and riders can cruise in comfort for long distances should they choose to. The production Jetovator is limited to a height of 25 feet and can also dive under water for brief durations. Skilled riders can also perform freestyle tricks but it’s recommended these only be attempted by well practised operators in a safe environment clear of any other people or boats.
As with most thrill sports, you have to minimise any risk by wearing approved marine safety helmets in addition to mandated life jackets. It’s also a good idea to have a minimum of one hour training with an approved Jetovator trainer.
So next time you see people jetovating, don’t just stand there admiring their skills – book up to have a go yourself!
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