Not as strenuous as it looks, but a bundle of fun.
The Pump-a-bike can even be used in surf
Still hard to believe it works, but it does
Constructed of aluminium and plastic, the hydrofoil weighs just 14 kilograms.
Launching needs a platform of some sort - any steady platform will do.
Unlike any other water craft, the hydrofoil comes apart and can be transported in a small bag.
The launch from the stand - part 1
The launch from the stand - part 2
Video excerpts of the launch procedure
A detailed rundown of the starting procedure
May 16, 2005 To look at the Pump-a-bike, you’d swear it would sink the moment it hit the water. Not so, indeed, with a bit of practice, the human powered hydrofoil is capable of nearly 20 miles per hour – not that much shy of the world record for human powered watercraft . To make it work, all you need to do is jump up and down. Given some time to coordinate the movements and gain a degree of mastery, the Pump-a-bike can even be used in surf to ride waves.
« Back to Human powered hydrofoil
Other Images from this Gallery