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Waterwalkerz brings out your inner hamster

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July 6, 2009

Let the little dears burn off some energy with Waterwalkerz

Let the little dears burn off some energy with Waterwalkerz

Waterwalkerz let you get in touch with your inner hamster and walk on water at the same time. Once inside the plastic inflatable ball you’ll be able to walk on water for up to 30 minutes before the air runs out, although you’re likely to run out of energy well before then.

The balls are made from a class of plastics known as Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) that are elastic, transparent, offer excellent abrasion resistance, and are tough – so tough the balls can even be used on pebble beaches. Although Waterwalkerz measure 2 meters in diameter, the company claims they can be used in pools as small as 8 foot in diameter and that a 25-meter pool could easily have five or more going simultaneously.

The company suggests a 200lbs (90kg) weight limit, but they do claim to have had people over 250lbs (110kg) use the balls with no problems.

Thankfully, since you’d likely expire if you tried to blow up one of the Waterwalkerz by mouth, the company also provides a blower. Waterwalkerz are aimed at hire organizations who cater for parties, fetes, promotions and team building events.

Waterwalkerz are available for USD$710 each, including delivery to the US, or UKP£450 for UK buyers. The blowers are priced at USD$199 and UKP£99 including delivery for the US and UK respectively.

While it may not be the most elegant means we've ever seen of treading atop H2O, it certainly looks like the most fun.

Source: Gadget Grid.

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.   All articles by Darren Quick
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