PLYMOUTH, Minn. - There's a new way to take watersports to the extreme in Minnesota. The Flyboard recently made it's debut in the land of 10,000 lakes after being developed in France.
The apparatus straps to your feet and then uses water pressure from a jet ski to launch you in the air. The Flyboard costs $8,000 and information for purchasing one can be found at FlyBoardMN.com.
KARE 11's Bryan Piatt tried it out Wednesday on Schmidt Lake in Plymouth. He also learned more about wake surfing with Midwest MasterCraft. It's essentially wake boarding, but the goal is to let go of the rope and ride the wake. In-board motor boats are required for wake surfing with heavy weight in the back of the boat.
If you don't have a boat but still want to enjoy the lake, no problem. You can rent Barry Cohen at Tonka Tubing who will taking you out skiing, tubing, wakeboarding or just cruising on Lake Minnetonka. Cohen says he came up with the idea as a way to let kids get out and enjoy the lake. He'll pick you up at a public access point and charges $130 per hour. You can check availability and schedule an outing here.
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