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The Independent Propulsion Unit represents four years of hard work with results including autonomous flight up to 10,000 feet, top speed of 150 km/h (93.2 mph), and 10 minute autonomy. The Flyboard product line was designed to allow enthusiasts to fly safely over water.
Zapata Racing started in 1998, lead by Franky Zapata, and was quickly noticed by the biggest PWC brands. Zapata Racing became the factory Team for BRP, representing an impact of the brand on an international scale.
The prototype is available for show by contacting a representative on their website at zapata-racing.com
This fellow, with the extremely appropriate Imgur nickname "Makgyver87", created his own bowling alley in his backyard after the local bowling alley closed down. Instead of hoping for someone else to build another one, he took matters into his own hands.
It first started out with a few design concepts:
Then came the final design concept using CAD software:
The progress and the completed work:
And what's a bowling alley if you can't play at night!
The product has been in development for seven years, in partnership with experts on cycling head injuries, airbag technologies, mathematics, and crash tests.
The airbag is designed like a hood and made in an ultra-strong nylon fabric that won't rip when scraped against the ground. Hövding protects almost the entire head, while leaving the field of vision open.
The inflated airbag is designed according to current accident statistics. The protection is greatest where it is needed most and the airbag provides extremely soft and gentle shock absorption. The pressure remains constant for several seconds, making it able to withstand multiple head impacts during the same accident. After the accident the airbag slowly starts to deflate. The cold gas inflator uses helium that inflates the airbag is placed in a holder in the collar on the cyclist's back.
Thousands of cycling accidents were re-enacted using stunt riders and crash-test dummies to collect the specific movement patterns of cyclists in accidents. An equal amount of normal cycling data has been collected using test cyclists wearing Hövding in everyday cycling.
For more information, check out Hövding's official website at hovding.com