Monday, October 26, 2009

Have you ever tried the Pumperbike?

The Pumperbike is a environmental friendly water tool that came out in the market a few years ago but not quite divulged yet. It is also called "Human-Powered-Hydrofoil". By jumping up and down on the device, as you can see in the movie, it generates the energy on the hydrofoil to push you forward.

To start the Pumpabike working, you need to launch from a stable place giving it a good kick off in order to provide the initial speed. Then, you have to start jumping like a freaky kangaroo by using a coordinated rhythm which is quite a big challenge to do. Generally the kangaroos collapse after a few minutes because it is just too exhausting :o)!! You need to be quite fit and with good efficient techniques to keep it going longer than five minutes. But it can also be efficient if you can take the wave of a passing boat because it would make you go for longer time. Remember that if you stop jumping you will glide for a short while before sinking and so you will have to swim back to land to start again. The main body of the device floats so it is easy to paddle around. It is more suited to use it on calm water and with little wind. The Pumpabike is a great water tool for having fun with friends and of course for keeping you fit!

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8 comments:

  1. yo that's awesome! Where can we do this sport? BTW was that Sean on steroids? HaHa LOL!

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  2. Aww, that looks exciting!!

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  3. How exhausting is it to ride this thing? I mean would it really be possible to consider this a transporting vehicle; is it much more exhausting compared to rowing for example?

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  4. another interesting test comment

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  5. Hi "Anonymus", believe me it is definitely more exhausting than rowing because first you need to get the right rhythm and second you cannot stop for a break in the middle of the lake/ocean. The tool is portable. You pull apart the bids and pieces and you carry them around in a big bag... quite handy!

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  6. That's why you need steroids-steroidi LOL :) Great Bike!

    One question, how fast can it go? Lets say from Point A to B which is 2km. How long will the journey take?

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  7. Haha, that's hilarious!!! I want to try that too!!!! By the way.. I think Sean wanted to escape, but became too tired and had to turn back.. Right, Sean?! ;-)
    P.S. Naby, I love your posts!

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