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The Manta 5 - World's First Hydrofoil Bike

Old 01-23-20, 03:40 PM
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The Manta 5 - World's First Hydrofoil Bike

https://manta5.com/

Leave it to the Kiwis!

In addition to cycling, I spend part of my free time during the summer kayaking and my interest was piqued when I came across this. Personally, I would rather spend my hard-earned cash in other ways but nevertheless itís certainly a thought-provoking invention. Perhaps it might be more in line as a side rental business for an ocean or lake resort.

I thought that it might be more appropriate to post this thread in this sub rather than raise the hackles of the forum mods even though this thing has pedals, a handle bar and the manufacturer refers to it as a bike.

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Old 01-24-20, 05:56 AM
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I would love to try that! Very cool.
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Crazy device but $7,500 geez
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Maybe the first commercial human-powered hydrofoil, but the Flying Fish was setting records a third of a century ago: https://flyingfishhydrofoil.com/ and that site shows a human-powered hydrofoil from the 1950's.

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Looks like a fine way to spend a summer day!
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Hm. Could I use it to go fishing? I might be able to rationalize getting one, in that case.

Edit: Ah, it has an e-motor for assist. I was wondering about how much power you'd need to put out to get it to hydroplane. Kind of explains the cost.
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Started to asked about a battery assist. My skinny legs would definitely need it! Looks like good fun... add some rods holders... Thanks for the post.
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