A human hovercraft at the Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union

Photo by: GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

At the opening day of the Lake Union Boats Afloat show, Brandon Robinson demonstrates the “FlyBoard”, a water powered device that allows the pilot to hover 20-30 feet in the air and do acrobatic tricks. They say it’s like riding on the end of a fire hose. The propulsion is supplied by a jet ski, today piloted by Daniel Kaufman from Vancouver, BC.

Photo by: GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Brandon Robinson does an acrobatic trick on a FlyBoard in Lake Union. During the Boats Afloat Show, the FlyBoard is on sale for $6,500.

GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

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