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Jetpacks are generally considered a distant, albeit awesome byproduct of the future—but if that's the case, then the future has arrived somewhat early in Detroit Lakes. Jetpack Minnesota is well ahead of the curve thanks to its water-propelled flyboards that launch you, the trusty pilot, dozens of feet into the sky.
Here's how it works: the flyboard on which you stand is attached to a 50-foot hose. Water travels through the hose and essentially acts as the flyboard's fuel, and get you flying up to 30 feet into the air in no time. But the board's movement isn't just vertical—in fact, you can move around and even dive under water at speeds of up 18.5mph. Steering the board is simple, too, since you use your toes and feet to direct its movement.