If you've always dreamed of taking to the skies with your own jet pack, this could come close. Mere mortals now have superpowers thanks to what's called the Jetovator, essentially a water propelled jet bike.
Ryan Glover and Jay Criniti own Ride the Hose Watersports and have brought the Jetovator to Connecticut.
Glover and Criniti are, in everyday life, sixth grade math teachers in Plainville who are spending their summer introducing people to the futuristic device that has been made famous in various YouTube clips.
"It's almost as easy as riding a bike," Glover said. "It connects to a jet ski and you connect it to a 40 foot hose and it has a thrust adapter."
The Jetovator then propels water through three jets, which provide the lift – as high as about 25 feet.
"You're flying through the air. You really don't feel any weight when you're up there," Criniti said.
Ride the Hose Watersports is in the business of selling the jet bikes, which cost about $7,000 each, but also has been offering demo rides in places like Staffordville Lake in Stafford Springs, Lake Zoar in Sandy Hook and Candlewood Lake in New Milford.
"It's like nothing you've ever done," Glover added.
Ride the Hose Watersports is offering rides on the Jetovator for $60 for a 20 minute session. You have to be 18 to ride with a valid I.D.
For more information, click here to visit the Ride the Hose Watersports website.