By ALANA PERSSON, LACONIA DAILY SUN
Drew Morin of Laconia is propelled high above the water using a hydro-jetovator on Lake Winnipesaukee. (Courtesy photo)
LACONIA — At first glance, it may appear that people are completing an unnatural feat as they fly a few feet above the water. Yet, upon a closer look it becomes clear that the people are being propelled by a hydro-jetovator, an up-and-coming water toy that has hit the lakes this season.
The hydro-jetovator is a unique water toy, as it requires a water propulsion system that comes from a jet ski and puts the water under the board people stand on. This differs from water skis or wakeboards that merely require the wake of a boat to keep them afloat.
“It’s like nothing I have ever done in the water before,” said Drew Morin, an avid boater from Laconia.
Using the hydro-jetovator came naturally for Morin, who said that the watercraft is much easier to master than wakeboarding or water skiing.
“It’s not actually that difficult to do; most people get up on the first try,” said Morin. “All you need to do is get the feeling of water pressure under your feet and then you just need to just a little bit of balance to stay floating around.”
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