The ocean is an unforgiving environment. It will beat up and corrode the strongest equipment. Maintenance is required for any equipment that is used in the ocean, from scuba equipment to yachts, hydro jetpacks are no exception. The X-Jetpack’s compact design was based off our experience with the Jetlev-Flyer jetpack and boats delicate hardware. We wanted to build a design that would function without complications, that could be user serviced without having to contact the manufacturer to express ship replacement parts. All of our design solutions were geared to the user being able to have a functioning hydro jetpack to fly. The other guys use the sales strategy that they are building a finely tuned machine, a luxury device, anyone that can afford a 70,000 dollar water sports toy can afford an engineer to maintain it. As they refer to it, “a Ferrari for the ocean”.
Dubious logic soaking a “Ferrari” in salt water.
We decided early in the innovation process to build the toughest water gear we could. Function and durability. Carbon fiber looks cool when it is new, not so nice after the sun shines on it for a month or two. We chose to build our frames out of 6061 aluminum alloys, hard anodized, and the powder coated. Car racing safety belts look cool, we liked them too, but they did not last, they corrode, they jam up with sand, they won’t open up anymore. Replace one after it freezes up? Hundreds of dollars. We developed a system based on existing marine sailing hardware, ocean proven design, full marine stainless construction, simple to use, safe clean exit every time.
We tested our system, we tested with the best pilots in the world, we took the feedback and built a better set of hardware, better performance. The real deal, built for the real world harsh conditions. Built to last, perfect for the rebellion.