Stratospheric is always looking for more power and less cavitation in hydroflight power channels. Strato looked at the options and listened to the discussions and inputs from all sources and research through the historical records. Applying the theories to jet ski powered water jetpacks and modelling them in three dimensional computer software and then running high powered water flow simulations to optimize the results. X’s being able iterate, modeling new geometry and re-run simulations in a cycle resulted in a tuning of the channel shape, split and the structure of the chambers for an optimized flow. Two channels, one result, a more streamlined water flow with less mixing, turbulence. Cleaner power. X’s new 2016 Dual 180 splits the water flow coming out of the pump into two streams around the U bend, minimizes power robbing intermixing, guiding through the 180 degree turn toward the front of the ski, and seamlessly recombining the flow into a blast directed at your ongoing conflict with gravity. Look at the sculpted geometry, this is what sets apart X from the rest. Design is what we do, design is our strength and experience, combined with decades of CAD experience in surface modeling. The ability to sculpt 3D surfaces into smooth water flowing channels. Look at the smooth geometry inside and out, this is what water loves to slide against!
To prove the theory in practice, we took some big blocks of billet aluminum alloy, had our CNC machinist honed out the first of the new dual channels for real world testing, welding the two shells together and attaching CNC milled flanges with our marine grade 316 alloy hardware. We gave sent the Dual 180 to Ben Merrell for testing at the Hydro Jam in Austin Texas. Boom! Ben got out of the water shaking with adrenalin. Power in spades.