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Franky Zapata: Flyboard inventor fails in cross-Channel bid

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A French inventor has failed in his attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered flyboard.
Franky Zapata, a former jet-ski champion, had been hoping to cross from northern France to southern England in just 20 minutes.
But the 40-year-old fell into the water halfway across as he tried to land on a boat to refuel.
He took off from near Calais on Thursday morning and was heading for St Margaret's Bay in Dover.
Mr Zapata was not injured when he fell.
"It is a huge disappointment," a member of his team told France's BFM TV shortly after the flight. "He must have missed the platform by just a few centimetres."
"We practised this manoeuvre dozens of times in heavier seas," he added.
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Ok, he failed.

But this is something different.
Will flyboards become common? Doubtful.
Humans can't even walk on the footpath without crashing into one another.

You never know what this might lead to.
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Frank Zappa would had no problem flying over that puddle.
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Frank Zappa would had no problem flying over that puddle.

You should buy a flyboard.

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