Pardon us if we seem distracted–we’ve just been watching the new video from the Zapata Racing team for the hundredth time. Somehow it only gets more impressive each time we watch it. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that it features racing phenomenon Franky Zapata flying through the air like Rocketman on a sleek and powerful water-jet while outpacing the small fleet of motorboats beneath him. Yeah, that’s probably it.
For those who don’t know the name, Franky Zapata is no stranger to daring innovation and the endless pursuit of a great rush. In the world of racing he’s a living legend, with countless titles and championships under his belt and a perennial willingness to explore new turbo-boosted terrain. Starting in the late 90s, Zapata trademarked Zapata Racing and they were dubbed the official brand of PWC Product in 2008. Yes, Zapata basically gets paid to indulge his wildest fantasies and then bring those fantasies to market.
Never one to rest on his laurels, Zapata recently dove head first into the hydro-propelled machine industry and the Zapata Flyboard Water Jet marked the triumphant result of his efforts. Now, with the Flyboard Air, Zapata seems to be once again trailblazing his way into the future of racing. There are no words to describe the effect of watching Zapata soar over the water like something out of a comic book so we won’t even try. If you need us we’ll be in our office watching the video again.