There Can Be Only One: Jetpack Vs Car Race
Ever wanted to see some bro with a jetpack race a foreign sporty-ish car (Renault Megane RS)? Well you're in luck, because that is WHAT THIS IS. Unfortunately, 23-year old "daredevil" Nick Macomber doesn't know the meaning of daring the devil and gets smoked.
Today's short, 400-metre flight - reaching a top speed of about 100kmh while travelling about 50m off the ground - was Macomber's first mission in the southern hemisphere, but he's done "hundreds" of jet-pack flights before.
The short hop took just 16 seconds - the fuel runs out in 30 seconds.
"I've literally lost count of the times I've done this, but I still get nervous every time," he said. "I have to ask people how it looked afterwards because I can barely remember it."
Admittedly, Nick lost because he had to get 'up' to a safe height before he could start moving forward. Wait -- did I say had to? I meant chose to because he didn't want to win bad enough. If that was me I would have stayed low enough to touch the ground the whole time -- with my peenor. "Soooo... just centimeters?" HUNDREDS OF THEM.
Hit the jump for the less than impressive jetpacking performance.
Thanks to Logan, who agrees he should have just put rollerskates on and gone for the gold.