Ponder for a moment the severely limited superhero.
He can fly!
But only when directly above a body of water.
He can put out fires!
But only those occurring on a lake, swimming pool, or river.
Fortunately for us, but unfortunately for the superhero looking for some action, this precise scenario just doesn't occur that often. With such narrowly tailored superpowers, one wonders just what "Flyboard Boy" can really do. Who can he save?
Or what: On Saturday, a boat caught fire on Cross Lake in northern Minnesota, about a half-hour north of Brainerd. The boat's passengers escaped the small fire unharmed, but that still left the small, floating problem of a boat on fire.
This was a job for Flyboard Boy.
Enter the sons of Paul Gavic, owner/operator of Sky High Flyboard, an area business. Gavic tells KARE 11 his two boys snapped into action, with one taking a flyboard up into the sky to rain water down on the smouldering vessel.
Seen here, this seems like the most useful, natural deployment of the flyboard, which could rightly be renamed a "High-Tech Thrill Seeker's Boat Fire Extinguisher." There's obvious risk here. Should the flyboard fail to keep our superboy up in the air for a moment, he's plummeting into a flaming boat, and will need rescue by one or more other flyboard-based superheros.
Spoiler alert: That doesn't happen in this video, and Flyboard Boy saves the day! Well, the boat. Parts of the boat. Actually, the boat's condition is unknown.
But at least this kid's summer has been rescued from boredom.