Chicago outdoors: FlyBoard, something completely different

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Click here for today’s column about the FlyBoard, which I watched in operation, at the Michigan City In-Water Boat Show, and found out had just opened operations on the Chicago lakefront as Jet Surf Chicago.

Yeah, I know this is something completely different, both in itself and as a subject for me to write about.

But it caught my eye. And a lot of other people’s, too.

You can try it at Michigan City, where the boat show runs through today.

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