PEDESTRIAN.TV has partnered with Activision to celebrate the launch of one of 2017's biggest titles, Destiny 2. Because we love getting around on the Sparrow in-game, we had to show you how rad it would be to ride one in real-life. Check it out below.
If you’re familiar with the Destiny series, you’ll know all about the Sparrow – a vehicle used in the game to fang around an area real quick. Think of it like a really cool hover bike you’ll never get to ride IRL.
But then again, maybe you will. To celebrate the release of Destiny 2, Activision partnered with Jetovator to create real-life rideable Sparrows and let a couple of extreme Aussie athletes and YouTubers hoon around on them.
Filmed at Shasta Lake, California, the clip opens with Nitro Circus members Ryan Williams and Blake “Bilko” Williams playing the new game on a boat because, well, isn’t that where you play? Then, wouldn’t you bloody know it, the world’s number one hydro flight athlete, Joey Natale, pulls up alongside the vessel on his hectic Sparrow and sprays the crap out of the gamers with water. Tough break.
From there, the Aussies jump on their own Sparrows and many a sick trick is pulled by the riders, including Supermans and Barrel Rolls, you know, all the standard fare. I gotta say, it looks insanely fun.
Aussie YouTubers Shammi & Jackson even make a cameo appearance. Check it all out in the video below.
Jetovator has made a number of similar products that work on the same principal – riding a giant hose. Essentially, it’s powered much the same way a jet ski is and the Sparrow is no different.
“The Jetovator redirects the water thrust from the jet unit of the jet ski along a sixty foot hose to the Jetovator,” the website says. “This water thrust is then used to propel and elevate the Jetovator into the air.”
Built from converted Jetovator technology, the Sparrows took two months of research and development, building and testing in order for them to fly and pull of these stunts. They can hit speeds of up to 40km per hour on the water and have the ability to soar up to 7.5 metres in the air.
So there you go, maybe you can ride a real Sparrow one day. Until then, you’ll have to get around on a virtual one in Destiny 2, which is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and coming to PC on October 24. Suss out the launch trailer below.Image: Activision