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Watch a jet ski demolish a $3,000 drone in mid-air collision

Jet Ski Drone Crash

During this year’s Festival of Freeride in New Zealand, an annual event where jet ski riders perform all sorts of slick surfing maneuvers and tricks in the water, a $3,000 camera drone inadvertently incorporated itself into the show.

Captured by surf filmographer Guy Mac, the video below shows what happens when a jet skier tries to go up and catch some air and collides with a DJI Insipire drone. While the jet ski rider reportedly emerged unscathed, the drone was ultimately buried at sea.

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The entire 5-minute video is worth checking out, especially if you’ve never seen anyone do surfing style tricks on a jet ski before. For anyone who wants to skip right ahead to the mid-air collision, you can forward ahead to about 3:45 into the video.

Awesome stuff, to be sure, but this still isn’t quite the best drone-related video we’ve seen over the past few months. For anyone looking for more incredible drone action, make sure to check out this video of a police-trained eagle snatching a drone out of the sky or this incredible video of a drone swarm lighting up the sky in dazzling fashion.

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 15 years. A life long Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW. When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.