You could call it a fish out of water.
One California man says he gets plenty of confused looks when he drives his custom scooter around town — because it looks like it belongs on the ocean.
Nick Stemple says his buddy made something similar to scootski first.
“He built his, and I was just like, ‘That’s frickin sweet’ and I had to have one,” said Stemple.
And now that Stemple has his own scootski, he says he’s never going back.
I love this thing! I’ve gotten rid of my other motorcycles. I ride this every single day.
-Nick Stimple, Scootski Inventor
So what is it?
Stemple says he got a Honda Elite scooter off Craig’s list. His friend had the jet ski and after about two months of work, he had scootski.
“The first question I always get is ‘Does that thing float on water?’ And I always say, ‘No, there’s a huge hole at the bottom of it.,'” Stemple said.
Scootski goes up to about 70 miles an hour, and get around 30 or 40 miles to the gallon.
Stemple says he rides the thing anywhere and everywhere, even the highway.
It’s just like putting a body kit on your car.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles says you can’t take any vehicle with less than 150 cc motor size onto the highway.
But the Honda Elite engine that powers scootski is 250 cc’s, so Stemple is good to go.
“The one thing I love about it is honestly just how people are with you. You get like people probably just having the worst day ever, and then they just see a jet ski just going down the road, and they just have the biggest smile ever,” said Stemple.