What is Flyboard®?
The Flyboard® is the newest extreme sport! It is an accessory that attaches
to a PWC (Personal Watercraft) which gives the Flyboard® propulsion through air and
water. 90% of the propulsion is routed through the primary nozzle that attaches
to the feet of the Flyboard® user. The hand nozzles are used to ensure stabilization.
Despite its intuitive use, the Flyboard® is none the less an extreme sports
gear to practice with great vigilance.
How Does It Work?
The PWC provides all of the propulsion for the Flyboard®. Using a set of unique
and patented adapters, inventor Franky Zapata of Zapata Racing, turned an ordinary
watercraft into a Water Sports Sensation. The thrust from the PWC is routed through
a long hose up to the Flyboard® where a rider can divert and control that
thrust to create any type of movement he/she desires. All of the thrust developed
from the PWC is routed through the hose, so the PWC just follows behind the rider
in trail giving you the freedom to go anywhere, even underwater. The Flyboard®
has its own buoyancy and therefore floats on the water allowing the rider more safety
and easier time in the water prior to start. Be sure to watch all of our videos
on our homepage to see how this really works. To sum this up, you can fly over the
water, under the water, and have complete freedom to fly freestyle without the risk
of getting hurt. We can assure you that the Flyboard® is extremely SAFE. We
have many options for anyone who would like to buy or try the Flyboard®.
Learning to operate the Flyboard® is much easier than you might think. Many
people ask us how hard is it to fly. When given proper instruction and the student
can follow those instructions, almost anyone will start flying the Flyboard®
during their first 5 minutes in the water. After only 20 minutes in the water you
could easily have basic control of your movements over the water. Some people will
have a natural ability and a faster learning curve, but almost anyone will have
a lot of fun during their first ride and it only gets better after each ride. Most
people have found that they are twice as good on their second ride.