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The Personal Watercraft (PWC) or Jet Ski as many call it, is the most crucial tool in successful flyboarding. You literally cannot do the sport without it. For this reason, you want to make sure that you are using a quality PWC if you want to get the most out of your session.

The problem is depending on where you rent from, there is no guarantee on quality or the shape the vessel might be in. Likewise, you never know when availability might be an issue. If you want to rent during a popular time, you might not be able to get one. Also, many rental companies dramatically increase price during peak season. This short guide will help you understand when is the right time to rent and when is it right to buy a Jet Ski when flyboarding.

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When You Should Rent

Of course when you are new to the sport or just mildly interested then it does not make sense to buy all the equipment. However, depending on where you rent your PWC and flyboard (most people don’t have just the flyboard equipment) the average fee might be anywhere from 90-150 dollars. Usually this is for a period of about twenty minutes. These too might require that one of the flyboard instructors pilots the PWC.

The rental period is a good time for you to test out the different products on the market. You can read PWC reviews online, but nothing tells you better than your own experience behind the wheel.

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When You Should Buy

After flyboarding several times, it starts to make sense to consider purchasing your own equipment. This is particularly true if you want to go frequently and have a lot more freedom about how long you flyboard and where you go. Similarly, it can be a hassle dealing with paperwork every time you just want to go out for a spin.

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Remember a PWC is an investment and you’re not just purchasing one for flyboarding. There are so many different ways that you can use your Jet Ski from exploring new places to watersports to even fishing. You want to make sure that you get an all-around solid vehicle.

Like any sport, as you get better at flyboarding you will start to develop preferences on equipment. Since each PWC rides differently, it will affect the way you flyboard and determine everything from your altitude to speed and maneuverability. You need to find a craft that is suited towards your style. Most intermediate and advanced boarders also start to use wireless EMK remotes so that they can flyboard without a driver. This gives you maximum control to get the most out of your session.

Do What’s Best for You

If you are a casual flyboarder who wants to go once in awhile then it probably makes sense to stick to renting. But, if you are trying to become the best flyboarder possible and really get out there and enjoy the sport without any restriction, you have to buy. Then you can have the freedom and flexibility to take your skills to the limit!

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So what’s best for you? Rent or buy? Let us know what you think!