So What the Heck is a Flyboard?
Technically, the Flyboard is an accessory that attaches to the jet discharge of a Personal Watercraft (PWC) and uses the jet discharge of the PWC to propel the device through the air and water….kinda boring. Now realistically speaking, the Flyboard is a 1000 gallons of water per minute at over 60 PSI and almost 400 pounds of lift of pure adrenaline pumping, heart pounding, eye catching fun! And no one brings the level of Flyboard flight excitement quite like we do here at Extreme Water Sports!
The brainchild of French Jet Ski Racer, Franky Zapata, the Flyboard was first developed in 2011 and made its way to the United States in the Spring of 2012 and we brought it Galveston at the end of the 2013 summer. Since then, it has taken the watersports world by storm.
The Flyboard is connected to the PWC by a 55-foot long 4″ diameter fire hose that can propel the pilot over 35 feet above the surface of the water (takes experience to reach 35 feet). Although some people might refer to it as a water jetpack, the Pilot is actually secured onto a board with Wakeboard Style Bindings and is being propelled from below, not from your back as the term jetpack might imply. While the Pilot of the Flyboard is in complete control of the navigation, the Operator (Certified Instructor) on the PWC is in control of the throttle.
This is truly an experience that you don’t want to miss and the best part is that most any able-bodied person can do it and the more you fly the better you become!
The next BIG water sport is here!
The much anticipated Hoverboard by ZR. Uses the same PWC and hose setup as the Flyboard, but gives you a completely different experience. Speed above the surface of the water at up to 23 MPH as you cut, jump, fly, sour, spin and flip on the newest extreme water sport from Zapata Racing.
If you are a surfer, wakeboarder, wake surfer or water enthusiast, this is definitely something you have to try! This is the REAL deal! No trick photography, no paid actors and best of all; no wires. Imagine surfing, wakeboarding or wakesurfing but now doing it completely above the water! The jet propulsion developed by the PWC powers the Hoverboard over 20 MPH as you fly 3 to 4 feet above the waters surface. You can grab the nose of the Hoverboard and sour 15+ feet in the air; do spins, flips and more. The Hoverboard is available as a complete kit or as an add-on if you already own a Flyboard.
Please contact us by phone or email for more information on the Flyboard and Hoverboard.
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