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!