The Flyboard is an extreme water sports accessory to your Personal Watercraft (PWC). Like any other water sports accessory you will need to ensure you have proper instruction and safety gear before attempting to use the Flyboard. The equipment is simple and easy to use once you have learned the basic techniques for flying.
Let us try to explain how this product works. First of all, the Personal Water Craft (PWC) provides all of the propulsion for the Flyboard. Any PWC having 100 horsepower or more can be used. We have seen Yamaha, Seadoo, and Kawasaki brands all used successful. 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. Using a set of unique and Patented adapters, inventor Franky Zapata of Zapata Racing, turned an ordinary watercraft into a Water Sports Sensation. All of the thrust developed from the PWC is routed through a 180 degree adapter and into the hose. The hose is attached to the Flyboard 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.
The Flyboard package consists of an adapter plate (specific to your PWC model), thrust diversion adapter, hose, Flyboard jet manifold, the base board, flotation modules, wakeboard style bindings/boots, hoses and arm thrust extensions. After purchasing a Flyboard for your personal use you must receive a Basic Training course from an Certified Flyboard Instructor and sign Liability Release Forms. If you are planning to operate the Flyboard in a commercial operation you must complete the Certified Instructor course offered through your local dealer.
Basic Flyboard Course-$250.00 (Required for retail purchase)
This course is 1.5 hours and includes one-on-one instruction teaching you safety and basic flight techniques. The Basic Course also gives you all the information you will need to maintain and service your Flyboard. Please note that this course is not intended for the Commercial Operator and is only a basic introduction to the Flyboard. To receive a Flyboard for Commercial Use you must complete an Commercial Instructor Course. The course is offered in several locations along the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama. All Safety Gear is included in this course. Please call to schedule this course in advance.
Advanced Flyboard Course-$950.00 (Click Here for Further Information)
If you would like to receive the most comprehensive training we suggest you take the Master Pilot Course which includes a FULL DAY on the Flyboard with a dedicated Instructor. The Advanced Flyboard Course teaches everything in the Basic Course plus more advanced techniques and freestyle components that will give the rider more confidence on the Flyboard. All Safety Gear and Lunch is included in this course. The course is offered in several locations along the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama. Please call to schedule this course in advance.
Commercial Instructor Course-$1,000.00 (Required for Commercial Operators)
The Commercial Instructor Course is the required course for all operators who plan to operate the Flyboard in a Pay for Use operation. This course will only be given to employees of a Dealer and licensing will be granted to Dealers Only. You must schedule this course at your Authorized Dealer in your area. If no dealer exists in your area please call us to discuss the details of this course. This course covers Safety, Operation, Assembly/Dis-assembly, Regular Maintenance, and Proper Instruction Techniques. At the completion of this course you must log 20 hours of Flyboard flight time before your final certificate will be issued. Please call to schedule this course in advance.
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 30 minutes in the water you could easily have basic control over your movements over the water. Some people will have natural abilities 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.
Does is it require a lot of strength? Once you become airborne on the Flyboard their are only subtle movements required and physical strength is not necessary. Balance and coordination are much more important than physical strength while flying the Flyboard.
Is there a weight limit for the Flyboard? Absolutely not. If you have a shoe size between size 6 and size 13, we can probably have you flying on the Flyboard. More important than weight is the Horsepower Rating on your Personal Watercraft (PWC). Heavier riders may find themselves exit the water slower than lighter riders, but the ride will be the same. We have seen 230 lb. riders have a lot of fun using only a basic 130 Horsepower PWC. Also note that if you foot size differs from those mentioned you can order special sized boots enabling you to ride the Flyboard safely.
What is the age limit? Currently, we only allow riders who are 18 years of age or older.
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