The Flyboard® is a watersports apparatus which allows propulsion underwater and in the air, it could be compared to a powered wakeboard.
The Flyboard® comes complete with the Electronic Management Kit which allows operation of the PWC throttle, kill switch and starter from the Flyboard®. This method allows for better flight precision and its intuitive use provides the Flyboard® Operator exceptional sensations.
Usually after about 20 minutes you can already move underwater like a dolphin and challenge the gravity like superman!
The nozzles under your feet put out 90% of the propulsion and allow movement by tilting your feet and tilting the Flyboard®. The nozzles on the hands put out 10% of the propulsion and are used to help stabilization much the same way as ski poles.
As stated by the Developer, Franky Zapata: “The Flyboard® encompasses all my passions: the jetski, ski, snowboard and acrobatic dives.”
As explained previously the Flyboard® is very intuitive: similar to learning to ride a bike, waterski, surfing, skating or any other activity that requires a little balance.
Find your balance and you will be flying like a bird or swimming through the water like a dolphin!
Between 5 to 20 minutes are needed to learn the basics of the Flyboard® with an instructor. It takes about 3 hours of training to master the maneuvers and understand the operation of the Flyboard®.
Then you will be able to take off from water and enjoy your Flyboard® for hours!
HISTORY OF FLYBOARD
Franky Zapata of ZAPATA RACING started to develop the Flyboard® during Spring 2011. Their experience in racing Jet Skis and understanding of water propulsion allowed them to develop prototypes in record time.
After several prototypes success was evident when they were able to get out of the water and stabilize in the air thanks to the under feet propulsion and the hand stabilization. Next began the work on improving the flight intuitivism. Patents were filed in INPI and the Flyboard® was introduced during the World Championship in China.
Zapata Racing posted a video on YouTube which was visited more than 2.5 million times in 15 days, many TV rebroadcasts were scheduled and many shows are organized in the more prestigious areas like Las Vegas…
Zapata Racing was able to do in a few days what their competitors do in one year.