The Flyboard is the newest extreme sport! It is an accessory that attaches to a PWC (Personal Watercraft) which gives the Flyboard propulsion through air and water. The propulsion is routed through the primary nozzle that attaches to the feet of the Flyboard user. Despite its intuitive use, the Flyboard is none the less an extreme sports gear to practice with great vigilance.
How Does It Work?
The PWC provides all of the propulsion for the Flyboard. Using a set of unique and patented adapters, inventor Franky Zapata of Zapata Racing, turned an ordinary watercraft into a Water Sports Sensation. 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. All of the thrust developed from the PWC is routed through the hose, 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. 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.
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 20 minutes in the water you could easily have basic control of your movements over the water. Some people will have a natural ability 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.
Things you have to know
• Flyboard is easy:
Most people tend to get up on the board within 2 to 10 mn on their first attempt at Flyboarding. It’s actually very natural and intuitive, just like walking!
• Flyboard is safe:
The board has positive buoyancy and you’re as well equipped with a life vest. Your certified instructor is in control of your height at all times and will provide you all the tips necessary.
• Flyboard is fun:
Once you get going, you’re only limited by your creativity. As a very simple and light device, the Flyboard is very maneuverable and as soon as your second or third attempt, you’ll be starting to learn tricks.
The Flyboard Kit
1 x Board with 4 floating/protecting pods
1 x CWB Boots (similar to wakeboard boots)
1 x pendular nozzle system
2 x 360° swivel hose quick connection
2 x Zapata Racing branded caps for hand nozzle outlets
1 x 60 feet Water hose (this provides water from the Jet-ski to the FlyBoard)
1 x U-Pipe (this reverses the Jet ski water outlet)
1 x Universal plate for coupling the u-pipe to the jetski pump
1 x Strap system and shackle to attach the hose to the nose of the jetski
4 x Hose clamps to secure the hose.
1 x bag of nuts, bolts and screws for Flyboard assembly.
1 x instructions manual
The Jetski Adaptor Kit
When buying your Flyboard Kit, You will need a set of bolts to attach your universal plate to the jetski pump. We have kits for the following jetski models:
YAMAHA all models
Sea-Doo All models except year 2010
Sea-Doo Special for year 2010 model
Kawasaki Ultra models
Kawasaki 15F models
Honda all models
The EMK Kit
1 x specially designed Hand throttle with start/stop switch
1 x inclined (for better dispersion of water) servo motor support
1 x electronic servo motor
1 x 60 feet cable with 360° rotation quick connections
1 x bag of accessories
The Quick Nozzle
Connects to your Flyboard universal plate instead of your current jetski nozzle. The Quick Nozzle connects just like your U-Pipe, reducing the time to get you back in jetski mode down to just a few seconds. It is all included in the new Quick nozzle pack (available dec 2013) plate and nozzle. No more specific brand’s adaptor kit to add
Flyboard Kit Box: dimensions: 24X32X17 weight: 90 lbs
Board out of the box with everything mounted except bindings: dimensions: weight:
Hose rolled: dimensions: weight
Hose length: 60ft
Minimum jetski power required: 100hp 4 stroke
Minimum jetski power recommended: 150hp 4 stroke
Heigth reached with 130hp: 5-10 feet
Heigth reached with 150hp: 10-15 feet
Heigth reached with 180hp: 15-20 feet
Heigth reached with 215hp: 20-30 feet
Heigth reached with 255hp: 35-40 feet and above