FlyBoard Is Awesome New Sport

Ever imagine flying on jet pack and cruising on air? guess what, now you can, by using Flyboard,  what is a Flyboard? A Flyboard is actually a type of water jetpack attached to a personal water craft (PWC) which supplies propulsion to drive the Flyboard through air and water to perform a sport known as flyboarding. A Flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath which provide thrust for the rider to fly up to 15 metres in the air or to dive headlong through the water. can you imagine how awesome is that? no? Take a look on this video

Cool huh? But sadly its really expensive if you want to purchase it but still affordable,  The 2013 Flyboard v2 is priced at US$5,850,   and it can be rented for around US$150 for 30 minutes or $250 for 60 minutes.

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Also purchasing a Flyboard requires completion of a training course and the signing of a liability release form, followed by riding instruction. Courses may cost from $250.00 to $1,000.00. Physical strength is not required to perform the subtle movements necessary to use the device, whereas coordination and balance are important.

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The equipment is not as hard to use as one may think after watching videos of people demonstrating different stunts and tricks.Proper instruction is key, and once someone follows these then that person can be flying on their Flyboard in no time. It doesn’t take much time to master the basic controls of the Flyboard. There is also no weight limit when using the Flyboard but one must be at least 18 if they would like to ride.

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Flyboard kits include everything necessary to get started. Kits include the board, a pair of wakeboard type shoes, a rotation system(“composed of specific plastic bearing balls in order to avoid corrosion, we developed a self-cleaning system using water pressure which allows the rejection of sand” ), 2 hoses along with handles and nozzles, the main hose that supplies the water pressure from a PWC, the 180 degree elbow that allows the wide range in movement, 1 nozzle, and 1 quick clip for disconnecting between the Flyboard and the PWC. Maintenance for a Flyboard is minimal, but it is recommended to run clean water after usage in the sea.

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A flyboard can range from $6570 for the base model; the hand unit with an inbuilt trigger throttle will cost another $1200. The inbuilt trigger throttle is not necessary but can make the board easier to ride, especially for a beginner.

Source: ZapataRacing

 

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