Questions about Flyboard?

We tried to collect all the answers to your questions about Flyboard. If there are any ambiguous issues, please ask!

1. Is It Hard to Learn to Fly?

It is much easier to learn to fly with the flyboard, than it may seem at first glance. The main thing is to follow the instructions of the coach and not to be afraid! All movements during the flight are carried out at an intuitive level, as during the walk. Neither physical form nor special skills are required.

Natural equilibrioception and natural movement coordination are all the beginner needs. Height, weight and age are not the determining factors for our entertainment. Only thirst for new emotions and feelings is the main engine for a future flyboarder!

2. How Does Flyboard Work?

Flyboard consists of a board, special boots rigidly attached to the board and a flexible hose connected to the water jet of the jet ski through which a powerful water spray comes and sets this design in motion. Two nozzles located under the flyer’s feet manifest the flight mechanics foundation, and provide an opening for the output of water flow.

There are two flyboard control methods. First – using a special joystick capable to supply gas from the jet ski into the hose remotely. Second – implies the same action, but it is performed manually on the wet bike by the operator. The first method, when the flyboarder acts both as a pilot and navigator, is used only by the qualified athletes, who are able to control all phases of the flight independently. The second method is suitable for beginners, for whom is very important to focus solely on the board management, thus leaving the water flow rate control to their coach.

3. Who Invented Flyboard?

Flyboard was invented in 2012 by Frenchman Franky Zapata, a wet bike world champion. The design uses a heavy-duty titanium alloy, which makes it unique and favourably different from modern analogues. The device has been patented under the name of Flyboard Zapata Racing.

4. What Is a Flight with the Flyboard?

First of all, it is an unreal feeling of freedom and adrenaline rush, which you will be able to feel both in the air and in the water. A powerful water spray, which comes from the jet ski to the board and boots, allows you to hover like a bird and dive like a dolphin. Flights over the water, dives under the water, all kinds of twists and even backflips comprise the incomplete list of the diversity of movements, which become available from the very start when you begin to learn the basics of this device control!