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Flyboarding - the watersport of the future

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Posted by Cags R under Jet Skiing on 10 May 2013 at 11:00 PM

Flyboards are awesome. These water jet packs allow you to re-enact your favourite scenes from science fiction movies (unless you're a big E.T. fan - you can't cycle on them) and are becoming more and more accessible to try out. Check out this amazing 'Flyboard Family' as they take flyboarding to the next level with synchronized diving!

Champion jet ski racer Julie Bulteau gave flyboarding a try - she's a lady who loves her adrenaline sports, especially on and in water: 

"I just tried it and it was great. I spent 15 minutes in very cold water and it was really fun, a bit difficult at the start to get yourself in the air but once you get the hang of it and you’re going it’s awesome. I absolutely love it."


How does it work? We asked Flyboarding.co.uk what makes these flyboards fly:

The flyboard works by attaching a hose from the flyboard to a jetski, the jetski then powers the flyboard and the instructor on the jetski controls the power to the board. At Flyboarding.co.uk, they are proud of their first-flight experience which builds confidence on the board and leave you wanting to fly again. The flyboard is capable of reaching 30ft in height and is an excellent toy! It's been extremely popular and continues to grow as an exciting experience.

"It doesn't take long to get flying around, we get a majority of all our customers flying around confidently and at a reasonable height within 30 minutes and we have had excellent feedback on every flight that we have carried out to date." 

What's the cost of flyboarding?

1 flight, which lasts around 30 minutes, will cost you around £100 - though prices will get significantly lower if you book for multiple flights, so it's well worth going flying with your friends for the day. 

Where can you do it?

There are now flyboarding companies operating around the globe, they have the advantage of a portable product so for large parties, many flyboard companies are will to travel.

How much does it cost to buy one?

Already have a jetski and want to get a new toy to play with? Roughly £4000 - so it's worth trying before you splash out!

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    20131122040327-janeh

    Any risks Cags? Have you heard of any injury? It sure looks like fun. Is 100 pounds expensive?

    20131122040327-janeh

    And you can buy your own, I wonder how expensive they are! I must say I haven't seen fly boarding in Australia.

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    20140806163630-brendad

    WOW!!!!! Love it. There looked like dolphins for a while. Brilliant!!!!!

    20140430133142-smoothheart

    This is Amazing cool!! I soooo want to do this. Wow!!!

    Brenda D encouraged this.

    20130331060743-kathleenward

    One would definitely need to maintain orientation, especially when going under the surface, otherwise you'll be headed in the wrong direction ... and last I checked, water in the lungs doesn't help one's breathing.

    20140618085124-jeffb8

    Anyone looking to Flyboard or Hoverboard in the NJ area contact us at www.FlyHighWatersports.com or give us a call at (973) 464-7373. We will have you flying through the air in no time!

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