Flyboarding is an amazing watersport but there are many myths and misconceptions discouraging people from trying it.
In today’s post, we take a look at some of these myths, highlighting the truths and misconceptions in them. Our aim is to make sure that you are comfortable and well informed about the sport before trying it for the first time.
Here are some of these misconceptions and the truth you need to know:
Myth #1: Flyboarding is for Professionals
No doubt, flyboarding looks like a challenging sport, especially to first-time fliers. However, it is not a sport that requires mastery or any kind of professional training to engage in. This myth has become widespread because of the relative scarcity of the hoverboard which also requires a bit of mastery to handle.
It is important to point out that a hoverboard isn’t exactly the same thing as a flyboard. Flyboards are safe to use and quite easy to master. In fact, if you have experience with a surfboarding or snowboarding, then, you will not find it difficult learning how to maneuver a flyboard.
Myth #2: Flyboarding Causes Serious Injury
This is rather a misconception because there is no hard data to suggest that flyboarding is extremely dangerous. That said, flyboarding has its risks and people occasionally have bumps and bruises. Also, the extreme outlook of the sport often suggests it to be dangerous. But when compared to other land sports, flyboarding is a relatively safe sport.
We take safety measures to ensure that our customers are safe when out in the water. First of all, this sport is usually done in a two-person team. With one person accompanying the flier. The second person also has access to control the throttle, hence, ensuring that there are no accidents. In addition, it is mandatory to be properly kitted prior to a flyboarding session.
Myth #3: Renting a Flyboard is Costly
Truth be told, buying a flyboard is expensive and this is one of the major reasons why people shy away from engaging in the sport. However, you can still enjoy the experience by going for the renting option which quite affordable across different parts of Dubai.
There are many flyboard rental companies in Dubai and you can shop around to get a price that you are comfortable with. Depending on the season, you can also find discounts or group discounts when you search the internet.
However, make sure that you are renting from a reputable company. Check online reviews, customer testimonials, among others.
Myth #4: You Pay Additional Fees for Instructors and Gears
Once you pay for a flyboard, you are automatically assigned an instructor who will be handling the throttle to ensure you are safe and a jet ski to carry the flyboard. Many people are afraid because they have been misinformed that having an instructor requires paying extra fees, Even a pro flyer will often be accompanied by an instructor. So once you pay for the flyboard, you get a full package including safety gear.
Looking for a place to rent a flyboard in Dubai? Get in touch with Ride in Dubai. Our package includes all accessories required for a smooth flyboarding experience. We also rent jet skis and have friendly, professional instructors that guarantee your safety.