Are you an adrenaline junkie, adventure enthusiast, daredevil, or even someone always on the outlook for thrilling outdoor experiences? If your answer to most of these questions is “Yes”, then flyboarding is definitely a sport for you.
While flyboarding is a well-known summer sport in temperate countries, most are reluctant to try it because of many myths it is subject to. To clear the air, here we have an information-packed brief on all you need to know when flyboarding for the first time.
What Is It?
Flyboarding is a water activity that utilizes different muscle groups in your body as it requires movement, grip, and, most importantly, proper balance. It’s an experience where with the help of a watercraft named “flyboard”, you will be lifted up on the air above the water’s surface, giving you a real-time superman experience. This hydro sport is also called hydro flying sometimes and requires you to involve your body in such a way that is sure to spike your adrenaline.
Versatility is one of the best things about this sport. You can always choose to work your way up or down by doing stunts and tricks that you are comfortable with.
How Does It Work?
Every personal watercraft (PWC) works through a jet propulsion system which basically takes water from the waterway and shoots it out from behind a jet ski. For flyboarding, all you have to do is attach an adapter to the U-pipe so the water will be sent through a hose which in turn propels the flyboard high up in the air. The flyboard is attached to your feet with a special pair of boots, so as the flyboard rises up due to the water pressure exerted from the hose, you will eventually find yourself rising up at the same time.
In some ways, it is similar to jetskiing, but instead of forcing the water behind you so you can move forward like in a jet ski, the flyboard will push you up. If you have successfully mastered how to flyboard, you can go up to 50 meters in the air.
How Long Does it Take to Learn to Flyboard?
Flyboarding is one of the most beginner and kid-friendly hydro sports. It usually takes a learning curve of 3-5 minutes if you’re invested, and if you have some experience with board sports, then you can learn it even quicker. The only thing you’ll likely need to get a good hang of this activity is a good body and movement balance, as you will primarily use only the bottom part of your body to stay up and maintain a flying position.
Usually, most flyboard and jet ski rental companies have a panel of trainers who will give you a brief guiding session which includes the safety rules you should follow. You will also have someone to help you control the speed and height of your keyboard depending on how well you’re performing.
To make the most out of this adrenaline-rushing sport, it is recommended to choose spots that offer spectacular views when you’re up in the air. They make your experience both fun and picturesque, giving you an unforgettable memory.