The Flyboard Science

During the Spring of 2011, Zapata Racing started to design the first Flyboard model. In the same speedy fashion by which they were known for racing jet skis, they quickly turned out prototypes for the first Flyboards.

The challenging part in the creation process – according to their website – was perfecting the designs of the under feet propulsion and hand stabilization.

After those developments were put into place, Zapata spent following months improving the flight intuitiveness, then proceeded to patent their creation. The INPI was introduced during the World Championship in China.

Now there are more than 2,500 Flyboards in circulation, and it is safe to say that this sport and technology has really taken off. For a better understanding of how exactly the Flyboard works, watch the below video.

  • The Human

    Humans are curious creatures, always trying to go beyond physical limitations.

  • Desire to Fly

    Humans have always had the desire to fly.  Well… now we can.

  • Jet-like Engineering

    Engineers and designers at Zapata Racing started designing Flyboards in 2011.

  • Violation of Gravity

    Through the technology of the Flyboard, humans cheat gravity and can hover over the ocean as if they are flying.

The Flyboard Design

There are essentially five working parts to the Flyboard:

  • The Flyer

    The person strapped into the Flyboard directs and steers the board.

  • The Board

    The Board is the device that allows the Flyer to take over the jets.

  • The Hose

    The Hose connects the Flyboard to the jet ski.

  • The Jet Ski

    The Jet Ski provides the power to propel the Flyboard.

  • The Operator

    The Operator / Instructor safely controls the power, speed, and height.

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