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.