FAQs on Flyboarding
Q: Is there a minimum age requirement to operate the Flyboard?
A: There is no minimum age per se however; the boot used on the Flyboard is comparable to that of a wakeboard binding. Though for rentals we do require rider is a minimum of 80 lbs/10 yrs old and parent/guardian must be present to give consent.
Q: Do I need to be a strong swimmer in order to use the Flyboard?
A: Absolutely not. We do encourage our riders to be able to at least swim as this may give them more confidence in the water however a life jacket will be used at all times so even non swimmers would be welcome.
Q: Is there a high risk of injury involved in this sport/activity?
A: Absolutely not. Our instructors are trained especially for Flyboard. We use all the proper safety gear such as life jackets and even the Flyboard itself floats. We control the power so that the person on the Flyboard can not lose control of where they are going. Our instructor is in complete control the entire time.
Q: How long has Flyboarding been around?
A: Flyboarding was created in 2011 by Zapata Racing. Frank Zapata, the originator, began to take his water sport affinity to the next level by competeting professionally in Jet Ski racing at the age of 17. From there Frank Zapata has gone on to create some of the highest power Jet Ski’s we see today and has branched his interests in water sports out to areas such as fly boarding.
Q: How is the Flyboard actually propelled?
A: The Flyboard is propelled by the power of the Jet Ski. The hose connects from the back of the Jet Ski to the Flyboard. The more the accelerator is pressed on the Jet Ski the more water that is pushed out of the bottom of the board allowing for flight.
Q: How much does the Jet Ski move the Flyboard?
A: None whatsoever in fact, the Jet Ski is completely powerless once the hose is connected to the Flyboard.
Q: What health circumstances would prohibit someone from riding?
A: Anything to do with serious back or knee injuries should certainly be considered. Even someone with these injuries could fly but the experience would have to be hindered by reducing the power on the board. However the experience could still be had. Also, people with panic attacks are not recommended.
Q: What depth of water would the Flyboards be used in?
A: A minimum of 8 feet is the recommendation.
Q: Who controls how much power/how high the Flyboard actually goes?
A: The amount of power is controlled by the person on the Jet Ski by how much they press the accelerator. This controls the amount of water being propelled through the hose to the Flyboard. The amount of power does not 100% correlate to the amount of height the Flyboard goes as the user can adjust their height levels still by balancing on the board one way or the other.
Q: What if weather is bad?
A: As long as wind speeds are not higher than 15 miles per hour and no lightning or rip current is present we are able to fly! In the case of unsafe weather we can reschedule for another date or time or refund you.
Q: What is the cancellation policy?
A: Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund. If the customer calls within 6 hours to cancel we will grant a gift certificate for half the amount of the appointment cost. If the customer does a no-call no-show then the full amount will be charged to the customer. The cancellation policy is built this way because everything scheduled by time throughout each appointment day. This policy safeguards the company from losing opportunistic customers.