Sunday, September 29, 2013
Flyboarding is a relatively new sport, invented in 2011. A flyboard is a device that allows a person to be propelled through the air as well as underwater. It is a board with wakeboard style bindings hooked to a wave runner by a large hose. When the wave runner hits the gas, the jet propulsion goes through the hose and shoots down directly below the board propelling the board and rider into the air. The hose is 55 feet long allowing the rider to soar up to 40 feet in the air. Popular tricks include backflips, spins, and dolphin dives. A few tips for the first timer: keep your legs straight, keep your eyes on the horizon (don't look down), and if you're falling try to right yourself, don't bail.