This sport was invented by a french person named Franky Zapata in the year 2011 and was introduced in US only in 2012. A flyboard is a device that looks like a pair of huge boots. It is basically attached to a water scooter which provides the propulsion to the flyboard to rise above the water and fly. The board has a water hose which is attached to the water scooter. The water is basically forced under pressure through the hose to the boots which allows the rider to soar high (as high as 15 ft) above the water.
It looks quite easy but it is definitely not. Its all about balancing and keeping your legs straight as if you are standing. I am no expert but that is what i learnt after hearing their instructions and watching the sport in action (Yea i only watched…..might try it myself next time). Hubby just couldn’t get out of the water for the first 15mins (you can see him in action in the video below, video shot by me and edited by hubby). And then in the second round he got the hang of it and managed to fly….it wasn’t very high…..but whatever he could manage, it was pure fun for him. We would be definitely going here again.
So what are you waiting for????….If you are in Austin, then this is definitely an awesome adventurous water sport which is a must try especially during summers.