This month we’ve got a number of new product groups, which includes the Seated Flybaord, a chair which attaches to the Flyboard, and when you sit in it, it acts like a jetpack.
This is unusual, as you usually stand on a Flyboard, but it means that anyone can use it, for example, if you’ve lost a limb you can still be put up in the air.
You control the seated Flyboard with your hands, but the way it works is quite ingenious. It involves an easy to install throttle kit which basically uses Bluetooth and sonar technology so you can control the Flyboard yourself rather than it being controlled by the person on the jet ski.
There’s two set-ups, normally if you were to experience Flyboarding at our lake, you would have one of our instructors using the power of the jet ski to control the Flyboard. Then the instructor uses the throttle to put you in the air, so you have no power control, only the power to steer the Flyboard. Once you become more and more confident with Flyboarding you can buy your own kit so you don’t have to have an instructor or anyone on the jet ski controlling your power. You can control the power yourself with the new electronic management kits, and you will have complete control over the jet ski as well as yourself.
So for a beginner, Flyboarding is a two man operation, with someone talking to you and teaching you all the way through, but just like riding a bike, once you become confident you can take off the stabilisers and do it on your own.
This new innovation looks and works like a jet pack, it has two arms to control the movement, plugs into the hose, and uses the Flyboard for propulsion. It literally comes with a seat so you can fly around while sat down, and this requires a lot less training to use than a regular Flyboard. 95% of beginners have got up in the air within the first ten minutes using the Seated Flyboard, so it is great for anyone who is nervous or sceptical about regular Flyboarding.