A Flyboard allows you to hover over the water, giving you a sensation like you have never had before. Seriously. Just check out the video and tell me it doesn’t look like fun! As soon as I saw a video of it, I knew I had to do it.
Luckily, Flyboard PR East is offering this in Luquillo.
How It WorksThe Flyboard is a board, much like a snowboard or a wakeboard, connected to a jet ski by a long hose. The water propulsion that usually powers the jet ski is diverted through the hose to the Flyboard. The rider (flyer) is strapped into boots attached to the Flyboard, and is lifted out of the water by water jets on the bottom of the Flyboard. As a flyer, you can “steer” the board with your feet and by shifting your weight. When you get some experience, you can also do fun maneuvers . The Flyboard “captain” (on the jet ski) controls the propulsion, which controls your height. You get a 10 minute training while still on the beach, and then the captain gives you instructions and pointers while you are out in the water.
Once you’re ready to fly, you get the board under you (which really to me was the hardest part, since it floats), you lock your knees, the captain gives it more thrust, and you elevate out of the water. The ability to keep your knees locked and your body balanced are all you need to have a good flight. Once you get the feel of the board and propulsion, you can start controlling the board and moving around.
Yes, you will fall into the water a few times, getting water in your face and up your nose. But you won’t go too far under water with the helmet and life jacket and positively buoyant Flyboard. When the captain sees you losing balance, he will slowly reduce the thrust, so that you come down slowly to the water. Just wipe your face off and try again.
Enjoy an awesome adventure and make sure to always take pictures and videos while you’re at it!