Flyboard and the Jetovator are new water sports products that are part of a new exciting technology in “fly the hose” devices. “Fly the hose” technology utilizes the propulsion generated by a standard PWC (personal watercraft, jet ski) to elevate the user (flyer) into the air. The two products operate and are controlled in different manners but the basic “fly the hose” technology is common to both.
Flyboard is many times compared to a jet powered wakeboard and Jetovator as a jet powered motorcycle. Instead of being tethered by a rope, the Flyboard and Jetovator are tethered by a hose.
You will find many videos of expert flyers performing dramatic acrobatic stunts of all kinds, but this new sport is not confined just to the daredevils. The Flyboard and Jetovator in general can be operated by most all individuals that are able to participate in other active water-sports activities and flying up to great heights is not necessary to have a thrilling and fun experience. At only around 2 to 3 feet above the water, most everyone gets the exhilarating feeling of being on top of a mountain.
Flyboard and Jetovator are very intuitive: similar to learning to ride a bike, water-ski, surfing, skating or any other activity that requires a little balance. Once you find your balance on the board or on the bike, the rest is pretty easy.
Most people feel the Jetovator is easier to learn the first time out and since there are no boots or harnesses the process is much faster for a large group.
In general most all individuals are able to learn the basics (and have a blast) in around 30 minutes after entering the water.
Those that wish to purchase a Flyboard or Jetovator must complete an individual training session and a short written exam to demonstrate their basic ability to control the Flyboard or Jetovator and understanding several of the do’s and don’ts for safety.