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Top Questions (and Answers) About Flyboarding and Hydroflight

 Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Top Questions (and Answers) About Flyboarding and Hydroflight  

Before you join the world of flyboarding or hydroflight in general, you may be looking for answers to some of the questions swirling around in your head, so we've compiled our list of the top questions we hear from customers around the world and provided short answers to each of them. Difficulty of Activity - Will I actually be able to do this or is it just for extreme athletes? While many people are intimidated by “flyboarding”, now known more commonly as “hydrof ...(READ MORE)
Before you join the world of flyboarding or hydroflight in general, you may be looking for answers to some of the questions swirling around in your head, so we've compiled our list of  ...(READ MORE)

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Cancer Can't Keep This Kid Down!

 Monday, September 19, 2016

 

We were honored to host a real-life hero last friday...17 year old Simon Jones (Simon Says: Live a Better Life) and the whole Jones family. Several years ago Simon was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer called DCRST, which has required repeated chemotherapy, radiation and surgeries. Rather than letting this get him down, he decided to become an advocate for Child Cancer Awareness and he and his family embarked on an adventure road trip from their home in Omaha, Nebraska, which has cu ...(READ MORE)
We were honored to host a real-life hero last friday...17 year old Simon Jones (Simon Says: Live a Better Life) and the whole Jones family. Several years ago Simon was diagnosed with an agg ...(READ MORE)

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Flyboard Mobile Game?...Never Thought I'd See That!

 Monday, January 02, 2017

 

We are pretty big fans of flyboarding here at Jetpack America. Between our equipment sales and rental operations, hydroflight is almost always on our minds. I have to admit, though, that the thought never crossed my mind that I would want a flyboard game on my phone, HA. The pic above is from Android OS game "Flyboard Water Stunt Simulator". This game appears to have been developed in India, where there are a lot of flyboard fans. I actually wonder which country loves flyboarding the m ...(READ MORE)
We are pretty big fans of flyboarding here at Jetpack America. Between our equipment sales and rental operations, hydroflight is almost always on our minds. I have to admit, though, that the ...(READ MORE)

Hydro Pics

Our Favorite Hydroflight Pics from Instagram

 Thursday, September 29, 2016

 

Hydroflight has to be one of the most photogenic sports ever! Jetboards, Jetbikes and jetpacks look almost unreal when they are soaring over the water and, in the hands of an experienced rider, the visual combination of "rooster tails", flips and altitude is really a photographer's dream. In this gallery you'll see pics from all over the world. Hydroflight has become such a phenomenon, that people are flying in almost every country that has enough water to operate a PWC! The sport's ...(READ MORE)
Hydroflight has to be one of the most photogenic sports ever! Jetboards, Jetbikes and jetpacks look almost unreal when they are soaring over the water and, in the hands of an experienced  ...(READ MORE)

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New Jetovator Jetbike Products!

 Monday, October 10, 2016

 

While hydroflight manufacturers like X-Jets, Zapata and FlyDive battle for jetpack/jetboard supremacy, Jetovator has been building a strong following with its unique devices, notably the Jetovator jetbike. The Jetovator jetbike (commonly just referred to as "the Jetovator") has been around for a few years and has proven itself as a legitimate contender for the "best hydroflight" device. While the water jetpack first captured imaginations and brought about the birth of hydro ...(READ MORE)
While hydroflight manufacturers like X-Jets, Zapata and FlyDive battle for jetpack/jetboard supremacy, Jetovator has been building a strong following with its unique devices, not ...(READ MORE)

Rider Highlight

JESSE ORLANDO-Jetpack World Champion. Wild Man.

 Thursday, August 25, 2016

 

Jesse Orlando has been entertaining the people of San Diego for years. Not only is he a hilarious guy, but he also happens to be the world's best Jetpack pilot. As you can see in the video, Jesse pulls-off moves on the jetpack that not only has no one ever done, but that people didn't even think were possible. It's not just his technical moves that make him the best, it's that he is a born entertainer that brings his sense of style and humor to the skies every time he straps ...(READ MORE)
Jesse Orlando has been entertaining the people of San Diego for years. Not only is he a hilarious guy, but he also happens to be the world's best Jetpack pilot. As you can see in  ...(READ MORE)

Hydro Video

Tandem Jetovator Video!

 Monday, October 10, 2016

 

One amazing adaptation that Jetovator has come up with is the first factory designed tandem hydroflight device. It's tandem Jetovator jetbike is capable of carrying 2 riders with a combined weight of 400lbs. It can be controlled by either the front or rear rider and can also be ridden solo, when you can't find a partner...but I doubt you'd have to try very hard to find someone willing to go for a ride with you! The new high flow custom u-pipe included with the Tandem ...(READ MORE)
One amazing adaptation that Jetovator has come up with is the first factory designed tandem hydroflight device. It's tandem Jetovator jetbike is capable of carrying 2 ride ...(READ MORE)

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BUYERS GUIDE Part-1: What's the Right Hydroflight Device For You?

Jetpack America Newport Beach - Wednesday, April 06, 2016


 

This is the first part of a 3-part 'Buyer's Guide' series about the best way to go about choosing
a hydroflight system and why.

 

You've decided your ready to take the plunge and buy yourself a jetpack, jetboard or jetbike
(aka a “hydroflight system”) You’ve been watching endless YouTube videos of people flying around, having way too much fun, and you decided it’s finally time to get off the sidelines
and get in the game.

 

Now the big question…what to buy?

 

There are a lot of options, but with just a few considerations, you can easily narrow them down to choose the hydroflight system that’s best for you.


The History of Hydroflight



Five years ago, there wasn’t even a choice. It was a simpler time. There was one system, the Jetlev Jetpack, invented by Ray Li in Dania Beach, Florida. But with a $100,000 sticker price, it was solely a rich man’s game.

 

JETLEV


Then, in 2012, the jet ski-attachable Flyboard burst onto the scene with a price tag around $10,000 and started a revolution in the watersports world. Now, there is a new hydroflight company popping up seemingly every month.


So let’s narrow down your options a bit to get you started.

Major Players


 

The hydroflight industry is still in its infancy, so you need to be aware that the companies you see today may not be the companies you see in a year or two. Jetlev, the inventor of hydroflight, went belly-up in 2014, proving that the first player in the space isn’t necessarily always the winner.

Zapata Racing, which developed the Flyboard, Hoverboard and Jetpack by ZR, is definitely the market leader, with innovative hydroflight products that have continually evolved with each year.

 

FLYBOARD by ZR

 

HOVERBOARD by ZR


 

JETPACK by ZR

 

X-Jets is a Shanghai, China based company run by an American with extensive engineering experience and a long history working in action sports in the snowboard industry. Their X-Jetpack was the first viable alternative to the Jetlev jetpack and remains the frontrunner in the space. Their Jetblade, with its independent swiveling feet, instantly became a contender for top jetboard spot when it was introduced in Summer 2014.

X-JETS: JETPACK AND JETBLADE



Jetovator is another player in the space, focusing on slightly more alternative hydroflight devices, such as the Jetovator jetbike, the Shred Sled flying kneeboard and the Freedom Flyer flying chair. These devices are surprisingly easy to fly, but they come with additional safety considerations that shouldn’t be ignored


JETOVATOR


Defy Waterflight is a Utah based jetboard company, which is quickly making a name for itself, most notably because of their board’s three-axis system that allows riders to swivel their feet sideways in addition to forward and backward.

 

DEFY JETDECK



FlyDive is a venture-capital-backed San Diego jetboard company, focusing on the family-friendly, safety-first segment of the market, establishing FlyDive training centers around the country. One big differentiator with their board is the low placement of the boot base plates, which provide better responsiveness with heel/toe steering.


FLYDIVE X-BOARD


Jetlev-Flyer is a German company that licensed the jetpack technology from Jetlev US in 2011 to sell throughout Europe and the Middle East. Now that Jetlev US has gone out of business, Jetlev-Flyer is looking to start selling in the US and around the rest of the world. Stay tuned on this one.

 

JETLEV-FLYER


 

There are other companies out there like Dolphin Board, Wataboard and the list of “major players” in the hydroflight industry will continue to change for years to come, but this is your top list for today. Beware of the cheap knock-offs because, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

 

Continue to Part 2 of the Buyers Guide - Private Use or Commercial. 


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