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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)

In the News...

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)

Featured Product

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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Flydive and Jetpack America are Now One Company!

Jetpack America Newport Beach - Friday, January 13, 2017

 

Jetpack America joins hydroflight industry leader, Flydive Inc. to form the world's most experienced and forward-thinking hydroflight company. The announcement was made on January 12, 2017 that Flydive Inc., a hydroflight device manufacturer, would be acquiring Jetpack America. The two companies share a strong mission to bring the experience of hydroflight to as many people as possible. Both companies have proven their dedication to that mission. Jetpack America has shown its commitment to sharing the thrill of hydroflight by flying over 30,000 people, providing the safest and most exhilarating experience possible. Flydive has increased the accessibility of hydroflight unlike any other hydroflight device manufacturer, by creating the X-Board, the easiest hydroflight board to fly, and pricing it far below the other major jetboard manufacturers. 

 

Jetpack America, will now be flying Flydive X-Boards at 2 rental locations, In Pahrump, NV (60 minutes outside of Las Vegas) and San Diego. We believe that using the X-Board will push our customer experience to the next level! Unlike ever before, our flights will be fun for the whole family - all ages and skill levels will be able to fly above the water in ways they never dreamed possible! The 2017 rental season opens in March and flight bookings are already starting to fill up. To reserve your flight time on the new X-Board CLICK HERE to go to our Booking Page.


The Full Press Release for Flydive, Inc's acquisition of Jetpack America reads:

 

 

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FlyDive, a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreational hydroflight watersports products, today announced the acquisition of Jetpack America, an industry leader in hydroflight experience rentals and product sales, for an undisclosed sum.

 

 

 

Founded in 2011, Jetpack America was one of the pioneers in the emerging hydroflight industry, providing water jetpack and jetboard sales and rentals in several locations in the Southwestern U.S., including San Diego, California and Pahrump, Nevada. The company has been renting jetpack and jetboard experiences to recreational watersport customers since the inception of hydroflight, conducting more than 30,000 flights, and has become a leader in the industry. In the Summer of 2016, the company, led by owner Dean O'Malley, produced the largest open-format hydroflight competition in the world, Hydro-Fest, featuring all major types of water-jet-powered products (such as jetpacks, jetboards and jetbikes) piloted by top international athletes.

 

 

 

Jetpack America's goal is to bring hydroflight experiences to the mass market of recreational watersports enthusiasts, and additionally to help other industry resellers to become successful in renting and selling hydroflight products – they do this by empowering collaboration through a focus on highest quality hydroflight instructional training and product expertise. Founder Dean O'Malley is looking forward to working closely with FlyDive management to develop future business opportunities, strategic partnerships and best practices for growing FlyDive and Jetpack America business, and helping to further hydroflight technology and product innovation aimed at advancing the industry.

 

 

 

"We are extremely excited about the strategic alignment between Jetpack America and FlyDive," said Jetpack America owner Dean O'Malley. "Bringing Jetpack America's experience, industry knowledge and online sales strength together with FlyDive's best-in-class equipment will combine the best of both worlds, from top-notch rentals and training to industry leading equipment, marketing and distribution. Our customers have been incredibly impressed with the easy-to-use FlyDive X-Board, preferring it over any other product we offer. We see tremendous opportunity working together, utilizing Jetpack America's rental operations as a proving ground for FlyDive, which will continue to innovate and lead the industry with user-friendly hydroflight products for the mass market."

 

 

"Our acquisition of Jetpack America opens up new opportunities for growth in the U.S. marketplace and beyond. Dean O'Malley has grown Jetpack America to be a leader in hydroflight experience rentals, product sales, and instructional best practices for this fast-growing sport, and he will be instrumental to the continued success of the business," said Christos Nicolaidis, CEO of FlyDive. "Dean shares our vision for growth in the industry, and we look forward to having him as an integral member of the FlyDive team, as we pursue expansion. This acquisition will bolster FlyDive's ability to better serve dealers, rental operators, customers and athletes throughout the industry. The San Diego location at Mission Bay will afford us the ability to rent hydroflight experiences to watersports customers, provide demos for new dealers and hold group and corporate events. The Pahrump, Nevada location, with it's private lake resort venue, will enable testing and development of new technology as well as production of large scale spectator events. This acquisition is a very strong step toward diversifying revenue and equipping FlyDive for healthy growth into the future."

 

"We're delighted to announce this great addition to our portfolio of companies alongside leaders such as FlyDive," said Jim Plante, Founder of Thynk Capital. "We're excited to see what the combined powers of Jetpack America and FlyDive can do together to grow the hydroflight market. The U.S. market comprises approximately 60% of all personal watercraft sales (which power hydroflight products), and with the synergy between FlyDive and Jetpack America, both headquartered here in the United States, along with the backing of Thynk Capital, the potential growth for the companies looks strong."

 

Safe Harbor Statement: This press release contains comments that are "forward looking" statements that involve risks and uncertainties; these statements are subject to the safe harbor created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results, including, but not limited to, the potential for the acquisition to not close by the anticipated date, or at all, due to a variety of factors, including due diligence review.

 

About FlyDive, Inc. FlyDive is a San Diego-based manufacturer focused on design, engineering and sales of innovative Hydroflight products. The company is driven by its mission to make Hydroflight easy, safe and accessible for everyone. The company has grown into a global innovation leader in Hydroflight, developing proprietary designs that deliver exceptional, easy-to-learn Hydroflight experiences, and holding the most comprehensive patent portfolio in the industry. With its unparalleled distribution, safety training and instruction systems, dealer support and service, FlyDive has become the choice of premier powersports and marine retailers, rental operators and watersports product distributors. Learn more at FlyDive.com.


 


 


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