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Hydro-Fest 2017 – Hydroflight’s Best Athletes Together Again

 Thursday, March 09, 2017

Hydro-Fest 2017  

After an overwhelmingly successful event at Hydro-Fest 2016, the talk immediately after the event turned to what the plans were for Hydro-Fest 2017 (some of the hydroflight athletes were even hoping for another event at Lake Spring Mountain before the end of the summer…little did they know the work it takes to pull off an event of that magnitude). Our goal was to schedule Hydro-Fest 2017 for another early June weekend like we did last year, but with everythi ...(READ MORE)
After an overwhelmingly successful event at Hydro-Fest 2016, the talk immediately after the event turned to what the plans were for Hydro-Fest 2017 (some of the hydroflight athlet ...(READ MORE)

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Jetpack America Featured Live on CW6 in San Diego

 Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

(http://www.sandiego6.com/flydive-spring-jetpack-america-mission-bay/) http://www.sandiego6.com/flydive-spring-jetpack-america-mission-bay/ We were very excited to welcome the CW6, San Diego news team to our Jetpack America rental location at Mission Bay Sportcenter. They were doing segments on some of the awesome things that San Diego has to offer to people visiting during spring break. At the top of that list, is a fun-filled day flying our FlyDive  ...(READ MORE)
(http://www.sandiego6.com/flydive-spring-jetpack-america-mission-bay/) http://www.sandiego6.com/flydive-spring-jetpack-america-mission-bay/ We were very ex ...(READ MORE)

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FlyDive Acquires Another Hydroflight Industry Heavyweight with Purchase of Austin-based Aquafly

 Monday, March 13, 2017


 

Jetpack America just got a new sister company! Our parent company, FlyDive, just acquired Aquafly, one of the biggest hydroflight companies in the U.S. This is great news for hydroflight enthusiasts, as we now can better serve your equipments purchasing needs and can get you up in the air for rental flights from our locations in Texas, California and Nevada. The FlyDive, Inc. acquisition of Jetpack America and AquaFly has created the first hydroflight conglomerate, becomi ...(READ MORE)
Jetpack America just got a new sister company! Our parent company, FlyDive, just acquired Aquafly, one of the biggest hydroflight companies in the U.S. This is great news for hydroflight  ...(READ MORE)

Hydro Pics

"How Hydroflight Works"-Diagram

 Friday, March 24, 2017

 

Although water jetpacks and flyboards have been around for the better part of 6 years now, the inner workings of hydroflight still baffles a lot of people. We have created this "How Hydroflight Works" diagram to help explain some of the general ideas. The system is the same for all manufacturers and devices. ZR Flyboard, FlyDive X-Board, water jetpacks, Jetovator Jetbikes, etc, etc., all operate on the same basic principles. A quick list of the concepts: 1.  ...(READ MORE)
Although water jetpacks and flyboards have been around for the better part of 6 years now, the inner workings of hydroflight still baffles a lot of people. We have created this "How  ...(READ MORE)

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Hydroflight Device Comparison - Flyboard vs Jetblade vs X-Board vs Jetdeck

 Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Jetboard Comparison Matrix
 

The hydroflight industry has grown quite a bit since its inception in 2012 and now there are numerous manufacturers making a variety of different jetboards with an assortment of features. In order to help you determine the right board for you, we've compiled this side-by-side jetboard comparison matrix, which shows the facts, figures and features of each of the major board options: The Flyboard Legend and Pro from Zapata Racing (https://zapata-racing.com/en/), the Jetblade  ...(READ MORE)
The hydroflight industry has grown quite a bit since its inception in 2012 and now there are numerous manufacturers making a variety of different jetboards with an assortment of f ...(READ MORE)

Rider Highlight

FlyDive Athlete, Lead Engineer Ryan Lorence

 Thursday, March 23, 2017

  

When it comes to finding hydroflight’s quintessential personality, look no further than Ryan Lorence. Ryan has built a name for himself throughout hydroflight industry as an innovator and excellent teacher. He is FlyDive’s long-time lead engineer and training coordinator. The phrase “those who cannot do, teach”, however, does not apply to Ryan; he also happens to be one of the world’s best hydroflight athletes! Ryan Lorence "Rider Profile" for Hydro-Fest  ...(READ MORE)
When it comes to finding hydroflight’s quintessential personality, look no further than Ryan Lorence. Ryan has built a name for himself throughout hydroflight industry as an i ...(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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