In recent years, the amazing Hoverboard and Flyboard have been the most fun and revolutionary inventions to appear in the field of water sports. They combine the excitement of flying with the jetpack and also the joy of water sports. Flyboard and Hoverboard have captured the hearts and attention of thrill-seekers around the world. The correct term for both activities is hydroflying. That is to say, to propel oneself on the lagoon thanks to the water. This article zooms in on Flyboard and Hoverboard.
What exactly is a Flyboard?
The Flyboard has boots, similar to those used with the wakeboard. These boots are attached with jet nozzles to a board on the bottom. These are the jet nozzles that allow you to propel yourself upwards. A hose like the fire hose goes down to the bottom, where an intake is located, and the other end attaches to the jet ski’s turboshaft engine. Flyboarding then allows you to fly on water like Iron Man up to 49 feet high thanks to the water pressure projected by the nozzles. In principle, the risk of injury is very low with the Flyboard.
What is the Water Hoverboard?
The Hoverboard works in the same way as the Flyboard since both were created by the same person. Only, with the Hoverboard the water is thrown from the back of a board, but not directly underneath. This practice is a bit like the feeling of snowboarding or surfing. Indeed, people who have had previous snowboarding or surfing experience can easily learn to Hoverboard. The practitioner of this activity can fly up to 16 feet in height and 24miles/hour in speed.
What are the differences between Hoverboard and Flyboard?
Although the two activities are so similar that they are almost cousins, there are still variations in design that make the possibilities, techniques and experiences different. Flyboarding offers you vertical movements, you fly on the water while diving and also do somersaults and spins. On the other hand, the movement with the Hoverboard is rather horizontal. You may be wondering which of these activities is right for you, in fact, it depends on you and your preferences. In any case, there are some key indications to know the characteristics of each activity. For example, each of these activities has a distinct impact on the body. According to some people, Flyboarding is the kind of activity that hurts your ankles and calves. Hoverboarding, on the other hand, is more of an ankle, calf, leg and hip strain, because when you jump on the board, you bend strangely. For beginners, the Flyboard is more recommended because it is more user-friendly and with it, it is easier to keep your balance.