The Flyboard was invented in spring 2011 by a French watercraft rider, Franky Zapata. After a video was posted on YouTube the product received a lot of attention from people around the world and it was looked at as an incredible new sport phenomenon. Six months later the Flyboard took the world by storm and thousands of flyboard have now been sold with tremendous growth year after year.
In 3 short years the Flyboard has gone from a single prototype to a full scale production item with nearly 2,000 boards sold last year alone. With its beginnings in Europe, Flyboarding now has a global reach with authorized Flyboarding companies offering lessons in the USA, Mexico, Canada, France, Australia, Indonesia, along with many others.
A Flyboard is a type of water-based propulsion device attached to a personal water craft (PWC) which supplies thrust to drive the Flyboard and rider through air and water. This activity / sport is known as Flyboarding. A Flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a PWC watercraft. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath which provide thrust for the rider to fly up to nearly 50 feet in the air or to dive head first through the water.