Fly Boarding!

By: GardenGrrl , 3:06 PM GMT on October 24, 2012

Okay, so I haven't sorted through the rest of my vacation pics. How 'bout this?

Fly Boarding; the new extreme sport that looks really really fun. I'm thinking it is one of those items that if I added it to my bucket list it may very well be my "kick the bucket list". But hot dang it would be fun.

Intro video for those short of time.

This video is longer. The first minute is showing jet-skis, go head and forward up to the one minute mark for the fun stuff.

Here is the how to and technical stuff about flyboarding by the inventor himself. Unfortunately it is in French.
Quick translation; he likes playing with jet-skis and got to thinking; "Hey, jet-skis are just big high powered water pumps with a seat stuck on them".
If one were to attach a hose, much like a fire hose, would there be enough thrust for lift-off?

So, he did the math for how big the hose would be. He built that U-shaped fitting to bolt onto the water exhaust. It turns back under the boat to drag the boat along while adding some stability to the hose.

The boots and arm throttles give the lift and control. Voila!

The first part of the video shows a pro somebody learning how to use it.

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9. Ylee
10:35 PM GMT on October 26, 2012
A real redneck would use a flyboard to catch bass with! :)

Did you know this is your 201st blog?
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8. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
10:13 PM GMT on October 26, 2012
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7. GardenGrrl
3:54 PM GMT on October 25, 2012
What's the last thing a redneck says before he dies?

"Hey Ya'll, watch this, m callin it the weenie roast"
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6. Ylee
3:49 PM GMT on October 25, 2012
He's only a show off if he was nekkid when he lit himself! :)
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5. GardenGrrl
2:49 PM GMT on October 25, 2012
Had to finish listening to a song before I played Sandi's video. Wow. The guy at the end started himself on fire. Show off ;)
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4. GardenGrrl
2:42 PM GMT on October 25, 2012
Good Morning All, it's already 73f but I think I'll bake a cake anyways :-D

Hi Rob, maybe twenty years ago I would have tried that dignity and danger be darned. These days I'm happy to get through normal day without something getting sore lol.

Hi Sandi, yesterday was a bit of a wash. Slept most of it off and on then went to bed at 10p. Today is a treat myself day. Going to the massage school to get a massage. Have the house to myself so will crank the stereo, do my nails, bake something naughty and power lounge.

Hi Plapman, I think it's going to be a great day.

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3. plapman
12:36 PM GMT on October 25, 2012
Good morning GardenGrrl.
Flying above the waves would be great.
Enjoy your day.
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2. sandiquiz
6:49 AM GMT on October 25, 2012
There was a guy on the TV news using one of those about a week ago. He said it was difficult to control it, but he could dive under the water, doing something he called 'the dolphin' movement! Not for me! I don't like getting wet!!

Hope you got some decent, recovering sleep. You sounded so tired after the 'bat cave' this week. Was it a long week?

Anything exciting planned for your 'weekend' ?

I think this is the one I saw on TV

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1. RobDaHood
7:11 PM GMT on October 24, 2012
I've seen those and would love to try it.
Go for it!
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