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Flyboarding/Water Jet Packs at Leverick Bay Resort #50351
04/13/2015 12:13 PM
04/13/2015 12:13 PM
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Nova Scotia, Can
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I am in the process of getting my pictures and videos organized from our trip we just returned from and this is the first video I have made so far. We had so much fun watching these guys, it was amazing! Earlier in the day we also saw a couple of teenaged boys trying it out. We didn't see how they made out as they got out of our visual range but they were all smiles when they returned. YouTube Video
Hope you like it!
Kim


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Re: Flyboarding/Water Jet Packs at Leverick Bay Resort [Re: Prospector] #50352
04/13/2015 12:20 PM
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Wow, bet that's fun, though not for me I fear. Maybe Monica had a go, I know she was keen, and that's why the Leverick camera is down smile smile

Re: Flyboarding/Water Jet Packs at Leverick Bay Resort [Re: salica] #50353
04/14/2015 06:41 AM
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Nova Scotia, Can
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I would never have been able to try it either, but it was really neat to see these guys who are so good at it. The crowd watching on the docks were in awe.


Kim
Re: Flyboarding/Water Jet Packs at Leverick Bay Resort [Re: Prospector] #50354
04/14/2015 06:54 AM
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They are amazing to watch. They have them in the 1000 Islands at a local resort where we keep our boat. Fun to watch again and again and again.



Re: Flyboarding/Water Jet Packs at Leverick Bay Resort [Re: ski2play] #50355
04/14/2015 07:30 AM
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And people thought Jet Ski's were a bad idea in the North Sound...


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Re: Flyboarding/Water Jet Packs at Leverick Bay Resort [Re: Kirk] #50356
04/14/2015 07:37 AM
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I had the same thought!
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Re: Flyboarding/Water Jet Packs at Leverick Bay Resort [Re: GeorgeC1] #50357
04/14/2015 10:36 AM
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What I want to know is what type of pump moves that much water and what powers the pump?


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Re: Flyboarding/Water Jet Packs at Leverick Bay Resort [Re: Prospector] #50358
04/14/2015 10:56 AM
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Adagio Villa, Mahoe Bay,Virgin...
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As long as Mahoe Bay is a no go zone and any place with reef.

Re: Flyboarding/Water Jet Packs at Leverick Bay Resort [Re: Teammac] #50359
04/14/2015 11:24 AM
04/14/2015 11:24 AM
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Lindenhurst, NY
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The jetski is the pump. When learnig to fly, the instructor on the jetski controls the throttle for you. Once you get good at it, the flyer has a wireless throttle control. No rider needed on the jetski, it gets pulled around by the flyer.


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Re: Flyboarding/Water Jet Packs at Leverick Bay Resort [Re: Teammac] #50360
04/14/2015 11:27 AM
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The Flyboard is a bolt on device that is attached to a jet ski. Device power is controlled by a throttle on the PWC.

Re: Flyboarding/Water Jet Packs at Leverick Bay Resort [Re: Prospector] #50361
04/14/2015 04:41 PM
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Cool video!

I watched someone try flyboarding, apparently for the first time, at Lindbergh Bay on St. Thomas. On his first few tries he flopped over pretty quickly. But within five or ten minutes he was able to balance reasonably well. So maybe it's not that hard to get started.

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Re: Flyboarding/Water Jet Packs at Leverick Bay Resort [Re: DanS] #50362
04/16/2015 12:13 PM
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East End, Tortola / Chicago
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Great. Whodda thunk there would be yet one more way to destroy the peace and mess with the environment? sheesh.

Re: Flyboarding/Water Jet Packs at Leverick Bay Resort [Re: YachtReprise] #50363
04/16/2015 12:44 PM
04/16/2015 12:44 PM
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Having watched this a few times, it seems a whole lot less dangerous (to bystanders) than the way jet skis are normally operated. These things connect to the pump-jet on the back-end of the jet ski and essentially cripple their ability to move. The only way movement can be achieved is by dragging the jet ski backwards through the water with the flyboard. This will typically be at less than a couple of knots of speed. Also, I don't see how anyone could do this activity unless they are stone-cold sober. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" /> Contrast this with the chaos and danger-potential of a jet ski running around an anchorage at 20-30 knots while people are swimming in the water.


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