The Flyboard is the newest extreme sport! It is an accessory that attaches to a PWC (Personal Watercraft) which gives the Flyboard propulsion through air and water. The propulsion is routed through the primary nozzle that attaches to the feet of the Flyboard user.
Despite its intuitive use, the Flyboard is nonetheless an extreme sports gear to practice with great vigilance. Where Can You Flyboard In Malaysia? In Malaysia, it is now available exclusively thru Flyboard Malaysia, which operates at Marina Putrajaya on weekends. Private, Group and Corporate bookings are also available by appointment.
Don’t be fooled by the video on your right, flyboarding is no easy feat. It took our host about 15 minutes before she managed to hover for a whole 6 SECONDS.
Science aside, all you need for your flyboarding experience is a Jet ski, a huge hose and a flyboard. Let’s not forget that you need excellent guidance too, you can count on Raja Aris Dzulkifli for that though.
The mechanism is simple. Huge amounts of water gets sucked into the jetski which is pumped into the flyboard. The high pressure water is then expelled through the nozzles of the flyboard which creates a lift that helps you hover on water.
I don’t know anyone who’d turn down being Iron-man for a whole day. But, there is a significant learning curve when it comes to flyboarding. Like many other things in life, you only can master flyboarding with a thorough sense of balance. In this case, balance between your heel and your toes.
It sounds weird doesn’t it? If you watch our video closely, you’ll see exactly what I mean. The hardest part of Flyboarding is actually coming out of the water. Only when you master the art of sustaining a “lift” will you be able to begin to enjoy the entire flyboarding experience.
There are a couple of new packages that are being offered by Flyboard Malaysia for 2018. Here’s a flyer from their facebook page. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact 012-2871120.
Solo adventurers who are looking for a flyboard experience will be pleased to find that there is a package that caters specifically to them. This package is only opened to adults and it costs RM370 for a 20 minute Flyboard session.
This Flyboard package is perfect for couples. For a 2 person flying package you will be charged RM690 instead of RM740. Flight time for this package is 40 minutes.
The group Flight experience package is a 3 pax package. It costs RM750 and the session lasts a whole 1 hour.
If you have children that want to try the Flyboard experience, you’ll be happy to find out that there are packages that cater specifically to them. An experienced flying instructor will assist your child by balancing on the board and taking your child along for the ride.
If you feel that Flyboarding is a little too challenging for you, there are a couple of other activities that you can try out. There most popular ones are the Jetpack activities, standing up paddling and bicycle rides offered at Marina Putrajaya.
Are you ready to pay Flyboard Malaysia a visit?
Here are a few tips that may come in handy.
Don’t overthink or be too self conscious. Everyone falls and fails the first few times. Only if you persevere and be a good sport about the entire learning process will you be able to reap the benefits.
The safety briefing is one of the most important parts of the whole Flyboarding experiemce. Everyone wants to have fun but like all other extreme sports, there are risks that are involved.
If you have sensitive eyes or if you wear contact lenses, you are allowed to wear goggles during your Flyboarding experience. Eyeglasses on the other hand are not allowed. So to all our four eyed friends, it’ll be best to pick up a pair of contact lenses.
Your flying instructor will be by your side throughout the entire process so you don’t have to worry about being petrified during your flying process. You are totally in control of how high you choose to hover or fly above the water. If you ever feel uncomfortable or if you need a break, just inform your flying instructor and they’ll be glad to help
"Flyboarding is a challenging process but Aris is a very gentle and understanding instructor. He was never pushy and he follows your rhythm. All of which is extremely important when you’re trying something like Flyboarding for the first time."
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