Flyboard ® Air Flyboard Pro Series Flyboard Legend Zapata Racing

The Flyboard® by Zapata Racing, was created in 2011 by Franky Zapata, a French genius, connected to a PWC turbine allowing the user to rise into the air, dive and jump out of the water and perform various freestyle figures. In less that 15 days the first video made by Zapata Racing is displayed 2.5 million times on Youtube and became a buzz like we don't see much today. After only one year of exploitation, 2500 machines are sold around the world. In 2015 Zapata Racing introduce the Flyboard® Pro Series and revolutionize the Hydro Sports. The Flyboard® is connected to the PWC by a hose, (18 or 23 meters long) redirecting the water-flow pressure to nozzles placed either side of the board. Discover the Official Zapata Racing Flyboard® Pro Series & Flyboard® Legend here on Flycaptain. Join the Flyboard® community today.

The Flyboard® Air® by Zapata Racing

Zapata Racing has achieved the dream of all men and offers you the first video of Franky Zapata flying on the innovation Flyboard® Air. The Independent Propulsion Unit represents 4 years of hard work for a result exceeding all records:
  • Autonomous flight up to 10,000 feet
  • Top speed of 150km/h (93,2 mph)
  • 10 min autonomy
Although the UFO is still in prototype phase and won’t be on the market in 2016, it has exactly the same behavior as the ESH Flyboard® Pro Series. Those who wants to feel the thrill, or pending the governmental approval, we invite you to discover the products ZR: Flyboard® Pro Series , Hoverboard by ZR® et Jetpack by ZR® that allow you to fly safely over the water. Explore the ZR universe and its safe & fun products, approved by millions of users worldwide.
Franky Zapata on 30th April 2016 set a new a new Guinness World Record title for the farthest hoverboard flight (2,252 meters) during a spectacular attempt off the coast of Sausset-les-Pins in the south of France. Rising 50 metres above the surface for the attempt and trailed by a fleet of boats and jet skis, Franky, 37, piloted a futuristic aircraft called the Flyboard Air developed by his company Zapata Racing.
Flyboard® Air® by Zapata Racing
Flyboard® Air® by Zapata Racing
World Record Flyboard® Air® by Zapata Racing 2242 meters
World Record Flyboard® Air® by Zapata Racing 2242 meters

Flyboard ® Sport Zapata-Racing

Fun for everyone. The Water Flight Device Flyboard ® Sport is a more accessible version of Flyboard ® Pro Series. With this new model, you will benefit from the entirely revisited design of the Pro Series and the many innovations, at a more affordable price. The board is fixed like the Legend Flyboard ®. This product is ideal for rental business as well as casual users. Like all our products, we put special attention to the resistance and strengthening of parts.

The & Flyboard ® Sport kit includes:
  • 1 pair of bindings
  • 1 rotation system equipped with specific bearings
  • 1 supply hose (different types/lengths of hose available)
  • 1 U pipe which reverses the PWC water outlet
  • 1 quick clip for an easy uncoupling between the Flyboard ® Sport and the PWC
Innovations
  1. Hydrodynamic efficiency improved by 32%
  2. 35% lighter than Flyboard ®
  3. Legend Board rotating on its axis (from 10 to 20 degrees)
  4. Diameter, orientation and angle of the nozzles adjustable forward or backwards to optimize the use and compatibility with the PWC power.
  5. Larger and more stable foot plate
  6. Futuristic design with a transparent hydraulic system allowing users to see the water flow
  7. Turbine interface equipped with a Venturi effect (system allowing an evacuation of the water while using the Flyboard ®)

The Flyboard® Legend by Zapata Racing

The Flyboard® Legend by Zapata Racing is a board connected to a PWC turbine allowing the user to rise into the air, dive and jump out of the water and perform various freestyle figures. The Flyboard® Legend by Zapata Racing is connected to the PWC by a hose, (18 or 23 meters long) redirecting the water flow pressure to nozzles placed either side of the board. While managing the PWCs’ throttle, the user can reach up to 12 meters high (height varying according to the PWC power). The hydro-propulsion forces created offer a unique sensation and a total freedom of movement to the rider.
The& Flyboard® by Zapata Racing was invented in spring 2011 by a French watercraft rider, Franky Zapata. The device was presented to the public for the first time at the jet ski World Championship 2012 in China. 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. Then after around six months the& Flyboard® by Zapata Racing was an “unavoidable nautical discipline”. Since its introduction in 2012 the& Flyboard®& by Zapata Racing& has sold more than 6000 units.
Two versions of the& Flyboard® Legend by Zapata Racing exist: the Flyboard® Standard Kit and the Flyboard® Pro Rider Kit. The former is a board with hand-held stabilizers, which was the original design. The latter dispenses with the stabilizers (the most used right now). Find out more about What is Flyboarding
FLYBOARD BY ZAPATA RACING
FLYBOARD BY ZAPATA RACING
FLYBOARD BY ZAPATA RACING
U-PIPE 2014 V3

The Flyboard Pro Series by Zapata Racing

The Flyboard® Pro Series by Zapata Racing has been launched in may 2015, it's the new version of the Flyboard® Legend by Zapata Racing (created in 2011). This new Flyboard® Series by Zapata Racing offer an amazing futuristic new design and serveral big innovations from all parts that promise brand new feelings. The conception has been rethinking from scratch and it's now possible to realize tricks that was not even conceivable with the previous version. Zapata Racing and Franky Zapata launched a very top product and continue to surprise the aquatic extreme sport community (but not only) with a product more and more powerful and innovating with a stunning and striking compacted design. 

The main new features are (compared to the previous version Flyboard® Legend by Zapata Racing) :
  • Hydrodynamic efficiency improved by 32%
  • 35% lighter than the Flyboard® Legend by Zapata Racing
  • Legend Board rotating on its axis (from 10 to 20 degrees)
  • Index pin to lock the spin function and adapt to the users level
  • Diameter, orientation and angle of the nozzles adjustable forward or backwards to optimize the use and compatibility with the PWC power.
  • Larger and more stable foot plate
  • Futuristic design with a transparent hydraulic system allowing users to see the water-flow
  • Turbine interface equipped with a Venturi effect (system allowing an evacuation of the water while using the Flyboard®)
  • U pipe equipped with a propulsion system. The PWC is propelled to increase the movement speed.
  • A rotation system compatible with the entire range of Zapata Racing products
  • Shoes strengthened in the front and in the back, offering an optimal protection of the foot and the ankle during Flyboard® practice.

Flyboard Pro Series by Zapata Racing
Flyboard Pro Series by Zapata Racing
Flyboard Pro Series by Zapata Racing
Flyboard Pro Series by Zapata Racing

Definition and overview of flyboarding

The general premise behind the sport is that you use a water-based jetpack to propel your waterboard into the air. The thrust provided by the nozzles underneath the board allow for extreme tricks or dives to take place as high as thirty five feet in the air! Running at an incredible 100 HP+, the jets are able to follow the rider around – even underwater – to create truly amazing scenes. Take a look at the Flyboard® Dictionary for the specific Flyboard® terms.
The Flyboard® by Zapata Racing is capable of performing crazy tricks of all types, and being that they are fairly new there is room for all sorts of new tricks and talents to be developed, meaning that you can soon be a pioneer of the new fast paced water sport. The Flyboard® by Zapata Racing work through water pressure, and shoot out a stream of high pressured water which can launch one of even two people into the air to extreme heights. The rider can then choose to hover, dive, or perform one of any number of awesome tricks. You can imagine where his can all lead too.
Check out few of the best Flyboard® pictures and Flyboard® videos uploaded by the Flycaptain members. Find out more about the description of the Flyboard® by Zapata Racing. Zapata Racing Flyboard® Pro Series & Flyboard® Legend.
FLYBOARD BY ZAPATA RACING
U-PIPE 2014 V3
X Dubai Flyboard World cup Qualification Day 1
CAVALEAU JET 2014 | VINCENT LAGAF | FRANKY ZAPATA | FLYBOARD & HOVERBOARD SHOW

Why and where go Flyboarding ?

The Flyboard® by Zapata Racing is an unique experience so cool that you will never be able to stop riding it once you tried it! The Flyboard® by Zapata Racing can be practiced on different spots either in lake, pond, sea or ocean in the condition where minimum 4 meters depth is respected. It is strictly forbidden to use the Flyboard® by Zapata Racing in tight spots such as swimming pools. It is mandatory to follow an hour of training in a specialized training center (rental basis) to understand the basics and the main security rules. It is recommended not to use the Flyboard® by Zapata Racing under 16 years old. No weight or height restrictions are imposed. Therefore beyond a certain weight (110kg) the user might not have an optimal experience.
And don’t worry it’s not hard to get used to using the Flyboard® by Zapata Racing. To use them proper it only takes a little proper instruction, and is really not as hard as some may think. It does help to have some good balance and coordination but other than that, a little know how and instruction with some fun practice is all that is needed to develop the skills of the Flyboard® by Zapata Racing.
Do you own a Flyboard® or Hoverboard® riding spot ? Are you offering courses ? Or maybe you know a great place where to go Hoverboarding and Flyboarding ? Add your spot on Flycaptain and share it with the community. Find out why so many are opting for this new crazy sport. Zapata Racing Flyboard® Pro Series & Flyboard® Legend.
First back flip tries
X Dubai Flyboard World cup Qualification Day 2
X Dubai Flyboard World cup Qualification Day 1
HOVERBOARD & FLYBOARD DEMO RIVERA BEACH

Advanced Technologies for the Flyboard®

FlyCaptain is the best friend of your Flyboard® by Zapata Racing. By registering an account with us you will be able to access advanced technologies allowing you to mesure and record your Flyboard® run. The altitude, the GForce, the speed, the GPS coordinates, even a video, everything synchronized with your FlyCaptain account so that you can compare yourself with the best Flyboarders in the world! Share your run statistics, videos and pictures with the FlyCaptain community and improve your skills! Zapata Racing Flyboard® Pro Series & Flyboard® Legend.

Prototype FLYCAPTAIN iPhone holder
X Dubai Flyboard World cup Preparation Day
X Dubai Flyboard World cup Flyboard Family
X Dubai Flyboard World cup Flyboard Family

Flyboard® Competition and World Record

Already 4 world cup events was held. Two of them in Doha, Quatar and two in Dubai. The last one was held in Sky Dive Dubai from the 3rd to 6th of December the X Dubai Flyboard® World Cup in Dubai. The amazing yearly Flyboard® Family meeting and other competitions are available. Check the upcoming event on Flycaptain or create your own. The Flyboard® and Hoverboard® events are a great way to meet the flyboard family. You can also join us on the Forum so we can talk together about the Flyboard® universe. Zapata Racing Flyboard® Pro Series & Flyboard® Legend.

X Dubai Flyboard World cup Qualification Day 2
X Dubai Flyboard World cup Qualification Day 2
X Dubai Flyboard World cup Qualification Day 3
X Dubai Flyboard World cup Qualification Day 2