Robert Jaszczold Flyboard European Championship Crash
Are Hydroflight Sports safe? The answer is yes. As both a recreational activity and action sport Hydroflight has a very strong safety track record. There have been accidents but with millions of people having already flown, and that number growing by the day, the sport has proven itself to be a safe activity. That being said today we stand by and support a friend who is dealing with a serious injury.
The angle of the board and jets in relation to Robert’s body position and you’ve got all kinds of problems.
Robert Jaszczold finished second in the Veteran’s Division at the 2016 Flyboard European Championship. His flying had been progressing with each competition and he looked strong on the board. In his finals run, on a routine layout backflip, Robert ended up spinning back towards the hose on his landing crashing into it and twisting violently breaking his right femur in nine places. (Doctor told Robert that it was a severe impact that caused the break and that thankfully his muscles were strong to hold his leg when the bone gave way)
A devastating accident for any athlete.
Robert told H2RO that his rehabilitation will last a year. He likely won’t be back on a board for at least a year and a half.
I will have a very hard time now but I will do everything to get back into shape and flying again.
We want to share Robert’s story so he knows we care and that we wish him a speedy and full recovery. Competitive athletes understand their sports and the risks better than anyone else and it is their efforts to show us what is possible that inspire the rest of us. We know Robert will be back on the board and flying high again and throughout his rehabilitation we want him to know we are sending positive vibes his way each and every day.
Here is a look at Robert in action prior to his accident.
Get well soon my friend!