FlyboardTeam Electric Pump is a reality!
Bo Krook of the FlyboardTeam recently posted the pictures of their FlyboardTeam Electric Pump seen here in this article on Facebook and that definitely got the creative juices flowing within the Hydroflight community. We certainly love to see these ideas coming to life and continuing to improve the way are sports operate. We immediately reached out to Bo and had a quick chat about his team’s work.
H2RO EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – FLYBOARD TEAM
H2RO) When did you start thinking about going electric?
Since 2012 the FlyboardTeam has been on the move traveling everywhere to demonstrate our sport. During our trips we hear many requests asking “why not electric?” because some locations do not allow gas engines. Another thing is that the Jet-Ski’s need lots of maintenance and the fuel is expensive. So why not try to go green like every modern development these days.
H2RO) How many prototypes have you have to build?
We did it in one shot because our professional pump partner made the exact numbers compared to the Jet-Ski. The only thing we changed in this set up was the diameter of the hoses and the lengths. The surprise was that the length of the hose had no influence except allowing the flyer to go higher and higher.
H2RO) What was your first thought when you flew powered by the electric pump?
Wooow! No vibrations at all at one meter and then none at 22 meters. It was so different and so smooth.
H2RO) What is your next step after this successful first test?
We will make this pump perfect in the coming weeks (after the X Dubai Flyboard World Cup ) for both indoor and outdoor use. There is a big demand in the rental world for a solution like this. We are also going to try to make the wireless remote control of Zapata Racing compatible on this system. In 2015 you will see here in the Netherlands a few electric set ups and hopefully it will expand to the rest of the world. We are planning to sell the complete sets.
Coming soon video from our test location and a drawing showing what the entire set up looks like.
Thanks for sharing your work with H2RO Bo and we certainly wish you the best with this project. It certainly looks like something many business will be interested in exploring. See you in Dubai tomorrow and good luck at the competition.