Franky Zapata and his Zapata Racing team have done it again. Today they released a teaser video of their new Hoverboard by ZR. This amazing new device is constructed of carbon fiber and will easily attach to any 2013 or 2014 Flyboard Quick Connects. Simply remove the Flyboard, attach the Hoverboard and off you go! (UPDATE: You may be searching for the new Flyboard Air which many in the press are referring to as a Hoverboard)
This image is a screenshot from the original 30 second teaser video ZR released.
Bobby Vance of Gulf States Flyboard shared a little of the back story on the Hoverboard.
This is a project that he has been working on now for quite some time and he has finally found that happy medium between forward speed and handling. The first prototype flew at about 15mph and was relatively easy to handle. the second flew at about 35mph but was quite difficult to handle. Which brought him to the final prototype that flies about 23 mph and is still quite easy to fly and control.
Insiders are estimating that this exciting new toy will retail just under $2,000 as an attachment to your existing Flyboard equipment.
The Hoverboard by ZR will bring surfing to new heights and it looks like it will see an official release in May 2014. If you have questions about the new Hoverboard by ZR please contact your local authorized Flyboard dealer.
HOVERBOARD 101 – Check out the first Hoverboarding tips courtesy of Jordan Wayment.
Pro Flyboarder and our ‘Tip of the Week‘ contributor Jordan Wayment has learned how to ride the new Hoverboard. We ask Jordan a bunch of questions so he could expand on his experience… check out Hoverboard 101 for his answers.
The Hoverboard by ZR is making its way around the world and the Flyboard distributors/dealers are the first to get their hands on this incredible new equipment. Pro Flyboarders are soon going to be ripping it up on this new toy.