Hydroflight Sports – Jetboards, Jetpacks, Jetbikes
Hydroflight Sports is a very exciting category of sport in which water jet propulsion is used to create sustained flight where the lift and movement is controlled by a person riding on any number of devices. Our sport currently has three main Hydroflight experiences and they are Jetboards, Jetpacks and Jetbikes. Competitive Hydroflight began in 2012 with the first Flyboard World Cup, a freestyle trick Jetboard competition in which athletes are critiqued by a panel of judges. The sport has evolved to include competitions for all devices as well as new formats and scoring systems.
H2RO Magazine is the official magazine of Hydroflight Sports!
There are now thousands of athletes around the world working to bring their skills up to a professional level and some on multiple products. The competitions to date have seen rosters filled with the sports pioneers but with each opportunity more and more new riders are getting in the game and pushing the sport forward.
H2RO is constantly introducing our readers to these elite Hydroflight athletes so check out the page and read up on how they came to be at the forefront of the most exciting new sport in the world.
H2RO also is home to the H2RO World Rankings. See who is currently ranked on our top 50 Pro Jetboard, Top 15 Ladies Jetboard, Top 15 Veterans Jetboard, Top 10 Jetpack and Top 10 Jetbike lists.
Hydroflight Companies and Products on H2RO
There are more and more Hydroflight devices coming on the market, some back by reputable manufacturers and some are just ‘do-it-yourself’ dangerous rip offs. We will only connect you with companies that we believe are legit and producing professional products. Below are the current big players in our industry and the experiences they have brought to the world.
Flyboard | Hoverboard by ZR | Jetpack by ZR
The company and products that brought Hydroflight Sports to the masses beginning in 2011 with the original Flyboard is Zapata Racing. Led by Franky Zapata, ZR is currently the dominant market share leader bringing the world both innovative Hydroflight products and now Jet Technology with the Flyboard Air. The 2012 Flyboard World Cup was Hydroflights first freestyle competition and continues on as the XDubai Flyboard World Cup.
Stratospheric Industries Inc
X-Jetpacks | Jetblade
Driven by a passion to bring the world the coolest experiences possible, X-Jets (aka: Strato) has pushed hydro sports in exciting new directions with each innovative product. Professional Hydroflight athletes have been quick to embrace their Jetblade and Jetpacks. X-Jets is also active in the evolution of our sport bringing forth their Hydro Score system and the inflatable Jaxx seen here at Session One
FlyDive have innovated and delivered a great Jetboard called the X-Board. As they aggressively build out their distribution they are also beginning to sponsor a number of top athletes. After talking with them we are very impressed with their vision for our sport, their inclusive philosophy and dedication to safety. We have no doubt that many first time flyers will find their feet inside an X-Board and have a very positive experience to share with others.
JetDeck (V3) | JetDeck (V2)
The JetDeck has been two years in the making and in that time it looks like DEFY have analyzed the most popular hydroflight products on the market and attempted to conquer every perceived limitation they have with new technology and meticulous attention to detail. Now with both their innovative 3-axis system and a 2 axis board on the market this company has become a positive force in our industry.
Jetovator | Shred Sled | Freedom Flyer
Jetavation Inc has carved out a very cool and unique place for themselves in the world of Hydroflight sports. They have erased physical limitations and empowered all people with the gift of flight and fun. Their Jetovator, which looks like a hydro-powered bike, can be flown as a tandem bike or individually. You can fly at speeds of up to 25 mph and perform lots of rad aerial stunts ( see our Jetbike Trick Names ). They’ve also brought the world the Freedom Flyer, Shred Sled and Seabreacher.
Dolphin Board have brought an aggressively priced, independent feet Jetboard (aka Hydroboard) to the world. They have positioned it as an easier to maintain product that can be ordered in multiple colors.
Wataboard have positioned themselves as a simple, beautiful, easy to use independent board at a lower price point.
More to come…
Product innovation is the first step as new companies begin to emerge serving up new hydroflight experiences and positioning themselves in the evolving landscape (or should I say seascape). Next we begin to see athletes master these new rides and ultimately we begin to see new competitive opportunities surface which is when things get really exciting from our perspective.
H2RO will continue to review the competitive status of every Hydroflight product on the market and begin introducing you to some of the new companies worth checking out. When any products move from recreational activity to competitive sport we will cover it on H2RO Magazine and I’m sure you’ll see some athletes crossing over and achieving world-class results in multiple disciplines.
As with every sport it is very important to be dealing with authorized distributors and dealers for any of the these products. Proper training and safety is a must to ensure you have a great time for a long time. It is our top priority to only support and share legitimate companies and legitimate products. We will do our best to keep updated dealer lists for each of the companies we feature.
We encourage you to share your thoughts on the various products and companies we cover. The more our community gets involved with us the better we can serve you and provide you with the content you’re excited about.
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