Ever since we launched the JetDeck a few months ago, we’ve been inundated with hundreds of questions along the lines of:

  • How does the JetDeck fly?
  • How difficult is the learning curve?
  • What’s the difference between the JetDeck and other products on the market?

We thought it’d be nice to get some feedback from riders who’ve flown the JetDeck (all have years of experience on multiple different products). We’ll let them speak for themselves:

1. What was your first impression (good or bad) when you saw the DEFY JetDeck for the first time?

Alex Gregger – When I first saw the JetDeck I thought it was pretty rad and definitely wanted to try it out! I was just a little worried about the inner hoses not being a metal material.

Rush Bragg – It’s a very clean modern looking board, the separated tubes really caught my interest and made me wonder what the point of it was. After seeing how the Y-axis swiveled, I was very excited to fly on it to see what the difference would be. I wasn’t sure about how it would fly though.

Chase Finley – My first impression of the defy jetdeck was that it looked big. I thought maybe it would be harder to control or keep stable.

Jeffrey Elkins – Amazing! I’ve been waiting for a 3-axis device for years!

2. How did that first experience on the JetDeck measure up to your first impression?

Alex Gregger – My first experience on the JetDeck was amazing! I was really trying to see how the dual hoses would hold up to some abuse, and they’re very solid.

Rush Bragg – Somewhat assuming it would be like any other independent-foot type board, I actually found it completely on the level with every board!  The difference maker was that extra axis that allows you to fly sideways or even hover around a little more easily.  To say the least, I was impressed!

Chase Finley – I was wrong because its actually really easy to control. Having the wider stance and being able to tilt the board to the side helps you to maneuver yourself out of trouble.

Jeffrey Elkins – It was everything I had hoped it would be and more. So amazingly forgiving!

3. How would you explain the difference to someone who is already familiar with flying? Is it a huge difference, or just a small tweak (be honest)?

Alex Gregger – It’s honestly a huge difference being able to be stable in spins as well as going vertical quickly.

Rush Bragg – It was just as easy to come up and balance like any other board.  Every other board has a Y-pipe that can only move forward to back, so they force you straight forward.  With the Jetdeck, there is another axis that allows you to come up going left or right without having to completely level out straight.

Chase Finley – I would say its a huge difference. The jetdeck gives the rider freedom from the hose. An for me I was just as comfortable 40ft+ as i was 5ft out of the water.

Jeffrey Elkins – The difference is like night and day, because of the fact that you no longer put yourself in situations where the hose is in control of the flyer.

Read the rest of the feedback on DEFY’s Blog