Franky Zapata remains one of the best Flyboarders on the planet but more and more athletes are pushing the limits on his invention everyday. Franky will always be respected for his innovation and the sports he has brought to the life. Not many inventors posses both the intellectual fortitude and physical prowess to both create new experiences and then take them to extreme as an athlete. He was a jet ski champion so already had the competitive spirit to be the best at this incredible new watersport that mixes wakeboarding, skiing and acrobatic diving all into one. In the early years Franky was miles ahead of the world’s riders but as I’m sure he hoped his sport has been embraced and the youth in our sport have taken it to a whole new level.
Back in 2012 Franky realized, while organizing the sports first World Cup, that his riding was at a unique level and it would best to use his skills to wow and inspire the crowds while giving the 50 competitors a chance to battle for the title of World Cup Champion. It seems Franky continues to be in full ambassador mode delivery jaw-dropping demos around the world and never passing up a great party. You’ll see what I mean when you catch the Nikki Beach videos. Flyboarding in a swimming pool!
I will continue to grow our Franky Zapata playlist on our YouTube channel… check it out below and please link me up in the comments to any sick videos we are missing in our list. You can also learn more about FZ on our Flyboard History page.