What Happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…
Except when you make it the site for the US launch of the most exciting new sport in the world! Franky Zapata debuted the Flyboard on US water on Dec 28th, 2011 at Lake Las Vegas and it was the one thing Sin City had never seen before.
First a little about this incredibly unusual tourist destination. Las Vegas is an ever-changing fantasy-land of a city which has seen unbelievable expansion since it emerged from the desert just over 100 years ago. The sights and sounds of Las Vegas are enjoyed by millions of visitors every year. They stay in some of the most glamorous, unique hotels in the world. They eat at five-star restaurants and expansive buffets. They play at casinos, pools, health spas and golf courses. Sometimes (many times, actually) they even marry each other.
It’s also likely the only place on the planet that while you drink yourself silly in public at 2:30 in the afternoon you can stand on the street corner and watch 11 year old kids play the ‘need it, need it, got it, need it, got it’ game with hooker cards full of naked women. That was the strangest part of my first and only trip to Las Vegas… the mix of families with children amongst the drunk gamblers all of whom are standing and watching the same half naked Go-Go dancing girls on the stage. Do I sound like I’m complaining because I don’t mean to be… my brothers and I had a lot of fun and whether you lose a little money or win a little you’ll definitely remember your trip to the strip.
Tell me though, what could be a better end to the perfect ‘Man-cation’ or ‘Lady-cation’ then to go Flyboarding with your crew? Win a million bucks at the slots you say… tushay. Good Luck!
The real reason I made Las Vegas our destination of the week is because after getting off a call with Steven Goos of Sky Watersports ,the authorized dealers for the state of Nevada, I was left full of anticipation for the exciting promotional plans he has in the works. I don’t know what to expect but the world of Flyboarding has completely changed since Franky cruised around for Fox TV in 2011.
Incredible riders flying on the 2013 Flyboard model combined with a solid marketing strategy are capable of really capturing the imagination of this city and the entire country.
They may not really pump oxygen into the Casinos to keep you awake and invigorated but I guarantee the Flyboard events coming to this city will most certainly do that job. I can already imagine a Jet Ski in the Bellagio fountain and the arcs of water just missing the Pro Flyboarders that go soaring past. Guy can dream can’t he?
Plus remember, Nevada has the kind of weather that makes you want to live in the water and so I encourage you to take your wild, free spirited, Las Vegas energy and try something completely exhilarating. Call Zapata Flyboards at 1-702-608-8922 and get hooked up!
Did you know this about Las Vegas?
- Bugsy Siegel named his casino the Flamingo after the long legs of his showgirl girlfriend.
- Vegas Vic, the enormous neon cowboy that towers over Fremont Street, is the world’s largest mechanical neon sign.
- Howard Hughes stayed at the Desert Inn for so long that he was asked to leave. He bought the hotel.
- Camels were used as pack animals in Nevada as late as 1870.
- Over 38.9 million people visit Las Vegas each year.
- Seventeen of the 20 biggest hotels in the U.S. are in Las Vegas.
I got my eyes on you Vegas…