Hoverboard by ZR®

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Updated: March 20, 2014

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!

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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.

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Hoverboard by ZR News

 

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.

Jordan and Franky Hoverboard copy

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.

Aaron Gould Hoverboard

Paul and Andrew Hoverboard

Ben Merrell Hoverboard

Malvin Quinones Hoverboard

Thom Hall Hoverboard

Dave Hall Hoverboard

10 Comments

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  2. Brad Bertels

    March 22, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    So I’m hearing this is a prototype with possible patent issues to deal with before there can be an actual product that can be purchased and sold in USA. Hopefully this all happens fast because our company would love to have these on the water this summer. Looks like it could be another amazing product from ZR!

    • Blaine Jeffery

      March 22, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      Hi Brad, we haven’t heard any talk of issues and only that a May release is the plan. Some dealers have already been sharing that they’ll have the Hoverboard in May so lets hope that nothing comes up to delay the launch. If we hear any further news we’ll be sure to share. I’m sure you can’t wait to try it out!

  3. Richard R.

    June 16, 2014 at 10:31 am

    This is extremely interesting and I’d love to get a few. My question, is there any way that you can easily switch from a righty to a lefty from person to person? or may something in a future release, say foot pads that can unclick on the bottom of the board, pull off the top and insert lefty foot pads, then reclick on the bottom, like say, useing a pin or some type of clasp??

    • Richard R.

      June 16, 2014 at 10:32 am

      Or even a switch that you can twist that’ll allow the pads to swivel into the new position then lock back into place?

    • Blaine Jeffery

      June 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Hi Richard, thanks for your question/suggestion. I know that the Hoverboard can be set up for ‘goofy’ flyers but I haven’t yet looked into the details on how much work it is to set the feet. Once I know I will share that info here. I’m hoping this weekend in Toronto at the Flyboard North American Championship I will gather some more key Hoverboard info for everyone. Cheers, Blaine

  4. mike petitpas

    June 26, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Hey I’m just your average Joe but I’m highly interested in purchasing one of these is there a way to buy one yet in usa or better yet canada? Maybe some way to purchase a prototype under the table would love to know more about these I would love to be one of the only people in the place I live rocking one of these in the water at the beach
    Thx,
    Mike

    • Blaine Jeffery

      June 27, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      Hi Mike, the new Hoverboard by ZR is beginning to ship in July and I don’t know what the quantities will be but if you’re in Canada then please contact Flyboard Canada as they will have an idea which dealers have them on order. http://www.flyboardcanada.com/ – Cheers, Blaine

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