Enjoy 6 Flyboarding sessions in Dumfries with this incredible half day flyboarding experience.
- Dumfries (Dumfries and Galloway)
- Price for 6 Participants
This Dumfries Flyboarding experience for groups is an
action-packed, fun-filled day of incredible water jet pack action.
This group flyboarding experience may just be the best stag party
idea ever, as you and up to 5 of your mates can take turns piloting
the unbelievable, futuristic flyboard!
This experience is a half day of flyboarding madness that includes six thirty minute flyboard flights. The flyboard, if you have not encountered one before, is basically a water jet pack that runs off the power from a JetSki, using a connecting 30 foot power hose. You place your feet in the bindings attached to the board itself, and hold on tight as four high-pressure jets of water are forced through four nozzles on the flyboard, propelling you out of the water and up to 30 foot into the air! The flyboarding experience kicks off with a thorough safety briefing, during which your instructors will explain how the flyboard works and what you need to do to operate it. After this, its time to hit the water, as you take it in turns to pilot the flyboard for thirty minutes each, getting used t their sheer raw power and trying to find your balance. Some people will progress quicker than others, but by the end of your session you have started to get a handle on the madness of the water jet pack!
Whether you want to go along just with one friend to split the six flyboarding sessions between you, or you are looking for the perfect stag party idea for up to six of your friends, this Dumfries flyboarding experience for groups is the perfect half day of water jet pack action!
This half day group Flyboarding experience in Dumfries can be booked between April and September, on both weekday and weekend dates. All bookings are subject to availability.
You must be at least 16 years of age to participate in the
Dumfries flyboarding experience. All flyboard pilots must be able
to swim and in good health.
Anyone who turns up to the Dumfries flyboarding experience who is considered to be intoxicated (alcohol or any other substances) will not be allowed on-site, and will not be refunded.
Minimum Weight: 7 Stone
Maximum Weight: 16 Stone
Sufferers of asthma and diabetes should inform the instructor about their condition, and should keep any medication close to the Flyboarding lake. Flyboarding is not a suitable sport for pregnant women or those with a heart condition.
Experience Duration: 03:00
Time at Venue: 04:00
This is a half day flyboarding experience that includes 6x 30 minute flights - please expect to be at the centre for around 4 hours in total.
Participants: The Group Flyboarding Half Day Experience Dumfries is for 6 participants.
Max Group Size: 6
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
This half day flyboarding experience can be shared between up to 6 people.
The price remains the same whether you bring 1 person or 6.Friends, family and loved ones are very welcome to come to the lake and watch as you try to fly the incredible Flyboard!
Please have a swimming costume to wear, and a towel and warm
change of clothes for after our flyboarding session.
All necessary Flyboarding gear and safety equipment will be provided for you at the centre. It is compulsory that you wear all gear provided.
The half day group Flyboarding experience in Dumfries is a weather dependent activity, and it might have to be rescheduled if conditions make a Flyboard flight unsafe. Rain is generally not an issue.
If you are unsure about the weather on the day of your experience, please contact the Dumfries flyboarding provider directly before setting off for your experience.
For my most recent supplier interview, I’ve been talking to Mike from Wet Jets, a company bringing the watersport flyboarding to the masses! So if you’ve ever wanted to try jet packing across a lake, or back-flipping into a lake, or swimming like a dolphin, read on and learn more about this exciting new sport.
1) Please explain your journey as ‘Wet Jets’ so far.
Wetjets was born after stumbling across a couple of websites showing water jet packs. Nothing like this existed in the UK and anything you could buy was horrendously expensive and only available the other side of the world. Then we found the Zapata Flyboard. Suddenly flying with jets seemed realistic and something everyone could try. We tracked it down and managed to get the first Flyboard into the UK in June 2012.
Since then we’ve been taking people flying, honing our skills and tackling the regulatory side such as insurance, water authorities, health and safety. With over 200 flying and instructing hours we’re one of the longest standing Flyboard operators in the world.
People always think the best part of the job is getting high out the water and showing off – but for me the best part is the smile on a newcomers face when they first get control and get airborne. Everyone tackles it a bit differently but at the end of the day we get everyone into the air!
2) What has been the biggest or most memorable event you’ve provided?
One of the best shows we did was in Enniskillen for St Patrick’s day. It was freezing cold but several thousand people braved the weather and had a great day out. We provided a Flyboard show after the main event with St Patrick and I think we had every camera trained on us the whole time!
We also took Bear Grylls out in Southampton for a play about. As you’d imagine, he wanted to go higher than anyone, do backflips instantly, and take it to the limit wherever he could.
One other achievement – we had the first UK competition in Hartlepool in July – a great day with 12 competitors all going nuts on the Flyboard. Wetjets took first place with a tidy display of dives, twists and flips.
3) Is there any inside information you can give us?
The best advice for any new Flyboarder is to relax. Like when you learn to ride a bike, there’s a point when your head connects all the dots and you don’t even have to think about what you’re doing to balance. The more relaxed you are, the quicker your head does all the work. Then you’re in control and starting on the dives and flips!
Another is to get a few friends involved. If you have a half or full day to play with you can work the time to your advantage. Each time you go on the Flyboard you get a little better so a few short sessions rather than one long one will improve your skills quickly.
4) Do you have any exciting plans for the future that you’d like to tell us about?
Next year we will be starting up the UK championships properly with a series of competitions involving all Flyboard operators, leading into the world championships. Anyone is free to get involved and it doesn’t take long to get the skills to compete. It’s more about your imagination and creativity from that moment onwards.
5) What would you say is your most frequently asked question?
By far the most frequent question – when can I do the backflip? Our answer – as soon as you show the control not to kill yourself trying!
On a more practical note – how do I stop falling over? This one is all about your feet – your toes and heels find the right position to stand you up and your turns are what keep you in control. Think about standing on a balance ball that’s moving around. Maybe we should do a training session taking a balance ball onto a bus – or is that another experience?!