Ever since it hit the market in 2012, flyboards have been a spectacle of curiosity and excitement. Today’s article will explain what type of jet ski you will need for a flyboard, and cover the best jet skis for a flyboard.
What type of jet ski do you need for a flyboard?
If you plan on using a flyboard, you will need to have the right jet ski. For starters, you will need one of the following jet ski models: Kawasaki, Sea-Doo, Yamaha, or Honda. This is because the flyboard adapter only works with those 4 jet ski models.
Secondly, you will need a jet ski with a lot of horsepower. A flyboard attaches to a jet ski pump through a long hose, which fills with water. The water pressure then propels the the flyboard and its passenger up into the air. You need a jet ski with a lot of horsepower so that it can quickly push large amounts of water into the hose in order to lift up the passenger. A flyboard will need a jet ski that has at least 200 horsepower in order to reach its full potential.
Additionally, you should use a jet ski that has a 4-stroke engine. These engines are more powerful and provide more thrust than 2-stroke engines. Also, 4-stroke engines are more fuel efficient so you won’t need to spend as much money on gas. Now that you know the basic requirements, lets jump into the best models.
Best Jet ski for a Flyboard
The best jet ski for a flyboard is the Sea-doo GTR 230. Two other good jet skis for a flyboard are the Kawasaki Ultra 310X and the GP1800 R SVHO.
Sea-doo GTR 230
The Sea-doo GTR 230 is a great jet ski for a flyboard. It has a 230 horsepower engine, which provides more than enough power to get the flyboard up in the air. This jet ski also features a Rotax 1630 engine which offers fast acceleration which will help you control the flyboard’s height.
Along with a powerful torque, this jet ski is also very fuel efficient so it can power a flyboard for a long time. This jet ski also features a state of the art iBR system which allows for quick and seamless deceleration.
Best of all, the GTR 230 is very affordable. You can purchase the 2022 model for less than $13,000.
Kawasaki Ultra 310X
If price isn’t a concern, the Kawasaki Ultra 310x is another great option. While it is more expensive (around $17,000), it is one of the most powerful jet skis on the market. It features a 310 horsepower engine which will provide more than enough power to launch the flyboard up in the air.
It also has a fuel capacity of 21 gallons which is one of the biggest tanks on the market.
GP1800 R SVHO
The GP 1800 R SVHO is another good jet ski for flyboards.
The starting prices for a new GP1800 R SVHO is around $15,000. It is definitely a good investments, as Yamahas are usually the most reliable jet skis.
The supercharged vortex high output engine is 250 horsepower and has a total displacement of 1,812cc, which is one of the highest on the market. To learn more, check out my full review of the Yamaha GP1800.
If you already have a jet ski that is compatible with a flyboard, you should check out the average cost of a flyboard.
How to make a flyboard go higher
Aside from getting a powerful jet ski, there are other ways to make a flyboard reach it’s maximum height. A great way to do this is to purchase a dual impellor. This provides your jet ski with more power with less engine RPM. This also makes your jet ski more fuel efficient.
Another way to make a flyboard go higher is to purchase a longer hose. While the standard flyboard hose is 20 meters, there are longer hoses that reach lengths of 25 meters.
What you need to know before you use a flyboard with a jet ski
Also, make sure to survey the water and make sure there are no debris floating on the water. You should also make sure there are no buoys nearby, as the flyboard hose can get wrapped around them.
Lastly, make sure there are no other watercrafts nearby when you go out on a flyboard.
I hoped this article helped explain the best jet skis for a flyboard. As a reminder, make sure you purchase the proper flyboard adapters so that you can attach the hose to the jet pump of your jet ski.