Fly and Surf Above the Water!
Inspired by the movie Back to the Future™ and in tribute to the famous Silver Surfer™; the Hoverboard by ZR® is a hydro-propelled board, which allows the user to ride and surf in total freedom above the water. Connected to the PWC pump by a hose (18 or 23 meters long), the Hoverboard by ZR® user can manage the board with ease and can reach up to 8 meters above the water, to an average speed of 40 km/h.
Inspired by Fiction
Franky Zapata, inventor of Hoverboard by ZR®, talked to Gizmag about his inspiration for this unique hydroflyer.
"I am actually a fan of the film Back to the Future and I remembered thinking that this would no longer be fiction in 2015," Franky Zapata tells Gizmag. "So I thought it would be a great opportunity to mix my passion for extreme sports and my interests in great movies. I am pretty sure Marty McFly would love our board and if he does, I hope he would give me a call and so we could give it a try together!"
HoverBoard by ZR®
Join the newest wave of water sports with Zapata’s Hoverboard by ZR®. The Hoverboard by ZR® gives users the ability to extract the power from a PWC to fly and slice through the air. Let the Silver Surfer™ side come out of you as you use this wakeboard-like device to hop wakes and become airborne through the power of your PWC.
The body is made with Carbon fiber, reinforced with hardened resin, resistant to forces greater than 11 tons per m²
Cast with solid aluminum to decrease loss of pressure, the Hoverboard by ZR®’s exhaust nozzle directs water to provide lift and drive the rider perpetually forward.
Height & Speed
Depending on the horsepower of the PWC, the Hoverboard can travel at speeds of up to 25 km/h (15.5 mph), while soaring up to 5 m (16.5 ft) above the water.
What’s it like?
Some describe it as a cross between surfing and using a Flyboard®. Franky Zapata often describes it as “snowboarding, but in the air”. However, you describe it, there really is nothing else like it.
The HoverBoard by ZR® Kit
Here is everything you get with the HoverBoard by ZR® Kit.
- 1-Flyboard® Deck
- 2-Foot Straps & Pads
- 4-Hose Clamps
- 5-Pump Interface
- 6-Dual Swivel U-Pipe
Will it work with my PWC?
Zapata hydroflight systems work with all major brands of PWCs.
We have an adapter kit for you!
A wireless EMK remote gives the rider the ability to control the throttle of their PWC remotely, eliminating the need to have a second person controlling the PWC. It works in the air and underwater (up to 4 seconds) to allow for underwater tricks and includes five different preset settings for varying levels of thrust.
A Quick Nozzle makes switching between hydroflying and regular PWC riding simple and fast. It can take less than a minute to swap. The Quick Nozzle is universal and works with ALL PWC on the market. What changes is the steering cable connection adapter, which is model specific.
Replacing the stock impeller with a hydroflight dual impeller allows a PWC to function more efficiently, while increasing the PWC’s thrust around 30-40%. It minimizes fuel consumption by around 20-30% and avoids potential cavitation.
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