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    Anybody heard of Flydive

    Just saw a new flyboard company pop up called flydive with a product called the x-board. I think everybody has independent feet now so it doesn't look like they are doing anything new. They do know how to make an ugly product though

    Their straight up copying the Xjets name and marketing video...

    X-jets video


    Flydive X-board video


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    Welcome useful first post, seems everyone is open to being copied.... Even the Chinese.... I've heard of most but there are always new ones popping up, I guess he question is what do they offer the others don't? I mean ford aren't the only car maker but they pioneered the car..... Competition will drive innovation but is this innovative?

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    Yeah... looked through the sites of a couple companies and doesn't look like anything new going on with flydive compared to others. If there is, they aren't really talking about it.

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    When someone is "Fly-Boarding", and they don't have a fly-by-wire, who's controlling the throttle? The PWC driver?

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    Great question CrazyA. There's two basic methods of throttle control when flying.

    The most common of the two is having someone on the ski controlling the throttle for you. This is the ideal method for beginners and the general public, as it allows the person on the PWC to lower the rider into the water if they start flying too close to the PWC (this can happen pretty often if the person is new and not paying attention). But even once you progress past the beginner level, having your buddy on the PWC controlling your throttle isn't that bad of an option. Flying can be pretty similar to wakeboarding or waterskiing, where the boat gets to the throttle level you want pretty quick, and then holds it pretty constant through your ride.

    Having a remote provides a lot more freedom, and is a must-have for someone who's really trying to get good. For me, there was a little bit of a learning curve at first, but once I got used to a remote, it was definitely a downer going back to having my buddy control the throttle. A few years ago all the throttles were wired through the hose, but a lot of progress has been made in the last year, and there are now a couple of wireless throttle options out on the market.

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    I was always curious, as to me, having someone else control the throttle seems as though it would be difficult to fly the way you want to fly.
    I understand the waterskiing analogy, just seems that I would want to be in control of the throttle at all times.

    Thanks for your response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyA View Post
    I was always curious, as to me, having someone else control the throttle seems as though it would be difficult to fly the way you want to fly.
    I understand the waterskiing analogy, just seems that I would want to be in control of the throttle at all times.

    Thanks for your response.
    safer for beginners to have a separate (experienced) throttle operator but for experienced flyers the freedom of the EMK is better that said most fly on high rpms (height) and then drop height doing tricks.

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    propriatary innards spin the water to counter-act rotational forces made from the prop spinning the water.... In other words its a better ride.. Instead of just curved tubes its actually doing something to the water before it exits...

    stumbled upon this thread, figured id share what i was told by a friend who is a dealer.. Its the only board ive ridden so i couldnt compare ..

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    I ended up going with the Flydive and I am very happy with it! My kids and I used the Flyboard Legend (2014) for a year, and we were good with it, but there is no comparison. The Flydive X is much easier to learn on for beginners, and is much more stable with the rotating foot jets. The overall performance is much better on the Flydive X.
    - First of all, I got the complete set up on sale for $2995, and the folks at Flydive could not have been more professional. I had a lot of questions, and they took all the time I needed. Emails and phone calls were answered quickly, and the transaction was probably the best transaction I have had on a major purchase in a long time.
    - My kids and I were spinning like tops on the Flydive within 15 minutes, and I am much closer to a complete airborne backflip with the Flydive than with the Flyboard legend.
    - It really came down to price and I would have loved a Defy or X Jets product, but to get airborne for $2995 was too good to pass up, and the product is really well made. The board swivel works much better than the Flyboard Legend, and the weight difference favors the Flydive. The Flydive hose was comparable with Flyboard hoses I used before, and I am having no issues with the hose, and only time will tell on that. The Neider hose that I used for awhile seemed a bit lighter and more robust, but it was a couple hundred bucks more expensive, so again the Flydive is right in the zone on the hose.
    I have not used any other boards besides the Legend and the Flydive, and I would love to try them, but at this point, even if I had the extra money laying around, I would go with the Flydive X because it does everything I need it to do.
    On the looks comment above, I really do not think it looks funny when it is flying and the way it is shaped really gives excellent stability. All of us have noticed that we are saving ourselves from falls that would have been painful on the Flyboard. The ability to quickly spin out of falling backwards is a real advantage.
    It looks like the price went up after the sale, but even so, I would have no problem buying the Flydive X again.
    Tom
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    Very good to hear, I have both the jetblade and the defy board, and love each, I used the original flyboard without independent feet and what a huge difference, I would say to anyone who is even starting to go straight to independent feet without reservation..

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