Gameplan: In the air above water

Jake De Guzman
Gameplan: In the air above water
After 2 days surviving like jungle commandos, Ton, Amanda and Julian get a taste of what it’s like to be Ironman

SUBIC BAY, Philippines — Julian, Amanda, and Ton come down from the mountains, change into their beach gear and get to try out fly boarding.

In fly boarding there is a pair of boots attached to a board with water jets.  The jets are powered by a jet ski. So to fly board, one wears a helmet, a life jacket, and gets into the boots — much like in snow boarding. 

An operator throttles the jet ski and controls the power. Streams of water come out of the board and propel the rider out of the water. 

Basically it’s the closest thing to being like Ironman with his rocket propelled boots.  With some practice, the fly boarder can tilt the board to turn left or right, move forward and backward. 

With a lot of experience and coordination with the jet ski operator,  one can fly out of the air, dive head first into the water and then fly out of the water like a dolphin!  

All three try it out and basically have an awesome time.  So  what’s it like?

Julian says, “There’s so much power under your feet. You really feel like you’re flying!” Ton says, “I felt like a legit action star.” -Rappler.com

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