THE FLYBOARD® STORY

Guided by passion and success, Franky Zapata is now leading a new challenge in innovation and uniqueness for the future of the firm. After many hydro-propelled machines tests being held in 2011 and with the massive support of the public, the production and the worldwide marketing of the flyboard® is only limited by the quantity of units produced.

Since its market launch, more than a hobby, Flyboard® has become an entire sport in its own right, confirmed by of the organization of the first Flyboard® World Cup in Qatar 2012. A competition held every year and was last held in Dubai 2014, rocketing the Flyboard® and the Hoverboard by ZR® to become one of the leaders in the world of hydro-sports.

In 2014, Zapata Racing® entered a new dimension with the release of the Hoverboard by ZR®. Carried by its dynamism, a new fraternity is born of Hoverboard riders and enthusiasts all over the world.

THE FLYBOARD®

Guided by passion and success, Franky Zapata is now leading a new challenge in innovation and uniqueness for the future of the firm. After many hydro-propelled machines tests being held in 2011 and with the massive support of the public, the production and the worldwide marketing of the flyboard® is only limited by the quantity of units produced.

Since its market launch, more than a hobby, Flyboard® has become an entire sport in its own right, confirmed by of the organization of the first Flyboard® World Cup in Qatar 2012. A competition held every year and was last held in Dubai 2014, rocketing the Flyboard® and the Hoverboard by ZR® to become one of the leaders in the world of hydro-sports.

In 2014, Zapata Racing® entered a new dimension with the release of the Hoverboard by ZR®. Carried by its dynamism, a new fraternity is born of Hoverboard riders and enthusiasts all over the world.

THE FLYBOARD® AIR

As for the future, Zapata Racing® is dedicated to working on the creation, development and marketing of hydro-propelled machines; such as the Flyboard® and Hoverboard by ZR®, to satisfy athletes coming from all the disciplines looking for new sensations.

With more than 40 millions views of Flyboard® and Hoverboard videos on the internet and being seen in the most prestigious commercial ads, such a slot during the United States Super Bowl, the reputation of Zapata Racing® has reached its heights.

Strengthened by a network of distributers and rental points present over the 5 continents, Zapata Racing® has yet to realize its wildest dreams, creating new innovating machines that come straight out of the comic books!

THE FLYBOARD® WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

ProWatercross Flyboard® World Cup - September 2016

PRO

  1. Suksan Tongthai (Thailand)
  2. Steve Palma (France)
  3. Damone Rippy (USA)
  4. Ashton Beukers (Canada)

Veteran

  1. Todd Sawisch (USA
  2. Brandon Samuels (USA)
  3. Sean Shaver (USA)
  4. Mark Baxteer (USA)

Women

  1. Kristen Smoyer (USA)
  2. Gemma Weston (New Zealand)
  3. Oceane Corbet (France)
  4. Haruka Asano (Japan)

X-Dubai Flyboard World Cup - December 2015

PRO

  1. Hunter Verlander (USA)
  2. Jake Orel (USA)
  3. Cooper Riggs (USA)
  4. Damone Rippy (USA)

Veteran

  1. Todd Sawisch (USA
  2. Dong-Won Yang (South Korea)
  3. Ali Komsusu (Turkey)
  4. Simon Desira (Malta)

Women

  1. Gemma Weston (New Zealand)
  2. Haruka Asano (Japan)
  3. Kristen Smoyer (USA)
  4. Valentine Cambron (Canada)

X-Dubai Flyboard World Cup - December 2014

Pro

  1. Suksan Thongthai (Thailand)
  2. Damone Rippy (USA)
  3. Jake Orel (USA)
  4. Stephane Prayas (France)

Veteran

  1. Laurent Calliot (France)
  2. Martin Von Stedingk (Sweden)
  3. Dong-Won Yang (South Korea)
  4. Antonio Martinez-Yague (Spain)


Women

  1. Da-Yeob Kim (South Korea)
  2. Stephanie Wells (Canada)
  3. Yolanda Baker (USA)
  4. Claudia Osternaud (France)

Qatar Flyboard World Cup - November 2013

PRO

  1. Suksan Thongthai (Thailand)
  2. Cooper Riggs (USA)
  3. Ben Merrell (USA)

Qatar Flyboard World Cup - October 2012

  1. Stephane Prayas (France)
  2. Petter Berglund (Sweden)
  3. Trey Andrews (USA)