FlowRider® Frequently Asked questions
What is a FlowRider®?
The FlowRider generates a thin sheet of water that flows over a stationary wave form. The resulting “wave-like” shape permits riders to slide down, carve a turn, and ride up the wave surface, emulating the maneuvers of other board sports.
Is it like surfing?
No, this is something completely new! "Flowboarding was started by surfers, but the new sport we have developed takes in aspects of all the board sports. Flowboarding is skateboarding without the wheels (and the road rash), surfing without a fin, snowboarding without the mountain, wakeboarding without the boat and skimboarding without the sand". (Waveloch, 2010)
Do I have to be good at board sports?
It doesn't matter if you're a complete novice or a pro at board sports, it's suitable for all skills and confidence levels.
How does it work?
Pumps located in the pool below inject a 3 inch sheet of water over the engineered ride surface creating a surfable wave.
Is the FlowRider® safe?
Yes. The FlowRider is very safe because the participant is moving very slowly over a completely padded surface. It's similar to a trampoline surface, so it's a soft landing despite the force of the water.
Are kids able to use the FlowRider®?
Yes! For standard sessions, we have a height limit of 132cm; this is simply because you need to be of this height to manage the force of the water. However, we have daily kids body boarding sessions, where we turn down the speed of the water, so that it's suitable for kids age 7+
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