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Why does Wataboard cost so much less than other similar products?
There are several reasons why we choose to sell our product for much less than our competition; most of our manufacturing is done by machine shops with whom we have long established relationships. Because we use these shops for manufacturing other products that we design we are able to secure very low prices due to volume. We also do not have a huge overhead to pay for. Most of our marketing is done by word of mouth.
How does Wataboard compare to the more expensive brands?
People are emotional beings. We automatically think that a more expensive product must be better. This couldn’t be more far from the truth. There are thousands of similar products in various industries that have huge price differences but many times the least expensive ones are no different from the more expensive competitors’ products.
Wataboard is a superb product. It is made with high quality standards and designed with performance in mind. Everything from the hose, to metals, down to the smallest screw, we took great care in fabricating and designing our product. Performance wise Wataboard is on par with the high priced brands and in some ways is even better.
What is the difference between EX1 and EX2 models?
EX2 has a flexible Y manifold that can flex side to side. This is the third axis. The benefit is that you can do more tricks and it also absorbs the side to side tugging of the hose so the ride is smoother than boards with rigid Y manifolds.
What is the difference between Standard and Pro hoses?
The Pro Hose is much more durable and can withstand a lot of abuse. It is also smoother inside so water flow has less friction. This yields more thrust and less fuel consumption. The only trade-off is that it is 20 pounds heavier than the standard hose.
How high can I fly?
This question comes up quite a bit. The height at which you can fly at is limited by your jet ski, your weight, and the hose. A standard 60 foot hose weighs over 360 pounds when fully charged with water. Add to that your weight plus 60 pounds for the weight of the hose and board. You also need to factor in the pressure loss due to friction as the water moves through the hose.
So it is highly unlikely to exceed 50 ft or so even with a longer hose and the most powerful jet ski. But even if any of those was not a factor, flying above 50 feet (15 meters) is very dangerous. Imagine if you’re at 50, 60, or 70 feet high and the engine of your jet ski stops or the pump fails. Even though it’s water you can still break bones.
How does your steering adaptor work?
Our steering adaptor plate converts your stock nozzle into a quick connect steering adaptor. You simply attach your stock nozzle to this plate.
Does the pump connector fit most jet skies?
What type of jet ski do I need to use the Wataboard?
Why does Wataboard use a 115mm hose?
Do you manufacture other hydro jet flight devices?
I want to start my own rental business. Do you provide assistance?
Do you offer wholesale prices?
Can I use my jet boat with reverse instead of a jet ski?
In order to connect the hose to the back of the pump there must be some attachment fitting to allow for quick connection and disconnection of the hose. The Wataboard comes with this nozzle/attachment. You will have to take everything off the back of your pump so that the pump is exposed. Once you can access the stock venturi/nozzle you’ll need to take it off the pump. You will attach our nozzle to the pump. Once the nozzle is attached you can then quickly connect or disconnect the hose or U pipe from your boat.
Once your stock nozzle is taken off you have no way of using the steering and reverse. You will need to purchase our steering adapter that has a quick connect. This adapter will allow you to quickly go from boating mode to fly mode. Your reverse bucket should have enough space to clear the steering adapter. But before purchasing our steering adapter please contact to verify. Not all jet boats are the same.
If your boat is longer than 10 feet you will need to extend the standard hose by the length of your boat. This will require a purchase of our hose extension kit. If your boat is longer than 10 feet your boat is heavier than a jet ski. The person flying on the Wataboard has to be careful not to reach the end of the hose. Once the hose is tugged the rider will mostly likely fall. So a use of a heavy boat is not recommended but you can connect the standard hose with the extension directly to the back nozzle without the U pipe and have the rider fly at the back of the boat. The operator of the boat throttle must be careful not to let an inexperienced rider get too close to the boat. At all times the rider and the throttle operator must be aware of each other proximity.