READER REPORT:

Summer just flew by

MICHAEL MULLINS
Last updated 12:30 11/03/2014
Michael Mullins

ON THE FLY: Michael Mullins

Related Links

Show off your extreme sports action Extreme sports action: Windsurf crash

Relevant offers

Share your news and views

Top Gear saga like 'spinster stoush on Coro' 'Everyone is fighting some kind of battle' Girls shouldn't feel pressure to be hairless 'down there' What's next for the changing face of cricket? Feeding hungry kids 'should not be political debate' Help is at hand if you're going it alone Gallipoli 2015: From New Zealand with love This is why Daniel Vettori's one of the best Distracted from Aurora by the Milky Way English Premier League titans prepare for epic battle

My mate Nick Smith discovered fly boarding, a new water sport, when working on super yachts in Europe and decided to set up a business in Christchurch.

We've been honing our skills on the board over summer.

It really does feel like you're flying, much akin to a nautical version of Iron Man.

On this particular trip we took the fly board to Lake Brunner, and the mountains provided a stunning backdrop for the footage.

The fly board is surprisingly stable when hovering in a stationary position, however, shifting your body weight will create movement on top of the water.

While it may look incredibly difficult, fly boarding is remarkably easy and it takes the average person about 12 minutes to be flying around with a huge grin. Nick has even had over-60s try out the contraption successfully. 

Dolphin diving requires a leap of faith. You throw your body weight forward into the dive position, then use your feet and heels to build pressure under water in order to resurface high into the air.

We learnt this technique after watching a pod of dolphins escape a great white during Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.

The famous Nelson Creek cliff jumps are also included in the video.

 


View all contributions
Ad Feedback

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content