Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles ♪♪♪ Have you ever wanted to soar like a superhero? Today I'm at Reflection Bay Golf and Beach Resort at Lake Las Vegas. This is one of my favorite places in this area. It is so incredibly beautiful. This might be the place to do it. It's called flyboarding. Is it fun? -It is the coolest thing I've ever done, hands down. And these guys are the experts. Meet Trevor and Jared Pope, a couple of brothers who operate Flyboard Las Vegas. So tell me about flyboarding. Who started this? (Trevor Pope) The inventor's name is Franky Zapata from France, and it's been around for a couple of years. It's just awesome. French jet ski champ Frank Zapata invented the flyboard in 2012. -He gave us the ability to fly, so we're very thankful. By attaching a long tube to a jet ski and a pair of boots, Zapata created a propulsion system capable of shooting you almost 50 feet into the air. You can fly, spin, flip, or dive underwater. It's a little like being a dolphin. Can you give me a tutorial? What kind of equipment do we need? -To get started with flyboarding, there's a jet ski that provides the force through the hose. Trevor's clearly got the hang of it, but now it's my turn to see if I can tame these water jets. We're using these jet skis here? -We're using one jet ski and it's hooked up to the back, and all the force that comes through the hose is provided by the jet ski. Once we connect this, all that water is going to come out of these nozzles here, and that will raise you up like this. Once we're in, I'll get you into the taxiing position; that's basically on your belly. First we're going to get you all snapped up and give you a life jacket to keep you above the water. Here's your helmet. This is going to let me communicate with you. It's also going to protect your head in case you have any bad falls. -So you can talk to me in there? -I can talk to you, but you cannot talk to me. ♪♪♪ These are standard wake board boots. We're going to get these as tight as they can go, the tighter the better. -And how high can you go, or do you go? -Someone that's experienced can go up to around 45 feet. You're only going around 10 to 12 feet, I'd say. -Which when you're doing something like this, it's higher than you think. -It's a lot higher than you think because your point of view is at the top of your head, and when you're up there, it's higher. So however high you are, you're actually higher-- -You add another 6 feet, exactly. -It feels good, though. The biggest thing is don't get nervous up there and realize you're only going to fall in water and you'll have a good time. -He's already warning me where I'm going to fall-- not if I'm going to fall, but just let me tell you how you're going to fall. -Everyone falls; it's part of the sport. Once I'm strapped in with my safety gear on, I can't wait to see how this contraption works. Man, I'm so psyched. I'm so psyched. -Just hop right on in and push off. There you go. ♪♪♪ Just lay flat. You're going to feel water coming out in a second. ♪♪♪ Trevor takes me out past the rocks where it's safe and hits the throttle. I get a few inches off the water and... crash! Not bad for a first try. Keep your legs straight like this and come straight up. Trevor says the trick is locking the knees. There we go! ♪♪♪ Hey, it works! I may be falling, but each time I'm getting higher and higher. Right when you feel your foot dipping, lift it up a little bit. A few more pointers from Trevor, and I'm ready to bring out my inner superhero. ♪♪♪ I'm really getting the hang of it! To move, you dip your toes or pull them up. Trevor wants to add more power-- more power means more altitude and further to fall. I'm having a blast, but it's time to give these jet boots back to the pros. ♪♪♪ Flyboarding may be just three years old, but with guys like Trevor as a guide, we can all be flying in no time.