You currently ride a Flyboard Pro Series are looking at moving up to a carbon fiber Scorpion Jetblade. How does a Scorpion Jetblade compare to a Zapata Flyboard? What are the differences and advantages?
First of all weight, Flyboard 7.5 kilograms vs the Scorpion at 4.5. Remember the feeling when you stepped off a Flyboard Legend onto a Pro Series for the first time? The Scorpion weighs even less, a 40% weight reduction over the Flyboard Pro Series. Quicker acceleration in tricks, less spin weight, overall faster response.
Nozzle bearings, Scorpion has aluminum billet, CNC machined bearing races inner and outer, the result, no binding, no sticking, smooth action and response in all situations. The engineering design is based on a lean design, each nozzle bearing cassette consists of two main parts, inner and outer races, 60 8mm ball bearings one o-ring and a port cap to keep the bearings in place. The feeling you get when flexing the nozzles with no pressure is the same feeling you get while flying. There is no “it all changes once the pressure comes on”, what you feel is what you get.
Maintenance. With a Scorpion your bearings will stay functional for pretty much a whole season of professional use without servicing. When it comes time for service, you need one tool, a 4mm allen key. Undo the single screw holding the 316 Stainless steel port cap and empty out the bearings. The nozzle will then disassemble for washing out, changing the o-ring seal, and replacement of the 8mm ball bearings. Bearings drop into place and rotary lock the nozzle into the Y pipe. Clean, tight, precise, no locking, sticking or drag.
Swivel, the Scorpion hose swivel is X-Jets Billet CNC milled double row bearing design, smooth action, low maintenance, no water spray design. Clean accurate dependable spins. We make rotary swivels that will fit into the end of your existing 110mm Flyboard hose, 316 aka W5 clamps included.