Swoop and dive like a swallow, with the occasional backflip: the innovative sport of flyboarding
I am taking in the view from high above the lake when Callum’s voice comes over the earpiece in my helmet. He wants me to try a dive. So I spread my arms wide, lean forward and fall from the sky. In the next second or so I plunge into the calm green lake and all goes quiet, save for the deep rumble coming from my feet.
This is not over yet though. Arms stretched out before me, I shoot across the lake bottom, then remember to arch my back, look upwards, and promptly rocket out the water and back into the air. I blink to get my bearings, and open my arms again, just in time for the next dive.