The Fliteboard hydrofoil system comprises a mast (or strut), a main wing and stabiliser wing. These components include sharp trailing edges and wing tips. Take care not to kick or hit the sharp edges when in the water or when climbing on to the board.
The best way to avoid injury and stay clear of the foil and propulsion system is to practice the correct falling technique. As soon as you begin to loose balance, purposely fall in the direction the board is already falling. You will then likely end up in the water on the opposite side to the hydrofoil assembly.
1. FALLING ON THE HYDROFOIL CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
2. ALWAYS WEAR AN APPROVED PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE (PFD) WHEN FLITEBOARDING.
3. ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET WHEN FLITEBOARDING.
4. ENSURING SAFE WATER DEPTH IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT BEFORE RIDING. SELECT A LOCATION THAT IS HAS A MINIMUM DEPTH OF AT LEAST 1.5 METERS.
5. ALWAYS MONITOR BATTERY USAGE WHILE RIDING AND TAKE CARE NOT TO DEPLETE THE BATTERY BEFORE RETURNING TO YOUR POINT OF ORIGIN.
6. NEVER RIDE FLITEBOARD FURTHER FROM SHORE THAN YOU ARE PREPARED TO SWIM BACK.
IMPORTANT: TAKE EXTREME CARE TO ENSURE THAT ALL BODY PARTS ARE CLEAR OF THE PROPELLER WHEN TESTING ON LAND AND WHEN IN THE WATER.