Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Flowboarding Like a Champ at Flow House Manila
It was a hot summer Saturday at Seasons Mall in Molino, Cavite. I was at FLOW HOUSE MANILA launch for one of the fastest growing sports in the world: Flowboarding - A combination of surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding. Need an instant surfing escapades?
My thoughts were on the James Bond movie Die Another Day when Bond surfed and entered North Korean sea border and escape the Iceland explosion. That's surfing and snowboarding, right Brosnan and Madonna? For a sport that has 70 million participating enthusiasts worldwide, this is an opportunity to explore and try something different this summer season.
Flowboarding looks like a surfing with the tricks of skyboarding using wakeboarding board. I had a chance to test those boards with the help of the pros. Standing, sitting and do a few water tricks.
Even a 3 year old kid can do with pro guidance. The avenue affiliated with flowriding is the flowrider. A ride that generates thin water flows like the ocean and falls current. Resulting to a wave that permit the rider to experience the thrill waves.
It doesn't require too much skill, the more you ride the better you become. Making you to push harder then deliver reward of various tricks. Over 220 Flowrider installation around the world mostly resorts, waterparks, commercial properties, cruise ships even hotel. I suggest to malls here in the country like ayala, sm or robinsons here like what they do to ice skating. To be accessible to public for a unique entertainment destination.
World flowboarding Champ like Adam Wildman and Charlie Wright also showed us styles and flowboarding tricks you can enjoy at the water. You can jump, twist or flip the board. Even some of the bloggers do glide at the water current without the board for fun. But before water engagement we were brief by staff about safety. That both feet first will hit the finish line. And protect your neck at all time in case you loose balance. Or wiped out by water current mostly.
Flow House is the pioneer in providing a fusion of food, beverage, retail and flowboarding in one package. Giving a great adventure atmosphere half an hour away from Manila and 15 min from Alabang. But the blessing, programs, drones, dj's, fireworks, pro's from different countries, models and celebrities last Saturday was a complete entertainment package. A great combination of water, sport, fireworks, blessings, music and technology.
The next FlowRider destinations are San Diego, Mallorca, Durban, Bangkok, Phuket and Singapore the Flowhouse Manila will be full operational this coming April 2015. The country has a lot of theme parks. But this category were extremely different-exciting for the whole friends and families.
They are planning to built more destinations around the Philippines in the next few years. Maybe near your Home City your Province. Visit www.flowhousemanila.ph on Facebook fanpage, Instagram, and Twitter or email at email@example.com
Contributed by Jayson Biadog