With the cruise industry essentially shut down for most of 2020 and 2021, cruise companies, as well as those offering attractions on cruise ships, have had to become creative to continue bringing in profits during the Covid-19 pandemic.
FlowRider Inc., the original manufacture of the FlowRider® sheet wave machine came up with several different ways to continue offering their attractions to customers throughout 2021 and into 2022.
Personal FlowRider Machines
A FlowRider is a surfing simulation machine, which allows individuals to surf while on dry land. Normally, these attractions are on a ship’s deck. Royal Caribbean ships offer this attraction on many of their vessels. However, with many cruise ships docked permanently during 2020 and 2021, FlowRider wanted to bring their surfing experience to dry land. They did this with the launch of the FlowRider Edge, a personal FlowRider surf machine that can be set up in a person’s backyard. The Edge can attach next to one’s backyard pool, using the same water and filtration system as the pool. This feature allows the rider to slide into the pool in the event of a wipeout while surfing.
Advanced Surfing Technology Offered for Customers
FlowRider also launched a new type of surfing wave available for riders. This new wave simulates the flow of water similar to waves on a river. The company touted this wave as the most advanced deep water surfing wave to date.
FlowRider also merged portions of the older FlowBarrel design and the FlowRider Double, along with their inflatable ride surface technology, to create the FlowCurl. The FlowCurl allows the rider to ride a peeling curl line in lieu of wiping out, which comes with own set of risks to the individual on the ride. The FlowCurl is a classic sheet wave with two separate and distinct areas. One section is a flat area similar to most surfing experiences on the FlowRider while the other half offers a curling section designed for more advanced surfers.
Cruise ships are always looking for the next best thing when it comes to attractions and activities for passengers on their ships. For Royal Caribbean, one of these popular attractions for surfing enthusiasts and novices alike is the FlowRider. However, most passengers do not realize the dangers associated with the FlowRider. There have been numerous reports of injuries including broken ankles, wrists, sprains, traumatic brain injuries and accidental drownings. If you have been injured while on the FlowRider on a Royal Caribbean cruise, it is important to contact an experienced Flowrider accident attorney immediately.
Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is a personal injury firm located in Miami, Florida since 1991. We have fought hard to hold cruise lines accountable when they put their profits ahead of passenger safety. We are available 24/7 and encourage you to contact us even if you are still on your cruise. The sooner we can begin our investigation and preservation of key evidence, such as the CCTV footage of your trip and fall, slip and fall, assault, or other type of injury the more likely we will be able to understand and prove how the incident occurred. Remember, the cruise lines have the most aggressive and well-funded defense lawyers in the world- protecting their profits. You need an experienced legal advocate in your corner who will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical expenses, transportation reimbursement and pain and suffering. Call us today and speak with a cruise ship claims lawyer about your potential claim- toll free 1-866-597-4529, 305-441-0440, or by email. We are ready to help.