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Fly boarding takes off in Byron

Liam Alrich takes to the skies at the Island Quarry. Photo Jeff 'Ointment' Dawson

Liam Alrich takes to the skies at the Island Quarry. Photo Jeff ‘Ointment’ Dawson

Byron’s newest adventure sport fun is Fly Board Byron at the Island Quarry.

Liam Alrich, pictured, and his wife Kelly have been fly boarding for two and a half years.

Liam says it’s a bit like a cross between snow boarding and skating only you’re 20 feet in the air.’

Liam Alrich says flyboarding is 'a bit like a cross between snow boarding and skating only you're 20 feet in the air'. Photo Jeff 'Rush' Dawson

Liam Alrich says flyboarding is ‘a bit like a cross between snow boarding and skating only you’re 20 feet in the air’. Photo Jeff ‘Rush’ Dawson

Both are exhibition water skiers most recently working at Seaworld .

To find more details check their Facebook page or ring 0456 105484.


5 responses to “Fly boarding takes off in Byron”

  1. Phaedra says:

    I wonder how this sport impacts on marine creatures?

    • Steven Frank says:

      Seriously?!?

    • Darren Pearson says:

      “Marine – of, found in, or produced by the sea.” The Island Quarry is a freshwater lake.

      I am more concerned by the proximity of the basalt rock walls of the quarry to the unskilled, first time users of this machine.

      Hope they have good public liability insurance….

  2. Ross Milne says:

    Why couldn’t they just have left it as an area of outstanding natural beauty for use by the community? What a waste!

  3. Deborah Hodgson says:

    Because people will get wasted and use IQ to kill themselves, IQ had to raise money to fence the place. Over $100,000 Somebody had to pay for it, and Byron public wouldn’t buy memberships. It is sad, the passing of an era, but something had to give sometime. It had an amazingly long run thanks to Shane and the IQ crew.

    IQ Co-founder and founding administrator.

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