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Just now, CruisinBlondie28 said:

Can you make private lessons for the Flowrider prior to your cruise? Or do you do it when you get onboard?

Not sure those will be available for a while,  currently only advanced customers are allowed.  I don't recall seeing that in the planner.

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Just an idea for people cruising out of FLL or MIA Margaritaville Hollywood FL has a flowrider and if you are a guest of the hotel you can line up early and buy a whole day pass for like $75-95. Now they only sell 3 and they are a hot commodity but they do also book it by the 30 min or hour.  The most people they booked this past week was the 3 whole dayers and 3-5 purchase by the hour kids. My kids got so much personal instruction and flowrider time.   In one day they rode more than they ever get to in a whole cruise. It was nonstop for 6 hours.    They touched/ held on to kids but also they use a big rope to help with balance. I had never seen the rope before might be a covid thing or new thing or a Royal would never do thing.  

 

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53 minutes ago, Jenjer said:

 I had never seen the rope before might be a covid thing or new thing or a Royal would never do thing.  

The rope assist is not new.

 

Biker, who enjoyed half price Thursdays at that Flowrider. 

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23 hours ago, CruisinBlondie28 said:

Can you make private lessons for the Flowrider prior to your cruise? Or do you do it when you get onboard?

 

Pre-covid I was able to book a full hour which included private instruction if needed.   You could also book into group lessons (which filled up very fast) which is why I ended up just renting the whole darn thing for an hour.  All through cruise planner

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4 hours ago, Biker19 said:

The rope assist is not new.

 

Biker, who enjoyed half price Thursdays at that Flowrider. 

I have never seen it on a ship have you? It was so helpful to stabilize them.   

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Lessons nor private sessions are bookable on my December 11 Allure sailing thru the cruise planner currently.

 

Does anyone know if the Allure got a new FlowRider skin last year?  We were on the January 5 2020 sailing, and I had heard that the Allure FlowRider was crap by a very biased UK citizen who lives half the year in FLL on my TP Ovation sailing in 2019.  So, when I did the FlowRider on the Allure, I was like yeah it is a balloon now, high in the middle from bottom to top, tapered on the side, and it was the easiest most awesome wave I have ever surfed.  If worn out makes something perfect, I hope they didn’t replace it like planned.🤣

 

Does anyone know what happened when they took it down a pod to get dry docked?  What changes should I see?  Any?

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12 hours ago, Biker19 said:

Biker, who enjoyed half price Thursdays at that Flowrider. 


How much did it cost to ride that wave?  Andrew who wonders, as he has 2 nights booked there in March and wonders if it is worth breaking my boards out of the bag. 

 

2 hours ago, Biker19 said:

No, RCI lawyers probably wouldn't allow them. 


Agreed.  From some reason I see a fall and strangle hazard concern. 

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On 6/16/2021 at 9:29 PM, CK57 said:

What or who is an “advanced” customer?


I love watching the really advanced card folks. On my last cruise there was this woman Shawty. She got low, low, low, low, low, low, low 

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1 hour ago, A&L_Ont said:

How much did it cost to ride that wave?

I seem to recall about $35. The 1/2 price (meaning that you ride twice as long) is for FL residents, but they don't check - lived in Oakland Park at the time. They usually try to limit the 1/2 hr slots to about 8 per side (they use both sides at once - wider than the one on the ship). The demographics vary quite a bit as does how much wave time you actually get.

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6 hours ago, Biker19 said:

I seem to recall about $35. The 1/2 price (meaning that you ride twice as long) is for FL residents, but they don't check - lived in Oakland Park at the time. They usually try to limit the 1/2 hr slots to about 8 per side (they use both sides at once - wider than the one on the ship). The demographics vary quite a bit as does how much wave time you actually get.


Thanks for the info. I might just bust out the boards if it looks promising.

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last week they were doing between 6-8 riders per side.    Line up early to get a time slot. They have a booth near the flowrider if you are a resort guest you can line up inside by the pool, they take those people first.

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1 hour ago, Jenjer said:

last week they were doing between 6-8 riders per side.    Line up early to get a time slot. They have a booth near the flowrider if you are a resort guest you can line up inside by the pool, they take those people first.


Thanks for the info. We are staying for 2 nights so hopefully I get a chance to ride 

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On 6/17/2021 at 11:42 AM, dodgestang said:

 

Pre-covid I was able to book a full hour which included private instruction if needed.   You could also book into group lessons (which filled up very fast) which is why I ended up just renting the whole darn thing for an hour.  All through cruise planner

Filled up sometimes.  I booked lessons.  Was delayed to another day.  Showed up at rescheduled time, they had no idea about a lesson.  Guess it wasn't full.

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4 hours ago, better_at_sea said:

How many people are typically in the "group lessons"  on the ship. I'm debating between private lessons or group lessons. 


Typically it is somewhere between 4-8 people. 

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