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  • FlowRider 1 Utama Review


    Sun, Sea, Shop & Surf all at 1 Utama

    1 Utama E has just recently introduced the 1st ever Double FlowRider (designed in S. California USA) to the only mall in Malaysia for visitors to experience the exhilarating sport of wave surfing for the ultimate water sports experience.

    Flowrider counter + if you need ROXY it!

    entrance to Flowrider

    separate male & female shower bathrooms

    Flowrider, LG Floor (outdoor)

    before you jump into the flow, read the guides first

    What is FlowRider?

    FlowRider is a relatively new sport in the extreme sports scene, which is a hybrid boardsport combining the techniques of surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding, and skimboarding. 

    watch the Flowrider video here

    beginners - you'll be guided on how to flow!

    the pros showing you how it's done

    How does it Work?
    Waves are created by continuous limited sheets of water flowing at 32 km/h over a composite vinyl surface. Submersible propellor pumps located in the pool below inject a 3-inch sheet of water creating a surfable wave. The resulting wave-like shape lets riders surf up and down and perform tricks and spins. Rider's have a choice of Bodyboarding or Stand-up Flowboarding. 

    Who can participate and how much does it cost?
    Kids to Adults are welcome to surf with the minimum height of 107cm and general good health. The most basic regular ride (1 hr session) starts from Rm45 weekday and Rm55 weekend/public holiday, while day passes for unlimited rides will cost Rm270 weekday and Rm330 weekend/public holiday.

    It's also possible to book a package if you're interested in private sessions or hosting parties and events. The rental rate is Single Lane (Max 12 pax) weekday Rm450 weekend & public holiday Rm 550. Double Lane (Max 24 pax weekday Rm900 weekend & public holiday Rm1100.  

    FlowRider ONECARD membership

    Is there a membership?
    You can also apply for a FlowRider ONECARD membership for privileges such as 10% discount off regular 1-hour rides, invitations to watch FlowRider competitions, exclusive group coaching and more.

    Is it Safe? 
    Yes, the FlowRider ride surface is similar to a trampoline material and is well padded with soft cushions all around it. There are also professional instructors who are there to ensure the safety of all riders at all times.

    What kind of Amenities and Services are available?
    Towel for rental Rm5, hot showers and complimentary lockers allocated to customers, beverage counter, free WiFi and pro shops under the retail brands of Roxy and Quiksilver operated by RSH Malaysia, as well as, FlowRider official merchandise. Plans are also underway to construct a waterfall as well as wading and bubble pool to create a beach-themed event area yo compliment the FlowRider. House Boards are provided for use with the purchase of every FlowRider package.

    Rules & Regulations
    • All riders must present a government photo identification in order to ride
    • You must be over 107cm to bodyboard on the FlowRider
    • You must be over 122 cm to ride Standup on the Flowrider
    • Riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with a valid photo identification for sign off
    • It is advisable to not play the FlowRider if you've had a recent accident, injury or a current medical condition such as heart problems, high blood pressure, aneurysms, neck or back problems. Also, it's forbidden to be under the influence drugs or alcohol.
    • Riders are required to wear properly fitted water sports attire, board shorts, and a basic t-shirt. No casual wear allowed such as jeans or bikinis.
    • Every rider must register and fully complete the Indemnity forms before playing the FlowRider.
    • You must arrive 1 hr before your ride time.

    Baby G trying Flowrider for the first time

    pay attention to the trainer Baby G!

    first Flowrider, next surfing in Hawaii

    My Experience  
    As a newbie and with very little experience of other boardsports, I had a feeling that it was going to be a challenge to stay on the board for a respectable amount of time without falling off! haha I was right you really need a lot of practice and balance to familiarise yourself with the waves but it's a lot of fun and I guess persistence hopefully pays off eventually...you have to learn to crawl before you walk right? The good thing about it is you can fall off and keep getting back on as many times as you like within your 1 hr session or unlimited all-day rides package. So no excuses for giving up so easily! I managed to stay on the board and ride a shortwave, although I didn't have much time to practice as closing time was fast approaching when I decided to try. I must say it's quite a thrill, addictive and satisfying like learning a new skill, accomplishing something or gaining a new experience. I hope to be back again soon to improve my FlowRider skills and I recommend anyone who is interested in trying a new fun watersport activity to get involved.  

    The FlowRider team is led and managed by well-known celebrity flowboarding champion Alfian Affandi (Singapore), who consistently ranks among the world's top flowboarders. Expect to see regional competitions, world championships and lifestyle events hosted in the near future showcasing Malaysian talents and heavyweights from the international world of flowboarding throughout the year.

    To book a ride, go online at www.flowrider1utama.com.my or just register over the counter at FlowRider's entrance at :

    LG Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, 
    Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 
    47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    Operation hours:
    10am - 10pm (Sun-Thurs)
    10am - 10.30pm (Fri & Sat)
    Tel: 03-77100833
    FB & IG: @FlowRider1Utama

    1 comment:

    1. You’ve done a fantastic job. I will definitely digg it and personally suggest to
      my friends.


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