Flyboard Rentals of Toledo weds waterskiing and flight with their gravity-defying flyboards. Certified flyboard instructors are on hand to teach students how to safely soar above the water at the whims of water-pressure-guided boots. It only takes about 5–10 minutes to learn how it works—just strap yourself into a pair of boots that are anchored by a small board, and grab hold of the 50-foot cord attached to a jet ski. When the instructor powers up the jet ski, water blasts out from under the board and you're sent straight up into the air to hover on the water. Jim Stillman, the owner and operator of Flyboard Rentals, has personally trained each instructor and ensured that all are certified in first aid and CPR.
Each year automobile manufacturers ranging from Acura and Aston Martin to Volkswagen and Volvo zoom into the Greater Columbus Convention Center and set up shop for the Columbus International Auto Show. For four days, throngs of automobile enthusiasts stream into the expansive displays to ooh and ahh over the year's shiny new models of sedans, sports cars, SUVs, and minivans. As onlookers longingly envision themselves behind the wheel or backseat driving inside a Ford Mustang, Fiat 500, or one of the futuristic concept cars on display, a number of events vie for overloaded eyeballs, including the Ram Off-Road Experience and the Dialed Action Sports Team BMX Show.
Hosted by local artists, classes at Wine & Canvas Toledo are hosted at various restaurants and bars, and are designed to guide students through featured paintings from the monthly calendar. Following the step-by-step instructions of the teacher, pupils re-create the works of Impressionist masters, abstract scenes, and images inspired by nature. At the end of class, students can take their completed masterpieces home to display proudly on the wall or awkwardly on the fridge with industrial-strength magnets.
At Maumee Valley Martial Arts, trainers do away with flashy moves and elaborate belt systems for a no-nonsense fighting style designed to fend off attackers. By intensely studying the hard-hitting moves and counters based on Israeli Krav Maga, students can build stronger bodies while remaining mentally and physically intact in nearly any situation.