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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kymera – The World’s First Electric Jet Body Board [VIDEO]

The Kymera is the world’s first electric jet body board. The Kymera allows the rider to cruise the waves for about 60 minutes at the speed of 30 mph.

The designer, Jason Woods, originally created the Kymera for personal fun. As people started to see it, the interest for it grew. Woods has now put the project on Kickstarter to get it into volume production.

Kymera features an electric motor that outputs peak power of 3.4 kW and is powered by a lithium ion battery pack. The battery can be recharged from a standard wall outlet in around two hours and the whole board, including the battery, weighs in at 48 lbs (21 kg).

With electrical outlets not easy to come by on the shore, Woods has also developed a solar charging station for the Kymera. Measuring 4 x 6 feet (1.2 x 1.8 m), the charging station can fully recharge a Kymera in eight hours and is designed to be mounted on the roof of a lifeguard tower to ensure the board is always ready for action. Woods is also working on a combination roof rack/charger that can also pull power from a vehicle as it makes the trip to the water.

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