Who Needs Waves?: The Kymera Electric Bodyboard

March 4, 2013


This is the Kymera electric bodyboard. It doesn't need Mother Nature's sissy wave power because it has an electric engine and battery. It's basically a lay-down jet-ski, and I was actually pretty impressed with its speed. They're currently a Kickstarter project though so if you want one you're gonna have to cough up at least $2,500 (and hope a bunch of other people do too). That's a little out of my watersports budget at the moment. My budget is more along the lines of an inflatable pool and two of those foam noodles to beat each other with American Gladiators style, and I already have the noodles in the closet. I get to be Nitro though.

Hit the jump for their Kickstarter video.

Thanks to Devon, who doesn't need an electric bodyboard because he/she (you have a unisex name and didn't clarify!) knows how to call and lasso dolphins. That's cool.

  • I think people are underestimating just how cool this is... not to mention the incredible potential for life guards as well as for leisure.. I could see myself using this on the lake and having a blast!

  • pjfan281

    the product page rates it for up to 220 pounds. how can this be used as a rescue device it it only pulls that much weight? still a cool toy

  • Thats just the board as it sits now. The rescue version will not only have a fold out deck pad that doubles as the rescue sled, but remote control deployment to assist struggling swimmers or to deploy ropes across rivers etc. We are planing to tow in a surfer this weekend to demonstrate just how much power kymera has. We have already towed a boat to shore with it, the surf should be no problem.

  • pjfan281

    Specs for that version? Size, weight, etc?

  • It looks amazingly cool but bad idea to put the brand name on the solar roof rack. Or even to buy the solar rack. It's advertising "Hey everyone I have an easily portable $2500 watercraft inside". Scumbag thieves will smash your window just on the off chance you left it inside.

  • The roof rack is like a kayak rack with solar panels. The boards strap on top to transport and can be locked to it just like a bike rack etc. We can always leave the logos off if you prefer.

  • I get to be Malibu

  • Ninja_Cricket

    I can see drug runners using this to keep a low profile when sneaking into the country. But then I'm a cynic.

  • Max Baldwin

    I have always been told that electric plus water equals bad.

  • Dark Matter

    Yeah, boats and other water craft don't use electricity. Oh wait...

  • You have been lied to ;)

  • raditzzzz

    this seems like it would really work well for lifeguards. i can see them adopting it similar to how street patrol adopted the segway. whatever makes the job easier.

  • Kenlin Bros

    I think that it's too low down for lifeguards. Jetskis provide a better vantage point both for communcating with the shore and watching the swimmers.

  • Thats true but with the remote deployment option that will be built into the rescue version it can be operated from the vantage point of the tower.

  • Closet Nerd

    Is this like a chimera jet-ski/boogie board creation?
    ..... just sayin

  • Closet Nerd

    ^ see what I did there? Kymera = Chimera, haha
    ...... just sayin

  • JMS

    No longer a "closet" nerd. Just sayin...

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