It’s been over 20 months since we last looked at the Kymera jet-powered body board and it’s great to see that its creator, Jason Woods, has stuck with his dream of developing a compact and lightweight personal watercraft. In the time since our last story, Woods has continued to plug away in his garage refining the Kymera, which now sports a new hourglass shape, has made the switch from gasoline to electric power, and has attracted the interest of search and rescue (SAR) teams. Most importantly, the Kymera is nearing commercial availability, with Woods aiming for a release in 2013.
Woods came to the realization that his Kymera body board had applications beyond simply being a fun way to spend some time on the water after he was inundated with emails from rescue swimmers and lifeguards around the world in the wake of initial unveiling the Kymera. He realized that the Kymera, with its one-hour plus run time, would be even better suited to water rescue applications as opposed to recreational users that would be looking to run the device for longer periods.
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