Kymera Body Boards on Shark Tank
|Kymera Jet Powered Electric Boogie Boards|
on Shark Tank Season 5, Episode 501
Jason Woods the inventor of the Kymera Body Boards, is what you might call a hardcore inventor with the determination of steel when it came to inventing this Boogie Board/ Jet Ski Combination. It took 10 years starting with a simple drawing and the vision what it would be like to ride a Jet Powered Body Board on any surface of water. After spending over $40,000 of Jason's own money and several failed attempts to develop his version of the Jet Powered BodyBoard, He finally had a working pro-to-type that was even better than Woods first could of imagined reaching speeds up to 25 miles per hour.
Word spread fast about the now Worlds Lightest Weight Personal Water Craft weighing only 35 pounds and soon the Kymera Electric Body Board found itself winning the Popular Science 2011 Invention of the Year Award. In this article Jason goes into detail what motivated him to take this 10 year journey developing this unique lightweight water craft. After buying a 16' Boat to go out on Lake Berressa in Napa, California, it quickly became a big hassle and a very expensive hobby every time Jason wanted to go out on the water. Woods thought about buying a Jet Ski to go out on the Lake, but again even those were too heavy and bulky for what he had in mind.
Jason simply wanted some sort of powered water craft he could put inside his car that was light weight and easy to store when not in use. Would you believe there was not a single Boat, Jet Ski or Boogie Board being sold (until now) that you could haul in the back of your vehicle and be on the water cruising around up to 25 mph within minutes of arriving? This invention really is just too dam cool and a lot of people are absolutely going to want to buy a Kymera Jet Powered Body Board.
Jason also received a lot more publicity when the Kymera Electric Body Boards was picked up by The Discovery Channel and again on The Daily Planet. He had built the Worlds Lightest Personal Water Craft but lacked the hundreds of thousands of dollars it would take to bring this invention to market.
Woods decided like a lot of creative entrepreneurs are doing these days, was to run a Crowdfunding Campaign at Kickstarter earlier this year on February 25, 2013 and raise $250,000.00 He needed to manufacture and develop his Jet Powered Body Board. The good thing about raising money at Kickstarter is it's the Biggest Crowd Funding Site in the World. The bad part is the campaigns are an "All or Nothing" if you're unable to reach your financial goal for the project. Woods did manage to raise over $116,000.00 but unfortunately fell short of the $250k goal and received no investment capital for his efforts.
Kymera Body Boards before the Shark Tank Update
If there was ever a slam dunk product to become a Major Success Story seen on the Shark Tank Show, the Kymera Body Boards has to be very high on that list. I mean come on, wouldn't every Shark like to ride on a Jet Powered Boogie Board?
|Jet Powered Body Boards Coming To The Shark Tank|
Now for the part that's going to sting a little bit. As with most new technology coming to market, it usually comes with a sticker shock which keep most people from purchasing until the market matures, and the Kymera Body Boards look to be no exception. Jason mentioned in the video above he'd like to get the price of the Kymera Electric Body Boards around $1000 each which seems very reasonable in my opinion. But if you want to be first on the Block with the latest, coolest and hippest New Light Weight Jet Powered Body Board to hit the waters in decades, you're going to have to dig a little deeper at this time.
Currently there's 3 Models to choose from on a Pre-Order basis so you know you'll be one of the first to own this lightweight personal water craft. The Kymera Base price starts at $2850.00 with a 50% deposit, and the Performance Package with a lot more power costs $4200.00. Jason also has developed one specifically built for Search and Rescue Type Missions for $5500.00 which really should become mandatory at every Life Guard Hut in the country.
As far as Kymera Body Boards getting a deal on the Shark Tank, it's hard imagining the Sharks not wanting to take a very big bite out of the Jet Powered Buggie Board Business. This is one invention I really hope at least one Shark invests in and brings this super cool new water board to the masses in record time.
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"New Update" on the Kymera Electric Powered Boogie Boards