Developed and assembled in Singapore, The Kinetic Option’s TKO Type-001 is the heart-thumping aquatic ride you’ve been looking for.
We think that’s it’s fair to say that when you read “Made in Singapore”, you half expect it to be positioned need to a list of edible ingredients. The Lion City is a fantastic place for a whole host of reasons, but it’s no manufacturing centre. However, a group of childhood friends are trying to change that perception.
The innovative minds behind The Kinetic Option – a naval architect, a UAV systems engineer, an avid sailor, and an X-games inline-skater who – have created not only Singapore’s only native jetboard, but one that’s going to have you cruising the water at 55km/hr.
Painstakingly crafted from high-performance materials, conceptualised for months, and then put through the riggers of real-world testing for a year, the resulting all-electric TKO Type-001 jet board is a must-have for any aquatic junkie looking to cruise the lake or tackle the breaks.
The jet pump, battery, hull, motors, and controllers are all custom designed from the ground up to give the best possible performance, and the result is a balanced and safe board (let’s not use the word ‘toy’) that adapts to the user’s skill level, from beginner to a surf pro.
Power levels can be customized and adjusted on the go, directly from the wireless handheld controller, without any external apps and can be adjusted on the go, while multiple magnetic safeties ensure that the battery is only live when it’s installed correctly into the board, and the power cuts immediately when the rider falls off.
A fully sealed and passively cooled drivetrain ensures more time on the water, with no polluting lubricants and no maintenance required. Each ride lasts about forty-five minutes, and swappable battery packs keep the fun going all day long.
And who doesn’t love that?
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