This is a really cool idea. I know manufacturers have been struggling with how to make pumping up inflatable boards easier. The electric version, attached with jumper cables to a battery can be sketchy for the non-mechanically inclined. The Hybrid Electric Triple-Action Pump is the “first action is high volume electrical inflation which brings your kite to a full, unpressurized, state. The second and third actions pressurize the kite manually – same way as a dual-action hand pump.”
It incorporates a rechargeable electric fan, which effortlessly moves the air required to fill the inflatable paddleboard’s initial volume and give it shape. You pump the rest up manually. I know, it sounds like a dual action, but I’m sure there’s a cool third part in there. Mostly, this addresses a major barrier of entry to inflatable paddleboards. Others being weight, bag design and durability concerns.
At time of publishing, the campaign had 54 backers, raised $8,505 of the $10,000 goal and has 12 days to go.