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Sep 21, 2015 12:00 AM ET

Archived: Unleash Your Inner Superhero – The X2 Sport Underwater Jet Pack Now Crowdfunding On Indiegogo

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 21, 2015
A wearable underwater jet pack that enables you to unleash your inner Superhero.
Portsmouth, UK  September 2015 
S.C.P. Marine Innovation announce the launch of the x2 Sport: Underwater Jet Pack on Indiegogo (http://igg.me/at/underwater-jet-pack/x/9365456)

The x2 Sport is a high performance propulsion system that gives swimmers, snorkelers and free-divers a new way to explore the underwater environment, allowing users fly around underwater and perform freestyle underwater acrobatics.  The underwater jet pack is comprised of a pair of patented arm-mounted thrusters connected to a compact power pack integrating the latest lithium battery and digital control technology that generates extreme vectored thrust and high speeds.
Two years ago the Portsmouth based start-up founded by brothers Simon and Chris Parke gained global attention when footage of an early prototype of their invention was released.  Since then the brothers have been hard at work refining the solution and have created the x2 Sport, the worlds first extreme performance wearable underwater jet pack.  The opportunity to develop their products with the support of the crowd was a crucial deciding factor when Simon and Chris committed to starting their new business 3 years ago.
“The interest sparked by our prototype really spurred us on and we’ve spent the last two years optimising our design and getting ourselves to a production ready state.  Our patented thruster design ensures that pound for pound the x2 Sport is the most powerful system out there and we have only just began to explore it’s potential,” said Simon Parke, co-inventor and co-founder of S.C.P. Marine Innovation. “The weightless environment underwater provides amazing potential and freedom of movement, we’re still learning what you can do with the x2 Sport.  With more than 40kg of thrust and a top speed exceeding 6mph we can’t wait to see what happens when we get them out in to peoples hands, we think there could be a new extreme sport in the making here.”
S.C.P. Marine Innovation has released its campaign on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website (www.indiegogo.com).
The retail price of the x2 Sport is £2000 ($3000) but is available now on Indiegogo at an early bird price of £1300 ($2000).
Full details on the company and its technology are available on Indiegogo http://igg.me/at/underwater-jet-pack/x/9365456.

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Contact Information:

Simon Parke
Tel: +44 7427560163
Email: simon@scpmi.com

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