We’ve been pretty diligent in keeping you up to speed on all the goings on with Take Point Now, and even brought you a full-length feature review on the first of their adaptive PWC technologies. Now titled “Linebacker,” the adapted PWC steering system allows a rider with only one arm to adequately pilot themselves with a single steering trigger.
“Linebacker” was named after Operation Linebacker, which took place in Vietnam in 1972. In fact, all of Take Point Now jet skis are named after battles or operations from Vietnam as a heartfelt “thank you” to all the Vietnam veterans who support and inspire today’s veterans in hospitals, VA Centers, and in all aspects of civilian life.
According to Take Point Now’s PK Ewing, “Linebacker has exceeded our wildest expectations! We’re now moving onto our second prototype, Defender, and need your help to continue inspiring all disabled persons along with our fellow wounded veterans. Join Take Point Now and support our campaign to develop Defender, a jet ski with seating adapted for riders with leg and spine injuries and amputations.”
Defender – named after the Coast Guard’s Defender Class search and rescue vessels – will be designed for riders with leg and spine injuries and amputations. As PK continues, “We consider our patent-pending prototypes to be templates for others to improve upon.
“So, Take Point Now will be making our designs available to anyone who wants to build their own. Our goals are to use the designs to inspire any rider with a disability or injury, and provide the means for them to get an adaptive jet ski to suit their individual needs.
“We’d love for engineering schools and fabricators to expand upon what we’ve done so we can create easier, simpler and more cost effective adaptations. Contact us to facilitate your development effort.”
To help get the word out, PK visited the folks at the Fox & Friends morning show to discuss Take Point Now’s efforts and future plans, which you can watch below: