BbTALKIN’s products are made in Taiwan. Inventors, Homare Imai and Richard Wang, had the idea to create a waterproof coaching tool after experiencing kiteboarding lessons with no way to communicate. Research and development began in Summer of 2012. In Spring of 2013, a prototype was ready and on the water testing commenced. In Spring of 2015, the BbTALKIN product line was finalized, FCC approval was issued and mass production began.
In Fall of 2015, BbTALKIN meets PowerFly Products, Inc., based out of Melbourne, Florida. PowerFly owner, Mark Baxter has 30 years of experience in research, development and manufacturing in the marine industry. In March of 2016, PowerFly Products, Inc. was assigned the USA distributorship for BbTALKIN.
Although the initial idea behind the product line was for coaching and sports, the products have proven to be diverse and supply many different markets with reliable waterproof communication.
We service a wide range of customers for communication for coaching, security, safety, training, shows, surveying, recreation and competition. BbTALKIN can be used in a variety of marine, outdoor, industrial and snow environments.
30 years of experience in the marine industry developing, manufacturing, operating and training. Veteran and Woman owned business. GSA approved.
2015-Present: BbTALKIN USA
USA distributor for BbTALKIN.
2012-Present: PowerFly Products, Inc.
2008-2015: PowerFactor Products, LLC
Owner: Manufacturer of high performance stand up jet ski exhausts and parts
Develop and Resale
• Exhaust systems for high performance freestyle watercraft with associated components;
• Parts and accessories for water flight devices.
Worldwide travel as crew chief for high performance jet ski’s and lead Water Flight Instructor
• Water Security and Safety;
• 8-12 hour days on the water training a variety of customer to Flyboard and Hoverboard;
• Mechanically maintain jet ski’s, train and supervise support staff.
Travel to the following locations:
Across the USA, Maldives, Seychelles, Dubai, Jordan, Belize, Russia, UAE, Turkey, Greece, Bahamas, Venezuela, Ukraine & Spain
Crew chief for several IJSBA Freestyle World Champions
2001-2008 Factory Pipe
Research & Development Manager
Directly involved with developing exhaust systems for the following projects: Kawasaki Triple Pipe STXR; Ultra 150 Triple Pipe; Yamaha 701 Type 9; SXR Dry Pipe; and SXR Wet Pipe.
Development team contracted by Polaris to develop the Octane 777 Engine and the Matrix 200 Concept Watercraft.
Stuart, FLResearch & Development Specialist
Directly involved with the testing and development of personal
watercraft and the Polaris domestic engine.
Outboard Marine Corporation
• Over 11,000 accumulated hours on the water testing boats and engines
• Outboard Research & Development Technician
Received EMT Certification (Emergency Medical Technician) while employed with OMC
1983-1988 Marine Special Operations – Amphibious
2nd Force Recon
• Open and Closed circuit diving
• Rigid inflatables
• Outboard motors
• Over horizon insertions
• Under water propulsion vehicles
• Submarine lock outs
Decorations and Medals
• Navy Commendation Medal
• Letter of Appreciation x3
• Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
• Meritorious Mast
• Good Conduct Medal
I’ve coached wakeboarding for over 25 years and have been using Bb Talkin for over 4 now. Simply put, I don’t like coaching without it! I can have 10 times the amount of progression from my students in just 1 session. With open 2 way communication, it allows my students and me to clearly get across exactly what I’m talking about without shouting and wasting valuable water time sitting in the water explaining things. And that doesn’t even completely encompass the benefits of coaching.
Not to mention all the other uses outside of coaching. Riding doubles, triples or more on cable.
The snow application is amazing. I’ve been on the snow longer than the water and nothing has changed the sport of snowboarding for me more than Bb Talkin’, and I’m serious about that. No more gathering every few hundred yards on the mountain to make sure you and your buddies are going the right way. No more guessing what’s on the backside of the drop. “I found a powder stash over here!” Is a way I got myself and my buddies into more powder runs than ever before.
Battery life lasts all day. Use your phone headphones in some applications that don’t require waterproofness. Is that a word?
I know I’m speaking a lot about this, but this is my condensed version of how much I enjoy using Bb Talkin!