Inflatable mat gets you started on your Jesus impression

Anyone can sit in an inflatable pool chair pretending that they're somehow lighter than the water, but this ultra-buoyant mat will let you walk around as you float along on the surface.

The 5 x 18 foot mat is claimed to support up to 1000 pounds, which is pretty impressive when you consider that a regular swim board can't even keep a single kid up above the water. The trick is that the mat isn't just a foam sheet, but has a built-in bladder that holds a substantial volume of air.

The maker says that you can use the mat as a launching pad for cartwheels or cannonballs directly into the water, just the thing for impressing your followers over on the shore.

Hammacher Schlemmer, via Gizmodo

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