Summer is Almost Here!

Summer is Almost Here!

Tennessee summer heat is right around the corner, so you know what that means… It’s time to start cashing in on all those adventures that we’ve been putting off and dreaming about since last summer! Luckily, as of last week our water activities are officially open for the 2021 season! Keep an eye out for our Lift eFoil Surfboard and Pontoon bikes on the Tennessee River right under Walnut Bridge, and come join us when you’re ready to beat the heat. 

Hydrofoiling is our favorite watersport these days – either on a tow-behind model or especially on our electric powered eFoil board.  ASI is an authorized Lift Affiliate, and we offer training and coaching sessions either from our NorthShore Chattanooga location on the river, or as a private excursion on your boat! check our website for more detailed descriptions and call us to book your test drive session!  We offer expert coaching sessions for riders, and local sales support for those ready to get their own equipment.  

Unlike previous seasons, we will not be offering excursions on our Kymera e-Jet Bodyboards. The boards have been great, and our guests have loved them, but since Innovation is part of our name, we’re always looking to upgrade to the next great tech products for outdoor adventures. That being said, our Kymera boards are for sale! They were refurbished over the winter and are substantially discounted from their original price.  Give us a call or swing by for more information!

Summer is Almost Here!

New Experience for 2020: Hydrofoil surfboard

ATTENTION BOAT OWNERS!  Adventure Sports Innovation now offers the Hydrofoil Surfboard in Chattanooga as part of our watercraft product line up.

Last summer we introduced the brand new eFoil surfboard from Lift – the first company to put an electric hydrofoil board into production. This amazing board introduced us to the new sport of Foiling, or flying above the water’s surface. Having our self-propelled surfboard made the relatively calm waters of the Tennessee river and Chickamauga lake super exciting, and we were able to introduce quite a few people to the sport last summer.  We’ll be starting to offer our lessons and rentals on our eFoil again on Friday May 15 .

What is Foiling? 
A  hydrofoil surfboard is a surfboard with a hydrofoil that extends below the board into the water. This design causes the board to leave the surface of the water at various speeds and weight distribution. A hydrofoil surfboard does not have an electric motor (like an “eFoil” does), so to move it needs surf waves, a wake generated by a watercraft, or be towed by a boat (like a skier), or even behind an eFoil board.

The Lift Hydrofoil Surfboard allows you to lift up and glide over the water; foiling a foot or so above water truly gives you a very different feel than traditional surfing or wakeboarding. This state of the art board features a carbon fiber board and mast, plus multiple size front and rear wings allow riders to configure their board in many ways.  Larger wings make it easier for larger or novice riders to get up surfing and foiling, while smaller wings enable short radius turns, or longer rides away from the tow rope!

ASI has designed training programs just for boat owners in the area!  Our experienced Adventure Guide will join you on your boat for either a lesson using our gear, or for your first day on the water with your own new hydrofoil surfboard in Chattanooga.  During your training session, our guide will help your crew progress from surfing to foiling as quickly and safely as possible!  Note that prior experience waterskiing or wakeboarding makes a significant difference to learn this new sport; most boats or Personal watercraft that can accommodate water-skiers can tow the Lift hydrofoil surfboard also.

Our customers can purchase their Lift surfboard directly through ASI.  If you’re not sure if this sport is right for you, we recommend you first take a lesson with our gear.  A hydrofoil surfboard set up can usually be delivered in less than 5 days!   There are many choices of sizes/styles/colors to choose from.  ASI can help you select the right configuration for your needs, and is pleased to offer the same or better pricing than available on the manufacturer’s website..  We can then set up a training session on your own boat, and we’ll even absorb the shipping fees to Chattanooga.

Adventure Sports Innovation (ASI) has been bringing new innovations for outdoor fun to Chattanooga since 2018, with unique products like the Swincar E-Spider off-road vehicle; a full set of Personal Transportation Devices such electric unicycles, mini-electric bikes and HoverShoes from InMotion, Enzo e-bikesE-Scootersmini-Segways, e-Skateboards and hoverboards for fun around town, and the Lift E-foilKymera e-jet bodyboard, Manta e-SUP and the Schiller waterbike for great times on the water! While you’re at ASI, experience the latest in Virtual Reality to bring the great outdoors inside, the FingerCoaster design-it-yourself rollercoasterFlymax: Extreme Hang gliding simulator, and Vertigo: Walk The Plank! There is nowhere else where you can experience (and buy!) all of these exciting products in one place, with new equipment being introduced all the time. ASI helps make Chattanooga one of the most unique and fun places to live and to visit!

The Search for Gear

The Search for Gear

From Orlando to San Francisco and France, Patrick and Carolina have visited manufacturers and inventors, researching outdoors high tech gear that they want to bring to the Scenic City.  

The highlight in November 2017 was the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando – where over 39,000 attendees were able to meet with the developers of the newest and most cutting edge attractions throughout the amusement and entertainment industry. This has sparked many discussions and explorations of possible products, as well as fueled the larger vision for future growth and expansion of the ASI concept.

Meeting with individual inventors and manufacturers was next, along with sampling their products to make sure that they were fun, safe and sustainable – meaning that they were really available, not just prototypes presented in online videos. Commitment levels were high, but tight travel schedules sometimes caused hardships – for example, Patrick was riding the Kymera e-Body Board in 50 degree water in the San Francisco bay during a rainstorm. On the other hand, touring a beautiful vineyard in southern France on the Swincar e-Spider on a picturesque spring day was a memorable experience!

To learn more about a very young industry, Patrick attended the WearRAcon 2018 conference in Arizona where more than 300 attendees from across the world came together to hear cutting-edge presentations and see demonstrations related to exoskeletons and wearable robotics to augment human performance.

After testing out various land and water gear and learning about exciting new products that would be hitting the market in the coming months and years, contract negotiations and product ordering process began in earnest. Researching outdoors high tech gear is the fun part, the contracts…not so much… 

The stage was set for a July 2018 grand opening.

Adventure Sports Innovation Plane Sunset Landing

Adventure Sports Innovation (ASI) has been bringing new innovations for outdoor fun to Chattanooga since 2018, with unique products like the Swincar E-Spider off-road vehicle; a full set of Personal Transportation Devices such electric unicycles, mini-electric bikes and HoverShoes from InMotion, Enzo e-bikesE-Scootersmini-Segways, e-Skateboards and hoverboards for fun around town, and the Lift E-foilKymera e-jet bodyboard, Manta e-SUP and the Schiller waterbike for great times on the water! While you’re at ASI, experience the latest in Virtual Reality to bring the great outdoors inside, the FingerCoaster design-it-yourself rollercoasterFlymax: Extreme Hang gliding simulator, and Vertigo: Walk The Plank! There is nowhere else where you can experience (and buy!) all of these exciting products in one place, with new equipment being introduced all the time. ASI helps make Chattanooga one of the most unique and fun places to live and to visit!

ASI also offers group events – BIG adventures for your small group (5-12):
Celebrate special occasions (birthday, bachelor/bachelorette, etc.)
Group adventures (church groups, scout trips)
– Have fun with your co-workers and learn to work better together in one of our Team Building sessions
– Learn in our STEM academic field trips for home-schooled groups, summer camps or middle and high schools.

There is nowhere else where you can experience (and buy!) all of these exciting products in one place, with new equipment being introduced all the time. ASI helps make Chattanooga one of the most unique and fun places to live and to visit!

The Search for Gear

Something for Everyone

Staying focused on customers needs and wants is a guiding value of ASI. We expect our customers will be outdoor enthusiasts across a broad range of ages and levels of ability, all seeking diversity and excitement to add to their current mix of adventures.

ASI will offer options for daring individuals from 12-112 years old, from e-skateboards and balance boards that don’t require a driver’s license, to high tech off road vehicles (including an accessible model for individuals in a wheelchair), to battery-powered and human-powered gear for skimming over the water. Plus, in our Coolidge Park store location, we’ll have some amazing augmented reality machines, simulating hang gliders, roller coasters and tightrope-walking, for those looking to enjoy a unique experience without the usual physical risks involved.

ASI will continually ask for feedback in our mission to bring in gear that meets the desires of those who visit. We’re always researching – looking for cool products that are on the cutting edge, look like a lot of fun, but can still be used safely. So,what’s on your bucket list?

Adventure Sports Innovation (ASI) has been bringing new innovations for outdoor fun to Chattanooga since 2018, with unique products like the Swincar E-Spider off-road vehicle; a full set of Personal Transportation Devices such electric unicycles, mini-electric bikes and HoverShoes from InMotion, Enzo e-bikesE-Scootersmini-Segways, e-Skateboards and hoverboards for fun around town, and the Lift E-foilKymera e-jet bodyboard, Manta e-SUP and the Schiller waterbike for great times on the water! While you’re at ASI, experience the latest in Virtual Reality to bring the great outdoors inside, the FingerCoaster design-it-yourself rollercoasterFlymax: Extreme Hang gliding simulator, and Vertigo: Walk The Plank! There is nowhere else where you can experience (and buy!) all of these exciting products in one place, with new equipment being introduced all the time. ASI helps make Chattanooga one of the most unique and fun places to live and to visit!

ASI also offers group events – BIG adventures for your small group (5-12):
Celebrate special occasions (birthday, bachelor/bachelorette, etc.)
Group adventures (church groups, scout trips)
– Have fun with your co-workers and learn to work better together in one of our Team Building sessions
– Learn in our STEM academic field trips for home-schooled groups, summer camps or middle and high schools.

There is nowhere else where you can experience (and buy!) all of these exciting products in one place, with new equipment being introduced all the time. ASI helps make Chattanooga one of the most unique and fun places to live and to visit!

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