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 (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-bikes, E-Scooters, mini-Segways, e-Skateboards and hoverboards for fun around town, and the Lift E-foil, Kymera 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 rollercoaster, Flymax: 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!