GOODlife Magazine January/February 2019 – David Crowder

GOODlife Magazine January/February 2019 – David Crowder

LOOKING FOR A WEEKEND AWAY WITHOUT THE HASSLE OF EXCESSIVE TRAVEL?

AN ADVENTURE

[…] Then, be sure to check out High Point Climbing, River Drfiters Chattanooga, and especially Adventure Sports Innovations (ASI). Utilizing technology in incredible ways, ASI allows you to experience Chattanooga like never before: drive a quiet electric ATV over obstacles, ride electric Personal Transportation Devices in local parks, or enjoy Virtual Reality hang-gliding and more. For full article click here.

GOODlife article mentioning Adventure Sports Innovation

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-longboards and hoverboards for fun around town, and the Lift E-foil, 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!

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 events
– Learn in our STEM academic field trips for home-schooled groups, summer camps or middle and high schools.

For more information about the Swincar, check out SwincarUSA.com .

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!

Dallas News, Fun and games: two Southern playgrounds you’ve got to visit, Oct 23 2018 by Robin Soslow

Dallas News, Fun and games: two Southern playgrounds you’ve got to visit, Oct 23 2018 by Robin Soslow

Science says playing is good for the mind, body and spirit, so how about making your next vacation about fun and games? A boom in grown-up playgrounds gives you new reasons to hit two of the New South’s most winning cities: Chattanooga, Tenn., and Richmond, Va.

Chattanooga: High-tech and old-school fun

Edging the Appalachian Mountains and straddling the Tennessee River, this exuberant city has long been revered by lovers of water sports, hang-gliding, rock-climbing and cave-exploring (underground Ruby Falls plunges 145 feet within Lookout Mountain). Now, you can get your game on all over town. After Chattanooga fired up America’s first citywide fiber-optic gigabit network in 2010, innovators flooded in, boosting demand for offerings from food to fun. Gig City’s genius spirit is now enhancing pleasurable pastimes. Electric surfboarding, virtual-reality hang-gliding and a stunning 60-foot translucent climbing wall make this an awesome place to visit.
The Onean Carver electric surfboard, among cutting-edge gear available for rent from Adventure Sports Innovation in Chattanooga, lets you surf up to 25 mph, without waves, on the Tennessee River as it runs through downtown. (Robin Soslow/Special Contributor)
The Onean Carver electric surfboard, among cutting-edge gear available for rent from Adventure Sports Innovation in Chattanooga, lets you surf up to 25 mph, without waves, on the Tennessee River as it runs through downtown.
(Robin Soslow/Special Contributor)
Even novices can easily revel in exhilarating land, water and virtual-reality sports thanks to Adventure Sports Innovation, which was launched in July by adrenaline junkies who curate cutting-edge next-gen adventure gear from inventors around the world.
Adventure Sports Innovation offers 16 cutting-edge rental options, including an electric unicycle.(Adventure Sports Innovation/Courtesy)
Adventure Sports Innovation offers 16 cutting-edge rental options, including an electric unicycle.
(Adventure Sports Innovation/Courtesy)
Sixteen choices include electric Swincar e-Spider electric ATVs with wheels that operate independently to zip quietly across rough terrain; electric watercraft from bodyboards to surfboards and pontoon-bicycles for cruising the Tennessee River; and footpad-powered e-skateboards and e-unicycles you can ride down Chattanooga’s scenic Riverwalk. Expert guides get you started quickly and keep you moving smoothly. Trust me, there’s nothing like zooming 25 mph on a bodyboard up and down the Tennessee River. Inside, virtual-reality thrills include walking the Vertigo plank between skyscrapers on a kitty rescue mission and safely hang-gliding on Flymax, soaring through clouds, looping mountains and side-swiping trees. For $10, design your dream roller coaster using a 3D tablet, then slip on a VR headset, slide into coaster seats in a 4D experiential theater and rock ‘n’ roll on your custom coaster.
Visitors can climb the exterior walls at High Point Climbing and Fitness.(Courtesy/High Point Climbing and Fitness)
Visitors can climb the exterior walls at High Point Climbing and Fitness.
(Courtesy/High Point Climbing and Fitness)
High Point Climbing and Fitness, a mega indoor-outdoor gym in downtown Chattanooga, offers a diversity of rope routes, auto-belays and boulders for learning to master finger and footholds while working your core in new ways. Topping the outdoor features is a wowza 60-foot-high transparent outdoor climbing wall with city, river and mountain views. Across the river in Coolidge Park, Outdoor Chattanooga offers low-cost guided paddling, mountain biking and climbing outings. Downtown offers several convenient equipment-rental businesses. At two game halls opened in 2015, visitors feel like locals in minutes. Southside Social‘s sprawling luxury rec room features a cool 10-lane bowling alley with comfy sitting areas (no plastic chairs here), pool tables, skee ball, ping-pong, shuffleboard, giant Jenga, and in the outdoor courtyard, fire pits, ping-pong tables, horseshoes and cornhole. Get a Chatt Whisky Slushy at one of the friendly bars, and chase hunger away with cheap fresh-made tacos, pizza and fried green tomatoes.
Over in the revitalized Martin Luther King District, Coin-Op‘s retro barcade is decked out with the owner’s childhood toys and classic video games, Guardians of the Galaxy and other hip pinball machines, and free Xbox and Nintendo 64 gaming. Cereal for noshing and spirited regulars, some with their dogs, add to the vibe.
Coin-Op's retro barcade is decked out with the owner's childhood toys and classic video games.(Courtesy/Coin-Op)
Coin-Op’s retro barcade is decked out with the owner’s childhood toys and classic video games.
(Courtesy/Coin-Op)
Another way to play like a kid: Take a hike at Signal Mountain and plunge beneath waterfalls at Rainbow Lake.
The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel complex downtown has recently been transformed into a hip entertainment hub with new offerings along freshly cobblestoned Station Street ranging from Songbirds, the new guitar museum, to Escape Experience Chattanooga, where high-tech gizmo-magic mimics the sensations of an out-of-control train. There’s usually a fine concert going on with unique bands such as Gangstagrass, which infuses hip-hop with bluegrass instruments.
At riverfront Coolidge Park, play in the big fountain ringed with animal sculptures and ride the grand carousel.

Recreational eating

Smoked cookery and ping-pong fills Hi-Fi Clyde‘s big space. Across the street, elevated comfort food draws lively groups to the Feed Table and Tavern. Nearby, the new Signal concert hall inhabits an industrial-chic warehouse. Walk a few steps for brews on the deck at Chattanooga Brewing Co. Downwind from Coin-Op, sit by new OddStory Brewing‘s open garage-door windows and pair pretzels made from spent grains with a pint of Madman or Cherry Limeade Gose.
Have fun playing on or beside the Tennessee River, which runs through downtown Chattanooga. (Robin Soslow/Special Contributor)
Have fun playing on or beside the Tennessee River, which runs through downtown Chattanooga.
(Robin Soslow/Special Contributor)

R&R

Snoozing is amusing here. Crash for the night at the new riverside Westin Chattanooga after playing Marco Polo in its sleek high-up pool or cards in its Alchemy Lounge, which faces the mountains. The Crash Pad is a friendly LEED platinum-certified hostel, and quirky-cool Dwell Hotel, with its new dining oasis and starlit cocktail bar, is among a fresh crop of boutique hotels serving fun-lovers.

Bonus points

New and nonstop flights from Dallas, free electric downtown shuttles running daily every 5 minutes, and the low-cost Bike Chattanoogabikeshare (ride up to an hour at a time). More info: chattanoogafun.com
Bowl, sip and nosh at River City Roll, a new social game hall filling a warehouse in Scott's Addition, a revitalized district in Richmond, Va.(Robin Soslow/Special Contributor)
Bowl, sip and nosh at River City Roll, a new social game hall filling a warehouse in Scott’s Addition, a revitalized district in Richmond, Va.
(Robin Soslow/Special Contributor)

Richmond: On a roll

Virginia’s riverside capital has reached critical mass for having a blast. Adding to solid cultural, culinary, urban rafting and biking scenes, Richmond entrepreneurs are making “getting social” something you do out on the town, instead of on cellphones. Here, new-style bowling, pool, ping-pong, cornhole, cards, arcade games and shuffleboard pair well with casual-gourmet food, craft beverages and smart, comfy settings. On a recent weeknight, young professionals at River City Roll, a new bowling/social mega-center, included Dallas transplant Amy Tashenberg. “The food, the regional wineries, the breweries, the entertainment” make Richmond a hot spot, she said. The newest playground is Scott’s Addition. Revitalized at hyper-speed, this industrial district just west of downtown booms with brew-pubs with massive decks, cideries with tasting rooms, friendly restaurants and super-hip social halls.
<p><span style="font-size: 1em; background-color: transparent;">Tang &amp; Biscuit, a huge shuffleboard club named for terms for the sport's stick and puck, opened in August in Richmond, Va.</span></p>(Courtesy/Tang &amp; Biscuit)
Tang & Biscuit, a huge shuffleboard club named for terms for the sport’s stick and puck, opened in August in Richmond, Va.
(Courtesy/Tang & Biscuit)
Tang &amp; Biscuit serves -- you guessed it -- Tang, straight up or in cocktails at its 52-foot-long bar.(Courtesy/Tang &amp; Biscuit)
Tang & Biscuit serves — you guessed it — Tang, straight up or in cocktails at its 52-foot-long bar.
(Courtesy/Tang & Biscuit)
Tang & Biscuit, a huge, dazzlingly decorated shuffleboard club named for terms for the sport’s stick and puck, opened in August. After sipping Tang (yep, that orange powdered drink lives on) straight up or in cocktails at the 52-foot-long bar, slide your biscuits on one of 10 floor courts. The friendly competition is addictive. In the back room, play pingpong and cornhole. Or watch some pretty intense competitions. At River City Roll’s dream clubhouse, bowl while savoring The Lebowski, a White Russian riff spiked with house-made coffee syrup, gourmet tacos and the Gutterball, a brick oven pizza with goat cheese, lemon zest and fig jam drizzle. Forget plastic chairs; facing the flashy alleys and digital screens are deluxe tufted sofas. A stage features local bands; an outdoor patio and indoor tables edge the long, fancy bar. The Circuit‘s 75 retro and modern arcade games include classic coin-ops, skeeball and a plethora of pinball machines. A self-serve beer wall’s high-tech 50-tap system dispenses craft beer, wine and cider. At Vasen Brewing, a highlight of the new Richmond Beer Trail, mingle barside or in cozy lounges over inventive craft brews such as Figue Rustique that will lube you for rowdy rounds of trivia presented by Geeks Who Drink. Downtown’s got game, too. Greenleaf’s Pool Room was built by a pro player in 2014 on the ground floor of a classic 1929 hotel. At the old-time luncheonette counter, order a pickle plate and pitchers of local craft beer. In Champion’s century-old velvet-curtained quarters, dine and drink amid super-sized vintage artworks while playing pinball. At bustling all-day breakfast magnet Citizen, sit down for a game of chess in the unisex restroom.

Recreational eating

All of these social play spots feature elevated bar food. Other solid choices include ZZQ Texas Craft Barbeque in Scott’s Addition. Opened in March by an Austin-bred pitmaster, it’s already won kudos as Virginia’s best barbecue by Food and Wine magazine and best Texas barbecue outside Texas by Texas Monthly. The menu includes a seitan option. The Melt recently brought new fun to the lively Carytown neighborhood: gourmet street food (mac and cheese, fried pickles, Mexi-corn rice balls) served at counters lining windows of a hot-glass studio where artists create objects day and night. New in Church Hill: The Neighborhood Scoop, a food truck/outdoor social hub serving handmade “High 5” ice cream sandwiches.

R&R

Retire to Graduate Richmond‘s peppy-preppy hotel rooms stacked over the lobby café, where you can socialize at long school-cafeteria-style tables amid classic checkered decor. Quirk Hotel, a jewel of the freshly revitalized arts district, lives up to its happy name, with cheerful rooms and a sunlit bay window-walled lobby where you can indulge in some of the New South’s finest fare. The Victorian vaulted ceiling and super-cool furniture in the restaurant-bar make you feel like you’re dining in a movie set. Both Quirk and Graduate have bicycles that guests can use to reach all of these adult play spaces — and rooftop bars with tasty finger food, cocktails, views and tables perfect for playing cards.

Bonus points

Nonstop flights from Dallas and the new low-cost RVA Bike Share (ride up to 45 minutes at a time). More info: visitrichmondva.com https://www.dallasnews.com/life/travel/2018/10/23/fun-games-two-southern-playgrounds-got-visit Robin Soslow, a South-based writer-photographer who explores cool areas on bicycle, can be reached at rsoslow@gmail.com.

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!

WGOW FM Talk Radio Oct 13 2018 with Cindy Cole Deering

WGOW FM Talk Radio Oct 13 2018 with Cindy Cole Deering

Click here for the complete video of WGOW FM Talk Radio

Adventure Sports Innovation Phil Myers radio interview.

Thanks for watccing the WGOW FM talk radio program – Thanks Cindy Cole for hosting us!

Adventure Sports Innovation logo

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!

WGOW FM Talk Radio Oct 13 2018 with Cindy Cole Deering

Fall Break – What will you do?

Looking for cool fall activities to do in Chattanooga? Try something completely new and different at ASI, where adults, young adults and even kids can find incredible adventures on land, water, or in virtual reality!

Want to experience off-roading around Chattanooga’s backcountry and enjoy the foliage changing? If you haven’t already, come try out our SWINCAR! The Swincar is an electric powered off-road vehicle that mimics the legs of a spider enabling it to handle all types of terrain. The seat, or “pod”, is designed keep the driver vertical at all times, due to gravity, enabling a smoother four-wheel ride…and, by the way, a true four-wheel drive, as the Swincar has 4 motors, one in each wheel. For those who like to know the mechanical details before driving, it has 4 DC brushless motors driven by Lithium iron batteries that generate 4,000 Watt hours of instant on power… Learn to drive a Swincar with our experienced guides, and enjoy the beautiful scenery in Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, right at the base of Lookout Mountain. Many people have said it’s the best time of the year for this cool fall activities…

From hovershoes to e-scooterboards, ASI has the perfect personal transport device for you to zoom in and around Chattanooga this fall break! Have you ever gotten the chance to ride an electric unicycle? At ASI we have the Solowheel, a self-balancing electric unicycle that allows you to ride on and off-road… If you are new to self-balancing equipment, try out our Premium Self-Balancing Boards (a.k.a. hoverboards). Most people learn how to use them in a fairly short time, usually, less than 20 min, specially when helped by our expert trainers in our Experience Room. Let us help you pick out the best equipment for you to move around town.

October is the last month of comfortable water temps for e-jet bodyboard and e-surfboard rides!
Come enjoy the last few weeks of warm weather with innovative watercraft. zip around on the Kymera e-bodyboard, the Onean Carver e-surfboard, and the Onean Manta e-SUP. They’re all battery powered so you don’t need ocean waves, another watercraft, or paddling to keep you moving, ether with or against the current. If you prefer a workout, our Schiller Bike is a very stable pontoon boat with pro-grade racing components for a smooth fast ride.
Get in your river adventures before winter comes calling!

Want a thrilling, adrenaline-pumping adventure, that’s accessible to most everyone? Come check out our intense Virtual Reality simulators! Try Flymax, where you experience the feeling of soaring in a hang glider, with a flight plan designed by an extreme hang-gliding pilot. The Finger Coaster lets you draw your own roller coaster track and then ride it in a 4D motion theater. In the Vertigo experience you attempt (?!) to save a kitten stranded on a steel beam 100 stories above the city streets. Will you both make it back to safety? Enjoyed equally by kids and adults, these simulators are a safe way to try an extreme adventure…

Many cool fall activities, just decide your desired adrenaline level…

Adventure Sports Innovation company co-founder Patrick Molloy peddles a Schiller S1C Waterbike in the Tennessee River in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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!

WGOW FM Talk Radio Oct 13 2018 with Cindy Cole Deering

Channel 3, 3 Plus You – Your Fun: Adventure Sports Innovation with Julie Edwards

Below is the complete video of the 3 plus you interview with Patrick ad Carolina Molloy, owners of Adventure Sports Innovation in Chattanooga Tennesee

Thank you Julie Edwards for hosting us in 3 Plus You! 

adventure Sports innovation logo

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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