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About Inventist

At Inventist, we're inspired by the activities we love to follow our imaginations wherever they may take us. We're creative, passionate and just weird enough to dream in living color about inventions that increase the fun factor.

First Patent

We got our first patent on October 22, 2002

First Successful Product

In 2003 we launched the Aquaskipper

First Invention Licensed

In 2006 the Powerwing was licenced by Razor.

Meet The Inventor

Shane Chen founded Inventist so that he could design and manufacture his innovative creations and share them with the world.

Shane ChenInventor
Shane's active lifestyle and an overactive imagination combined to fuel his vision of enhancing the activities he enjoyed -- windsurfing and other water sports, skating, skiing, biking and cooking -- by creating unconventional and easy-to-use equipment. A self-described "tinkerer" from a young age, he holds thirty-three patents. Mr. Chen’s inventions extend beyond sports and fitness to include home electronics and kitchen appliances, such as the FizzSaver, Leantisserie and Alkacharger.
My mission is to develop sports-related products that are genuinely new and fun to use, while adding an element of fitness at the same time. - Shane Chen, Inventor

See how we work

The creative brain often follows unique pathways to find the hidden possibilities in the everyday world. Climb inside the mind of the inventor to learn what sparks an idea and how it develops through prototyping and testing to become one of our products.

Our Process

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C.E. Rorabaugh joins Inventist as Chief Product Evangelist
Long time acquaintance of CEO Shane Chen, Claude Rorabaugh, just joined Inventist as Chief Product Evangelist. Claude is no stranger to us as he helped launch several products in late 2005 including the AquaSkipper. Claude is looking forward to the opportunities of working with our partners, reps, and retailers to improve the lines of communication and product exposure. Early in his career developed the first practical “man-overboard” UL and USCG approved survival suit, new thin dry shell suits for surface sports and scuba and a new neoprene that is soft and stretchy for Harvey’s of Seattle. The last few years he has been involved in high stakes licensing exams and other educational services distributed over the Internet. He and his wife Deborah live live nearby in Washougal, WA. Their son  Dr. Adam is the senior archaeologist for the Colville tribe near Grand Coulee, W
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Solowheel in Italy!
We are so proud of our distributor in Naples, Italy – Solowheel Italia! In May 2015, we were lucky enough to travel to beautiful Italy and be there for their grand opening. Now, a little over a year later, things are booming! They are doing an amazing job getting the Solowheel out into the public with their fantastic video promotions – showing the Solowheel all over gorgeous Naples! If you haven’t already, visit their Facebook page to see more. http://www.solowheel-italia.it/ https://www.facebook.com/solowheelita/ They are also rolling out our newest Solowheel product – the Scorpion!
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Lunicycles and Gymnasts
Today we ventured to Naydenov Gymnastics Gym in Vancouver, WA to see if the local gymnasts would be interested in learning to ride our newest product, the Lunicycle. Not only were the girls intrigued; they were ecstatic to ride it!  Seeing these young ladies take to the Lunicycle with ease was astonishing. With minimal direction they were helping each other move across the floor flawlessly. There were definitely a few Lunicycle stars and we can’t wait to meet with them again and see their progress.   We’re hoping that we can get a few talented young ladies and gentlemen for our upcoming national campaigns (more to come soon!) with new retailers and various media outlets.  More Marketing was a New Years Resolution for the company. We’re working on that and SO MUCH MORE! Some very extreme changes are coming soon. Join us for the ride! Check us out on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!
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