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.

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First Patent

We got our first patent on October 22, 2002

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First Successful Product

In 2003 we launched the Aquaskipper

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First Invention Licensed

In 2006 the Powerwing was licensed 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

Recent Blog Posts

Orbitwheel Tips
You may look at the Orbitwheels and think “Cool! I can hardly wait to use them!” and you would be right: They are cool! This video shows you the two most important steps when learning to ride the Orbitwheels: 1. Always start with your lead foot up, balanced inside the wheel on the foot platform, then push off the toes of your back foot to start your momentum. 2. Think of an infinite wave as you move the toes of both feet in, then out, then in, then out~~~~~~you can even draw rolling waves on the ground for your feet to follow. Start near a wall or other support to help you balance and move as you practice the motion. We want you to know that you CAN learn to ride the Orbitwheels. It takes learning the special technique and a bit of persistence, but once you master it, you’ll be on your way to feeling the freedom of never having to push off the ground again. Once you get going, you can literally go forever!
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Move Like a Snake
Need a little help on how to move your Orbitwheels? One way to think about it is by mimicking the movement of a snake. Check it out!
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eWheels Licensed to Use U.S. Patent No. 8,807,250
Introduced in 2008, the Solowheel has always been one of Inventist’s premier inventions. We’re happy to announce eWheels as a licensed seller within the U.S. of products using the technology of U.S. Patent No. 8,807,250 for one-wheeled electric self-balancing unicycles for standing riders.
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