The TRIPSTIX Journey
The European production
In early 2021, the first boards in ClustAir construction are being manufactured in Europe.
The ISPO awards
The TUNA Funboard in ClustAir construction wins the ISPO Product-of-the-Year Award and Gold Winner. The prize of the world's largest sports trade fair is one of the most important awards in sports business. TRIPSTIX prevails among several hundred entries, past award winners have included MAMMUT, Salomon, SCOTT, TomTom, etc.
The ClustAir technology
TRIPSTIX applies for the third patent regarding the ClustAir technology and starts the associated development project with the support of the Bavarian business promotion BayTOU.
The Kickstarter campaign
With the help of 86 great supporters, the funding goal of over €100,000 is reached. With the money raised, the production of the first VacuuAir boards in South Korea could be pre-financed - a big THANK YOU to our loyal Companions out there!
The Edison award
TRIPSTIX wins 2nd place at the"Oscars for Innovation" in the Outdoor Sports category with the Allround SUP board.
TRIPSTIX is founded in 2016 and applies for the second patent to protect its technology approaches.
The ISPO Brandnew award
TRIPSTIX wins the worldwide largest young entrepreneur competition in the sports industry in the category Hardware Summer with the Allround SUP 10'0.
The Flügge program
In the context of the promotion of start-ups from the university field, the Flügge program plays a major role in the development of the VacuuAir technology.
The EXIST program
The TRIPSTIX idea of PhD student and founder Stefan Klare results in their first business plan.
The first patent
Stefan applies for the first patent regarding the VacuuAir technology.
Inflatable surfboards would have been the perfect solution for the upcoming surf trip, but the market just does not offer anything but inflatable air mattresses - far from surfable! Stefan has not let go of the idea of inflatable high-performance boards since then!