Ride Entertainment, owner and operator of the successful Skycoaster thrill ride brand, has partnered with Tait Towers to design and fabricate AirSurfer, the world’s first automated, standing and turning zipline.

After jointly acquiring the IP for AirSurfer, Ride Entertainment and Pennsylvania-based Tait worked together to refine and perfect this unique attraction.

AirSurfer has the ability to automatically climb and descend hills while turning corners at speeds up to 34mph.

Two years in the making, the new attraction will mark its international debut at this year’s Asian Attractions Expo (AAE), which takes place in Shanghai on June 14-16.

Built in the US, AirSurfer is fully adaptable to fit any site or terrain that traditional ziplines cannot handle. Its wireless control system ensures safety by maintaining distance between vehicles and controlling the speed of each vehicle.

AirSurfer is available in three different vehicle models and offers custom-designed course layouts that fit any property.

“Experiences like surfing through the air and laying out designs that navigate around buildings are experiences we could only dream of 10 years ago,” said Ed Hiller, chief executive of Ride Entertainment.

“Now, through advances in technology and the patented solutions created by Tait’s engineering team, we feel we are providing an experience unlike any other in the attractions industry. Traditional ziplines and zip coasters cannot offer thrills or solutions like AirSurfer can.”