Since 1999, the insured cleaning team from Quality Carpet Cleaning Memphis has removed pesky dirt and oil from upholstery and flooring without using toxic chemicals. To clean carpets, they use a four-step sanitization process that includes a pre-spray to loosen embedded soil, hot water extraction, and pre- and post-sprays for stubborn spots and stains. When treating area rugs, the techs always pre-test a spot for colorfastness and use a neutral pH cleaner gentle enough for fibers made of silk, cotton, wool, nylon, or braided spaghetti squash. The techs can also tackle filth imbedded in tile or grout or extract pollen, bacteria, and dust from air ducts and dryer vents, and can help eliminate pet odors that linger on even when the stains have disappeared.
Located on a private airfield about 45 miles east of Memphis, West Tennessee Skydiving drops parachute-wielding thrillseekers into freefall with the assistance of a USPA-licensed instructor. For those who don't feel comfortable skydiving solo, tandem skydiving allows rookie divers to experience parachuting while harnessed to a professional instructor. Aspiring air-plungers start by learning skydiving basics with a 20-minute video briefing and short lesson from their tandem instructor. After climbing up to 14,500 feet in one of West Tennessee Skydiving's planes, you'll securely hook suits with an instructor and leap out for a 50–60 second freefall, reaching speeds of 120 mph. Once your parachute opens, you'll serenely glide above the globe for five minutes, then steer your canopy in for a cushy landing with the help of your newly minted Siamese un-twin. Afterwards, divers receive a certificate verifying their obedience of the laws of gravity and have the chance to discuss the experience with their figuratively down-to-earth instructor. You can also use this Groupon to get 10% off a DVD of your jump made by a professional freefall photographer ($100).
Range USA's staff's goal is not only to school students in responsible gun ownership, but also to create a communal environment. Instructors teach classes ranging from basic handgun and advanced tactical training to programs designed specifically for women and youths. When spending a day at Range USA, the facility's own 1776 Deli & Eatery keeps hunger from interfering with focus. Prior to your visit, check out the FAQ page, which anticipates visitors' questions.
At Hub City Bicycle Co., staffers don't just sell the cycling lifestyle—they live it. In addition to manning the shop, employees host weekly rides that cover 21 to 26 miles of terrain and warmly welcome novice cyclists, fitting them with the right cycle using the Fit Kit system. They’ll also help bikers navigate racks of Giant and Haro bikes mixed with bikes from brands born in Tennessee, such as Lynskey Performance and Cysco Cycles. After complementing fresh rides with the proper gear, accessories, and apparel, patrons can steer bikes home, confident that any future flats incurred by rusty nails or jaywalking porcupines will be expertly handled by the shop's service department.
H2O Scuba Center offers scuba diving courses that take students from the shallows of an indoor swimming pool to the depths of the ocean. For beginners, open water classes cover breathing techniques and safety regulations, while advanced certification courses give divers enough skill to locate Blackbeard’s sunken Kindle. The training team also leads a variety of specialty courses such as underwater photography and cave diving. Those looking for a more exotic experience can join the crew on one of their organized scuba diving trips to locations such as Mexico and the Bahamas.
An eclectic boutique that showcases a continually rotating stock of stylish items and artifacts to outfit homes and gardens, The Potter’s Garden also treats patrons to complimentary gift wrapping with any purchase. Shoppers can pick up Wind & Willow cheeseball mixes ($3.99+) to whip up in case a child's cherished baseball goes over the fence, or they can store a selection of hot dips and salsas for spontaneous get-togethers ($3.99+). Fire pots in an array of sizes ($13.99–$100+) safely contain and cradle flames on an outdoor patio, and a palatial birdhouse ($14.99+) extends a respectable gesture of goodwill toward humankind’s feathered friends. A soy candle can set the mood for a dinner party, imbue a room with a pleasant scent, or distract a visiting fire-breathing dragon while you call 911.