Sports

Decathlon expands to USA with practical, prolific sportsgear options

NEWS – When we lived in the Netherlands, we had a go-to, big-box store for anything sports or camping related: Decathlon. For my boys’ weekly swimming lessons, Decathlon’s mini-backpacks and microfiber towels were the perfect combination of light, efficient and effective, which was crucial since my family car was a Dutch grandma bike (omafiets). Decathlon’s thermoses …

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Get ready for March Madness with the HoopLight that lights up when you score

NEWS – I live in southern Indiana near Bloomington, home of the Indiana Hoosiers IU basketball team. It goes without saying that people in this area take basketball very seriously and with March Madness right around the corner, it’s time to get your own game in tip-top shape. One fun way to do that is with …

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For Father’s Day, make sure Dad always knows which ball is his!

USGA Rule 12-2 requires each golfer to be able to identify which ball is his during a game.  Buying customized balls can be expensive and sometimes you can’t get the brand of balls you prefer from the customizer.  With the Tin Cup ball customizer and a extra fine point permanent marker, you can easily mark …

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Give Dad his favorite stadium for Father’s Day

And you won’t need billions of dollars to buy it, either.  These Laser Cut Stadium City Maps recreates some of the most famous stadiums and the roads, buildings, and geographic features surrounding them.  The map is made by “layering laser-etched Baltic Birch wood pieces that each capture different details—like rivers, roads, and buildings – in …

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Surf stairs and more with this 8-wheeled skateboard

The Stair-Rover from Allsport is a uniquely designed skateboard that will allow riders to skate down a flight of stairs with no effort. Traditional skateboards have only 4 wheels, but the Stair-rover has twice as many. The eight wheels and built-in shock absorbers allow this maple wood longboard to go where regular skateboard riders would …

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Leave your surfboard at home and body surf with the Surf-Grip

If you’ve always wanted to learn to surf but didn’t want to spend money on a surfboard, body surfing is an alternative that doesn’t require you to balance on top of a board, buy a full-sized board, or store it when it’s not being used. There are body surfing boards, which are smaller than their …

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Renovo Hardwood Bicycles introduces the John Day

When you think about the construction of a bicycle, you probably think of high tech light weight metals and materials like carbon fiber. But wood is probably not a material that comes to mind when you k about bicycles. After you take a look at the new John Day bicycle from Renovo Hardwood Bicycles, that …

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Ti.ttle X IoT is a golf simulator with an unfortunate name

For those of us who live in northern climates, typically our golf games are in hibernation during the winter months.  Indoor golf simulators are a potential solution to keeping our games sharp, but the cost and space requirements are significant barriers to home simulator ownership. The Ti.ttle X IoT Golf Simulator attempts to break these …

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AtmosFX has digital decorations for your Super Bowl party

Here’s something cool that I haven’t seen before… digital decorations. AtmosFX sells DVDs and downloads for holidays and special events like this Sunday’s Super Bowl. DVDs with holiday animations that you can display on your TV or monitor aren’t exactly new, but when you pair AtmosFX’s digital decorations with a projector, some translucent fabric, and …

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The EcoHelmet is a paper bicycle helmet made for bike share users

Cities everywhere have bike share programs, but the people who use them often do not use helmets. The EcoHelmet, designed by Isis Shiffer, is a recyclable, inexpensive solution designed to fill that need. It is made with “waterproofed [biodegradable coating lasts three hours] recycled paper in a radial honeycomb pattern” and one size generally fits …

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The Pocket Shot Arrow Shooting Kit review

Back in September of 2015, I reviewed a pretty interesting take on the slingshot, The Pocket Shot. I thought The Pocket Shot was a good product not only for everyday adventure but also as a survival tool. I was aware of another add-on for The Pocket Shot that would allow you to shoot arrows using The …

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