Sports

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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FLECTR 2.0 bicycle wheel / spoke safety reflector review

Most of us who bike, work and live in places where we have to interact constantly with motorized vehicular traffic. Since it’s very important for the drivers to know you are present, safety reflectors are a part of almost every bike sold. And most of them are cheap plastic things that get easily damaged, look …

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Apparently we’ve (maybe it’s just me) have been brushing our teeth all wrong

I must have missed the memo that we are only supposed to brush our teeth in a downward motion from the gum to the tooth and not constantly brush up and down, left to right. Brushing the way that I’ve been doing can contribute to receding gums and inefficient cleaning of plaque and other gunk… …

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I Lock It – an effortless way to keep your bike safe

Before being thrust into adulthood, I used to ride my bike everywhere; it was one of my favorite things to do. Although I haven’t ridden a bike in years, my children are at the age where they are learning how to ride bikes. I love the idea of taking family bike rides and am exploring the …

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Put some pep in that Old Hickory bat with the Zepp analyzer

Spring training is in full swing, and if you have an aspiring big leaguer, you know batting practice makes perfect. Zepp, a company who makes the Zepp sensor that I reviewed a few years ago, knows all about practice and proper training. They have teamed up with bat maker Old Hickory Bat Company to integrate …

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The myBivy app will help soldiers and veterans suffering from night terrors

Twenty-one year old Tyler Skluzacek created a smartwatch and smartphone app called myBivy (short for my bivouac, which is a military encampment with tents or shelter in which to rest) to help soldiers suffering from night terrors, a major symptom of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Tyler’s father was suffering from night terrors and …

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