Instead of simply playing basketball, Wilson’s new smart b-ball will turn your time on the court into a data stream. The app-enabled ball tracks running distance, speed, heat maps, shooting accuracy, automated shot recognition and shot distances. Available Winter 2014.
The Huntington Baseball Co. makes classic baseball equipment. Their Burley Bat No. 5 is handmade from kiln-dried Northern White Ash and weighs in at 2.5lbs. For home-runs or self-defense, nothing beats the “crack” of a real wood bat.
The Brazuca is the official FIFA match ball for Brazil 2014, featuring a seamless construction and boasting FIFA’s highest performance rating for predictable trajectory, better touch, and low water uptake. If it works for the pros …
This is an easy one, the One World Futbol Project has teamed up with powerful partners to develop the world’s most durable soccer ball. It’s indestructible and never needs a pump. And for every ball you buy, one is donated directly to disadvantaged children worldwide through a vast network of global organizations aimed at improving the lives of kids through sport and play.
You could encourage your kid to put down the football and try a sport like fencing, kiteboarding, or tennis. Or, you can get them this impact sensor to wear under their football helmet. It measures and tracks impacts to the head, allowing players, parents, & coaches to monitor the damage without guesswork. When the light is red, it’s time to hit the bench.
Nike’e new Incyte ball is so good it was quickly put into play for pro league games in Spain, Brazil, Italy, & England. It strikes cleaner, travels faster & with Nike’s RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response) visibility technology, the Incyte ball is even easier to see.
Rather than standing toe-to-toe with your personal MMA trainer to receive your thrice weekly beatdown, maybe it’s time to practice some pugilism of your own. The NSX-P is a high-tech workout machine designed to be viciously beaten, punched, & kicked while providing trackable, varied, & complete high-intensity interval workouts. A less expensive “Home” model is also available.
Leather Head Sports has been working with superior leathers, veteran craftsmen, and a stable of accomplished baseball advisers to perfect their line of pro-quality, handmade baseball mitts. For World Series play or ‘catch’ with your kid in the backyard, these classic glove designs are a homerun.
You used to mock the joggers with the water bottle belts & now you wear one. If you’re absolutely convinced you need more gear for your twice-a-week 20-minute jog, these “runner’s gloves” from Salomon, which are really more like straps that each hold a 8.5 oz. water bottle to your wrist, could be better than the bottle belt. Definitely less bulky.
Working out is no longer about pumping iron or getting cardio with old-fashioned roadwork. These days it involves brutal stuff more like actual roadwork. Swinging a pitchfork, carrying logs, or flipping tractor tires ’til your veins burst is standard for popular Crossfit and Seal Training workouts. It’s more dynamic and supposedly more fun. In fact, you won’t believe how fun it is to lift and carry heavy bags of sand from point A to Point B. The heavy-duty sandbags from Brute Force come in a range of sizes and capacities that (unfortunately) won’t make it any easier, just less messy.