Created by engineer Sherman Poppen in 1965, the original Snurfer is the “toy” that started what we know today as snowboarding. Now, in a Poppen-approved reproduction, the original Snurfer is back, complete with the grab-rope on the nose.
Canada’s Reigning Champ is a retro-inspired sportswear brand. They teamed up with Spalding to create the custom One For One ball. For every ball sold, Reigning Champ will donate one basketball to a community sports program somewhere in North America.
BlackNet is the first portable basketball net that installs (and uninstalls) in just seconds, turning that hoop with the missing or neglected net into a legit basket. Made of soft, composite foam, it pops easily into the rim & back out when you’re done.
Snowboarding has finally hit middle age and what comes with that? Nostalgia products. In collaboration with technical apparel brand Neighborhood, Burton is now offering the Throwback, a bindingless snow-surfer modeled after their original 1981 Backhill board. It features plywood construction, traction padding, and a rope handle for that old school, stand-up sledding vibe.
The wi-fi enabled Forerunner 630 is the most advanced and connected runner’s watch that Garmin has ever made. It tracks stride length, ground contact time balance, vertical ratio, lactate threshold, stress score and performance condition, plus standard metrics like pace, speed, distance, time, calories burned, and sleep. Works with ANT+HR monitors as well.
The sub-500-dollar Sondors Electric Bike is set to be the most affordable E-Bike on the market. Available in both a fat tire & narrow tire model, the bike’s Li-Ion powered 350W electric motor will hit top speeds of 20MPH with a 50-mile range.
Designed for on-the-fly bike repairs, this pocket-size multi-tool features 6 double-ended bits & offers 13 functions: 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, SL3, SL5, PH1, PH2, T10, & T25 all encased in its smooth metal case. Choose from either a fixed head or reversible ratcheting version.
The ELEMNT from Wahoo Fitness is the most fully connected & easiest to use GPS bike computer on the market. It uses Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ dual-band technology to pair seamlessly with all your cycling sensors. It tracks speed, cadence, & power, feeding the data to a companion app for programming all your ride goals & metrics as well as instant sharing.
This smart basketball from Wilson tracks your stats. Inside, there’s a Bluetooth radio, low-power processor, and three-axis accelerometer that uses algorithms to track your baskets and bricks. Unlike other smart basketballs, the X Connected ball never needs a recharge; its battery is good for 100K shots or about 2 years of heavy use.
It snowed already at Whistler. Colorado, too. Electric’s EGX goggles will come in handy when shredding all that El Niño pow this winter. The EGX has a frameless, cylindrical design providing an ultra-widescreen field of vision and Press-Seal technology makes swapping out lenses faster & easier than ever.
Misfit’s Speedo Shine is the world’s first activity tracker designed for swimmers. Inside the lightweight, aircraft grade aluminum case, motion-sensing algorithms track lap count and distance no matter what stroke you swim. It also works on land tracking walking, running, cycling, & sleep.
For the development of the King LTD Driver, Cobra Golf recruited engineers from The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). The driver’s SpacePort design features a16g Aerospace grade aluminum dual-purpose translucent weight that can be removed to show the driver’s internal technologies.
Bigger is better. The Great Big Bertha is the latest in the Bertha bloodline, an oversized adjustable driver that Callaway claims is their greatest combination of speed, forgiveness & distance. Next Gen R•MOTO Technology creates a thinner club face & faster ball speed. A 10G sliding weight makes custom adjustments easier than ever.
Last week it was a bike helmet with safety lights, this week, we found an even smarter brain bucket. The LIVALL Bling helmet features integrated safety lights, a bluetooth speaker, & windproof microphone for phone calls while you ride. When you flip over the bars into oncoming traffic, a built-in G-sensor sends out an SOS signal so help arrives hopefully in time.
You may not care about the tiny bit of weight the water bottle cage adds to your bike but the folks at Fabric do. That’s why they’ve developed this cage-free bike bottle. Plastic studs fitted into the cage holes in your frame hold the BPA-free 600ml bottle in place with integrated retainer clips. Weight: 1.5 grams. Available September 2015.