Tuesday, October 31, 2023



WIBS is a wearable back support device designed for labor-intensive workers, such as construction workers, warehouse workers, and courier service providers. It mechanically supports the user's back and waist, and is comfortable to wear even when taking a break or attending to other tasks.

WIBS uses tensioned flexible rubber composites and mechanical gears to provide back support, without the need for electronics or batteries. This makes it durable and reliable, and can be used anywhere, anytime. The strength of the support can be adjusted using an analog controller located near the user's chest.

WIBS has a soft yet refined design language, and is made from durable materials to withstand heavy use. It also features adjustable straps with detailed fit adjustment and attachment methods, providing a universal fit and usability.

In short, WIBS is a compact, durable, and comfortable wearable back support device that is ideal for labor-intensive workers.

Learn the soft shackle

A soft shackle is a fastener or connector used in various applications, primarily in outdoor and marine settings. It is a lightweight and robust alternative to traditional metal shackles, such as D-rings and carabiners. Soft shackles are often used in sailing, camping, off-roading, and other activities where secure connections are needed.

Here are some key characteristics and uses of soft shackles:

1. Material: Soft shackles are typically made from high-strength synthetic materials like Dyneema or Amsteel. These materials are known for their excellent strength-to-weight ratio and resistance to UV rays and moisture.

2. Design: Soft shackles consist of a closed-loop design, with a knot or splice at one end and a thimble or eye at the other. The loop can be passed through an attachment point or object, and the thimble is used for connection.

3. Strength: Soft shackles are designed to be incredibly strong and can have a breaking strength comparable to traditional metal shackles of similar size. They are commonly used in applications where high strength is required.

4. Lightweight: Soft shackles are significantly lighter than their metal counterparts, which is beneficial when weight is a concern, such as sailing or backpacking.

5. Safety: In some situations, soft shackles are considered safer than metal shackles. They do not have sharp edges that can damage equipment or cause injury if they are accidentally released.

6. Versatility: Soft shackles can be used in various situations, including connecting ropes, attaching gear, or securing loads. They are commonly used in sailing for attaching sails, lines, and hardware.

7. Easy to Inspect: Soft shackles are relatively easy to inspect for wear and damage because they lack moving parts and are made from synthetic materials.

8. Knots and Splices: Soft shackles are often created with specific knots or splices that maximize their strength and durability. Knowledge of these knots and splices is essential for effectively making and using soft shackles.

Soft shackles have become increasingly popular in outdoor and marine activities due to their combination of strength, weight savings, and safety. When using soft shackles, following manufacturer guidelines and ensuring they are correctly loaded and secured to prevent accidents and injuries is essential.

Friday, July 28, 2023

Long Beach Island NJ

I have lived in NJ my whole life. I mostly sail, hate how the sand gets into my car, and I am incredibly restless, so I can't sit for a long time. 

Long Beach Island, or "LBI" as it's known by locals, is a barrier island off the southern coast of New Jersey. It's known for its white sandy beaches, family-friendly environment, and proximity to major population centers such as New York and Philadelphia. 
The island is located along the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ocean County, New Jersey, and is 1-2 miles away from Mainland New Jersey. The primary industries include tourism, fishing, and real estate. The island is home to about 10,000 people year-round, but the population swells significantly during summer and reaches about 100,000 people. 
The island has 18 miles of coastline and offers a laid-back atmosphere, charming beach towns, and attractions such as fishing, boating, parasailing, and restaurants.  Each town welcomes beachgoers to use its beaches, but each city charges a small user fee for upkeep, maintenance, and protection. 
The island's close-knit communities are mainly affluent and contain vacation homes for wealthy individuals who reside elsewhere, primarily in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. 

Worth a look!

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Camping new cousin ARB


ARB (Auto Rocking Bodies) is an Australian company known for manufacturing off-road and outdoor adventure equipment, including camping gear, roof racks, and 4x4 vehicle accessories. They are well-regarded in the Overlanding and outdoor communities for producing high-quality and durable products.

The ARB Earth Camper is a compact, pod-style travel trailer. It's a pre-production model that proves that explorers can use a lighter trailer as an adventure companion. The Earth Camper is ARB's entry into the recreational vehicle industry.
The Earth Camper is built around a massive, mandrel-bent, and welded tubular. It's a high-quality trailer that lives up to ARB's reputation for build quality and innovation.
Bit Pricey: $50K 
Check it 

Friday, January 21, 2022

Donut Maker $150,000


For one year, we need someone to drive their SRT® Hellcat, go wild at epic events, and share it all with the world… and you don’t even need to quit your job. Think you’ve got the drive? Prove it.



Learn to drive your Dodge like a pro. We’ll be taking our Chief Donut Maker to Radford Racing School for the SRT® Experience. Just imagine the horsepower in that HEMI® engine.

Sick Days:


Get ready to save your slips. We’ll be taking over a track for a day of races. Call it an industry-leading onboarding program.


As Chief Donut Maker, you’ll rep The Brotherhood of Muscle in the Motor City and Livestream this premier event for all of our auto aficionados watching at home.


We all know the fastest sport on four wheels is drag racing. So, it's only right for our newly hired employee to become an honorary member for the weekend.

Head on over to:


Monday, January 10, 2022

Mojo Vision, Seeing the Future!


There are many things that Athletes are looking for, one of course is a heads-up display. Too many times we look down to get our statistics. Mojo Vision plans to change that, partnerships include Adidas Running (running/training), Trailforks (cycling, hiking/outdoors), Wearable X (yoga), Slopes (snow sports) and 18Birdies (golf). Pretty good partnerships to try and see if this is worth it. 

“Today’s wearable devices can be helpful to athletes, but they can also distract them from the focus of the activity; we think there’s a better way to deliver athletic performance data,” Mr David Hobbs, senior director of product management of Mojo Vision, said.

“Wearable innovation in existing form factors is starting to reach its limits. At Mojo, we’re interested in better understanding what’s still missing and how we can make that information accessible without disrupting someone’s focus and flow during training.”

Wednesday, September 09, 2020



A great solution that many of us need at this time. Running with a pack is tough, a pack that is weighted down is tougher. 

Mission Workshop is trying to check that box. With the hip lock support ad a tight fit it seems as though they have. It is big, tight, and waterproof. Being from NE, being water-resistant is something that is first on the list. As we start to get back to "normal" many commuters will consider running or biking to work, to stay out of a train, bus or Subway. 

San Francisco meets Boston with the creation of the MW X Tracksmith Run Commute Pack. Designed for maximum comfort while cycling, running or hiking. Waterproof, lightweight, and breathable with space for a laptop, hydration reservoir, water bottle, and spare clothes. Height-adjustable waist and shoulder straps along with an internal frame sheet align to keep the pack stable when you’re logging miles. The addition of a tonal reflective stripe is subtle yet highly visible to passing vehicles as the days get shorter. Also includes a removable padded laptop sleeve.

The worst part is the Price $238, check it out.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Blitzart Electric Longboard

This is my first e-board and I can say it is a blast. 15+ blocks 1 mile which used to take me 15-20 min. to walk now takes 5. I have been riding the Blitzart board in NYC for about 2 months, 100+ miles and it is a solid board. Riding in NYC has its challenges and I feel it when riding. Going over rough terrain the motor skips, and you feel the vibration through the board. From block to block, the acceleration is a bit slow, you don't notice this until you have to start and stop at each light.

When you travel long distances, over 3 miles, I could use a bit more power. Tornado Electric Longboard has a 3-month limited warranty. Any defects due to workmanship to the motor, battery and internal electronics are covered by this warranty. The warranty does not cover user damage. Extended warranty is also available. At $279 MSRP, it is a great board, for beginners. I'm ready to step it up and most people will want to after 100 miles.

For kids, this is a great board.

Specs: TORNADO Electric Longboards - Orange
With my weight 160 pounds, the board does about 17 and close to 10 miles.

  • RANGE AND SPEED – With a max speed of up to 17 MPH and a range of over 10 miles. Equipped with a secured 36V, 4.4Ah and 144Wh Lithium-Ion battery pack which can be fully charged within 3 hours. 
  • ERGONOMIC WIRELESS REMOTE - Easy to hold wireless remote that controls acceleration and deceleration with reverse capability. Two-speed modes to beginners and advanced riders. Hold function to assist in getting on and off the board. The remote control is rechargeable and comes with a wrist strap. 
  • MAPLE WOOD + BAMBOO DECK & PREMIUM GRIP TAPE - The 6-ply maple wood deck sandwiched between a layer of bamboo on the top and bottom of the board giving it more flexibility and sturdiness. The deck is outfitted with grip tape and is concave to keep the rider's feet firmly in place and stay on the board. Supports up a max weight of 300 lb.
  • 350W BRUSHLESS HUB-MOTOR - Hub Motor vs Belt Drive Motor? Hub motors are more reliable and less problematic. Our hub motors give the board an aesthetically pleasing appearance to the overall design. Hub-motors are much quieter than belt driven motors. More importantly, the hub motors board can be kicked like a regular board with or without battery. 
  • SHIPS FULLY ASSEMBLED AND READY TO RIDE - Save yourself the time and hassle of the assembly when you can ride your board instantly out of the box.


I am looking to review and demo boards if interested in sending me a board to review, please reach out.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Molded Earphones

Why can't Bragi and Decibullz team up and make the best wireless earphones? Bragi has the custom molded ones, but they are $500, this solution seems like it would benefit everyone.
For someone like me, tinnitus is every day and getting worse. I am always looking for ways to wash out the sound of everyday life. 
I'm just saying, the best wireless earphone, Bragi, since they can store music and you can leave your phone at home, and the custom fit of the Decibullz would be ideal.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Quiksilver Highline Airlift Vest

This hands down has to be the single most important piece of equipment that has come out in quite some time.
In my mind, this is not just for surfing, this is for all water sports, or at least most.

The Quiksilver Highline Airlift vest is designed for use by experienced adult surfers. Using it successfully requires strong swimming skills, ocean knowledge, collaboration with other surfers and lifeguards, and like the rest of your equipment — it must be cared for and used correctly. Proper use of the vest requires adherence to manufacturer’s instructions.

The Airlift vest is a safety tool, not a performance enhancer. Do not take greater risks while using this vest.

A new generation of big wave riding demands a new generation of water safety. That’s where the Airlift vest comes in. A culmination of years worth of research and development, the neoprene vest utilizes carbon-dioxide cartridges to help bring the wearer to the surface in heavy hold-down situations. It’s an innovative product designed for innovative surfing at the world’s heaviest waves.
Price not yet available.

Friday, September 15, 2017

New Running/Workout Gear All Should Know!

Gear Patrol

Has a great list of some new companies that you should know about. New styles, new fabric, new cut, all with a fresh perspective on how gear should perform, wash after wash, run after run.
Check it out!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Smith's New Helmets, AEROCORE, Are Better!

Overtake your competition with this revolutionary helmet. Providing maximum ventilation, superior aerodynamics, and improved protection, the Overtake is the ultimate racing helmet and a must have for any cyclist, in any event. Integrating proprietary technologies with best-in-class protection options, the AEROCORE™ construction featuring Koroyd® and MIPS® optional linings make the Overtake your ticket to ride.

Smith's objective and design philosophy behind AEROCORE™ construction is to increase airflow, improve temperature regulation resulting in fog-free vision and improve impact resistance. The objective was achieved through the combination of materials such as EPS and Koroyd®, a revolutionary new material that absorbs more energy upon impact when compared to international standards while increasing airflow. AEROCORE™ construction through the use of Koroyd® and EPS allows for more vents to be placed throughout the helmet without sacrificing protection and comfort.

Friday, June 30, 2017

World's first smartwatch you never have to recharge

My Former Cross Country coach, mentor, friend and all around great guy, Steven Gingo, turned me onto this watch.
Introducing the world’s first smartwatch powered by your body heat. Matrix Powerwatch.
The MATRIX PowerWatch is the world’s first smartwatch that you never have to charge. Powered by your body heat, it measures calories burned, activity level, and sleep using our advanced thermoelectric technology. It is the only smartwatch to feature a power meter which displays how much electrical power you are generating.

have to recharge
The PowerWatch runs off your body heat and when you take it off, your data is stored in memory and it goes to sleep; put it back on and the watch turns back on right where you left it. It's got a power meter that tells you how much electricity your body heat is producing.

Calorie Count
Sleep Tracker
Water Resistance 50m
With a Power App

Pre Order $139 not sure you can miss with that price.

Monday, June 26, 2017


Love this band, love this watch. Paneri, is one of the most exclusive, well built brands in the world. Not everyone likes how big and bulky they are, I for one, love them. This watch will get it done, from a night out on th etown, to diving the deepest trenches.

Unique edition of 100 units

Movement Automatic mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP XXX calibre, 13¼ lignes, 25 jewels, PANERAI personalised oscillating weight. Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour. Incabloc® anti-shock device. Power reserve 50 hours. 170 components. It is tested and certified by C.O.S.C.

Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date, Calculation of immersion time

Case Diameter 44mm, AISI 316 polished steel

Bezel Brushed steel. Anti - clockwise rotating bezel with graduated scale for measuring the duration of immersions and ratchet click at minute intervals.

Back Screw, steel

Device protecting the crown (protected as a trademark) brushed steel

Dial Blue with luminous dots and numerals. Date at 3 o'clock, small seconds at 9 o'clock.

Crystal Sapphire crystal formed of corundum

Water Resistance 30 bar (~300 metres)

Strap Caoutchouc, Black, -, 24/22 MM Standard