Monday, December 28, 2009

Mission Workshop / Weatherproof Cargo Backpacks / Vandal

Anther backpack, one that might haul everything that you need. The Vandal is a weatherproof backpack made for the city cyclist, commuter or anyone else that carries the world on their shoulders. Think of the Vandal as your bag of all trades. Messenger bag durability, cargo expansion, long haul comfort, indifference to weather - what other bag can you stuff to capacity and then seamlessly expand to swallow a case of your favorite brew?

The Vandal's weatherproof pockets and compartments are made of urethane coated nylon and are completely free of PVC. The zippers are also urethane coated for weather resistance. The rain-proof main compartment has a roll top closure.

The backpack suspension features an internal frame, EVA foam and a breathable mesh backing for comfort and stability under the heavy loads this beast can handle. More..

Monday, December 21, 2009


The Moticon SkiGo Electronic Skiing System records the skiers position in real time with sensors incorporated in the insoles of the ski boot and sends this info back to the skier with immediate audio feedback via headphones. For example, if you're is too far in a supine position, you'd be instructed to lean forward. Here's a great simple way to learn how to ski. This product isn't on the market yet, but this seems like a great product idea!

Moticon was published in June 2009 as a spin-off of the TU Munich, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Department of Sports equipment and materials, founded. We have set ourselves the goal of supporting the active patient and patient when training. Our sensory products help to improve movement, optimize the body's momentum while avoiding miscarriage or of congestion.

The founders of Moticon all enthusiastic athlete since her youth in various disciplines, is the first time succeeded in integrating the necessary technology in the smallest space, and thus realize digital coaching as a mass-market application. Our products consist of shoes and a sensor device. The sensors measure the movements of the soles of the human body and thereby identify stress and acceleration data. A processing module evaluates the data and transmits to a terminal. With the help of voice prompts that are formulated as statements of a personal trainer, the user receives feedback about his movements and learn to improve them - through targeted training and the ability to select exercises - to.

Here the fun comes in the movement never too short!

And: The development and production of products as well as supplying products exclusively in Germany.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2010 SBR Multisports Intensive 3-Day Swim Camp

Be quick and start your season fast.

January 22-24 ∙ Islamorada, Florida Keys
February 19-21 ∙ Islamorada, Florida Keys

The SBR Swim Camp for triathletes and long distance swimmers is designed to enhance your swim stroke and prepare you for the season ahead. We offer every swimmer a challenging, fun and educational experience. This three day camp includes 10+ hours of small group focus to make you stronger in the pool and increase your confidence level for open water swimming.
Our camp is designed to create a positive, supportive environment for both age group and elite swimmers. We will focus on showing you an efficient and powerful stroke and help you understand your movements in the water and their relationship to stroke efficiency. A coach will monitor your strengths and weaknesses and work with you to build an individual swim workout plan for 2010.

Each session will be held at the beautiful 50 meter outdoor pool at the Founders Park in Islamorada, Florida. Open water swim sessions will be held in the crystal clear waters of the Florida Keys. Islamorada is located 90 minutes from Miami Int’l Airport.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Kill Time Without the iPhone

Imagine a Rubik's Cube that actually makes you smarter; an Erector Set that never stops erecting; a Hula Hoop you don't look ridiculous playing with; Silly Putty that isn't silly; cram it all in a jar, turn the fun up to 11, and you've got BuckyBalls!

Each set contains 216 powerful rare earth magnets that can be shaped, molded, torn apart and snapped together in UNLIMITED WAYS. Make sculptures, puzzles, patterns, shapes, stick stuff to the fridge, invent a new game—trying to find something more useful is useless.
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Mountain Hardwear: Ardica

Heat your core and charge your electronics - with Mountain Hardwear's Radiance and Refugium Jackets

Designed to work with the Moshi Power System by Ardica Technologies, Mountain Hardwear's most advanced snowsports jackets provide continuous heat and can charge and power personal electronics.

Enjoy 8.6 hours of continuous heat on the low setting.
Runs power on any electronic accessory requiring less than 10 watts - cell phones, MP3 Music Players, GPS devices, lights, satellite phones.
Rechargeable power source. Charge electronics by a USB cable (included) – provides approximately 20 charges without needing a recharge.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Gift Ideas for Triathletes

For more on this go to - Trifuel
Stocking Stuffers
Here are some small gift ideas that any triathlete would enjoy this holiday season.
• Help any triathlete save time getting secured in their running shoes with a set of Xtenex Laces. These unique laces have an elastic core and a series of knots along the entire length of the lace at consistent length intervals. Stretch the lace and the knots disappear, release the tension and the knots reappear. The more knots between the eyelets on the shoes lessens the tension; the fewer knots between eyelets increases tension. This technology enhances footwear fit, comfort and performance. They are available in a wide variety of colors! MSRP: $19.95 (
• Here is a little something for the triathlete who has accomplished the ultimate test of endurance or one day dreams of doing so - a Silver M-Dot key chain. The nice thing about this key chain is that it’s not made out of plastic; it’s a nice hunk of metal and has a nice price to go with it. MSRP: $7.95 (
• Triathlon involves spending a lot of time training and/or racing on a bike which can cause chafing in some sensitive areas. Here is a product that will make a triathlete’s ride more comfortable, DZ Nuts high viscosity chamois cream. DZ Nuts is scientifically formulated to minimize the effects of chafing and burning every time they ride. MSRP: $23.00 (
• Here is a good stocking stuffer, a pair of SLS3 Compression Sox. Their innovative graduated compression technology maximizes the blood circulation in the muscles. The supportive effect and the compression of the SLS3 Compression Sox reduce the muscle vibration drastically, which leads to less damage of the soft tissue and less sore muscles. This will improve their performance in training, competition and recovery. MSRP: $57.95 (
• A bike mechanical issue is bound to happen to any triathlete. The end result after fixing the problem could be dirty and greasy hands. How about getting them some Grease Monkey Wipes so they can cleanup after their unfortunate situation. Grease Monkey Wipes are individually packaged cleaning wipes that use an all-natural citrus formula to easily remove grease, grime, oil or other messes from skin and surfaces. They can store one in their bike bag or tuck one in their jersey when training or racing. MSRP: $11.99 for 12 Wipes (

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Tubbs Velocity

Did you know that you can burn more calories snowshoeing than you can walking, running or cross country skiing at the same pace?

The perfect way to stay in shape in the winter, snowshoeing provides cross training adventurers, marathon runners or casual joggers a great alternative to an indoor workout.

Tubbs Velocity is a gender neutral, lightweight, easy to use snowshoe great for packed-trail running and walking. Coming in at just 22” long, its slim and sleek design provides the efficiency needed to keep moving forward.
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Rad Boob Club- Female Freeskiers for Breast Cancer

We are a group of young female freeskiers passionate about raising awareness in the fight against breast cancer. We've worked together to print a ski calendar to raise money for breast cancer education, research and support for young women battling the disease. You can help by telling your friends, buying a calendar and checking out our site! Thank you for your support and happy turns!

Monday, December 07, 2009

New Ski/Snowboard Technology

From Be Sportier
"New snowboard technology or we should say snowsport goggle technology like these Recon Goggles may make things a little more futuristic. This new snowboard technology will in essence be a ski and snowboard goggle where you view your cellphone screen, your speed and altitude on a small display on the inside of the goggle lens. Recon Goggles will feature a 15mm diagonal micro display will provide you with your real-time speed, jump hang-time, vertical gain/loss, altitude, temperature and will even include a stopwatch and GPS capability for rescue situations (great safety perk). Recon, a Vancouver company, is even trying to enable the goggle lens to show you where your friends are on the mountain. A future release is supposed to have resort trail maps projected too! Out this coming Fall, the goggle will weigh 120 grams, and will come in two styles with the difference between the two being in the quality of the lens and resolution of the picture. Look for the Recon goggles to be available in Fall of 2010 for between $350 and $450."

PRO-TEC - IPS Hip Protector

Adjustable hard cap protection for where you need it most. IPS Hip Protectors have removable hard cap protection, so you can customize your pads the way you want them. Slim, low- profile board-short styling.

With women’s specific fit and designed for women’s body types and likes, our IPS Hip Protector gives women the additional protection they might need to take their riding to the next level."

Revolution 26 heats up

From Road Cycling UK
Going into the evening it was the Rob Hayles’ Forza team who led the overall competition having performed well across the first evenings racing back in November. Before the nights racing began Rob was in bullish mood when asked how Team Forza would be approaching the nights racing.

“We’re gonna go on the attack again. It’s the best form of defence I think. But it’s going to be a different race tonight, there’s a lot of other guys here that weren’t here last time round and we’ll just have to wait and see but we’ve just got to try and get up there in as many races as we can”

Hot on the heels of Team Forza were the Slicks, led by Craig Maclean. Craig bagged a number of victories across the first Revolution underlining his teams sprint credentials, this time around his team would be boosted by the addition of Bradley Wiggins, a change that was immediately felt as Wiggins coasted to victory in the first bunch race of the night to set the early pace and draw first blood for the Slicks. Dean Downing of the Flyers summed up the feelings of the rest of the bunch about having Bradley back:

Friday, December 04, 2009

Mountain Hardwear Juggernaut EXP BackpacK

Luggage tough to find and even tougher to keep from getting destroyed. North Face's Base Camp duffle is one that comes to mind and can take a beating, and is semi waterproof. So when Mountain Hardware come out with the juggernaut, you have to add it to your collection.
Get a load of these specs:
- HardWear Tarp top panel sheds weather and protects contents
- Internal compression straps help close the bag when fully loaded, reducing strain on zipper
- TIG welded alloy frame is light weight and super strong
- Pull-out handle with molded grip
- 100mm diameter urethane skate wheels with ABEC 5 sealed bearings for a smooth, quiet roll on almost any surface
- 16” steel thru-axle holds wheels securely to frame - won’t break like common molded-plastic designs with independent axles for each wheel
- Beefy #10 zipper fully opens top lid to access contents
- Large, clear UVX window on exterior holds itineraries, etc.
- Dual side daisy chains for lashing to jeeps, buses and various beasts of burden