Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Who Wants A Slegoon? I Do



Slegooning is a new winter sport in which participants travel down a snow-covered slope in single person sledge-type crafts, called Slegoons, in full-contact races. They can continue even when overturned.

The Slegoon won first prize in the UK IOM3 Design Innovation in Plastics competition 2003, sponsored by Bayer AG, and has received international press, including Blueprint magazine.

It was recently featured on Core77 and, resulting in hundreds of other blogs picking it up.

Ok, if you have ever skied in Switzerland you know they have sledging yes sledging on most mountains, some even have courses set up, well this would be wild, crazy to take on the Swiss Alps. Hope they start to product. would be great to pull behind a quad as well.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Biking To Work With Kids

One of the biggest struggles that one faces when trying to go green is, how do I drop the kids off. Well now you can Double Dutch Bikes Taylor Cargo Bicycle makes it possible. What a deal at $1950, what can go wrong.


  • Powder coated Stainless steel frame
  • 20" Front wheel double walled alloy rim, stainless steel 48 spokes
  • 24" Rear wheel double walled alloy rim, stainless steel 36 spokes
  • Shimano 7Speed Coaster brake
  • V Brake Promax
  • Alloy 300 mm Suspension Saddlepin
  • 14mm Alloy rear carrier
  • Fully enclosed steel chain guard
  • Velo Brown leather look saddle & grips
  • 3 Pointed alloy buckled safety belts
  • Birch Wood Wooded carrier crate
  • Black Box protection Cover PVC 0,4mm, Including plastic lashes
  • PU leather bench soft seats
  • Battery powered front and rear lights
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    Life Proof iPhone Case

    Keep your iPhone safe, from water, dirt, snow and shock. Your LifeProof™ everyday case for iPhone 4/4S is sleek, refined, convenient and unobtrusive.
    • Ultra-slim and adds only 1/16” (1.5mm) to the depth of your iPhone and weighs less than an ounce (28g).
    • Unique combination of materials that will not stick to your pocket
    • Protects against every-day hazards—full IP-68 rating against water and dust, and designed to Military Specifications
    • Ability to swim and take underwater (2 meters/6.6ft depth). Optional adapter allows use of waterproof headphones underwater
    • Double AR-coated optical glass lenses provide unprecedented crystal-clear photo and video quality
    • High degree of shock and impact protection—tested to Military Specifications MIL-STD-810F-516.5 (2 meters/6.6ft drop on all surfaces and edges. 26 tests)
    • Fully sealed protection against minute dust particles
    • All phone features are operational while maintaining a high level of protection
    • Compatible with all iPhone 4's and 4S's (International, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon).

    Saturday, November 19, 2011

    Back Country Access, Stay Afloat on the Slopes

    Safety on the slopes is important, first we all started to wear helmets, great move. Now if you are going back country and hucking yourself off cliffs, well BCA (Backcountry Access), they have what you need.

    Preventing or minimizing burial depth is the key to reducing avalanche fatalities. That’s because the majority of time in an avalanche rescue is spent on excavating the victim. An airbag is designed to keep you at or near the surface, minimizing excavation time.
    Our Float avalanche airbags are the first airbags that are both affordable and easily reusable. A wide network of BCA-authorized refill centers provide unmatched service to Float purchasers. A small 2,700-psi (186 bar) compressed-air cylinder, single-chamber 150-liter airbag, and super efficient venturi system make the Float systems easy to refill, light and affordable.

    Friday, November 18, 2011

    MINUS 8, Astro Studio

    So we are all looking at movements of watches, hopefully they are swiss. Well The MINUS 8 brand, consisting of products designed in this West Coast culture, is proud of its position on the world stage and takes its name from this international nomenclature. Time is relative. We are only aware of its passing if change occurs. The MINUS 8 watch references our dependence on change through a series of subtle color shifts, each step only visible in the context of the others. This color shift is achieved through the process of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD.) PVD is an industrial coating process which is inherently time dependent. A raw stainless piece is placed in a vacuum chamber where a hard coating accumulates over time. More time in the chamber produces a thicker coating and a more opaque color. A new wave of watch designers are starting to hit the market, using swiss movements, putting more focus on design. They are great, Professional Watches, has a great assortment of new and old watches with great reviews. 

    If you are new to the scene check out the directory, to see what you have in front of you. Watch collecting is coming back, so get on the wagon before the prices of some of these new watches gets out of reach.

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Newton's New Racer, MV2

    Along comes a new shoe, you think to yourself, how good could it really be! REALLY GOOD, Newton's MV2, is lightweight, stable, flexible, and those lugs. If you have a 5k or 10k, I can't speak to anything above that, put these on, you will move. Not sure why but you just want to go faster, feel like you can go farther and just feel great the whole time, effortless.

    Tuesday, November 08, 2011

    Ke11y Slater, 11 World Titles!

    Kelly Slater captures another World Title, that makes 11!
    So in the world of sports, nothing come close to the 11 World ASP Titles. You can think what you like, but 11 titles in any sport is remarkable to say the least.
    Cheers, Ke11y, you got to love the marketing.

    Monday, October 31, 2011

    Augmented Reality, Good Use

    There are many uses for Agumented Reality Game companies are trying to figure out a good use, The Daemon, has some good examples of this as well, along with heads up display. This would fall into both. One delivering info while another updating items as you pass. 
    European Satellite Navigation Competition in Munich and this beautiful system won the competition. This is a True3D GPS navigation system designed by Making Virtual Solid (MVS-California). In this solution the images are projected onto cars’ windshield to provide a non-distracting and transparent route guidance. With True3D a 3D surrounding is projected over the real world keeping drivers’ eyes on the road. There are virtual road signs for potential hazards and an opportunity that advertisers would love to get their hands to display business logos floating over them. 

    Virtual Cable™

    Virtual Cable™ is an augmented reality (AR) application for automotive navigation. The system, using our breakthrough
    true-3D technology
    , presents a wayfinding line visible right through the windshield; presenting the information as a natural part of the landscape. As you can see in the video below, the line appears to be stretched over the road for several hundered yards in front of the car, above the street-level activity of traffic.
    Current GPS systems distract the driver's gaze from the road to animated two-dimensional maps, with a distinct lag as the brain interprets the map information and applies it to the route. Often several glances are required to resolve the differences between the "cartoon version" of the GPS data and the real world. The Virtual Cable™, with its naturalistic perspective and foreshortening, appears to the driver as a solid overhead cable, showing turn-by-turn information way before the driver needs to act on it.
    This  is a s

    Friday, October 21, 2011

    New Vision, Kayak!

    Interesting take on Kayaking. I see that the body is secure but how about the legs. Design is wonderful and if this could transform into a workable solution I am all for it, especially when surfing in the waves.
    Freestyle kayaking is a relatively young offshoot of the canoe sport, where athletes perform maneuvers similar to those of skaters, snowboarders or surfers. This freestyle kayak design by David Laudert aims to improve upon the ergonomics, appearance, and overall user connection to the kayak. The athlete “fuses” with the hull and is fully supported within the interior without the use of straps that normally hold an athlete in place, relieving the fear of getting stuck under the boat in the event that it turns over and simultaneously enhancing the adrenaline-pumping experience.
    Designer: David Laudert

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011


    Each piece in the DemonBell line started individually with an ornamental design inspired from various global and cultural influences. Through extensive testing and evaluation of working prototypes, we have finally produced the fully functional works of art you see here. Each directional weight carries its own unique modifications, from anatomically designed handle grips and specific weight distribution for balance, to specially angled backs to match forearm angles during snatch movements. We designed each DemonBell while paying as much attention to function as we did form.

    In blending these ergonomic improvements with the art and tradition of warrior cultures around the globe, we’ve created a new brand, a more performance-oriented bell that truly represents the aggressive and competitive nature of our shared communities—CrossFit, Navy SEAL, Military, Fire Department, Law Enforcement, MMA. You know what it takes to excel in your arena, you know what it takes to dig deep within yourself, to find that motivation to complete that one last rep, that one last step.

    We created DemonBells to reflect that mentality, and to inspire you as well as enable you to push yourself even more. There is beauty in movement, elegance in form, and aggression and passion in art. Move and be moved. This is Art in Motion. These are DemonBells.

    SnowMiner Headlamp/Lantern

    This simply small and powerful headlamp is what you have been looking for. Not that you needed another head lamp this one can be converted to a lantern, really we would have never thought of that!

    Snow Peak’s new headlamp, the SnowMiner offers a high quality headlamp that easily transforms into a hanging lantern. The backpacker can now light up the trail and the tent in a compact and lightweight solution.  The SnowMiner’s smart and patent pending design allows for the lens to be easily removed with a single hand, converting to an amazing ambient light spanning 180 degrees.  The multi-function, sleek design, and long battery life are all included in this new product, the SnowMiner. 

    Tuesday, October 04, 2011

    Dumbbells Pull Back!

    The ReCoil Workout System combines two existing fitness products: a dumbbell and a resistance band. A resistance band is coiled up inside each pod, which are color-coated based on their level of resistance. Each pod can screw onto either the specially designed dumbbell or curl bar, allowing the users to customize their own dumbbell by screwing on the desired pods.
    Credits: Emron Jackson Henry and Professor Bryan Howell, IDSA of Brigham Young University
    Contact: Emron Henry:

    The ReCoil is a 2011 IDEA Awards entry.

    Sugru, Hacking Things Together!

    Very science-y indeed

    Extremely clever scientists have been working on sugru for over 5 years to give it as many great physical properties as possible, so it can be as versatile and useful as possible for you.

    Makes your stuff perfect (for you)

    Why are so many products just so bad? Uncomfortable tin openers, leaky trainers, they get our goat! Why should you have to spend $30 on a designer tin opener? You shouldn't! Hack the one you have instead. Power to the (handy) people!

    Makes your stuff last (really long)

    sugru can help you dramatically prolong the life of your stuff. By applying in some cases even a teeny tiny bit to your things, you get to keep them for much longer and decrease your impact on our wee world. Repair with gusto!

    Bouncing Together

    Monday, October 03, 2011

    Give the Shirt Off Your Back!

    Today through November 27th, MK is rewarding you for donating the shirt off your back to a local charity. 

    Here's the deal: donate a new or gently-used shirt to your local MK Retailer. For your generous donation, you will receive $20 off one MK Original MountainTop. Plus, the more shirts you donate, the more Original MountainTops you'll receive at $20 off (1:1). All donated shirts will be given by your MK Retailer to a local charity of their choice. 

    Also, share the spirit of giving & win on Facebook! Post a picture of yourself donating a shirt on the MK Facebook page, and you'll be entered to win free MK apparel. 

    Details, details. Offer valid only at participating MK retailers nationwide. For each shirt you donate, you will receive a $20 discount toward an MK Original MountainTop. The discount applies only to MK Original MountainTops (Stagecoach Jacket, Stagecoach Vest, Old Faithful Sweater, Original Mountain Denim Shirt, Teton Flannel Shirt, Teton Twill Shirt, Trapper Henley) and only one discount can be redeemed per item purchased. MK t-shirts & hoodies are not eligible for the discount. The discount(s) must be used the same day you donate for in-stock merchandise only. Promotion ends November 27, 2011.

    Facebook Contest: (5) lucky MK fans will be chosen each month at random to receive a $75 MK Teton gift card to be redeemed online at (10) winners total for the two month promotion. Winners will be announced October 31st and November 30th. 

    Friday, September 30, 2011

    Carver Bike Surf Racks

    Biking to the beach, that is dedication. It also shows the true free spirit, living simply. Well Carver Surf Racks , is dedicated to just that, getting you to the beach, being green. 

    All aluminum constructions are the Carver Surf Racks product. Born on the North Shore of Hawaii, Carver Surf Racks has evolved into the industry standard for bicycle, residential surfboard transportation and rack systems. Our new "Kompact System" is a feature not to be overlooked. It conveniently stows your surf rack out of the way when not in use....
     Mounts to Seatposts 25mm to 31.8mm
     Tig welded 6061 Alloy
     Great for Full Suspension Mountain Bikes
    CSR Mini Installation
    The Carver Surf Rack Mini is small but strong enough for boards up to 8'0". Unlike other brands, this surf rack mounts via the seat post as not to crush, scratch or mar your nice bike frame. Also this feature allows you to mount this surf rack onto mountain bikes, full suspension bikes, and bicycles with unusual frame tube shapes.

    Loosen 5mm bolts with 5mm allen wrench
     Open Clamp
     Snug bolts back on clamps around seat post
     Put surf rack on slight angle towards the rear wheel
     Insert carrier arms into clamps
     Adjust carrier arms to desired width and tighten all bolts snugly
    Check push pins
    Go Surf!

    Friday, September 23, 2011

    Six Six One Long Sleeve Protection, Subgear Compression

    Compression + Padding = Subgear Compression 

    In a never ending pursuit of innovation in protection, SIXSIXONE introduces Subgear. Subgear combines the advantages of anti-microbial compression top garment with the protection of Intella-foam and EVA foam. The result is the perfect undergarment for motocross.
    • Mesh window in the upper back area for added breathability
    • SubGear utilizes an anti-microbial 4-Way compression fabric called Dri-Kool.
    • Wicks moisture off skin while keeping the rider cool, even on hot days.
    • Strategic amounts of Intella-Foam are light and absorb sudden hard impacts more than traditional EVA foam four times its thickness.
    • Flat-lock stitching eliminates irritating seams.

    Monday, September 19, 2011

    Scared and Excited At The Same Time

    The fear of falling is definatly present in this video, at the same time you keep wondering how amazing this must feel. 

    Experience Zero Gravity from Betty Wants In on Vimeo.

    Friday, September 16, 2011

    Bike Rack Meets Garage, Not Any More!

    Some of have done this, some have done it multiple times and yes the description on the picture is about how you feel. Forget about putting a cone in front when you leave, stickers on the outside of the door as a warning, the Headsup system is your answer. 

    Bikes. Kayaks. Roof-rack gear. The HeadsUp System is a new, smarter way to protect them all from getting racked. It's a garage-mounted wireless gear alert system that detects when you return home with gear on the roof. When HeadsUp senses your gear, the system alerts you to STOP - so you don't drive into the garage with your gear still on the roof.

    The HeadsUp System is a wireless system that keeps you and your gear from getting racked. Just one distracted moment coming home can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your gear, vehicle and garage, so let the HeadsUp System watch out for you.
    The system includes an LED alert sign that mounts in your garage, tiny wireless tags that go on your gear, and a wireless alerter that sits in your vehicle. When you return home with your gear on the roof, the alert sign lights up in your garage and the alerter sounds a tone inside your vehicle - reminding you to stop and unload your gear before driving into the garage!

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    Simplifying Life, Easy Ride

    As everything gets tougher, the one thing that you can count on is being able to tinker with your own car, without any technical gear. Going into the garage turning the key and on goes the car, no checking the electronics, seat belts, airbags, simple..
    The Bronco is one of those simple american through back cars or trucks, before they called it an SUV.
    ICON4x4Design's 1968 Ford Bronco

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    Ironman 2011

    It is coming and coming fast. As most of us wind down are season so are the pro's, doing last minute races before moving to the island for a couple weeks. Not sure that is such a bad thing, Seems every year more pro's seem to spend a considerably more time on Kona before the race, can't say that I blame them. Spending more time on the island make you more accustom to culture and settings, no food problems hopefully. Note sure how it will all play out the field is stacked and everyone is lining up to be the next champ. Will it be Chrissy or Crowie, who just won his second 70.3 World Title.

    Tuesday, September 06, 2011

    U.S. Needs more H2 Bike Run place.

    The U.S.A. needs more H2 Bike Run places.


    H2 was created by cyclist commuter Piers Slater who spent 10 years showering and changing in cramped offices and health clubs. Eventually tired of using poor facilities he decided to create a solution.

    Cyclist/runner commuters numbers were growing and there was a lack of bike parking or showering/changing facilities for their staff. He saw that a club providing these elements would not only prove attractive to the individual consumer market but could offer a solution for many corporate occupiers. Experts from the fitness and cycle industry were brought together and H2 was born.

    The team identified running and cycling as the fasting growing forms of exercise set about being instrumental in promoting outdoor fitness for cyclists and runners. Extras such as cycle repair, retail, dry cleaning and laundry service were introduced as well as running clubs and outdoor circuit training.  Cycling and running is cool and H2 wanted to create a space that people aspired to be part of.
    Urban Reef were commissioned to design H2 Soho.  The brief was to create an urban chic club that combined convenience and quality creating a sanctuary for our members. Technology and design ensure the customer can pass through the club as effortlessly and quickly as required or dwell and enjoy the ambience.  Eighteen months of research and design brought together all the best elements of the fitness, hotel and retail sectors to create a truly unique product. The attention to detail in shower, locker and club design has been obsessive at times to ensure our product is the best.  H2 Ride sit at the heart of the club providing the focal point and energy which the rest of the club draws from.

    H2 set out to give the member a premium product, a low cost entry level for membership, and, unlike many gyms, a completely transparent pricing policy and no contract.   Slater states, “ Our vision is to create a product that is aspirational but available to all, we will have members who have a base membership at £27.99 and those who take the 5 star service with locker, dry cleaning ecetera, but both will experience, love and appreciate H2 with equal gusto. Customers have the flexibility to tailor H2 to their level of use and budget, that is what really excites us.” Technology has played a key part of this and the bespoke H2 membership system allows customers to manage their account and bookings online. 
    Research revealed that most runner/cyclist commuters achieved their aerobic exercise on their journey, but there was a significant number who still required top up training. In response, the team decided to include a Core Conditioning Zone (a gym), a Spinning® studio and treatment room, all providing members with the means to complement their outdoor exercise effectively. He continues, “essentially members carry out their aerobic exercise on the way to and from work and use our gym area for a gym work out. For me it is quite simple I would rather run round Hyde Park with my Ipod and see the sky than be in a hot basement on a treadmill running at a wall and not burning us much calories. Our members get it.”

    The team identified that customers were fed up with paying for services in the gym they did not use and seeing the expansion of the budget gyms H2 identified a demand for a niche quality club.  H2'ers pay a low monthly membership fee and buy credits for H2 Ride (£3 per class), Personal Training and Sports Therapy as they go.  The gym and running club are included within the membership price starting from £19.99 per month.  Slater said "it is quite simple, we operate our joining and booking online as far as possible reducing our sales costs and overheads which we pass on to our customers."

    Inspired by the Spinning® studios of New York, H2 met with Spin experts Sarah and Sandro Morelli. Their combined vision gave birth to H2 Ride – a dedicated room for Spinners® and cycle training, providing the best Spinning® experience London has to offer and taking the sport to a totally new level.  Sarah Morelli enthuses, "H2 Ride  is awesome, we cater for all levels competence and provide an adrenalin fueled experience which fits into your busy day."  Slater finishes, "H2 Ride is out there, it is such a great fun way to exercise, we are already seeing huge demand and we have plans that will take it to new levels." 
    The H2 team want to make a difference to how we commute and work out and invite you to join us on our adventure.

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011

    Burn Baby, Burn!

    This is one of the best ways to start a fire (on a grill of course).


    In Sweden alone, lighter fluid consumption adds up to at least 10 million bottles a year.* This figure does not include disposable grills or petroleum lighter cubes. Since lighter fluid burns at a low temperature it emits a lot of toxic hydrocarbons when ignited. Lighter fluid is based on fossile gasoline and is part of the problem with global warming. Use of lighter fluid and petroleum products in the barbeque always affects the food.

    Monday, August 15, 2011

    RedSea Watches, the Six Pounder!

    It seems as though many more watches are starting to come out, in fact many good looking and functional watches are starting to be wanted and worn. It is great to see RedSea make that transition, plus the price is dead on $695. Done

    Inspired by the pirates’ name for cannons, the Six Pounder features rugged construction and unique styling. The hands replicate a cannon with lumed cannon balls. The sweeping Miyota 9015 movement second hand illuminates at the tip – looking like a burning cannon wick as it moves around the dial.

    Case: 44mm 316L Stainless Steel (or PVD)
    Lugs: 22mm
    Height: 14mm
    Movement: Miyota 9015 (28,800 BPH)
    Lume: LÜM-TEC® (Blue)
    Water Resistant: 300M
    Crystal: AR Undercoated Sapphire
    3 bands included with every watch
    5 Link Diver Bracelet, Nato, and Rubber

    Available in Stainless Steel or Black PVD

    SENNA, in theaters NOW!

    Not much to say, whatever type of racing you do Senna captures how you should do it, all out, all the time.

    Friday, August 05, 2011


    Lafayette, CA (USA) July 25, 2011 – Quickly becoming a leader in the fitness industry thanks to its state-of-the-art facilities, innovative training techniques and revolutionary incorporation of Mixed Martial Arts, UFC® Gym™ announced today that it will begin construction on its latest location in Torrance, Calif. Expected to open in early 2012, the Torrance UFC Gym will be located in the Torrance Promenade at 19800 Hawthorne Blvd. #420. It is the fourth UFC Gym location, with three other locations in Concord, Rosemead and Corona, Calif., respectively.

    “We’re excited to break ground on another UFC Gym location in Torrance, California,” UFC President Dana White said. “When we started UFC Gyms, our goal was to raise the bar in the fitness industry. That’s exactly what we’re going to do in Torrance. We’re going to give residents there an amazing lifestyle experience.”

    At over 40,000 square-feet, UFC Gym Torrance will feature all of the amenities seen in traditional fitness facilities, plus the cutting-edge training techniques that have helped the brand emerge as an undeniable force in the industry. With MMA programming such as Muay Thai kickboxing, jiu jitsu, self-defense classes, and team-oriented Daily Ultimate Training, as well as one-of-a-kind offerings such as a 32-foot Octagon®, UFC Kid’s Gym Fitness, Octagon Training Disciplines, and High-Octane Conditioning, UFC Gym Torrance will help members of all ages realize results like never before.

    “The results people are achieving at UFC Gym are remarkable,” UFC Gym Senior Vice President Adam Sedlack said. “We look forward to providing members of the Torrance community an opportunity to “train different” and change their lives, incorporating something for everyone. From the young adult to the working professional, and everyone in between, UFC Gym provides unique training regimes for all ages and fitness levels.”

    Potential members will have an opportunity to join at a reduced rate prior to the facility opening at the UFC Gym enrollment center located in suite 224 of the Torrance Promenade. For more information check out, or call 877-2-UFCGYM. UFC Gym currently has three locations in operation (Concord, CA, Rosemead, CA, Corona, CA), with a fifth in the works, (Honolulu, Hawaii) and plans to continue its rapid expansion. For more information on locations worldwide, visit

    About UFC® GYM™
    UFC® Gym™ is the first major brand extension of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the all-time industry leader in the sport of mixed martial arts. In alliance with New Evolution Ventures™ (NeV), developers of many of the world’s most successful fitness brands, the UFC Gym brand gives UFC enthusiasts and fitness seekers of all ages the opportunity to practice the training techniques of famed UFC athletes.

    Offering a full-range of group fitness classes, private MMA training, personal and group dynamic training, plus MMA style youth programming, UFC Gym creates something for all ages and fitness levels. As the first to combine the world of mixed martial arts and fitness, UFC Gym has developed an atmosphere where members can see immediate results.

    UFC Gym is the ultimate fitness experience. The brand is not what you expect, and more than you can imagine, aiming to continue revolutionizing the fitness industry. For more information, please visit

    About New Evolution Ventures™ (NeV)
    Based in Northern California, New Evolution Ventures (NeV) is a private equity firm focused on the acquisition, development, and operations management of fitness, media and sports entities both domestically and internationally.

    Founded in 2008 by Mark Mastrov, Jim Rowley and Mike Feeney, the current team of NeV professionals is shaping the world of fitness, media, and sports one brand at a time. In 2009, NeV partnered with Frank Fertitta, Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White, owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, to launch UFC® Gym™ brands across the United States. To date, there are three UFC Gym sites in California with more facilities expected soon. With a foundation representing over a century of business experience, NeV currently has operations and investments in over 20 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit

    About Ultimate Fighting Championship®
    Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC® produces over 12 UFC live Pay-Per-View events annually around the world. UFC programming is distributed in the United States on Viacom, Inc.’s Spike TV and on Comcast, Inc.’s VERSUS network. UFC content is distributed commercially through Joe Hand Promotions in the U.S. and Canadastar in Canada. Globally, UFC programming is broadcast in over 135 countries and territories, reaching 597 million homes worldwide, in 21 different languages.

    UFC® also boasts a powerful presence online, with attracting over six million unique visitors per month, while also possessing one of the most powerful social media followings in all of professional sports. To date, UFC has over six million fans on Facebook and nearly 300,000 followers on Twitter. In addition, UFC President Dana White is one of the most accessible and most followed executives in sports with over 1.5 million followers on Twitter. On January 22, 2011, UFC continued to set trends in social media, becoming the first major sports league to stream live, broadcast quality action on Facebook.

    Ancillary businesses include the best-selling UFC “Undisputed” videogame franchise distributed by THQ, UFC Gym™, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo™ festivals, branded apparel, trading cards, articulated action figures and other media including best-selling DVDs and a bimonthly magazine.

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    Pack Without All The Pockets, Klettersack

    Love Simplicity! Pack it up without looking into multiple pockets.


    Our classic Klettersack. An ideal travel companion, workmate or pack mule for the daily hike in the hills. We use 1000d Cordura for the exterior and coated pack cloth for an entirely lined inner compartment. Our natural leather lash tabs are perfect for securing extra gear or attaching a bike light.

    All of our bags are handmade in our LEED Certified shop here in Colorado.

    Dimensions: 12″w x 18″h x 6″d

    Materials: 1000d CORDURA® fabric outer with coated pack cloth liner.

    Features: Natural leather lash tabs, plastic and metal military spec hardware, heavy duty straps reinforced with seatbelt webbing, inner drawstring closure and zippered top pocket.

    Colors: Black, Duck Camo, Olive, Silver, Khaki


    Wednesday, July 06, 2011

    Simple Solution To A Old Problem

    Simple, it is amazing that simple solutions can still be created to old problems. Being without a bottle opener has happened to all of use, try to use your wedding ring, side of a table, even your teeth can have there own problems.
    Well easy open, Designer: Gonglue Jiang is the answer.

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    Niner Bikes

    You have to love this bike. Sleek, reminds you of a hard tail and cruiser built into a Niner.

    Carbon full suspension from the only 29er only mountain bike company
    Patented CVA suspension is efficient in every chainring. You won’t find this design on other bikes.
    100mm of race-ready rear suspension
    Compatible with 100 - 120mm tapered forks
    Custom valved Fox Float RP23 with Kashima coating
    Custom forged suspension linkage and unique Niner suspension hardware
    Next generation internal cable routing
    Precise alloy hardware interfaces for brakes and derailleurs (direct mount front der)
    Introducing the Jet 9 RDO, Niner’s first carbon full suspension frame.

    The swooping curves and strong lines of this frame began with testing data based on our own and competitor’s products, helping us to determine baseline tube shapes and thicknesses for best performance. Applied to a set of design parameters, this data also drove our targets for strength, stiffness and damping characteristics. The result - an aesthetically striking

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    Endurance Back on TV

    Who remembers the Discovery Channel Endurance Race, well it seems like another company is trying to make it main stream. Let hope.

    July 23 - 31, 2011
    BC's West Kootenay

    One of the world's oldest and most-recognized expedition adventure races, Raid the North Extreme returns with it's eighth edition in 2011. The West Kootenay will provide an inspiring and challenging race course in true Raid the North Extreme style - Real Wilderness, Real Navigation, Real Adventure.

    Over 6 days, four-person co-ed teams will navigate a 500km+ expedition over an unmarked route by paddling, trekking, trail running, mountain biking, and using fixed ropes through the wild and historic West Kootenay of British Columbia.

    Adventure Racers
    As a traditional adventure race, RTNX features only four-person coed teams. Frontier provides teams with a true wilderness expedition experience: armed with maps and a compass, they must select their own routes between checkpoints, often navigating more than 75kms with no course markings. Only magnetic north and a sense of adventure will guide their way. Since 1999, teams have traveled from all corners of the globe to be at the start line of RTNX.

    Monday, May 16, 2011

    MtEverClimb — Continuous Rope Climbing System

    In the fall of 1999, something happened that set the wheels in motion for a new invention. At Northern High School, Accident, MD, the rope climb in the gym was removed due to high liability insurance. It was considered too dangerous for students to climb thirty feet without safety equipment.

    Darren Kamp, Avilton, MD, who graduated from Northern in 1983 and had used the rope climb during his training for wrestling, had two sons attending Northern at the time. They were also involved in wrestling. He felt that the rope climb was a good exercise, and he didn't want to see it eliminated. Darren decided to create a safe way to climb rope with the help of his brother, Kelby Kamp, Avilton, MD. Together, they came up with Mt. EverClimb, a continuous rope-climbing machine that simulates actual rope climbing.

    "After five years of work through trial and error, I felt we had built a rope climb exercise machine," Darren said. "This one piece of equipment enables users to achieve a full-body strength and cardio workout. Some of the benefits of this type of combined anaerobic and aerobic training include increased strength, lean body mass, improved posture and muscle balance, and increased bone density."

    The machine features a heavy-duty welded tubular steel frame, a pulley wheel, and a looped rope that creates a continuous climbing action. A front-mounted switch box allows the user to control speed, power, and direction of the rope.

    Realizing that he had a unique product with no rival on the market, Darren went to the Invention Submission Corporation (ISC) for assistance in obtaining a patent for the machine (patent pending). ISC also drew up a basic information package on marketing for the product.

    The brothers continued to improve the product, and in 2007 Darren met with Beverley Williams, a small business consultant in Garrett County, MD. She took an interest in the product, and introduced him to Casey Willson of the Maryland Small Business Development Center. "Beverley and Casey helped me get a grant from some marketing assistance provided by The Minor Group Inc. (TMG)," Darren explained.

    TMG provided a marketing study with recommendations in the fall of 2007, and the next year, the brothers applied for a safety test with the Long Island, N.Y. branch of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. The application was accepted and is in process.

    In the meantime, a fitness trainer in LaVale, MD, has been using a Mt. EverClimb prototype in her center for the past two months. "This trainer is very enthusiastic about the machine, uses it personally, and has several clients now using it in their training sessions," Darren said.

    The machine has numerous safety and adjustable features that allow individuals to exercise at their own pace, accommodating users at any workout level. It offers a controlled environment within a limited amount of space for a safe climbing experience. The machine can be used for conditioning for the upper body, arms, and shoulders, hands, lower back, legs, and knees.

    Darren feels that Mt. EverClimb is ready at this point, thanks to personal financial input and assistance from friends, as well as business consulting advice through the Garrett County Economic Development contract for consulting services with Beverley Williams.

    "An old saying I live by has kept me going and gotten me to this point," Darren said. "I worked for so long with so little that I can do anything with nothing."

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Land Rover Defender, PLEASE!

    Please, pretty please can you import. Easy to use, easy to care for, easy to run, just plain easy.
    Not sure what the problem is or why it is not imported, the Land Rover is a staple of the off road vehicle, from farm use to city driving, no one looks better in a Land Rover Defender.

    Airport Gyms

    Airport Gyms is the fastest growing and most comprehensive community on the Internet for the FREE (please consider donating to keep this service free) listing of airport gyms, airport exercise clubs, gyms in an airport, and airport fitness centers available in and around US (and now Canadian) airports today. was started in 2002 with the explicit purpose of providing exercise and health conscious travelers with a community and FREE service on the Internet for finding ulterior means of working out while in airports and terminals in and around the US and Canada. Our goal is to make available locations, costs, details of all US (and Canadian) airport gyms and fitness centers made available to us. That is why or motto is Exercise on The Fly™ currently relies on user interaction to build its database of airport gyms and airport fitness centers in and around select major airports and terminals. Therefore, we rely on you and your feedback about the airport workout centers you are familiar with to make this service possible. For this FREE service we ask only that you please contact us with any information about an airport gym you are aware of that we do not have listed.

    At, you will find that the big chain gyms like 24-Hour Fitness, LA Fitness, Bally's and Gold's Gyms are routinely listed as well as the smaller local gyms and hotels with gyms near airports.

    Currently, as our database of airport gyms and gyms in and around airport terminals grows, we provide this service FREE. As well, this service only has the option of searching via state to see a listing of airport gyms and workout centers in airports in that state. As the service expands, so will the options available at

    This site is a community effort for the health conscious travelers, by health conscious travelers. Now you can stay fit and healthy while traveling to your destination and Exercise on The Fly™

    Friday, April 08, 2011

    Burton & Nokia Push Together

    Push Snowboarding is an open snowboarding innovations platform.

    By combining the technical expertise of both Nokia and Burton, we're creating kit capable of providing insights into what's happening both physically and mentally to snowboarders - making visible what until now has been invisible.

    But this isn't just a collaboration between ourselves, it's also a collaboration between snowboarders and developers worldwide. That's why we're making all of these insights open. Our raw test data is yours if you want it, and so even is the detail of how we're making the technology behind it all.

    We're still refining the technology, it's not perfect yet by anymeans. This is why we are testing openly and seeking feedback from both the snowboarding and technology communities. We're interested in anything you have to say.

    Monday, April 04, 2011

    Profile Design Fast Forward Seat Post

    Profile has made the field a little more equal. For those wanting to get into Tri's but don't have 3k or more to dump on a supper fast sled well then try the Fast Forward, the Fast Forward Aluminum is a triathlon and time trial specific seatpost that, when used with a standard road geometry frame, allows the rider to obtain a position commonly found with steeper seat-tube angled triathlon and time trial bikes.
    This year just got a little more exciting.