Friday, December 16, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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 Gizmodo.com, resulting in hundreds of other blogs picking it up.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Keep your iPhone safe, from water, dirt, snow and shock. Your LifeProof™ everyday case for iPhone 4/4S is sleek, refined, convenient and unobtrusive.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
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
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Cheers, Ke11y, you got to love the marketing.
Monday, October 31, 2011
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.
Friday, October 21, 2011
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.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
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.
The ReCoil is a 2011 IDEA Awards entry.
Very science-y indeed
Makes your stuff perfect (for you)
Makes your stuff last (really long)
Monday, October 03, 2011
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 mountainkhakis.com. (10) winners total for the two month promotion. Winners will be announced October 31st and November 30th.
Friday, September 30, 2011
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
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
Friday, September 23, 2011
- 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
Friday, September 16, 2011
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.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
THE H2 STORY
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.
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.
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."
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
This is one of the best ways to start a fire (on a grill of course).
THE LOOFTLIGHTER ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR LIGHTER FLUID.
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
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)
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
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 www.ufcgymtorrance.com, 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 www.ufcgym.com.
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 ufcgym.com.
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 www.nev.com.
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 UFC.com 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
Love Simplicity! Pack it up without looking into multiple pockets.Klettersack
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
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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
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.
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
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
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 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.
Airportgyms.com 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™
Airportgyms.com 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 AirportGyms.com, 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 airportgyms.com
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
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 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.