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.

Never
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
Steps
Sleep Tracker
Water Resistance 50m
With a Power App

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



Monday, June 26, 2017

LUMINOR SUBMERSIBLE AUTOMATIC ACCIAIO - 44MM - Paneri

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


Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Altra IQ, Now Were Getting Somewhere!


Everything is trying to connect your life and what you do. Nike tried this 10+ years ago, now Altra Running is integrating the electronics into the shoe itself. The price itself is a bit steep, but if you carry your phone and want to analyze every step you take this is the shoe to wear.

Impact Rate:
The Altra IQ's dual shoe sensors allow you to monitor how hard you hit the ground with each step. The app provides a view of your overall impact rate as well as your left to right balance, providing you with the live data and coaching tips that you need to react mid run, and ultimately helping you to become a lighter, more efficient, and balanced runner.

Cadence:
Cadence is the live "pulse" of your run and a key factor in your form, foot strike, and efficiency. Our live cadence tracking and timely coaching tips will help you keep your turnover at the appropriate rate for your current running pace, helping you become a more fluid running machine.

Ground Contact Time:
Ground Contact Time (GCT) is the amount of time each individual foot spends on the ground during your stride. GCT is a great informational metric to use in coordination with cadence and impact force/balance, helping you find the best stride for your body geometry.

Live Coaching:

  • Virtually undetectable, razor-thin sensors are embedded in each of the shoe’s midsoles
  • Live run-data is sent from the quad accelerometers to the Altra IQ App to be analyzed
  • Just like a coach, the IQ experience monitors your movements and provides real-time coaching and feedback to improve and streamline your running technique.

This of course is just an app, now pair with shoes and BAM you have all the features live, however you must run with your phone.
Altra Running
"We've taken the Torin, our best-selling road shoe, and added IQ technology to provide you with live feedback on foot strike, cadence, impact rate and contact time. The Torin IQ's razor-thin footbed sensors provide onboard coaching to help you improve your technique and form on-the-run. The updated reflective upper and asymmetrical lacing allow you to enjoy your run in comfort and safety. This neutral workhorse has a 28 mm stack height and a smooth, forgiving, plush ride thanks to the responsive A-Bound™ compound in the midsole. Let your foot biomechanics work freely with the combination of the toe-wiggling FootShape™ toe box and the natural foot positioning allowed by the fully cushioned ZeroDrop™ platform."

At $220, you have to be serious.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Father's Day, Gifts!

Every year, new stuff comes out, this never changes. Technology get faster, more expensive, gear gets lighter, and more colorful.

Gear Patrol does a great job at finding all these. For Fathers day, they put a list together that is quite reasonable.

Ibex Pulse Short
For $68 this is a great deal and a piece of equipment that will last well beyond the sneakers he got last week. They have a merino wool liner that is bacteria resistant, breathable and moisture wicking.

Cheers

Friday, May 12, 2017

Kammok Thylacine Down Sleeping Bag™

From a successful hammock campaign that launched Kammock into everyone's mind. Now they have been awarded Gear Of The Year. One sleeping bag, endless options. The Kammok Thylacine Down Sleeping Bag™ is an innovative outdoor sleep system that adapts as your needs and environment change. Set apart from other sleeping bags, the Thylacine is tailored directly to your body with adjustments to control the width of your sleeping bag, minimizing cold spots and maximizing comfort. When equipped with a liner, the Thylacine base bag adapts to a range of temperatures and outdoor conditions without sacrificing premium performance or snuggly soft feel. On its own, the Thylacine Down is a 20°F rated sleep system. Combined with the Thylacine Liner, you can sleep comfortably at or above 0°F. This sleeping bag is built to last and is covered under our lifetime warranty.

Kammock

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Omega's Seamaster, 1957, Redone.


THE OMEGA 1957 TRILOGY LIMITED EDITIONS In 1957, OMEGA released three professional timepieces that would all go on to become absolute classics: The Seamaster 300, the Railmaster and the Speedmaster. In 2017, OMEGA is paying tribute to these three mechanical masterpieces by releasing special 60th Anniversary editions of each model.

THE SEAMASTER 300 - 60TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION 39 MM Based on the CK2913, this new Seamaster 300 features a black aluminium bezel and retains the famous Naïad sign on the crown, which back in '57 was a mark of exceptional water resistance. Powering the 2017 model is the Master Chronometer 8806.

Omega

Friday, March 03, 2017

Redshift Sports, Game Changer! One Bike, Two Options. Tri/Road


This is amazing, one bike, two options. Tri bike then a road. All of us have had two bike and train on the road bike and race on the tri bike. Now you can do both.
Redshift Sports was founded in 2013 with the goal of making components that help cyclists and triathletes go faster on the bikes they already own.  We are a small group of mechanical engineers who happen to be avid (if somewhat average) cyclists and triathletes.
Prior to founding Redshift Sports, Stephen, Erik, and Scott managed (and still manage) Ripple Design LLC, an engineering consulting and product design firm in Philadelphia.  We work on a wide range of products, from medical devices to large-scale landmine clearance equipment.  We drew on this extensive design, prototyping and manufacturing experience to bring the Switch Aero System to market.
Red Shift - Switch Aero System. 

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Demons Need To Be Conquered!


Over a cup of coffee in the USFS building at Hermit Lake, the soon-to-be founding fathers of the Friends of Tuckerman Ravine, Al Risch and Brad Ray, were discussing government budget cuts and the potential devastating results these cutbacks would have on the maintenance and stewardship of the fragile Tuckerman Ravine region.
Brad mentioned that similar Friends groups had started up in other parts of the country and wondered whether we could find someone in the Mount Washington Valley to start a local group whose mission would be to solicit private sector funding and raise an awareness about the struggle to keep and maintain a program of stewardship over the Tuckerman Ravine area.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

RunIQ from New Balance and Intel


In my eyes it is never good to be late, in New Balance's and Intel, it might have been the best thing. Seeing the mistakes and bad UX/UI from other companies, they seem to have made a pretty good watch at a GREAT price point $300 is amazing.

MADE BY RUNNERS FOR RUNNERS
JOIN STRAVA Track your workout and connect with a community of runners worldwide.
BRING YOUR MUSIC Sync, store and listen to Google Play playlists via Bluetooth™ headphones.
TRACK YOUR HR Monitor your heart rate in real time and stay in your target zone.*
KEEP THE PACE Track your run time and intervals with one-click lap functionality.
MAP EVERY WORKOUT Track your course, pace and distance with built-in GPS.*
STAY CONNECTED Get notifications from your phone and reply on the go.**
MAKE IT YOUR OWN Download apps and customize your dashboard. *RunIQ's activity tracking metrics (including location, distance, heart rate, pace and cadence) are estimates and may not be completely accurate. Accuracy is affected by factors including physiology, nature of movements and location of device.

**When connected via Bluetooth™ or Wi-Fi. Reply feature supported on Android™ phones only.

***Additional bands available 2/1

pretty good selection for right out of the gate.

RunIQ, New Balance

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

CES Is Here, Casio Show's New Watch!

Coming from Engadget!
Casio's second watch doesn't look much different than the outdoor smartwatch it revealed at last year's CES. However, the software brains inside the ruggedized timepiece have been given a strong nudge forward. This is one of the first Android Wear 2.0 devices to surface, over half a year since we first got to play with Google's retooled wearable OS. The watch -- designed for outdoors types -- also comes equipped with low-power GPS and color maps that can be downloaded offline for true outdoorsmen and women. You will survive.
Yep, as we said earlier, the design is very similar to the original. Casio has, however, added button guards and a new protective bezel -- important when your outdoors watch costs a few hundred dollars. For usability while wrestling bears or kayaking for your life, the buttons are now different sizes to help differentiate while using it.
App-wise, Casio has further developed the things its Pro-Trek watch does best, with fishing, hiking and cycling features all well represented.