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Cardiff Skates

Rollerblades and strap-on roller skates have been around for ages, now a California based company named "The Cardiff Skate Company” have combined the best of both devices in the form of Cardiff Skate. With a similar performance of rollerblades and the practicality of the strap-on roller skates, the Cardiff Skate attaches to the users existing footwear, they are fully adjustable and feature a ski-boot-style ratcheting binding system. Unlike traditional inline or quad skates, Cardiff Skates feature a three wheel setup, with a fourth wheel being used exclusively for braking. According to the brand this configuration gives the user a unique maneuverability and excellent stabilization while both skating and braking. Now you can cruise to work with your favorite shoes on! watch the video



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PUSH SNOWBOARDING | BY NOKIA AND BURTON | Image

PUSH SNOWBOARDING | BY NOKIA AND BURTON

Nokia, in partnership with Burton, developed a monitoring system for snowboarders. The idea is to connect a series of sensors (heart rate, pressure on the board and orientation) to a Arduino processor, which then sends via Bluetooth, the acquired data to a Nokia N8, which records the entire performance (including the phone´s GPS path).  All this through a free application that can be downloaded from the Push Snowboarding web page. The Push Kit should be availab...
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BASKETBALL RETURN CHUTE

The cool SKLZ Shoot-Around is kind of a shooting trainer assistant, basically it is a chute that attaches to the rim and "returns" the ball to the player, meaning, more time shooting, less time chasing! It features a 180-degree rotation system allowing you to practice from all angles on the court. Of course, this product was conceived for a decent basketball player, if you´re worried about missing a lot of shots the Rapid Fire Basketball Training Aid would probably ...
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AHUA SURFBOARDS

AHUA is a Portuguese startup, they make beautifully crafted Alaia Surfboards. Alaia is a thin, round-nosed, square-tailed surfboard ridden in pre-20th century Hawaii. The most distinguishing characteristic in relation to modern surfboards is the fact that Alaia boards have no fins, which allows a new sense of freedom on the wave. These boards create little friction and like to go fast on the wave. The Ahua alaias are custom made especially for each client, through a...
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