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Jarvis Boards

Jarvis, an Austin-based company, craft beautiful authentic wood stand up paddle boards made to last while minimizing environmental impacts. Designed to be lightweight and functional, the beautiful boards are handcrafted by the founder Tony Smith, primarily using a recycled foam core, sustainably harvested wood, reclaimed lumber, and even leather. Whether you´re chasing waves, staying in shape, or enjoying life with friends and family, Jarvis will handcraft the perfect SUP board for you. Check out some behind the scenes views in the video below.

Jarvis Boards recently teamed up with No. 4 St. James for the awesome "Lone Star Edition Stand Up Paddle Board", check it out here




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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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TREADWALL

How cool is this? Treadwall is the perfect workout and training aid for climbers, it combines the climbing wall with the treadmill! It basically puts a rock wall in motion allowing you to climb as much as you want. Both speed and wall angle are adjustable, letting the user set the pace and level of difficulty....
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FREECROSS WORKOUT VEHICLE

If you get bored in the gym on those static workout machines, this could be a good solution, the "Freecross" is a vehicle, developed by German Wolfgang Eisenberg,it has no seat, has three wheels and is moved by the synchronized movement of arms and legs. Studies proved that the equipment burns 35% more calories than the common model, but work and strengthen many muscles at once, with virtually no impact on joints, tendons and ligaments of the body....
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