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For the swimmer who truly wants to cut down on drag, Nike has released the Nike Swift Strapless Goggles.  Using medical-grade adhesive each lens is formed to gently curve around your eye-socket.  Anti-fog lenses are made of polished polycarbonate and include a wide peripheral lens for 36 degrees of increased viewing.  These will pack up and fit just about anywhere.  $15  BUY

June 10, 2010 at 5:29 am

Best Golf GPSThe folks at Garmin have decidedly figured out how to make the perfect Golf GPS.  The Approach G5 allows you to quickly measure exact yardage from any spot on thousands of pre-loaded courses.  Features include easy pin movement, waterproof touchscreen, and most importantly automatic yardage to all bunkers.  The video advertisement for the Approach even shows a golfer throwing the item on the ground to showcase ruggedness.  Nothing wrong with having all the knowledge at your fingertips before making that shot around the dog-leg.  $450 BUY

August 27, 2009 at 8:03 am

We’re not much for online games, but World Golf Tour has caught our attention. HD Graphics, and most of the great world courses make this game something to try. Best of all, no downloads and no cost – it’s all web based. Sign in and play with anyone you like. You can select your clubs etc. Be sure to play a “closest to the hole” round just to get the hang of the game. We like it. $0 LINK

August 19, 2009 at 5:03 am

The 1939 Auto Union ‘D-Type’ has been found, and will be sold this Friday, August 14th.  Was it lost?  Yes.  In the Spring of 1945, after winning multiple Grand Prixs, Soviet Forces in Germany loaded all known D-Types onto a train for the Soviet Union in hopes of reverse engineering this marvel of mechanics.  So all known existing models, totaling only 13 cars, were loaded onto the train and transported to NAMI motor industry research institute in Moscow.  During the research, four of the thirteen were completely dismantled and destroyed during analysis.  The others were dismantled over the years for industry research by governments.  One was even sent to a museum and eventually sold to Audi.  Then in the 1950’s a Russian born American investigated the remaining nine cars, and found one intact chassis, #19.  He successfully traveled Europe finding the remaining authentic parts and completed Chassis #19.  So this Friday, if you have an estimated eight to ten million dollars between the couch cushions, head on over to Carmel. $8,000,000 – $10,000,000 BID

August 10, 2009 at 5:33 am

Ski ArmorThe folks at POC in Stockholm Sweden are taking a new approach to skiing and snowboarding.  So if you are close to approaching the 154 mph world record for skiing, you should probably grab some ski armor.  This suit not only has panels to protect you from cuts and scrapes, but it has a spine protector with interlocking plates and fitting foam.  You could take a ski, rock, or ice block to your back and you’d walk away (barring any other missing limbs).  So go fast.  $340  BUY

February 10, 2009 at 5:43 am

VilebrequinIf you’re looking to name a swimsuit company and you love cars, you’d better speak French because “Crankshaft” swim shorts could have a variety of meanings, whereas the French word for crankshaft, “Vilebrequin”, is far more sophisticated. The founders of this company have a penchant for automobiles, hence the name.  These shorts are made from spinnaker canvas, meaning they are durable, quick drying, and resistant to sun fading.  A variety of colors and patterns, in fact they are famous for multiple colors used on each print.   Each pair comes with a waterproof case for money etc in the pocket, and a spinnaker cloth bag for the shorts. Rugged enough to last. (Thanks to Dill) $235 BUY

February 9, 2009 at 5:19 am

For the perfect practice range grab-and-go golf bag, look no further than the Mulholland Endurance Sunday Bag.  Well tailored and lean, this classic provides everything you need.  Features a loop divider to separate irons and woods, has a zippered compartment for a rain jacket, and smaller compartments for balls and tees.  Even comes with a detachable rain hood which doubles as a travel pack.  All you need is right here.  Perfect.  $505 BUY

January 28, 2009 at 5:00 am

Not many are familiar with Wiesmann motors, but this luxury sports car company based in Dulmen, Germany does something few car companies will.  It makes each sports car by hand.  Wiesmann has a deal with BMW to use its engine and transmissions, but the rest is purely Wiesmann.  The logo is a Gecko, because it “sticks to the road, like geckos to a wall.” Very few on the road, in fact Wiesmann claims less than 300 produced annually.  $250,000  BUY

January 26, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Boule PetanqueThe ancient Greeks are the first recorded in history to begin tossing coins as far as they could.  The Romans came along and updated the game by giving it a target.  Today, in the south of France, Petanque is played – with a chilled glass of wine in hand.  Easy to play, simply toss the small ball about 35 yards on clay or grass.  Then alternate trying to toss the big balls as close to the small one as possible.  You can knock others out – and closest gets 1 point.  If you have two closest you get 2 points.  More on the rules here.  Easy enough, and still enjoyed after thousands of years. Polished alloy set of six, comes with canvas carrying case.  $50 BUY

January 12, 2009 at 5:10 am

Only two Ferraris of this styling were ever made.  Carrozzeria Rocco Motto of Torino styled this for Ferrari and must have done something right.  This very vehicle was raced around the world.  From Italy to Argentina, its long and storied career has been carefully recorded.  Win after win, this car finally retired to a life of being looked at.  In 1997 at the Louis Vuitton Automobiles Classiques Concours d’Elégance at Bagatelle, the Monaco Historic Grand Prix meeting, and in 2003 was the cover car for the Ferrari Club of America.  The owner just passed away and now some very lucky person has the opportunity to listen to her purr and, if he wants, see what she’s still got under the hood.  If you’re interested be in Gstaad, Switzerland on December 20th at the Palace Hotel, at 9:00 a.m. and ready to spend $2.5 – $3.5 Million. BUY

December 18, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Automatically Inflating VestSpinlock is a sailing company, founded and based in Cowes in The Isle of White.  After numerous awards for rope handling technology, they have branched out to design an innovative life vest.  Light, and trim – you won’t notice it, until you hit the water.  The vest instantly and automatically inflates, with British Army approved buoyancy.  $400 BUY

December 16, 2008 at 5:33 am

Nothing like running with bulls and surviving.  In fact we highly recommend it to anyone under the age of 90.  So here is the how to – including tricks, tips, accommodations, local knowledge etc. Click the “more” tab to get the whole scoop and prepare yourself for the fastest run of your life.

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November 24, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Warmest Parka in the WorldLooking for the warmest piece of clothing in the world?  Here it is.  The North Face’s Himalayan Suit is designed for Everest, K2…and anything close to them. It’s all down, in fact 800 fill goosedown on the body and 700 on the limbs.  Internal water bottle pockets, drop seat construction (wouldn’t want to have take the whole thing off when you have to go) and internal suspenders.  If you’re cold in this, you should probably either see a doctor or start hiking down.  $1,000 BUY

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November 18, 2008 at 12:50 pm

The Mavericks Surf Contest in Half Moon Bay, California has become the most watched surf contest in the world.  Covered now by NBC Sports, the purse is impressive – and it should be for riding 50 foot waves.  Surfers around the world get 24 hour notice to be at the wave at the first horn.  Invite only for contestants, but the Official Mavericks Surf Company does send out two boats and sells tickets.  If you’re not on the boat you’re stuck two miles back on shore.  Photo above was taken from the boat with no zoom lens.  See this the right way and do it at least once.  Well worth the $300 ticket.  $300 BUY

November 17, 2008 at 2:54 pm

SCUBA RebreatherInterested in truly exploring the underwater world without the nagging need for an air supply?  Introducing the world’s first recreational and somewhat cheap re-breather.  Most scrubbers are upwards of $12,000 – but the folks at Poseidon Discovery have… well …..discovered how to make a rebreather far more cheaply.  It even has automatic and continuous safety checks which are updated on the on board computer (with display of course).  And just in case, there is a built in conventional SCUBA setup.  $6,000 BUY

November 12, 2008 at 1:54 pm


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