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Check out the first iteration of this new virtual reality version of sports, where the ball is generated by a computer and you can earn special powers, just like a video game.
Native Americans counter racist sports iconography with racist baseball caps
Nike’s redesigned NFL uniform that everyone will be talking about tonight
- The helmet’s unique design fades from matte black in front to shiny gold in the rear.
- Nike’s Jags jersey is made out of high-tech stretch material that hugs the torso for a sleek look but still offers the necessary range of motion.
- An armed-forces-style badge is a nod to Jacksonville’s sizable military community.
- The belt adds hidden padding, which could help players avoid hip pointers, a common injury.
- When a player interlaces his hands just the right way, the gloves create a single image, the team logo.
This wetsuit makes you invisible to sharks.
Jeremy Lin in Knicks-themed footy pajamas? Yes, please.
“Right now we’re hoping for the best and expecting the worst. That’s just the reality of the situation we’re in.”
Livestrong CEO Doug Ulman reacts to the news that Nike will no longer produce the Livestrong apparel line.
La Boriosa: Based in Treviso, Italy, Biascagne Cicli makes custom, mostly single-speed and fixed-gear bikes from used and vintage new-on-stock components.
Shape Field Bike: San Francisco–based studio Shape Field Office partnered with Nicholas Riddle, a framebuilder and founder of the Urban Mobility Lab at California College of the Arts, to create this handsome porteur-style conveyance.
Bough Bike: Dutch designer Jan Gunneweg sculpts bespoke wooden bikes from his workshop in Alkmaar. He’s planning to introduce a lower-priced wooden bicycle line.
Thonet Bentwood Concept: Legendary furniture maker Thonet commissioned Andy Martin and his London-based studio to design this limited-edition roadster, marrying the low-tech methods that Michael Thonet used to build his 1830s chairs with 21st-century technology. Martin didn’t rely entirely on traditional steam-bending techniques but employed a CNC machine to cut and join the wood frame, which sits on off-the-shelf carbon wheels. Such craftsmanship doesn’t come cheap; you can get yours for $70,000.
A prefab, vertical gym in the slums of Caracas has the dimensions of a basketball court, and it has already proven its worthiness: after it opened in 2004, crime in the surrounding neighborhood dropped 30%. The gym is programmed 24/7, with everything from dance therapy classes to chess tournaments.
Lance Armstrong is ending his fight against doping charges. “There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough is enough,” he said in a statement released tonight. He may be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles as a result.
We’ve been following this story closely since our October 2010 issue:
Animal New York visits the Church Street Boxing Gym, and it is hilarious.
Recent Royal College of Art graduate Po-Chih Lai has designed a skateboard that can cruise down stairs without a second thought. Called the Stair Rover, it’s the semi of skateboards, an 8-wheeled beast that’s quite literally “rocking” an aluminum Y-frame to transform stairs into a passive-propelling landscape.
Watch this video: Their boat gets bashed with two enormous waves, and somehow the crew manages to not only stay afloat but post the footage to YouTube.
The infrequent Volvo Ocean Race features unfamiliar athletes with skills you won’t understand on expensive boats in the middle of nowhere. You won’t be able to look away. Seriously.