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Making a Wooden Basketball

Making a Wooden Basketball

Normally, basketballs are made from rubber. But DIYer Cammie’s Garage works in wood, so he decided to see if he could make one by turning layers of maple into a sphere instead. It didn’t take the stain perfectly, but it’s still pretty cool. He previously made a sweet wooden football.

Spider-Woman Climbs a Wall

Spider-Woman Climbs a Wall

If you’ve ever made your way up the face of a climbing wall, you know it can take time, strength, and patience to make it to the top. Or you could be Aries Susanti Rahayu, the first woman ever to climb a 15-meter wall in under 7 seconds. Don’t blink, or you might miss it.

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The Floor Is Lava

The Floor Is Lava

(PG-13: Language) Not to be confused with RocketJump’s awesome clip by the same name, in this video, Olympic skier Andri Ragetti performs a choreographed sequence of balancing exercises as he freeruns his way through a Rube Goldberg-inspired obstacle course. He says it took him 232 attempts to get it right.

Tokens & Icons Baseball Watch

Tokens & Icons Baseball Watch

Official baseball merch rarely gets off the bench, but the limited-edition Los Angeles Dodgers game-used watch from Tokens & Icons sports a leather face made from a baseball used in a MLB season game. Each face has red stitching, scuffs from field action, and an authenticity number linked to the ball’s game history. Also at Sundance.

Smiley Face Basketball

Smiley Face Basketball

This basketball is sure to bring a smile to every player’s face, driving down the court for a dunk, or grabbing a rebound off the backboard. This Urban Outfitters‘ exclusive design from Chinatown Market features the iconic 1960s Smiley face emblazoned on a yellow B-ball. It’s also available in a 3M reflective version for night games.

Super7 MLB ReAction Figures

Super7 MLB ReAction Figures

Toymaker Super7 presents a series of retro-style action figures inspired by major league baseball players, including greats like Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Joe Dimaggio, Yogi Berra, and more. They even have the oddball Phillie Phanatic. Here’s hoping for more players and mascots in future.

Parallel

Parallel

In filmmaker Brandon Semenuk and Rupert Walker’s short action film, mountain bike riders Semenuk and Ryan “R-Dog” Howard pair up in close proximity to show off their skills and daring, while being pursued by an expertly-flown drone. Enjoy another 100 seconds of Semenuk goodness here.

Matt Jones: Frames of Mind

Matt Jones: Frames of Mind

Freestyle MTB rider Matt Jones shows off some epic tricks out in the forest in Red Bull’s beautifully shot short film which uses rotoscoped multiple exposures to peer into Matt’s mind as he works out and improves each maneuver. That loop de loop was totally sick.

High ‘N Dry

High ‘N Dry

(PG-13: Language) The Wet ‘N’ Wild water park in Palm Springs, California recently closed down. Skateboarding magazine Thrasher managed to get permission from its new owner to let a group of overgrown skate punks – including the famed Tony Hawk – to ride the pipes, ramps, and rails of the park before it gets torn down.

Badminton Smash Skills

Badminton Smash Skills

Think badminton is a game for wussies? You’ll rethink your position after watching this this doubles match footage as player Goh Wei Shem shows off his insanely powerful jumping smash shot. Our arms and ankles are sore just from watching this video. Basically, this guy is the Michael Jordan of the shuttlecock.

World’s Largest Golf Putter

World’s Largest Golf Putter

Do you have trouble connecting with the ball? Well thanks to Ping Golf and John Deere, that won’t be a problem on the putting green, thanks to this 61.5″ long, 325 lb. aluminum putter head they fabricated. It’ll be on display at the 2019 John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill, where fans can even give it a try. Action video here.

Wakeboarding Bangkok

Wakeboarding Bangkok

Take a trip through the exotic floating markets of Bangkok, Thailand, courtesy of Red Bull and athlete Dominik Gührs. Along the way he splashes his wakeboard past vendors and monks, and pulls off a variety of jumps, spins, rail slides, and other tricks through the narrow waterways.

Extreme Cameramen

Extreme Cameramen

“All of the danger, and none of the glory.” HBO shares this segment from Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel about cameramen who cover extreme athletes. Whether its wingsuiting, surfing, skiing, or mountain climbing, these cameramen flirt with both death and seeing someone else die.

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The Quant Edge

The Quant Edge

Love to play fantasy football? Get an extra edge this year with this AI-powered platform that can help optimize your lineup, track injuries, and visualize massive amounts of player data. They also offer tools for improving your chances when it comes to sports betting.

Zumer Sport Accessories

Zumer Sport Accessories

Zumer Sport makes great gifts for sports fans, offering bags, eyeglass cases, keychains, wallets, coasters, and other items made from the actual materials used to make baseballs, basketballs, footballs, tennis balls, and more. The even make Xmas stockings.

Aluminati Skateboard Decks

Aluminati Skateboard Decks

Aluminati Boards makes skateboard decks out of recycled aircraft aluminum. Aside from a wide variety of original designs, it also offers officially-licensed decks and cruisers that rock NBA and NHL team logos in both modern and vintage styles.

Bohemian Rhapsody Wind Dance

Bohemian Rhapsody Wind Dance

During WindGames 2019, Fred Fernandez turned in an amazing and frenetic performance, set to a medley of classic Queen tunes as he flew through the air in one of those indoor skydiving facilities. Check it out from another angle here.

The Golf Ball That’s Too Good

The Golf Ball That’s Too Good

Technology is stretching the boundaries of sports. Innovation is normally good, but at what point does it become cheating? It’s a question that’s been asked for decades when it comes to golf balls, and the Titleist V1 Pro brought the debate back.

Shaquille O’Neal vs. Hot Wings

Shaquille O’Neal vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) NBA and broadcast legend Shaquille O’Neal dropped by Hot Ones to talk about his relationship with Kobe, learning to manage his money, understanding sports press from both sides of the fence and more, while trying to finish the hot wings challenge.

Losers (Trailer)

Losers (Trailer)

History remembers the victors. But this Netflix documentary is about the other side of sports – those who got knocked down, scored fewer points, fumbled, and lost. Losers presents eight stories of athletes who failed and how they bounced back.

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Food Play

Food Play

The guys from Toronto creative studio reactiv like to play with their food. In this lighthearted short, they imagine that edibles were actually used for playing various sports, and making quite the mess in the process.

Protecting His Puck

Protecting His Puck

In this clip from the 2016 GoPro series NHL After Dark, Philadelphia Flyers player Claude Giroux demonstrates just what it means to protect a puck, as he negotiates a stream of dozens of other hockey pucks, and other distractions without flinching. Skip to 1:50.

The Best Last Best Plane Ride Ever

The Best Last Best Plane Ride Ever

(PG-13) The 1986 NY Mets are remembered for their ninth-inning comeback to beat the Astros to win the pennant. Combining interviews with Lenny Dykstra, Dwight Gooden, Kevin Mitchell, and Darryl Strawberry and animation, we hear about their infamous postgame celebration.

Nike Air Max 1 G

Nike Air Max 1 G

Set fire to the green with this golf variant of Nike’s original Air Max shoe. The Air Max 1 G has a faux leather upper to keep moisture out. They don’t have spikes but do have a special pattern to enhance grip. It will also be available in white and red.

The Hoop Dream Studio

The Hoop Dream Studio

Founded by artist Jarrett Ellis, The Hoop Dream Studio makes limited-edition basketball hoops that evoke luxury and opulence. They’re almost a commentary about the status of professional players in society, if it weren’t for the fact that they’re for sale.

Nike NASA Custom Soccer Jersey

Nike NASA Custom Soccer Jersey

No soccer team has sponsored NASA yet. It’s a shame, because as Jefferson’s Apparel shows, the partnership would make for a sweet soccer jersey. This custom made jersey uses authentic Nike Dri-Fit jersey and has embroidered NASA and USA flag patches.

Hover Helmets

Hover Helmets

Hover Helmets makes officially licensed half-scale football helmets featuring NFL and NCAA football teams. The helmets have a base that makes them levitate and rotate indefinitely, and LEDs to light up the helmet. Some teams are on sale at Touch of Modern until 1/1/19.

Blake Griffin vs. Hot Wings

Blake Griffin vs. Hot Wings

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin sat down with Hot Ones and talked about learning how to do stand-up comedy, the funniest trash talker in the NBA, his idea for a satirical series about the life of an NBA player, his most memorable dunks and more while eating hot wings.

Shut Up and Dribble (Trailer)

Shut Up and Dribble (Trailer)

It was never just a game. Co-executive produced by LeBron James, Shut Up and Dribble is a three-part documentary series that aims to shine a light on the roles of NBA players in encouraging social change. Premieres 11/3/18 on Showtime.

2018 MLB Bad Lip Reading

2018 MLB Bad Lip Reading

“You know what my eyes see? Just pure pain.” Now that the Red Sox have put a dot on the 2018 MLB season, the rest of us can take a lighthearted look back at the season with the help of the folks from Bad Lip Reading.

Ultimate East/West Bowl Collection

Ultimate East/West Bowl Collection

Yes, we’ve seen Key & Peele’s parodies of football player names before, but it being football season, we couldn’t resist sharing this compilation that Comedy Central just dropped, jam-packed with more laughs per minute than we’ve had in a long time.

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