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The Helmet Project

The Helmet Project

The Helmet Project deserves its own Hall of Fame for its scope: a work in progress, its goal is to catalog images of all college and pro-football helmets from 1960 to present day.

Aerotype Hi-Tech Jacket

Aerotype Hi-Tech Jacket
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Aerotype’s Hi-Tech Jacket is Hi-Priced too, but you’ll stay alive and wired: it sports MP3 and phone sleeve controls and can store surplus heat that’ll be emitted if you’re under an avalanche.

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Brodmann Blades

Brodmann Blades
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Brodmann Blades amp up a regular ping pong game: wearing the paddles like a glove not only speeds up the pace but provides better ball control, more spin and improves the backhand.

Nike CTR360 Maestri

Nike CTR360 Maestri
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Designed for playmakers, Nike’s CTR360 Maestri is a specialized soccer cleat that fill a voids in the market with Kanga-Lite leather, control pods on the strike zone and off-center lacing.

Timex Sleek 150 Tap

Timex Sleek 150 Tap
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Available in February, Timex’s Ironman Sleek 150-Lap TapScreen allows you to keep track of time without looking at the watch; simply tap the face to activate laps and timers.

Video: Rio 2016

Video: Rio 2016

We Yanks are still smarting over Chicago’s loss, but this upbeat 2016 Olympics video for Rio De Janeiro softens the blow; we love the Windy City, but check out those Brazilian beaches!

Tachyon XC 3D

Tachyon XC 3D
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Action videos literally jump out with Tachyon’s XC 3D: shock and waterproof, it packs two cameras into one helmet mountable unit for 3D recording and includes 3D glasses and software.

UAF Hockey Opening

UAF Hockey Opening

We’re used to crazy sports animations, but this Alaska Nanooks opening features the most awesome polar bear ever: it destroys a solar system, obliterates our moon and nukes Anchorage.

Sonic Golf System-1

Sonic Golf System-1
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Used by Vijay Singh to fine tune his tempo, rhythm and timing, Sonic Golf’s System-1 actually lets you hear these variables by converting swing data into a real-time audio soundscape.

Michael Jordan HoF Jacket

Michael Jordan HoF Jacket
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Nike’s Michael Jordan Letterman Jacket celebrates his induction into the Hall of Fame; it’s basically his whole career embroidered onto a sleeve, with points, MVPs, steals and more.

Gameplay: NBA 2K10

Gameplay: NBA 2K10

No word on whether the commentary system’s been tweaked, but this gameplay trailer for NBA 2K10 gets one thing right: the players each have their own swagger, aka Signature Plays.

Burton Method Snowboard

Burton Method Snowboard
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The Method is Burton’s uber-snowboard: it sports high strength/low weight UltraMeth tech, on-the-fly stance Burton Channel system, Alumasuperfly core, Slimrails and Pro-Tip edges.

Funny: Ping Pong Fighter

Funny: Ping Pong Fighter

This Ping Pong Fighter SF 2 parody proves several things: 1) Sonic Booms and Yoga Fires are no match for Hadoukens and Shoryukens, and 2) never bring a paddle to a nunchuck fight.

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NFL Mentors Detroit Lions

NFL Mentors Detroit Lions

We apologize in advance to the Motor City, but after an ugly, winless 2008 season, The Onion’s proposal for NFL Players to Mentor Detroit Lions may be just what Jim Schwartz needs.

Moji Knee Bundle Pack

Moji Knee Bundle Pack
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It’s an expensive alternative to good ol’ R&R, but the Moji Knee Bundle Pack provides cooling, compression, and mobility; it includes the Moji Knee, Moji To Go and two Ice Sticks.

L-R-G x Oakley Goggles

L-R-G x Oakley Goggles

Oakley’s A Frame goggles get the L-R-G treatment: in addition to integrated surge ports, and anti-fog inner lens, they’ll get a mirror polished black finish and Gold Iridium lens.

DivPro Golf Divot

DivPro Golf Divot
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We’ve seen many multifunction gadgets, but the DivPro Golf Divot has us truly wow’ed: it’s a ball marker, cigar holder, shotgun opener, club cleaner, golf grip saver and of course, a divot.

Video: Big Ball vs Cars

Video: Big Ball vs Cars

We’re not going to pretend playing kickball with a 4Runner or an S2000 is safe, but Big Ball vs Cars is ridiculously awesome fun; next time, pick an empty lot away from kids and breakables.

Stargate Airsoft Field

Stargate Airsoft Field

You’ll need to bring your own Zat guns, but this Stargate-themed Airsoft Field based near Coventry, UK lets you take on the Goa’uld with replica Stargate and dialer. Thanks, Aaron!

Nike Method Putter

Nike Method Putter

Due out Spring 2010, Nike’s Method line of putters is official; it consists of 5 models, all with polymer grooves that dampen vibration and put forward spin on the ball.

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Oakley Tool Pocket 2.0

Oakley Tool Pocket 2.0
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Oakley’s Tool Pocket 2.0 sports a 70 oz. hydration system and anti-microbial protection; the top-loading mid-sized backpack weighs in with 250 cubic inches of space.

Weider Powerbells

Weider Powerbells
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Other than hoisting young cows, weightlifting doesn’t get much more old school than kettlebells; Weider’s Powerbells is a modern take with adjustable weights that range from 5-40 lbs.

Hounds Mountain Glove

Hounds Mountain Glove
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Made specifically for skiers, Oakley’s Hounds Mountain Glove features grippy silicone on the palms, a 5,000mm waterproof rating, 3M Thinsulate, antimicrobial lining and goggle wipe.

Video: Cowboy In The Suit

Video: Cowboy In The Suit

Cowboys are sadly a dying breed, with well-dressed ones even more so: The Cowboy in the Continental Suit is a wordless, slickly shot film featuring real-life rider Rocky McDonald.

Lineaus Athletic Co.

Lineaus Athletic Co.
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Lineaus Athletic Company’s footballs and punching bags may be pricey, but they’ll last forever; each is made with chrome tanned leather and double lock-stitched polyester thread.

Rawlings S100 Helmet

Rawlings S100 Helmet
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It’ll be hard getting guys to sign up for a “safety” helmet, but Rawlings S100 withstands baseball impacts of up to 100 mph thanks to its polypropylene and composite insert structure.

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