The NBA has officially banned a pair of performance enhancing basketball shoes over fears that the super-powered kicks would offer players an unfair advantage during games. Created by L.A.-based apparel company Athletic Propulsion Labs…
…and manufactured somewhere in the depths of China, the Concept 1 basketball shoe allegedly lends wearers up to 3.5 inches of additional vertical leap. "Under league rules, players may not wear any shoe during a game that creates an undue competitive advantage," the NBA said in a statement released October 19. PL has already capitalized on the ban, loudly advertising it on the front page of the company’s website. The $300 shoes are still available to the public, and will likely soon be seen on suburban basketball courts around the country, strapped to the feet of Lebron wannabes seeking an edge over their weekend competition. READ MORE
Three pretty great things are in this title, and there’s even more than just those three great things in the book. “Cowboys, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Bears” is the true account of some of the gnarliest times and territory in Western history.
Starting in “the first bloody battles between mountain men and Indians to shootouts between famous gunslingers.” The author, Matthew P. Mayo (delicious name) has written previously “Winters’ War,” “Wrong Town,” and “Hot Lead, Cold Heart.” He’s also got a variety of short stories and poems published, but this appears to be his most man-tastic work to date. Consider the except from the first chapter entitled Head-Smashed-In Buffalow Jump. READ MORE
The Hangover Extreme DVD is out and, it’s got a lot of new special features. There’s extended scenes and the usual rigamaroll, but more importantly, the lost camera’s pictures on on there! Interested? Good. Here’s how you can win them!
3. The best five stories win an Extrem Edition DVD
4. Winners announced next Monday
The Hangover: Extreme Edition contains an exclusive never before seen 28-page wedding album featuring missing photos from the ill-fated Vegas wedding and more incriminating photos from the lost camera that you couldn’t see in theaters! Additionally, the Extreme Edition boasts everything from the original 2-disc Special Edition, including a Map of Destruction – retracing the fate-filled evening, action and cursing mash-ups, extras from The Dan Band, Iron Mike and the three groomsmen, including a hilarious gag reel.
Every guy has tinkered with the idea of buying a Harley. Maybe they read “Hells Angels” by Hunter Thompson, maybe they are fans of “Sons of Anarchy,” but the loud and dirty appeal of the classic American motorcycle is undeniable.
It’s just they’re pretty expensive, relatively. And they’re big. Harley knows this, and has designed a new ride to let more, younger riders in on the fun. It’s called the SuperLow which is a description of both its price point and its seat height. This makes it much more stable than some of its heavier, higher, big brothers. Hence, it’s easier to ride, and as the least expensive new bike in their 2011 fleet, it’s easier to buy. READ MORE
These handsome Ultrasone Edition 10 Headphones aren’t cheap, but when style and function intersect, it rarely is. These haute head huggers cost nearly $3,000, and offer such rare features as Ethiopian sheepskin leather ear pad cups…
…titanium-plated 40mm drivers, and Ruthenium (what?) plating. It even has Kevlar coated cables in case you’re worried about somebody shooting out your connection while you’re listening to “Sabotage.” The rarest and most visible feature, though is the Zebrano wood inlay covering the outside of the cups. Not only does this distinguish these headphones from any other over-ear headphones you or your friends have seen, it actually serves a purpose. The open surface allows for greater air permeability and lower resonance. READ MORE
Roger Moore, before he was Bond, was in a movie called “The Man Who Haunted Himself” in which he drove around, being very suave and British, in one of the most famous Italian, luxury sports cars ever made: the Lamborghini Islero.
And now, that selfsame Lambo has been signed by Moore himself, is up for auction and expected to garner around $215,000. The Islero is not just notable for being Moore’s ride in his pre-Bond days, but for being a favorite of Furruccio Lamborghini himself – as he owned and drove one. In the world, though, there were only 100 of them every built in the GT ‘S’ model. And this car is even more rare as it is one of only five RHD examples ever created. READ MORE
There’s all sorts of gimmicks you can fall prey to/get on board with if you’re not going to go with just a standard stainless or gold, classic watch. There’s watches that are bomb proof, some you can run over with a truck…
…some that can withstand more water pressure than a human can, some made with fossilized dinosaur feces…you get the idea. This gimmick, though, I something we can get behind. WEWOOD is a sustainable company that makes these shockingly attractive wooden timepieces for men and women. Not only that, but they’re extremely affordable at just over $100. Not only that, but they also have pledged to plant a tree for each piece bought. Not only THAT, but the wood they’re actually using to make the watches isn’t ripped from the bosom of the Earth Mother, it’s spare and scrap wood found or bought in L.A. READ MORE
As we here at Break Media are well aware – the television and the computer are hybridizing, and it won’t be long until even the unhippest among you will be clacking away on your keyboards, Tweeting your way through Dexter.
Many already are. For those of you who are already wired, consider the black walnut keyboard trays from Combine Collective. You can get them with just a keyboard slot, a keyboard slot with room for a track pad, or one with three spaces including one for an Apple remote. Ranging in price between $69 and $79, the handsome pieces. Check them out here.
This November, five Vail-owned resorts will be offering a free service called EpicMix which, using RFID technology in your ticket, will record your day on the mountain and give you Xbox-style achievements and badges accordingly.
You can marry it to your Twitter and your Facebook so when you rip a bump run, your friends sitting in the office will know. Your friends and family can track your total vertical feat and lift variation so they know whether you’re really killing it like you say you are, or if you’re mostly just knocking back hot toddies in the bar. Other social features in the app include updates about which of your friends are on the mountain and where they are (like Foursquare), as well as updates to conditions and incoming weather. It actually sounds pretty useful (if you’ve got a water resistant cell). READ MORE
Perfumers CB I Hate Perfume have bottled the old-paper smell of academia that we all remember so well from when we were making out with Jenny the redhead in Chem 202 in their new scent “In the Library.”
It takes a certain type of guy to appreciate what reality TV viewers would like refer to as musty, but this is a web site of learned men. Sometimes that’s more clear than others, but we’ve always been big fans of a good book. There’s something about cracking an old one which you just can’t get from an iPad, and CB I Hate Perfume gets at that with their scent, In the Library. A full size bottle is $65, and they’ve also got water-based perfume, home spray, and a sample bottle for just $12. Check it out at CB here.
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