Looking for a simple game to enjoy in the yard on a lazy summer day? Check out Ladder Golf ($60). Playable both indoors and out, the game has players tossing bolas from a distance of around 15 feet in an attempt to hang them on one of three horizontal bars, with the top worth three points and the bottom worth only one. The first player to 21 wins. Each Ladder Golf set comes with everything you need for a game, including a wooden rack with unbreakable rungs, and two sets of colored bolas, each made from real golf balls.
Get your fling on in even the fiercest of winds with the Wham-O Heavyweight Frisbee ($13). Weighing in at a hefty 200 grams, this flying disc is made for play in adverse conditions, with stable, long soars. Plus, it can serve as a training tool for those looking to build up their normal Frisbee-throwing muscles, and comes with a guide covering Frisbee skills from the backhand to wrist-flip throws.
Want an NBA-style hoops experience but lack the cash to build your own arena? Spalding's The Beast Portable Basketball Hoop ($850) is here to help. Boasting the first-ever 60" glass portable backboard, The Beast offers a 37% truer rebound than acrylic, and also features a heavy-duty steel frame, an institutional-style lift for height adjustment from 7.5' to 10', portable, multi-wheel base, a four strut pole/base mount, and a a heavy duty Pro Image breakaway rim for bone-rattling dunks.
Know the weather at your favorite course days before your tee time with the Bushnell Golf FXi Weather Forecaster ($125). This nifty gadget uses a wireless USB dongle attached to your computer to grab current, RealFeel and forecasted high and low temperatures, morning, afternoon and evening forecasts for the current and next three days, UV index, chance of precipitation, wind speed and direction. In addition, it offers an alarm with snooze, a backlight that changes color with current weather conditions, a lightning alert, the ability to save five favorite courses, and a database of over 16,000 courses in the US.
Can you say Mercy Rule? Team Uncrate used these Easton Bats to score 45 runs in the last three games, dashing the late-inning hopes of three unworthy men's summer league teams. Each techno-bat offers a larger sweet spot and quicker swing speeds than anything we've ever hit, making it tough to choose a favorite. With carbon and glass construction, the Stealth Speed ($399) and Synergy Speed ($399) offer Easton's lightest barrels for crazier MOI (Moment of Inertia) and faster swings. Easton's lightweight SV12 ($299) and V12 ($199) both utilize the company's Optimal Hitting Zone Technology (O-Zone) and are built with a special 12-element scandium alloy formula that produces incredible bat speed, max energy transfer, and pretty decent vibration elimination. These bats will turn any player into a powerhouse.