Take your game to the next level with the Sony Smart Tennis Sensor. Compatible with a number of rackets from major players like Wilson, Prince, and Yonex, this waterproof/dustproof sensor offers real-time shot visualizations via a companion iOS or Android app, thanks to Bluetooth connectivity. It also features on-board vibration, wave, and motion analysis that allows it to track shot count, impact spot, swing speed, ball speed, and ball spin, as well as what type of swing the shot was, whether it be a slice forehand or volley backhand. It fits conveniently at the bottom of the racket, and don't worry if you forget your phone or tablet in the locker room — it's Memory Mode can store up to 12,000 shots for later review.
Whether it's a home run derby, nights in the batting cages, or an adult league, your baseball game will never be quite the same once you get your hands on an Axe Bat. Unlike traditional bats, the axe bat has a unique axe-like handle, giving you a more comfortable, controlled grip all the way through your swing. This lets you hold on tighter, move more naturally, and hit the ball harder than you ever have with a normal straight-handled bat. Made from either composite or alloy, these bats are perfect for fast pitch, slow pitch, and league play. So ditch that old bat, and step up to the plate with something new.
Everyone knows that you should try to hit the ball in the center of your iron — that's where the sweet spot is. Strangely, however, that's not the center of gravity. At least, not unless you're playing with a set of Nike Vapor Irons. Developed with input from Tiger Woods, Modern Muscle weighting technology moves the CG to the center of the iron, resulting in more solid hits and improved flight. The Vapor Pro uses it to provide maximum performance, while the Pro Combo uses it — along with a RZN insert — to provide blade-like workability with the power of a distance iron. And for the rest of us, there's the Vapor Speed, which combines the tech with FlyBeam-reinforced hollow cavities in the long irons for maximum forgiveness. We hit all three sets last night over a couple hours, and can't wait to get them on the course. We also asked Tiger for some pointers, but he just laughed, shook his head, and walked away.