The debate over technology in golf isn't new — it's been a point of contention for over 100 years. But in the early 2000s, the ever-rising average drive distance on the PGA Tour shot up six yards practically overnight. The reason was the Titleist Pro V1. The solid-core ball provided the best of both worlds in feel and distance — and the debate over its influence continues today.
Sports is all about winning. But for every winner, there is also a loser. In this docuseries, Netflix profiles athletes that came up short and the lessons they learned from defeat.
The world of Formula One is, by design, a pressure cooker. With budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars, some of the brightest minds in engineering, and technology that would be at home in a spaceship, crossing the finish line first has never been more stressful. Formula One: Drive to Survive takes a look into not just the drivers, but the teams that fight every other weekend to push the absolute limits of what cars are capable of into the stratosphere. The 10-part Formula One: Drive to Survive comes to Netflix March 8, 2019.
Guillaume Néry is somewhat of a legend in the freediving world. He's broke the freediving world record four times and won the world championship twice. While he's retired from the sport, he still dives and makes short films exploring the depths of the ocean, like the one where he spends over 10 minutes below the surface in the Philippines on a single breath. As instructed by Guillaume, "turn out the light, put on your headphones, and freedive with me around the world."
Frédéric Sausset scratched a finger on vacation in 2012. Days later, he was fighting for his life from a bacterial infection that would eventually take both his arms and his legs. Refusing to let his disability define him, the Frenchman and life-long motorsports fan decided that he would set the highest possible goal for himself — racing in one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Scottish BMX rider Kriss Kyle has ridden all over the world, from the castles of Scotland to multiple X Games. Now Kriss takes his talents to the desert, riding over some of the most famous landmarks in the Jewel of the Desert — Dubai.
Boxing is a sport. It's also a great way to relieve stress and get in shape. FightCamp delivers everything you need to get into the game, including the trainer. Using wireless punch trackers that slide into included quick wraps, it syncs with an app that connects you to hundreds of workouts with 4+ new workouts added weekly. It shows you real-time stats like punch count, velocity, and output to push you farther. FightCamp is accessible for all levels of boxing experience, including an 8-week program for beginners that takes you from no experience to throwing 12-punch combos. Workouts range from 15 to 45 minutes, and you can stay motivated with beginner, intermediate, and advanced programs coached by the best trainers around who also happen to be former fighters with authentic boxing backgrounds. And the gear is top notch as well, including the pair of premium boxing gloves, free standing bag, and 8' x 4' workout mat that is included in the main package.
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New Balance revises one of their most classic silhouettes with the 997H. The new model comes with updated features like a GCEVA construction and a light-weight outsole that give the sneaker an updated appearance. Subtle nods to the original 1991 design are found in the suede and mesh details as well as the four 90s-inspired colorways. Altogether, the result is a sleek, modernization that is equal parts innovative and nostalgic.
McLaren made its name in Formula One long before its F1 supercar or its entry into regular production hypercars. F1 is the key to McLaren's past and future, and the company wants to make sure the sport is healthy, engaging for fans, and represents the cutting edge of technology well into the future. McLaren Applied Technologies talked to fans, engineers, and drivers to find out what changes they would like to see in the sport and came up with what they think F1 could look like 30 years from now.
Swiss athlete Nico Vuignier first hit the freeskiing scene with his Centriphone video and has since made a name with his creative approach to filming his exploits. His latest work is titled "Heatseeker", featuring night skiing with an interesting choice of lighting — massive emergency flares. Not only did they make for an excellent video, they also caused a few calls to the local police from concerned residents.
Don't make the mistake of thinking Snoop Dogg is just a rapper. The LA native and hip-hop icon got a special invitation from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to join the LA Kings broadcasting crew for a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins and show off his play-by-play chops. Snoop is just as quick-thinking in the booth as he is in front of a mic, reeling off some of the best color commentary you'll hear.
Some people start their day off with a jog, others shred the rooftops of France. Richard Permin is the latter. In this sport short, the ski pro shares his morning routine gliding and flipping across the powder-coated rooftops of Avoriaz 1800.
Winter is here — and that means snow. And snow means skiing and snowboarding, the latter of which is one of Christian Haller's favorite pastimes. The Swiss Olympian and snowboarder got together with a few of his friends to do some free-riding in fresh powder, the title of the video comes from the anagram of "sense of feeling things".
Christopher Chen from the Trondheim Table Tennis Club pulled off possibly the best table tennis shot of 2018 or maybe ever. During a match in Norway, the 15-year-old player was battling it out during an intense rally when he stunned his opponent, the crowd, and the internet with a near impossible save.
No ropes, no net, no partners — Alex Honnold is one of the top free solo climbers in the world. Honnold scaled the 3,000-foot vertical face of Yosemite's El Capitan totally alone and spent decades preparing for the climb of his life. From worrying about getting lost to carefully measuring each movement, Honnold talks about what it was like performing one of the most dangerous climbs ever.
Baseball is the American pastime, but there's only one ball glove maker left in the US. Nokona makes one of the best gloves you can get in their factory in Nokona, Texas. Nokona Executive Vice President Rob Storey takes you inside their factory, detailing the materials, handcrafted quality, and love of the game that goes into every glove.
Just because you didn't get enough sleep last night doesn't mean everyone has to notice. This Wake Up Eye Stick from Oars + Alps helps you look well rested and now you can pick it up at Target if you can't wait a few days for it to ship. It's made with caffeine to reduce dark circles and aloe to keep under-eye puffiness at bay. Each stick contains all natural ingredients and is free of parabens, sulfates, and cruelty. Apply during your bathroom routine in the morning, or midday for a quick pick-me-up. Find it at select Targets.
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Originally launched as a modification shop for Rolex hunting watches — hence the name — Pro Hunter now offers a full range of specialized, sought-after sport watches from the Geneva-based firm. Each timepiece from Pro Hunter starts life as a brand new Rolex with box and papers; no refurbs or restorations here. It is then carefully customized with DLC coatings and other modifications, with inspiration taken from noteworthy vintage Rolex models, but applied towards a goal of superior style, functionality, and exclusivity. Specifically, we're offering Stealth black-hued versions of the GMT-Master II, Daytona, Submariner Date, and Submariner Military. All Pro Hunter Rolex watches are accompanied by a 5 year warranty and exceptional service directly from Pro Hunter.
The vertical jump is one of the most prized measurements in athletics. While the NBA is the literal poster sport for jumping, it's NFL players that have best hops. Evan Ungar holds the world record for a standing jump, leaping 63.5 inches, and has a vertical of nearly three feet. But jumping higher than 50 inches is nearly impossible to do — and WIRED takes a deep dive into sports science to find out why.
Darren Berrecloth has spent his life seeking out the most remote places on earth to mountain bike. The professional rider has been around the globe, biking some of the harshest terrain he can find — and now he's found his favorite spot. The uninhabited island of Axel Heiberg in Canada is just 40 miles south of the North Pole, and Darren and his team made the difficult journey for the ultimate payoff.
Pro wrestling is fake. But the characters and stories are larger than life — literally and figuratively. From Gorgeous George in the 1950s to faces like Hulk Hogan and heels like the Undertaker, wrestling has a cast that rivals anything in film or television. Vox looks at the history of wrestling and the true art behind it — the art of storytelling.
In 1961, French tennis legend Rene Lacoste revolutionized the game of tennis. He introduced a racket made not of wood, but steel. Shortly after Lacoste's invention, Wilson came out with the T2000 — a stainless steel racket with a small head and open throat that minimized air resistance, allowing for faster, more powerful swings. Soon aluminum, graphite, and graphene would come to be the dominant materials in tennis racket construction, along with the oversize we're familiar with today.
Towering volcanic rock, flowing mineral pools, and desert vegetation. Sounds like the perfect backdrop for an epic wakeboarding video. Brian Grubb thought the same thing when he headed to Jordan to navigate the narrow canyons of Wadi Al-Hidan. Grubb is no stranger to riding unique waters having shredded the waves of an ancient Cleopatra Pool, a Wisconsin cranberry field, and the rice terraces of Banaue.
They call it the Circus for good reason. The Formula One schedule crisscrosses the globe, sometimes racing on consecutive weekends thousands of miles apart. Getting everything torn down and set back up requires an insane amount of planning, and each team has their own logistics expert. Wendover Productions details how getting a team across continents in the most technologically-advanced racing series on Earth works.
American legend Evel Knievel passed away in 2007, and the void he left has yet to be filled — until now. Travis Pastrana has raced everything from NASCAR's Bush series to the American Rally Championship, but his love has always been motorcycles. Now, he's recreated three of Evel's most popular jumps — the fountain at Caesar's Palace, 52 crushed cars, and 16 Greyhound buses, all while riding a custom Indian motorcycle.
The WWE has had its share of insane moments, most of them involving Mick Foley. But 20 years ago today, he topped them all with one of the greatest matches in sports entertainment. His alter ego Mankind faced off against the Undertaker in the infamous Hell in a Cell match. From being tossed off the top of the cage to the chokeslam through the chainlink fencing, Foley's brutal beating has become one of the most iconic events in wrestling history.
Dan Mancina was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease at 13 that would eventually leave him totally blind. But before that, he was a skateboarder. Even though he was losing his eyesight, Dan didn't stop — and isn't stopping now. Dan explains his technique that keeps on the board and doing tricks with a disability that others think would make it impossible.
When you imagine a soccer ball, chances are you picture a sphere covered in black and white patches. It's called the Telstar. Although it's now synonymous with the game of soccer, it wasn't the original design. Vox details how the rise of broadcast television led to the iconic design you know today.
The Finals are over and that means it's time to recap the season with a Bad Lip Reading. Not even The King was safe when BLR crew remixed the 2017-2018 season, finally letting us in on what all the players think about snow, tea, and Fergie's national anthem.
Pro BMX rider Nigel Sylvester is back with another installment in his globe-trotting GO series. This time, he's going from London to Paris, pulling tricks and getting a bit of the culture — and falling in love — in the process.
With sponsors like Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas, you know the Golden State sneaker closet is full of gems. Each season, players are sent their signature shoe in dozens of colorways and no one knows each pair better than equipment manager Eric Housen. During a tour of their Oakland practice facility, Housen shows off the lineup of shoes from players like Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Nick Young while ranking a few of his favorites in the process.
Even our heroes get old sometimes. Tony Hawk is 50 and has spent almost his entire life on a skateboard. But Father Time is catching up with the Birdman and Hawk is finding it a little harder to do some of the tricks he came up with. The RIDE Channel got together with Tony for 50 tricks on his 50th birthday — some of which will be the last time he ever does them.