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.
Nearly any sport can be played at night — but surfing isn't usually one of them. Father and son Roy and Sean Johnson are changing that with Roy's latest surfboard design. Starting with busted boards Roy finds on the beach, he rebuilds them with LEDs that let him and Sean hit the waves after dark.
The Monaco Grand Prix is one-third of the Triple Crown of motorsport, along with the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500. The glamour and pageantry of the race are unparalleled and the drivers who have won it are legendary. This footage from the 1962 Monaco GP is from one of the best eras of F1 when safety was an afterthought and the mid-engine layout had come into full supremacy. Taking from the German film Flying Clipper, it shows what the Golden Age of racing was like.
Everything you hear on a sports broadcast doesn't just happen — it's all the result of microphones and the A1 audio engineer. In a trailer outside the area, one person and a lot of equipment take strategically placed mics and literally chase the action, using faders on a mixing console. VOX talks to a few industry pros to see how the process works, and why you hear things at home you'd never hear at the stadium.
He's biked across the pristine landscapes of Utah and Oregon and through the fire and ice of Hawaii and Canada. Now, Mike Hopkins concludes his epic trilogy with yet another dream ride. The final chapter follows the mountain biker as he rides among stone giants and coastal seals throughout New Zealand.
A good pillow can be the difference between a night of restful sleep and a literal pain in the neck. The team at Casper knows this and designed a pillow that provides comfort and support regardless of your sleeping position. They've invented a unique pillow-in-pillow with a firm inner core and a soft outer shell. Thanks to the even fill distribution of silky fibers, the pillow won't lose its shape. It's also finished with breathable percale cotton to keep airflow moving and your pillow cool. It's even machine washable. Take advantage of the 100-night trial, and if you don't love it, Casper will give you a free refund.
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Made in Italy, the Unimatic U1-DN takes cues from some of the most prominent divers ever created. It boasts a matte black dial with Super-Luminova maxi markers and highly visible matching hands. A date disc displayed through the six-hour window blends in with the dial perfectly. The watch has a black, brushed, stainless steel case finished with scratch resistant DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating, while accuracy is ensured due to a Seiko NH35A automatic movement with a 41-hour power reserve. Only 300 were made, and each arrives individually numbered with a black heavy-duty NATO strap and black silicone rubber diving strap.
Diameter: 40mm / Lug width: 22mm / Depth rating: 300 meters
Mountain biking takes place in the mountains — but not the snow-covered kind in Saalbach, Austria. The pro biker's latest escapade finds him outrunning the police with huge jumps, rooftop gaps, and an impressive helicopter entrance.
The fastest way around a race track isn't the shortest. A proper racing line is all about momentum and carrying it into the straights for maximum speed. Chain Bear F1 has this great explainer on racing lines and why they have little to do with geometry.
It's the summer of 2017, and House Golden State is gathered to discuss the upcoming season and how to yet again dominate the NBA. The storylines are coming fast, with the Thunder, Rockets, and Vince Carter going to the Kings — but Sir Steve Kerr doesn't seem the least bit worried. With the first round of the playoffs underway, we'll see what Golden State has up their sleeve for the Finals.
The number of pitchers who can break the 100 MPH has gone up dramatically in the last decade, with one who can throw 105. But breaking 110 MPH is nearly impossible, due to the physical limitations of human bones, muscles, and ligaments. Unlike other sports where the performance bar is constantly being raised, pitching has most likely plateaued. WIRED talks with some baseball experts to find out why throwing a 110 MPH fastball won't be happening any time soon.
It's been a rough few years for Tiger Woods. Injuries and personal troubles have dogged him, but at the 2018 Masters, we saw a glimpse of the player that lit the game of golf on fire. After a two-year layoff, Woods returned to Augusta and finished tied at 32nd on the leaderboard — and it's great to see him back to form.
Freshly fallen powder. Crisp, cool air. Bundling up in a nice fleece jacket. No one loves winter more than The North Face. But as the temps rise and the snow begins to melt, the brand must bid farewell to their frigid friend. They do so in spectacular form with this love letter to the season featuring athletes from their Snow Team, embracing the elements one colossal mountain peak at a time.
When designing new uniforms for the NBA, Nike didn't start with fabric or fit. They started with research. Lots and Lots of research. Beginning in their Sports Research Lab, they put athletes through their paces, tracking everything from their movement to their temperature. Using this data, they create the game-day apparel you see on the court today.
Ever hear the sound of a rope banging against a flagpole in a strong wind? That laser-like sound is similar to the sound of skating on thin ice. Mårten Ajne seeks out fresh, thin ice — around two inches thick — for wild ice or Nordic skating. The black ice is incredibly smooth, making for effortless skating and a sound that's out of this world.
Combining vintage design and modern materials, Hamilton celebrates 100 years of aviation timepieces with the Khaki Pilot Watch. The dial is modeled after the flight instruments inside classic aircrafts, featuring a day display at the 12 o'clock and sand-colored Super-LumiNova numerals. It's housed in a 42 mm stainless steel case which has been coated in dark brown PVD. The watch is finished with a rugged leather strap. Inspired by U.S. military jackets, it sports a signature hot stamp and an authentic cockpit patina.
Presented by Hamilton.
Made for everyone that wants a better bath experience, the Super-Plush Complete Towel Set from Brooklinen is the result of testing textiles for two years. To create the strongest, most absorbent plush towels, Brooklinen looked no further than the inventors of the modern towel — Turkish artisans, mills, and materials. Each towel is crafted with a "Z twist" terry weave and is dense, cozy, and will hold its shape without unraveling for years to come. Available in White, Putty, Smoke, and Graphite neutrals.
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Dubai's Atlantis, The Palm is home to the Aquaventure Waterpark. Usually filled with gallons of water, the park is drained once a year, turning the 156-meters-worth of slides, tubes, and ramps into the ultimate skate park. Taking advantage of this annual event, skaters Jan Hauffman, Milton Martinez, and Alex Sorgente head to the resort for a once-in-a-lifetime session.
Nyjah Huston is the top pro skateboarder in the world. No question about it. Nyjah loves what he does, and bleeds for it — literally. He and Nike have come together for the Nyjah, his first signature skate shoe, available everywhere March 1st.
Football has grabbed headlines for injuries, with concussions becoming the focus on safety in the sport. But in America, its basketball that causes the most hospital trips, with ankle sprains topping the list. AsapScience finds what the most dangerous sport is, with some surprising answers.
It's one of the most difficult moves in sports. So difficult that only two American women — Tonya Harding and Mirai Nagasu — have every landed it in competition. Vox looks at the science behind the triple axel to find out why it's so hard and wows judges.
Nothing beats a Londoner — not even another Londoner. Amateurs and professionals from around the city try to one-up each other in Nike's fast-paced ode to the people London.
Lucius Zafalon is a real-life Mad Max. But instead of roaming a desert wasteland, he risks his life in the Globe of Death, a spherical cage with three other motorcycle riders. Even though he's broken a lot of bones, he still keeps stepping in, with a drive that defies reason.
The Winter Olympics start today and athletes will be performing all kinds of miraculous feats on the snow and ice. Skeleton racer John Daly will be one of them. Just before he represents the US, the two-time Olympian describes exactly what it feels like to race downhill at speeds up to 90 mph.
Of all the slow-motion footage the Slow Mo Guys have shot over the years, this might be their best work. At the University of Texas in Austin, they caught Kevin Durant putting it down in all its slo-mo glory. And if that wasn't enough, they also got Tony Hawk on shredding the pipe.
Another season is behind us so that means it's time for another Bad Lip Reading. No one is safe from the nonsense as refs, coaches, and players get dubbed over with bizarre hypothetical phrases.
It's Vince Carter's 41st birthday — and his 19th year in the NBA. Named Rookie of the Year in 1999, Vince has played his way into the Hall of Fame, the Olympics, and the playoffs. The man that gave us Vinsanity took a second to break down the 10 best dunks of his epic career.
January is almost over, and February is right around the corner. That can only mean one thing — you're annual Tecmo Super Bowl prediction. Tecmo predicts a hard-fought battle between the Patriots and Eagles, with an especially ugly second half. Tecmo predicts an underdog victory, with the Eagles beating the Patriots 16-10 — not a bad bet for this oddly prescient video game.
Candide Thovex is the best freeskier in the world. His skill is legendary, his style is unmistakable, and he doesn't even need snow. Candide went around the world with partner Audi, skiing places that you couldn't imagine being able to ski, from jungles to desert sands.
Even without the fancy camera work and beautiful editing, Danny MacAskill's trial biking is just as entertaining. The Scottish cyclist found himself in Düsseldorf for his Drop n Roll Tour. During the stop, he shredded every bench, fence, and table in the city and captured it all for this raw trick session.
A recent blizzard swept the U.S., dumping ice and snow up and down the east coast and freezing the Atlantic Ocean. While most wouldn't consider these ideal surfing conditions, two brave souls ventured out into the frigid Nantucket elements to get a rare chance to shred some slurpee waves.