Forget using a trampoline to up your dunking game like some half-time NBA mascot. Go find yourself a bridge over a lazy river like the Dunking Devils did, attach a swing and a hoop, and you’ll be pulling off dunks like the NBA All-Star game has never seen before.
Table tennis is a hard game that requires quick instincts and even quicker reflexes. But what if you had some help? Like, what if the table could tell you what to do? This ‘smart’ ping pong table shows you where to serve, tracks each shot you take, and gives you oodles of data on your game. It’s a clever projection…
If you’re like me, pull-ups are an impossible dream. That is the not the case for Jamshid Turaev. Last month, the Uzbek fitness enthusiast set a world record for pull-ups using just two index fingers.
Yesterday, The New York Times published a hilarious or apocalyptic (depending on how much you like basketball) account of NBA players’ attachment to their smartphones before and after a game—and sometimes during.
Here’s how a traditional wooden lacrosse stick gets made. You get to see how it’s done from the search for the right type of hickory tree to the splitting of the wood in halves and quarters and eighths to the steaming and bending and knitting and everything in between, it’s actually a humble process to make a stick…
Drones are most associated with clandestine missions, Amazon deliveries, and mutilated babies—in other words, not the makings of an exciting sport. But first-person-view drone racing is a fast-developing and immensely thrilling contest, and thanks to ESPN, a whole bunch of people are about to discover it.
These guys may have melted the soles of their shoes a bit, but it was worth it to capture these jaw-dropping tricks in stunning slow motion.
I get it now! That’s why soccer doesn’t let players use their hands. Just in case they decide to start playing with a fireball. Watch Joltter, Andrew Henderson, and Melody Donchet do tricks with a ball that’s on fire and also hit a free kick too.
Rio’s Summer Olympics are just a few months away, and it’s not looking good for the city. The water is still polluted, stadium budgets have been slashed, and a scary virus is frightening athletes and spectators. Now, there’s also growing concern that the Games will be a financial disaster—and the poorest areas of Rio…
How is it even possible to have this much control over an ordinary piece of string?
Obstacle detection and avoidance is one area in which drones fail utterly, which is too bad because human pilots just aren’t that good at flying them. The obvious solution? Teach a drone to think like fencer.
Next fall you might be watching Thursday Night Football on Twitter, according to Bloomberg. Apparently the social network has won the rights to stream Thursday night NFL games online. We’re having a very hard time picturing what this looks like.
Baseball season is here, and while super fans have long had streaming access to every game from MLB.tv, Yahoo’s now streaming a game a day for free from its site.
Shattering bats might look cool, but they’re really dangerous for both the players and the fans. Why does that happen, and how come bats always seem to snap in the same way?
Jean Yves Blondeau’s ski suit conjures up a lot of images. It’s sort of like a Transformer. Or The Stig for winter sports. But mostly I’m concerned about if the person wearing it is able to stop.
Your skis are strapped on and you’re holding a rope. Then the motorcycle revs and you’re off at top speed down a snowy trail.
Look, I’m sure a large team of well-trained ropework professionals have decided that ski jumping while attached to a bungee line, attached to a zipline, is a safe thing to do. But every single part of my brain involved with self-preservation is telling me it’s a bad idea.
Candide Thovex is a professional French freestyle skier who’s known for his creative approach to the sport. Creative in this instance meaning incredibly dangerous and jaw-droppingly awesome.
If you want to capture as much of your action as possible, Ricoh’s new WG-M2 might be for you: It shoots 4K video across a frankly ridiculous 204-degree field of view.