Sporting Goods

Citizen Bones Humanoid Fishing Lures

David Maher of Citizen Bones Fishing emailed me to suggest his Humanoid (and Skeleton!) Fishing Lures for a product write up, and it reminded me of something: I get a lot of stupid, awful, and pushy product suggestions...

Goblies Throwable Paintballs

$10.50 Amazon »

You don't shoot 'em, you don't drop 'em like a bomb, and you definitely don't Goblies them up. Goblies Throwable Paintballs are soft and squishy projectiles that throw like a water balloon, and land in an explosion of...

Daggerfish Handreels for Backpack Fishing

$45 - $75 Daggerfish »

Fishing. Now that's another skill I don't have and would...not be inclined to learn. Don't get me wrong, these Daggerfish Handreels for backpack fishing look like great designs, and will definitely keep an angler's trekking...

Indian eFTR Hooligan 1.2 e-Bike

$3,999.99 Indian Motorcycle »

Despite Indian Motorcyle's best aesthetic efforts, the Indian eFTR Hooligan 1.2 e-Bike still looks more like a bicycle than a motorcycle, but hey. At least you don't need a license to ride one. You'll get a few other...

Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythic Blaster

$79 Amazon »

We all gotta change with the times, and Nerf is no exception. Sure, the introduction of the brand's first ever gel pellet blaster, the Nerf Pro Gelfire Mythic, doesn't mean they're giving up on foam darts and Hyper rounds...

Nerf LMTD Destiny Gjallarhorn Blaster

$185 Bungie Store »

Is it your destiny to score a Nerf LMTD Gjallarhorn Blaster from Bungie Rewards? You can improve your chances of following the path of a Guardian by acquiring the Gjallarhorn rocket launcher in the Destiny 2: Bungie 30th...

GoSports Slam X 4-Way Volleyball Set

$131.59 Amazon »

Slam! Da duh duh, da duh duh. No wait, make that, Slam...X! Da duh duh, da duh duh GoSports' 4-way volleyball set is called Slam X, presumably both to signify that it is volleyball to the eXtreme, and to reflect the X-shape...

Giant Boxing Kangaroo Sprinkler

$49.99 Perpetual Kid »

Your kid in a boxing fight versus a giant kangaroo. Now that sounds like a losing battle. BigMouth Toys has even given their kangaroo - Kangaroo Jack - a pair of boxing gloves and the ability to shoot a 360-degree spinning...

Huupe Smart & Interactive Basketball Hoop

$3,995 Huupe »

Huupe time, Huupe time, Huupe, Huupe! The Huupe, a new smart and interactive indoor or outdoor basketball hoop, doesn't just bring the game to your gym or backyard, it brings the hype too. With the tech to stream on-demand...

Sena R2 EVO Bluetooth & Mesh Intercom Cycling Helmet

$199 Amazon »

Mesh better with your fellow cyclists, or ignore them in favor of listening to an audiobook on your ride, with Sena's R2 EVO, a road cycling helmet with a Mesh Intercom system and Bluetooth connectivity for smartphones...

Floating Ping-Pong Table

$96.09 Amazon »

Runaway ping-pong balls from a ping-pong table floating in water: less annoying or more annoying to chase after? Also, playing ping-pong in water: harder or easier? Only one way to find out, I guess. I'll bring the Poolmaster...

OpenBike Open-Source DIY Plywood Bicycle

Who likes urban cycling? Who likes commuting to work in no traffic on a bicycle rather than in jammed traffic in a car? Who likes building things with their own two hands? Who likes open-source designs? Most of all, Who!...

SpyraLX Mechanical Water Blaster

$89 Spyra »

The SpyraLX mechanical water blaster is a next-generation...regression, if you will...of Spyra's SpyraOne and SpyraTwo water bullet water guns. The originals are most excellent weapons of mass pelting and drenching, able...

Iguana Smart Sack - App-Enabled Bluetooth Hacky Sack

$18 Amazon »

The Iguana Smart Sack, being app-enabled with a Bluetooth sensor insert, is smart...yes. I guess. Technically. But take a look at its app interface, which reminds me of the Oregon Trail screen on my Apple IIGS. The lithium...

The Decimator Carbon Fiber Pickleball Paddle Set

Sold Out Amazon »

I cannot say that I've ever played pickleball, but calling this carbon fiber pickleball paddle set "The Decimator" sure makes it sound a lot more formidable than the name "pickleball." Which always just makes me think...

AirSilo Electric Ball Pump

$26.99 Amazon »

I like that the AirSilo is an electric ball pump, meaning I don't actually have to pump it to inflate my balls, and risk tiring out my arm and wrist so much I'm left with no energy to play with my balls after I inflate...

Widescape WS250 Stand-Up Snowmobile

$6,400 Widescape »

From stand-up desk at work to...stand-up snowmobile at play? The Widescape WS250 is the world's first stand-up snowmobile, an off-trail ride with an anti-slip platform users stand on to make their snowmachining experience...

DIY Ping-Pong Guns

$4 - $5 Etsy »

Ping!... Pong! ... Pop! Right in the kisser, Cornelius, courtesy of my new Ping-Pong Gun. My new Ping-Pong Gun that I milled, all by myself on a CNC machine, from Andriy Goroshko's vector plan drawings...

PL1: Portable Rope Tow for the Backcountry

$1,059 - $1,137 ZOA Engineering »

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. And then let PL1 tow, let it tow, let it tow. ZOA Engineering's PL1 is a portable rope tow system created for backcountry skiing and snowboarding. The device is small enough to fit...

Speedcraft AIR Nostril-Opening Sunglasses

$295 100 Percent »

Even though Speedcraft AIR nostril-opening sunglasses are designed for cyclists, after 2 full years of pinching off my nostrils with face masks and their bendy metal nose bars, I am really feeling a piece of eyewear designed...

Skateable Synthetic Ice

$244.99 - $3,699.99 Amazon »

For hockey players and skaters, these skateable synthetic ice tiles are a step up from those back-and-forth slide boards you have to wear shoe booties to use, but still a step down from EZ Ice, a real DIY backyard ice...

Rip 'N Sip Ski Suit

$224.95 - $249.95 Amazon »

Tipsy Elves, makers of the Rip 'N Sip Ski Suit, sells them with a warning: "Caution: These ski suits may cause hand fatigue from excessive high fives." But I disagree. Based on the snow onesie's nod to the paper cup print...

Penny Australia Plastic Skateboards

$109 - $199 Amazon »

Here's a Penny for your thoughts. My thoughts are that Penny Australia's Skateboards are pretty damn cool, made of waffled plastic decks Penny says makes them "the original and the best" for anyone who wants a simple...

120 dB Electric Bike Horn

$13.88 - $15.99 Amazon »

Sure, a 120 dB electric bike horn could be a nuisance. Say, for example, attached to the handlebars of a gang of 8-year-olds' bicycles, and sounded every half block in ear-rupturing unison, or a cacophonic orchestra...