Today’s athlete is a spartan renaissance man, a conglomeration of multi-faceted fitness that culminates in one fine-tuned machine ready for whatever the world will bring. And the modern fitness man requires diversity in gear — something to guide him in excellence in all of his athletic follies. This gear will aid him in crossing the finish first, whatever that finish line may be.
Gifts for the Spartan Renaissance Man
The Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph
The Wilson Pro Staff RF97 Autograph is Roger Federer’s new on-court weapon, and the first racket change he’s made in 10 years.
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Still doesn't cure tennis elbow
To quote some guy in a movie, “My momma always said you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes, where they’re going, where they’ve been”. Although that guy may have been more into table-tennis than tennis-tennis, he was right. In a game where footwork is key, Wilson’s Rush Pro ($120) has a hard job. We got our hands on a pair and made ‘em squeak between the white lines (mostly).
Once you get one, the only fault will be yours
There are a lot of tennis racquets out there. Some are endorsed by pros, all tend to have either slightly badass (T-Fight) or buzzword scientific (YouTek Graphene Instinct Rev) names, and a reassuring amount fall into the same moderately affordable price range. We’ve sorted through them and found five great ones across the player spectrum. Pick your favorite up, string it with your synthetic gut of choice and try not to shank that backhand down the line. The new stick should help.
Seamus Golf Club Head Covers Covers to match your own personal style — whether that be herringbone, plaid, or clan-specific tartan patterns. Your only trouble will be finding duds for yourself that look as good. That, and your awful slice. $45+ Cordito Cord Wrap Keep three cables and two plugs organized, the adult way. Sayonara,…
Yes, we know, tennis is a game of finesse and skill—but that doesn’t mean we always listen to our own advice. Sometimes you just gotta beat the cover off the ball. For those that are more Roddick than reserved, there’s the Wilson Juice 100 BLX ($189). Constructed from basalt fibers — that’s volcanic rock to…
When the going gets tough, the tough get equipped
We were about two 12 packs deep into our weekly man meeting (a time when my friends and I are granted a hall pass from our ladies). It started as a simple discussion of “what if the zombies came”, and quickly evolved to earthquakes (and other natural disasters), riots, terrorist attacks or various other situations…
New for the 2007 season, the official NFL® leather game ball by Wilson is the epitome of footballs. It’s constructed with high-quality leather for top performance at the highest level and the ball features NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s signature. Best part is that it’s made here in the good ol’ US of A. What this…
Brandished by Roger Federer, the [K]Factor Racquet comes to the court strong with a lot of breakthrough technology (no it does not have an iPod dock)… The racquet introduces Karophite Black, a structure created when bonding Carbon Black, Graphite and SiO2 together at the nano level creating a denser and stronger racquet matrix. This along…