5 Mind Blowing New Ways to Skateboard

Its the spring time people! That wonderful time of year that, if you live in a densely populated area like myself, you can drink outside all weekend and stare at women in sundresses. Now, if you really want to impress those women while you are on the way to grab a tasty beverage, check out these brand new MINDBLOWING (see above) ways to get around on a skateboard. People be designing some crazy ‘ish over the winter.

1. Mind Controlled Skate Boards

This board is called the Board of Imagination and its by Chaotic Moon Labs (remember that name) and it is a skateboard that you literally control with just your thoughts. From a recent CNET article:

The obviously named Board of Imagination integrates a neuroheadset from a company called Emotiv, with a Samsung tablet running Windows 8, which is in turn connected to the skateboard’s motor. The headset translates thought into electrical circuitry that’s routed through the tablet, into the motor, and powers the board. Simply put, you think-it goes.

How sick is that? I hope you clicked through to see the video because i don’t feel like embedding it and robbing them of their hits.

Sure, its true, you can’t run out and buy one now, but when this technology actually comes to mass production can you imagine the new level of laziness it’l create? I mean this is lazier than the Segway and NOTHING is lazier to use than a Segway (ok, well maybe a Rascal). This could create a whole generation of atrophied kids who don’t ever have to physically exert themselves to get anywhere ever again!  Just stand, think, go!

Screw the hoverboard from Back to the Future II, I must have one of these when they come out!

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(Soon to be) New Sport: Subwinging

This thing just came out but it is a sure thing to become a new sport in the future. It is called the “Subwing” and it allows you to essentially fly while underwater.  So this guy, Simon Sivertson, figured out that if he developed this wing to be used underwater, towed by a boat, he would be able to see the world under the sea in a whole new way…faster and with tremendous control. Looks like he succeeded.

Check out the video to watch it in action, its pretty impressive:

There is no way this doesn’t get co-opted for some sort of new watersport in the next few years. It could easily be a judged sport like surfing or wake-boarding with the body control one can have with that thing. If i lived near the water, or was at all athletic and/or acrobatic, I’d be on this like white on rice…but i’m not so i’ll continue to blog about things I cannot do.

/contemplates his life

/puts hands on face

/cries in hands.

If you want one, you can get it from the company site here. Just remember, if this blows up and becomes the next big watersport, you heard it here first.

From Neatorama via Dude Craft

New (Old) Sport: Shovel Racing

What once was old is now new again. As profiled recently in Wired magazine and in the Wall Street Journal a couple years ago people are back at shovel racing y’all! For those too lazy to read either one of those articles, let me sum them up for you.

Shovel racing was a thing for like 30 years at Angel Fire resort in New Mexico until people started modifying the shovels so much that they became less like shovels and more like greased-lightning death sleds. After a few years off, most likely (and this is just a guess) because most of the more awesome racers kept dying, shovel racing is back sans the whole “modified” part. Just good ole fashioned shovel racing.

All you need is a shovel and a butt…ok and some arms and legs because i dunno how you are gonna steer and stop without em…and a snowsuit cause its cold.

You can get going pretty fast as evidenced by this 2012 shovel run that got up to 60+ m.p.h.

Crazy but man I totally would love to try this. This needs to be a thing at ski resorts everywhere.

Oh, want to know why the sport banned all those modified shovel racers? Check it out:

Yeah probably for the best that the sport went back to the original shovel.  99% of those devices had no resemblance to a shovel at all.  Cool looking? Hell yea!  Deadly? OH HELL YEAH! Shovels? No, not so much.

New Sport: Train Surfing?

I saw this on the interwebs yesterday but I didn’t have the time to throw it up on the site. Nevertheless, check out these dudes participating in this EXTREME sport on the fly…or on the rails as it were. Some people call it “Train Surfing”.

It’s sorta like surfing…and skateboarding, which is sorta like surfing on land…and parkour which is sorta like skateboarding without a board, except that is is just on a train. Guys do little acrobatic things and tap signs while the train speeds along merrily down the track.

Mix one part boredom and one part crazy and apparently you get this. It seems to have been around for awhile, but hey, its new to the Deuce and that makes it a new sport ’round these parts.

I wouldn’t try this if I were you, just sayin.

You love sports, you must if you read this website, but do you love sports enough to help fund someone else’s love of a sport? I don’t, but some people out there do and they have actually used this website called Kickstarter to help fund their sports related business ventures. The kick in kickstarter is that a lot of these never actually get funded.

You see, the website is a way for start-up projects to get instant funding, be they movies, books, bars, breweries, t-shirts, whatever, anything you can think of. If you have an idea and it needs funding then you can possibly get that funding on Kickstarter.

The thing is, if you do not achieve your goal funding level, you get none of the money. Thus, there are a ton of sports related items on there that were left unfunded and we at the Deuce feel that it is our duty to show you, the consumers, just what you missed out on.

We’ve gone through the sports related Kickstarters and hand picked our favorite sports related things that never got funded but should have…at least in our warped minds.

1) Flying Bird Hats

Who wants this product?  This guy, that’s who. Sadly, these poor saps only got 2 backers who donated a total of $90 towards their goal of $8,500…and really, who can blame them, these things are atrocious. Just look at this one:

That is downright frightening. It bares a shocking resemblance to a piece of roadkill that has been affixed to a cap with a hot glue gun. Yeeeeuuck.  Not getting funded on one website has not deterred this entrepreneur however, you can still pick up your Flyingbirdhat at Flyingbirdhat.com.

On the one hand, I hope that someone makes this a trend. I think I would get a huge kick out of being the website that started the Flyingbirdhat trend across the nation.

On the other hand, some hipster, somewhere, has looked at this post and has already decided that this cap will be sufficiently ironic and it will be on his head in 2-4 weeks, depending on shipping times, and I shiver at the thought of unleashing this upon the denizens of Brooklyn. They have suffered enough in recent years.

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