A Photo Finish

 

TEAM USA’s JESSICA DIGGINS AND KIKKAN RANDALL CELEBRATE AFTER WINNING GOLD IN THE WOMENS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM SPRINT AT THE PYEONGCHANG 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS. (ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Team USA’s Kikkan Randall and Jesse Diggins made history today becoming the first Americans to win a gold medal in Cross Country Skiing. Winning the Womens Team Sprint by just 0.19 seconds, their victory was too close to capture with the naked eye and was decided by a photo finish. The Men’s 15km Mass Start Biathlon was won by a similarly narrow margin in another photofinish earlier this week.  

Omega is the Official Timekeeper of Olympic games, and has fulfilled that role for 27 Olympics since 1932, when the games were timed with just 30 chronograph stopwatches. Among Omega’s many contributions to sports timing since has been the development of photoelectric cells. First used in 1948 in St. Moritz, a highly reactive beam of light was emitted onto the finish line. It stopped the timer as soon as the first athlete crossed it, measuring to 1000th of a second.
 

TOP: PYEONGCHANG 2018, WOMENS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM SPRINT, TEAM USA’S JESSICA DIGGINS CROSSING THE FINISH LINE JUST AHEAD OF SWEDEN’S STINA NILSSON; RIO 2016, WOMENS 400M FINAL, BAHAMAS’ SHAUNAE MILLER FALLS ACROSS FINISH LINE AHEAD OF USA’S ALLYSON FELIX

 
This technology was integrated into a new slit technology photofinish camera that captured a sequence of events through a narrow field of vision from a single point on a vertical dimension. While a conventional photograph shows a variety of locations at a fixed moment in time, a photo finish shows a variety of times at a fixed location. The time markings along the bottom of the image show the exact crossing time of any racer, and the elevated angle highlights the position of every racer in relation to the others. What results are these beautifully abstract and elongated horizontal streaks of the athletes bodies crossing the finish line. Read More

 

Headgames

 

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From the half pipe to slopestyle, downhill to slalom, the only thing as dazzling as the Olympic athletes’ performances on the snow has been their headgear. The helmets and goggles designed to protect these skiers and snowboarders in high speed crashes, big air wipeouts, and blustery conditions have been putting on a show in Pyeongchang. With their vibrant hues, graphic designs, and high shine glosses, the gold medal winners are…

LEFT COLUMN: OAKLEY MOD3 MIPS SNOW HELMET $180. As previewed in Pyeongchang 2018: Gearing Up, it’s been hard to miss the Oakley Harmony Fade collection of neon yellow and orange goggles on so many of the skiers and snowboarders. The more understated Oakley MOD3 helmet has a clean and simple aesthetic, and is designed to integrate seamlessly with any goggle with its Modular Brim System. Offering all-mountain versatility with all-day comfort, the MOD3 features MIPS industry leading safety protection (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System), BOA fit system, and easy magnetic buckle closure. 



LINDSAY VONN IN BRIKO VULCANO HELMET & OAKLEY HARMONY FADE FLIGHT DECK GOGGLES

 
ANON M2 GOGGLES $239.95. Anon is Burton Snowboards line of goggles, as seen on Shaun White in his historic 3rd gold medal win in the Mens Halfpipe! With multiple styles available, the M2 features a rimless design and a super fast and easy, magnetic lens change technology.  It’s spherical lens mimics the curvature of the human eye for superior optics, while Zeiss lenses enhance contrast for the best possible definition and terrain recognition. Also available is the Anon MFI facemask which attaches to the goggle for extra warmth and protection on the most frigid of days!  Read More

 

Have Your Cake & Ride It Too

 

 

As bicycle commuting has become increasingly popular, perhaps the hottest category in the bike industry is now the e-bike. For those who want to avoid a sweaty push up a hill before arriving at an important meeting, e-bikes offer riders a boost of propulsion when they need it. With a small integrated motor that uses a rechargeable battery to assist the riders own pedal power, there is no noise or fuel emissions.

This eco-friendly technology has evolved off road as well into mountain bikes, and now into KALK, an electric high-performance off-road motorcycle. Designed for exploration and discovery, the KALK allows riders to travel as far as 50 miles, and as fast as 50 miles per hour, with the single charge of its battery. Emitting zero fuel emissions, lightweight and silent, the KALK encourages off road riding with responsibility and respect.  Read More

 

Red Hot & Sporty

 

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On the snow, bike and beach…

get all fired up in this red hot gear!

 
FROM LEFT COLUMN 1: OAKLEY HOLBROOK BACKPACK $65. Keep it hot with your everyday tote. For work or play, this durable duotone red backpack ports all your essentials and also features a padded internal sleeve that accommodates 15-inch laptops. NITRO QUIVER NUAT SNOWBOARD $499From the Nitro Quiver series of uniquely shaped, monochromatic snowboards, the Nuat is made for powder days with its surf-inspired shape. Its wing-cut wide nose and tapered tail makes the Nuat super responsive for quick turns while still designed for maximum float.

COLUMN 2: POC IRIS STRIPE GOGGLES $99.95. This classic mid-sized mirrored goggle pumps up the style with its playful strap. Shown here in Valentine red, it also comes in other fun color combos. The double lens features an anti-scratch treatment on the outside and an anti-fog treatment on the inside for durability and clear vision. Triple-layer face foam means an ultra-comfortable fit. ISABEL MARANT ÉTOILE DARCY STRIPED STRETCH KNIT TRACK JACKET $435. The track jacket continues to be a fashion favorite, and this classic 70’s style from Isabel Marant Étoile features a loose fit, retro ribbed cuffs and collar, zip pockets, and comes with matching pants too! PATAGONIA STRIDER SHORT $49. Board short style, these running shorts feature a wide, supportive waistband and built-in liner with breathable mesh panels to keep you cool and comfy. Fabric’s lightweight DWR treatment keeps a little rain from ruining your run. CONVERSE ONE STAR SUEDE LOW TOP now $59.97. An iconic sneaker and must have in the rotation, the Converse One Star is a style classic. Shown here in red suede with a black star, any color combo is hot!  Read More

 

Pyeongchang 2018: Gearing Up!

 

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The 2018 Winter Olympics kick off this week and we could not be more excited for all the action packed excitement to come! Besides the incredible athletes and heroic performances, there will be all the cool gear, apparel, and accessories we wait every four years to see! Skis, goggles, helmets, and more, here is a preview of just some of the amazing swag to come, that you can get your hands on too!

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: ROSSIGNOL HERO WORLD CUP SKI BOOTS. We will soon be seeing Rossignol’s HERO racing series and graphics across skis, boots, helmets, and accessories. HERO reflects the brand’s history atop the podium in World Cup and Olympic competition. Offering a sleek look along with technical excellence, the new HERO World Cup is the real-deal, elite-level race boot for competitive alpine racers. It features a race hinged design, and neutral, upright stance for efficient power transmission. An ultra-thin cork-flo lace-up liner provides an exact fit for ultimate precision and performance. Read More

 

Cap Beauty: The Wellness Mecca

 

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CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: CAP BEAUTY THE COCONUT BUTTER; UMA WELLNESS OIL AROMATHERAPY DISCOVERY KIT; TATA HARPER REJUVENATING HAND CREAM;VINTER’S DAUGHTER ACTIVE BOTANICAL SERUM; THE NEAT MATCHA STICK BOX; MAY LINDSTROM THE HONEY MUD; CAP BEAUTY THE CAPTIVATOR ENERGY MIST; EIR ACTIVE BODY WASH; KARMAMEJU RECHARGE IONIC BODY BRUSH

 
Nestled on a typically quaint side street in Greenwich Village is CAP BEAUTY, a boutique and mecca for New York City’s wellness obsessed woman. With their slogan, “Beauty is Wellness. Wellness is Beauty”, CAP carries over 100 brands of 100% natural products. Ranging from ingestibles like medicinal mushrooms, matcha, and coconut butter; to serums, lotions and oils, CAP covers the beauty and wellness spectrum inside and out. We had planned to include CAP in our 31 Days of Wellness feature, but upon visiting the shop discovered there was so much there, it was a story in itself.

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Though all are available online at CAPBEAUTY.com, the shop is a destination created to embody the understated, yet fairly fabulous lifestyle these enticing products represent. You understand each in the context of the whole. None of it is inexpensive, but all is tempting in this space where wellness reigns and style abounds. The floors are lined with rose quartz, tonics flow, and beauty secrets are buzzing. All can be yours in a jar, tube, or mist. Add to that a spa downstairs with wellness infused facials and other body treatments.
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Super Fly Trainers

 

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Flyknit, Primeknit, EvoKnit… super stylish for everyday wear,

interwoven seamless technology insures these trainers perform as good as

they look, no matter the workout!

 
LEFT COLUMN: NIKE LUNAR EPIC LOW PLYKNIT now $109.97. From the company that brought you Flyknit, Nike has taken this seamless woven technology and integrated it into many of their best selling models. The LunarEpic is a lightweight cushioned running shoe — winner of Competitor Magazine’s 2017 Editor’s Choice award. It’s a favorite of your editor too, for its versatility as a distance running shoe that’s great for HIIT workouts as well. The Flyknit 2 improves on its predecessor with an updated slip-on design for a sock-like snug and supportive fit. Available in multiple colors for men and women. Running, Cross Training, HIIT workouts

MERRELL TRAIL GLOVE 4 KNIT $130. For men and women, this barefoot trail running and training shoe now features a 3D knit sock-like construction and 4-way stretch. Designed for support and agility on the trail and obstacle training, the dual directional flex-groove midsole offers stability on uneven terrain with durable anatomical grooves on outsole for superior grip and traction. Trail Running, Cross Training, Freerunning, Parkour Read More

 

Snow Beach

 

 

2018 RALPH LAUREN SNOW BEACH COLLECTION

 
Launching today is Snow Beach, a limited edition snowboarding collection by Polo Ralph Lauren that commemorates the 25th anniversary of this iconic collection’s original 1993 debut. Comprised of both reissued and reimagined styles inspired by the original collection, a color capsule is now available, with a black & white capsule coming February 1.

The original collection was inspired by the look and attitude of early 1990s when snowboard style was defined by an eclectic mix of color-blocked and graphic technical pieces. With its bold colors and signature logo, Snow Beach introduced a new vibe to the Ralph Lauren aesthetic, less gentrified and more hip hop. These pieces would become highly sought-after collector’s items, as did others in the Polo collections of that era. Read More

 
 

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