Geek Weekly: Batman Golfs With The Gotham Golfcart

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If you were wondering how the dark knight could possibly go out and about in daylight on the sunny slopes of a lush, green golf course it will come as no surprise that the Gotham Golfcart was constructed to provide an armored ride to that dangerous 18th hole.

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Initial thought: geek-gasm. This thing is in production right now. Order if you dare.

The only issue is that the billionaire Batman alter ego Bruce Wayne is needed just to be able to afford this Christopher Nolan Bat inspired Batmobile turned golf cart.

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Babolat’s App Connected Tennis Racket Collects the Cold Hard Facts About Your Game [CES 2014]

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Seeing as how the 2014 CES exhibition is underway, it is only fitting for Gadizmo to cover some of it’s new tech developments. The first up on the list is Babolat Play, the world’s first connected tennis racket. Developed by Babolat, this new creation is intended for both amateur and professional players, collecting performance data about the player’s swing, power, endurance and ball impact.

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For someone who struggles to send the yellow ball in the right direction, Babolat Play will help improve the way you approach the sport. While it will not replace the player’s technique, this connected racket will make use of the collected data and give players a chance to make necessary adjustments to improve their game. It’s like a personal trainer who intimately follows and reviews your every move.

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Regenerative Running Shoes Made To Mimic Wearer’s Body Cells

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Move aside Nike, the Free Runs have nothing on Shamees Aden’s new concept trainers, which encompass biological material and self-regenerative abilities. Now, the idea might sound like something ripped out right out of Arthur C. Clarke’s personal collection of sci-fi manuals, but the Protocells project is very much in development. In collaboration with protocell technology professor Dr Martin Hanczyc at the University of Southern Denmark, Aden looks to introduce the world’s first pair of living athletic footwear.

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Protocell would fit like a second skin – which is made possible by 3D-printing. Think of it as a protective glove, but for your feet. When you run, these trainers will react to pressure and movement, increasing in mass to provide extra cushioning where required. But that’s not cool part.

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Catch a Ride in this London Tube Tent

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Summer is here and the warm weather ushers in the season for camping. For the most part, camping is generally a 1-4 person per tent adventure, but the introduction of the London Underground Tube Tent now makes camping easier and slightly more entertaining for larger groups.

All aboard the party tent!

As the name suggest, the London Underground Tube Tent is designed to look exactly like the Northern Line train cars in London, right down to the way that the doors open. Naturally this tent won’t actually move on its own but, it might feel like it is after a wild night of barbecuing and drinking.

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YOLO: The Snolo Stealth X is Cooler Than Your Snowboard

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Skiing and snowboarding probably top the list of cool competitive snow sports, but sledding, mostly practiced by snotty kids on a mound of two week old powder on a trashcan lid, is somewhere on the bottom of that list. Unfortunately, for extreme sledders the options are slim and the sport is still very niche. Trust me, when you’re done reading this article google “extreme sledding” and then google “extreme skiing.” You decide what looks more fun. You’d probably find most of these extreme sledders hunched over their hot chocolate at the lodge trying not to make eye contact. But the Snolo “Stealth X” – which is a little like the Maserati of sleds –might change all that.

Made of a sleek, lightweight carbon fiber, the Snolo “Stealth X” was invented by retired probation officer and New Zealander Sean Boyd. Boyd, self admittedly inept at snowboarding and skiing, combined his automotive, plastics and metal industries background and love of design to make a sled that wasn’t completely embarrassing to ride down the slopes.

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Crazy Russians Build Really, Really Long Trampoline Road

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Most artists have a different way of looking at the world. The same applies to the way they traverse it. Deep in the woods of Nikola-Lenivets, Russia – which is a rising bohemian and artistic community about 4 hours from Moscow – an Estonian architecture firm Salto has built a 170-foot-long trampoline road. Now visitors to this remote creative enclave can hop and leap to their hearts desire while they sing free in the beautiful Russian sunshine.

The foot path, which is called “Fast Track,” was designed by Maarja Kask, Karli Luik and Ralf Lõoke of Salto – which in Latin means “to leap or jump” and in gymnastics refers to a somersault – to challenge “the concept of infrastructure that only focuses on technical and functional aspects and tends to be ignorant to its surroundings.” And the surroundings they are referring to are a wooded bucolic utopia that artists, craftsmen, architects and more have slowly been moving into – some full time – since the late 1980s.

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Face Anything Mother Nature Throws at You in Style with Beardski

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Do you ever wish you had enough facial hair to keep you warm on the slopes but lack the time to grow a prize winning beard over the short weekend break from your daily 9-5?

With the Beardski you can embrace your inner beard with all the benefits of an adjustable, thermal fleece lined, water resistant, neoprene face shielding, skin saver.

The beard also features a soft skin facing liner so you won’t have to worry about itching or shedding hairs all over your lint trap of a thermal sweater.

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BioLogic PostPump Seatpost Feeds your Bike’s Tires

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Why not keep the air in your bike’s tires, even while out on the trail (or road) with the BioLogic PostPump Seatpost.

For someone who mountain bikes rigorous 6.1 mile trails in the hillocks of Cathedral Pines, having a patch kit and tools packed away on the bike has always been essential; but I have lacked the necessary pump to air up my tire should I ever get a flat or puncture and need to fix it.

The bike pump of my dreams is the Biologic PostPump that fits inside the seat post.

My bike’s frame is already bracketed with a water bottle holder so installing an air pump to the body is not possible (not to mention those pumps are often expensive, made of cheap plastic, and break upon impact or a fall).

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PowerSki JetBoard: 40mph Surfboard no Wave Required

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The PowerSki Jetboard is a fast, lightweight, stand-up motorized surfboard that anyone can ride. Why? Because everyone knows standing on a regular surfboard in calm water is boring and you look stupid.

This steroid packed surfboard runs on a patented, single cylinder, two stroke 330cc electric start engine that pumps out 45 horsepower capable of propelling a rider 40 mph on flat water. And if you’ve ever ridden a typical jet ski, you know 40 mph can easily feel like 80 mph when you’re skimming just inches from the surface.

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Cardsharp 2: Shanking Redefined

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If you’ve always wanted to carry a knife but, were afraid to look like “that guy,” the Cardsharp 2 now packs three inches of surgical stainless steel goodness into a package slim enough to fit discretely into your wallet.

This ingenious design from Ian Sinclair has all the cutting capabilities of a typical pocket knife but, at 2.2mm thick, is only as wide as a couple of credit cards and at 13 grams, it won’t exactly weigh you down.

The transforming polypropylene body features hinges guaranteed for life and a unique child proof safety lock that will keep the razor sharp blade at bay while its resting in your more sensitive areas.

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