Monday, May 17, 2010

Want to do a review of Fox Racing and give a little history of this company:

Fox was started back in 1974 by Geoff Fox, a PhD who taught physics at Santa Clara University. The company was called Moto-X Fox, and was a distribution for European motocross parts and accessories.  Within 2 years of starting the company in a 1500 square foot building in Campbell, California, Geoff was developing engine components and suspension.

In the Spring of 1977 Geoff created his own racing team, Team Moto-X Fox. He wanted show the American public that his products were superior to those of his competitors. His riders finished 5th, 6th, and 7th in a very competitive 125 cc National Championship series. These riders wore bright red, orange, and yellow jerseys, handmade by Fox. These jerseys were a big hit with the fans and motorcycle enthusiasts. Calls started pouring into the Fox store.

The following two decades, Fox riders tallied over forty National Motocross and Supercross Championships. They continue to be a family owned and run business. They are currently located in Morgan Hill, CA and continue to produce some of the most advanced protective gear on the market.

Fox is always paving new paths for people to follow and pushing the limits. The have awesome designs and amazing products. They have been perfecting their gear for sooo many years now, you cannot go wrong buying Fox products.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Here are some excerpts from the article done by SI about Pearce and his "frends":
Last June, Kevin Pearce (SI, Dec. 7, 2009) sat cross-legged on the backside of California's Mammoth Mountain, sounding like a pioneer. The 22-year-old Vermonter, a rising star in the sport, had invited a handful of his snowboarding friends to train with him. (They call themselves Frends-the absent i denoting selflessness.) With Pearce, Danny Davis and Luke Mitrani dialing in an assortment of double-corked moves, there was a sense of euphoria in the air. Pearce marveled at how quickly he and his Frends had gone from "just thinking about the tricks to actually taking it to the wall."
That progression was slowed last Thursday. In the process of landing a cab double cork-a trick he's nailed before-Pearce caught his toe-side edge, slamming headfirst into the wall of the half pipe at Park City, Utah. Pearce, who was wearing a helmet, suffered a serious head injury; as of Monday he was in critical but stable condition at the University of Utah Hospital. "Kevin sustained a severe traumatic brain injury," said one of his doctors, Holly Ledyard." [He] has a long recovery ahead of him." (SI Jan. 2010, Austin Murphy)
Luckily Kevin was smart enough to wear a helmet. A perfect example of how we push the limits of our sports safely.
Stay strong and get well soon Kevin.
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

EU PASSES NEW HELMET LAW!! Starting fall 2010, all snowboarders will be required to wear a helmet while on public ski resorts. A veto from Austria's ski federation, OSV, has prevented this law from affecting skiers.

Anyone caught violating this law will be stopped by ski police(provided by resort) and given a fine. 100 euros for first offense, 200 for the second, and a possible season long ban from all EU resorts for further citations.

This is awesome! It should be for all riders, whether on a board or skis. This law will save/protect a lot of people from unnecessary injuries and/or death. According to the NSAA(National Ski Areas Association), in the past decade an average of 39.8 people die per year due to ski/snowboard related accidents. There are 43.5 serious injuries(paraplegics, head trauma and other serious injuries)per year. These numbers would be significantly lowered if everyone was wearing a helmet. I know I have had my fair share of close calls with a tree, or the occasional wreckless skier/snowboarder flying aimlessly down the hill at around 40mph and I'm sure I am not alone.

Helmets these days are far superior to beanies and other head wear as it is. You can link up your mp3 players and cell phones up to many of them. Here are a couple great ones on the market right now.... They are super warm, comfortable, protect your noggin', and look more hard core! I personally see no downside to this law.

check out the link and let us know what you think.....

Monday, May 3, 2010

With man's unwavering desire to go higher, faster, and bigger, All Sport Protection is here to assure we can safely push those limits. With 206 bones and around 639 muscles in the human body, we need to make sure we do our part to go to all the extremes our heart desires while protecting this fragile body and all its parts...otherwise we could end up like these poor saps!

Great Compilation of Mountain Bike Crashes!