Cold Truths

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first_imgWe got our greedy little paws on the hottest new winter gear for serious on-slope testing.Elevation Outdoors Winter Gear Review: Cold Truths1. Rossignol Super 7This big brother of Rossi’s popular S7 came out last season but sold out in no time—for good reason. The Super 7 (145-117-127) took it up a notch. Featuring a layer of strong, supple titanal, the tip-and-tail rockered ski is even beefier and more responsive inbounds than the S7 but has not lost its ego-boosting powder float.$800; rossignol.com2. Black Diamond AMPerageThis is one versatile ski for soft snow. It’s 115 mm underfoot so it certainly floats the soft stuff, but with 21 meters of turn radius, it can also whip around in trees and even cruise the groomers—the ideal do-it-all board.$669; blackdiamondequipment.com3. Jones Hovercraft SplitSnowboarding film star Jeremy Jones designed the Hoverctaft to ride with a lot more versatility, especially in powder, than the usual 156-cm board. Spilt capability makes it a backcountry mountaineering tool that’s still got the guts of a freestyle ride.$699; jonessnowboards.com4. Zeal TranscendTracking speed, altitude and other vitals as you cruise downhill, these are some serious geek goggles. Simply take a glance down at the lower right corner of the lens where a display screen tracks all that data. Even better, when you head home, you can download and analyze your ski session the same way you would with a running or cycling workout.$549; zealoptics.com5. Nordica Firearrow F1While ski design has changed radically over the past decade, getting ridiculously fat and shorter, boots are still built with the mindset of driving drive thin, old-school boards. The Firearrow, however, allows for more ankle articulation for lateral control—just the ticket when you need to make adjustments on skis that are over 100 mm underfoot. Carbon fiber construciton keeps it light.$935; nordica.com6. Outdoor Research AmbitIt’s nearly impossible to operate a smart phone on the slopes while wearing ski gloves, but the fingers of the Ambit use Touch Tec leather, a nanotechnology that makes it so that the material will operate a touch screen just as adroitly as if it were bare skin.$99; outdoorresearch.com7. Columbia Circuit Breaker SoftshellThis soft shell jacket contains a built-in, electronic heating system. Simply press a button and it starts to warm you up at three different temperature settings, yet, it’s still light and breathable enough for athletic skiing and skinning. It’s a tad bulky with two battery packs that take up a bit of space in the chest, but that inconvenience is worth it for the pleasure of heat on demand.$850; columbia.com8. Backcountry Access Float 18BCA’s newest avalanche bag, which works by giving a skier trapped in a slide enough bouyancy to rocket to the surface, was designed for the sidecountry. The 18-liter pack is low-profile enough for the resort, while still offering the technology found in larger, heavier bags.$685; backcountryaccess.comlast_img read more

NBBF commends IOC for 2020 Olympics postponement

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first_img Loading… Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?World’s Most Delicious FoodsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90s “It is crucial for basketball players in Nigeria and abroad to know the importance of social distancing and self-quarantine as being promoted by the World Health Organisation and medical personnel as a key step in breaking the chain of the viral infection.” “At this crucial time, we must realise that only those who are alive can play basketball. We must place premium value on our lives and pay attention to our hygiene. Constantly washing of hands and the use of sanitizers can also stem the spread.” He concluded that being socially responsible will make the world a better place and reduce the spread of viral infection. Read Also:NBBF applauds FG gesture foe injured D’Tigress star The senior basketball men and women’s teams have qualified for the 2020 Olympics earlier scheduled for the iconic city of Tokyo between Friday, July 24 and Saturday, August 9, 2020. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 In a statement issued by the NBBF President, Engr Musa Kida, he commended the IOC for taking such a bold but difficult decision to postpone an iconic event for the good and safety of the world. According to him, this is one of the major decisions taken across the globe necessary for tackling the pandemic that has continued to threaten human existence. “Postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is the right step taken at such a critical time because as the saying goes, nothing is worth human life. We know this decision will come at an additional cost to sponsors, vendors, the government of Japan, participating countries and their athletes, but it is a necessary step.” Kida said if we have to protect the human existence as it is currently known, there is need for governments around the world to come around, unite and fight the pandemic which till now has no known cure.Advertisement Leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation has commended the International Olympics Committee’s decision to postpone the Tokyo Summer Olympics for another one year as the world combat the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more