Modom’s Shark Deterrent Surfboard Leash is finally here..!

Modom Shark Deterrent Surfboard Leash

The highly anticipated release of Modom’s Shark Deterrent Leash, developed in partnership with Sharkbanz has been met with a collective sigh of relief in surfing communities around the world. With shark hysteria hitting its peak in southern California after last week’s attack, the timing couldn’t be better.

Sharkbanz and Modom product developers combined forces with senior marine biologists to develop technology that creates an electromagnetic field around the surfer and interferes with the shark’s senses. Curious sharks patrolling the lineup find the sensation unpleasant and swim on by. The magnetic field extends to 2 metres around an individual surfer, but groups of surfers all wearing the technology can increase its strength.

Sharks have the most powerful electrical sense in the animal kingdom. The Modom Shark Leash Technology disrupts this system by causing a highly unpleasant sensation that turns inquisitive sharks away.

Because the magnetic field emitted from the device drops off quickly, sharks can’t sense it from far away, but once they enter the magnetic field, they are quickly deterred.

The technology has been tested with positive results on most common predatory sharks, including bull, blacktip, oceanic whitetip, small tiger, lemon, caribbean reef, and bonnethead sharks. Great whites are unique though. They are the only shark that acts as an ambush predator, attacking from a long distance at high speed. Unfortunately at the moment, there is no effective way to prevent this type of ambush attack. However, great whites rely heavily on their electromagnetic sense when swimming in open water, and the Modom Shark Leash could effectively deter a great white that’s patrolling the lineup. A modicum of peace of mind…

The Modom Shark leash doesn’t use batteries, requires no charging and doesn’t lose its deterrent powers over time. Plus, the Modom Shark Leash is fully interchangeable, so if you break a cord or need to incorporate a big wave/small wave leash you can swap it out conveniently with a fin key.

All in all a well thought through product and a small price to pay to be able to focus on your surfing rather than what lurks below.

The Modom Shark Leash uses powerful magnetic technology

Peace of mind surfing with the Modom Shark Leash


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Surfers Thomas la Fonta & David LeBoulch hit the road

Thomas la Fonta & Surfers David LeBoulch on the road

2 surfers, 1 campervan, surfboards, and 3 days on the road. Short but sweet!

You don’t need to go to the other side of the world to get your travel fix. Basque surfers Thomas la Fonta and David le Boulch know that only too well. They know how good the surf can get along the northern Spanish coast. So it was that in May they hit the road in a campervan from on loan from Wikicampers with a mission to Cantabria, home to mountains, Paleolithic cave paintings, the city of Santander and waves…

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Nike SB – Keeping the Fire Burning

Nike SB Skate Shoes

The Nike SB category may not be the unstoppable juggernaut of collectible kicks it once was, but there are still plenty of worthy efforts coming forth to keep the fire burning. All these years since Nike Skateboarding exploded onto the scene, their marquee model, the Dunk, is still going strong and delighting its devotees with a wide variety of intriguing new versions. Combined with their signature models and promising new entries into the arsenal like the recently introduced Free sole skate shoe, SB still has the skate game well-covered on both the performance and style ends.

Nike SB Koston 3 Hyperfeel

There aren’t many grounds on which to compare skateboarding with football. Although games of kickabout are played in school yards and back streets by young kids around the world without the burden of expensive equipment, and much the same can be said about pickup sessions at the local skate park, football – the world’s most popular sport – is far less insular and more universal than skateboarding.

But for this latest release, Eric Koston and the Nike SB team have managed to draw from both worlds, creating something that is cohesive in its stylish functionality.

The Nike Hyperfeel Koston 3 is aimed at keeping wearers on top of their game, starting with a key part of any skate session; the warm-up. The latest in Eric Koston’s line of signature Nike SB sneakers borrows from Nike Football, more specifically the Magista’s specially designed ankle collar.

Nike SB and pro-rider Eric Koston release the ‘Hyperfeel Koston 3’, their third collaborative signature model and a huge step forward in tech footwear.

Eric Koston is a total sneaker-head and he has been for over twenty years. It is little surprise that he has worked with Nike on drawing inspiration from technical aspects of all their footwear lines – from Football to Running – it’s a big time technical hybrid. The Koston 3 utilises Nike Hyperfeel technology, the shoe is constructed in a sock-like fit to act like an natural extension of your foot. The Dynamic Fit collar wraps around your ankle and the Lunarlon sockliner (with a Zoom Air unit in the heel) gives superb impact protection.

Full Koston 3 Tech Spec

The Upper

  • Constructed in high-wear TPU-backed suede.
  • Mesh quarter panels.
  • Flywire cables across the midfoot for lockdown.
  • Full internal no-sew construction, so they’re all stitch-free for comfort.

The Midsole

  • Nike Lunarlon foam sockliner.
  • Additional Zoom Air unit in the heel.

The Outsole

  • Low-profile, thin-web cupsole.
  • Full durable rubber.
  • New Koston-approved multidirectional tread design.
  • New engineered inner sidewall.

Nike SB Stefan Janoski Zoom

Nike SB Janoski Zoom

From the mind of an innovative skate legend comes the Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Unisex Skateboarding Shoe Men’s Sizing a signature style with a lowprofile minimalist aesthetic and maximum boardfeel.

Maximum boardfeel and premium comfort

  • Leather and synthetic upper for supreme comfort
  • Nike Zoom for low-profile cushioning and lightweight performance
  • Autoclave construction fuses the outsole to the upper for a classic streamlined look and feel
  • One-piece heel to midfoot overlay for streamlined support
  • Perforations at vamp for breathability
  • Rubber outsole with herringbone traction pattern for durability, superior grip and easy change of direction

Nike SB Stefan Janoski max

Nike SB never disappoints with quality and style. The Janoski Max Shoes offer a high-class look with serious comfort, complete with a weightless feel and ventilation for a breathable fit. We can’t forget to mention the Max Air unit under the heel for excellent cushioning.

Lightweight, breathable, comfortable, and a simple style that’s on point, the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max has everything you’re looking for. They also have a synthetic upper with one-piece construction, phylon midsole, visible Max Air unit, deep flex grooves, and solid rubber pods on the outsole.

  • Low profile shoe, red lace front
  • Nike logo on side
  • One-piece booty construction
  • EVA foam sockliner
  • Deep vertical and horizontal flex grooves for improved range of motion
  • Solid rubber pods with herringbone traction pattern

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Vans SK8 Hi – Our take on the classic skate Hi Top

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In 1966, the Van Doren Rubber Company opened for business in Anaheim, CA. While Vans was stitching together its first soles, kids all around Southern California were discovering the crazy things you could do on surf and skateboards and found Vans sticky waffle grip was a perfect fit for skateboarding. Vans has evolved beyond surf and skate sensibilities to draw influence from a Southern California culture that is as diverse as it is progressive.

Vans OVERVIEW The Sk8-Hi, Vans legendary lace-up high top inspired by the classic Old Skool, has a durable canvas and suede upper, a supportive and padded ankle, and Vans vulcanized signature Waffle Outsole.

The shoe’s multi-panel construction has stood the test of time, functioning as a canvas for customization, to be styled and worn by countless artists, creatives and extreme athletes throughout the years. The collection boasts materials like patent leather, faux snakeskin and mesh. Colorways include dress blues, all-over tonal colorways in vintage white, gossamer green, and a collaborative colorway alongside NYC artist Baron Von Fancy, among others — all of these are in addition to the original colorways that marked the shoe’s release back in 1977.

The definitive Vans Sk8-Hi shoe is a wardrobe staple due to its durability, wearability and comfort factor.

We love the board feel, grip and style of Vans but always wished they had better arch support. These new generation Sk8-His deliver. There is a beefed up HD insole in these with perfect arch support (for us at least). There is also the added bonus of extra cush on the insole. Incredibly durable shoe that has already outlasted every skate shoe we’ve ridden in the past 15+ years.

The full padding around the heel and ankle of these shoes and the original Sk-8 Hi Pros makes all the difference to us. They’re so comfortable that they almost feel like slippers, and they protect your bones from your board. We skated some low tops the other day and my ankle bones got knocked around quite a bit. With the Hi’s, I don’t even notice. Also, these don’t fit as narrow as the low top Pros. I don’t have a wide foot and the low top Pros are slightly tight to me. These are perfect, allowing plenty of toe room while fitting comfortably tight around your ankles.

Can’t go wrong with these.

Vans SK8 Hi PROS

Comfortable
Stylish
Durable
BREATHES WELL
Versatile

Vans SK8 Hi CONS

Wear out quickly
Poor arch support

Vans SK8 Hi BEST USES

Casual wear
Going out
Travel

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GoPro HERO 3 vs HERO 3+

GoPro HERO 3 vs HERO 3+

What’s new with the GoPro HERO 3+ ?

If like me, you’re feeling a little frustrated because you bought a GoPro HERO 3 just before the release of the HERO 3+, you might be keen to understand what the differences are…

GoPro HERO 3 vs HERO 3+

The GoPro 3+ is noticeably smaller in its housing than the HERO 3 | © Sarah Tew

So what has changed with the GoPro Hero 3+? Well according to the official GoPro website, the new camera looks different, for starters it’s 20% smaller and lighter than the Hero 3. Right?

Well, yes, the outer casing of the Hero 3+ is less bulky, but if you remove the actual cameras you notice that the two are actually exactly the same size!

The positive thing about that is that the Hero 3+ accessories including waterproof housing will fit Hero 3 cameras, and vice versa. This leads us to the conclusion that the only thing that has changed is the size of the casing.

For divers, one significant disadvantage with the new housing is the reduced depth you can take the camera down to. The Hero 3 housing supports a 60 m depth while the new Hero 3+ can only go to 40 m. In this respect we have a disadvantage with the new camera, which for some might not be offset by the reduction in size and weight.

A positive change between the two cameras is the lens. The new camera’s low light performance has been enhanced whilst keeping the same maximum resolution characteristics for photos (12 mega pixels in the 3+ Black edition) and videos (4K in the 3+ Black edition). There’s no denying that picture quality is visibly better.

The new Hero 3+ also includes SuperView mode which allows you to capture an immersive wide angle perspective. GoPro’s ability to capture wide-angle beyond that of conventional fisheye lenses has always been a major asset when filming action sports from a POV perspective. This new SuperView further enhances this ability and is a welcome update.

Other updates include improved WiFi connectivity, which is now much faster when using the GoPro App for smartphones giving you less delay for the preview, improved battery life and finally, a much needed better sound capture capability.

If you have been frustrated to see this update so soon after buying a Hero 3, although there are definitely improvements, I don’t think they warrant going out and buying a new camera especially as all the new accessories can be used with both cameras.


GoPro HERO3: Almost as Epic as the HERO3+

To conclude the post and get your juices flowing about the new camera, here’s GoPro’s ad for the HERO 3+ :