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Posts from ‘November, 2009’

Kiteboarding Basics: Get the Right Gear

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!If you haven’t tried it yet, kiteboarding is a variation on wakeboarding in which the rider is pulled by a kite, rather than a boat. Kiteskiing is the same principle, but the rider wears water skis instead of using a […]

Flat-Footed Runners: Make Motion Control a High Priority

If you have flat feet with low arches, your feet probably tend to roll to the inside, or overpronate, when you run. How can you determine your foot shape? If your wet footprint on the floor shows almost the entire bottom of your foot, you have flat feet. The best women’s running shoes and the […]

Men’s Running Pants: How To Look Cool And Stay Warm

The right running pants make the difference between embracing winter running and confining yourself to the treadmill until spring. Fortunately, there are many options for men’s running apparel. You can find running pants that suit any style and weather condition to help keep you comfortable and motivated year-round. Running pants. Running pants such as the […]

Arch Supports Can Help Reduce Injury Risk

Sliding an arch support inside your running shoes can make the difference between comfortable running and chronic pain. If you don’t have adequate arch support, you may be more likely to develop any of a range of running injuries, from runner’s knee to plantar fasciitis. The type of arch your foot has helps determine which […]

Pick the Right Pack: Technical Backpack Features

When choosing a backpack for hiking, you have a variety of options when it comes to style, features, brands and price. If your hiking plans involve overnight camping, you might want a technical backpack. Multi-day hiking technical packs have either an internal or external frame. Some of the pros and cons are as follows: Internal […]

PFD is Key for Water Sport Safety

A PFD, or personal flotation device (another name for a life vest), is a must-have item of water sports gear. Some factors to consider when purchasing your PFD include: Certification: Look for life vests that are approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. USCG approval means that the PFD meets USCG standards of impact and buoyancy. […]

Average Arches: Seek Stability Shoes

If your arches are average, your feet don’t roll too far in (underpronate) or out (overpronate) when you run. That means you can choose from a variety of types of running shoes. Some runners with normal arches prefer a shoe with more cushioning; others prefer a shoe with more motion control and stability. Asics running […]

Share Your Warmth – Coat Drive and Range Sale

This November, take time to “Share Your Warmth” with those in need by donating gently used winter apparel to Star of Hope at Sun & Ski Sports winter clothing drive November 9-23. “Share Your Warmth” collection boxes will be set up to collect new or gently used coats, jackets, sweaters, hats and gloves at all […]

Moisture-Wicking: The Magic Word In Running Apparel

Once upon a time, runners worked out in cotton t-shirts and bulky sweatpants. But no more! Moisture-wicking fabrics have revolutionized activewear clothing, and runners are among the many athletes to reap the benefits. The best running apparel is made from a moisture-wicking fabric that moves the sweat away from your skin to keep you cooler […]

Hydration Gear for Water on the Go

If you are running for more than an hour, it’s important to have some water or a sports drink, even during the winter. A hydration belt is the easiest way for runners to take their water with them, and there are several options for hydration belts. Keep these points in mind when choosing yours: Single […]