MANSORY is known for their supercar mods, and now, the BSTN GT XI, a luxurious ride-on lawnmower with custom-made carbon body parts. Designed to celebrate the Air Jordan XI Jubilee sneaker, it boasts a lavishly designed leather-carbon seat and a leather-carbon steering wheel, all finished in silver, which is the traditional color of a 25th anniversary. You’ll also find various Jumpman, BSTN and MANSORY logos on the entire GT XI. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Surf Lakes in Queensland, Australia is currently the world’s largest wave pool, but the technology used, may be coming to a pool or body of water near you. This gigantic Central Wave Device (CWD) generates five types of waves to engage surfers of all levels. When activated, the waves break on submerged reefs and shorelines, both of which have been researched extensively to manipulate the water’s speed, shape, as well as size. The giant artificial lake in Australia is separated into zones depending on the type of wave. Read more for two videos and additional information.
With many gyms still closed due to the pandemic, an increasing number of people have been working out from home, but it’s quite difficult (and pricey) to obtain all the equipment. The PIVOT Bed hopes to change that, and without taking up an entire room. Simply put, it’s a heavy duty S366-grade steel bed that transforms into a home gym in minutes, complete with a power rack, pull up bar, dip bar, tablet mount, and lots more. Two built-in gas struts make lifting and lowering the apparatus a breeze. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Smarter Every Day team debuted their specialized cannon back in September, which was created to see how much faster it could propel a baseball than Aroldis Chapman and Jordan Hicks, who both hold the MLB record of 105.1 mph for fastest recorded pitch thrown. Let’s just say they managed to smash that record by hitting an eye-watering 1000mph with this cannon, and when a baseball propelled at that speed hits a metal barricade, it simply explodes. Read more to see what it would be like to catch one of these missiles.
Shane Wighton built a robotic basketball hoop back in May that had some glaring issues, with the main one being that it was easy to miss by intentionally missing the backboard. So, he spent weeks building a second version developing yet another basketball hoop that makes your shot go in even if you totally miss the hoop. To make this possible, ehe had to transform an entire wall of his basement into a large CNC machine. Read more for a video and additional information.
Pizza Hut partnered with Ogilvy to launch a limited-edition pizza box that doubles as a functional foosball table. It was created to celebrate the start of the Europa League on October 22nd, and as you might have already guessed, most people will not be able to get their hands on these, since just five of them are available. To get your chance at winning one, you’ll have to download the Pizza Hut app, join the 12th Player Club, and then leave a comment on the company’s Facebook page. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is set to begin using drone-based technology to help sanitize the facility, thus becoming the first professional sports stadium to do so. The team will use this technology for post-event disinfecting of the seating bowl, handrails, and glass partitions at the stadium. These drones allow for a 95% reduction in time spent cleaning the seating bowl and the ability to redeploy associates in other areas of the stadium as well as being fourteen times more efficient than regular backpack foggers. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Alex Choi’s Lamborghini Unicorn V3 is almost an entirely new car, as he replaced the front / rear bumpers, all the wings and left / right rear quarter panels with an exoskeleton of sorts. This exoskeleton has been dubbed “Monkey Bars” and is perfect for skating apparently, as Nyjah Huston shows. The vehicle has also been equipped with a custom front trunk lid, a massive rear wing, new wheels, front-mounted spot lights, a roof mounted LED lightbar and original Lamborghini Huracan taillights that have been turned upside down. Read more for the video and additional information.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 remastered was released earlier this month, and to celebrate, “The Hacksmith” created self-kickflipping skateboard. First he took the Collector’s Edition skate deck and added electric motors, then he mapped a PlayStation DualShock 4 controller to it, which enables you to do kickflips and possibly more at the press of a button. Will this version ever get released to the public? Most likely not. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Smarter Everyday’s Destin Sandlin always wanted to know what would happen when a baseball went supersonic, so he set to find out by building a massive cannon just for the task. It took a few tries to get everything just right, as you’ll see in the first test shot he fired the baseball at a much lower pressure, and without the evacuated barrel, yet still made a mark on the aluminum plate target. Unfortunately, the baseball also disintegrated. Read more for two videos, including a behind-the-scenes, and additional information.