When all hell breaks out, you want to be the guy that's over prepared. The Taurus First 24 Kit ($1500) has everything you need for defense and surviving those first 24 hours after a disaster. The kit includes a Taurus Judge Customized Revolver, a Columbia River Survival Knife, a Brite Strike EPLI flashlight and APALS emergency signal, a fire starter kit, batteries, compass, 550 paracord, and a waterproof/drop-proof case. Whether you're stranded in the mountains or navigating the aftermath of a hurricane, you'll be much better off with the First 24 kit by your side.
When I first saw the Lazareth Wazuma V8F Matte Edition ($280,000) I had no idea what I was looking at. It's like this futuristic death machine. The only thing I knew was that it was love at first sight. The quads name sake is Ludivic Lazareth, the founder of the company. He made his name by customizing Yamaha VMAX motorcycles and through his pension of designing his projects through the hands-on use of materials and not through computers like the majority of the industry. Go big or stay home would be the perfect moto for Lazareth.The specs of the special edition Wazuma are as crazy as this thing looks. First of the engine is a 3.0 liter Ferrari V8 with a BMW M3 transmission. This setup has 250 horses, weighs 1433 pounds, while shifting is managed by push buttons on the handlebars. Smart move, considering the speeds this thing reaches, it's probably best to cut out as much distraction as possible. Additional specs include Momo wheels all around (285-30ZR18's for the front and 315-30r18's for the rear), 12.5" Bremo brake calipers, and Sybelle engine management. (more…)
Dr. Dre and UNDEFEATED have gotten together to creat the Beats By Dre X UNDEFEATED ($330) studio headphones. The Beats headphones are finished in UNDEFEATED's signature matte green and feature adaptive noise canceling tech, remote talk, and a 20-hour battery life. The headphones are rechargeable via USB and a visible indicator lets you know how much juice you have left. In the package you also get a wall adapter,3.5mm audio cable, remote talk cable, hard carrying case and cleaning cloth.
Tesla has just announced they'll be releasing the New Tesla Model S Dual Motor P85D ($121). The new S models will feature a motor on each axle, that independently controls torque to the front and rear wheels. You end up with unparalleled traction control, while the instantaneous response of the motors gives you controlled performance in any condition. Tesla says the, "Dual Motor Model S has the most capable road holding and handling of any vehicle ever produced". It also has the best performance beating all gasoline cars in its class. And they backed this up by beating the Mclaren F1's 0 to 60 mph time when the P85D marked a 3.2 second 0 to 60 mph split.But that's not all, the new model also comes with all the hardware needed for autopilot functionality. The package includes, forward radar, 12 long range ultrasonic sensors, a forward looking, and a high precision, digitally controlled electric assist braking system. In the near future they foresee the Model S being able to steer to keep you in your lane, change lanes with a tap of the turn signal, braking and steering to avoid collisions, and manage speed by reading road signs. For autonomous control is still a long way off but the Model S should be upgradable when the firmware comes out.
The Wood.b Handmade Wooden Bike by BSG Bikes ($TBA) is the brain child of french designers Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos. It's a beautifully designed high-end urban bike. The unique wood frame is made using ash plywood and columbus steel for the stays and forks which allows the frame compatible to be used with standard bike components. Four models are offered, including the Duomatic, Inter 7, Nexus 8, and Alfine 11. You can also purchase just the frame or pick and choose your options. Additional pics of the detail after the break.(more…)
http://vimeo.com/28969858 What do you get when you mix water skiing with skateboarding? A whole lotta fun. This film is the teaser to the full Noisia Vision ($11) video. Dedicated completely to wakeskating it features Reed Hansen, Grant Roberts, matt Manzari, Chris Kallas, Dieter Humpsch, Brian Grubb, Nick Taylor, Danny Hampson, and a lot of others doing some pretty cool stunts.