London 2012 Olympic Sports: Tech to step up your game
18th Jul 2012 | 17:40
These super fly shades meet the highest standards for high velocity and high mass impact. Crafted from a lightweight, stress-resistant material the Racing Jackets make use of Oakley’s Switchlock Technology that enables fast and easy lens changing so you’re prepared for any environment. The added head strap means that if you’re taken by G-Force, you won’t lose your shades. Sold with two sets of lenses you’ll be ready for the race from the word go.
It looks like something out of your worst nightmares, but face-guards like this are becoming more and more important in hockey, especially at the top level. It's only worn for penalty corners to protect the defending team from drag flicks, and it isn't guaranteed to protect you from a hockey ball travelling at 100kph, but thanks to layers of low-to-high density polyethylene it will reduce cuts, abrasions and bruising. It's only 150 grams, so you won't feel burdened when you charge out to block a shot, and the design is such that you still have full peripheral visibility.
Ensure that you have the best season ever by monitoring your performance with the PowerTap G3C hub. The precise and accurate PowerTap measures your performance stats to within +/-1.5%. The newest PowerTap is lighter, weighing in at a mere 325 grams, wider, to improve overall wheel stiffness, and is now ATM+ compatible meaning you can stick to your favourite computer.
Available in a host of colour variations, these road cycling shoes features a host of cycle shoe technology designed to help you win. From the Soft Instep 2 distributing foot arch pressure, to the Vent Carbon sole ventilating your feet all guarantee comfort and power transfer. The Ergo 3 shoes also feature a 10 mm horizontal and vertical cleat alignment scale molded into the sole as well as the Look Memory Eyelet, all compatible with the leading pedal brands.
The Zira is Simian Hockey’s flagship stick, designed with input from the hockey community from high-level international players to keen amateurs. Composed of 90% carbon and 10% fibre glass, both the Zira and its limited edition cousin have a balance point of 56.6cm – a tad higher than usual. In combination with the gradual 24.8mm arch bow, this means that the Zira feels very evenly balanced and less top-heavy than many other sticks. Oh, and it’s real pretty too…
A treat for race fans who will appreciate the S-Works Prevail Team replica models, this helmet gives fantastic all-round performance. Ultra-light, this helmet is made with a patented Kevlar-reinforced Inner Matrix, with a mega Mouthport and a 4th Dimension Cooling system to optimise cooling and sweat evaporation. Various adjustment gizmos will ensure a perfect fit and the lightweight webbing endures everything you can give it.
ArmourBite mouth guards are clinically proven to increase strength and endurance. Specifically, the technology increases your air-flow, enlarging your airways and thereby reducing lactic acid build-up by lessening the body's need respire anaerobically. Not only that, but clenching on the bottom mouthpiece keeps your temporomandibular joint open, stopping the release of energy-sapping ‘fight or flight’ hormones such as cortisol, and keeping you focused on the game.
Designed with the world’s top hockey players - including Germany superstar Christopher Zeller - the Adipower Core Energy hockey shoe offers incredible grip, speed and protection when you're on the turf. AdiPrene technologies help with shock absorption, so you can train and play for longer whilst avoiding the usual heel, ankle and knee injuries. They also feature a Traxion outsole that provides maximum grip in all directions, so it’s no wonder that these are the shoe of choice for the majority of international hockey players.
These boxing boots were specially designed for the London 2012 Olympic games. With a study support spine, these boots give more power, whilst the 3D moulded foam structure supports your whole foot. The innovative ridge-moulded upper shoe aids the shoes aesthetics, with the mesh layer letting your feet breathe as you train.
Developed with American sprinter Tyson Gay and British heptathlete Jessica Ennis, the Adizero Prime SP are the lightest ever sprint spike at just 99 grams. Featuring a 1.3mm carbon plate and an almost seamless sprintweb upper, these superlight, strong and supportive sneaks will keep you at your fastest.