March 2, 2018 - Light Headed

The 290 gram Heading Trainer Soccer Ball is another example of one of our favorite companies living up to their name. Soccer Innovations does one thing and does it the best. They create incredible soccer products that you, by and large, won't find at your local sporting goods store. It seems like every day they come out with something new that makes you say, "I wish I had thought of that," designed to make soccer players better.

What makes the Heading Trainer so special? It's about half the weight of an ordinary ball, made to teach kids the proper heading technique without the fear of impact from a regulation ball. If you've ever headed, or been hit in the head by, a normal soccer ball you know it's not always the most pleasant feeling. This leads young players to shy away during heading drills, which means often they don't use the proper technique. 

We've reviewed dozens of Soccer Innovations products over the years and we'll probably review hundreds more. The need for innovative soccer products is never-ending and their constant flow of new ideas meets the demand.

Source: Soccer Innovations

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February 27, 2018 - Hitting Home

Those of you who have been reading us for years know we have a soft spot for JUGS Sports and the many great products they produce. Here is one I wish they had 15 years ago when my sons were in their Little League days. 

JUGS' Hit at Home batting cages are Nirvana for any aspiring baseball player and baseball parent. My kids were lucky in that we usually had access somewhere to a field or batting cage and I was usually able to find the time to throw to them. And I enjoyed doing it. But even so, had this thing been in our backyard all my boys would have gotten thousands more swings on their own. And how knows what that might have meant to their careers. 

The Hit at Home comes with everything you need to set up immediately, poles, clasps and netting all included. It sets up in under an hour and can be taken down whenever you'd like so there is no permanent construction required. Those of you who don't already know this will be happy to hear that JUGS nets are the industry standard. No one makes them better. You can order the cage alone for soft-toss and tee work, or make it a package with a state-of-the-art JUGS pitching machine and L-screen. 

JUGS continues to be the industry leader in everything baseball and softball. If you want your players to have all the advantages, to give them the head start they deserve, their own batting cage in the backyard is a privilege you can now afford.

Source: JUGS Sports


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February 9, 2018 - Live Comfortably

That's the motto of the folks at The Comfort Sock and we can see why. They sent us several of their new line of comfort socks to try and, well, they hit the mark with their catch phrase.

The Comfort Sock offers a variety of unisex styles such as Compression OTC with energizing compression, Anti-Fatigue crew low cut with energizing compression and left/right anatomical fit, Anti-Fatigue low cut with energizing compression and left/right anatomical fit, Arikool quarter with moisture wicking hydrophobic fibers and breathable mesh, Sport low cut, quarter and crew, Dress and casual crew and Lifestyle knee high, liner and crew. 

Boasting an anti-fatigue reinforced heel and toe, energizing compression and moisture control, The Comfort Sock is engineered to offer more support, more cushion. From the deep heel pocket to the toe seam to the left/right anatomical fit, every effort was made to make sure these socks fit like a glove. And they look great. 

But talk is cheap. Feeling is believing. We put these on and our toes did a happy dance. They are perfect for any activities, but especially running, walking and hiking. Or, just watching sports with your cozy feet up on the couch. If you don't think socks can make a difference, check them out. Your old socks might end up permanently at the bottom of the hamper.

Source: The Comfort Sock


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January 26, 2018 - What a Slimeball!

You won't be saying that pejoratively after you try out the new fun and games from Diggin' Active. We love their cool products for kids and this one is no exception. The gooey, slimy balls don't cause a mess in the house, don't stick to walls or require clean-up, but they do stick to the targets and make a great dodgeball game. Your kids and their friends will play for hours hurling green gobs of slime-filled goodness at each other. 

Think that might get boring after a while? Then, accessorize! Because you can also pick up a Slimeball Bow, Slimeball Darts, Slimeball Slinger, Splat Set, Gobzooka and even a Slimeball Practice Set to be sure you're Slimball ready any time. 

Fun is the name of the game when kids and slime get together. Diggin' Active will give you nearly endless ways to make it happen.

Source: Diggin' Active

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January 19, 2018 - Feed Me!

One of the hardest things for a player who wants to hit, is to find a partner to throw to him. My boys are fortunate that I am always (almost always) willing to pitch to them and we have a local high school cage we can use whenever we want. But what about the vast majority of others not so lucky? 

You might say, "get them a pitching machine" and we've already written several times that JUGS makes the best. But you still need that other person to feed balls into the machine. So while that expands the spectrum of who can help (i.e. they don't have to be another player), it still entails getting someone else to come along. 

Or does it? Because JUGS thought of that too. Their 18-ball feeder (14-ball feeder for softball) means you can go take BP and no one else even needs to know about it. The feeder is simple to operate, lightweight and will feed you a ball every six seconds. 

But don't you still need someone there to load the feeder and start it? Not with JUGS' In-Line On/Off Feeder Remote which allows you to start and stop it with a step of a pedal. Now you truly are autonomous. 

JUGS makes products that get players better, plain and simple. The more innovation they bring, the fewer excuses there are for the rest of us.

Source: JUGS Sports

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:04AM by Registered CommenterSports Product Review in , , , | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail
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