In case you haven’t noticed, the U.S. is fighting through one of the worst winters in nearly twenty years. That means people all over the country are combating the urge to stay in their homes and apartments as much as possible, and are still trying to get some exercise in to fight off extra cold weather weight.One of our go-to winter activities is playing indoor basketball. When you are trudging through frigid winds and leftover dirty snow, by the time you get to the YMCA or neighborhood gym, your body is stiffer than you’d like it to be—especially your ankles. And very often that can result in nasty twists, rolls and sprains.Luckily, cutting edge basketball apparel brand, POINT 3, has developed their X-Wrap socks, the world’s first basketball socks that provide a base layer of ankle support. X-Wrap socks help prevent needless and nagging ankle injuries that can put an extra strain when you’re getting around in the next polar vortex.We’ve already written about POINT 3’s revolutionary The World’s Best Basketball Shorts featuring DRYV Moisture Control panels, and the X-Wrap socks are an even more ingenious addition to athletic apparel. The key to these socks is that they are made with compression bands that stretch around your ankle and arch for support that standard socks just don’t have. Also, the 75% wicking polyester fabric keeps your feet dry for even the most epic pick-up sessions. And extra thick cushioning provides additional impact resistance and comfort so there is no lingering soreness in the subzero temperatures once you leave the gym.In addition to the 75% wicking polyester, the X-Wrap sock is also made from a 23% nylon and 2% spandex blend, which means that each pair forms tightly around the foot for an anatomically correct left/right fit. But while these socks provide the highest level of support on the market, they are still not meant to replace any ankle brace or other support you may require for a game of pick-up.Just because most of the world is a frozen tundra, doesn’t mean that you can’t fit in a little indoor run. And if you’re going to play ball, why not treat yourself to the best socks on the market. You’ll thank us once the game is over. 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After One Year of Testing It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game Tasc Performance Crafts Sustainable Fabrics Without Sacrificing Style
This Is Clemson Hype VideoMuch to the chagrin of Florida State fans, the Clemson Tigers have been predicted by many, including the media, to win the ACC in 2015. If star quarterback Deshaun Watson can stay healthy, those predictions just may turn out to be right. Earlier this offseason, a YouTube user named @joemac413 put out an incredible four-minute hype video to tease the 2015 for fans. It’ll have Tigers supporters ready to run down the hill with the team this September. Is this the year Clemson finally breaks through and competes for a national title?
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When Patrick Ober was 14, he started learning how to make armor.His brother was in college at the time and learning the craft and Patrick absorbed as much as he could through that association. Little did he know that it would tie-in to his career later in life.Last year, Patrick quit his job and applied his full-time focus to his business—Ober Metalworks. He works out of the garage in his Asheville, North Carolina home and fashions impressive bracelets, watch chains, and other items out of titanium and steel.For some of his pieces he uses an ancient loop-in-loop technique and hand punches each ring, with 5-ton and 20-ton hand punches. The result is an intricate piece of jewelry that will last throughout the ages. He also crafts spinning tops on his lathe. They have a bronze middle and titanium on the outside. “Depending on size and weight, they can spin for a long time,” he said. “Ten minutes is average, but others spin longer.”While he does most of his business online, he does travel each Labor Day to participate in a big knife show in Las Vegas. In addition, he does a fair amount of commissioned work and enjoys working with a customer to create special custom pieces.Two pieces of body armor hang on the walls—one is a shirt crafted from stainless steel and bronze that took him six months to complete. Customers who order these are primarily involved in Renaissance festivals and Markland events where participants engage in medieval battle with weapons and armor.His products range in price from $15 to $3,000 so there’s definitely something for every budget. “I try to cover as many prices as possible,” Ober said. “My goal is for it to go to someone else, so price is important.” Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Kicking It With Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers Soccer Team Where to Drink White Wine in the Willamette Valley Editors’ Recommendations
The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness week from June 17 to 23 under the theme ‘Every Second Counts: CPR Saves Lives!. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness week from June 17 to 23 under the theme ‘Every Second Counts: CPR Saves Lives!.Activities get under way with a live CPR demonstration at the ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ Father’s Day race at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on Sunday.CPR demonstrations will continue at Emancipation Park on Monday (June 18) between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. and a Family and Friends CPR training day will be held at the HFJ’s Beechwood Avenue office on Saturday, June 23 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday (June 13), CPR Coordinator at the HFJ, Alonzo Mothersill, informed that the training will cost $1,500.“The certification usually costs $5,400, but, on CPR Day, our Family and Friends CPR course is discounted for all non-medical personnel and students,” he said.He is encouraging all individuals to take an interest in acquiring CPR skills for the benefit of family members and colleagues, who may, at some point, require such assistance.CPR is a lifesaving technique that helps to support and maintain breathing and circulation in an individual, through administering chest compressions and rescue breaths.The technique becomes necessary in cases where an individual has suffered a heart attack, has collected water in his lungs (near drowning) or has stopped breathing or the heart has stopped for any other reason.Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. Activities get under way with a live CPR demonstration at the ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ Father’s Day race at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on Sunday. Story Highlights CPR demonstrations will continue at Emancipation Park on Monday (June 18) between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. and a Family and Friends CPR training day will be held at the HFJ’s Beechwood Avenue office on Saturday, June 23 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.