Vans Mountain Edition goes four seasons

A new Tech Bit quick post on the Vans Mountain Edition going four seasons. Here’s my Sports Illustrated post.

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Renderings v. Reality in stadium design

I look deeper into the differences between renderings and reality for my Sports Illustrated feature. Learn more via this SI link.


The world’s 20 most impressive fortresses

The world has had many a fortress. But I selected 20 as the most impressive for my Popular Mechanics feature. Check out which ones made the list. And why. Here’s the link.


Behind Yuki Kadono’s back-to-back Triple Cork 1620

Ahead of X Games Aspen, Yuki Kadono shared with me what it takes to put together his signature trick, the back-to-back Triple Cork 1620. Read about the process via my Sports Illustrated post here.

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US Bank Stadium: The roof that isn’t there

The Minnesota Vikings will soon have a new crown jewel in the form of U.S. Bank Stadium. My Popular Mechanics article takes a look at the building technology used to create an indoor stadium that still welcomes the outdoors. The link.

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Tech Talk: The North Face goes with spider silk

The North Face has created an innovative Moon Park from spider silk. Yes, protein materials. Read about this first-ever use and the apparel it can create via my Sports Illustrated column here.


A passion for riding fuels Cam Zink

Mountain biker Cam Zink has turned his passion for riding into the massive trick-making abilities. Learn more about the rider via my Sports Illustrated feature here.

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Kicks and Colors: Black History Month

Adidas and Nike have unveiled multiple Black History Month sneakers. Many of those looks will also be worn on-court on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Check out more via my Sports Illustrated post here.

The tech of the new Jordan XXX

Design aside, let’s take a closer look at the technology involved in the brand-new Air Jordan XXX, unveiled Thursday in Chicago. Learn more via my Sports Illustrated story here.

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What makes the Aussie Open courts unique

Not every court is created the same. I take a deeper look inside the Australian Open courts for Sports Illustrated. Learn more here.

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