Nothing kills a far-too-infrequent pickup game like a ball that’s as flat as a two-day-old Coors. Thanks to its leakproof membrane, the Spalding Never Flat Basketball ensures you’ll get regulation bounce for a full year before you have to break out the pump. The only thing you’ll worry about is pulled hammies. And your opponent’s jiggling man-boobs.
Bikes can’t get much lighter or stiffer; the new frontier is sleeker. Cervélo introduced its latest, the S5, at last year’s Tour de France, and rider Thor Hushovd promptly turned the race’s first week into a virtual ad for the hypersculpted bike. You can bet other manufacturers are in the wind tunnel as you read this.