Thursday, April 21, 2011

Get Ready for Summer with FIVE TEN!


A little history about Five Ten...

A family-owned company, founded by Charles Cole in 1985. Five Ten is dedicated to making top-rated outdoor sports footwear. Cole had finished his MBA from the University of Michigan and was hanging out in Yosemite putting up spectacular first ascent aid routes—many times solo. After a slip while descending El Cap, Cole decided that climbers not only needed high-friction rubber on their climbing shoes, but also on their walking shoes.

With the support of his parents, Mary and Charles Sr., he began distributing his new line of approach and climbing shoes with the new Stealth rubber soles, thus making Climbing that much easier. Since the soles actually stuck better to the rock surfaces, climbers could ascent routes that had previously been unattainable. Charles Cole, Five Ten and Stealth rubber helped to open climbing to a new generation of athletes.

Now the Redlands, California based company makes shoes with Stealth rubber for a variety of outdoor sports. Five Ten climbing shoes are depended upon by the world’s top climbers, even climbers who are paid to wear shoes by other companies resole with Stealth. Stealth Rubber resole kits make up 99.9 percent of resole sales world wide. Five Ten multi-sport shoes are now favorite footwear of downhill mountain bikers, BMX riders, paddlers, hikers, trail runners and climbers. From elite world class athletes to every day outdoor enthusiasts, people understand Five Ten is the most authentic footwear brand available. As Cole found out on El Cap and athletes find out everyday, friction does make a difference. Add that to the unique comfort, durability and technological advances of Five Ten, and you have the best footwear in the world. 

Some top Five Ten products...

Five Ten Line King Scorched Earth Black Freeride BMX Shoes are designed for slacking, BMX tricks and urban bike free riding. This shoe is the perfect choice for people who live their life outdoors and on the edge. They're excellent for the skate park or for flat-pedal riding. The high top style offers top-rated ankle support and protection and the one piece molded Stealth outsole provides the best in gription. 

The Five Ten Chase - Women's BMX Shoes combine the spring and support demanded by free runners with a classic street-smart upper design. The Chase is the shoe of choice for Parkour and Freerunning experts and has been designed specifically for women and adapted for BMX and free riding as well. A great shoe with Five Tens Stealth outsoles for top-rated traction on pedals and paths, or anywhere else you may need to go. 

The Five Ten Spitfire Freeride BMX Shoes is a classic skate styled shoe with a mid top design for added ankle support and protection. These protective BMX shoes are made for dirt, pavement, ramps, and have a one piece molded Stealth outsole for top-rated traction.  This high quality product is made from high quality split-grain leather with reinforced stitching. 

The bottom line... 

Five Ten offers the best in outdoor footwear protection. From skate, to BMX, to flat-pedal riding, this brand will provide you with the best coverage, durability, protection, comfort, and style. Grab a pair of Five Tens and head outside this summer in confidence!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Triple Eight

Triple Eight is a protective gear company offering the highest quality craftsmanship, unique style and innovation that continues to push the limits of the action sports industry. Their products are designed for a variety of sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding, inline skating, roller derby, wake boarding, BMX and mountain biking. This New York based company represents all that the Big Apple embodies; authenticity, purity and soul. Triple Eight has successfully manufactured products that display these core qualities for over ten years. They will keep you safe and protected from head to toe with affordable, reliable products. 

The Triple Eight Brainsaver Glossy Helmet With Standard Liner is a favorite of athletes and has been a leader in the action sports industry since 1994. With its top-rated multi-impact design, this helmet is ideal for skateboarding, long boarding, inline skating and roller derby use.

The Triple Eight EP55 Elbow Pads are top-rated elbow pads that offer the best in protection for skateboarders and roller derby players. The Triple Eight EP55 elbow pads have comfortable padding for use in skate parks and on the streets, designed for anyone that wants to wear the best and most durable elbow pads on the market. Ideal for skateboarding, long boarding, inline skating and roller derby. 

The Triple Eight Bumsaver II Padded Shorts are the ultimate in protection. Wear them for any of the action sports that you love; snowboarding, skiing, long boarding, skating, bmx, or roller derby. These top-rated padded shorts are light enough to wear under your pants and shorts and with the breathable formfitting fabric and mesh design, offer great flexibility and comfort.  

Whether you are the veteran pro, the aspiring amateur or a first timer, Triple Eight has you protected. 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Burton RED line is here!

All Sport Protection is now carrying Burton's new RED line. It offers the best in protection, comfort, and style. Their Theory Helmet is a great example of the fresh look and advanced engineering. It allows you to make adjustments while wearing gloves with ease, with its tri-slide buckle and away-from-collar positioning. The Theory also boasts rider-controlled venting that allows variable airflow to the inner helmet and limits the invasion of outside elements. Another important aspect is the fully removable shield that eliminates the pesky gap between goggle and helmet, while remaining windproof and breathable. 

Another favorite is the multi-sport d3o RED Total Impact Padded Short. It uses technology that keeps the hip, tail, and leg padding flexible until impacted, then immediately hardens for protection. The moisture- wicking padding provides ultimate comfort and breathability.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

661 Recon XC

 661 has finally released their Recon XC helmet and it has been a HUGE success. With huge vents throughout the helmet and added coverage to the back of your head, this helmet gives you a comfortable and cool ride while providing extra protection. It comes in two sizes(SM/MD or LG/XL), and have a rear adjustable strap they will be sure to give you the fit you are looking for.  They have been really popular with us and we have had a hard time keeping them on our shelves. Just got a new shipment in, so grab one before they are gone.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What's the difference between helmets and how do you find the right fit for you?: 
There are two basic types of helmets. Single impact and multi-impact helmets.

Single impact helmets:

Single impact helmets are made for sports where crashing rarely
happens such as bicycling. They are good for one major impact. These
helmets are made with expanded polystyrene (also know as EPS). EPS is
lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to manufacture. On the first major
impact the helmet loses its ability to protect because of the fact
that the material has little to no rebound. So while still better
than nothing, if you crashed and hit your head on the exact same spot,
there would be no material to absorb the impact. Single impact
helmets manage a MAJOR crash better than a multi-impact helmet but
then are rendered useless.

Multi-impact helmets:

Multi-impact helmets are longer lasting because they are made with a
denser, but “squishy” foam called butyl nitrate. Butyl nitrate is
heavier and provides more rebound so that after an impact the material
springs back close to its original form. These helmets are ideal for
sports where crashing and impact are frequent such as snowboarding and
skateboarding. These multi-impact helmets, while good for multiple crashes don’t manage MAJOR      impacts as well as a single impact helmet

Proper fit:

The key to maximum protection and comfort is proper fit. To property
fit a helmet on your head you want it to be comfortably snug but not
tight. The helmet should come in contact with your head all the way around and there should be no room for movement. The  helmet shouldsit on your head level and as low as possible as to provide maximum coverage. Some helmets come with adjustable pads that can be moved around to maximize the fit and comfort. The final step in properly fitting a helmet is to adjust the straps.
The Y of the side straps should come together just below the ear. The chinstrap should be snug on the underside of your chin. If it is uncomfortable then it’s too ight. When properly adjusted, if you open your mouth wide you should feel the helmet pull down on your head. Wearing the chinstrap is a must! Without it the helmet wont stay on your head in the event of a violent crash.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Want to do a review of Fox Racing and give a little history of this company:

Fox was started back in 1974 by Geoff Fox, a PhD who taught physics at Santa Clara University. The company was called Moto-X Fox, and was a distribution for European motocross parts and accessories.  Within 2 years of starting the company in a 1500 square foot building in Campbell, California, Geoff was developing engine components and suspension.

In the Spring of 1977 Geoff created his own racing team, Team Moto-X Fox. He wanted show the American public that his products were superior to those of his competitors. His riders finished 5th, 6th, and 7th in a very competitive 125 cc National Championship series. These riders wore bright red, orange, and yellow jerseys, handmade by Fox. These jerseys were a big hit with the fans and motorcycle enthusiasts. Calls started pouring into the Fox store.

The following two decades, Fox riders tallied over forty National Motocross and Supercross Championships. They continue to be a family owned and run business. They are currently located in Morgan Hill, CA and continue to produce some of the most advanced protective gear on the market.

Fox is always paving new paths for people to follow and pushing the limits. The have awesome designs and amazing products. They have been perfecting their gear for sooo many years now, you cannot go wrong buying Fox products.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Here are some excerpts from the article done by SI about Pearce and his "frends":
Last June, Kevin Pearce (SI, Dec. 7, 2009) sat cross-legged on the backside of California's Mammoth Mountain, sounding like a pioneer. The 22-year-old Vermonter, a rising star in the sport, had invited a handful of his snowboarding friends to train with him. (They call themselves Frends-the absent i denoting selflessness.) With Pearce, Danny Davis and Luke Mitrani dialing in an assortment of double-corked moves, there was a sense of euphoria in the air. Pearce marveled at how quickly he and his Frends had gone from "just thinking about the tricks to actually taking it to the wall."
That progression was slowed last Thursday. In the process of landing a cab double cork-a trick he's nailed before-Pearce caught his toe-side edge, slamming headfirst into the wall of the half pipe at Park City, Utah. Pearce, who was wearing a helmet, suffered a serious head injury; as of Monday he was in critical but stable condition at the University of Utah Hospital. "Kevin sustained a severe traumatic brain injury," said one of his doctors, Holly Ledyard." [He] has a long recovery ahead of him." (SI Jan. 2010, Austin Murphy)
Luckily Kevin was smart enough to wear a helmet. A perfect example of how we push the limits of our sports safely.
Stay strong and get well soon Kevin.
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