Sport http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sport/videos en-SG Manchester United's new coach spends £500,000 on video cameras http://www.stuff.tv/sg/manchester-uniteds-new-manager-spends-500000-keep-players-under-video-surveillance/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Perhaps hoping to have a more successful (and longer) term than his predecessor, Louis van Gaal is getting some tech help to review and improve his players </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Manchester United&#039;s new coach spends £500,000 to keep players under video surveillance" alt="Manchester United&#039;s new coach spends £500,000 to keep players under video survei" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/van%20der%20gaal%20man%20u.jpg?1407147986" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the beautiful game being a very expensive one these days, it&#39;s no surprise that Manchester United didn&#39;t have a problem with new coach Louis van Gaal&#39;s request for &pound;500,000 video cameras.</p> <p>That might seem a lot but it&#39;s apparently what&#39;s needed to get the club back to where it used to be after suffering quite the slump when Sir Alex Ferguson left.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A mix of tech and good old coachin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apparently now players have to get used to scrutinising themselves on video, with their coach pointing out just exactly where they should be at any given time.</p> <p>ESPN quoted defender Jonny Evans saying,&quot;The case before was that as long as we got the results everything was fine.&quot; Now the players will have to deal with looking at their video footage and relying on more than just their general spatial awareness and instincts.</p> <p>Before, the coach was the primary eyes on the field but with the tough competition in the EPL, van Gaal is wise to use any resource he has at his disposal.</p> <p>This is after all the age where <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/adidas/adidas-smart-ball-can-it-level-english-football/news">Adidas now makes &#39;intelligent&#39; balls</a> as well as <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/adidas/adidas-brings-fight-nike-new-knitted-football-bootsock-hybrid/news">football sock/boot hybrids</a>. The recent World Cup in Brazil was deemed one of the most tech heavy ones ever, with high-definition cameras fitted to all the stadiums, referrees carrying special vanishing spray and teams outfitted with fancy gear while the controversial goal-line tech finally made it to the World Cup.</p> <p>What next? Football players playing football simulators? Only time will tell.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.espn.co.uk/football/sport/story/328729.html">ESPN</a>, pictures: <a href="http://www.manutd.com">Manchester United official website</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7klU3N0EEAs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/manchester-uniteds-new-manager-spends-500000-keep-players-under-video-surveillance/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/manchester-uniteds-new-manager-spends-500000-keep-players-under-video-surveillance/news#comments Cameras Sport Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:13:35 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1443983 at http://www.stuff.tv Exclusive: Stuff talks to Wimbledon 2014 champion Novak Djokovic about tennis technology http://www.stuff.tv/sg/exclusive-stuff-talks-novak-djokovic-about-tennis-technology/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We caught up with two-time Wimbledon Champ for some racket chat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Exclusive: Stuff talks to Novak Djokovic about tennis technology" alt="Exclusive: Stuff talks to Novak Djokovic about tennis technology" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/novak-djokovic-1.jpg?1404705921" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You watched it last night. You saw&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis/28184903" target="_blank">Novak Djokovic beat powerhouse Roger Federer</a> in Wimbledon&#39;s first five-set final since 2009. We know you did.&nbsp;</p> <p>That&#39;s why today seems like the perfect time to remind you of what happened when we caught up with the 27-year-old Serb in the run-up to Wimbledon to pick his brains about technology in tennis.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tech makes a racket </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;Technology plays a very important role in our sport &ndash; rackets especially. Rackets today allow the player to have more control on the strokes, more precision, more power, more acceleration.&rdquo;</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/43555660@N00/7103136603">Kate on Flickr</a></em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/ces-2014/hands-video-preview-sonys-tennis-racket-sensor-will-help-you-improve-your-swing/video">Sony&rsquo;s tennis racket sensor will help you improve your swing</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="706" height="977" title="Djokovic uses Head rackets with both natural and synthetic strings" alt="Djokovic uses Head rackets with both natural and synthetic strings" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7103136603_54be47432f_o.jpg?1404705921" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like a lot of tennis pros, Djokovic strings his rackets with a combination of synthetic strings and natural gut (from cows) &ndash; so despite their high tech nature, there&rsquo;s still an element of tradition present.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We ain’t seen nothin’ yet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;We don&rsquo;t know how far it can go, and for me that&rsquo;s exciting. A few years ago we didn&rsquo;t have Hawk-Eye, and we thought it couldn&rsquo;t go further than that. And now we have the challenge system and even more advanced rackets. It&rsquo;s really unpredictable but we can definitely expect a lot more changes to come because there are people who are always looking for improvement and progression, and I think that&rsquo;s the right approach for [tennis] and for life in general.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hawk-Eye has been a mainstay of professional tennis for eight years" alt="Hawk-Eye has been a mainstay of professional tennis for eight years" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hawk-eye.jpg?1404705921" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hawk-Eye, a British invention now wholly owned by Sony, was first used in 2001 in cricket, progressed to professional tennis in 2006 and was introduced to the English Premier League (for goal-line monitoring) in the 2013/14 season. It uses multiple cameras (usually six or seven, but 10 in tennis) to triangulate the position of a ball to within 5mm.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s more to life than tennis </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;Technology allows us to speak to a person on the opposite side of the world, and to see that person while we&rsquo;re doing it, so it&rsquo;s quite incredible going back 10 or 15 years and then seeing where we are at this moment.&rdquo;</p> <p><em><strong>Credit:</strong> Novak Djokovic is the brand ambassador for Peugeot; </em>Stuff<em> spoke to him at the unveiling of the new Peugeot 508 in London.</em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-great-tennis-videogames-get-you-mood-wimbledon/feature">The 10 best tennis video games ever</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Novak Djokovic and the new Peugeot 508" alt="Novak Djokovic and the new Peugeot 508" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/djokovic-with-peugeot-508.jpg?1404705921" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/exclusive-stuff-talks-novak-djokovic-about-tennis-technology/news#comments Sport Mon, 07 Jul 2014 04:04:49 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440825 at http://www.stuff.tv Bike week: Chris Boardman's guide to this weekend's cycling http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bike-week-chris-boardmans-guide-weekends-cycling/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cycling legend takes us on a tour of the Tour&#039;s first three days, with a guide to the best bits to ride yourself </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="896" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TourSt1A.jpg?1404535593" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In case you weren&#39;t aware, the Tour de France will be racing through Yorkshire this weekend before sprinting into London on Monday. We asked Chris Boardman, whose cycling CV includes Olympic gold, the yellow jersey and three world records, to talk us through the stages and the best bits to ride from each stage, which you can do using the Ordnance Survey&#39;s new <a href="http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/resources/maps-and-geographic-resources/os-ride.html">OS Ride</a> app.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stage 1, sat 5 july: Leeds – Harrogate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;The Dales is all rolling hills,&nbsp;as the name suggests,&quot; says Chris,&nbsp;&quot;so there&#39;s no specific feature that will define this stage. It will be an attritional day, and they&#39;ll have sore legs by the end of it for sure. I think we can expect to see a sprint finish, with the vast majority of the field coming in together for a huge spectacle. It&#39;s a beautiful part of the world, coming into the finish at Harrogate.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Cycle this bit:&nbsp;Leeds &gt; Skipton, 53km</strong> <p>Though many riders extend the route all the way to Liverpool, this mostly traffic-free towpath cycle is a more sedate half-day ride. If you&#39;ve still got energy in the tank, you can always head into the Dales.&nbsp;</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bike-week-5-bikes-won-tour-de-france/feature">Five bikes that won the Tour de France</a>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1196" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/TourSt1.jpg?1404535593" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stage 2, Sun 6 July: York – Sheffield (198km) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;This is a much more mountainous stage than stage 1, so it&#39;s a different kind of challenge. This day is going to make the General Classification (GC) riders, the guys going for the overall win in the Tour de France, really nervous. They&#39;re going to use their team to look after them all day to make sure they&#39;re kept out of trouble. The race is really going to kick off at the biggest hill in the peak district Holme Moss in the second half of the race.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Cycle this bit:&nbsp;York &gt; Addingham, 65km</strong></p> <p>Take a leisurely tour of York, gawping at Clifford&#39;s Tower and the River Ouse, before heading out into the Yorkshire countryside through to Knaresborough and the superbly-named Blubberhouses.</p> <p>WATCH THESE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bike-week-five-good-reasons-watch-tour-de-france/feature">Five of the greatest cycling videos (and a couple of crashes, obviously)</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/TourSt2.jpg?1404535593" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="400" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/OSride2.jpg?1404535593" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stage 3, Mon 7 July: Cambridge – London (159km) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;This stage is pretty flat&quot;, says Chris, &quot;and it will almost certainly be a sprint finish. There are a lot of riders who know they can&#39;t win a sprint, though, so there&#39;ll be a lot of attacking at the start to try and get a break away. Then the responsibility will be with the sprint team to try to control the race and bring it back together for the finish in London. Hopefully we&#39;ll see Mark Cavendish taking a win on home soil.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Cycle this bit:&nbsp;Chelmsford &gt; London (78km)</strong></p> <p>A &#39;Tour de Essex&#39; might not sound glamorous, but this route heads from Chelmsford&#39;s busy asphalt down into Epping Forest and towards Buckingham Palace, where your imaginary roaring crowd awaits.</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bike-week-five-good-affordable-road-bikes/feature">Our five favourite affordable road bikes</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BphYunoCYAA5Iuj.jpg-large.jpg?1404535593" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="400" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/OSride3.jpg?1404535593" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bike-week-chris-boardmans-guide-weekends-cycling/feature#comments Bikes Sport Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:54:04 +0000 Elissa Loi 1441056 at http://www.stuff.tv Bike week: how to photograph the Tour http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bike-week-how-photograph-tour/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you&#039;re going to be one of the thousands lining the Tour route this weekend, try these cyclo-papping tips from professional snapper Alex P (alexp.com) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2014-06-06-at-15.49.55.jpg?1404466253" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you want to get some decent snaps any major sporting event faster and livelier than the World Handwriting Championships, you need to prepare in advance. Follow these simple guidelines from Alex P (<a href="http://alexp.com" target="_blank">alexp.com</a>) and you&#39;ll have no trouble getting a couple of memorable shots.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. Scout a location </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The best spot depends on the story you&#39;re trying to tell. The loneliness of the long distance cyclist or a peloton bunfight? Either way, work out where the bikes will in relation to the camera and background &ndash; ideally between the two.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/one-shutterstock_111934835.jpg?1404466253" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Prepare to burst </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Burst mode, that is. Rapid-fire shots (10-15fps) give you more chance of getting the right shot, but also slow down your auto-focus. Choosing .jpegs as your file format will enable quicker buffering and download speeds.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="959" height="880" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Burst1.jpg?1404466253" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Turn to &#039;S&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>...or &#39;T&#39;, on some cameras - the Shutter Priority setting that allows you to pick the speed of your shot. Fast shutter speeds freeze motion and help sharpness, so go for a speed no slower than 1/125 and try something in the 1/400 - 1/800 range. Move the camera with your subject (a technique called &#39;panning&#39;) to provide an added element of speed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen-shot-2014-06-06-at-15.49.55.jpg?1404466253" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. turn around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&#39;t just snap the cyclists. Crowd reactions with the relevant action in frame give great results, as do &#39;behind the scenes&#39; images of rider prep and post-race reactions. In any area of photography, you get the best shots by capturing images that others don&#39;t think of, or can&#39;t get access to.</p> <p>Find more easy advice on how to create amazing photographs in <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stuffs-guide-photography/feature">Stuff&#39;s Guide to Photography</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/two-shutterstock_33605863.jpg?1404466253" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bike-week-how-photograph-tour/feature#comments Bikes Photography 101 Sport Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:08:20 +0000 Elissa Loi 1440992 at http://www.stuff.tv Bike Week: five good, affordable road bikes http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bike-week-five-good-affordable-road-bikes/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tickled by the Tour? Tempted by triathlon? If you fancy getting into road biking, here are five steeds that will make a good starting point </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/opener_1.jpg?1404398499" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you find yourself watching the Tour de France as it whizzes across England this weekend and thinking &#39;I could do that&#39;, then, well, you can&#39;t. Seriously, you can&#39;t. The Tour is over 3000 kilometres, a lot of it very steeply uphill, ridden at an average of around 40km/h. But straddle one of these affordable road machines, all of which have been ridden by Team Stuff, and you&#39;ll get a feeling for what it&#39;s all about, even if the reality is that your longest ride is a five-mile pootle to a country pub.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Boardman Road Sport (£450 (S$965)) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For several years the default answer to the question &ldquo;what&rsquo;s the best affordable road bike?&rdquo; has been &ldquo;probably a Boardman&rdquo;, and the <strong><a href="http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/road-bikes/boardman-road-sport-bike-medium-53cm" target="_blank">Road Sport</a></strong> explains why: an assortment of proper Shimano 2300 and Sora componentry on a surprisingly good 7005 aluminium frame makes this a proper road bike for very little money.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="835" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/boardman.jpg?1404368830" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Raleigh Airlite 100 (£500 (S$1070)) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Raleigh&rsquo;s recent progress in high-end racing bikes for its professional team has developed into a much nicer range of consumer bikes. Like the Boardman is has an aluminium frame that will introduce you to the light, still nature of road bikes, some decent components and some nice finishing touches, including much nicer tyres (Schwalbe Lugano) and saddle (San Marco) than you&rsquo;d expect to see at <strong><a href="http://www.cyclesuk.com/10494440/products/raleigh-airlite-100-se-2014-road-bike-in-black-and-blue.aspx" target="_blank">this price</a></strong>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="828" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/raleigh.jpg?1404398499" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You call that affordable? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Okay, so we couldn&#39;t buy one of these bikes without saving up, but spending any less on a road bike is normally a false economy because you won&#39;t get to experience any of the speedy fun offered by a real racer. One notable exception, however, is the <strong><a href="http://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-3-red-road-bike-id_8274036.html" target="_blank">B&#39;Twin Triban 3</a> (&pound;300 (S$645))</strong> from French sports megastore Decathlon (you may have seen their shops on trading estates). We haven&#39;t ridden the Triban 3 so we can&#39;t recommend it in this list, but if you&#39;re on a budget it&#39;s definitely one to consider - ride it in the same week as the Boardman and see how it shapes up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Genesis Equilibrium (from S$1820) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Many riders are of the opinion that while aluminium and carbon have their merits, nothing rides like a steel frame, and the <strong><a href="http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/road/sportive/equilibrium-00" target="_blank">Equilibrium</a></strong> is made from Reynolds 520 or 725 - widely regarded as some of the best iron around. Add a carbon fork, a decent set of wheels and well-chosen componentry and you have one of the best all-round bikes on the market. And if you&rsquo;re a fan of retro looks, this British bikemaker&rsquo;s steeds will have you drooling all over your Lycra.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="738" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Genesis.jpg?1404398499" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verenti Insight 0.3 105 (£900 (S$1930)) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Offering a very different ride to the Genesis is this <strong><a href="http://www.wiggle.co.uk/verenti-insight-03-105-2014/" target="_blank">full-carbon bargain</a></strong>. Verenti (the own brand of online retailer Wiggle) has managed to add a Shimano 105 gearset and brakeset to the already impressive frame and fork, and while you can see where money has been saved on the wheels and bars, it&rsquo;s a very nice ride &ndash; like most carbon frames it climbs well, but unlike many carbon frames, it&rsquo;s assured, grippy and unrattled by steep descents.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Verenti.jpg?1404398499" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hoy Sa Calobra .003 (£1000 (S$2150)) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Joining Chris Boardman in the pantheon of riders-turned-bikesmiths is Big Chris, the most successful British Olympian in history. Like Boardman, the Hoy range is backed by a big chain of bike shops and offers excellent components for the money - <strong><a href="http://www.evanscycles.com/products/hoy/sa-calobra-003-2014-road-bike-ec051523" target="_blank">in this case</a></strong> it&#39;s Shimano 105, RS10 wheels and a stiff frame, extensively tested by the mighty legs of Sir Chris himself, that offers great power transfer when you&rsquo;re standing on the pedals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="790" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Hoy.jpg?1404398499" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thrifty tip: buy last year&#039;s model </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just as with buying a car, the smart money waits until the last few bikes of one model year are left in the shop and snaps one up when they go on sale. The new models arrive in September-October, so search the web for 2014 models from September to November and you could pick up a serious bargain. Alternatively try search for 2013 models now - there are always a few left over (especially in really big or really small sizes) and you&#39;re still getting a brand new bike. If you&#39;re buying your new steed online, it&#39;s still worth taking it in to your local bike shop to get it set up.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bike-week-five-good-affordable-road-bikes/feature#comments Bikes Sport Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:01:40 +0000 Elissa Loi 1440830 at http://www.stuff.tv Bike Week: 5 bikes that won the Tour de France http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bike-week-5-bikes-won-tour-de-france/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All you need is a huge amount of natural talent, luck, money, decades of training and one of these bikes, and you&#039;re in with a pretty good chance of winning the Tour </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20shot%202014-06-30%20at%2015.33.13.png?1404282574" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When the Tour began, gears were a pipe dream and your regular amateur bike was two wooden circles and a iron bar. Since then the basic riding position has remained the same, but things have improved somewhat: today&#39;s Tour steeds have to be given a minimum weight allowance (a whispy 6.9kg) or they&#39;ll just start hovering. Here&#39;s five that have helped their riders to wear the yellow jersey.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> La Française, 1903 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The very first bike to win the Tour was ridden by Maurice Garin (aka The Little Chimney Sweep) and its heavy steel frame only had a single gear. It did have toeclips, though &ndash; an invention only a few years old at that time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LaFrancaise.jpg?1404282574" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Allegro, 1937 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Roger Lapébie won the Tour on one of the first bikes sporting a Super Champion derailleur, which had only just been allowed under Tour rules and meant that riders no longer had to get off their bike and loosen their back wheel every time they wanted to change gears.&nbsp;<em>(Image credit: theracingbicycle.com)</em></p> <p>INTERVIEW ARCHIVE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tour-de-france-contender-mark-cavendish-talks-bike-tech/feature">Mark Cavendish tells Stuff about his bike tech</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1937%20Allegro%20CREDIT%20THERACINGBICYCLE.COM_.jpg?1404282574" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bottecchia, 1989 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tour-winner Greg Lemond&rsquo;s time trial bike was one of the first to pay close attention to aerodynamics with the addition of Scott aero bars, designed by ski coach Boone Lennon to mimic the position of a downhill skier. His time trial performance won him the 1989 Tour.&nbsp;<em>(Image credit: pedalroom.com)</em> <p><strong>INTERVIEW ARCHIVE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chris-froome-talks-tour-de-france-tech/feature">Chris Froome talks Tour de France tech</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bottecchia-equipe-10662_4.jpg?1404282574" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trek 5500, 1999 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 5500 OCLV (Optimum Compaction, Low Void &ndash; yeah, we don&rsquo;t know either) was the first carbon fibre-framed bike to be ridden from start to finish in the tour, and it took Lance Armstrong to his first tour victory (Armstrong&#39;s title was later stripped, but the bike wasn&#39;t to blame). <em>(Image credit: Rudi Riet)</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Trek5500_CREDIT%20RUDI%20RIET.jpg?1404282574" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pinarello Dogma 65.1 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ridden to victory by both Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, the Dogma has been the stand-out bike of the last few years. The frame is made from Japanese Torayca carbon, said to be the finest in the world, while the wavy &#39;Onda&#39; fork smooths out the road vibrations that can plague a very stiff road bike. Consumer versions sell for comfortably more than &pound;5000 (S$10,700) but you can personalise it with your own colours, using <a href="http://www.pinarello.com/en/myway-dogma-65.1">Pinarello&#39;s MyWay system</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/10-best-cycling-movies-ever/news">The 10 greatest cycling movies</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/D65-799.jpg?1404282574" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bike-week-5-bikes-won-tour-de-france/feature#comments Bikes Sport Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:25:38 +0000 Elissa Loi 1440733 at http://www.stuff.tv World Cup 2014: all the stories http://www.stuff.tv/sg/world-cup-2014/world-cup-2014-all-stories/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff&#039;s World Cup extravaganza kicks off – we&#039;ve got everything from the best footy games to the tech behind the tournament </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Brazuca football" alt="Brazuca football" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/football.jpg?1404870054" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The World Cup is underway! Brazil&#39;s stadiums are packed to bursting with footy fanatics &ndash;&nbsp;while Britain&#39;s pubs ring to the whoops and groans of fans.</p> <p>We&#39;ve rounded up the best football stories on Stuff.tv to keep you motivated between matches; much better than a half-time orange.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 25 best football games ever </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Is there a better way to mark the start of the World Cup than with a definitive list of the best soccerball video games of all time? No, there&#39;s not. So here it is.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/world-cup-2014/25-best-football-games-ever/feature" target="_blank">The 25 best football games ever</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="444" title="25 best football games ever" alt="25 best football games ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-football-games-ever_1.jpg?1404870054" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nike Football creates 3D printed World Cup gear </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wayne Rooney, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo are toting Nike&rsquo;s new shin pads and bags in Brazil. This isn&#39;t any ordinary kit, though; it&#39;s 3D printed, meaning that it&#39;s stronger and more flexible. And coming to a pitch near you. Eventually.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nike/nike-football-turns-3d-printing-world-cup-gear/news" target="_blank">Find out about the kit of the future here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Nike Rebaro bag" alt="Nike Rebaro bag" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nike-rebaro-bag-main.jpg?1404870054" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adidas Smart Ball hands-on: can it level up English football? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We go for a kickabout with football&#39;s first intelligent ball &ndash; and finally learn how to hit a &#39;knuckle&#39; shot&hellip;</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/adidas/adidas-smart-ball-can-it-level-english-football/news" target="_blank">Stuff gets feet-on here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Adidas Smart Ball" alt="Adidas Smart Ball" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Smartball1.gif?1404870054" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adidas&#039; crazy knitted football boot/sock hybrid </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Adidas brings the fight to Nike with its new footie footwear; part sock, part boot, and part&hellip; insane. But there is method to Adidas&#39; apparent madness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/adidas/adidas-brings-fight-nike-new-knitted-football-bootsock-hybrid/news" target="_blank">See the new boot here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Adidas Primeknit" alt="Adidas Primeknit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/adidas-primeknit-fs.jpg?1404870054" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nike unveils knitted Magista football boots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, that&#39;s knitted boots. But these radical new footie shoes could be game-changers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nike-unveils-knitted-magista-boots-ahead-world-cup/news" target="_blank">Find out why here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Nike Magista" alt="Nike Magista" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nike-magista-football-boot-011.jpg?1404870054" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How Opta analyses football </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Opta reveals the inner beauty of the beautiful game; find out how a footie match is turned into retweet-ready data &ndash; and how it&#39;s being used to predict who&#39;ll win the World Cup.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/secrets-behind-opta-how-stat-seeking-experts-watch-football/feature" target="_blank">It&#39;s better than a magic octopus</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Opta" alt="Opta" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/opta-main.jpg?1404870054" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The World Cup 2014 football revealed: Stuff looks at five reasons why Brazil 2014&rsquo;s weapon of choice is &ldquo;the most tested football ever&rdquo;.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/it-s-round-it-bounces-it-s-called-brazuca-introducing-new-world-cup-football/feature" target="_blank">They&#39;ve got a robot leg</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca" alt="It’s round, it bounces, it’s called the Brazuca" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/adidas-3.jpg?1404870054" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build the ultimate home setup for the World Cup 2014 final </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The stage is set.&nbsp;Germany is in, Brazil&#39;s out. And you have less than a week to create the ultimate setup and revel in the glory of watching the Fifa World Cup 2014 final match. Do it with style, because this won&#39;t happen for another four years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/world-cup-2014/stuff-s-ultimate-home-setup-world-cup/feature">Build the ultimate home setup for the World Cup 2014 final</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Build the ultimate home setup for the World Cup 2014 final" alt="Build the ultimate home setup for the World Cup 2014 final" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Stuff%20Ultimate%20Home%20Setup.jpg?1404870044" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> World Cup 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join in the World Cup excitement with Stuff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/football.jpg?1404870044" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/world-cup-2014/world-cup-2014-all-stories/feature#comments Sport World Cup 2014 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:22:33 +0000 Elissa Loi 1439164 at http://www.stuff.tv The inner beauty of the beautiful game: How Opta analyses football http://www.stuff.tv/sg/secrets-behind-opta-how-stat-seeking-experts-watch-football/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Find out how a footie match is turned into retweet-ready data – and how it&#039;s being used to predict who&#039;ll win the World Cup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The secrets behind Opta: how the stat-seeking experts analyse football" alt="The secrets behind Opta: how the stat-seeking experts analyse football" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/opta-main.jpg?1402626534" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Opta Sports has been picking apart football matches since 1996, supplying a squad of clients &ndash; now including Match of the Day, FourFourTwo&rsquo;s <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/fourfourtwo-football-stats/id453744566?mt=8">StatsZone smartphone app</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.fourfourtwo.com/sg/statszone">web app</a>&nbsp;and many of the biggest clubs in the world &ndash; with more numbers than the stockroom in a calculator factory.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tom-wiggins" title="View user profile.">Tom Wiggins</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three men and a Bebe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;We have data collection centres all around the world. For every match we have three guys using bespoke software, which overlays a live video feed on a pitch graphic: one guy watches the home team, another does the away team and the third man is essentially a data checker,&rdquo; explains Banoub.</p> <p>&ldquo;Using a combination of hotkeys and mouse clicks they track who&rsquo;s on the ball and what happens to it. So let&rsquo;s say Wayne Rooney picks it up on the halfway line and passes it out wide to Antonio Valencia; they&rsquo;ll click where Rooney is on the pitch when he plays it, again where Valencia receives it and the software records an X/Y coordinate and time stamp of the pass.&rdquo;</p> <p>Each match produces between 1,600 and 2,000 individual pieces of data, which are analysed by Opta&rsquo;s in-house team and packaged for use by broadcasters, the press, brands, irritating betting ads and coaches to formulate game plans for upcoming matches by obsessively observing opponents.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC Match of the Day" alt="BBC Match of the Day" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbc-match-of-the-day.jpg?1402626534" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sky Sports" alt="Sky Sports" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/opta-sky-sports-stats.jpg?1402626534" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="442 Statzone" alt="442 Statzone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/442-statzone-app.jpg?1402626534" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Statting all over the world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But what if the data collectors miss something, or can&rsquo;t agree on who blocked a shot? &ldquo;If the home team analyst records a free kick that gets smacked into the wall and the away team analyst doesn&rsquo;t see who blocked it, it&rsquo;ll be flagged, and the third guy will rewind the video and allocate that block to the correct player.&rdquo;</p> <p>And that&rsquo;s just for one game. Opta does the same for every game in the Premier League, the Championship, Bundesliga 1 and 2, French Ligue 1 and 2, Serie A, the MLS, A-League, the list goes on. But what about fans of Scottish, or lower-league teams, such as Cowdenbeath or Accrington Stanley (&ldquo;Who are they?&rdquo;): &ldquo;We have a guy in the ground, essentially phoning back goals, corners, and red and yellow cards to a call centre type operation,&rdquo; says Banoub. &ldquo;It collects less data but it powers things like the vidiprinters at the BBC and Sky Sports News.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Opta Canal+" alt="Opta Canal+" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/opta-canal-plus.jpg?1402626534" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not everything has to be done there and then either. The Opta team also fully analyses the Women&rsquo;s Super League but does so using DVDs rather than live pictures. &ldquo;When we&rsquo;re not analysing live footage we&rsquo;ll use it as training because there&rsquo;s less pressure,&rdquo; explains Banoub.</p> <p>&ldquo;Everyone in all of our data collection centres is trained to have the same definition of a tackle and a duel, to know the difference between a chipped pass and a launched pass, all that kind of stuff. The consistency is very, very important and only five people out of every hundred that apply end up analysing live games. They say the two key skills are being very good at video games and knowing loads about football. I think that&rsquo;s why we tend to get a lot of students who are successful.&rdquo;</p> <p>This retrospective approach means they can also do historical matches, which are analysed in exactly the same way as a live game so data from 40 years ago can be compared to what happened last Saturday: &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve analysed all of the World Cup games that have been filmed in full since 1966, so we can compare Pele to Maradona to Messi,&rdquo; says Banoub.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Opta HQ" alt="Opta HQ" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/opta-office.jpg?1402626534" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So who will lift the World Cup? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So can Opta Joe and co put this data to good use and tell us who&rsquo;s going to lift the trophy in Brazil on 13th July? Using data collected from internationals since the last World Cup, Opta has worked out how many goals each team can be expected to score in each fixture. Using these numbers Opta&rsquo;s analysts can predict how likely teams are to advance beyond the group stage and go all the way to the final (see graph) &ndash; and it won&rsquo;t take many by surprise to learn that Brazil and Spain can be most confident of coming away victorious.</p> <p>As for England&rsquo;s chances, the numbers say Roy Hodgson&rsquo;s team will be lucky to see the right side of the group stage. &ldquo;Personally, I think we&rsquo;re going to get knocked out in the second round,&rdquo; says Banoub, &ldquo;but you don&rsquo;t need to be a mathematical genius to work that out!&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Opta World Cup prediction" alt="Opta World Cup prediction" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/opta-world-cup-winner.jpg?1402626534" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How Opta analyses football </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/secrets-behind-opta-how-stat-seeking-experts-watch-football/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/secrets-behind-opta-how-stat-seeking-experts-watch-football/feature#comments Sport World Cup 2014 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:25:15 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1439005 at http://www.stuff.tv Nike Football turns to 3D printing for World Cup gear http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nike/nike-football-turns-3d-printing-world-cup-gear/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wayne Rooney, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo will be toting Nike’s new shin pads and bags in Brazil </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nike Football Rebento bag with 3D printed base" alt="Nike Football Rebento bag with 3D printed base" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nike-rebaro-bag-main.jpg?1402483703" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s all this then?</strong><br />Nike Football has unveiled two hi-tech pieces of gear that&rsquo;ll be used by a handful of the world&rsquo;s top players in soccer&rsquo;s premier showcase: the Rebento duffle bag and Mercurial FlyLite shin guard.</p> <p><strong>Hi-tech how?</strong><br />Well, for starters both come with 3D printed elements. The bag has a 3D printed base (with leather forming the bulk of the actual bag) and the shin pad has a webbed shock absorption system that replaces the foam you&rsquo;d usually see.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nike-unveils-knitted-magista-boots-ahead-world-cup/news">Nike unveils knitted Magista boots ahead of World Cup</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How does that help, though?</strong><br />Well, in the case of the bag the base structure is both lightweight and supportive. With the shin guards, the structure provides more consistent impact protection than standard foam and flexes more easily, which means it can wrap more tightly around the lower leg. It breathes better than foam too.</p> <p><strong>Can I buy them?</strong><br />Not yet. In fact, there are only three Rebento bags in existence, and they&rsquo;ll be toted by Wayne Rooney, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo (assuming he shakes off his injury) at the World Cup. The Mercurial FlyLite, on the other hand, will be available at nike.com from 1st July (price to be confirmed).</p> <p>Alternatively, if you&rsquo;ve got a 3D printer you can have a go at designing your own &ndash; although we make no guarantee that your homemade shin pads will protect you from a crunching challenge next time you&rsquo;re playing five-a-side.</p> <p>[Via: <a href="http://nikeinc.com/news/nike-launches-summer-2014-football-equipment-innovations#/inline/29991">Nike</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">MORE HOT STUFF STORIES</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Mercurial FlyLite shin pad features a 3D printed structure" alt="The Mercurial FlyLite shin pad features a 3D printed structure" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nike-flylite-shin-pads.jpg?1402483703" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The 3D printed base of the Rebento bag" alt="The 3D printed base of the Rebento bag" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nike-rebaro-bag-detail.jpg?1402483703" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nike/nike-football-turns-3d-printing-world-cup-gear/news#comments 3D Printing Nike Sport World Cup 2014 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:15:31 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438842 at http://www.stuff.tv Slam your best b-ball shot with the Hoop Tracker http://www.stuff.tv/sg/slam-your-best-b-ball-shot-hoop-tracker/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Time to give Jordan a run for his money, right? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Slam your best b-ball shot with the Hoop Tracker" alt="Slam your best b-ball shot with the Hoop Tracker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/url_5.jpg?1398729064" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not everyone has Jordan&rsquo;s dunk skills, LeBron&rsquo;s height or Kobe&rsquo;s b-ball tactics, but what you <em>can</em> have is a new wearable tech device that gets you close to it &ndash; maybe two of the three mentioned, since Lebron&rsquo;s height is quite unachievable by Asian standards (we&rsquo;re just stating the facts). &nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This new smart watch is one every b-ball enthusiast should own, and it&rsquo;s called the Hoop Tracker. It helps basketball players take their best shot by automatically calculating training progress, including accuracy and shooting percentages; which helps them assess their own strengths and weaknesses.</p> <p>But it&rsquo;s not just as straightforward as strapping on the device and moving along with your game. There&rsquo;s two components to it &ndash; firstly, there needs to be a shot detector magnetically mounted on the hoop (good luck getting up there), and then the other, is the watch itself.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here’s how it works </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When the ball hits the backboard or the rim of the hoop, the sensor is activated and when the ball goes through, it registers the shot. This data is wirelessly transmitted to the watch, as well as uploaded to the Hoop Tracker website.</p> <p>But don&rsquo;t worry you don&rsquo;t have to be a basketball junkie to sport one. There&rsquo;re pre-programmed and customisable training regimens &ndash; with instruction &ndash; for each position. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>And if you&rsquo;ve got reason to boast and brag, you can share your achievements with friends on Facebook and Twitter.</p> <p>Hoop Tracker is currently raising funds on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hooptracker/hoop-tracker-basketball-shot-tracking-smartwatch?ref=live" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>, with shipping expected to commence from October.</p> <p>With six more days to go, the crowd funding campaign has gathered more than US$37,000 (at the time of publication), out of its US$100,000 target.</p> <p>Go on, get your best Jordans on and slam-dunk some hoops like a pro when the device comes out.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/pebble/pebble-steel/review" target="_blank">Pebble Steel review</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/04/27/hoop-tracker-basketball/" target="_blank">Mashable</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Slam your best b-ball shot with the Hoop Tracker" alt="Slam your best b-ball shot with the Hoop Tracker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/url1.jpg?1398729064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/slam-your-best-b-ball-shot-hoop-tracker/news#comments Sport Wearable tech Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:54:14 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1436281 at http://www.stuff.tv Jawbone Up http://www.stuff.tv/sg/multi-sport/jawbone/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Relax. Have a nap. The Jawbone Up will tell you when it&#039;s time to wake up and start running... WAKE UP! IT&#039;S TIME TO START RUNNING! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jawbone Up review" alt="Jawbone Up review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/JawboneUp-Main.jpg?1395193138" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The best athletes know the importance of a good night&#39;s rest, and so does the Jawbone Up. This activity-tracking band helps you rest &ndash; so that it can work you even harder.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$189.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Style and substance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For those who are as interested in fashion as fitness, the Up is the best looking fitness band out there right now. Its intelligent algorithm does 
a good job of tracking your steps and logging runs, and will even measure 
your sleep.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not Bluetooth-equipped; instead it uses an audio jack to plug into your phone for a quick sync, battery check or change of alarm time. You can also use your phone to set up &quot;idle vibration alerts&quot;, which give you a little haptic buzz now and then to encourage you to get up and do something.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jawbone Up app" alt="Jawbone Up app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/JawboneApp-1.jpg?1395193138" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jawbone Up Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li>iOS/Android app<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>water resistant<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>10-day battery<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>22g</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power-nap management </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Step and run recording is as accurate as you could hope, but what really sets the Up apart is the depth of its sleep tracking. Not only does it measure your time with the sandman, it also wakes you up intelligently, so you rise more naturally and therefore more refreshed. The Up doesn&rsquo;t just watch from the sidelines &ndash; it also offers helpful advice. 
Not sleeping well? It&rsquo;ll give you tips on diet to help you kip.</p> <p>Then there&rsquo;s the brilliant power-nap mode, which clocks when you nod off, allowing you 45 minutes of shuteye so you awake alert. While connectivity could be better, the lack of Bluetooth does extend battery life to a solid ten days.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jawbone Up app" alt="Jawbone Up app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/JawboneApp-2.jpg?1395193138" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sharp, smart, wrist kit that&rsquo;ll not only keep you active but also help you sleep better</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/multi-sport/jawbone/review#comments Health and fitness Multi-Sport Sport Wearable tech Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:13:33 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433925 at http://www.stuff.tv Fitbit Flex http://www.stuff.tv/sg/multi-sport/fitbit-flex/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Turning exercise into a game that works around your daily routines, the Flex aims to get you fit without setting foot in a gym </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Flex review" alt="Fitbit Flex review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/FitBitMain.jpg?1395193175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If your greatest &quot;achievement&quot; this week was unlocked on your Xbox, the Fitbit Flex could be just the thing to drag you off the sofa and into the land of the healthy. This rubbery band taps into those gaming instincts but makes you work a bit harder for its virtual high fives.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$129.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s inside? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve never seen so much tech crammed into such a small form. The Flex is a 
pill-sized sensor that slips into a comfy, rubberised wrist strap. It packs in &ndash; take a deep breath &ndash; Bluetooth 4.0 to feed your phone live tracking info, NFC to start the mobile app at a touch, an accelerometer, 
a week-long battery, a vibrating motor and a five-light display. Phew.</p> <p>Plus it comes from market-leading step-counter Fitbit, with its ultra-accurate step-tracking algorithm. That&#39;s quite a lot for S$120.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Flex" alt="Fitbit Flex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FitBit-3.jpg?1395193175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit app" alt="Fitbit app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FitBitScreens-1.jpg?1395193175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fitbit Flex Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <ul> <li>Bluetooth 4.0<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>iOS/Android app<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>Water-resistant<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>5-day battery<br />&nbsp;</li> <li>14g</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How it works </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Live tracking your steps on your mobile as you walk will certainly make you feel good, and whether on your phone or a computer you can set goals for distance, steps or calories. Five white LEDs alert you &ndash; at a tap &ndash; to your progress in 20% increments. The brains of the Flex unit are removable, so you don&rsquo;t have to use the strap. You could even pop it in your sock for cycle tracking.</p> <p>It&rsquo;ll track your sleep and silently wake you up, too, although not as intelligently as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/multi-sport/jawbone/review" target="_blank">Jawbone Up</a>. But in view of the price the only real complaint we have is that Android support is so far patchy at best. But it&rsquo;s a cracking iPhone companion.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Flex" alt="Fitbit Flex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FitBit-2.jpg?1395193175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Flex" alt="Fitbit Flex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FitBitFlex-1.jpg?1395193175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit app" alt="Fitbit app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FitBitScreens-2.jpg?1395193175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A fun way to squeeze more physical exercise into your life</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/multi-sport/fitbit-flex/review#comments Health and fitness Multi-Sport Sport Wearable tech Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:02:29 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433923 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: Nike launches new Magista football boots with Andrés Iniesta http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nike/video-nike-magista-nike-s-unveils-radical-new-boot-andres-iniesta/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “Football will never be the same again.” That was the bold statement from Nike when it pulled back the curtain on its Flyknit football boots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: Nike launches new Magista football boots with Andrés Iniesta" alt="Video: Nike launches new Magista football boots with Andrés Iniesta" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Nike-magista-football-boot-0121.jpg?1394416737" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3316464752001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3316464752001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nike/video-nike-magista-nike-s-unveils-radical-new-boot-andres-iniesta/video#comments Nike Sport Wearable tech Sun, 09 Mar 2014 14:15:15 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1433499 at http://www.stuff.tv Nike unveils knitted Magista football boots ahead of World Cup http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nike-unveils-knitted-magista-boots-ahead-world-cup/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, that&#039;s knitted boots. But these radical new footie shoes could be game-changers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nike Magista knitted football boots" alt="Nike Magista knitted football boots World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Nike-magista-football-boot-011.jpg?1402672436" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Forget your Gran&#39;s Christmas jumpers - Nike&#39;s new Magista boots are the coolest thing to happen to knitting ever.</p> <p>The boots, unveiled ahead of the 2014 World Cup which starts in Brazil in June, use Nike&#39;s genius new Flyknit tech to make a shoe that &quot;feels like an extension of the player&rsquo;s body&rdquo;.</p> <p>Stuff got hands on - or should that be feet on - with them at their launch in Barcelona.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/lucy-hedges" title="View user profile.">Lucy Hedges</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BACK OF THE KNIT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So why knitted? Well, says Nike, by using such futuristic construction techniques the boot will fit around your feet like a glove, creating a second skin &ndash; or sock-like feel &ndash; while simultaneously delivering the strength, structure and support needed to play ball.</p> <p>Ultimately, the material is designed to bring your foot closer to the ball for enhanced control, and Nike is so confident about its ability, it&rsquo;s claiming &ldquo;no other boot will get your foot this close to the ball.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s like wearing a glove,&quot; says Phil McCartney, Nike&#39;s VP of sport performance footwear. &quot;A glove starts at the wrist, not halfway up the hand. You need that transition so you don&rsquo;t disrupt your body&rsquo;s natural movement. The mid-cut allows the foot, ankle, and lower leg to work together as a single unit, emphasising their natural movements. This isn&rsquo;t a boot that just goes on your foot, it&rsquo;s a boot that works with your foot.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nike Magista knitted football boots" alt="Nike Magista knitted football boots World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nike-magista-football-boot-005.jpg?1402672436" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> STRONG IN THE TACKLE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to Nike, the web-like 3D-knit material on top gives you &quot;a more aggressive texture to create friction on the ball for accurate dribbling and striking.&quot; Great - but surely that&#39;s at the expensive of protection and durability? Not so. Nike assures us that the Magista retains the strength and protection of a conventional boot. Brio cables have also been knitted directly into it, creating strength in the way that a suspension bridge works.</p> <p>So while the Nike Flyknit technology provides a lighter, more comfortable ride, if you come into contact with a player&rsquo;s studs, there&rsquo;ll be no reason to dramatically feign injury while rolling on the floor. Well, none other than the usual ones like trying to win a free kick or get an opponent sent off.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nikes-power-laces-coming-2015-just-time-marty-mcfly/news" target="_blank">Nike&#39;s Back To The Future power laces coming in 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nike Magista knitted football boots" alt="Nike Magista knitted football boots World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nike-magista-football-boot-010.jpg?1402672436" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HIGH-TOP OF THE LEAGUE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The use of Nike&rsquo;s FlyKnit tech isn&rsquo;t the only awesome thing about the Magista&rsquo;s design. When was the last time you saw a football boot with a high-top design? According to Nike, that&rsquo;s a Dynamic Fit collar, to give you a locked-down fit and flexibility of movement.</p> <p>But how will they fare on a squelchy, sodden pitch on a Sunday morning? NIKESKIN&rsquo;s your answer. It&rsquo;s a 0.1mm thick layer that essentially melts on to the knit to protect the boot and prevent water damage.</p> <p>If you&#39;re still struggling to believe that a knitted boot - did we mention they&#39;re knitted? - will help you achieve footballing glory, maybe a few half-decent players can convince you.&nbsp;&ldquo;Unbelievable&rdquo;, &ldquo;perfect&rdquo; and &ldquo;futuristic&rdquo; were just some of the words used to describe the Magista boots by Barcelona&rsquo;s Andrés Iniesta and Bayern Munich&#39;s German forward Mario Götze, who have worked closely with Nike bods during the boot&rsquo;s four-year development.</p> <p>&ldquo;The fit of this boot is so unique that I don&rsquo;t think about it when I&rsquo;m wearing it,&rdquo; says Iniesta. &ldquo;It allows me to move the way I need to instinctively and with more confidence.&rdquo;</p> <p>Nike says &ldquo;football will never be the same again&rdquo;, which is a pretty bold statement to make. But with Adidas also revealing its own knitted boot earlier today in the form of the Primeknit FS, there&rsquo;s no denying that footie footwear is undergoing its biggest change since the days when players wore pigs&#39; stomachs on their feet. Or maybe we&#39;re remembering that wrong.</p> <p>Either way, the Nike Magista boots will be available for pre-order on April 29 &ndash; just don&rsquo;t expect to play like Iniesta every time you slip them on.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/it-s-round-it-bounces-it-s-called-brazuca-introducing-new-world-cup-football/feature" target="_blank">Meet Brazuca, the 2014 World Cup football</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Barcelona&#039;s Andres Iniesta helps launch the Nike Magista knitted boot" alt="Nike Magista knitted football boots World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nike-magista-football-boot-012.jpg?1402672436" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nike-unveils-knitted-magista-boots-ahead-world-cup/news#comments Health and fitness Nike Sport Wearable tech World Cup 2014 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:57:17 +0000 Nigel Yap 1433379 at http://www.stuff.tv The X-Jetpack H3X Hydro will turbo-boost you to new heights http://www.stuff.tv/sg/x-jetpack-h3x-hydro-will-turbo-boost-you-new-heights/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Houston, we have lift-off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The X-Jetpack H3X Hydro will turbo-boost you to new heights" alt="The X-Jetpack H3X Hydro will turbo-boost you to new heights" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xjetpacks%2002_0.jpg?1393421938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What is with this piece of newfangled torture gym equipment? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wrong on so many counts, except one. Try newfangled watersport of endless fun instead. This is the <a href="http://www.x-jetpacks.com/" target="_blank">H3X X-Jetpack</a>, a hydro-powered jetpack.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An actual jetpack?! How does it work? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It attaches to a jet ski to power lift-off via the watercraft&rsquo;s engine propulsion. A 20m long hose doubles up as a channel for the water propulsion and a leash to keep the jetpack rider from whizzing into the sky like a deflated balloon, while a padded harness and modified saddle keeps the rider comfortable, stable and secure in mid-flight.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="849" height="637" title="The X-Jetpack H3X Hydro will turbo-boost you to new heights" alt="The X-Jetpack H3X Hydro will turbo-boost you to new heights" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xjetpacks.jpg?1393421938" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Any watercraft? I have just the right dinghy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You wish. The X-Jetpack H3X Hydro will only work with high output jet skis like Sea-Doo musclecrafts and similar makes from Yamaha and Kawasaki.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does that mean only gym rats need apply? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not necessarily, so long as you are able to control the two thrust streams with the jetpack&rsquo;s steering arms. It&rsquo;s a two-men activity, making it the perfect bonding pastime for you and your best bud. The jet ski rider controls the throttle and and the power of the water, while the jetpack rider controls the angle and direction of flight.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CQx1kbmow_g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will this cost me my life? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Fly safe with a helmet, be aware of your surroundings, and you should be fine. The jet ski rider could instruct the jetpack rider until he gets the hang of flying. What this will definitely cost you though is US$9499 (S$11,985). But hey, it&rsquo;s a small price to pay for the power of flight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">CLICK HERE FOR HOT STUFF TO TAKE YOU TO NEW HEIGHTS</a></p> <p>Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/127202-your-next-holiday-could-be-spent-flying-a-jetpack" target="_blank">Pocket-lint</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hydro boost from X-Jetpack </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xjetpacks%2002_0.jpg?1392973040" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/x-jetpack-h3x-hydro-will-turbo-boost-you-new-heights/news#comments Hot Stuff Sport Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:31:17 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432530 at http://www.stuff.tv