Archive for July, 2011

Suunto Core All Black Military Edition

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For most of my life I have been a classic watch guy.  For the past 10+ years I have relied on my trusty Tag Heuer, but after years of abuse I decided that I needed a true sports watch to handle some of the heavy lifting.  Following the advice of many of my Colorado friends, I decided to go with a Suunto.  Not only are Suuntos big, bold and stylish, I’ve seen them provide some very accurate info in a variety of outdoor scenarios.  After a month or so with my new Suunto Core Military Edition, I have yet to take it off (other than to hand it to friends to try on).  Out of the box, the compass and altitude seem to be pretty accurate but you can tweak and calibrate it to be even more accurate.  For my general use of skiing, surfing, biking, running and camping, it’s exactly what I need.  It has just the right amount of functionality to be super useful but isn’t over the top.  What sets the Suunto apart from other digital/outdoor watches is the style.  Most digital watches with a boatload of cool functions look pretty geeky and made for sport and not a night out on the town.  Suunto combines outdoor capability with a bold style that gets more compliments for it’s cool design than any watch I have owned.  If you are looking for a solid do everything watch that you can feel comfortable wearing all day and night, check out a Suunto Core.  For a special tour of it’s features head here.

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Suzy Barnard – SF Artist Captures The Beauty of Cargo Ships

A few months ago, I was eating dinner at a restaurant in SOMA and noticed the bold, bright paintings of cargo ships that were lining the restaurant.  The artist, Suzy Barnard has a studio on the water here in San Francisco with a view of all the cargo ships that come in and out of San Francisco.  Of all the beautiful things to capture in this city, a cargo ship is not usually the first thing that pops into ones head, but the bold and colorful works of Suzy really do make you appreciate the beauty of these massive boats out there in the bay.  To learn more head to her website: http://www.suzybarnard.com

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Too Early To Think About Ski Season? Nope! The 2011 MSP Trailer Is Out!

Chances are you are currently sunburned and stuffed full of hot dogs and Budweisser after celebrating our glorious country this past weekend, but just because summer is in full swing doesn’t mean you can’t start to dream about steep lines and bottomless powder.  If you love skiing as much as I do, it’s a subject that is top of mind for most of the year.  Nothing, however gets you more fired up for ski season than the fall movie tours put on by the prominent ski film houses like MSP and Teton Gravity Research.  The first trailer of the season from the fellas over at Match Stick Productions is out and their film for 2011 titled ‘Attack of La Nina: The bitch is back’ looks good, real good.  The quality of the filming and the lines these athletes are hitting keep improving with every season so i’m excited to see the full feature.  Although it’s not quite time to scrape the storage wax off your pow boards quite yet, it certainly isn’t too early to sneak a peak at this flick and start to get excited for winter 2011-12.  Don’t forget to check the MSP movie tour to see if they are heading to a town near you this fall.

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