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Mizuno Hitogami 2 : Flagship Performance Racer

This ain’t no review but read on for the Mizuno’s flagship performance racer – lighter, more responsive and more comfortable than ever!

The Wave Hitogami 2 features a brand new design which showcases the immense characterisitc of the Tengu. The Tengu-inspired design calls upon the mythical Japanese figure known for his ability to move with great speed and rapidity. The idea behind the design is to inspire people to move with the speed and prowess of the Tengu.

Mizuno understands that very inch and every second count so the Wave Hitogami 2 is designed to be light, flexible and efficient. The Wave Hitogami 2 also packs a high cushion-to-weight ratio, Parallel Wave technology for unsurpassed cushioning and stability, and a medial flat midfoot for that close-to-ground feeling.

Weight: 215 grams

Technology:

MIDSOLE

  • Mizuno Wave consists of an elastic, thermal plastic wave running from the heel to the midfoot, creating an incredibly springy and well-cushioned ride.
  • U4ic is a lightweight midsole that provides optimal shock absorption, durability and a resilient ride.
  • Smooth Ride is a gender specific network of grooves that minimizes the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot to create a smooth heel to toe ride.

OUTSOLE

  • X10 located in the heel and forefoot is made of durable carbon rubber for enhanced traction.
  • G3 Sole is a lightweight rubber dot pattern in the forefoot for increased grip and flexibility.

UPPER

  • AIRmesh provides light, breathable coverage.
  • Mizuno logo located on the medial and lateral sides helps hold the foot in place.
  • Dynamotion Fit creates optimal fit using stretch material in the forefoot and a collar construction that prevents the heel collar from buckling under load.

The Mizuno Wave Hitogami 2 is available for men and women and it retails for $169 at all Mizuno concept stores and selected World of Sports outlets.

Singapore International Triathlon Registration Opens

Singapore Aquathlon

Singapore’s largest triathlon is back and it will be held on 25 & 26 July 2015 (Saturday and Sunday), it will be an action-packed weekend of triathlon activities and entertainment with races for all ages and level, in teams or individually.

The Singapore International Triathlon will be held at the picturesque and shaded East Coast Park, Who will be crowned this year’s Singapore International Triathlon Champions?

  • Exciting new categories including the SuperSprint Relay and kids Scoot-athlon
  • Every participant will receive a limited edition t-shirt and goodie bag stuffed full of sponsors gifts

A 20% Early Bird Registration will be given and the date for registration will be as below.

TAS Singapore

Early Bird period – until 19 March 2015.
Normal period – from 20 March 2015 until 7 July 2015.
Extended period – from 8 July 2015 until close.

Race Dates are as follow

Saturday 25 July

Standard + Standard Relay
1500m Swim + 36km Bike + 10km Run

Junior
750m Swim + 18km Bike + 5km Run

Sprint + Sprint Relay
750m Swim + 18km Bike + 5km Run

Sunday 26 July

Mini + Youth
200m Swim + 12km Bike + 1.5km Run

Kids
100m Swim + 6km Bike + 850m Run

SuperSprint Relay
3 x 300m Swim + 7.5km Bike + 1.8km Run

Kids Scoot-athlon
700m Scoot + 150m Run

For more information head over to Singapore Triathlon Website or click HERE for registration

 

Casio to Open Singapore’s First Travel-themed Pop-up Store at Changi Airport

Singapore, 28 February 2015: Casio Singapore is opening Singapore’s first travel-themed timepiece pop-up store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 Departure Hall from 2 March to 5 April 2015. The store will be offering an exquisite range of G-SHOCK, OCEANUS and EDIFICE timepieces, all equipped with Casio’s one-of-a-kind ‘Global Time Sync’ hybrid timekeeping system, and an exciting in-store interactive game where travellers stand to win a Casio timepiece each week.

Timepieces Specially Suited for Today’s Globetrotters

GshockWin a Casio Timepiece Every Week Exclusive to the pop-up store, travellers can stand to win a Casio timepiece by participating in the in-store ‘Fastest Fingers First’ game on the interactive screen. The top scorer from each week, between 2 March and 5 April 2015, can look forward to their prize delivered right to their doorstep. All participants who have had a go at the game will receive a Casio Global Time Sync designed plastic folder to keep all their travel documents tucked away neatly.
Location and Opening Hours

The pop-up store is located at Changi Airport Terminal 1 Departure Hall, Central Piazza (beside Social Tree), and will be open from 6am to 12am daily from 2 March to 5 April 2015

NIKE FLYKNIT LUNAR 3 – MADE LIGHT TO GO LONG

Singapore, 27 February 2015 – The Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 pairs plush Lunarlon cushioning with an incredibly light and strong Flyknit upper that is breathable, flexible and supportive all at once.

nike lunar

The Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 is the third generation of the running shoe coveted by elite and everyday runners alike. The latest improvements include:

  • An evolved Flyknit upper with a tighter knit structure in the heel for support and more open knit in the forefoot for increased breathability and stretch.
  • Contoured, locked-down fit with an integrated tongue that stays in place and a plush collar for comfort.
  • A reformulated Lunarlon midsole and solid rubber outsole informed by pressure-mapping data to provide a soft and responsive ride.

“The Flyknit Lunar 3 combines what runners love about the Flyknit Lunar shoe with evolutions of two of our best innovations and technologies together,” says Rob Williams, Senior Design Director of Running Footwear. “We listened to what athletes loved about the shoe and evolved the Flyknit design to deliver more of the superiour strength and snug support on top of an even lighter Lunarlon ride.”

 

FLYKNIT

Flyknit innovation enables designers to micro-engineer every stitch of the upper and eliminates the need to use multiple materials common in traditional sports footwear manufacturing. This yields a lighter, virtually seamless upper for the runner and reduced waste in manufacturing.

For even more support, Flywire cables are integrated with Flyknit to cradle the foot and provide a personalized, secure fit.  The formfitting upper is so light, runners will barely know it’s there.

LUNARLON

A reformulated Lunarlon midsole delivers a lighter, more responsive and supportive ride from the cushioning runners have grown to love and expect from Lunarlon. On the outsole, pressure map data informed a pattern that more closely matches how the foot moves as it strides. Designers applied these insights to the rubber outsole that provides a smooth transition from heel strike through toe-off.  The result is a lightweight neutral shoe with an even more natural stride and cushioned fluid ride.

“The Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 is the formula for the perfect run with an ultra-light supportive fit combined with soft, responsive Lunarlon cushioning that gives runners a plush feel through the entire run,” Williams continues.

nike lunar1

The Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 is available beginning Feb. 12 in a nike.com exclusive colorway.  It will then be offered in 12 colors for men and women beginning March 5.

AVAILABILTY

The Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 is available at Nike stores on 5th March 2015 and is retailing at SGD249.

PUMA IGNITE: Energy In, More Energy Out

Puma will be launching it’s latest runner called IGNITE, the launch will be officially be on the 12 March but fret not you can still take a peek of this cutting edge shoe on my blog, I do not have the shoe on hand yet so no video up load or review but do check out the press release below

Judging from the looks of this shoe, I have a feeling this will look run and feel like the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante which you all will see the review out on my blog soon.

PUMA launched the PUMA IGNITE in New York City with a spectacular stunt at the heart of Times Square. Runners powered away on treadmills throughout the day with the energy from their IGNITE shoes collected to unveil the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt in a theatre of light, smoke and fire, wearing PUMA’s latest running shoe.

The PUMA IGNITE is a performance running shoe featuring innovative foam technology that maximizes energy return to keep you running longer. IGNITE has been designed for a wide range of runners and it is PUMA’s most responsive running shoe, optimizing comfort and durability. If you put the energy in, PUMA IGNITE gives it back.

Powering every stride is IGNITE foam, proprietary foam that provides responsive cushioning, optimal rebound and comfort. Strategically placed in the heel of the shoe is ForEverFoam, a compound used heavily in the automotive industry, which helps create long-lasting durability and is entirely new to the market.

 

PUMA IGNITE will be available in Singapore from 12 March 2015. In subsequent seasons, additional styles will be introduced and the IGNITE line will be expanded further within the Running and Training categories.

Only A Shopaholic Will Understands

Lazy weekend and have been cleaning up the house for the festive period, took a bit of time off to surf the net and found this and I thought I want to share with you guys. Pretty hilarious when I think of it happening to the best of us. Don’t deny as honesty is the best policy. Enjoy and let me know what you think?

Gorgeous Audiophilia Pairing: Sonos X Klipsch

I never realized the importance of sound quality and by sound quality I meant “REAL” euphoric quality, having a dad who always loved his music, he spent thousands of dollars on sound system back when I was a young boy, He would get his speakers shipped in when he was travels to other countries, remember the time when he ships back brand such as Infinity, Yamaha’s, Marrantz, Harman Kardon and few others just to name a few, imagine at that young age I was exposed to good sound system. He would even go to the extent of pimping out his car with sound systems which some people call it ICE: short for In Car Entertainment and then having my mom giving him an earful. Seriously LOL, He would blast it out loud while washing his car on the weekend.

So growing up, I would understand why people would pay top dollar for headphones and speakers because the difference is stark in contrast. My latest setup would be the pairing of speakers of which it is like if you pair them both together it is so wrong that it becomes right ? (OK stupid analogy) anyway……

What I lately added to my arsenal of tech is the gorgeous pairing of SONOS X KLIPSH  on my TV console, I was pretty skeptical about SONOS at first, mainly because I have not heard of them, but to be honest maybe I was ignorant and only looking at the mainstream  brands made me blind to others, I should have done more research and bought them earlier because it will be the best investment for people who loves music. reading forum after forum there is nothing but praises for Sonos Connect Amp and even Klipsh Reference series speakers.

Even the infamous Harvey Specter from Suits listen to a pair of Klipsch Reference speakers (link), If you follow do follow the drama, you will understand that Harvey has a taste for vocal music, one of the episode Mike goes through his collection of vinyl, you would know there isn’t any House or Instrumental but only vocal groups or solo performer, it’s to say that this pair of speakers are made for vocal.

Suits Klipsch RB51

I was ecstatic that the iconic Klipsh Black and Gold RB reference speakers was on display on his office. (those are the RB51) These babies are no doubt one of the best I have heard when it plays vocals, the projection and accuracy of voice is realistic, the warmth of a human vocals projecting from the speakers to you ears.

Whats a good speaker to do without a solid amp, I got the SONOS connect amp which have the capability of a wireless functionality. Check out how I setup my speakers within 15mins. This is one seriously easy setup to be honest, OK, I was kinda scared on the setup at first. but trust me it is as easy as 1-2-3

1. Amp Out

2. Speakers Out

3. Connect wire connection then link all your device using your home internet connection

Done within 20 minutes or less, I have even put up in timelapse to show you how fast I did it.

See how easy it was, no fancy tools, no sweat and best of all it was all done in a jiffy and instantly you will be enjoying pure clarity high fidelity. What made me raved so much about this speakers was when I personally experienced downtime on my own TV network while watching a marathon of SUITS, and watching continuously 10hours I had to resort to using my laptop to go on and when I continued on with one of the episode, I basically cranked up my laptop speakers. What sounded good to me suddenly sounded like a sharp knife piercing my ears. what happen to clarity? what happened to warmth? what happened to surround? it’s all gone.

Without continuing my series, I tried to get my network to stream the series to my TV so that I can play beautiful warm vocal through it again, never after that I played any music or any thing through my laptop ever again. (this is not an exaggeration, sounds like but it is not I assure you)

I would like to suggest you to head down to Tat Chuan where I got my speakers from for a demo but I would still say it would not justify the sound but it is the best and only solution for you to try them out. Do visit their store as they have the full series of Sonos and Klipsh at their premises, not to mention their sales guys are outgoing and friendly, ask them anything and they will surely oblige to assist

Address  : The Adelphi (Opp. Funan / City Hall MRT)
                   1 Coleman St #01-17 S179803
Phone     : +65 6334 5566
Email      : shop@tcacoustic.com.sg

Isaac’s 2cents worth on SONOS X KLIPSCH aka SONOS ON STERIODS

This pairing is definitely speakers and amp made in heaven. If you are a fan of vocal and love live acoustic concerts, talk shows, drama with much conversation this is definitely your to go to speakers, best part is that SONOS has a tagline of “Stream All The Music On Earth”, This Sonos amp coupled with your tablet or smartphone it would make a music sharing a wonderful euphoria. The Klipsch speakers design team truly got sound right to the T making vocals never sounding punchy or pitchy, the balance is just on the money. My favourite vocal playing on repeat is Sam Smith – In the Lonely hour.

If I had to find a problem with this pairing, I would say lower our prices for the masses as this gorgeous pairing should be enjoyed by everyone who love music. If you love your music start saving for this, Hope you have enjoy reading this review as I have written it and if you have any question on the setup, Sonos or Klipsch do let me know in the comment box or Youtube comment. I will try my best to answer them all.

SONOS X Klipsch

Introducing the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 (Official Release)

If you haven’t read the review of the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 by guest runner, you may click on Mizuno WR 18 Rainbow Warrior Review

If not you may carry on reading the Official Press Release

Mizuno Ware RiderHado is the intrinsic vibrational energy that exists in all matter which can create powerful transformations. The new Wave Rider 18 is designed to maximize and balance forward momentum, which can result in positive change both internally and in the world we run in.

Dependability mile after mile, the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 is ready to hit the roads. A lightweight U4ic midsole provides a springy responsiveness and a revamped two piece upper creates an adaptable fit. Along with a reconfigured flex groove system for increased durability, the Rider 18 keeps you going no matter the distance.

MIDSOLE

  • Mizuno Wave consists of an elastic, thermal plastic wave running from the heel to the midfoot, creating an incredibly springy and well-cushioned ride.
  • SR Touch cushioning compound provides resiliency and rebound in the heel for shock absorption.
  • Smooth Ride is a gender specific network of grooves that minimizes the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot to create a smooth heel to toe ride.
  • U4ic is a lightweight midsole that provides optimal shock absorption, durability and a resilient ride.
  • Extended Wave Plate in the midfoot is an extension of the Mizuno Wave for increased torsional rigidity between the heel and forefoot.
  • Mizuno Intercool ventilation system in the midsole inhibits humidity buildup to keep feet cool and dry.
  • Gender Engineering utilizes gender-specific attributes such as a wider base in men’s shoes and additional flex grooves in women’s shoes.

OUTSOLE

  • X10 located in the heel is made of durable carbon rubber for enhanced traction.
  • Blown rubber in the forefoot increases cushioning and responsiveness.
  • Flex Controllers placed in high flex areas on the outsole act as miniature wave plates for increased flexibility and reduced weight.

UPPER

  • AIRmesh covers the entire upper and provides breathability to keep the foot cool.
  • Stitched Overlays on the medial and lateral sides help secure the foot in place.
  • OrthoLite Sockliner is anti-microbial and moisture wicking for a healthy foot environment.
  • Dynamotion Fit creates optimal fit with stretch material in the forefoot and a collar construction that prevents the heel collar from buckling under load.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel

The Mizuno Wave Rider 18 is available for both men and women at all Mizuno concept stores and selected World of Sports stores for $179.

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