Rocker ski technology: how to conquer the powder

Water skis on snow? Really? Although the idea might sound crazy to you and me, it made perfect sense to the late Shane McConckey, back in 1998.  A professional skier and BASE jumper, Shane is considered to be the father of what is known as “rocker” technology, which has revolutionised the ski industry in the […]

The golden decade – next stop Vancouver 2010

It’s all downhill from here After the worst winter for 47 years, the snow has finally gone.  I miss it already and now I’m looking forward to virtual winter  from the comfort of my armchair courtesy of the BBC and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.  Britain is not best suited for winter sports since we […]

Cricket bat innovation smothered by Law 6

In October 2008 the Marylebone Cricket Club changed Law 6 of the Laws of Cricket. Law 6 concerns the bat, what it’s made from, how its made and even how it can be repaired if damaged. Two innovations in bat manufacture sparked this rare reaction from the MCC,  these laws aren’t changed very often. Since […]