Gear Sporting inventors come through with products for cyclists on the high roads and golfers on the high seas

November 13, 2000

One Tough Tire
It's not easy to puncture an Armadillo tire ($29.99-$39.99) from
Specialized. The tire has a three-layer design that incorporates
a subtread impregnated with DuPont Kevlar to seal holes and a
synthetic cap-ply material to prevent sidewall cuts. The company
has a no-fault replacement policy for tires that go flat and says
it will post the best flat-tire stories on its website,
www.specialized.com.

Not for Tournament Play
If you've ever suffered twinges of guilt after hitting a golf
ball into the water off the deck of a cruise ship, try the
environmentally friendly Eco Golf Ball ($12 per dozen). Made of
ground rawhide, the ball breaks down in fresh- or saltwater
within 96 hours, leaving no toxic residue. Check out their
degradable corn resin tees too. Call 888-326-3003, or go to
www.ecogolf.com.

TWO COLOR PHOTOS: DAVIES+STARR (2)
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)