Gear Name your ball, monitor your heart and enlarge your sweet spot with these sports goodies

December 04, 2000

Tells Time Too
In addition to checking your heart rate during exercise, the S410
heart-rate monitor can predict maximum oxygen consumption,
calculate calories burned and determine a target heart rate. It
also measures altitude and air temperature. Polar, 800-290-6330;
www.polarusa.com.

Boundless Balls
Always wanted an official NFL ball with your name on it?
JustBalls.com engraves your name--or the logo of your choice--on
a variety of balls. A personalized official NCAA football is
$89.95. Other balls range from $14.95 (baseball) to $99.95 (NFL
ball); www.justballs.com.

Serve and Pulley
In the Wilson Rollers 3.6 racket ($279.99), the strings are
secured with so-called rollers, which resemble little metal
pulleys, allowing the strings more movement. According to Wilson,
that creates a stronger trampoline effect and extends the sweet
spot from the center of the racket head to the edge. Call Wilson,
at 800-946-6060; or go to wilsonsports.com on the Web.

TWO COLOR PHOTOS: DAVIES + STARR
COLOR PHOTO: JUSTBALLS
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)