Gear Where were these inventions when hightops were considered cutting edge?

March 19, 2001

Deflation Fighter

The Spalding NBA Infusion ($44.99), which hits the blacktop in
May, comes with a .525-ounce Micro Pump that is positioned in the
spot usually occupied by the valve. Turn the pump until it pops
up, then push it in and turn back to lock it. According to
Spalding, one minute of pumping will add about one pound of air
pressure. Spalding, 800-225-6601; www.spalding.com.

Tunes for the Boondocks

To enjoy MP3 music files on the trail, try Nike's Personal Sport
Audio Play 120 ($299). The PSA[Play 120 has 64 megabytes of
memory and stores up to 120 minutes of digital quality music.
There are no movable parts, so tunes don't skip, and the
lightweight (2.5 ounces) design fits into a pocket or onto an
armband. www.nike.com

Twinkle Toes

Mission Hockey's Flyweight skates have an external shell made of
lightweight Fiber Skin and are 1.05 ounces lighter than
conventional models. There are recreational versions ($149- $299)
and a pro model (P-Stiffness, $399). www.missionhockey.com or
800-583-6087.

TWO COLOR PHOTOS: DAVIES + STARR (2) COLOR PHOTO: SPALDING

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)