This is an article from the March 14, 2005 issue
Muddy Buddy The U.S. race series, in which two teammates leapfrog between biking and running, is going strong in its seventh year.
Kristi Leskinen The freeskiing showstopper (right) claimed a rare victory over rival Sarah Burke in the women's ski superpipe at last week's Winter Gravity Games.
Oakley Thump These $495 mp3 sunglasses, which come with earbuds, hold 120 tunes and keep out UV rays.
Balance Bar The company has announced it will not renew its sponsorship of the adventure-race series (eight sprints and three 24-hour events) it has backed for the last two years.
Tanner Hall First he whined about losing the X Games slopestyle. Now he's swearing off all comps and has started dissing the Gravity Games.
Burton iPod Jacket The controls are on the sleeve, but you still have to stuff that bulky iPod into a pocket on this snowboarding jacket.