McDavid 429 Brace

McDavid 429 Knee Brace Review

What if I were to tell you the McDavid 429 brace was one of the best purchases I have made in the last 13 years? I know what you are thinking, that sounds like a ridiculous statement. However, when you have had four knee surgeries, two of which were major reconstructive surgeries, and I no longer have cartilage in my left knee than it isn’t as ridiculous. If you don’t know how it feels, just imagine slamming two bones together all day long.

Always being an active person from golfing, snowboarding and weightlifting has become difficult when dealing with chronic knee pain. Which is why I have gone through the gauntlet of knee braces on the market.

However, earlier this year, I decided to give another knee brace a shot and turned to one of the leaders in the industry, which is McDavid, that has been perfecting the knee brace since 1969.

The McDavid 429 brace I use with the polycentric hinges is a game changer. It is not only the most comfortable knee braces I have ever owned but gives me the ultimate lateral support I suffer from doing activities especially with a previously torn LCL, MCL, PCL, Meniscus and two allografts that were done to my knee.

The neoprene material helps with providing maximum compression and moisture control through the toughest workouts or rounds at the golf course. The top and bottom straps also let you dial this brace into the perfect fit every time. Wearing this brace gives me peace of mind and allows me to focus on the activity instead of dealing with the knee pain I’ve struggled with for years.

If you are in a similar situation and looking for something that can help change your knee injury circumstances than I believe you need to give this brace a shot. Since I know you want to get back to your favorite activities that seem impossible right now but McDavid can help you get back on track.

Product Review: Marc Pro

What do the following have in common: The New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Blues and myself? We all use the best recovery tool on the market. If you have never have heard about the Marc Pro before, you better be ready to get on board or be left in the dust with sore muscles and slower recovery times.marc-pro-h1

As a former college athlete that had to endure 5 knee surgeries, I felt like the physical therapist was my second home, (really it wasn’t too bad since I got to choose the owner’s fantasy football picks and ride the bike like Lance “F-in” Armstrong). If you have ever been to PT, you might have had some electrodes placed on your body to help with muscle atrophy and recovery. For me, this electric stimulation therapy was one of the key components in getting back my strength with multiple recoveries.

After college I have always wanted to have a personal stimulation machine to help with quicker recovery from golf and gym sessions. Trying a handful of different products over the years I was never impressed until I found the Marc Pro. In my mind, it is one of the best products on the market.

So get ready to hear my take on this great product, while I am literally using it as I write this after a killer shoulder workout.



How Marc Pro® Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Works:

The Marc Pro is intended for muscle conditioning by stimulating muscle in order to improve or facilitate muscle performance. The Marc Pro is not intended to be used for therapy or treatment of medical diseases or medical conditions.

How Can the Marc Pro Help You?:

Recover Faster…

  • Reduce muscle fatigue or soreness
  • Get back to training or playing sooner
  • Train or play more often
  • Less likely to quit or postpone exercise programs

Recover Fully Without Yesterday’s Fatigue You Will…

  • Maintain proper biomechanics
  • Perform better
  • Lessen the likelihood of injury

Maximize Training Results During resistance exercise you break muscles down; the strengthening and improvement happens afterwards during the recovery/remodeling process.

  • If you improve the recovery process you get more gains from the resistance training that you are already doing

Help Prevent Injury From pro athletes, to recreational athletes to urban athletes (computer work, etc) over-use causes the majority of injuries

  • Over-used is really the same as under-recovered
  • If you can’t or don’t want to do less then you need to recover more to help prevent over-use injury

Improved Conditioning and Performance Using Marc Pro regularly will condition muscles by improving the capacity of your vascular system; without any drugs or side effects…

  • More vessels means your body can deliver more oxygenated blood; therefore, muscles can do more, last longer, and perform better
  •  Targeting specific areas or weak links is extremely easy with Marc Pro
  • Conditioning sessions when exercise is not possible (downtime) can help prevent regression
  • Conditioning makes it easier to begin or complete exercise programs or other desired activities

How the Marc Pro Helps Muscle Recovery?:

The basis for post exercise recovery is the normalization of tissue through the movement of nourishment and waste. Marc Pro is specifically designed and excels at this particular task. The Marc Pro muscle conditioning device creates unique, strong, but completely non-fatiguing muscle contractions that set off a cascading series of physiologic events. We call this a Muscle Activated Recovery Cascade, or “MARC™” for short.

The process begins with the activation of Nitric Oxide (NO), which dilates blood vessels and leads to increased flow delivering more oxygenated blood and nutrients to the area. The lymphatic and venous systems also require and benefit from localized muscle activity. Because of this, using the Marc Pro after physical activity helps move the related waste and deoxygenated blood away from the fatigued area(s). This exchange of nourishment and waste, without stress or fatigue, accelerates the recovery of the muscle.


Look 10/10

Want a muscle stimulation machine that is compact but powerful enough to give real results? Look no further than the Marc Pro in its clean green, black and grey colorway with white electrode pads with controls that anyone could figure out how to use. The Marc Pro unit comes with everything you would need in a handy carrying case that I can take with myself on trips or to the office.

Don’t let this lightweight machine fool you thinking it doesn’t have power. I’m pretty sure the Hulk uses this machine for faster recovery after destroying alien ships with the Avengers or smashing buildings. I give the overall look a 10/10.

Performance 10/10

I believe the Marc Pro’s middle name could be performance because this device delivers high quality performance that kills off your muscle fatigue and makes you ready to go in no time. So don’t be afraid to push yourself in the gym on those last few reps because after slapping on this bad boy it will make everything better the next day. (#Gymtip is use the Marc Pro after leg day and will help you curb the dreaded 2nd day leg day pain!) Also I have been seeing great results by using this in my shoulder to help handle my shoulder (I refuse to get another cortisone shot).

When swinging a golf club over 120 mph, I personally get a sore lower back from all the torque I am putting on my body and now my go-to is having this in the car ready after I finish a round on the course. In no time, I am ready to go and wish this product was around in college because I would have loved it after playing collegiate golf, where we would play 36 holes the first day followed by 18 the second day. Less muscle fatigue would have helped me stay strong the entire time and not be too sore.

Not only will every golfer, butt snowboarders, bikers, hardcore weight lifters and other athletes  will see huge benefits from this amazing product. I give the overall performance score a 10/10.

Overall Ranking: 20/20

What?! A perfect score! I am shocked too because the only other product I have ever given a perfect score to is the Mizuno MP-64 irons (and still the best irons in the world in my opinion).

The Marc Pro deserves a perfect score because it’s an amazing product. I believe more people need to discover this product and try it to see how it can help their overall health and wellness. Don’t be afraid of the price tag because this is not a gimmick. Simply put… Marc Pro delivers and would be surprised if you find anything that is better on the market. Just look for yourself WHO IS USING THE MARC PRO.


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Steal Of The Day: Hyperlite Forefront Wakeboard $230


It’s that time of the year to swoop up all the summer gear like wakeboards for great deals before old man winter comes along. Today’s steal of the day comes from where hyperlite-forefront-all-11-prodyou can get a brand new Hyperlight Forefront Wakeboard for $230 instead of $329.95 along with FREE GEAR

The Hyperlite Forefront Wakeboard is the one you need for all your water adventures! Show off to your friends the qualities that make this board one of the best out there. The 3-Stage rocker allows you to move freely while on the board. It is the first ever to have a toe side footbed riser that gives you additional leverage. This wakeboard contains layered glass which means that contrary to traditional wakeboards, this one will resist and stay together for several more years. In short, the Forefront Wakeboard has all the essential features that make it ideal for all your wakeboarding needs.

Key Features of the Hyperlite Forefront Wakeboard:

  • Greg Nelson Design
  • Molded in Toeside Footbed Risers
  • Counterbalancing Top Contours
  • Toeside Channel Extensions
  • Molded-In Anti-Slip Fin
  • Removable 1.3″ Disorder Toeside Fins
  • Removable .8″ Poly A-Wing Heelside Fins
  • Variable Edge Design
  • Subtle 3-Stage Rocker
  • Monocoque Construction
  • Layered Glass
  • Fins: 4 – .8″ Poly A-Wing 2 1.3″ Disorder
Oakley Airbrake

Steal Of The Day: Oakley Airbrake Shaun White Snowboard Goggle $172


Today’s steal of the day comes from The House where you can get a brand new pair of Oakley Airbrake Shaun White snowboard goggles for $172 instead of $230 that includes FREE SHIPPING! So if you are already trying to find deals before winter hits than grab this deal before its GONE!

Oakley Airbrake Goggles Shaun White Highlight Gold/Fire Irid + Dark Grey Lens
Optimize your vision for any weather with the pull of a switch
Key Features of the Oakley Airbrake Snowboard Goggles:

– Switchlock Technology For Fast And Easy Lens Interchangeability
– Rigid Exoskeleton Frame Eliminates Distortion With Enhanced Protection
– Flexible Face Plate And Triple Layer Face Foam Offers Plush Comfort
– Helmet Compatible O Matter Outrigger Strap Attachments
– Dual Vented Lens With F3 Anti-Fog Coating
– Includes 2 Lens Tints And Case
– Medium To Large fit

travis rice lib tech

Steal Of The Day: Lib Technologies T.Rice Banana Hammock TTTR Snowboard $395


Today’s steal of the day comes from Department of Goods where you can get a New Lib Tech T Rice Banana Hammock for $395 instead of $659.95. A great deal on getting one of the best powder boards on the market to give you a floater for hopefully all the pow next winter. So go save now before its too late and you are stuck paying full price!

If you consistently access insanely deep, completely untracked powder lines—whether via foot, snowmobile, snowcat, or helicopter—Lib Tech’s T.Rice Banana Hammock TTTR Snowboard is a worthy addition to your quiver. The ovalized tip-to-tail rocker shape delivers outrageous float in the most bottomless powder—and pretty much zero control on hardpack. It’ll change your life in the deep stuff, but possibly end your life if you try to ride it on the firm stuff. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

  • ‘Powder Only’ tip-to-tail rocker profile for absurdly awesome float
  • Oval reverse-sidecut shape for zero drag and maximum planing power
  • Twin shape for superior stompability in either direction
  • Medium-stiff flex handles big landings without compromising float
  • Eco-friendly bio-plastic topsheet made from castor beans
  • Sintered base for durability and speed
  • Seriously though, POWDER ONLY—this is a quiver board, if you try to ride it on groomers then you’ll be sorry

Bottom Line:

Ultimate float in the deepest pow.

Shaun White Autographed Snowboard

Steal Of The Day: Autographed Burton Shaun White Snowboard $99

CLICK HERE FOR THE DEAL AT EBAYShaun White Autographed Snowboard

Today’s steal of the day comes from a Brand New 2007 Burton Shaun White snowboard autographed with Certificate of Authenticity  for a steal of $99. This is a snowboard out of my personal collection and selling it on EBAY. Starting at $99, so if you are a huge Shaun White fan and wanting something extra to add to the collection go bid away!

Year: 2007
Size: 143

Product Description:

Cash some contest checks then hit handrails before catching a plane to Alaska, Shaun demands a quiver that adapts and destroys. Lightweight, fast and fun, with the instant response of our Carbon I-Beam™, poppy Super Fly II™ core and powerful directional shape, The White Collection is high-performance park and pipe perfection.

* Sintered Base
* Dualzone EGD™
* Triax Response Fiberglass
* Negative Core Profile
* Super Fly II Core
* Infinite Ride® * Pro-Tip™
* Carbon I Beam

rome snowboard artifact

Steal Of The Day: Rome Artifact Rocker Snowboard $272


Today’s steal of the day comes from Shoreline of Tahoe where you can get a brand new Rome Artifact Rocker for $272 instead of $390 along with FREE SHIPPING. They have sizes left in 147, 150, 153 and 156. So get out there and support a local Tahoe boardshop.

Flexible rocker for pole jams, fun boxes and tail grabs

Handrails for days; park laps at night; switch 5-0’s; tail blocks, nose presses through kinks; buttered up lips; locked front blunts; smooth back boards

Jump Rating: 4
Jib Rating: 5
Pow Rating: 2.5
Carve Rating: 2
All-Mountain Rating: 3

Very Playful

Camber: JibPop Rocker Camber
Shape: True Twin

HotRods: Glass Single Barrel – A glass rod milled into the core under the bindings and out towards the nose and tail; providing quick snappy pop for a fast response.
QuickRip Sidecut : Advanced sidecut geometry giving a short playful feel at slower speeds and a longer fast, stable feel at higher speeds. The Mid-Board contact points end the running length at slow speeds and add grip at high speeds.

Glass Impact Plates: Lightweight and ready to deliver. This high-end glass can absorb energy and torque and strengthens the board from binding backlash.

Impact Core Matrix
StraightBiax Laminate
Impact Base

oakley elevate goggles

Steal Of The Day: Oakley Elevate Goggles $59

CLICK HERE FOR THE DEAL AT EVO GEARoakley elevate goggles

Today’s steal of the day comes from Evo Gear where you can get a new pair of Oakley Elevate goggles for $59 with an additional 15% off with code LUCK instead of the full retail price of $120.

Oakley Elevate Goggles: The Oakley Elevate Goggles takes all of Oakley’s technological expertise and hits it with a beam of size-reducing gamma rays. The result is a goggle that conforms comfortably to a small to medium-sized face, with a skeletal system to minimize nasal pressure and gives you an amazing peripheral view. Who knew big technology could come in a small package.

Internal skeletal support system reduces nasal pressure and maximizes airflow
Fits medium to large faces
Lens Tech
F3 Series anti-fog treatment
Dual vented lenses for fog elimination
O Matter® strap outriggers give the Elevate Goggles a balanced fit with or without a helmet
Frame is made of O Matter®, a lightweight synthetic engineered for all-day comfort, shock absorption and durability against the punishment of environmental extremes
Plutonite® lens is lightweight, offering superior comfort, clarity, and protection against impact and 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light
All-day comfort of moisture-wicking triple-layer polar fleece foam


  • Frame Size: Small
  • Lens Type: Spherical
  • Helmet Compatible: Yes
32 Lashed Snowboard Boots

Steal Of The Day: 32 Lashed Snowboard Boots $109


Today’s steal of the day comes from The House boardshop where you can get a new pair of 32 Lashed snowboard boots for $109 instead of $238. Thirty Two makes some of the best and lightest boots on the planet so this is a great deal on a new pair to replace your DC’s or Burton’s.

Wear 32 – Thirty Two Lashed Snowboard Boots for men when you want to whip the course, and your competition. 32 is the number to know for snowboard gear that’s geared to giving you a great day on the slopes, every day. The dashing Thirty Two Lashed boot features advanced integrated lacing design, and riders know that boot laces are where flawless fit, injury-free performance and superior board feel starts. Experience the advantage of EVA molded midsoles that provide a stable, supportive surface without adding weight to your boot. Ergonomic heel design, built-in ankle stabilization and advanced lining ensure a secure and anatomically correct fit, while the articulated cuff won’t restrict range of motion when you’re navigating the halfpipe or hitting the moguls.

Key Features of The Thirty Two Lashed Snowboard Boots:

  • Independent Lacing Eyestay System
  • Articulating Cuff
  • Lightweight EVA midsole for dampening, support and stability
  • 3-D Molded Tongue
  • Level 3 Ultimate Fit Liner with Anatomical Heel Retention System
  • NEW Inner Ankle Harness and Custom Lace Lock