Is Technology Going To Change the Face of BMX?

As BMX Tricks Progress So Does The Technology To Monitor The Tricks Over the past 20 years technology has completely changed the scope of sports. Just the simple introduction of video review has change the rulings of sports like baseball, basketball, and football. When it comes to X Games style sports such as BMX and Snowboarding Halfpipe, the judging is subjective, which basically means, it’s up to the people judging and not exactly based on the definite precision of the tricks. Some contest decisions could be based on hype of a rider or the crowds reactions. What if there was a technology that not only could tell what trick is being performed, but also calculated the exact precision of each trick? Read on and let us know what you think about what Intel is developing here… Imagine being at a BMX competition and watching on the big screen the exact tricks detailed as and when they happen, complete with airtime, how precisely the trick was pulled off, and all those extra details to help separate one competitor from another. It could change the competition, remove some judging subjectivity and, well, it is pretty cool to have that visualised data on hand for records, personal bests and added kudos. It’s like an extra focus point in addition to the usual slow-mo replay. Intel Curie, the technology that makes this possible, is a module with a six-axis gyroscope, accelerometer and Bluetooth radio on board. Such a module means the precise rotation, speed and height of a rider can be calculated by drawing the ‘path’ the sensor takes. The combination of these can be compared to a programmed database that recognises tricks; although it’s not a full database at present, more a work in progress. However it’s only in the development stage for now. There’s more work to be done for full accuracy, while support from the industry has yet to be fixed in place. At present there’s no rider-worn module either, meaning your Superman trick might not be fully recognised at this stage. For Full Article Click Here Curated Content From: pocket-lint.com Image Source:

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This Bike Will Make You Fail Over and Over Again

So you’ve been riding your bike since you were what, like 3 or 4…maybe even younger. You’ve owned tons of bikes throughout your life, but for the most part the basic settings of each bike were the same. It’s funny how one little minor change to a bike can make such a big difference… ok, this change isn’t so minor. Check out what they did to this bike in this video to make it almost impossible to ride for the first time.

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You Can’t Steal This Bike No Matter What You Do

We’ve all been involved in some type of bike theft in one way or another. If you’re on the victim end of the theft of your bike then you know how much it sucks. If you’re a bike thief, than you just suck, but there is an answer coming to your evil ways. How about a bike that is literally impossible to steal? The only way to possibly steal it would be to saw the bike in half, which would be a desperate, and useless attempt at stealing a bike. photo courtesy of peacefulcentury.com Read This Below And Share This With Your Local Bike Thieves (Video Down Below) Three young entrepreneurs claim to have solved a problem that makes every cyclist’s blood boil — they have invented the world’s first “unstealable” bike. The theft of two bikes from one of the inventors pushed the former engineering students from Chile to tackle the exasperating crime. Their solution? To create a frame that is dismantled and reconnected to make a lock — all in just 10 seconds, according to its creators. Fitted on a stylish steel frame, the bike’s aluminum downtube splits in two to allow the seat tube to form a steadfast lock around any tree, pole or bike rack. The only way to take it would be to saw through it — making the bike useless. And last week was an important one for the three young men as they put in their first order to produce 300 of the bikes. The young entrepreneurs sold 197 bikes in a crowdfunding¬ campaign, roughly half of which were ordered by customers in the United States. A third went to Europe, with a small handful snapped up by Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Only 15% of the bikes were sold in Chile. The bike may ride fast, but for Yerka’s business plan, slow and steady will win the race. The team ordered an extra 100 bikes which they plan to sell in Chile, before targeting the U.S. market in 2016. They will wait for customer feedback before increasing production and hitting up global markets.

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This Bike Will Make You Fail Over and Over Again

So you’ve been riding your bike since you were what, like 3 or 4…maybe even younger. You’ve owned tons of bikes throughout your life, but for the most part the basic settings of each bike were the same. It’s funny how one little minor change to a bike can make such a big difference… ok, this change isn’t so minor. Check out what they did to this bike in this video to make it almost impossible to ride for the first time.

Read more…

You Can’t Steal This Bike No Matter What You Do

We’ve all been involved in some type of bike theft in one way or another. If you’re on the victim end of the theft of your bike then you know how much it sucks. If you’re a bike thief, than you just suck, but there is an answer coming to your evil ways. How about a bike that is literally impossible to steal? The only way to possibly steal it would be to saw the bike in half, which would be a desperate, and useless attempt at stealing a bike. photo courtesy of peacefulcentury.com Read This Below And Share This With Your Local Bike Thieves (Video Down Below) Three young entrepreneurs claim to have solved a problem that makes every cyclist’s blood boil — they have invented the world’s first “unstealable” bike. The theft of two bikes from one of the inventors pushed the former engineering students from Chile to tackle the exasperating crime. Their solution? To create a frame that is dismantled and reconnected to make a lock — all in just 10 seconds, according to its creators. Fitted on a stylish steel frame, the bike’s aluminum downtube splits in two to allow the seat tube to form a steadfast lock around any tree, pole or bike rack. The only way to take it would be to saw through it — making the bike useless. And last week was an important one for the three young men as they put in their first order to produce 300 of the bikes. The young entrepreneurs sold 197 bikes in a crowdfunding¬ campaign, roughly half of which were ordered by customers in the United States. A third went to Europe, with a small handful snapped up by Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Only 15% of the bikes were sold in Chile. The bike may ride fast, but for Yerka’s business plan, slow and steady will win the race. The team ordered an extra 100 bikes which they plan to sell in Chile, before targeting the U.S. market in 2016. They will wait for customer feedback before increasing production and hitting up global markets.

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Is Technology Going To Change the Face of BMX?

As BMX Tricks Progress So Does The Technology To Monitor The Tricks Over the past 20 years technology has completely changed the scope of sports. Just the simple introduction of video review has change the rulings of sports like baseball, basketball, and football. When it comes to X Games style sports such as BMX and Snowboarding Halfpipe, the judging is subjective, which basically means, it’s up to the people judging and not exactly based on the definite precision of the tricks. Some contest decisions could be based on hype of a rider or the crowds reactions. What if there was a technology that not only could tell what trick is being performed, but also calculated the exact precision of each trick? Read on and let us know what you think about what Intel is developing here… Imagine being at a BMX competition and watching on the big screen the exact tricks detailed as and when they happen, complete with airtime, how precisely the trick was pulled off, and all those extra details to help separate one competitor from another. It could change the competition, remove some judging subjectivity and, well, it is pretty cool to have that visualised data on hand for records, personal bests and added kudos. It’s like an extra focus point in addition to the usual slow-mo replay. Intel Curie, the technology that makes this possible, is a module with a six-axis gyroscope, accelerometer and Bluetooth radio on board. Such a module means the precise rotation, speed and height of a rider can be calculated by drawing the “path” the sensor takes. The combination of these can be compared to a programmed database that recognises tricks; although it’s not a full database at present, more a work in progress. However it’s only in the development stage for now. There’s more work to be done for full accuracy, while support from the industry has yet to be fixed in place. At present there’s no rider-worn module either, meaning your Superman trick might not be fully recognised at this stage. For Full Article Click Here Curated Content From:¬ pocket-lint.com Image Source:¬

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