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Gear Up: BCX Slingshot

Brought to you by Cannondale Generators and Generac

NAME:  BCX Slingshot

WHAT DOES IT DO:   From the beautiful hickory wood scales and axe-inspired shaping, to the spectraply laminate core and the three-quarter-inch theraband band, they're made to be strong and durable, so you can be confident you'll get years of use out of yours. Each one comes with an additional band, a pouch for carrying, and hand-screened target so you can practice your aim


Gear Up: Pykmax Guitar Pick

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NAME:  Pykmax Guitar Pick

WHAT DOES IT DO:   A new, ergonomic take on the classic guitar pick, with a unique shape that rests in the palm of your hand, letting you forget about gripping and focus on picking. Choose from three plectrum gauges (.6mm red, .88mm green, or 1mm purple) depending on your playing style — each one is molded from delrin with a tolerance of .02mm. With a comfortable fit even after hours of playing, it's the perfect pick for touring musicians who spend night after night playing, or session musicians who spend all their time in the studio.


Beer Mug: Weekender Wheat

Name: Weekender Wheat

Brewery: Geneva Lake Brewing Company

Location: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Taste: This classic wheat beer offers all the thirst quenching refreshment you expect from your favorite ‘go to’ beer.


Gear Up: Ciclotte Exercise Bike

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NAME:  Ciclotte Exercise Bike

WHAT DOES IT DO:   The Ciclotte features a complex dual satellite epicycloid transmission, a carbon-and-alcantara adjustable saddle, a touch-screen display, pedals placed closer to the saddle for correct biomechanics, a slender, unicycle-style frame, and unique carbon handlebars.


Beer Mug: Naked Pig Pale Ale

Name: Naked Pig Pale Ale

Brewery: Back Forty Beer Co.

Location: Gadsden, Alabama

Taste: Naked Pig is a delightfully crisp, hand crafted ale. The German malts provide a perfect balance to the five hop additions that go into every batch they make.


Gear Up: Amazon Fire TV

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NAME:  Amazon Fire TV

WHAT DOES IT DO:   Powered by a beefy quad-core processor with a dedicated GPU and 2GB of memory, the Fire TV gives you access to your favorite media streaming services — including Netflix, Hulu, Watch ESPN, Pandora, and, of course, Prime Instant Video — as well as the ability to play games with a dedicated gaming controller. Oh, and it also offers voice search that keeps you from dealing with on-screen keyboards and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound support.


Beer Mug: Mutiny IPA

Name: Mutiny IPA

Brewery: Capital Brewery

Location: Middleton, Wisconsin

Taste: Capital's first India Pale Ale has a bright amber hue with an upfront florally citrus hop aroma.


Gear Up: GCT CR-1 Carbon Fiber RV

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NAME:  GCT CR-1 Carbon Fiber RV

WHAT DOES IT DO:   This unique camper is built completely from carbon fiber for reduced weight and more strength, and offers features like custom exterior lighting, marine-grade hardware, an interior filled with leather and carbon fiber, a large lounge area that doubles as a workstation, a walk-through master bath, and a flush-body design for enhanced maneuverability. Options include a smartphone control system, an integrated generator, a solar power system, a second awning


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Beer Mug: Ballistic IPA

Name: Ballistic IPA   

Brewery: Ale Asylum

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Taste: Ale Asylum's take on the IPA style has all the bitterness you demand without making you feel like you’re sucking on a roll of nickels. That’s because they use Amarillo hops, which are delicious, and a proprietary hopping schedule, which is none of your business. Ballistic IPA is a sexy explosion of citrus hop bitterness in a world of muted blandness.


Gear Up: Smokestack Firepit

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NAME:  Smokestack Firepit

WHAT DOES IT DO:   This unique outdoor burner stands 6.5 feet tall, and is made in Holland with Corten steel that's meant to oxidize with the elements over time, giving it an inviting copper color that will blend in great with naturally-colored seating and decorative elements.


Beer Mug: Saranac India Pale Ale

Name: Saranac India Pale Ale

Brewery: Matt Brewing Company

Location: Utica, NY

Taste:  A Hop lover's delight! In the India Pale Ale tradition, this brew is very hoppy in both aroma and flavor from the generous amounts of cascade hops we use in brewing. Look for a medium body and a golden straw color.


Gear Up: Tomtom Runner Cardio GPS Watch

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NAME:  Tomtom Runner Cardio GPS Watch

WHAT DOES IT DO:   It uses a sensor that casts light through the skin in your wrist, accurately measuring bloodflow without the need for a separate chest strap. With five intensity zones, you can tailor your workout to meet your needs, whether you're training for speed, endurance, or fat loss. And since it's weather resistant, durable, and has a long-lasting battery, you can rest assured it will outlast you on even your best day.


Beer Mug: Dogfish Head American Beauty

Name: American Beauty

Brewery: Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales

Location:  Rehoboth Beach, DE

Taste: Fruity hops up front, balanced by an almost honey-like malt backbone. Both elements fade out very nicely together, leaving a dry finish that is bittersweet.


Gear Up: Card Table

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NAME:  Card Table

WHAT DOES IT DO:   This clever — and free — app lets you and up to three friends play poker, rummy, bridge, blackjack, war, or any other card game you can think of, all using a single iPad as the table and your iPhones as your personal hands. It works over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, and is sure to liven up any tech-heavy gathering.


Beer Mug: Vulcan Ale

Name: Vulcan Ale

Brewery: Cannery Brewing Company

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Taste: Lots of bready, biscuit malts and toasted grains. Low bitterness on the hops side. A hint of grassiness on the finish.


Gear Up: Rungu Juggernaut Bike

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NAME:  Rungu Juggernaut Bike

WHAT DOES IT DO:   It's a trike, with dual forks in the front mounted with one 26-inch wheel and a 4.7-inch tire each. An aluminum frame keeps the weight down in spite of the extra metal needed to support that additional wheel, while low gearing helps you conquer some of the most difficult terrain. Hydraulic rear brakes and dual front disk brakes give you incredible stopping power, letting you bomb down snowy hills without fear. And if (even with all its features) you're still worried about powering this beast, it includes e-bike kit mounts for transforming it into an electric vehicle.

HOW MUCH:  $2500+


Beer Mug: Imperial Stout Trooper

Name: Imperial Stout Trooper

Brewery: New England Brewing Co.

Location: Woodbridge, CT

Taste: Taste is exceptional. A lot of flavor, but not too much to be overpowering. A touch of bitterness, but it is well balanced. Though the alcohol is not overpowering, there is some definite heat on the way down.


Gear Up: Grillbot

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NAME:  Grillbot

WHAT DOES IT DO:   This automatic grill cleaning robot features three wire brushes attached to three strong electric motors that work together to clean away burnt-on crud, an alarm and timer to let you know when it's finished, a smart CPU that controls the movement, speed, and direction of the brushes, a rechargeable battery, and dead-simple push-button operation.


Beer Mug: Hoptical Illusion

Name: Hoptical Illusion

Brewery: Bluepoint Brewing Company

Location: Long Island, New York

Taste: Brilliant balancing of bitterness and fruitiness make this brew very enjoyable. Hops also a strong characteristic (hence the name of the beer). Good medium finish. Hops do come through, with some good malt balance. The hops are there and noticeable, so it is very satisfying.


Gear Up: Nite Ize Reflective Rope

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NAME:  Nite Ize Reflective Rope

WHAT DOES IT DO:   This 50-foot green roap has a reflective strip woven right into the sturdy nylon, lighting it up any time you shine a light on it. It's ideal for tents, tarps, tie-downs, really anything you want to secure and still see.

HOW MUCH:  $10


Beer Mug: Moose Drool Brown Ale

Name: Moose Drool Brown Ale

Brewery: Big Sky Brewing

Location: Missoula Montana

Taste: It's chocolate brown in color with a creamy texture. A malty beer with just enough hop presence to keep it from being too sweet. The aroma mostly comes from the malt with a hint of spice added by the hops. Moose Drool is brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate, and whole black malts; and Kent Goldings, Liberty, and Willamette hops.


Gear Up: Aquapod Bottle Launcher

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NAME:  Aquapod Bottle Launcher

WHAT DOES IT DO:   Made to work with any two-liter bottle, a bicycle pump, and water, the Aquapod is capable of launching a plastic pop bottle up to 100 feet into the air. Built to last for plenty of summers to come, it's constructed from high-quality, durable ABS plastic, and features a simple one-piece design. All you need to do is pump it up until the check valve releases pressure, pull the launch cord, and you're ready to go.


Beer Mug: 420 Brilliant Lager

Name: 420 Brilliant Lager

Brewery: Shaftebury Brewing Company

Location: Delta, British Colombia

Taste: They use only the best malted barley, hops, yeast and water. Rich in color and smooth in taste, this beer is full-flavored with a crisp finish. Best enjoyed at 2˚ Celsius to bring out the crispness of the beer.