Top Ten Soccer Shoes

 

Top Ten Soccer Cleats

Here are the Top Ten Most Popular Soccer Cleats (as of August 2011):

1. Adidas adiPower Predator Soccer Cleats

adidas_adiPowerAs worn by the great Kaka the adidas adiPower Predator is one of the the lightest Predators that adidas have ever created at just 7.8 ounces. This cleat has a calfskin full grain upper and Powerspine technology in the midsole and forfoot for maximum ball control and shooting power

The adidas adiPower Preadtor Retails for $199.

 

 

 2. Diadora Maracana RTX 12 Soccer Cleats

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The Diadora Maracana RTX 12 is a high quality professional level cleat at a reasonable price. The all kangaroo leather upper provides maximum comfort and the Double Action inserts provides enhanced rebound and increased ankle support. The Diadora Maracana RTX 12 retails for $94.99

 

 

 3. Adidas adiPure IV SL TRX FG Soccer Cleats

adidasadipureThe adidas adiPure IV SL TRX FG is possibly the lightest adidas soccer cleat you will ever wear at just 7.0 oz. The upper is buttery soft kangaroo leather in fine adidas tradtion and the full plate outsole boasts patented adidas Traxion technolgy for superior grip and optimum stud pressure distribution. The adidas adiPure IV SL TRX FG retails for $250.00.

 

 

 4. Adidas F50 adizero Prime TRX FG

40333The adidas F50 adizero Prime TRX FG weighs an unbelievable 5.1 ounces and is designed for speed demons who still want a cleat that gives them plenty of ball control ability but nothing to slow them down. The adidas F50 adizero Prime TRX FG retails for $300.

 

 

5. Nike Mercurial Vapor VII FG Soccer Cleats

nikemvNot only does Cristiano Ronaldo wear the Nike Mercurial Vapor VII FG but he actually helped design them as well so if they meet his standards they are sure to meet yours. These cleats were designed with the passing game in mind but offer superior shot control as well. The Nike Mercurial Vapor VII FG retail for $199.99

 

 6. Under Armour Blur Pro FG Soccer Cleats

UAThe Under Armour Blur Pro FG are lightweight enough to satisfy the speediest player but still offer all the security and stabilty needed to get you through 90 minutes of intense action. The Micro G cushioning and 4D foam insole also provides all the comfort you need as well. The Under Armour Blur Pro FG retails for $179.00

 

7. Nike Tiempo Elite IV FG Soccer Cleats

453955The Nike Tiempo Elite is designed for those looking for exceptional traction from a lightweight shoe and the Nike Tiempo Elite IV FG is no exception. Nike’s patented Flywire technology provides weightless stability and the kangaroo leather upper exceptional comfort. The Nike Tiempo Elite IV FG retails for $349.99

 

 8. Nike CTR360 Maestri II Elite FG Soccer Cleats

20402The Nike CTR360 Maestri II Elite FG are crafted from Kanga Lite synthetic leather for ultimatre fit and comfort but without the hassle of needing too much care. The assymetrical laces and dampening pods offer extra ball control and traction but at just 8.8 oz this is still a very lightweight cleat, perfect for the faster paced game. The Nike CTR360 Maestri II Elite FG retails for $249.99

 

 9. Nike Tiempo Legend III Soccer Cleats

701018The Nike Tiempo Legend III are a classic soccer cleat that are as powerful as they are understated – perhaps why they are Carlos Tevez’ soccer cleat of choice these days. With a pure kangaroo leather upper for the ultimate comfort and fit and combination of conical and bladed studs for traction and control these soccer cleats are all about performance, not flash. The Nike Tiempo Legend III retail for $124.99.

 

 

 

 10. PUMA v1.11 i FG Soccer Cleats

102283The PUMA v1.11 i FG may be the best fitting and most comfortable soccer cleat that PUMA have ever made. The Aptolast technolgy provides a fit that mimics the natural shape of the foot and the Pebax outsole provides traction and stability without weighing you down. The PUMA v1.11 i FG retails for $179.99

 

 

 

 

 
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Five Android smartphones you should avoid buying

 

Not all Android smartphones are created equal. Unlike the iPhone, which is generally updated by Apple once a year, there are literally dozens of smartphone models on the market powered by Google’s mobile operating software.

While there are a handful of fan favorites like the Nexus S 4G and Motorola Atrix, there are also plenty of dogs that suffer from poor performance issues, weak batteries, and stupidly unnecessary features. Based on input from our readers, personal experience and poor reviews, we detail here five Android phones you should avoid buying.

Huawei m835 Ideos

Sometimes you get what you pay for, which is the case with this Metro PCS-branded Android smartphone. While we love the fact that Android phones can now be purchased without a contract for less than $100, the tiny screen size, spotty performance and poor battery life of the Huawei Ideos makes it an inferior device than even most feature phones. The appeal of its compact dimensions (4.1 inches tall and 2.2 inches wide) are overshadowed by a 2.8-inch touchscreen that makes typing and navigating through websites and applications awkward at best. This problem is amplified when you consider that most prospective users of this “starter Android phone” haven’t owned a smartphone before. There are certainly smarter ways to try out an Android.

Garminfone

Releasing a phone based on state-of-the-art navigation technology was a good idea at first. But Garmin’s first (and only) entry into the crowded Android device market suffered from poor sales and a generally directionless marketing approach. The idea was to bring Garmin’s expertise at GPS satellite navigation into a smartphone. The trouble is, most regular Android smartphones include Google Maps already installed. For the vast majority of consumers, that app and the hundreds of other navigation-oriented Android apps produced by independent developers is all that will ever be needed. While there is no denying that the Garminfone works well as a standalone GPS device, for those wanting a true Android smartphone experience, it certainly doesn’t cut the mustard. As Google Maps now works offline too, which was one of the Garminfone’s original advantages, the device is becoming even more obsolete.

Dell Streak

Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? The Dell Streak somehow combines the worst qualities of each. What’s the point of having a portable device that places phone calls but doesn’t comfortably fit in your pocket? In terms of computing, the comparatively small Dell Streak is clearly inferior to the iPad and other tablet offerings. But don’t just take our word for it. Wall Street Journal tech guru Walt Mossberg listed the Streak as one of the worst devices he reviewed in 2010. Android software updates to the Streak have made it a more usable device than when Mossberg published his original review. However, not even the most advanced mobile operating system in the world can make up for the Streak’s clumsy form factor.

Motorola Citrus

Verizon subscribers have a serious beef with the Motorola Citrus, which has an average two-and-a-half star rating (out of five) based on 392 reviews. Among its drawbacks are a slow web browser that is difficult to read text on because of the small screen size. Many users complain about constantly having to manipulate the screen size in order to read text. The Citrus is also known to revert to Airplane Mode by itself and freeze without warning. For search and navigation, the Citrus pushes users to pre-installed Bing applications rather than providing easy access to Google and other applications. While it is common for smartphones to include this kind of “bloatware” upon purchase, for tasks as essential as search and navigation users should be free to make their own choices. There may be worse Android smartphones available, but Verizon subscribers who insist on buying a Motorola phone are better off paying for the superior Droid models. The Citrus is free to purchase with a two-year contract and readily available. But you’re still going to pay thousands of dollars for the duration of your deal, so it’s better to pony up earlier for a superior phone and let this lemon spoil.

HTC Thunderbolt

OK, before you start with the angry emails for including this one, hear us out. The Thunderbolt is a great device with plenty of power. It has been well reviewed, sold well, and offers the advantage of blazing-fast connectivity on Verizon’s 4G network. But — and we’re certainly not the only ones to point this out — the Thunderbolt has been beset with quirks and problems since its launch. Randy Arrowood, from enthusiast blog Android Headlines, even went so far as to put it at number one in his Top 10 Android Phone Letdowns of 2011. Arrowood cited issues when transferring from a 4G to 3G network, constant restarts, and the most common issue of all: horrendous battery life. For sure, the Thunderbolt (and many others like it) are great devices with loads of style and power. But if you need an extra battery just to see you through the afternoon, or can’t use the phone to its utmost potential because of a lack of juice, then what’s the point of having all those features?

 

Man builds his own million dollar Bugatti supercar by hand

This stunning replica turns heads for a fraction of the cost of the original

The Bugatti Veyron is a modern automotive legend. The sleek speedster from Volkswagen boasts a top speed of over 260mph, making it the fastest road-legal car in the world, and it has a stunningly large $1.5 million price tag to match. Because of this astronomical cost of entry, only a few hundred of the vehicles have ever been built, meaning your chances of owning one are rather slim. That is, unless you’re Mike Duff, an ambitious 25-year-old from Florida who decided to build his very own Bugatti with his bare hands.

Starting with a complete 2002 Mercury Cougar coupe, Duff set to work transforming the vehicle’s entire exterior into that of a world-class supercar. He used fiberglass and composite material to create the Veyron’s iconic lines, and laid it all over a tubular steel frame. After a professional paint job and plenty of buffing, the car was ready for the showroom, but Duff wasn’t done yet. He then took to the Cougar’s interior, covering everything from the seats to the dashboard in genuine leather. He said the project took him a full 9 months from start to finish.

The detailed doppelgänger even sports usable back seats, which is something the real million-dollar ride completely lacks. Speaking of price, that’s another area where this fantastic fake beats out its original counterpart. Duff currently has the vehicle up for sale with a price of $89,000 — less than 1/10th the price of a genuine Veyron.

Unfortunately, while that price will buy you the looks of a barely-legal race car, it doesn’t buy you the performance. Under its gorgeous exterior, the “Cougatti” is still distinctly pedestrian, and remains equipped with its original 2.5-liter V6 engine that produces roughly 170 horsepower. This is in stark contrast to the 8-liter 16-cylinder powerplant of the real car, which produces a neck-snapping 1,000 horses.

Still, for the price of a Porsche, there’s not much you can complain about when the car is a nearly indistinguishable replica of the fastest road car in the world. Not to mention the fact that some other Bugatti tributes can cost an order of magnitude more, and are never meant to leave your office.

Bugatti replica from the rear
Bugatti replica side shot

nature: artificial or real????

Would you be surprised if I told you this beautiful nature is not really natural? Have you immediately thought of Photoshop? Don’t rush to conclusions. Some people’s imagination and talent go far beyond understanding.
Some of you may have seen our post about amazing works, but this one includes our best works and the making of.
DIY Paradise
Made of cotton, salt, cooked sugar, tin foil, feathers & canvas.
Icebreaker
25 pounds of sugar cooked at varying temperatures. It’s basically made out of candy, salt, egg whites, corn syrup, cream of tartar, powdered sugar, blue food coloring, india ink & flour.Three days of cooking, and two weeks of building.
Everything We Ever Were
It took two months to store up enough fireplace ash to create this lunar landscape. The darker rocks are made of mixed tilegrout, flag crumpled paper and wire. The Earth is a video stilllprojected onto the wall. Inspired by the Apollo 11 mission.
Tornado is made of steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss.
Paprika Mars
Made out of 12 pounds paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder and charcoal
Breaking Point
Volcano made out of tile grout, cotton, phosphorous ink. This model volcano was illuminated from within by 6-60 watt light bulbs.
Salt Water Falls
Model made out of glass, plexiglass, tile grout, moss, twigs, salt, painted canvas & dry ice. The waterfall was created from a time exposure of falling table salt.
 Fields, After the Storm
This model is simply made out of faux fur(fields), cotton (clouds) and sifted tile grout(mountains). The perspective is forced as in all of my images, and the lighting effect was created by simply shifting the white balance.
 
 
 
 
Aurora Borealis
This one was made by photographing a beam of colored light against a black curtain to achieve the edge effect. The trees were composited from life ( so far the only real life element in any of these images) The stars are simply strobe light through holes in cork board.
 
Waterglass Mountains
This one is a mixture of many different materials, tile grout, moss, bottle brushes (pine trees) Actual clippings from ground cover and was built on top of standard outdoor patio table (water glass). The sky is canvas painted blue. Coloring was again achieved by shifting white balance.
Planet
This was another experimental view of Mars. The materials are paprika, cinnamon and chili powder (planet) and coffee and sugar (starfield) were sifted over the floor of my studio. The planet was photographed from 12 feet in the air. Although it looked cool, I abandoned this flat method of modeling because in the end I felt it too illustrative next to all the other landscapes.
Wildfire
Diorama made from wood, moss, yellow glitter, clear garbage bags, cooked sugar, scotch-brite pot scrubbers, bottle brushes, clipping from a bush in bloom (white flowers) clear thread, sand, tile grout (coloring), wire, paper and alternating yellow, red and orange party bulbs.
 The Beginning
Ground made of parsley bush clippings and moss (trees) Tile grout (mountains) & cotton for clouds in the distance. Dry ice was used for the atmospheric perspective.

GREAT HUMAN BEATBOX and VIOLIN mashups

these are i think the best human beatbox and violin mashups that i could find on the internet …………..they really are cool ….have fun

1.”organ donor” played by jason yang and jake moulton

 

 

2.” moonlight gernade” mashup of two songs ” moonlight sonata” and ” gernade ” played by jason yang and jake moulton

 

 

3. ” devil canon” played by jason yang and jake moulton

 

 

4.”Requiem of a Dream ”

 

 

5. this is random music played at some concert but it really is cool

 

 

6.this is also a ramdon video

 

 

i hope u enjoy the post……..