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…It’s Things Thursday: Brodmann Blades?

Brodmann Blades

Brodmann Blades are the first major innovation in the sport of table tennis since… ever?

The ‘Blades’ have no handle, and are instead worn like a glove on either hand, which is supposed to give players improved comfort, ergonomics and sensory feedback as the ball is played right on the hand, giving you greater ball control, a faster and more intuitive game, more spin, and a superior backhand.

Since those all sound like things you’d want to have while playing table tennis, the Brodmann Blades are definitely something that any serious table tennis aficionado should check out.

[Brodmann Blades]

[Via: Acquire]

…Go-karts need more power?

Hayabusa Kart

There are two recipes for fast:

  1. Power + Power = Fast
  2. Power – Weight = Fast

While the Bugatti Veyron is obviously king of the former, a much smaller competitor is trying to become the king of the latter: The Hayabusa Kart.

By taking a shifter cart chassis and strapping on 1,300 cc’s of Suzuki Hayabusa power, the power to weight ratio goes through the roof, and the end result is a kart that wants to do little more than fly forward in a straight line.

Sure, it doesn’t turn, it doesn’t handle bumps very well, and it’s probably not street legal, but who wants to worry about all of those things when you could be out roasting the tires off of a kart with a deadly amount of ground only an inch away?

[Hayabusa Kart]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Top Secret Supra?

Top Secret Supra

The Top Secret Supra is ridiculously, stupidly, blazingly fast. With an estimated 1,000 horsepower coming from the twin turbo V12, “Smoky” (the owner) hopes to top it out at 248 mph later this year. (Apparently 200 mph flew by without any problems, so another 48 doesn’t seem that far off, does it?)

Power was sourced from a V12 that was pulled out of a Toyota Centry, which, at 276 horsepower, isn’t exactly a powerhouse out of the box, so they’ll be plenty of custom work to get things running right. A six-speed shifts gears, an LSD puts the power to the road, and a custom body kit keeps everything down at speed.

Oh, and the price?

A mere $500,000.

No wonder it’s painted gold!

[Top Secret]

[Via: Super Street Magazine, Autoblog, and Kultivate]