Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.
Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.
From the top of a two-level fort, the sniper surveys the grounds below, where opponents lurk behind mounds and ready their semiautomatic markers from within two school buses. Those props, which adorn The West Lot, are among the many obstacles and barriers littering the 10 courses at Fun On The Run Paintball Park. Guests can duck behind army jeeps at The Fuel Depot, navigate The District's maze-style village, and storm the 15-foot, two-story castle, whose 3,000 square feet accommodates battling participants and court jesters performing medieval USO shows. Meanwhile, teams prepare for forthcoming competitions on three grass-turf tournament fields in the park's 3-acre training facility. Elsewhere in the park, players wield paintball markers equipped with laser light beams during outdoor hide-and-go-seek laser-tag games. On the Airsoft field, participants use teamwork and squad tactics to win matches on an outdoor field with woodsy terrain. Each realistic Airsoft rifle fires small, plastic BBs that are biodegradable and won't injure players.
The golfing gurus at Edwin Watts Golf Academy diagnose and correct their students' poor swing and putting habits in an effort to help them improve their shots and lower their scores. In one-on-one swing-analysis sessions, students learn a repeatable swing that eliminates tendencies they may have to slice, hook, push, or pull the ball. A special laser attaches to the end of the player's club and tracks the swing path while JC Video swing-analysis software records the session from two separate angles, lest analysis be thrown off by only looking at the golfer's good side. Putting analysis employs Tomi technology to measure eight separate parameters of the putting stroke, from clubhead orientation at address to swing path and tempo. After swing and putting lessons, students may access the recordings on a password-protected website, so they can forward videos to friends or sports-documentary filmmakers.
Golf Etc. Fort Worth equips clubbers with golf gear and course-ready duds from top brands including Titleist, TaylorMade, and Odyssey. Customers can vet their prospective drivers, irons, and wedges with Golf Etc.'s custom club-fitting services, which determine a golfer's optimal clubs based on their height, swing type, and favorite mini-golf obstacle. Along with their deep vault of new equipment, Golf Etc. sells used clubs and rejuvenates weathered sticks with club repairs and re-gripping services. During demo days, patrons can test their chemistry with a wide variety of the latest clubs before ultimately choosing—as humans have done in courtship rituals since the dawn of time—which mate is worthy of a cherished space in the trunk of their car.
Lasting one to two hours, the Discover Scuba class includes all the equipment and instruction necessary to exploring the primordial womb of Lone Star Scuba's heated pool. A PADI-certified instructor will conduct a short lesson that covers basic safety skills and methods for using the equipment to pick up dates at the mall. Once thoroughly soaked in scuba knowledge, the majority of your experience will be spent in the water getting accustomed to life as a goggle-eyed amphibian.
Certified UBI technicians with a combined 25 plus years of experience, Bonzai Cycle Werx's bike geniuses know how to make a rust-riddled beater ride as smoothly as a hoverboard. Get your pedal engines started with a full cleaning, polish, and wheel straightening from the friendly gurus. They'll properly pamper your bike by cleaning and degreasing your entire drivetrain, which includes the chain, cassette, derailleur pulleys, and chain rings. Your bike's day in the spa also comes with newly installed brake cables and derailleur cables. Whether you purchased your bike from Bonzai Cycle Werx or not, they know how to make it a well-oiled, city-cruising machine that will never burst into flames for no reason.