The innovative TrackMan system's shot analysis function uses radar technology to analyze the minute details of your every shot, including distance, spin, and launch angle. During your 30-minute private lesson ($70 value), a pro will program TrackMan to evaluate your driving technique with 150 golf balls ($14 value) and every club in your bag, including the misplaced baseball bat. After your lesson, you get an hour of practice time ($26 value) to continue perfecting your shots with TrackMan's tutelage, and its game function. Whether you set it to multi- or single player challenges, you'll hone your aim at nine or eighteen real targets. Each shot is scored based on its distance to the target and altitude upon landing. All of your shot data is available immediately for the settling of scores and bets, and the complete details of every game can be accessed online for convenient office gloating in the weeks and months ahead. TrackMan also possesses a club comparison function, which will allow you to test and review all of the clubs in your bag to determine each one's averages, and create a fact-based argument for this year's Christmas present.
At 30-feet tall, the ceilings at Infinity Athletics can safely contain the towering formations and soaring handsprings that leap from the center's cheer and spring floors and 7'x14' trampoline. More than 350 athletes stream into the 12,000-square-foot gym to pick up tips from the certified instructors, who draw from their own experiences as former cheerleaders, coaches, and figure skaters to choreograph high-energy routines for nationally ranked competitors, as well as those who are just there for fun. To help budding stars improve, the center is equipped with a video-playback system that provides coaches and gymnasts with a visual tool to help them fine-tune each tumble, and it also helps them imagine what their routine will look like once the attacking alien warships have been green-screened in.
Voted No. 2 Jeans Store by Long Island Press readers in 2009, Max & Gino's offers a stylish cornucopia of young women's garb, suitable for occasions both casual and dressy. Denim leggings and jeggings hold gams in a stylish embrace ($48+), and sweater- or poncho-shaped knitted chestplates from Brandy Melville, Wildfox, and Vintage Havana free arms from tyrannical goose-bumps colonies ($74+). Devotees of Free People can select from the full line ($40+), perhaps choosing a feminine, bohemian-rocker frock that billows romantically in the breeze of a freshly launched space shuttle. Butter Super Soft blankets ($59.50) keep extremities warm, aided by Butter's luxurious sweatpants, tanks, tees, and a limited-edition collection of vintage-feel hoodies, each carefully distressed by hand using mildly upsetting finger puppets.
Judith Ripka Jewelry intertwines the rich glaze of gemstones with signature beading and rope twists of exclusively alloyed gold and sterling silver. Fingers searching for natural elegance can snuggle up into the ambrosia stack ring, a sterling-silver affair that decorates the pink crystal of an oval stone with double hearts of white sapphire, symbolizing that the heart is not only unbreakable, but has a backup if needed ($175). The linked silver heart charm bracelet with signature lobster claw coddles a canary crystal heart charm ($195), and the small eclipse earrings entice the ears and frame the face with the dark, rich tones of tastefully shaped black onyx stones ($200).
National Jean Company is a jean superstore supplying the New York area with a bounty of booty-flattering denim. Whether you've got a flair for flares, an addiction to cigarette jeans, or you push toward pedal-pushing pedal-pushers, National Jean Company has the stone-washed, pre-torn, or impeccable indigo of your dreams. National Jean Company's inventory name-drops a lengthy list of designer brands, including styles from JBrand ($143+), DL1961 ($126+), Recession Denim ($99+), Citizens of Humanity ($149+), Hudson ($154+), and many more. Encase your delicious leg-sausages in a stylish pair of Vintage Revolution jeans ($120+) or top off your northern hemisphere with a Pegasus rouched v-neck from Ella Moss ($94+). Once your new britches have bonded symbiotically with your nervous system, the National Jean Company's signature brand of affordable apparel ($24+) can complete the ensemble with a variety of summery solid tanks and fall-friendly plaid shirts and turtlenecks.