Entrenched in the no-hands fanaticism of soccer since 1977, The Jock Stop scores high with personalized customer service and a wide range of running, football, baseball, and cheerleading gear from Nike, Adidas, and more. Footwear goes the distance on versatile terrains, scaling price points from $24 to $250, while cushioned by athletic socks that range from $5.50 to $15.99. Shirtless face painters can flaunt team devotion on their sweat pants and more with custom "school spirit wear" starting at $13.99, skewing up to a screaming $60. Soccer balls, priced from $17 to $149, allow teams to get their competitive kicks. Whether you're racing over a field, feinting past an opposing cheer squad, or organizing a game of bridge with eight bloodthirsty grandmas, The Jock Shop has the goods to make it happen.
Guided by a team of customer-service professionals with a passionate drive for the game, Golf Headquarters provides stroke-shaving tips, tricks, and equipment in an amply stocked emporium. Whether guests are experienced par-smiths or neophyte tee-wielders, custom-fitted clubs help improve short and long links-sessions, while boosting player comfort. Once trained to your touch, test clubs' fine-tuning at Golf Headquarters' indoor driving area and putting green. Play-enhancing results can include lowered handicaps, increased accuracy, and fewer pretzel-bent irons tossed into course water hazards.
At TPA Paintball, warriors battle across three different fields, mapping out winning strategies and flanking maneuvers as they fire paintballs. At the Attack and Defend field, players employ teamwork to conquer up to eight different bases, while Airball and Hyperball arenas host fast-paced bouts. The video game-inspired matches include themes of zombie apocalypse, search and destroy, demolition, and team death match. Teams that want to battle more competatively can join the TPA Cup, with winners receiving top-of-the-line paintball equipment and other prizes.
Sportations connects amateur adrenaline jockeys to certified professional adventurers, drawing from a nationwide network of aeronauts and speed demons to introduce habitual pedestrians to the wonders of skydiving, ballooning, hang gliding, and stock-car racing. Thrill seekers can zipline across a forest canopy, hollering like Tarzan or taunting nearby birds until they agree to race. Helicopter tours ferry patrons skyward over landmarks and cityscapes, whereas paragliding adventures get up close and personal with blue skies and clouds. For most sports, Sportations accommodates groups of any size, from physics classes empirically proving gravity's existence to solo ballooning supervillains declaring dominion over all they see.
In the distance, the thump of discharged weapons can be heard. Spires of a castle loom over the tree tops, and as the platoon approaches, a hail of fire fells three of them. As those hit trudge off the field and wipe the paint from their goggles, the rest of their team makes a hasty retreat only to assault the position from a different angle. These tense moments occur daily at Three Rivers Paintball. More than 70 acres of wooded battlefield sports crashed airplanes, broken down tanks, and large-scale fortresses. The staff also hosts airsoft battles, with scenarios reenacting battles from history such as World War II or Napoleon's thumb wars. A full-service pro shop carries traditional paintball equipment needed to wage nonlethal war.
The professional spoke-spinners at Trek of Pittsburgh have access to a stock of brand-name bikes and are well equipped to deck out cycles of all shapes and sizes in the latest gear. With a laser-guided bike-fitting pod, matching velocipedes to velocipedalers is scientifically simplified. Those who are already becycled will find a sloshing CamelBak of biking accouterments at Trek, including actual CamelBaks ($74.99), a Pearl Izumi camisole ($45), and effervescent headlights ($29.99).