Across Disruptive Paintball?s six battlefields, teams splatter blotches of color across 18 acres of dry desert landscape. Amidst the shrubs and sparse trees, they slink behind giant wooden spools and up stairs into watchtowers, where they pick off opponents belly crawling up dirt mounds. Players can also post up inside a dilapidated helicopter and various forts or challenge their aim and reflexes on the small speedball court furnished with large inflatable obstacles. Because the center's varied and exciting arena attracts players of virtually every age and skill level?from 7-year-old girls and boys to elderly grandparents?staff members divide participants by skill level to ensure every player has a safe and fun experience. Disruptive Paintball also hosts airsoft nights, a game similar to paintball that uses soft pellets in place of paintballs.
Stocking the closets of sporty folks since 1982, Alan’s Shoe House and New Balance Tucson helps customers find the right footwear for them from such brands as New Balance, Dunham, and Ecco. The New Balance Tucson location carries a wide variety of New Balance apparel and shoes.
A former junior college all-American and U.S. Amateur qualifier, PGA-certified professional Denny Alberts draws from 20 years' experience of teaching and playing to foster dependable swings and lower scores. During lessons, Denny videotapes his pupils' swings, using a camera capable of capturing 1,200 frames per second and suspected of stealing the souls of gullible nine irons. With the help of slow-motion review, Denny pinpoints any swing deficiencies, and begins the arduous process of correcting bad habits and retraining muscles through swing drills, teaching aids, and his own internal encyclopedia of hard-won swing wisdom.
Adhering to the notion that an effective golf swing takes thousands of forms, Denny seldom attempts to reconstruct swings completely, but rather focuses on correcting swing mechanics that matter, such as ball contact, stance, and crowd-pleasing putt and struts.
GolfTEC has three convenient locations in the Phoenix area and one in Tucson, all staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the Three Laws of golfing robotics. Motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor the golfer’s swing and break it down on a high-definition video display. GolfTEC’s PGA specialists point out golfers' flaws and strengths, and coach them on how to permanently improve their game, from tee to green. Sensors chirp with approval when golfers execute a perfect stroke or crack an especially witty golfing joke. Customers will also benefit from a $10 gift certificate to Golfsmith, the golf equipment superstore housing GolfTEC’s Chandler, Scottsdale, and Tucson locations. Each of Golfsmith's four Arizona locations is stocked with cutting-edge equipment and custom-fitted clubs.
Founded by an Ironman athlete and staffed by a stable of knowledgeable sportspeople, TriSports outfits triathletes with cycling, swimming, and running gear. Outfit feet with a pair of hot-pink women’s Saucony ProGrid Kinvara kicks ($89.95) or treat tender toe-holders to a pair of men’s Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11 running shoes ($99.95)–winners of Runner’s World Best Update category in 2010. Legs jealous of their pampered nether-neighbors can dry their resentful tears on the soft chamois cloth of men’s Louis Garneau Comp tri shorts, ideal for cyclists and frequent sitters ($59.95). Meanwhile, aquatic athletes can improve underwater sight with TYR Velocity goggles ($14.95) and reduce coif-induced drag with a De Soto Neopreme swim cap, which provides 3 millimeters of insulation from chilly waters and the cold-hearted taunting of sea otters ($25.95). Each purchase allows customers to support 80 TriSports-sponsored athletes around the world without chasing them down after a workout and dousing them with a tub of gatorade. Additionally, the altruistic outfitter contributes to a host of charities, including the Challenged Athletes Foundation. TriSports has donated more than $650,000 during the past three years.
Ordinary Bike Shop is a full-service bike and repair shop run by a trio of knowledgeable bike professionals who are skilled in the eldritch magicks of healing sick bicycles and exorcising the spirit of flatness from possessed tires. During their tune-up of your pedal-powered conveyance, they’ll adjust your bike’s bearings, hubs, headset, bottom bracket, brakes, and derailleurs, as well as lubricate all cables, check bolts for tightness, and give the frame and wheels a quick bath. The mechanics will also make recommendations if any parts need replacement. With your bike restored to its full cruising capabilities, you can once again hitch rides to work behind buses and fill the streets with the pleasant scent of burning rubber as you zip through congested traffic.