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Video: 4 funny ways to do sports with friends and lose weight

New Year and the New Year’s resolutions. Some people want to learn a new language, some travel more while others decide to spend more time with their loved ones. The one very classic New Year’s resolution in the occidental world is losing weight. Take a look at the funniest ways to do it around the world 😉

1. Grass Ski

While one part of the world is covered with snow, the other can always enjoy skiing in the sand dunes or something different: grass ski!  Paradoxically, the idea comes from a German who lives near the Austrian Alps and could not bear the idea of spending six months a year without skiing. The skis are shorter than the ones  for snow and more flexible to allow jumps and twists. It is a great experience to do sports with friends and lose some weight along the way. Grass ski has become so popular that it is now considered an official sport and skis are marketed worldwide.

2. Megangsingan Spinning

If you are lucky enough to be in Bali, throw a wooden disk in the city of Pujungan! This is a similar sport to Olympics discus throw, however, it is done with a wooden ball. The wood disk is a sport that requires good sight, strength in the arms and a vast territory to throw it far away without putting anyone in danger. It’s a cool sport that you can do it in group. You can bet who has the longest jump to make it more fun.

3. Jump like a Kangaroo

No need to travel to Australia since this one you can do almost anywhere: in the nearest park, in the mountains or in the city center. Jumping like a kangaroo is perhaps the most hilarious way to do cardiovascular exercises. This idea was born in Eastern Europe a decade ago with the invention of boots with shock absorbers, a design that allows you to jump stable and very high, anywhere.  The boot creators organize events in major cities to “dance-jump” listening to the music.

4. Reinvent traditional games

If you love Billiards or Snooker but want to try new things, here you have SnookBall, a fun sport game that involves hitting balls with your feet instead of with the cue. It is played on a grass field with three holes on each of the two longer sides of the rectangle. The goal is to get your team’s balls into the holes by kicking only the white ball and waiting for the rebound. This sport was invented by French friends Aurélien and Samuel, who wanted to give a little excitement to their group sports afternoons, get in shape and change the style of their garden. We love it and we think it is a way easier than traditional Snooker and a great sport to enjoy with friends. What do you think? What don´t you give it a try and send us a picture?

Have we missed some funny sport? Drop us a line and let us know!

5 Things you should know to plan a perfect ski trip!

Christmas holidays are here and there are not many things better than spending your holidays with friends and your new ski gear on a ski/snowboard trip ;).  A smart guide of how to prepare your ski trip will let you rock it on the slopes.

Skip the queues and save some money for the Après Ski

Purchasing a lift ticket in advance could save you up to 50% so searching for a good bargain is the best way to start your trip. Liftopia is a great website for purchasing your forfait in advance with a discount. It sells from one to three days’ tickets over a wide range of destinations for skiing in the US and the Alps. Along with the prices there is a full info of every ski station, so if you are not sure where to ski, here you find some good tips.

Find your friends on the slopes

At Wave Application we make sure you won’t miss your superb lunch with a view with your skiing buddies…or at least that getting there won’t be a chaos 😉 Start a group wave with up to 10 people and you will be able to see each others’ location in a private map in real time, chat and set a meeting point – to make sure you all meet in a certain restaurant at certain time. Everyone who loves skiing knows it can be a real mess getting the group back together and with that much fun, there is no time to lose.

Warm up your hands

All good but freaking cold, right? You stop taking pics and and stop feeling your hands also. Zippo Hand Warmer (sold in Amazon) is small, affordable and lasts for 8 hours. If you prefer disposable gadgets though, try out the Hands Warmer x30 from Decathlon. This one works with a chemical reaction to the fresh air, so as soon as you open the package outside, it starts heating up and you can keep it in the pocket or even inside or your gloves for 6 hours of soft heat.

Rock the mountains, literally

Wonder how it feels skiing with the song of Paradise on the background? Well, you wouldn´t be the first one who enjoys a bit of loneliness on the slopes listening to your favourite music. Helmet Poc for skiers and snowboarders, available on Amazon, uses bluetooth network to connect it with the smartphone, receive calls and notifications. Its speakers provides you a stereo pure sound and adjust the volume without taking out of the pocket your smartphone.

Tinker belt boots

We are impressed by the amazing Carv ski boots that records your daily path and reviews your performance with you afterwards. It is like wearing a personal tinker belt under your feet. Once you arrive to the ski resort you can connect it with the smartphone and analyze your movements, mistakes and teach you how to ski better. It is one of the successful projects on Kickstarter and you can pre order from it. A coach was never so close to you.

Want to add something else to our list? Don´t hesitate to drop us a line and enjoy your cheap ski trip with your friends.

4 Tips to feel more relaxed at Christmas

Losing your nerve is rather easy this time of year buying the last gifts, getting the ingredients for your new recipes and driving around like crazy. Luckily there are solutions:

  1. Don´t call to say you are late while behind the wheel

A big part of all car crashes are caused by driver distraction. Tracking your family’s location by calling home or texting on WhatsApp saying you are late is one of the most popular distractions.

There is a better way. Drive safely while they can check your location real time using Wave from 15 min up to 8 hours. This way allows them to interact with you, know if you are late and where you are without you even picking up your cellphone.

This Christmas we are introducing you an amazing app to get home safe and let your family know how much they need to feed you. Finding your friendws was never easier. Enjoy it!

Be late but be safe #BetterTogether

  1. Unable the notifications

It is very tempting listening to the push notifications while you are already bored of driving, so we encourage you to put the sound off or unable all the notifications so you don’t get distracted by your cellphone. If you really need to talk, stop your car, have a quick coffee and use your cellphone. Enjoy a little bit of time for yourself, relax and keep driving safe.

Some cellphones have the mode “don´t disturb” which actually is like the flight mode, an option to enable or disable depending on the conditions. If your cellphone has it, driving it is such a good time to use it.

  1. If you want to have a drink, be clever

There are plenty of apps that are a good alternative to avoid driving, such as Uber, that runs in most of the countries, or Cabify that is a private service for passengers, especially for Latam and Europe. Public transport could also help and allows to save some money.

  1. How to park at Christmas

It seems that all the seats left on the street are already occupied and parking is running out of places early in the afternoon. It is crazy, we know.  Finding your friends and relatives would be difficult those days, so we suggest you to try some services as Car to Go, which allows you to rent an electric car anywhere in a city and drop it anywhere you go. Just using a map you can find the closest car available and pay for the route, not for the parking.

Be late but be safe #BetterTogether – Wave

Wave- finding friends with an app

Why Wave?

How many times a day do you need to know exactly where someone is? How many times you wished you both could see each others’ location?

There is an app to find friends: Wave. Time is money and it shouldn’t be spent wandering around or waiting for someone in a street corner.

Every open Wave is bringing people together in real life and joining people together always means the beginning of something new.

How do we do it?

The core idea of Wave is that nobody wants to be located at all times nor by everyone, only by the ones we choose and when we choose. That’s why millions of people have found a solution in Wave when they want to find their friends, meet up with their friends & family or when they simply need to know where their loved ones are.

Wave app location map
Wave Application

The possibilities for using Wave are endless; basically it’s a great tool every time when two or more people want to meet up. It is a powerful tool to find a friend’s  location by phone number. Wave is very useful for attending to crowded events, such as festivals, music concerts or sports events. It is very accurate finding a friend at ski stations, hiking routes and at any other of outdoor activity. Many of our users also tell us that they use Wave frequently while picking up their loved ones so that nobody would have to wait.

How did it all started?

Our Founders CEO Manuel De La Esperanza and COO Luis Gelado, explain that it all started in a normal daily situation: “We were waiting for a colleague who was late and realized there was not one effective way to find people by using technology”.

Wave started in 2012 with a small team of entrepreneurs. “It was a nice time, we worked super hard, made many mistakes but enjoyed every moment since the very beginning”. By today, Wave has expanded fast around the world, reaching millions of users in more than 150 countries.

chat of wave application
Wave chat

“Wave is an incredibly technological challenge. The massive daily traffic and the fast growth are driving us across some difficulties we have to deal with. It is a 24/7 project where you are giving the best of you at any time”.

Wave was made for you, thinking of everything you need when you want to meet up with someone. We look forward to hearing from you so feel free to drop us a line 🙂

See you soon!

Link: http://www.waveapplication.com/download