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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?

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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.