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Speed Skipping Rope w/ Bonus Replacement Cable - LIFETIME WARRANTY - Adjustable to All Heights - Ideal for CrossFit and Boxing
Speed Skipping Rope w/ Bonus Replacement Cable - LIFETIME WARRANTY - Adjustable to All Heights - Ideal for CrossFit and Boxing
Offered by TrainedTo
Price: £24.99

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great lightweight speed skipping rope, 18 Oct. 2015
I'd been looking to get a new skipping rope, as the one I had was one of those old ones with a heavy rope. At my CrossFit gym, they always seem to run out too (or they're the wrong length), so I was looking for something that was easy to slip into my gym bag.

When you set up the speed rope, you've got a couple of options - you can either adjust and tighten the rope at the handles, and / or cut the wire to length (which once you've figured out the right length, is probably the best way forward). The cable is quite long, so it should be fine for tall people.

The key difference in terms of ones I've used before are the ball bearings at the end of the handles where the cable is attached - these result in a really smooth motion, which is only going to help if you're trying to do double unders.

They're lightweight and compact, so easy to carry around (I'm actually probably going to bring them on holiday with me!), plus simple to adjust. Recommended.


Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping
Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping
by Paco Underhill
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping, 29 Jun. 2004
This is one of those books that anybody can read, keep reading until the end and learn from. The author, the first to turn people watching into a quantifiable science offers his years of experience to explain anything from the logics of where city planners should place park benches to the best angle for shelf displays. His observations, a mix of anthropology and quasi-stalker behaviour will leave you nodding your head and seeing any kind of retail experience in a different light. For those with a casual interest in why things are and the way people behave, the book is a stimulating read, even if you have no particular interest in business books (my father took the book off me and couldn't put it down)! For anybody who's business involves customers walking into their premises, this book is a must. It will force you to start thinking not from a perspective of "how can we stack the most jumpers on this display" but rather "how can we make sure customers are comfortable with their experience" (which invariably will lead to higher sales and satisfaction). An easy to read, highly original (i.e not one of those "me too" books out for a quick sale) and non-technical book from a true authority and pioneer in his field.


DJ Yoda's How To Cut & Paste: 80's Edition
DJ Yoda's How To Cut & Paste: 80's Edition
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £10.33

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the Eighties' Kid in You, 17 Dec. 2003
For those of you who don't know, DJ Yoda (aka Duncan Beiny) was exposed to the world after winning Diesel's music awards a couple of years back. After a couple of hip hop sorties (How to Cut and Paste 1&2, Unthugged with Dan Greenpeace), this album is a monument to the eighties.
For those unaccustomed to his previous mixes, well, they will leave you speechless. Some freak mutation of the eighties' kid's TV and music with rap. You can see the young Yoda trying to break out in his mixes and this album is just that.
Just a quick look at the tracklisting may make some of you wretch with the sweetest flavoured poptastic favourites reminiscent of days gone by when roller discos were cool (from Europe's Final Countdown to Culture Club and their Karma Chameleon). A couple of hip hop classics do find their way in the mix with Grandmaster Flash (The Message, White Lines) and Herbie Hancock's Rockit but the LP is not about that.
To listen to this mix you'll have to leave your ego at home if you think the eighties is a decade best left forgotten. It's not so much the choice of tracks that make this compilation what it is but the turntablism and samples that accompany it - DJ Yoda's trademark if you like.
In summary then this CD is like one of those old school block parties where someone brought the wrong crate of vinyl. Tracks that you would never imagine played to a crowd or mixed together somehow just seem to work. Like Marmite - love it or hate, but I can only recomment the former...


Canon IXUS 400 Digital Camera [4MP 3xOptical]
Canon IXUS 400 Digital Camera [4MP 3xOptical]

32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Canon IXUS 400, 17 Dec. 2003
Have had this camera since the summer and here's a couple of points about it...
Negatives:
- taking a lot of indoor shots the red-eye doesn't always work too well
- if taking photos indoors (e.g. nightclubs) then you have to stay extremely still with the 'no-flash' mode or else it will blur like mad. Stick to the backlit option that has much better colour to it also
- it does buff slightly in your pocket so have a slim case for it just to prevent scratches etc... (it is a beautiful thing after all)!
Positives:
- it's a tiny camera and will easily fit into your pocket without being too much of an inconvenience
- despite what the store assistant from Dixons tried to tell me, the battery life is pretty damn good (though it is worth having a spare for those click-happy amongst you)
- some truly excellent shot quality, even in dark nightclubs!
- it's actually gorgeous and makes heads turn
- it has some good features like the lens not shutting for a minute or two when you flick to view mode giving you time to show your curious friends the photo and being able to flick straight back into shoot mode)
Other comments:
- if you can't be bothered to deal with the software interface then buy yourself a CF card reader to download photos
- more manual functions than your average customer will ever try


Late Night Tales
Late Night Tales

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nightmare Bedtime Tales..., 23 Jun. 2003
This review is from: Late Night Tales (Audio CD)
For those of you just waking up, gone is Another Late Night, put to sleep. Your twilight companion continues however, but under its new name: LateNightTales. In its eighth instalment, DJ Ease (George Evelyn) under his pseudonym of Nightmares On Wax (N.O.W.) provides the soundtrack to your small hours. Put it on and let it play is the policy of this series and the eclecticism and eccentricity of N.O.W. is the substance.
A tale inspired by hiphopelectrocarbootsoul (to use such a precise word), it has a sound not too amiss of the Costes series mixed by Stéphane Pompougnac exemplified by Ian Brown's Gravy Train on track 2. Even track 4 by the Rootsman, a seeming mix of that sugar-filled euro-pop tune by Scatman and of ragga sounds, fits the Costes world music edge. Listen (What it is) from Quincy Jones is a classic funk-fried soulful float that mellows out in an ode by Cortex to the French streets. That continental feel continues through the compilation with Tom Scott's very jazzy track number 8, something that wouldn't go amiss in some smoky Parisian café-bar. Those insomniacs will soon get a shake-up from the apparent caffeine inspired heart palpitation style beats that lift the back end of the CD, in particular Cantamilla by Tranquillity Bass. Spooky by Dusty Springfield is a fine example to N.O.W's dedication to soul whilst the opening track Midnight Marauders, is the perfect synopsis to this somnanbulic outing with that late evening coolness and a belligerence to the external world.
The true culmination of this restless night's tale though is the exclusive cover version of Cymande, the original funk soul siblings with Brothers on the Slide. Full of energy and cheek, it makes an appearance in full-blown glory at the end of the night...
Now if you like this series or the Costes one then quite frankly you'd be a damn fool not to get it. And if you're the kind to stay-up sorting out that coursework late at night and chill-out music just sends you to sleep, then again, consider this.


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