Metal alloys have served as the proverbial backbone for car engines and jet turbines alike because of their high strength and ability to resist sudden temperature changes. Now a lighter, cheaper ceramic material that also resists temperature changes may become a viable replacement for expensive metal, according to New Scientist.
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.
By Myatt MurphyPosted 05.20.2002 at 11:39 am 0 Comments
"What the heck is that stuff? Baby oil? Ski wax?"
My golf buddy Jon put the question to me after I fired another long drive so straight it looked like, well, it looked like his ball. I had been beating him on every drive since we'd started to wager over distance off the tee. "Just some goop I rub on my driver," I told him. "Keeps me from hooking as much."