Think fencing, badminton, and golf are stodgy sports? Them’s fightin’ words, and these battle implements are ready to rumble.
Odyssey Works Versa #1 Wide Putter | $180
When golf returns to the Olympics after 112 years in the rough, you’ll see Odyssey’s putters used by top players like Henrik Stenson and Danny Willett. The groovy pattern on the face of this club puts the ball into a roll faster, translating to less skid, better control, and fewer three-putts.
Blaise Frères FIE Fencing Foil | $160
The sport dates back more than 500 years, but fencing isn’t all old-school. Modern weapons like this thrusting blade are rigged with circuitry, enabling split-second scoring by computer. As with foils of yore, it has a thick forte near the guard and an ultraflexible foible near the tip.
Wilson Fierce Badminton Racquet | $210
Boasting a sturdy unibody design, Wilson’s high-end racket is primed for birdie-hunting season. Weighing just 2.75 ounces, it’s the ax of choice for one member of Japan’s top-ranked women’s doubles team. It’s probably even strong enough to turn your badminton game into a goodminton game.