Once every four years, every man on the planet is allowed to watch six straight hours of figure skating without being judged.

And that, I think we can all agree, is awesome.

But between triple axels, head over to Kickstarter to check out these four projects and their Olympic sport equivalents.

1.Biathlon – Slightly strange, yet super captivating

Kickstarter Equivalent: The Car Pool

Ok, “slightly strange” is a bit of an understatement. Biathlon is WEIRD.

Combining cross-country skiing with high-powered rifles?

Sure, why not.

You know what’s even more unique? The Car Pool.


Yup, that’s exactly what you think it is.

Because as we all know, there are two types of men in this world:

  1. Those who admit to having peed in a bottle while they’re stuck in traffic.
  2. Liars.


2. Figure Skating – Classic, smooth, stylish

Kickstarter Equivalent: CityWood

Is figure skating our favorite Olympic sport to watch? No.

Is it easy on the eyes, though? You bet.

As are CityWood’s 3D Wooden Maps.


Citywood Kickstarter


You don’t need a panel of judges to tell you that this wall art is SWEET.

These one-of-a-kind wooden maps feature laser-etched outlines of hundreds of cities from around the world.

Even the Russian judge would find it hard to deduct points from these bad boys.


3. Bobsled – Fast, exciting, and a wee bit chilly

Kickstarter Equivalent: Ravean Heated Gloves

Coooooooolllll Runningssssssssssss!

If you’ve never seen the 1993 classic about Jamaica’s Bobsled team, head over to your local Blockbuster and rent that VHS immediately, mon.

And who could forget the classic line from that movie, “Cold? I’m freezing my royal Rastafarian nay-nays off!”

But rest easy, friend, your nay-nays will be just fine with a pair of these Ravean Heated Gloves.

Ravean Heated Gloves Kickstarter

These goatskin leather gloves are warm, waterproof, and breathable.

AKA, everything you’re not.

They offer nearly seven hours of continuous heat – perfect for a full day on the slopes.

So when it comes to keeping your fingers warm this winter, don’t listen to the Swiss. Take a page out of the Jamaican’s playbook, and get these versatile gloves.


4. Snowboarding – Colorful, flashy, and full of hidden tricks

Snowboarding Olympics

Kickstarter Equivalent: Cortèz Outerwear

“I’m talkin’ about Mountain Dews, baby!”

Shaun White. What a legend.

It’s ironic that his last name’s, “White” because the Flying Tomato is about as colorful as it gets.

You know what else is colorful? These rad jackets.

Cortez Outerwear Kickstarter

These 3-layer jackets come in nine, count ’em, nine different colors.

They’re waterproof, comfortable, and oh so flashy.

Like the gold medal winner himself, you’ll dominate the slopes while rocking this high-quality outerwear.


So there you have it, four cool Kickstarter projects and their 2018 Winter Olympic equivalents.

You can go back to watching figure skating now.


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