Massage gun – review for the Theragun’s knockoffs: What’s the benefits?

I have always been a very active guy. I won’t say I am particularly fit or anything but I always seem to have this extra physical energy to burn. If I don’t exercise for a few days, I get grumpy. A bit like when someone is hangry… Yes I know, “hangry for some exercise” doesn’t sound as cool as I would have hoped. I like challenging my body and maybe this energy partly comes from being addicted to the pain I get when I stress my body properly. Theragun, less so today, was once huge on their Instagram game. You would see the pro athletes and fitness model ad posing with this triangular device pounding their muscles every other post on your feed. I am sold on the better recovery better performance theory, although in my head – “definitely not for £275.”

Did some quick browsing on Amazon, there are hundreds if not thousands of this type of massage gun going for £50. At the end of the day, a vibrating ball-head is not exactly high tech.

Appearance

The first thing I found is that, the knockoffs massage gun is usually in a T-shape rather than the Theragun’s triangular shape. Most likely because of the patent issue. Although I find the T-shape works well, I can imagine the triangular shape with the battery leaning forward brings the centre of gravity of the whole device closer to the attachment head. That should give you a bit more control with the device and maybe less energy trying to hold/manoeuvre it. The triangular shape also gives you more ways to grip the massager so you may find it easier to massage places like your back. There are still knockoff models that have funny shapes to try to mimic that handling, but I can’t say for sure if they work just as well or just increasing the weight unnecessarily.

Percussion therapy

So the recovery idea is very similar to deep tissue massage like foam rolling or some other pain hell that your physiotherapists put you through, increase the blood flow to the muscle to carry lactic acid away and increase nerve stimulation to downregulate the nervous system (I guess it’s a bit like, make you suffer until you are a bit numb to it). But instead of sustained pressure, it gives a very frequent short burst of pressure to achieve the same results. It doesn’t hurt as much so that’s why it gets more praise from those of us who find it unfair to endure any more torture after the workout itself. Apparently, they are capable of creating up to 60 pounds of pressure so you should just float the device over the muscles and no need to apply any external pressure.

What’s the benefit

The main selling point is aid recovery. To be fair, I do find that I get less pain when I have been using the massage gun straight after my workout, especially in my legs after my running or cycling training. Although I seem to find a noticeable difference when I tried to only used it on one side of my body, I recently found out from my podiatrist that my right leg seems to be weaker than my left. So now I can’t be sure whether the difference is from the imbalance of my weight distribution or the miracle recovery machine.

Some also advertise the benefits of reducing stress levels. I mean isn’t it the definition of all massage products. I am not the type of person to manifest stress levels anyway so I can’t be the judge here, but I certainly don’t get stress out by the product so I guess it does its job?

If you look on Theragun’s website, they have this “protocol” for a few sport disciplines. They advertise the use of the massage gun for warm-up. Scientifically speaking it adds up, if the machine increases blood flow to that specific muscles group using mechanotransduction, it will achieve the same results as a traditional warm-up. But I would argue apart from warming the muscles, warm-ups are meant to get your heart rate up in preparation for the increased circulation demand, and the massage gun doesn’t do that. Or at least they are not meant to…

Verdict

I like the product idea. I always love a good massage, and instead of paying a therapist per hourly session, you have a portable massage on-demand kind of gig going on. But unlike the pros, I think for the majority of us mere mortal the benefits probably remain in the very superficial level of having a massage. I certainly don’t train like any pro athletes, their intensity isn’t something you can just copy, but I do train hard while I am at it. I don’t feel any significant difference in my recovery time or performance. Maybe when you are competing at the professional level, you will benefit from the marginal gains. If you are at that level, you are not taking advice from a dude on the internet, you are already getting guidance from professional physiotherapists and sports scientists. For the rest of us, unless again your wallet is an endless pit, getting the knockoffs on Amazon will be more than enough to satisfy the need for a good ol’ massage. 

Tropicfeel shell first impression: Can the £1.6million Kickstarter backpack live up to the hype?

First I have to apologise for not posting last week. Northern Ireland has rarely got some sun and the general nice weather called for a break in work haha. Anyway, speaking of a break, I have been planning for a few trips this coming month. So this backpack that I ordered on Kickstarter back in November 2020 arrived quite on time. 

Shell, was a backpack kickstart project by the company, Tropicfeel. Tropicfeel have had a few successful Kickstarter projects and this time they took on the challenge to design a travel backpack that can do it all. Claiming “A backpack for a lifetime, designed to meet modern-day travellers’ needs, from your daily journey to work to long-distance hikes across the country.” While the backpack itself seems to be versatile enough with it able to be expanded into different sizes, it’s their new “wardrobe system” that drew me in. I have always been on the lookout for a perfect backpack, can this be one?

Kickstarter experience

Before I even start on the backpack itself, I have something to say about the whole experience. The product aside, what Tropicfeel should have learned from this project is to handle expectations. The decision to change backpack materials and design after the project was fully funded without allowing backers input and delays for more than 3 months with suboptimal communication are the two main points for criticism.

It is not uncommon for a project to evolve with feedback from backers, however, Tropicfeel decision to change metal buckles to plastic and laptop compartment closure system to Velcro is very debatable. They claim the metal buckle is prone to scratches therefore chose the plastic, and laptop compartment closure system change due to early failure from misuse. I mean metal to plastic sounds like a downgrade, and Velcro has a limited lifespan with or without “misuse” which counts as “normal wear and tear” therefore not included in their lifetime warranty. Even if they have a good reason, the way they have done it only makes backer feels they are trying to squeeze every penny out by sacrificing quality.

Delays are also very common and happen to most Kickstart projects. But Tropicfeel could have put in for effort to keep progress transparent. UK delivery was severely delayed due to customs paperwork error (ah well shit happens) and “last-minute” decision of opening UK warehouse because of Brexit… Last-minute – I mean Brexit isn’t exactly news.

Tropicfeel has done a lot right, they just need to fine-tune their customer service by keeping communication more transparent, and they will have an even brighter future.

First look 

As a backpack of a “lifetime”, I decided to stick with the boring, inoffensive all-black colourway. The last thing you want is to choose a “fashionable” colour that ends up going out of fashion in a few years and become an eyesore. 

The materials feel nice to touch and premium as you would expect for a backpack in this price range. Weatherproof material means no need for a rain cover for rainy days.

Accessories 

In my opinion, the accessories stole the spotlight from the backpack a little bit. 

Wardrobe system

The wardrobe system is essentially the IKEA RASSLA storage unit with some clever twist. It has some flexible dividers to compartmentalise the “wardrobe”. The compression strap on the side help saves you up to 20% more space in the bag. And the adjustable loop at the top allows you to hang it anywhere you like. I like this idea better than the compression packing cubes on the market because you can just hang it up to have access to all your clothes with one glace without having to permanently sacrifice surface space to achieve the same easy access with multiple packing cubes. Easy to set up, easy to pack away as well.

Camera cube

I don’t have a lot of camera gear but they still need protection from my other belongings. The camera cube comes with adjustable dividers for easy customisation and a shoulder strap that can quickly convert the camera cube insert into a small, stand-alone camera bag. Very handy for when arriving at the destination and just want to grab your camera and go without having to bring the whole bag with you.

Fidlock toiletry and tech pouch

Since I already have my trusty Bellroy tech pouch, I didn’t bother getting an extra tech pouch but opted for the toiletry pouch. The magnetic Fidlock mechanism attaches it to the front of the bag very easily. Also, who doesn’t love a good magnet snap?

My thought so far

I haven’t been able to use the backpack extensive enough to give a review yet with work and lockdown. But here are a few first impressions from some quick test drive short trip:

Love:

  1. Hidden pockets. Apart from the top pocket for quick access to small gadgets. There are additional 2 extra hidden pockets that can use to store more important and personal things like your wallet and passport.
  2. Weatherproofing from the get-go. Rain covers always annoy me because it is so fiddly and make getting things from the bag just that much more faff.
  3. The bottom expandable kangaroo pouch is also a very nice feature, giving you about 6L extra volume. Finally, a separate shoe compartment that doesn’t eat into your precious bag space.
  4. Hidden hip belt. There are no dangling straps everywhere when you are not using them.
  5. Good padding on the carrying strap. The strap foam is thick and dense provide a good weight distribution across your shoulder.

Not so sure:

  1. The laptop compartment is not raised. Nowadays, backpacks around this premium price point with laptop compartment usually have it lift off from the bottom a tiny bit. The idea is to protect the laptop from accidentally hitting the floor when putting the bag down.
  2. Kangaroo pouch elastic strap is not adjustable. There are two elastic loops on the outside of the Kangaroo pouch for extra carrying capacity. On their website, they advertise to put in sleeping bags, tripods and yoga mats etc. But in reality, the strap is not adjustable and it is quite loose. I can’t secure my carbon fibre travel tripod there without it sliding side to side. So realistically, you can put an extra windbreaker there and that’s about it.
  3. The hidden pocket on top of the Fidlock point is quite difficult to get to if the bag is fully packed. It gets tight that you can only use it for something flat and I do not recommend putting your sunglasses there…
  4. The wardrobe is quite heavy itself. 650g without any cloth on my electronic scale. Also, it takes a certain technique to compress it or else with a small pressure imbalance, you will get clothes herniating out from one side.
  5. With my 13” MacBook Pro in the laptop compartment and my e-reader tablet in the zip pocket in front of it, the bag feels just a bit too “shallow” to fit the wardrobe comfortably and you need a bit of a push to close the zip.
  6. No side compression strap. To keep the design minimal, they decided to leave out the compression strap on the outside of the bag. I feel to make this bag from a 40L full-size travel bag down to a day to day backpack, a side compression strap can help make the profile a bit slimmer. Also, it can help hold a tripod more securely in the side pocket.

Verdict

Tropicfeel has taken on the challenge to design a travel backpack that can do everything. Despite a few hiccups in production and delivery, it is finally here. There are a few things that I am very impressed with and a few things that have my reserve. I will get to test drive it properly in the coming month and form some proper thought.  

Wildling shoes Tanuki Niji review – the summer freedom made by Japanese paper

The past few weeks we have been getting some better weather with the sun coming out a bit more. Although it’s a bit deceiving in terms of temperature, with lockdown easing as well, it is hard to not feel the summer excitement. As I was looking for something a bit airier than my leather vivobarefoot, I came across this German brand – Wildling and their Tanuki Niji.

Appearance

The first impression from them is that they look fresh. From a colour versatility point of view, I am more of a white shoe guy than a black shoe guy, so I was naturally drawn to the Niji (Rainbow) rather than the Yoru (Night/Evening). Speaking of the rainbow, I do like the subtlety of how they place their rainbow. One, it gives the shoe a bit more interest but not ruining the overall simplicity. And two, it shows support in an “I respect people’s right” rather than the in-your-face “I am woke” way. Although it’s not their intention, I do quite like the fact here, in the UK, it also means “thank you NHS”. To finish off with the little red lace rings is just the cherry on the cake. 

You can probably guess by now that they took quite a lot of inspiration from Japanese culture into the shoes’ design. Perhaps that’s also one of the reasons I was drawn to it. With their outsole designed to be a bit like a pair of Ninja shoes and their choice of materials.

Material

This is probably their main selling point of the shoes. The upper of the shoes are made out of Washi fabric which is 75% paper. Washi is also known as Japanese paper or rice paper. Traditionally used for ink painting or to make Shoji screen. Wildling mixes it with polyester to form this extremely thin but durable and malleable fabric. It apparently has antibacterial property on top of being breathable and super quick to dry. I think it’s perfect for the summer months with the look and feel of a nice canvas shoe but with a bit more to it.

How it wears

When I put it on, the first thing I noticed was how much it hugs your feet. Thanks to Washi’s thinness, the feet-hugging cut of the shoe doesn’t actually feel restrictive at all but rather like a second layer of skin. It gives you the confidence that you are protected to roam and feel nature.

It comes with this “Hemp-flax fleece” removable insole, which comes in at 4mm thickness. They said it’s moisture-absorbing and temperature regulating. I find it to be an okay insole, nothing wrong with them but at the same time nothing that special. Unlike their Washi insole, which fits my lifestyle a lot better. As we can sometimes experience all 4 seasons in one single day here in the UK, the quick-dry property allows me to prepare for the eventuality that I would be wearing these shoes out and they decided to rain on me. Also, they come in 2mm which means even closer to the ground.

Because of its breathability and how well it fits, unlike my leather viviobarefoot which I tend to sweat a bit in, I don’t need to and I don’t like to wear socks with them. Plus the outsole is not constructed in one big slab, the shape gives the shoe that bit more flexibility to achieve the maximum freedom and ground feel. Or as they say – Wildness.

Things to consider before buying

First, they are white in colour. The snowy freshness will be gone as soon as it touches the floor. Thanks to their quick-dry nature, you can actually hand wash them to keep them fresher. But at the end of the day if you drop your Indian takeaway on it, just accept the fact now you have a pair of yellow shoes rather than white.

Secondly, which is a bit annoying for us now that Brexit happened, it is a German company. So when you buy from them, you will now have to pay VAT and/or import tax on them. Also, returns are not as straightforward as sending your ASOS back. If you get your size wrong, you might end up paying twice the stupid tax…

Verdict

Wildling Tanuki Niji, in my opinion, is a great summer daily shoes. They look clean with a dash of summery vibe. Versatile enough that you might even get away with the smart-casual style. Thin and breathable to keep your feet cool and dry. Because of the crazy UK weather, I would strongly recommend you getting the Washi insole at the same time as well so you don’t have to pay the shipping twice to have them shipped from German. 

Vivobarefoot Geo Court: the most stylish barefoot shoe that fit every occasion

Ever since I got into the barefoot world, one thing that I am always on the hunt for is a stylish pair of barefoot shoes. There is no denying that apart from the most basic thing a pair of shoes is designed for – to protect your foot – it is also an essential part of your outfit. I don’t know about you, but I am the type of guy that pays extra attention to someone’s shoes. I will be walking around town quietly paying extra respect to a fellow human who is on top of their shoe game, “damn look at those retro AJ 1s”. My partner is very vocal about me being lame but I can’t help it.

In my line of work, I am on my feet, running up and down a lot. So I wanted a pair of barefoot shoes that I can wear day to day to provide maximum comfort for the whole day but at the same time, I am expected to maintain a certain level of professionalism so my sandal is out of the question. When I almost gave up my self-respect and settled for a dweeby pair, Vivobarefoot, a UK-based company, popped into my Instagram ad suggestion and rescued my fragile dignity (sometimes cookies do good deeds too, people). Their Geo court’s minimal yet striking design language clicked with my taste straight away – add to cart.

Appearance

First and foremost, I really adore the two-tone design. Snow white upper with a teal blue heel. Paired with the sharp red logo, it provides the versatility of a white trainer but can also easily stands on its own under the spotlight and be the centrepiece of your outfit. Hands down one of the most good-looking barefoot shoes out on the market.

Source: vivobarefoot.com

Material

As I picked the white version, the fact that it features a full leather upper was brilliant. Anything that drops on it can be easily wiped away without leaving a mark. It also provides a degree of water resistance, perfect for the Northern Ireland weather where it rains, according to online data, an average of 213 days per year which is just under 60% of the time.

They also feature this bio-based BLOOM EVA insole which is a more sustainable alternative to the traditional EVA foam insole. I am not some sort of activist or anything, but recently I do find myself gravitating towards products that are good and, at the same time, make a conscious effort to be kind to the environment.

It is also extremely well built. I have worn my geo court almost every day to work for the past year and averaging about 10,000 steps a day. Apart from some superficial marks and scratches, the stitches are still intact and the outsole hasn’t shown any overt sign of wear. With the current wear and tear level, I expect it to go strong for another 2-3 years if not more.

Beginner-friendly

The Geo court comes with a 3mm hexagonal textured rubber outsole. It is very thin, light and flexible. Given how close you are to the ground, it naturally gives you some amazing ground feel. But worry not if you are only new to the barefoot game, you can start with the insole first. The nature of EVA foam is that they are soft and shock absorbing. Pair with a thickness that is also about 3mm, it gives you a total of roughly 6mm of cushion to start with. It makes transitioning into barefoot shoes a walk in the park ;). Take the insole out once your foot muscles are stronger and ready to embrace the barefoot world.

Don’t just build a business, start a revolution

Verdict

I think Vivobarefoot has not just made an amazing product, they have started a revolution. They have shown the world that barefoot shoes on top of the health benefits that come with, they can be good looking, can be versatile, can be sustainable. They have created a product that not only a barefoot enthusiast would like, but they have also managed to bridge the gap between “traditional” footwear and barefoot footwear. Make it easier for people to try and fall in love with barefoot shoes. I have been stopped, complimented and asked a few times about my Geo court and if they should try it. It is not difficult to see why there are more and more of this “V” logo around. And if you ask me if you should try them too? That’s a solid yes mate, I think you will love them too. 

Xero Shoes Genesis review: Strip back to basic and embrace the root of barefoot

Xero Shoes was the first barefoot shoe company that I came across when I was researching for some compact alternatives to fit into my backpack for travelling. I was going to Cyprus for a lovely sunbathing holiday and wanted to bring a pair of sandals with me that won’t take up much space in my bag. So as every homo sapiens nowadays do, I asked google about some minimalist sandals and that’s when the spiral started.

Xero Shoes is a barefoot shoe company founded by a couple in America, Steven and Lena in 2009. After experiencing multiple injuries from running, they came across the book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall and started DIY their own Huarache shoes. Initially for themselves and some members of their running club, but soon took off into a business with a fan base across the globe.

Genesis

Genesis is their Huaraches shoes. One of the most minimalist shoes you can find on the market, literally a paper-thin sole and a long string that strap the foot in. In barefoot shoes, this is possibly the barest of them all. Xero Shoes called their Huarache “Genesis” because it is their founding product and I found it fitting for myself as it introduces me to the world of barefoot. £39.95… although might not be the cheapest for a pair of sandals, given their unique position in the market, you will find it difficult to get another quality pair in this price range.

Appearance

I really like its minimalistic rustic look. Just a paper-thin sole and the black cord version I picked makes it look like I am merely having some decorative straps on my foot and not wearing shoes at all. It comes in 4 different colour cords so it goes well with most colourful summer outfit, keeping you cool and free.

Compact and flexible

It kind of goes without saying, majority of the barefoot shoes are flexible. That’s the whole point of them, to mould to your feet rather than the other way round. And the Genesis are so flexible and minimal that they can roll up into a tiny ball that fits into the palm of your hand. It is one of the main selling points to me that I always have a pair of sandal ready for the beach without taking much too much space in my bag.

Amazing ground feel

They called their thin sole FeelTrue® rubber outsole. Comes in 5mm, might not be one of the thinnest of sole out there as you sometimes see company boasting about 3-4mm sole. But from my experience, it feels much thinner than 5mm between you and the element. Although thin, they are extremely durable and have saved my feet from so many sharps on the road. If you are an experienced barefoot junkie, you would appreciate that ground feel of these.

But also because of that, it might not necessarily be the first pair of barefoot shoes I would recommend to everyone out there looking to try barefoot. It takes some times to re-adjust from “normal shoes” to barefoot. So don’t be like me that the first time wearing one is on holiday walking long distance. There are different brands of barefoot shoe companies that are slightly more protective that can ease you into the barefoot world.

Adjustable strap

Improving upon the Huaraches, the Genesis strap has an adjustable system that makes the sandal hug your feet better. By tightening or loosening the heel straps, you can adjust the whole shoes to fit your desire comfort thanks to the looping mechanism on the side rather than having multiple straps like the traditional sandals. With the strap having some elasticity to it, after finding your perfect fit, you can slip on and off them very easily. In reality, I found adjusting to having the perfect fit is a bit more faffy than it initially seems. A small adjustment to one tag at the back actually makes quite a significant change to the whole shoe tension. Ideally, you want to have a good tension so the shoes don’t turn into a stupid flapping swim fin scoping up every little thing on the floor, but at the same time, you don’t want it to be too tight digging into your toe webs. From time to time, I still need to re-adjust it just because I don’t feel I get it quite right.

Verdict

Xero Shoes’ Genesis is deeply inspired by Ramárui’s Huaraches shoes. I love its compactness and minimalistic design that strips it all back to the most basic of shoes – the sole ( 😉 ) purpose is to protect your feet from penetrating injuries by rocks and debris. Their FeelTrue® sole, although protective, gives you a truly remarkable ground feel that all barefoot enthusiasts cherish. It is very comfortable once you are used to wearing barefoot shoes, but you might want to ease yourself into the barefoot world before doing any serious running and walking in these!

Barefoot is the new cushion: Why I ditched the big chunky shoes

Travelling around Europe was on my To-do list when I first come to the UK about 10 years ago. However, with study always taking priority (I have Chinese parents, surprise!) and the lack of funds, I have only been to 2 European cities before finishing university. So when I finally got a job and saved up some money, I started planning a getaway for a breather. Not wanting to pay that extra to check in my luggage, I wanted to pack light, I needed to pack light. That’s when I first come across barefoot shoes.

“High tech shoes, low tech feet” – Ido Portal

Devolution

With millions of years of natural selection, human’s feet have evolved with one undivided focus – to walk and run. With 26 bones and more than 100 muscles, our foot and ankle are engineered to propel us forward and act as part of the complex but efficient shock absorption system. However, once we have satisfied with our survival needs, societies decided daintier feet are more desirable. So the East had the Chinese foot-binding practice while the West have high heels and pointed leather shoes, we are all sacrificing our survival advantage in the name of “beauty”. Then we over-engineer our shoes to have more cushioning without realising we already have the best tailor-made shock absorption system for our body.

What are barefoot shoes?

Unlike other trainers or formal shoes, barefoot shoes embrace your feet in their most natural form. The wide toe box, zero drops and the incredibly flexible and indeed extremely thin sole are designed to provide protection against sharp stones or debris without compromising ground feel. All these encourage your feet to do exactly what they were designed to do. 

Benefits

1.    Compact

That was the main reason I was drawn to barefoot shoes in the first place. I need something that I can throw in my bag without taking up much space. Compared to traditional trainers, barefoot shoes have extremely flexible sole thanks to their thinness. They can be rolled up small or pack flat into any small corner of your bag.

2.    Improve posture

Zero drops meaning the front of your shoe is at the same level at the heel. With heel elevation, the human body naturally trying to compensate for the tilt by anteriorly tilting your pelvis and arching your back. Incorrect posture in a long run gives you a stupid amount of aches and pains, most commonly chronic back pain, knee and hip pain. With zero drops, your body doesn’t need to work as hard to keep you upright, less incentive to hold yourself in an awkward position. Subsequently, allowing an even load across all joints to avoid excessive wear and tear at one particular point.

3.    Balance and joint stability 

The thin sole allows “ground feel” and exercises the foot muscles. Our feet have a huge amount of nerve endings not unlike our hands. The ability to connect with the ground, give us stronger joint proprioception (sense of self-movement and position) and greater control of our own body. While on uneven ground, our feet will have to work harder to morph into different shapes to allow us to remain upright, it strengthens those small muscles in our feet and provides much better stability, hence the longevity of our joints. This argument is like you don’t wear gloves while performing intricate and complex tasks with your hands because of the loss of “touch” and dexterity, we shouldn’t deprive our feet the same if we expect them to constantly doing minute adjustments for balance.

4.    Hallux Valgus

Hallux – Big toe. Valgus – Pointing away from the midline. Hallux Valgus is a bunion, I just like to sound clever once in a while. It is a deformity of the big toe bending and cramping towards the 2nd toe. One of the causes is wearing tight-fitting shoes, essentially squeezing the toe into an unnatural position. The joint can then get inflamed and sore. Having a wide toe box, can help with relieving some of the pressure and reduce the risk of it getting irritated.

Downsides

1.    Takes time to get used to

For a long time, our feet have gotten used to wearing these tight-fitting, big cushioning shoes. Just like anything, you lose it if you don’t use it. It will take some time to build up those small muscles in the foot again. In my experience, your feet get tired and sore quickly at the start, but as you build up, you will find yourself able to sustain being on your feet for longer and easier than before.

2.    Less choice

Barefoot shoes are gaining a bit of traction in recent years as people become more aware of the theory behind the benefits they offer. There are indeed more companies popping up these days with more fashionable choices. But in a large scheme of things, there are still only a small pool to choose from and the “duck-feet” like wide toe box is not exactly commonly associated with the word “classy”.

Verdict

Initially, I just wanted a pair of shoes that can fit into my backpack without taking up too much space without thinking too much about it. People claim barefoot shoes provide plenty of health benefits such as better posture, better joints and less chronic pain. Although I wouldn’t bet all my money on them as the magic solution for your shitty backs or dodgy knees, I certainly enjoy the freedom, the flexibility and the minimalistic design these shoes have. Anecdotally, I do notice some improvement in my balance and sustain longer on my feet albeit that could solely be placebo/bias. Many barefoot shoes come with a trial period with a money-back guarantee, you have little to lose to try one on. 😉