Rock Climbing Techniques

  • May 26, 2021

Whether it is done outdoors or indoors, rock climbing involves great skills and techniques. They help in finishing the route. Before taking on a rock climbing activity, consider it as an extreme sport which should only be taken if you understand how it can be properly done.

Rope Systems
There are three main rope systems for rock climbing techniques: single, double, and the twin rope system. The single rope system is commonly used and suits well with straight climbing routes. Double rope systems are more flexible than the single rope system. The twin rope system on the other hand is used for more complex type of climbing activity, and involves using two twin ropes in a single rope system.

Tying In
It entails attaching your rope to the climbing harness. During climbing or belaying, tying in will create a belay loop which will contain your belaying devices and gears.

Belaying
Belaying activities is used as rock climbing techniques to ensure that the rope used is controlled by the belayer so that a falling climber does not fall very far. It involves the responsibility of the belayer to control the rope and apply the friction to allow speed. A belayer can be anchored (placed on a ledge), or hung (suspended from anchors in the rock). Self-belaying is also possible but requires more advanced climbing skills and techniques.

Leading
In other types of rock climbing techniques, a climb will need a leader and a follower. Leading entails putting protection for the climber following you. During ascending, the leader will place protection as he climbs, then the second climber will remove the protection.

Abseiling
Abseiling or rappelling uses a fixed rope during a descent. This technique is not limited to descending after a climb, but can be made useful especially when a new climbing route has a difficult starting point. It is important to execute proper abseiling because many factors, including weakened ropes and equipments failure, can seriously be harmful to climbers.

Lowering
Lowering is a common method of descending in rock climbing. It entails responsibility from the belayer to ensure that other climbers are lowered safely. Lowering is used when descending on short, steep walls, and for a faster descent.

Rock climbing is best enjoyed with proper knowledge of rock climbing techniques used during the activity. Get to know the fundamental aspects of rock climbing to determine what kind you can handle, and eventually challenge yourself with. It entails many life hazards. Learn from other people?s mistakes and always be cautious of your safety.

Second Time On Jumping Stilts First Time To The Hospital

  • April 26, 2021

Using jumping stilts can be quite dangerous as my friend Greg found out yesterday. We were on our jumping stilts for the second time this winter and Greg was very confident in being on his jumping stilts. I was not so sure so I went and bought a helmet , wrist guards , knee pads , and elbow pads. I offered to him that he use them but was so confident on his jumping stilts that he decided that he didn't want to use them.
It was a great winter day in canada for jumping and we decided to film ourselves jumping around in the parking lot. Greg went first and like I said before he didn't want safety gear ,we are both learning to use the stilts and he was doing great on them running and jumping as well. It was my turn and it was also my second time on jumping stilts but I put on all of my safety gear , I jumped around for about 30 minutes and let me tell you it is a great feeling to be on those stilts until I hit the curb at the road side with one of the stilts and fell down . I didnt hurt myself though because I hit my knee pads and wrist guards and was able to get up and continue with my jumping and running aroud for another 30 minutes, ill tell you it is a lot of fun but it is very tiring , it is pobably the most tiring thing ive ever done.
It was now Gregs turn again and he wanted to try and run as fast as he could down the sidewalk ,again I told him he should wear all the safety gear and again he scoffed at it. He put on the stilts and we went out to the front sidewalk and he took off and was doing really well ,getting good height and and distance and was moving really fast then he hit the transition from the road to the sidewalk and bang before he knew it he had hit the pavement. I didnt even see it, I had just stopped filming him because he was getting to far away and I was looking at the camera when I heard him yelling for help and I went to over to him .When I got there he couldnt get up and thought he had broke his knee so I had to gently take the stilts off him so he could see if he could walk, fortunatly a trip to the hospital revealed that he only needed 6 stitches in the opening in his knee ,lucky for him it could have been much worse .

The point to this story is that when you are jumping on your stilts all safety equiptment is needed to keep you from being injured ,a helmet , knee pads ,elbow pads and be sure you have wrist guards and you will sure to enjoy your self more .

Kayaking ? Can You Take On The Rapids In Just Your One-man Boat?

  • March 26, 2021

Kayaking is a fun outdoor pursuit that like many modern pursuits started as a practical tool for survival.

A kayak is a very small boat barely large enough for one person. They bear a resemblance to a canoe but are historically and structurally different. A kayak is very slim and the user?s legs cannot be seen, making them appear to be a floating torso with a paddle. They are made from a variety of materials from wood to plastic, fibreglass or more advanced things like Kevlar. Many of these boats are made from a skeleton that has a fabric cover. Originally this would be sealskin, as the Inuits of the Arctic invented the first kayaks. They build each boat specifically to a person?s size so that no two kayaks are quite the same and they have maximum control.

The Inuits used kayaks for hunting, taking out a double bladed paddle and a spear, and fishing the cold seas. They were typically sewn into the kayak like a piece of clothing. The obvious danger is that if the boat capsizes they will be trapped under the water; this is where the ?Eskimo roll? technique was born. This varies in method but allows a practised user to right a kayak without leaving the cockpit, extremely useful for safety.

There are a variety of modern kayaks. They are classed depending on the way that they curve and the measurements of the width and length. People can buy kayaks that fit more than one person allowing for a family or a group of friends to enjoy sailing together. More daring people will get specially built ?white water? kayaks to brave the rapid waters of wild rivers. These are often a tough material like a strong plastic and can be used to perform stunts on the rushing waters, sometimes becoming airborne for a few seconds. There are kayak variations for recreational use, streamlined models for competitive racing, and even folding kayaks that can be collapsed. These are built on skeletal frames and are the closest to the original Inuit kayaks. Sea kayaking is a widely enjoyed past time but it requires a kayak built for the conditions and with space for provisions. This is one of many forms of kayaking that has become a popular activity and a widely recognised water sport.

Motocross Fitness Training, Essential Tips To Get You In Peak Physical And Mental Condition. Part Twoo

  • February 26, 2021

These are my hints and tips for some Motocross Fitness training to get you into shape for your race. Please ensure you take care with any exercise program and you seek medical advice if you feel unwell. Motocross fitness is just as an essential part of the rider as the maintenance of the bike. So don?t waste time, get yourself in the right spirit for the race, because if you feel well and healthy then ultimately your racing will improve. It is not all about weight training and running. Its fine to have your body as fit as possible, but you should also concentrate on your mind.

These are my tips for the day of the race

? Arrive in plenty of time. If you arrive late you will start to panic and your mental state will suffer.
? Don?t eat too much food on the day; you don?t want to feel full while you are racing.
? Make sure you drink enough water to be hydrated, but again not to much. Needing to go to the toilet half way round will really knock your concentration.
? Get checked in and ensure you know what you are doing and when you are racing. If you are unsure then ask. Most clubs are more than happy to help you out.
? Check your bike over; mentally you will then know everything is ready.
? Walk the course and make notes of problem areas. This will help your mental state and will also loosen you up after the drive to the track.
? Do some gentle warm up exercises half an hour before the race. Don?t go mad, you are just trying to stretch your body a little so you don?t pull a muscle at the first jump.
? Ensure you at the start in plenty of time
? Try to enjoy the race. The more you enjoy the race, the more relaxed you will be and the better you will ride.

As you can see there is more to Motocross fitness than running round in circles. Positive and calm mental attitude will help you out as much as any strenuous Motocross fitness training programme.

How to Store Towable Inflatable Tubes

  • January 26, 2021

When the warm weather has passed and its time for you to store your towable inflatable tubes for the winter how do you do it properly? There are only three things for you to really keep in mind so that they'll be safe and ready for you to use next summer.

The first thing you want to check for is water. Any moisture at all will give you a world of problems so you want to make sure the entire tube is bone dry. If there is any moisture inside mold will grow, and mold is a problem no one wants to deal with. Not only will it smell awful, but it's not just a simple "wipe it clean" type of job, the mold could eat away at your towable, causing it to rot to the point it would be unrepairable. Making sure it's very dry before storing it is the most important part.

The inner lining that holds all of the air in is the most important part of the tube. If you leave any air in there it could expand in warm temperatures and damage the lining, which would then cause you problems next summer. Make sure all of the air gets out of here completely.

The last thing, which a lot of people don't really think about, is making sure there is no direct sunlight where you'll be storing your towable. The sunlight, over time, will damage the outside and not only cause a loss of color on the outside, but make the material weak, leading to possibly unrepairable problems.

So, in summary, make sure it's dry, make sure there is no air inside of it, and make sure there is no direct sunlight where you'll be storing it. And, of course, make sure that wherever you place it, there are no nails or other things that will scratch a whole--I generally recommend placing it in a box or somewhere you're sure a stray animal won't come in and lay on it, scratching it with it's nails.

With all of that in mind you're ready to store your towable inflatable tubes until the weather warms up again.

Weight Training For Scuba Diving

  • December 26, 2020

If you can walk around the block without stumbling over a crack in the sidewalk, then you can exercise with free weights. Many people think it's dangerous, but you have to be careful too not drop a weight plate on your foot, but "Wear shoes" anyway.

If you don't have a set of weights and a workout bench, get one. You can pick up a used set of standard weights,"I would recommend Standard weights for beginners", at your local exercise equipment outlet store for around a hundred bucks. That's not bad of an investment for the end results.

There Are Several Questions On Lifting Free Weights.

(a) How much time should I spend on warm up and stretching?

The average person should take at least 20 minutes. Warm-up, and then stretch.

(b) How much weight should I use?

If you are average build, and say, 30 pounds over weight, start with 15 to 20 pounds on all exercises.

(c) How many sets should I do?

At least (2) two for each exercise. A set is a given number of repetitions per exercise.

(d) How many repetitions should I perform?

At least 8 to 10 to start out. Repetitions are how many times you lift the weight.

(e) How much time should I spend between sets?

Take at least 20 seconds.

(f) How much time should I take between exercises?

At least (1) one minute. Sit on the bench and breath normal.

(g)How much time should I spend on a full body workout?

Anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes. A full body workout is the best routine to use for weight loss and getting into shape.

(h) How do I breath when performing an exercise?

Take a breath in when lifting the weight, and breath out when lowering the weight.

(I) What should I think about when I'm exercising?

Think about how good your going to look and feel. Take a few minutes before starting your routine, and meditate on this. "Look good, Feel good".

When your doing, say a dumbbell curl, think about the forearm muscle and bicep muscle, tightening these muscles on the raising and lowering the weight.

(J) How do I know if I'm in the correct posture when exercising?

Actually if you are not in a strained position, and are comfortable, you are probably using the correct form.

(K) How many time a week should I workout?

At least 3 times a week.

(L) What should I wear?

Anything that is comfortable.

(M) How long should I wait after I eat to workout?

At least an hour.

There are dozens of books and videos on exercises for all the muscle groups. You can find information on websites and in book stores. In most of the body building books you find on the market, they are mostly aimed at advanced body builders. Stay away from those routines, they will do you more harm than good. Look for beginner routines until your ready to advance. Most of the huge muscles you see on top body builders are not standard. You have to have the right body type to progress to that height, and have the desire to accumulate large muscles. The normal person cannot develop large muscles, no matter how hard they try. Get yourself in good physical shape, and it will pay off when you get into your scuba gear.

Skateboarding Is Here To Stay

  • November 26, 2020

The sport came from humble beginnings. It actually was born in California as a alternative to surfing to give the surfers something to do when the waves were less than desireable but it quickly earned a place as a sport in a class all it's own.

The initial "street skating" migrated into empty concete swimming pools which launched the idea of "vert skating" which is riding the board on a vertical surface. Such vertical surfaces were not limited to swimming pools as skateboard ramps were soon to follow. Common skateboard ramps come in two form factors, the quarter-pipe and the half-pipe. Named for their design, these ramps take the shape of a round pipe layed on it's side and cut cross-section into a quarter or a half of it's original shape.

Vert skating has also found its way to the streets in the form of a trick called a wall ride. Most often completed using the assistance of a quarter pipe layed against a brick wall, this trick launches the rider vertically up the ramp and the skater then "rides" the wall until he or she reaches the ground and rolls away clean. This trick is vert skating for street skaters as a ramp is not required thus allowing an otherwise "street skater" to enjoy a bit of the vertical thrill without being deemed as a vert skater by riding ramps primarily.

Since the time of my childhood and this strange phase called skateboarding there have been skaters in various events of the olympics, there is even an extreme sports competition called the x-games which is in it's 12th year and going strong and many popular video games have been marketed to the skating community such as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. I would say that this sport has found a home in the hearts of the American Population and will be with us for a long time to come.

Playing Volleyball on The Water

  • October 26, 2020

Have you played volleyball? Isn't it exciting? In order to touch and shoot the ball, you have to run here and there. If it is a hot day, you will sweat and get wet wholly. If you want some new methods to play the volleyball and enjoy the cool water also, the water game combo will satisfy you.

The water game combo is design for playing the volley ball on the water. It has blue edges, and yellow goal, and it looks nice. Inside the goal, there is a net, which can make you have a good look at another team, so you can react according to the movement of them.

It is 11 meters length and 4.5 meters wide. It can accept 3 to 5 people for each team. When it is inflated, you can place it on the water, and it is floating on it. The edges can control the coverage of the competition, players must play the volleyball in the coverage, and so does the ball. It the ball or player who are holding the ball is out of the coverage, this round they need to start another round again. And if the ball can't be throwing beyond the goal, the one who throw it into the net will lose one score.

Playing volleyball in the water is not as fast as on the ground, you can't run in the water, so it is more difficult and challenging than the ground game. So, if you are skillful in the volleyball ground game, you also need to adapt to the water. It is a new experience to play volleyball in water.

This kind of product is made of the 0.9mm PVC tarpaulin. It is of high durability and tear strength. So it can bear the power cause by the players when they are catching the ball and fall into the edge by accident. It also can protect the players from hurting when they rush into the edge, since it is blew with air.

This product is of excellent UV-resistance, cold weather resistance and waterproof. You can place it in the outdoor swimming pool, and no matter it is a sunny day or rainy day, it can stay outside. While settled it outside, you should not worry that being in the water for a longtime and it will fade out. We do some special treatment on the tarpaulins, so the product is not easy to fade out. The water game combo is easy to install and dismantle. You can blow it by the blowers within a few minutes. Its packed size is 0.9m??0.5m??0.5m. It is convenient to carry and storage.

Would you want to try the amazing water volleyball? Come and bring this water game combo home, it may delight you and your friends.

T’ai Chi For Kayaking And Canoes Racing

  • September 26, 2020

Kayaking and canoes involve paddling and water. T'ai Chi, a style of martial arts, is practiced on land with neither water nor boats. The two seem unrelated but did you know that T'ai Chi benefits water sports players like enthusiasts of kayaking and canoes racing? Paddling requires moving gracefully, strongly, and balanced on rough waters. It also puts much strain on the arms and the back, if done incorrectly. T'ai Chi improves and enhances paddling skills because the exercise and the sport follow the same principles.

Karen Knight and Betsey Forster, experts in kayaking and canoes racing, admit to doing T'ai Chi regularly. According to them, T'ai Chi provides cross-training. They claim that kayaking and T'ai Chi reinforce the skills and principles of each other which make practice of both relevant for improvement. They add that doing complementary exercises boosts the skills and energy levels of paddlers. The two share kayaking principles and the complementary T'ai Chi practices.

In any water sport, it is necessary to keep your body centered, quiet, and stable. These traits are reflected in your boat and spell the difference between staying on the boat or getting thrown off it. How you position your body and your posture play significant roles in kayaking and canoes racing. Sit straight and spread your weight equally between your buttocks to create a stable pelvic base. This position liberates your upper body and allows your lower body greater control over the boat. It is important to align your nose, navel, and tailbone to create a single unit. Making your body move and paddle as a unit minimize strain and risks of injuries. Another principle, called the paddler's box, incorporates power in paddling strokes. This is achieved by aligning hands and arms front of your shoulder plane. This ensures that your arms and shoulders are moving as a unit no matter how you paddle. Stable paddling is also a key factor in kayak racing. Most regard stable paddling as an accurate measure of the canoeists' skills. It is difficult to paddle quietly and keep the boat from bobbing but a good canoeist can do it. Avoiding pitching and bobbing the boat are done by keeping the boat stable and the paddling movement slow and accurate. Every move must be calculated because unnecessary motions can topple the boat over in rough current.

Stability, balance, and power are the main principles of kayaking. These are the very aspects T'ai Chi practices take care of. The T'ai Chi walk is recommended before launching and can help racers center and quiet their bodies in the water. It is done by elongating the spine much like the aligning of the nose, navel, and tailbone in kayaking and canoes racing, only this time, exercise is done standing up. The walk helps racers focus on their bodies and make them aware of their movements to reduce inefficiency. The steps are taken slowly with deliberate movements from the arms like paddling. The Hold The Ball movement aids in maintaining racers' paddler's box. In this exercise, the waist, arms, and torso do the work enabling them to get used to acting as unit before racing. Waist rotation is another exercise to improve efficiency of movement. The waists and the hips are given added power and stability since paddling action is rooted in the lower body. With these exercises, the canoeists' bodies are accustomed to being stable, maintaining balance, and efficient use of power.

Knight and Forster recommend practicing T'ai Chi regularly for those who are thinking of taking kayaking and canoes racing as a sport. This form of cross training also helps enthusiasts to become better riders and fluid paddlers. Regular training and T'ai Chi sessions keep canoeists ready and fit for succeeding kayaking and canoes racing events.

Little Known Facts About Zap Skimboards

  • August 18, 2020


It's a way of spending some of relaxing moment in the cool breeze of high pounding water, where a number of feelings are unveiled altogether. There is fun, there is relaxation and at the top of everything, there is adventure and thrill which forcefully draws people towards it. For those who have very little or no understanding about surfing on water, I would like to mention a very important point here. These water activities are performed with some equipments and a high level of safety and experience is essential in order to carry them out properly. One such equipment is zap skimboards which are nothing but a simple board, generally made of wood. This board is the base on which the surfer carries himself while surfing on the water. Due to this specification, the skimboards need to be of very fine quality and are made in a particular shape, which supports the water to pass aside it. The history of these skimboards is not so long and it dates back to 1983.

A surfer from Florida named as Bob Smetts found this superb tool in his backyard for his personal use. Once he tried it over the water streams, he found it far better than the conventional surfboards. After that, the skimboards started getting popularity amongst the water sports buffs. Today, if we look around you, we may easily find thousands of surfers running on water carrying these boards under their feet. The especially designed surfboards have acquired exceptional recognition and today, they are one of most sought after sport equipments in the entire world. Some of the countries in the world also organize special competitions of such water activities where many surfers take part and show their skills. To meet with their requirements, these zap skimboards are uniquely designed so that they can last longer while performing and can provide the surfer with high level of security and comfort.

Running on water needs great balance and for this, it is suggested to every person heading to purchase this equipment that he verify well before investing in anything. There are quite many options available before someone to purchase these zap skimboards. You may visit your nearby sports equipments seller and ask him to provide you with this equipment. Alternatively, you may browse through internet and make a brief search to find what you desire. Purchasing online is much better as you get a huge range to pick from. Alongside, you get all necessary details about the product you are going to purchase. This is somewhere a tough task while purchasing from a real-world store. And no doubt, the comfort of your home is always there because you need nothing but a computer enabled with an internet connection. Just order what you desire and it will be delivered to you, right at your doorstep.