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Reason behind curved hockey stick?

What is the reason behind curved hockey sticks? I would like to know about it's history, reason of curve, benefits and science. Thanks in advance.
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Protection of back protectors while skiing and boarding

After seeing the news about a recent skiing accident in Germany (Two people collided with each other and afterwards with a snow cannon, both dead) I was wondering how much extra protection a back ...
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How to choose a backboard for a garden basketball court?

My friend and I are building our own garden basketball court. We also want to make it into a small squash court. The problem we are having is wether we should buy a standalone basketball stand or a ...
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Why is Tom Brady's helmet different?

The form of Tom Brady's helmet seems to be different than most players, even from his own team. His helmet have a somewhat old-fashioned look. Is there a known reason for this?
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Ski Length For jumping

I am wanting to get into riding the terrain park, and I was wondering what skis lengths are best for hitting jumps. I've already looked into what the pros and cons for long skis are for normal ...
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How tightly should new snowboard boots fit?

I recently bought my first pair of snowboard boots. They are Ride Riot snowboard boots, and I am not sure if I should take them back or not. I should probably mention that I have not yet worn them on ...
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benefits of a blade vs. mallet putter

What are the main differences between a blade vs. mallet putters?
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How to change cross country ski bindings

I bought used cross country skis that have SNS Pilot bindings on them, and I also bought NNN boots. What equipment do I need to swap the SNS bindings for NNN bindings? And how do I do it? I've ...
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How can I choose a type of golf ball to play with?

Personally, I order Titleist Pro V1s and V1xs from eBay. They are great golf balls, in my opinion, without the cost of buying them out-of-the-box (MSRP: $62 USD). I'm not an expert golfer, but I have ...
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What type of gas(if it is not air) is a soccer ball (football) filled with?

In any Fifa world cup or UEFA/Barclays premier league professional soccer match, what type of air a soccer ball filled with. Are there any regulation on type of air filled in a soccer ball ?
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Are the Yonex and Victor feathered shuttlecocks comparable? [closed]

The Yonex: AC TR AS 10 AS 20 AS 30 AS 40 AS 50 and Victor Pro Court Queen Special Maxima Service Champion Master ACE
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Second-hand alpine skiing equipment

I'm a beginner skier and I want to buy a complete second hand equipment. Could you please tell me what to look for when choosing such an equipment to be sure that I get a still usable one?
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I want to improve as an older skater- I've started with Penny boards - what is the next stage?

I've been learning how to skate around the back streets and on my brief commute to work over the past few months. I'm a 45yo 165cm 77kg man. I've been using a penny nickel and a penny 22 that I got ...
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What racquet is most similar to TT Warrior?

Unfortunately the great Prince Tripple Threat Warrior tennis racquet was discontinued in 2009, with no clear replacement. What tennis racquets available now on the market would be most similar in ...
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Why do runners wear helmets?

Why do they have to wear knee pads for that matter? I watched so many matches and I always wondered why the bye runners ever have to wear a helmet?
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Battlefield 4 support class

How would I recreate the U.S. support's gear in battlefield 4 in real life to use for airsoft?
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Are Major League Baseball players allowed to wear nonstandard hats in the dugout?

On Sept 30th, the Blue Jays clinched the divisional title in the first game of a double-header. There were many shots, in the last few minutes of the first game, of players in the dugout waiting to ...
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Approved soccer shoes

How do I know if the soccer shoes in a store are approved by USSF? The location of the lead cleat on the new styles of shoes appears dangerous.
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What is this piece of training equipment called?

What is this fake player cutout thing called? It appears to be mesh. It looks like it's used simply as a visual point-of-reference for certain drills. You can see it being used in this video.
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Swimming long distances self sufficient

I intend to swim long distances, over 5 km, in open waters. I won't do it in shark infested water or anything alike, but there are still a lot of dangers, like jellyfishes. I also want to do it self ...
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Indoor/Outdoor Rock Climbing Shoes

I am looking at getting some shoes to start rock climbing, and I had a few questions about the shoes. I currently rent shoes, and use an indoor climbing wall, but I have a lot of friends that like to ...
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Hearing music while swimming: waterproof mp3 player vs other solutions

I would like to be able to hear music while swimming in both a private swimming pool and a public swimming bath. As of now I only see two possibilities Buy a waterproof mp3 player with waterproof ...
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How can I fix my basketball valve that has fallen into the ball?

I was attempting to pump my basketball yesterday with a pumping needle and a wrong sort of pump. Half way I noticed the valve went inwards. Trying to use the needle to pull it back, it fell into the ...
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Baseball Glove Has A Ridge In It

I got this new glove, but while I was watching some videos of youtube of gloves, all the gloves don't have a ridge down the middle of the glove.(Around where the part where you close it is.) I was ...
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Why have some MLB managers stopped wearing uniforms?

I believe that for many years, MLB managers would always wear the same uniform as their players during games. However, I've been watching more games on TV this year, and it seems that many managers ...
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Which kind of bow fits my needs

I'm an archery beginner and I'm a bit overstrained by the massive supply of different bows. I'm 1,94m tall, want to use "intuitive shooting" (I hope this is the right term) and intermediated sporty. ...
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Is there any difference between badminton and squash shoes?

I'm asking because I didn't find any answer on the Internet, even on the sites dedicated to these sports.
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What is this piece of archery equipment for?

An inexpensive (Barnett Sportflight) archery set I bought includes this little piece, about 1.5 inches long. Can anybody tell me what it is for?
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it is required to add an overgrip on a Fischer sorb tack

Recently, I have bought a Fischer racket ( it doesn't matter which type ). It has a very nice sorb tack ( like a grip ), very firm, really nice to be touch. I was wondering if it is necessary to buy ...
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Yonex Mavis 350, 370 and 2000 plastic shuttlecocks, main differences?

As in Title and: Every type has nylon in two colours: white and yellow, what is the purpose of this? It says that Mavis 2000 series have the closest resemblance to feathers, but which type to which ...
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Does Spalding have different versions of TF-1000? If so, what are the differences?

I have been looking for a replacement basketball, and thought of getting the new Euroleague ball, which Euroleague sells from its official store for 80€. What's interesting is that this ball has ...
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Racket of Hu Yun

Hu Yun Lately Hu Yun has gotten my attention with his performance in the below mentioned tournaments. He plays with a white Yonex racket. Does anybody know the type of racket he plays with? ...
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What are golf cups made of?

I have two young nieces who like to play with the putting green equipment in their back yard. I want to make sure that they're not handling anything nasty, and in particular I want to ensure that the ...
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Inline skating Strides

How does stride change between inline small wheel fitness skates to larger wheel soft boot skates? I have skated, cross , country ski, down hill ski most my life, I have upgraded my inline fitness ...
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Why Cricket Uniform has full pants, even though player need to run?

Why do Cricket Uniforms have full pants, even though players need to run? Football players wear shorts presumably to help them run more easily.
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Do Hockey Players Use Pine Tar or Another Tacky Substance?

I have a background playing baseball, and pine tar is used all the time along with variations of tape to get a grip on the bat. I was at a Colorado Avalanche game and wondered if the players use pine ...
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What sports court is this, with a white circle inside a white square and 3-4 diagonal colored lines?

I saw this sports court the other day (at least I'm assuming it's not an alien landing site), and I can't figure out the rules for the game. I have no idea where I would even start looking. Below are ...
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How should I store my boa-closure snowboard boots?

I have a pair of dual-boa snowboard boots (K2 Maysis). I was not able to find any recommendations for how to store the boots - regarding the boa system. Should the boa lacing system be stored ...
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Got new ice skates and instantly got much worse. Why/what should I do next?

I recently replaced a pair of very old, used figure skates with some inexpensive Bauer hockey skates because I heard those were better and I had the opportunity to go out on a skating "ribbon" while ...
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Why are tennis balls not airtight?

I know tennis balls go flat (even if all they do is sit there) because the interior of the ball is actually pressurized above normal atmospheric pressure, and over time some of the air leaks out. The ...
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Use a T-bar as a snowboarder without pain

Disclaimer: I originally posted this question on Lifehacks, but it unfortunately belongs on here. Since both sites are in beta I will leave the original question online. I'd describe myself as a ...
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How can I wire a crane stock battery to a PEQ box?

A while ago, I got a crane stock battery for the G&G GR15. Of course, as things happen, I ended up getting a different gun (the ICS CXP-UK1). Since the CXP is wired to the front, is there a PEQ ...
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Stand Up Paddle Surfing Wetsuit

I'm looking to start Stand Up Paddle Surfing on the Great Lakes in the US and would like to be comfortable and extend the season a little by getting a wetsuit. Are there certain types of suits that ...
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Brannock Device US Size to Nike/Adidas Football Boot US Size [closed]

If I measured as a US size 7 on the Brannock Device, which US size should I pick in an Adidas boot or a Nike boot?
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Can expected drive distance (for an novice) be derived from disc statistics?

Innova published this chart that shows driver distance is roughly a function of the speed metric in perfect conditions. I own a Cheetah disc (speed 6) but my best throws never come close to the ...
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What other materials besides plastic can be used to produce PDGA discs?

I know that the majority of companies use various blends of plastic, and Vibram is the only one who uses rubber (as far as I'm aware). Is there anything in writing from the PDGA that prohibits certain ...
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Snowboarding equipment for heavier individuals

I'm 6'2", 250 pounds. Are there any considerations to have in mind when choosing equipment since I am heavy?
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How can one estimate distance covered while spot-swimming?

I’ve been finding it difficult to track my progress while swimming with a swimming cord. Is there a swim watch or tracker that can provide an estimate of the distance covered while training like this? ...
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How does the Sidearm™ cricket ball thrower work?

I have seen the videos where Graham Gooch is able to do easy throwdowns for batting practice - fast deliveries, slower ones, off-spinners, leg-spinners. Can you tell me how and when the ball is ...
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Are Table Tennis Bats Supposed to Be Pimpled or Even?

I searched prior to posting this question and I found this one Red and black side of table tennis raquet that didn't quite answer my question. I want to buy a cheap pair of bats and I saw these ones ...