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How can i determine which material of shoe is most suitable to be worn casually as well as for the gym

I have read this question and am asking which kind of shoes is best for casual wear(the material,the sole etc.) The shoes are to be worn casually and to the gym as well.Tried various shoes like the ...
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Is there a dry-top for the freestyle snorkel?

I own a Finis Freestyle snorkel. Along with it I had bought a snorkel dry top as well; only to, later, discover that it only works with the regular snorkels and not with the freestyle version. Does ...
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Pulsometer for Android 4.1.2 [migrated]

I've see pulsometers that work only with smartphones with Android 4.3. Which pulsometers will work with smartphone with an older Android 4.1.2, via Bluetooth? (Preferably on Samsung S3 mini).
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What is use of old cricket ball?

When umpire change the cricket ball, was the old ball thrown as waste or keep for reuse?
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Shall I oil new longboard bearings?

I've bought new bearings and I am not sure if it is supposed to be oiled before usage :/ When bought my longboard, it was already set up. So I only have experience from cleaning and oiling the old ...
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How many balls are used in a typical World Cup game?

I've noticed that often after a ball goes out a different ball is used. Also I don't know if the same ball will be used for both halves (plus extra time). So how many balls are used during a typical ...
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Are there any rules or guidelines concerning players' boots?

Soccer teams are very strictly color coordinated at the international level (and at most lower levels). The two teams must have matching uniforms distinct from each other, and additionally the two ...
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What are the characteristics of goal posts in football?

How many types of goal posts are there in football, and what materials are used to construct them? What are the dimensions of the goals?
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What is the length of a cricket bail?

What is the length of a cricket Bails? How many types of Bails in cricket? How many length of Bails in cricket?
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How changing tennis balls influence players using serve and volley?

I have heard on several occasions from TV commentators that the tennis balls are now faster, which means that serve and volley, once typical for grass court, is much less common nowadays. I have also ...
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Durable tennis players with strings of monofilament, why?

The Babolat advertising here mentions the durability with players such as Rafael Nadal. According to google, durability means "the ability to withstand wear, pressure, or damage". I am not sure what ...
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Tennis strings with the ulnar claw hand repetition injury?

I am recovering from an Ulnar claw repetition injury, more here: apparently one reason is too tight synthetic narrow strings with extremely dense string pattern 16x19. I am still an amateur. I mostly ...
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Should a roller derby skater receive a penalty for removing their mouthguard on track between jams?

I've received conflicting advice from various Head Referees concerning whether I should give a skater an Equipment Violation penalty for removing their mouthguard in a valid Pre-Jam Position (see ...
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Why do some soccer players wear small shin guards?

I've noticed that Thomas Müller of Germany wears very small shin guards (at least most of the time). If I remember correctly he did the same thing during the last world cup or Euros. I played a bit of ...
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What kind of ball is used in the FIFA World Cup?

What are the specifications, the FIFA World Cup football needs to have? I'm looking for weight, size, flight and possibly more info?
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Material FIFA World Cup Football Goal Posts

In my younger years, when I still played football, I got rid of the dirt underneath my football shoes by smashing them against one of the goal posts. I remember the sound to have a high pitch. What ...
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Is Elmer's rubber cement a viable choice for assembling Table Tennis Racket?

So I'm facing a dilemma, on one end my friend assembled his by looking on amazon for the highest rated water-based glue. On the other end, my other friend uses and recommends Elemer's rubber cement, ...
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US Assault class gear detail in Battlefield 4

I am an airsoft player and would like to reproduce the US Assault class in Battlefield 4 as seen below. For the base layer, I'm assuming any sand balaclava, sand gloves and multicam pants would do. ...
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How many balls on tennis ground?

How many tennis balls does a player have to choose from at a time? I know every 7 games they play with new balls, but I do not know how many balls are in use at the same time.
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Fibreglass/Plain Scuff Sheets - Are They a Good Idea?

I just have two quick questions about scuff sheets. (1) Are they worth having, ie do the give good protection and not hamper the performance of the bat? (2) If I were to get one, is it a good ...
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When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?

When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?
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Does a cracked carbon fiber rib protector lose its effectiveness?

For karting, many drivers wear a carbon-fiber rib protector such as K1 Race Gear Carbon Fiber Racing Rib Vest. Does such a vest lose its effectiveness in protecting your ribs when the carbon fiber ...
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What is the weight difference between ASICS GEL-KAYANO 20 and ASICS GEL-KAYANO 20 LITE-SHOW?

Google all around the web and cant find exact information, it only says the second model is more lightweight, but no precise grams or oz's.
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Is it permissible to wear body protection material or gear under the clothing when keeping wickets in cricket?

Can you wear baseball keepers' protective gear under your clothing in cricket?
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How do I bake my Bauer skates?

I've bought a new pair of Bauer Supreme 170 SR skates. I'd like to bake my skates but I'd want to check the time and temperature needed. Given that the skates didn't come with any instruction or ...
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Could I use a trialthlon swimming wetsuit for diving?

I am a diver, yet I always rent my wetsuits. I have been thinking of making an investment recently, but I haven't gotten around to it, as in Belgium you need some different thicknesses: 7mm (for sure, ...
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Split in Cricket Bat - How Bad Is This?

I am just wondering how much of a different small splits/cracks in the of a cricket bat makes? I shall add a few photos of the cracks. The splits aren't very large, and I was wondering if they need ...
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Oceanic vs. Suunto Dive Watches

I've had my Suunto D4 dive watch for about 6 years now and its served me well. A dive instructor recently spoke quite highly about her oceanic watch (she didnt have it on her at the time). I'm just ...
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Double-hitch longboard

My friend just got a new longboard, and he says it's "double hitched." When I Google double hitched longboard, it comes up with nothing familiar. His longboard turns extremely well, and I'm wondering ...
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Is it allowed to take the LED stumps to home after winning the match?

Is it permitted for a player to take the LED stumps or at least bails to home after winning the match at least in the final? I heard it costs Rs. 25 lakhs.
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How does the LED stumps help in Cricket?

In recent matches I can see that LED stumps are used in twenty twenty world cup. Heard that it is very costly. Why do they use that? Does it help for anything or only for fun?
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What does “TON” indicate on cricket bat?

I have seen "TON" written on lots of cricket bats like these*: (click to zoom) What does it actually indicate? Is it a brand name? or a symbol of approved bat by ICC? or it indicates that a ...
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Hand supports for swimming

I have been swimming for as long as I can remember, but over the past 2 years when I pull myself through the water I have been getting a lot of pain in my hands, it appears just below my knuckles ...
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What are the differences between shoes like the Nike Magistra Obra and Adidas Primeknit FS vs traditional football shoes? [closed]

Apart that the shoes are integrated with socks what else is different? How should you wear them? Will they stink like socks? For details and pictures click this link
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How do I make my rubber less sticky?

I've only been playing table tennis/ping-pong for about ~3 months now at work. Some of these guys are brutal when it comes to spin. While I have gotten a lot better at handling top/bottom spin, I am ...
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How does a skeleton athlete sprint at the top of the track without slipping?

In skeleton, the rider starts running with the sled at the top of the track and belly flops on to the sled. Since this is the case, how does a skeleton athlete sprint at the top of the track ...
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Ski/Snowboard Socks

I am aware that when you are going skiing/snowboarding, it is important to refrain from wearing cotton. Most ski/snowboard socks that I've seen are made from merino wool. I was wondering about other ...
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What are the technical differences between skeleton and luge?

In skeleton, participants run at the start, then dive onto their sled front-first. In luge, participants begin on their sleds, and use their hands to start before lying back-first. It has been ...
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Why don't bobsleigh drivers customise their helmets like racing drivers do?

In motorsport, it is the norm for drivers to customise their crash helmets; mostly to express their personality but sometimes to advertise their sponsors too. Bobsleigh has some similarities with ...
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Does the tension of a tennis racket really affect the game play?

I'm an amateur who has played for a couple of years. In the beginning I bought just a random racket - "for beginners", they say. Then I saw some Big Helmet tournaments and got curious about players ...
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Helmets in alpine skiing vs cycling

I am wondering why the helmets used in different sports disciplines are so different, especially considering professional athletes. Alpine skiing (source) Cycling (source) Of course I understand ...
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Is it true that sports which use motorized equipment cannot participate in Olympics?

I have heard that sports that use motorized equipment cannot participate in the Olympics, such as Formula One. Is it true or just rumor? I am talking about those equipments which are used by players ...
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In baseball leagues outside the US, does the Manager wear a uniform?

I understand the historical reason for managers wearing uniforms in MLB/MiLB (once, the Manager was a player who took on extra duties, yadda yadda yadda), and the fact that this has since been ...
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Semipermeable swimming nose clips

Is there a solution against nose aches after a lot of swimming? maybe nose clips, that only let you breathe out and close when you breathe in?
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Sight adjustments on the Gamo Compact air pistol

I shoot 10 meter air pistol with the Gamo Compact. When adjusting the sights, how much does one click left/right and up/down, respectively, correspond to on the target?
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What medicine ball exercises specifically help soccer players?

What specifically is built up using medicine balls for soccer? What exercises can build up core strength for soccer?
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What kite-surfing equipment should I start with?

To start with, find below some of my characteristics/equipement: 15 years of age 1.92 m / 6.3 ft 65 kg / 150 pounds I'm in, what I consider to be, reasonable physical condition Pretty good with ...
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When should I use a longer tee vs a shorter tee?

I know that different sizes are sold but when should I be using a taller vs. shorter tee. Is there an appropriate time or is it just preference?
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Are shoes mandatory while playing cricket?

Are shoes mandatory while playing cricket? No doubt it will be difficult without shoes but I would like to know whether it is mandatory or not. Any idea? Edit: Hundreds of rules are there in Cricket ...
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What is the frequency of overs to introduce a “new” ball? [duplicate]

In ODI and Test they introduce a new ball in between the course of the match,which favours the seamers. What is frequency of overs in test matches for a new ball to be introduced,because it is a ...