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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 dont 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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Why women wear underwear and bra in athletics in olympics [closed]

I don't think that wearing full pants or covering your body during any sports might effect your game. Even men use to wear enough coverable clothes in all the sports including athletics. But why do ...
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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 ...
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Shoes and shirts after football matches?

What is the destination of the football players' shoes and shirt after each official match? After the matches it is easy to view players exchanges eachother the shirts. Does they use a new shirts ...
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Why do Baseball players cover their bats?

In Baseball, why do the batters waiting to go and bat have some kind of cover on their bat? It's not a full cover, it just seems to be something that goes around the thick part of the bat. It looks ...
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KD7 or Under Armour ClutchFit Drive?

More often than not I'm the shortest player on the floor, and I like defending so I need very good traction and on offense I mostly shoot from mid range. Any suggestions?
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Why might a batter wear a leg brace?

Watching an MLB Gameday live lookin today (7/6, NYM@CIN), I noticed Brayan Pena of the Reds batting with a leg brace. He singled, and removed the brace at first brace? Why might someone do this?
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2014 New Table Tennis ball material rules for ITTF

I was reading on reddit that there's a new ball being used for table tennis. Is this true? Are there new rules in place regarding a new ball? If so what caused the change to of rules?
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is 'B' class impact resistance of safety glasses sufficient for Airsoft?

I have access to various work safety equipment for very reasonable prices. That includes various protective glasses/goggles, face plates etc. These are standarized according to EN166 norm. Obviously, ...
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What kind of winter clothing will allow me to feel hits while still keeping me warm in outdoors arena

Last time I played in winter, I got accused of cheating - likely truthfully but unintentionally. My winter jacket cushioned hits from BBs so much in some cases I didn't feel them at all. The obvious ...
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Can I safely use tracers with precision barrel?

I know precision barrels require high-quality BBs (strict size tolerances). There are "Tracer" BBs that when exposed to bright light (or used with a special "silencer" that flashes bright light at BB ...
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Does tying up a glove help break it in?

My brother decided that in order to help break in his baseball glove, he would put a ball inside and tie the glove closed. Does this actually do anything? (Note: An experiment with this isn't really ...
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What is the destination of the used tennis balls from tournaments?

During the tennis tournaments, every 7 games the balls are changed. What is the destination of those used balls? I think there were a lot of balls every tournaments of that
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Cleaning table tennis rubbers

Just bought a new table tennis paddle. I've bought a new cleaner. I forgot to purchase one of those sponges. Is there any problem with using a plain microfiber cloth to clean my table tennis paddle ...
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Are there standards for the quality of an Ultimate Frisbee game disc?

Frisbees which were used on the beach or pavement have torn up rims. Frisbees which were used to play fetch have teeth marks and little dents in them. Frisbees which were stepped on get bent, and if ...
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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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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 ...