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Questions about the preservation and maintenance (care, assembly, disassembly, improvements, etc.) of sports items (equipment, collectibles, etc.).

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What are the benefits of a golf club fitting?

I am looking for a set of new golf clubs and get them fitted to me. I am looking at the TaylorMade Burner Plus iron set, with a steel, stiff-flexed shaft (my driver swing speed averages 115 mph and ...
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My hop-up makes BBs turn to the side. How can I fix it?

I've noticed the hop-up of my AEG AK47 Beta twists my BBs sideways. The accuracy at short range (10m) is quite good but at 30+ meters the aim is a good meter off the mark to the right and only ...
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Longboard wheel help

I just ordered my first longboard and was just wondering if I can put these wheels on these trucks and if you know how to do it that would be very helpful too, thanks! ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to lengthen a tennis racket?

I want to try the longest possible tennis racket meaning 29 inches long, USTA rules. I use Babolat Pure Drive (68.5cm long) but I want to get it 5.2cm longer to be able to hit as high as possible in ...
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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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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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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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What are the ingredients in environmentally friendly ski/snowboard wax?

I've recently been interested in learning about the different types of waxes for skis and snowboards, and after reading about the damage that has been done by fluorocarbon wax (and others), I'm ...
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Is baking the skates equivalent of quicker breaking them in?

Will baking give me something that (after some time) breaking in will give me as well? Or will it be completely "new quality" not reachable by simply skating (even for long period)? If the latter, is ...
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Colt 1911 Airsoft Gun Leaking Gas

Gun: Colt 1911 Cybergun 100th anniversary My 1911 is leaking gas either from its magazine or its own valve. I only have one Magazine so cant check if its a mag issue. Description of Problem: When ...
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How bad is washing a wetsuit in a washing machine?

Is it so bad if I wash my 5 mm wetsuit in a washing machine? I perfectly know that it's not good. What I'd really like to know is: will it reduce my wetsuit life expectation from 10 years to 5 years ...
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What factors should I consider toward keeping sports cards in mint condition?

I once collected sports cards. My means to store sports cards were to slip the card into a soft-sleeve cover, whether in a binder or a plastic bin made for card collecting. For "more valuable" cards ...
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How should baseball card commons be stored?

Generally when you buy a large number of baseball cards you're going to get a ton of common and uncommon cards. Obviously you want rare or special cards to be kept separate and be well maintained, but ...
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Sharpening Grooves

Is there a DIY method to sharpening the grooves of your wedges? Up until now, my method has been to buy new wedges every other year. This gets expensive and frustrating. Especially with the new groove ...
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How to maintain sport gears made of leather? Oil them not to get holes? Repairs?

I have a lot of sport gears where some of the material is leather. Over time, the leather become easily broken. There must be some oil or something to protect the leather cover. How can I oil/protect ...