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How to control Speed Wobble?

As most Skateboarding enthusiasts will know, Speed wobble is a very unpredictable and dangerous side effect of bombing down hills and banks... and falling or Slamming from speed wobble is very common ...
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Skills and tennis surface?

How can a tennis player use his skills in his favor on the different surfaces of play? I mean Is a powerful player favourite on grass/hard/clay ? Is a technical player favourite on grass/hard/clay ...
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Reliable test for Snowboard stance?

I did a test where someone pushed me on my back and the first leg that "answered" was the front leg on the board. But after training for a few weeks, I'm still not confortable being "Regular". And I ...
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How to improve my Swimming technique? Help please

I have a problem breathing inside the water, I have difficulty in exhaling (incomplete exhaling) which creates a lot of problem while swimming. If I stop going the swimming pool (say for 1 month), I ...
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Why do bowlers go so near the crease?

Going so near the crease makes no-balls more likely. Disadvantages : A penalty run is given away. Maybe more runs if the batsman can hit it. Maybe more runs in the next penalty ball. In 20-20 format, ...
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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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How to even out skill level for dodgeball between middle school kids (guys and girls)

We help lead a youth group at church which includes kids from grades 6-8 (ages 11-14) I'm trying to figure out a way to make dodgeball fun for everyone. My problem is some of the girls don't like it ...
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Out of breath after swimming 300m

I swim combat side stroke only, and have managed to make my way to around 300m straight. However, it seems like no matter what I do, I can't make it past 300m. Yesterday, I put a float between my ...
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Which sport has closest tackling rules to (BQC) Quidditch?

Our lovely quidditch team needs to get better at tackling if we want to win any games. We thought we might be able to learn a thing or two from players of other sports, only most other sports seem to ...
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How do you create rotation in ice skating?

Skatingaheadofthecurve.com states It is especially important for skaters with competitive ambition to acquire good technique. Most skaters who have not made a sufficient adaptation to Free Skating ...
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How to work out single leg ice skating?

Some people say "wiggle", some "weaving", anyway, it is about skating on just one skate. I saw some videos how it looks like but only one video how to actually learn that move -- pity the video is ...
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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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Breathing issues in swimming

I am learning to swim, but my biggest problem is breathing; not only does my heart rate rise rapidly, but I get out of breath quickly. I have read that proper exhaling plays an important role, but how ...
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Which is better one-handed backhand or two-handed backhand? [closed]

I've tried both backhands but i prefer one-handed backhand because of reach and disguise of dropshots and mobility, I know one-handed backhand is dying art right now because it's hard to master ...
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Visual technique for fielding at point or cover

When fielding at point or cover, should I focus my eyes on the batsman and try to pick the ball up when it enters my visual field as it's been hit; or should I look at the bowler as he runs up and ...
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What causes the imbalance where back points towards the side after serving?

I am analysing the serving here where the player gets angular momentum not towards the field but to the side. where you see back pointing towards the side, bad. In comparison Federer 1m12s gets ...
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Are hockey players faster today than 30 to 50 years ago?

Looking at old films of the hockey greats like the great Gordie Howe or the strong and slick-skating Jean Beliveau, of blessed memory, I swear that these players don't seem as fast as today's ...
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Net forehand with topspin to high balls: how to practise them?

I want to improve my forehand near the net. I hit ball to a wall with a specific target but the rebound is so fast that it is not really equivalent to high ball shots. How do you train forehand near ...
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How does the skate work in backwards, front crossovers?

You are going backwards, with constant crossovers done in front. See here: Hockey Powerskating / Edgework Circuit (by m2hockey). I tried to recreate that move (and I failed), I barely moved backwards. ...
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Same footwork in the volley-returning serve as in the basic volley near the net?

This question originated from the larger question here about returning aggressive serves. So Is the footwork in the volley-returning serve the same as in the basic volley near the net?
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What is the safest technique to return very aggressive serves?

I was recommended to break the earlier question here to parts to make it easier to answer. So What is the safest technique to return very aggressive serves?
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Techniques to return aggressive tennis serves?

I injured my forearm when I tried to return a fast aggressive serve at about 200km/h with basic forehand grip and backswing: the hit can extremely damaging to your ulnar nerve more here (particularly ...
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What do you do to initiate and hold the edge during a carved turn on a snowboard?

I've read many books and many posts on other snowboarding forums, but there is always something new to learn from more experienced riders. I switch to the new edge just as I cross the fall line but ...
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How to brake in rollerblade?

I just began rollerblade, or inline skating. After tried it twice, now I can skate on the pavements in a park nearby (I choose late night to avoid pedestrians). However, I don't know how to brake ...
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How to go straight with kayak in wind?

This summer I rented a double kayak and I find it very difficult to go straight during a windy day. In the attached sketch you can see the situation where I find it most difficult to manage the ...
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What are importance technical differences between a squash forehand and a tennis forehand?

I have played tennis for about 10 years, and am a beginner at squash. What are the key differences between hitting a forehand squash shot and a forehand tennis shot, that I should be aware of as I ...
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Dodgeball: How to throw a ball efficiently?

I am going to teach dodgeball to some children. How to throw a ball efficiently? What you have to pay attention to and what are common mistakes?
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Undocumented Tennis Shots

I referred Tennis shots but didn’t see about looper and short angles. These two shots are helping a beginner like me to win some games. So, what are such gems like shots that are not documented in ...
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alcohol, stability, experience

Last night I went to a local bar and had a few dart matches with my friends. It was an enjoyable night for sure. The first two matches were 701 games, and my performance was just as usual with an ...
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throwing mechanics

I am a newbie in playing darts. When I practised myself, I noticed that even if I stood with my feet parallel to the oche, the movement of my arm was not a straight line going out from my dominant eye ...
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How quickly should a drop back passer release the ball?

The highest rated quarterbacks in football appear to release the ball just seconds after the snap. Sophisticated pass rushing and secondary coverages give the offense few opportunities to advance the ...
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What are the typical / expected results of using too large a surfboard?

I'm having a rough time learning how to surf. I've gone enough times now (20 to 25 times) to notice a consistent point of failure. I've tried laying farther front or farther back, catching the ...
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What technique is most efficient for turning a canoe fast?

I recently got involved in canoe racing and I am curious about the most efficient techniques of turning a canoe around a buoy without losing your forward speed.
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How can I improve my shot?

What is the correct way to shoot a football? Please suggest me some drills for improving my shooting power?
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How does a golfer's follow through affect a golf ball's flight?

Tiger Woods has promoted swinging with a high follow-through and a "fuller finish" to hit a high shot. Here's a video example of Woods hitting a full shot from the fairway. Also, he abbreviates his ...
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Eyes in the contact point during follow-through?

This video (8min53s) mentions that eyes are always at the contact point even during the follow-through, I understand this so that the video generalises the observation to all ball games. I instructed ...
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How to throw ball straight up in tennis's serving?

I observed players of different skills and I noticed that one repeating mistake is in the fact that it is hard to throw the ball straight up, I have the same mistake. When serving with the ball going ...
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How can I have a good jump with snowboard?

Jumping is one of a most difficult action In snowboarding. How can I do it better? I started jumping this winter so I'm a beginner, I don't know where should I press more to jump, my back foot?
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How can I get my body floating on the water while doing the backstroke?

I've been trying this and also have seen many swimmers. They can just easily lie down on the water surface and their body starts floating without any hand and leg movement. I try to keep my body as ...
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How to do whirlpool shot in football (soccer)?

Drama I was the only guy in the defence line in a free kick when opponent placed his ball. The opponent had massive leg muscles and he was far taller than me. He scored a goal I have never seen in ...
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Tennis shots with back towards the opponent?

A shot with back to opponent is difficult and can injure wrist while turning torso towards opponent or hit leg/knee. It can require flexibility in places such as back, shoulder and hands. Luckily, ...
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Spin in Ice Hockey Shots?

Spin is highly important in professional ball games such as tennis, football (soccer) and basketball. In order to shoot with spin in tennis, you need to have enough flexible hands/arms and learn the ...
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Safe volley grip and serving grip in Tennis?

Which is a correct and safe volley grip aka serving grip in Tennis? One where hand is clearly on the handle or the one where some fingers are resting on the handle? Images screenshot from the video ...
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How to do side-crawl efficiently with taking few breathes periodically?

I have been trying this technique from past couple of days but failed to do it properly. Since I am not taking any coaching so just want to make sure that whatever I am doing is not wrong. Here is ...
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How to choose overgrip to a tennis racket?

My tennis couch said that I should test as many overgrips as possible to find a grip which does not get slippery so fast and maintain the condition for a longer period. I tested Gamma overgrip that ...
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How to choose bowling run up and action?

I'm a fast bowler, but What I do is: I'd changed my bowling action many times which results in not getting a good rhythm. So please tell me how to choose the bowling run up and action? My height is ...
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Trouble with bowling

I am a medium fast bowler and was able to bowl with good line and length with some swing but due to gap in playing cricket I am not able to bowl and all of my balls are either going above the head of ...
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Is the elbow in the forehand tennis strike meant to be totally direct or little bit in angle?

I played my first serious match against a player in tennis who strikes over 200km/h. I got a little feeling of pain to my elbow when I passed balls back with a little angle in the elbow. Later I ...
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What are the technical differences between freestyle and butterfly swimming?

Freestyle times (46.91 WR for 100m) tend to be faster than butterfly (49.82 WR for 100m) times. However, the "peak speed" for butterfly is faster than freestyle(1). Would this have to do with an ...
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Swimming with Fins Versus Elite Swimmers

When sprinting with fins, and especially now that I'm trying to press my chest and head down and get my hips up, I can feel a pretty significant amount of drag as my arm recovers. I think this is due ...