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Questions tagged [equipment]

Questions about the equipment used for a particular sport. This tag should always be combined with a tag for the specific sport in question.

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Cleaning up tennis ball as simple as possible

Just brought some tennis balls (some normal, some beach) and play until dirty. So, how do I get it clean up with the least damage done to the tennis balls? (Had done some research online and it was ...
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How is spike speed measured in volleyball?

I've been eyeballing a volleyball match right now (apparently, it's world championships :), and have noticed that they show "spike speed" for spike replays. How is that speed measured? Is the ball ...
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Name of a “gym object”

I've seen a video, there were girls using a gym object that was like a ladder in a "ring form", like two big rings connected by pegs. What is the name of this object? Thank you all
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What is the best basketball ball material to use in concrete/cement court?

I've been reading about the materials of basketball but since there's different types of outdoor courts I decided to ask because I want to use it on a court like this: Example court So, as you can ...
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Cricket bat crack effect

I brought a cricket bat last month. I had a couple of sessions in nets and it started cracking along the grain at the shoulder of the bat. Is it normal or do I need to repair it?
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Why aren't oldschool skateboard tricks seen much today with modern skateboards?

Why are skateboard tricks like those seen in this video (starting at 13:30) not seen much anymore, at least not with modern boards? The kinds of tricks I'm referring to are handstands, hand flips ...
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Are blisters first time wearing soccer cleats normal, or does it mean bad shoes?

I played soccer last saturday for the first time in a loooong time. We played for two hours. The day after, I couldn't walk because of my legs .... but my feet were fine. I played in regular sneakers. ...
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How do I pick the right football size for my children?

I am about to buy a new football, to play on grass with my children. They are not very advanced, but we play regularly and my older child is nearly 150cm tall. How can I decide which size to get for ...
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What's the average weight of a professional's Cue stick?

As I have observed my Cue action is better with a heavier stick but I kind of feel good with a relatively lighter one. What's the average weight of a professional's Cue stick as I'm in early stages ...
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Are roundish cracks on a cricket bat a serious issue?

I brought a new cricket bat and took it to nets for knocking in, but the bat acquired a number of roundish cracks as shown in the picture. Is this a serious issue I should I worry about it or it is ...
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Cleaning Oil/Grease on Felt Pool Table

I recently bought a used felt top pool table from someone that had it in their workshop. They had started using it more like a table, so it got rather dirty with general debris, but also oil and ...
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In snowboard/ski cross, how are jerseys determined in the rounds?

The first one is depending on the qualification times. That I know, but for the rounds after does it still depends on the qualifing time or is it determined by the position in the last round?
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Are all sizes of paint ball compatible with all paintball guns?

I am going to buy different sizes of paint balls for different paintball guns. Can I use any size ball in any gun? Should I be concerned with the compatibility of each ball and gun?
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Why do skiers use poles in slalom and downhill?

I'm watching the Olympics. The skiers in the "classic" events like giant slalom or the downhill carry poles. But they never seem to use them for anything. I don't see the poles touch the ground unless ...
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Why do curlers have a stopwatch?

Watching curling, I often see the sweeper seem to start a stopwatch before starting to sweep. I doesn't seem to make sense that you need a stopwatch in curling. There's no difference whether the ...
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What are rifle specifications in Biathlon?

I'm watching the Olympics Biathlon right now, and wonder what is that rifle? For sure, it must be a custom made rifle only for biathlon, but what are the specifications? Is it a true bullet, or some ...
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What is the science behind reverse swing?

How do bowlers actually get the ball to reverse? What conditions do they need to get the ball to swing and what are some of the tactics used to get the ball to swing?
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Is there a weight limit on darts, and what weight do professionals use, relative to such a limit?

Since we bought a dart game in our office I am trying to improve my game. Currently I use some low quality common darts, which where delivered with the game. When browsing Amazon or other vendors I ...
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Is there any industry using NRTK technology for measuring distance to the hole?

We're investigating a new idea: 'Distance measuring instrument for golf using network real-time kinematic (NRTK) for high-accuracy'. Does anyone knows if there is any industry using this technology ...
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The effect of various rubbers on table tennis ball

How does different rubbers effect the table tennis ball? What is the purpose of pimpled rubber,or bouncy rubber, or tacky rubber? How does thickness of rubber come into play?
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Is this bat with shiny substance consistent with pine tar legal?

According to the MLB Rules, 3.02(c): The bat handle, for not more than 18 inches from its end, may be covered or treated with any material or substance to improve the grip. Any such material or ...
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Approximately how much does a catcher's gear weigh?

About how much does all the gear that a (professional) baseball catcher wears weigh? I know some are made of light-weight material but I'd still like to know about how much it all weighs.
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Gloves weight for muay thai/boxing training

I am starting to train for muay thai / boxing, and I would like to know if there is any weight restriction for gloves.
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Can these shoes be used to play football (soccer) on a regular basis (on a hard surface)

I have recently ordered a new pair of soccer boots (Nemeziz) and I was wondering if they are actually meant for soccer (on a hard surface like tarmac). They look more like casual boots. Also, these ...
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Is Sher-Wood T90 considered a pro stock hockey stick?

Is Sher-Wood T90 considered a pro stock hockey stick? Do some NHL players use it?
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Why did baseball players start wearing gloves but cricket players not?

From this article The Last American Baseball-Glove Maker Refuses to Die In the early days of baseball, it was considered unmanly to use a glove. Broken bones were common. The first mass-produced ...
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What is the sports bra looking thing soccer players wear?

I've seen many male soccer players - specially famous players who play for well known teams - wear a piece of clothing that looks like a sports bra. They're usually worn during practice, and a few ...
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Why the pitcher (in baseball) doesn't wear a helmet?

I am quite surprised, why the pitcher in baseball doesn't wear a helmet? To express better, here are many heavy examples : 1st 2nd Doesnt such incident happen often? Wont the helmet protect him? (...
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How to select running shoes for performance?

For the running shoe illiterate, there are so many different varieties of running shoes and so many different brand choices that it becomes overwhelming when looking for the right fit. Even reading ...
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What is this training device used by Vasyl Lomachenko called?

Video from a Vasyl Lomachenko twitter account. What is the name of this device or similar type of device?
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Is there a significant difference between a 16x18 and a 16x19 tennis racket string pattern on performance?

A difference of one string, yet the 16x19 seems significantly more popular than the 16x18. Is there a significant difference between these rackets performance-wise?
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On a proper skateboard, what is the proper level of freedom for the wheels to spin?

I've just started my skateboarding story, and bought my first board online. It was not the cheapest one, but nothing fancy, because I don't feel like I need anything pricey to start. It was a nice ...
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Dealing with excessive sweat in the hands while playing squash

I started playing squash again after several years of hiatus. It is great fun but one thing that really bothers me is that my old and faithful racket slips in my hand during some occasions. This is ...
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Difference in injury rates between girls' and boys' lacrosse?

At the middle and high school level, are there differences in rates and severity of injury, between girls' and boys' lacrosse? If there is a difference, what would explain it, in terms of actual play?...
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Why do many sports teams seem to wear white jerseys when they play a home game?

Why do sports teams like baseball, football, and basketball wear white uniforms when they play a home game?
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Position of holes on a floorball ball?

I'm not a floorball player, I'm a mathematician. I got recently curious about the floorball ball: it's got 26 holes, which is an unusual number, and I wondered how they are placed on the ball. It ...
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How can I prevent football/soccer net theft?

I work at a primary school and the soccer nets have been stolen. The goal frames are still there, but the nets are gone. Is there a way to replace them so that they won't be stolen again? I thought ...
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Can the shot speed of an airsoft sniper rifle be reduced without cutting the spring?

I am getting a sniper for airsoft, but my shot speed limit is 350 fps. Could I buy a sniper shooting at 450 fps and lower it to around 350 fps? If so, how could I do that without cutting the spring?
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What do the numbers on Mavis (Yonex) Badminton cocks mean?

I have seen sports shops selling Yonex Badminton cocks in boxes titled "Mavis 350", "Mavis 500" or "Mavis 10". Do these numbers mean anything in particular, or is it just that the Brands can't get ...
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What length of skis for slalom?

I'm a good skier, giant slalom is easy for me, but I want to do better in slalom. My height is 170cm and my skis are 165cm. I've noticed that guys who train in slalom, and are at least 20cm taller ...
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What else can I do to my tennis racket to keep the ball in the court?

I like to swing fast and hard....very hard. I get my stress out. But even with a head light tennis racket, on which I've weighted the handle, and top spin, my hits go too far. I once borrowed a ...
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Stick flex in ice hockey

I am 5 feet 6 inches tall and only weigh around 111 pounds, currently I use a Nexus 1N with 77 flex, I wouldn't say I struggle to flex it, it's just hard to flex it while in motion. Should I be in and ...
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Airsoft UZI gas mag not working. Is this piece supposed to be removed?

I have a gas-powered Airsoft UZI. It does not fire. I noticed the pin on the valve to release the gas (which the trigger should be depressing in order to fire the gun) does not budge. On my other guns ...
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Would a “driving hybrid” be an adequate replacement to a fairway wood?

I've finally taken the time to upgrade my golf clubs. I ordered a matching 9.5° RBZ driver with a 19° 3-hybrid with stiff shafts. I already have a 3-iron (and 4-PW) and three wedges (50°, 54°, and 58°)...
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Alternative to table tennis glue?

The rubber of my table tennis bat is starting to peel off one "corner". Are there any household products I can use to stick it back that will not damage the rubber too much?
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Mouthguards with bad teeth

I'm 15 years old and require a new mouthguard for the Hockey season, the only problem is I haven't been able to find anything to help with my problematic tooth (don't know the medical term). Just ...
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Do the type of cleats matter? [closed]

So, I've been playing soccer for a while now and when I play with flat soccer cleats (the one you wear when you play indoor soccer on cement or wooden floor) on a soccer field with grass, I don't play ...
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Prevent goggles from fogging

I play squash and sweat a lot. I wear protective goggles. The fogging is very inconvenient, and impairs significantly my vision by the 3rd game usually. Is there any tip/recommendation to minimize ...
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Do NBA players earn from their jersey sales?

Besides from their signature shoes, player jerseys are some of the most popular merchandise bought by fans. My question is, do players earn from the sales of replicas of their jerseys?
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What features should I look for in prescription eyewear for playing volleyball?

What features should I look for in prescription eyewear for playing volleyball? What type of store could I find it at?