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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When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?

When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?
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Is there a noticeable difference in weight between different brands of multifilament strings?

I recently got the strings changed on my Head Gravity Tour. Now it is noticeably more head heavy. To the point where it feels like a sledgehammer instead of its usual scalpel-like precision. It had a ...
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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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Does the inline-skate weight refer to one or both skates?

I'm looking at various inline-skate sites and all refer to weight without specifying whether it is for one skate or for the pair. (e.g. here) So I guess there must be a rule when referring to inline-...
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What cleaning agent is safe to use for ping pong paddles?

I just got a new ping pong paddle, and I want to be able to clean the rubbers without damaging them or affecting their tackiness. On Amazon I see lots of expensive little spray bottles for cleaning ...
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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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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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Powerslide trinity frames: ego vs elite

What is practical (in terms of skating) difference between two Powerslide trinity frames Ego SL and Elite Al casted? According to specs both frames are made of aluminium, Ego is CNC milled and Elite ...
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What is Donic-Schildkröt's “QRC system”?

As I know from official page, With the QRC (Quick Rubber Change) rubbers you can simply stick on the new or higher-class coverings. The unique Schildkröt QRC system is designed to replace and upgrade ...
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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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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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Pool table sizes and minimum play area

I'm looking to install a pool table but I'm not sure if it is possible in the space I have. The area is 8.5' by 17' (2.6m x 5.2m). Would this be enough room to play any sized table without play being ...
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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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Inline wheels wobble

I have been playing inline hockey for 15+ years but only recently made a switch from goalie to skater. I had not skated on a team since I was about 12 years old. I only play recreationally, so not ...
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In Le Mans, what are the 3 lights on the side of the car?

In Le Mans, all cars have 3 lights on the side. The color part is easy: It is the color of the series you are racing in. But sometimes 1 is lit, other times it is 2 or 3. What is the logic of those ...
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Soccer shoe modifications?

I played many sports in my youth, but to my loss almost never soccer. As my kids and wife have recently gotten into it, however, I have started to learn more about it. In every sport I'm aware of the ...
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Is there a rule for when K-Balls are used?

In the NFL, special balls ("K-Balls") are used for kicking plays. These balls are harder and slicker than the balls used during normal play. My understanding is that kickers don't really like using ...
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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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Assymetrical setup in modern F1

Back in the day (60's, 70's and 80's) F1 cars could have assymetrical suspension setups — packers, dumpers, springs, camber, anti-roll bars etc... — which makes sense: in Imola you are mostly turning ...
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Flex letters on my golf iron shaft

My iron shaft has 2 letters S and R on it. As per my understanding S stands for “Stiff” flex and R is for “Regular” flex and only one letter is suppose to represent flex of a shaft. Why does my iron ...
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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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Alternative to punching bag

I'm not entirely sure this question fits here, but here we go. I've started with boxing/kickboxen a bit over a year ago. Now I'm looking for a way to train at home. Especially with a punching bag or ...
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WE Glock 35 TMSS stuck slide

Please refer to the image below. I forgot to put back the black part on the picture after cleaning some internal parts. After pulling the trigger, the slide goes over the back and stays there. How do ...
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What is the “Magic Spray”?

In football, you often see a player gets injured. Then the physio comes and they use a spray often called as "magic spray". Does anyone have any idea what it is? Looking for the actual details.
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When was an open face helmet used for the last time in open-wheel car racing?

As for Formula 1, the last time an open face helmet was used was during the 1974 Swedish GP by Leo Kinnunen, and the last time it's been used during an official F1 weekend was at the 1975 Monaco GP by ...
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If a player loses his footwear while scoring a goal will it be considered a legal goal?

Suppose a player loses his footwear accidentally while playing and then scores a goal without wearing his footwear. Will it be considered a legal goal?
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What is the sock that fierljeppers wear?

Fierljeppers wear a something like a sock on one foot, apparently to help with climbing the pole. What is this called?
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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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What to do if the arrows are too far to the left?

When shooting (recurve, rh) my arrows are far left of the sight. I can't adjust it any further left because it's at the end of the thread for the pin and it's the longest pin I could find. What ...
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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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I want to improve as an older skater- I've started with Penny boards - what is the next stage? [closed]

I've been learning how to skate around the back streets and on my brief commute to work over the past few months. I'm a 45yo 165cm 77kg man. I've been using a penny nickel and a penny 22 that I got ...
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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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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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How do the leading makes of red cricket ball vary in performance?

Cricket balls are manufactured to conform to the specification laid down in Law 5 of the Laws of Cricket. However, there are several different manufacturers of cricket ball, and normally the host ...
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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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Badminton Racket Specifications

I've been playing with numerous badminton rackets: short long large blade long shaft but are there exact badminton racket specifications regarding length and/or weight?
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What are characteristics of shoes needed specifically for table tennis? [closed]

I've been playing at the recreation center more often and see some of the more intense players buying table tennis shoes. Are there any advantages of utilizing table tennis shoes over regular tennis ...
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My ping-pong paddle's rubber came off. How can I prevent this?

I was playing ping-pong the other day. Little did I know at the time, my rubber was slowly coming off with every stroke of my paddle. When I was about to close out the game, I attempted to smash but ...
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Different Quality of Shuttlecock for World Championship/Olympics

Why does the BWF/IOC choos an even higher quality shuttlecock, that may only be used during international events like the World Championship and the Olympics?
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What portion of tension reduction in a racket happens through play?

Basically, I'm curious whether a racket that's sitting idle will lose tension as quickly as one which is being regularly played with. The concrete sport in question is badminton, though I suspect ...
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Cleaning table tennis rubbers

I just bought a new table tennis paddle and I've bought a new cleaner, but I forgot to purchase one of those sponges. Is there any problem with using a plain microfiber cloth to clean my table tennis ...
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Is it legal to have a table tennis blade glued with one smooth rubber side rubber another pimpled rubber?

I know it's illegal to have both rubber sides of the table tennis blade be the same color. Is it illegal to have one side with the smooth part of the rubber, and another with the pimpled (anti-spin) ...
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Why NFL kickers wear different shoes on each foot?

I was watching some American Football, and I noticed that the kicker Blair Walsh wore a white shoe on his right (kicking) foot, and a black shoe on his left. Is there a reason for this? Does it ...
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Approved soccer shoes

How do I know if the soccer shoes in a store are approved by USSF? The location of the lead cleat on the new styles of shoes appears dangerous.
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How to choose your first set of golf clubs as a beginner?

I have been looking everywhere for used sets and beginner kits, particularly for splashing on a sport I don't know really how to play yet! I will probably be chastised for being so cheap but I am ...
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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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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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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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Why do table tennis players inspect each other's rackets?

I was reading up on some table tennis rules, and there seems to be a lot of regulations regarding the racket/paddle/bat. One of the regulations is that the players inspect each other's rackets before ...
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Table tennis rubber not showing brand or model

Is it legal to use a rubber cut in a way that it doesn't show the brand or any other information?

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