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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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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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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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? [closed]

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?
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What are those tripod-like things on the Olympic archers' bows? And what is their function?

As seen on the bow in the photo of Ki Bo-bae: (I did try searching first, but couldn't find it.)
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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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Why the divers use a small towel?

During Rio 2016 Olympic diving events it is easy to observe the athletes prepare with a wet small towel both before and after the dive. After the dive this towel is promptly launched into the pool. ...
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Why is the water in the pool at Rio 2016 green?

During the first few games of diving I had not noticed this color, but on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 the water of the Olympic diving pool in Rio 2016 was green. What would be the reason for this color? ...
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Should you always wear socks with roller skates/blades?

This does not relate to rental equipment. I have inline skates, because I noticed I was getting better and better at skating and wanted something I know would be comfortable and fitting. I notice ...
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Are the gender differences in Olympic uniforms simply a style choice? Whose choice?

There are a number of sports in the Olympics where men and women do similar things in very different outfits: from http://olympic.ca/sports/artistic/ from http://olympic.ca/sports/beach-volleyball/ ...
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Usage of unusual characters in sports shirts

Many languages make use of characters outside the standard English A-Z set, and these characters often make it into family names, e.g., Özil, Fàbregas, Čech, Szczęsny, and so forth. Surprisingly (to ...
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Player's name on uniform: when and why did it start?

Which competition (or team, if relevant) was the first to print each player's name on the uniform? Was there a specific reason given to do so? Both questions are independent of specific sports. The ...
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What do the referees check when controlling the shoes of football players?

I am currently watching the UEFA EURO 2016 matches and I saw the referees checking the shoes of the players. What are they looking for?
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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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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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Dry Suit Shorts: Do they exist?

Is it possible to purchase dry shorts/bottoms that keep the water out in a similar way that a dry suit does? Thank you!
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Webbed gloves for spearfishing or snorkling will give me more speed? [closed]

I like to have more speed when swimming as I feel this is safer due to being able to escape dangerous situations. Would webbed gloves provide this in a spear fishing or snorkeling environment?
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What is the shield-like gear the umpires are wearing at the IPL?

The umpires in this(2016) IPL are wearing a shield like gear on their hands. What is it called? I have read from a couple of articles that it is for deflecting the ball, thus protecting themselves. ...
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Golf Glove Rules

Is it legal to wear a golf glove that has some of the "fingers" missing (cut off)? The idea for doing this comes from reading Hogan's book "Five Lessons". Hogan talks about the muscles that are ...
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Why are woodbats preferred to train with over aluminum bats?

Let me start this off by saying that I have played baseball my whole life, and actually played in college (not for a club team.. the actual team) and I can't think of why this method of training is ...
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How long should a medal ribbon be?

I made some custom medals for some friends, who are running a race soon. But I have doubts about how long I should make the ribbon. Too short and it will be like a necklace, too long and it will go ...
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Is there a regulation about the shape of the posts of a football goal?

I mostly saw posts of football goals with a circular bases, but sometimes I saw posts (and crossbars) with very square basis. | Is there a regulation about it? It seems to me that the poles with ...
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What material are professional football nets made from?

What material are English Premier League football nets made from? I'm doing some research and am keen to know and better still, who makes nets.
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Potential damage to boot studs

I recently purchased new football boots, ACE 16.3 Men's Firm Ground, and I want to test them about at a nearby pitch. The fastest (non-automobile) route to the pitch is a 12-minute walk along a ...
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When do teams wear their away jerseys at international level?

When will teams wear their away jerseys during the Euro Championships? Will France always wear their home jersey during the tournament? For commercial purposes will all teams not want to play a ...
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Are LED stumps allowed by the Laws of Cricket?

Cricket's Law 8.1 states Two sets of wickets shall be pitched opposite and parallel to each other at a distance of 22 yards/20.12 m between the centres of the two middle stumps. Each set shall ...
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What happens if a player loses a shoe during a football match?

Sometimes it happens that a football player loses the shoe during the match. Does he have to stop playing or he can continue to play assuming the risk of injury? Also, is it possible to score a goal ...

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