Have you heard of Parkour? It is one of my favorite sports to do in my free time look at the vid (Not me but I can do most of it)
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Our cable company is terrible. We've tried getting satellite (directv) but there is a big tree in the way and we rent so we can't do anything about that. You can get good quality versions of all of the actual shows that we watch online somewhere (directly from the network's website, hulu, etc). And watching them that way gives you all of the convenience of having a DVR - watch whenever, rewind, fast forward, pause, etc. Also, our TV has a PC input (which we use frequently). So I was thinking of getting a cheap computer to leave hooked up to the TV and set it up to easily navigate through shows. That way we could get rid of our EXPENSIVE and CRAPPY cable. The only problem is sports. I couldn't care less about them but I live with my boyfriend, who loves hockey. Hockey is the hardest sport to watch with low resolution (the puck is tiny! I can't find it in HD sometimes). It's also never shown on the local channels (so no option of the cheapy cable or using some kind of antenna). NHL.com has a subscription you can get to watch online but it won't show you games if it's available on your local cable. So basically - does anyone know of a good place online to watch live (preferably free and good quality) sports? Hockey is the most important but also football/baseball/basketball. Any help would be appreciated!
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I hate sports on TV. In math class today, we were talking about how some major league baseball player who gets paid at least 1 Million dollars per year has a batting average of .235, which is pretty lame. Why the heck do people pay tickets or watch TV just to see average people play baseball or basketball or any sport actually? In that case, why don't people pay to watch kids play basketball in the gym or to watch adults play softball in their free time? It's the same thing, the only thing that the people who play sports in their spare time don't have is a huge corporation backing them up and putting their faces on TV. Secondly, it gets in the way of programs I want to watch. I turn on the TV at the advertised time to watch Family Guy, which was at 7:00, and instead I get to watch a baseball game with sub-par action. I don't really care about who won what game, and I don't see how this is any different from sports games that adults play out of their spare time. To make it worse, kids at school just talk and talk and talk about the sports games. Shut the hell up people! I don't care about the games, I don't care who won, I don't care about that pass or slam dunk, stop wasting my time. Boycott sports. Don't buy tickets, don't watch games, and DON'T BUY ANY TEAM JERSEYS THAT STORES HAPPEN TO SELL!
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Hey guys, I was on xbox live the other day and I saw an avatar of an xbox controller in an NBA style logo. It's where the center image is totally white, and there's a blue background on the left, and red background on the right. Then I thought to myself, "It would be awesome to have robot there in the middle.", so I did some paint editing, and came up with some different variations. Let me know what you guys think, because when I get some decent transfer paper, I might make one into a t-shirt. You guys edit them to your liking. I could have done a bit better, but didn't get very far in paint, and I'm not very coordinated in gimp. So if you guys make other variations, I'd love to see them, post a pic! Hope you guys like them!, Gunk on Floor
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Hi I am Hassaan Khan, sports blogger and content writer. I want to join instructables sports writers team. I have expertise in other writing fields as well. Contact on email to get time on skype! Hassaan Ali khan email@example.com
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Hi hi, i have an old pair of cyclist's leg warmers. they have lost some of their elastic action, and they fall down almost straight away. I went and bought some new elastic to sew onto them, but also wanted to stick some gripper stuff on the inside. The gripper stuff is found on most knicks and cycle shorts now; it's some sort of silicone or rubber that grips to your leg. I don't know what exactly it is, so didn't want to go out to the hardware store and just buy some tube of silicone, only to find out it irritates the hell out of my skin or just doesn't do the job. I tried a (big) sewing supplies store, but they had no idea what it could be. Can anyone help? I'm in Australia. I saw that in the states you can buy elastic with the gripper already on it, which is a bit of a pain. The gripper stuff is used by skiers and canoeists too... Cheers, Ben
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I saw this video of a Japanese game show where players try to play a game of soccer with binoculars strapped to their heads: It made me think: what other kinds of games could you have, where your own perceptions were the challenge? Fisheye lenses over each eye? Periscopes? Let's hear some ideas; maybe we can come up with some cool, brand-new Instructable ideas.
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Looking for someone who can make a agility/reaction timer or make the plans for it so it can get to work. Found on YT (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=820YiXvPF9I (after minute 10') Great for sports like badminton. One controler that choose the direction left/right and times the reaction-time. Timing is optional for me.... Found it also in Japan on internet www.onigoe.net But making one with flashing light with adjustable timing. Random left/right. Anyone?
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I have an idea for a new sport. If you combine golf with archery, you'd get Golfery! The concept is simple with only some minor modifications. Arrowheads now have a golf ball or ping-pong ball for a head. To get a hole in one, the player must hit the flagpole in the pocket. There are (3) 1 foot wide rings concentrically spaced around the flagpole. Inner ring = 1 stroke, middle = 2 strokes, outer = 3 strokes. If the arrow lands outside of the outer ring, the player must pick up the arrow and gently toss it underhand towards the pocket. Other than that, the standard rules of golf are followed. I don't have the equipment to test out my ideas. If someone here would try it out and PM me with the results and any suggestions that would be great.
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Listening to Silvio Rivier, the host of Global Village, there was a section on Hydrofoil Surfing. I turned to the television, interested by this large word, to see this guy surfing a foot above the water! It seems that instead of floating along the water like a normal surfboard this board actually would be below the water while you stand on it. A jet ski pulls the surfer up to speed, bringing him up to the top of the water, but that's not it, there's a fin that leads down a foot and a half or so below the board, and attached to the end of that is a special shaped piece of metal called a hydrofoil that collects the water as it comes up from the bottom of the sea and goes over as a wave. The surfer then keeps going upwards, until the "foil" is about 4 inches under the water. Therefore the surfer can balance above the water, with very little resistance & going very fast. It's technically possible that this could be used for surfing not just close to land, but hundreds of miles out, so the person can surf for as long as their legs hold out, because they can surf in rougher water. Does any body think they could build one of these? Balancing on one is supposed to be like using a uni-cycle, & I'm having trouble surfing normally so even if I did build this I probably couldn't ride it. This goes out to Laird Hamilton, the creator of this funky board, & I'm looking forward to an Instructable. Cheers everybody, ~K P.S. The links aren't working so I'll add them as soon as possible. Neither is the video button, sorry about that, I'll have to add a picture instead.
Topic by Kryptonite | last reply
Does or has anyone here played sports? Which sport did you play? Were you pro? I'm currently trying out for my football team at school, so if I make it, my Instructables usage will decrease sharply. Thank goodness it ends in November. Well, now it's your turn.
Topic by Bran | last reply
PopSci is doing a roadshow called The Future of Sports Tour. You can learn about how science and technology are affecting the way we play and train. Golf, tennis, hockey, baseball and other sports keep evolving with the times and this is a way to see that in person. If you're in the SF bay area, New York, or Miami you can go and check it out.PopSci has also been nice enough to give us a bit of floorspace to show off three DIY games: Ladder Golf, Kubb, and Pringles Golf. You can see the games in person and see some footage of us playing them as well.If you're near any of these it should be worth the trip. And if not you can always make a set of your own and play at home!Dates:San Francisco (Great Mall) - July 18+19New York (Smith Haven Mall) - July 26+27Miami (Miami International) - August 2+3 Future of Sports Tour
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
In the sport of fencing, like many other sports, speed and reaction are very important to us. There are currently no training devices out there that we use to measure speed and reaction in our sport. There are two devices we'd love to have and use, but none of us are technologically educated to know how to build any of these, and hopefully these are simple enough that someone might offer some solutions. Project/device 1: Reaction Measurement We would like to measure a fencer's reaction to a stimulus. The fencer must hit a fixed target (like a pad) when a stimulus is presented, for example, a light. When the light goes on, the fencer must hit the target with the weapon (more specifically, the point of the weapon) and a timer will tell the fencer how long it took between the time the light came on and when the fencer hit the target. Note: Potential problem: durability of the pad getting hit numerous times. Project/device 2: Speed Measurement More importantly, we would also like to measure the time difference between when the fencer hits the target and when the fencer's front foot leaves the ground in a lunge. Ideal device would be some kind of pressure plate in front of the target, beneath the fencer's front foot. When the fencer lunges to hit the target, a timer will measure the time difference between the fencer's foot leaving the pressure plate and when the target is hit. Please let me know if these devices can be made, is it even easy to create something like this...remember...I'm not tech savy!
Topic by guevarragv | last reply
I was looking in some boxes and found a Nolan Ryan number 513 card. i knew it was worth some money but i don't know how much. the corners are kind of folded but its not faded or anything.
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Our grade school is hosting a mother/son night in March. Our theme is sports and movies. This year the kids will visit 10-12 booths. I have been assigned to do 2. The creative side of me is excited while the other, less appealing side of me says...just survive. I need ideas how to make it work. I was appointed to do a Nerf booth and a another one- which I think they decided on cupstackers. (heard of those?) With Nerf, I don't have anything specific as to what to do in the booth only that I should plan to be there. Last year they shot the guns at jungle animals, getting points for each successful hit. Because of the movie theme with sports, I was hoping to combine a movie with the sports, as many of the booths already have it. Fishing booth has Finding Nemo and so on. I would love to do something with Harry Potter and quidditch. Or How to Train your Dragon. ~ ideas, thoughts?
Topic by tillytoo9
Next week we'll be launching the Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest! To enter it you need to create a new sport and tell us how to play it. If there are any custom pieces that it needs, tell us how to make those, too!Your sport can be a variation of an existing sport, but it does need to be original. Show us something awesome and win hundreds of dollars worth of clothes from Horny Toad. You'll be able to play and live and work in style!More information coming next week when the contest launches.
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I want to build a sports car, Everyone (Kurtis,Crosley,etc.) did it in the '60s, why can't we do it now? Anyone got ideas? I might have an engine to a Datsun 280z, but it might be too rusty. I still need ideas for fuel injection/ignition.
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A friend asked and i just wanted to know!
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Instructables and Horny Toad are happy to announce the winners of the Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest!So many creative and interesting sports were submitted that clearly shows that Instructables users really do love to play by their own rules and we salute you for that. Even better than playing a game is making it on your own and tweaking the rules to your satisfaction.Congratulations to all of the winners and everyone else who entered. If you didn't win a prize this time keep on checking back for more contests. We'd love to see what you have for the next time around.Now, on with the winners! Runners-Up The authors of these Instructables will each receive a $100 gift certificate for Horny Toad clothes. Make a handheld skating and snowboarding sail! Ripstik Mini Lacrosse Ball Wrestle Ball Disc Polo - Ultimate on Bicycles First Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive a $200 gift certificate for Horny Toad clothes. Chaam Crazy Croquet! Freestyle Snowshoe Boulder Jumping Frisbee Shootout Grand PrizeThe author of this Instructables will receive a $400 gift certificate for Horny Toad clothes. Drainage Luge by pbshoe
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Hi, I am 13 and I am wondering how to decorate my bedroom?? I have a rectangular room with all doors and wardrobe at one end, and grey/purpkleish walls with a eggplant feature wall. Beige non-replacble curtains. I have a massive metal 4 poster bed crazy thing. Which I LOVE! What shall I do? I also have a white/green retro dresser and dressing table, and some small wooden filing cabnets. I like the late 50's and early 60's. And pugs, definatly pugs. But, as I am in Australia there is no Wallmart or macys for me. But we DO have target! I am intrested in making 2 'zones' in my room. bedroom down the doorend, and longue(????????????/) down the other? What should I do??? Thanks
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As I said, I want to know more about soccer teams and their players. If someone knows and is willing to answer, I would be very grateful. What I'm really wanting to know right now, is what all teams are (or were) competing for the 2010 world cup? I would also really like to know each of their players and the players positions. I realize each of those are big questions by themselves. So I won't expect you to answer all, or even one. But if I could get a link that has the information on all the soccer teams, or a partial answer, that would be great. Thank you for your help. Sinisterly, The Not So Nice Guy
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I roughed out a design (reversed engineered from various pictures) a tennis ball rebounder for a co-worker but it doesn’t look like he has the interest to build it anymore. It’s a nice piece of equipment for anyone that likes to play tennis since you can set it up in driveway or basement. Here are a couple of examples: Video 1 Video 2 I would like to do an instructables collaboration on the project with someone that would find this useful. I would tweak the design (overall size, hardware, etc.) with your inputs. Your responsibilities: Buy the materials which I’m estimating at less than $100. Note that purchased versions cost up to $500. Build it - requires only a saw and drill Take a few pictures of the build and final product. Help with the documentation if needed In the end, it is your rebounder to enjoy. See my past instrucables for examples of my work/documentation.
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I have a 200cc dual sport that has dual electric and kick start which i love for when i'm having charge/ battery issues or it's just reluctant to start on cold days. My sport bike is a zx7r with electric starter exclusively. Is there a practical way to add a kick start to this bike or (as i'm guessing) would it be way more time/ trouble/ money than it's worth?
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I once saw a local musician play the guitar and sing in a small venue. For one song, they dimmed the lights on the stage almost completely, and the sport coat he was wearing suddenly "switched on" and he had hundreds of tiny little light beads sewn into the jacket that you could not see before. They were not string lights, like for a Christmas tree. They seemed to be much more LED like, and bright, and most of all, small to the point of being invisible. I hate to be a copy cat... but I want to make a jacket like this too. I do not care if it is portable. i.e. if I have to plug it in, that's fine. Anyone have any ideas for where I might start?
Topic by Dolmetscher007 | last reply
What i mean by elementry wallball is the game like dogeball that that bounce the ball of the wall but with 1 person teams, i just want to know so i can back it up so i might likely be able to back it up so its not just for kids
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Anyone have any ideas of how to make cheap slalom poles for sports training ? Must be about 1.7m high, for safety reasons I could just buy them, but at around £3 each, £40 for 12 just wondering if anyone has any suggestions about making their own. My initial thoughts are to use 20mm pvc pipe, but not sure of what to use as a ground 'spike' ...
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I have been trying to find an inline ipod mute button. I would use it for snowboarding and other sports where quick and easy muting is necessary. should be small enough to fit in glove or attach to jacket etc. I am not very experienced with working with electronics, and would appreciate laymans terms.
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Hi, My name is Tom, i am new to instructables and to advanced electronics in general. I want to make a LED Scoreboard which can display two scores (each on a different display) i also had an idea how to make the display. The idea is placing red LED's under plastic cutouts of a classic 7 segment digit board (ilustrated on the picture), the problem is that other than that i have no idea where to start and nor what to look for so any help is appreciated. P.S. I can solder, but that's about it that i can think will be useful to this project. Thanks in Advance
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HI there I was wondring if anyone has ever considered/ tried building a solid bottom kayak out of recycled plastic (maybe a bin)? I loved the ease of carrying and price of my inflatable kayak but hate how easy it is to puncture in running water. I'd like to make something thats light to carry to the water and can stand being bashed around a bit. I was thinking of cutting some pannels out of any plastic I can get my paws on, stitch and gluing them together to form a sort of pea pod shape and then lining the edge with some of that foam stuff they make floats out of. Any thoughts?
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