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The Hockey Stick Bow: What Does it Mean? | Decathlon
There are a few theories on how to measure hockey stick size. The most popular is that you stand a field hockey stick next to the player and you want the top of it to come up to the hip bone. This works with kids as a very rough guide but here you’ll read a more accurate method.
The Hockey Stick Bow: What Does it Mean? | Decathlon
Back when hockey was commonly played on grass we would have sticks weighing between light, medium, heavy and extra heavy. Developments in the playing surfaces mean we are now in a position that the weight of a hockey stick is rarely more than a light.
The Hockey Stick Bow: What Does it Mean? | Decathlon
The bend or bow in the stick is something you can learn to play with. The more you play with it the better you will become. Think about how you play the game, and how you want to play the game in the future when deciding what sort of bow to look for.
To really make the most of your Easybreath, some information and tips might be useful to keep things safe on your future excursions. Emily, our snorkeling product manager, explains how to use your Easybreath mask properly.
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Properly choosing the size of your Easybreath mask is crucial if you want to make the very most of your underwater excursions! Have a look at our guide that will help you to choose your size.
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Here are the most frequently asked questions concerning the Subea Easybreath mask. These FAQ were collected through feedback from Easybreath users. Feel free to send us your comments or questions to add to these FAQ and share your experience.
Why climbers use chalk ?
Why use chalk? Climbers use magnesium carbonate based chalk to help to reduce moisture and sweat from the hands which can cause slipping. This drying agent can increase friction and improve your grip on indoor holds and rock, especially in warmer temperatures. Which chalk to choose? There are a number of different chalks on the market. The standard being loose powdered chalk which works well on both indoor holds and rock. You can achieve a good covering on your hands easily and can adjust the amount you use as required. The downside to loose chalk is that on application you may lose some into the air. Fill your chalk bag about a third full to reduce the possibility of spillage. This chalk is also available in a block which can be crushed and used as loose chalk. These blocks generally work out cheaper than loose chalk. A great alternative to loose chalk is to use chalk balls. These are a sealed mesh bag filled with chalk. Available in high or low diffusion and by patting the chalk ball on your hands you will achieve a more precise and even covering with less wastage than loose chalk. The downside to chalk balls is they may be harder to re-chalk mid climb, one handed, particularly on long routes. A solution to this is to add loose chalk with your chalk ball in the chalk bag for the best of both worlds. The third option is liquid chalk. This is available with or without an alcohol base. On application, spread the liquid evenly and allow to dry. This chalk tends to last longer on the skin and has much less wastage, dust and mess generally. It can be used with a minimal extra coating of powder chalk for extra grip if necessary. The downside is application from a bottle is difficult one-handed, mid climb plus it can be very drying to the skin due to the alcohol. If you choose to use chalk, always have a soft brush with you too. This will ensure you don’t leave unnecessary and excessive chalk residue on holds at your indoor climbing wall and especially outside on rock. Always try to leave the rock as clean as possible by brushing any marks away.
Continually learning and improving is in the spirit of the practice, so whether you’re just starting out on your yoga journey or are a card-carrying asana-holic, we’re sure you’ll love our tips for making the most of your session…