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  • Better your bike jumping

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Monday, September 03, 2012

    In order for you to master your jumping and get the maximum amount of air time with each of your leaps and bounds, you should first learn to perfect your pedal placement. Before you jump, you need to make sure that your base is strong to help you through it and provide a good amount of support so that you can land easily. The best possible tactic is to begin in a sort of standing position with you...

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  • Master the dismount and remount in mountain biking

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Monday, September 03, 2012

    If you want to get a good amount of exercise but still be able to have some fun in the process, then you should be able to enjoy mountain biking quite a bit. The overall experience of participating in mountain biking is usually even more enjoyable when you choose to join a race or a group of other bikers on the trails. Of course, there are certain techniques that can really come in handy if you ar...

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  • Kids on Snowboard; learning and beginning

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Friday, August 31, 2012

    Take a lesson: One of the simplest and most enjoyable ways for you to learn all of the necessary skills and safety of riding (and also to teach your kids or allow them to learn) is to schedule a good lesson or two. There are many seemingly simple things that you have to take into account with snowboarding from simply knowing how to put your bindings on well to figuring out when it is safe to proce...

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  • How to trim your mountain bike tires

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Friday, August 31, 2012

    Whenever you end up simply walking around in the pits of a major bike race (assuming you do such things), you can often find various mechanics trimming up their tires so that the racers can get the absolute best possible performance out of their bikes. This seemingly strange process is quite well-known to many racers and is supposedly proven to greatly improve your riding depending on how it is do...

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  • Common doubts and questions regarding snowshoeing

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Thursday, August 30, 2012

    Can we bring our dog snowshoeing? Usually, dogs absolutely love to be out in the snow. They will probably gladly accompany you if you let them and they can typically get around in it just fine. However, it might be a good idea to help them out a bit by equipping them with some functional booties to help protect their feet from the cold snow. For the most part, trails tend to be fine with allowing...

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  • Tips for snowshoeing with kids

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Thursday, August 30, 2012

    Snowshoeing can be a lot of fun for kids to learn (and not just for children; anyone can get a kick out of snowshoeing). Usually, if you are capable of walking, then you will not need any kind of lesson when it comes to snowshoeing as the main movement and technique is always the same. Learning to snowshoe for the first time; however, is best done on flat land. Most skiing resorts feature nice, sn...

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  • Get ski boots for women with large calves

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    What to Look For Many women who have larger sized calves should definitely try to find the most suitable option to accommodate their legs better. This means finding a shoe that features four straps and flexible ankle cuffs is your best bet since these things help the shoe to better conform to your feet and legs while you ski. Finding a dealer who has a boot fitter that can modify things for you i...

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  • XC mountain bike tire trimming

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Most XC racers have a lot of tread options. However, they will still try to improve performance for rolling resistance on dry, hard-packed dirt and tread cleaning if it's wet-muddy. The main factor that you need to keep in mind when it comes to deciding why, how and where to trim your tires’ knobs down lies mostly in personal preference and necessity. If you truly know that you need a specific kno...

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  • Light weight hiking tips

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    Lightening the load Once you have managed to get all of your gear laid out in front of you, the next logical step for a hiker trying to move into being ultra-light is obviously to lighten things up a bit. There are so many different options which you can try to help you lighten your hiking load up and this can often make things seem a little bit overwhelming at first so start off small. Just sit ...

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  • What to look for in a trekking pole

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    What to Look For The overall weight of the pole that you are using is pretty important when it comes to quality. Depending on the type of material that you are dealing with, the pole will be (hopefully) light enough to handle without causing fatigue early on in a trip. Carbon fiber poles are the lightest of the strong options but they tend to demand a pretty steep price as well. Aluminum poles ar...

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