There are a lot of things that make a good hunting session, like having the right call, knowing where to position yourself, a good aim and so on. For those of you who think that camouflage isn’t worthy of being on that list, I would say that you are right but only partially. While there are some animals that can only pick up movement, there are others, like coyotes and ducks, that can notice you from afar even if you are standing still.(more…)
Sighting with a rifle should be quick and easy, and the success of your shot can highly depend on it. However, that isn’t always the case, and you might end up spending a lot of money on wasted ammunition in an attempt to get a gun wearing a new optic zero in, which can be quite frustrating. But what if I told you there’s a way to get your rifle on target and fine-tune it without wasting ammo and frustration on it? There are optic devices known as ‘bore sights’ that help align the bore of the gun (center of the barrel) with the sights on the gun.(more…)
Yoga mats are definitely one of the most popular pieces of yoga equipment. Also known as ‘sticky mats’, they are used to provide traction and cushioning. Once you start practicing yoga, you can rent one at the yoga studio you’re visiting but it is always a better idea to buy your own. These pieces of equipment can be typically found in one standard size, but there are also some longer models.
When it comes to price, yoga mats can vary from about $20 for basic models to $140 for the deluxe mats. The more expensive models use more environmentally-friendly materials and production methods and will generally last a lot longer than the cheaper ones. At first sight, most yoga mats look the same, however, the main difference between all mats yoga practitioners can buy is in the material they are made of.(more…)
Though we’ve come a long way in terms of technology to have the time to stop and be amazed by light, there are still occasions when we do so, as is the case with camping. Looking for your way back to the campsite after a long hike, setting up a tent in the dark, or a trip to the toilet, that’s when you really get to appreciate the invention of lights. (more…)
Although the saddle and pedals are one of the most important things you should consider when investing in a mountain bike, you should also focus on the grips as well. How come?! Well, the reason is pretty simple and obvious – they can affect your comfort, endurance and bike control a lot, so investing in the right ones is quite important. In fact, the greater the grip quality, the better, otherwise you are risking to deal with a lot of problems like hand discomfort and unfortunately in some cases with long-term hand pain.
Luckily, avoiding this is easy by choosing to invest in quality handlebar hand grips. Generally speaking, grips are designed to ensure the hands stay firmly attached to the handlebars even in wet conditions. Usually, handlebar hand grips are made out of rubber or rubber-like material, however, you can also invest in leather, foam, TRP body and aluminum liquid coating clamp, canvas lined grips and even cork surface handlebar grips. The most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to choosing the right material is that synthetic ones manage moisture by repelling it, while foam and natural materials like canvas and leather absorb moisture. Regarding rubber, keep in mind that softer rubber surfaces tend to offer a better grip even when you’re not wearing gloves as opposed to the harder and less sticky rubbers. However, the former tend to wear out more quickly.
On the other hand, you can choose between grips with knobby patterns or ones that are completely smooth. And just like the smoother ones are designed with non-slip performance and comfort in mind, so are the knobby ones. Even though the latter ones seem to offer better no-slip performance, studies show that both types can offer the same thing. The one and only benefit knobby patterns have over grips with smooth surface is that you can easily spot the signs of wear on them.
Since riding a mountain bike through rougher tracks can be quite though, keeping inconveniences at minimum is the least you can do for yourself. Choosing a good grip handlebar is a good way to start, so opting for ones that offer great padding and vibration damping is ideal for keeping your hands comfortable even on extremely long and bumpy roads.
Fortunately, nowadays you can choose from different types of grips offering different padding levels, which can definitely ease the choice. And since hands differ in shapes and sizes, there are different sizes of bike grips as well. For example, the outer grip diameters range somewhere between 27 and 35mm, so riders with bigger hands should choose grips with a larger diameter and vice versa. If you choose a grip that is too small or too large, it can lead to increased discomfort and palm pain when riding.
Travelling with a BMX bike can be a bit difficult, especially when travelling by plane. And it can be expensive too. When an airline knows that you have a bicycle in your luggage they will charge you up to $100 each way. But don’t start to pull your hair out yet! Fortunately, there are ways around it and you don’t have to let that stop you from flying with your BMX bike. With the right kind of BMX bike bag and with the proper packing technique, you will be able to pass through check-in with no problems, and may not have to pay any extra fees. Here are a few BMX bike bag options to consider.
Odyssey Travelers BMX Bag
This BMX bike bag ranks the first place on the list. Designed for the smallest possible fit, this bag is very airline friendly and you may not have to pay a high bike shipping fee. The only downside of this bag is that you will have to disassemble the whole bike (except the cranks) in order to get your bike to fit. If this isn’t a problem for you, the Odyssey Travelers BMX bag may be the perfect travel bag for you.
Odyssey Monogram BMX Travel Bag
A lot of thought has certainly gone into making this bag and you can see all of this in the details. The bag comes with a pouch inside to store pegs, tools, etc, as well as various straps to tie-down parts in order to prevent them from hitting each other during transport. It even comes with built-in heavy duty wheels to make it easy carrying the bag around.
Thule Round Trip Sport Bike Travel Case
The most protective case you can own but also the most expensive on the list. It is also the most durable case for travelling with a bike. Depending on the size of your bike, it may even be possible to squeeze 2 BMX bikes in the case. It comes with a foam in the inside and dividers to separate the wheels from the frame and also features wheels for the user to be able to roll it around.
EVOC BMX Travel Bag
If you want to travel in style with a good distinguishing bag, then this bag is for you. Just assemble the wheels, pedals and bar, and you are good to go.
DK Golf BMX Travel Bag
Airlines usually don’t charge passengers for golf clubs, so if you check this bag as golf clubs, you probably won’t be questioned about it. This will help you save a lot of bike flight costs. The DK Golf BMX Travel Bag features fully padded sides and has rolling wheels for easy transport.