Skateboarding Is More than Just a Sport – It’s a Way of Life

Skateboarding Is More than Just a Sport – It’s a Way of Life

I don’t know whether it’s the whole nonchalant fashion style, the rebellious attitude, or the fearless stars like Tony Hawk and Shaun White, but there’s something inherently cool about skateboarding. It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s a whole philosophy of life. And lately, skateboarding has become extremely popular for some reason with celebrities such as Justin Bieber – skateboarding for publicity. Even though it has entered mainstream culture, this type of sport and lifestyle, if you will, still manages to preserve its uniqueness. From my experience, moving around in the skater circles, I can freely say that there are no two skaters alike in the world. And if you enjoy dressing up like you’re about to do a smooth 360-degree flip, rest assured you will never cross paths with anyone wearing the same outfit.

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The Interesting Evolution of Diving and Scuba Packs

The Interesting Evolution of Diving and Scuba Packs

Mankind is continuously pushing through the final frontier. Today we’re exploring space, but years ago we couldn’t even dive into our deep blue waters. Until the recent centuries, a large part of the underwater world was unfamiliar to us, however, we people, having an unstoppable curiosity, found ways to dive into the deepest of depths and see what’s down there. (more…)

Accessorising Your Four Wheel Drive: It’s All About the Essentials

Accessorising Your Four Wheel Drive: It’s All About the Essentials

What makes owning a four wheel drive vehicle a dream come true for many? Well, on the one hand it’s having the opportunity to get away from the crowds and visit the well hidden places of our planet that not many get to see thanks to the improved access provided, unlike other vehicles, such as a car for instance. Australia has plenty of secrets just waiting to be discovered and a 4WD can get you there where few have gone. Then, there’s the reason that tops all reasons, the towing capacity of these mighty vehicles, ideal for carrying a caravan or trailer and heading out camping.

Just the thought of having the chance to visit rough terrains, inaccessible beaches and get to stay there for some time, have your own five star hotel, is enough to persuade one to embark on four wheel drive journeys. However, just as you rely on your vehicle to be in perfect shape to take to the road, there are accessories you can rely on to make the most of your road adventures. When you set out to buy 4WD accessories, you can’t overlook the importance of recovery tracks. (more…)

What Do Scuba Regulators Have to Do with Making Diving Better for You?

What Do Scuba Regulators Have to Do with Making Diving Better for You?

There’s something about deep diving that’s irresistible to divers. It provides this intensity that can’t be found on shallow dives, where the light rays flicker over white sandy bottoms. So as you look up and see a boat more than 50 metres above you, you get a perspective regarding your depth that you can’t get in shallower waters. Your regulator also sounds different and the exhaust bubbles chime in tones which only a deep diver can hear.

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Jigs: The Indispensable Bits of Fishing Equipment

Jigs: The Indispensable Bits of Fishing Equipment

Have you ever thought what it is that helped us advance so greatly throughout the centuries, from a life so beastly-like to the one of today, greatly advanced? It’s certainly got to be our ability to use resources as well as ideas and come up with tools to make for easier life and succeed in the battle to survive. Fishing has always been essential to us, and from the very beginning, people have been looking for ways to master it so that they could become the skilled fishermen who bring meals to the plates whenever out fishing.

This goes to show the constant importance of fishing equipment. I know you must be thinking of the ideal rods and reels, but the particular bits of gear that deserve the attention are the hooks. From the use of different materials, such as wood, bones and metal, they have evolved to quite the versatile tool, out of which the jigs as the artificial lures are the leaders in popularity. As a combination of hooks and baits – the jig heads, this is due to their broad use. They are suitable for different types of fish, no matter how big or small, as they can be fished as deep or as shallow as you want them to.

Jigs

Though primarily made of lead, nowadays everyone knows just how toxic lead is to nature as much as to us, thus the jig heads we have at our disposal today are usually made of a tough, much heavier than lead and eco-friendly material – the tungsten. Since they’re ideal both for fresh and saltwater conditions, they are designed to be durable and are easily paired with plastics or live baits. As opposed to floating jigs, all the others are weighted so they make their way easily when in the water. The process of creating a jig head goes from heating the metal to get to the liquid state and then it’s moulded along with the hook.

Perhaps it doesn’t seem that important to you, but choosing the right jig head colour is equally essential as choosing the right jig; It all comes down to the fishing conditions and how visible you need the jigs to be. The world of jig heads is vast, from the popular round and tube, to glider, shaky, football, darter, stand-up and bullet. The jigs can appear somewhat simple when compared with other more advanced lures, but it’s their design that makes them so indispensable to fisherman to this day. If it’s successful catch you want (then again who doesn’t), then don’t leave them out of your fishing kit.