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postheadericon Electric skateboarding as a mode of the motorized skateboard

Electric Skateboarding As a Mode of the Motorized Skateboard

Pumping is so pathetically 1990’s. Get over it. No more kicking on that skateboard to get you around! The skateboards of the future are all motorized.

Two years back I watched something on the web that absolutely changed my life!
A saw a video about electric skateboards. Since then I have had at least 3 different boards, which is as much a tribute to how much I adore these babies. But unfortunately as it is to their biggest weakness, they break easily.

They’re extremely fast. Besides being fast, it’s incredible FUN!!! Instead of taking a vehicle for short trips, I now ride my way to the paper stand and back. It feels like you are flying extremely low. It somehow feels like your gliding 6 inches off the street. The farthest I got was a 14 mile ride. After wards the battery needed a full charge-up.

You control the board with a pistol grip controller that controls the acceleration and regenerative braking. It is pretty easy to ride a motorized skateboard even if you haven’t ridden a skateboard before. If you ask me, it is a lot easier than a regular skateboard as you usually have both feet on the deck. The only downsides of the electric skateboard are that they break fairly easily and go slowly up hills. The brand I recommend is, E-Glide.
Ninety days guaranty on the board and electronics.

There are two companies who produce these skateboards: Altered, formerly known as Exkate and E-Glide. Altered boards have a neat wireless controller, but the boards are made in China and the customer support isn’t the best.

E-Glide, on the other hand are very dedicated and care what they are selling. Furthermore they are the only electric skateboard company who does not import premade powerboards from China.

I personally ride the E-Glide “44 Magnum” a Madrid board designed by Crossbow USA. At 44 inches in length, it is a Ferrari among electric skateboards. Until somebody invents the Hover-board, these babies are it!!!.

postheadericon Field sport options: off road buggies & clay pigeon shooting

Field Sport Options: Off Road Buggies & Clay Pigeon Shooting

Are you a sporting identity? What kind of activities provides you the greatest satisfaction and pleasure? Have you ever though about it? No then it is the time to think carefully! There are many kinds of outdoor activities that may serve your daring and adventurous soul. Two of the most popular activities include off road buggies and clay shooting, meant for those who know how to find the pleasure.

If you’re a skilled driver and a determined marksman having expertise in both the areas, there are numerous places where you can actually try your hands. You can choose a combination of both the activities that gives you the chance to score in both. Imagine, testing the driving skills in power packed off road buggies and tackling the challenges and impediments of the twisted roads and after that holding the pistol to mark the targets in one chance; definitely feels elated and confident!

Lovers of speed and control can go for racing by choosing different kinds of vehicles available in the racing tracks. You can use the powerful 400 cc engine bikes that have an automatic gearbox and other impressive features to give you the superb drive. Supporting your driving interest, they can empower your driving passion and you can race ahead of others in competition.

Clay Pigeon Shooting:

People who have eyes on their targets can choose clay pigeon shooting. This sporting activity is especially meant for those who have sheer concentration and determination to hit the right target. If you are beginner in the game, you can approach instructors who can guide to your ultimate destination. Brush up your skills and get some easy tips to claim your target. You can read some great materials that can help you to learn the nuances of the shooting game in a better way!

postheadericon Carp fishing rigs the hair rig

Carp Fishing Rigs The Hair Rig

Carp fishing Rigs The Hair Rig

Carp fishing has evolved over the years into what has become a highly specialised pass time.   I have read some where that more people go fishing at the weekends than go to football matches which is pritty astounding really, this just shows us how popular our sport is. You should also know that carp fishing rigs have also changed over the years and you must keep up with this technology if you want to catch more carp.

I remember being on holiday many years ago at warmwell, this was a holiday park with several fishing lakes of which one was a specimen carp pool. Warmwell became famous in later years as it was home to a 38lb carp and in those days that was out of the ordinary, there simply was not carp of this size that average joe could fish for. There were still many lakes that held fish of this size but there were top secret and very private, you never got to know about these venues and the carp fishing rigs that were being used,

I remember walking round the lake In the evening and feeling like I shouldn’t be there, non of the anglers seemed to want to talk to me.  I started talking to two lads who were quite friendly, the had caught a carp and had it sacked up, fior anybody who is new to carp fishing I will explain what sacked up is.

Carp fishermen usually sack a carp when they have caught a specimen fish during the night and want to take pictures in the morning in the light. They simply put the fish in a ‘carp sack’ which is a sack that the carp is placed in and tied to the bank, the fish is perfectly happy in the sack for a few hours.

The fish they had sacked was a 22lb mirror carp which they had caught on tutti fruti boile carp fishing rigs. At this time hair rigs were relatively new on the Market and were being used by all the top carp anglers.

There are many differnt types of carp fishing rigs,So just what is a hair rig?. Well in simple terms it’s a loop that hangs below the hook, this has a massive advantage of leaving the bait hanging just below the hook completely free. When a carp has sucked in the bait  
they cannot see or feel the hook, as the bait is sucked in so is the hook the carp is yours !.There are many variations of these carp fishing rigs and I will be explaining these in more detail in futher articles.

You may be asking how the bait (boilie) is attached to the hair rig?. Well a boilie is about the same size and shape as a marbel. The boilie is drilled with a boilie punch and the hair is threaded through the hole , now we need to ensure the boile stays on the hair which is done by fixing a boilie stop through the loop that has been threaded through the the hole in the boile, the bait is then pushed down on to the bait stop and will never come off,  this is just one example for carp fishing rigs.

The boilie stop is simply a very small piece of plastic or you can use a strand of grass, this will stop the bait coming of the hair rig. You can now cast your bait 150 yards plus knowing that it won’t come off. As I have already mentioned there are many variations of carp fishing rigs including many different types of hair rigs, these will be explained in future articles.