Plan Your Next Outdoor Activity From Pavement To Peak

Are you looking for a fun activity that isn’t the usual outdoor go-to of hiking or biking? We got that covered for you.

Are you a runner? Then why not move outside your comfort zone and take up trail running? This adrenaline-fueled activity is the perfect intersection of hiking and running.

Whether you’re looking for a solo activity like trail running or something you can do in a group, like rock climbing, we’ve got all the deets on kickass activities that will leave your heart pumping and your face smiling.

Here you’ll find some resources on getting started with these activities and guides on some of the gear you’ll need to make the most of the experiences.

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Is Longboarding Easier Than Skateboarding?

Longboarding and skateboarding are very similar activities. Both involve riding and propelling a wooden board on wheels, and neither has to involve more than that. If you are standing on a skateboard and making it go, you are skateboarding. If you are standing on a longboard and making it go, you are longboarding. The basic

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Is Skateboarding A Sport?

There are some activities that, for one reason or another, create intense debate between its supporters and detractors. Skateboarding, in particular, is one activity that inspires such debate. The opponents of skateboarding often label it as a problem or a nuisance – definitely not a sport – while even some skaters reject the idea of

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Indoor vs Outdoor Ping Pong Table

When you have decided that you are in the market for a ping pong table, one of the first decisions you will need to make is, do you want an indoor or an outdoor ping pong table? This isn’t necessarily a hard choice to make, but you should know what the differences are and why

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How to Play Ping Pong (Table Tennis Beginner’s Guide)

Ping pong is a racket game/sport in which players hit a small ball back and forth over a net with paddles to try to score points. In a lot of ways, ping pong mimics regular tennis (the kind played on a court), which is how it gets its formal name, table tennis. The point of

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Scoring In Table Tennis (Ping Pong Scoring Guide)

Keeping score in table tennis, or ping pong, is a relatively straightforward matter. Unlike its courtly counterpart, table tennis doesn’t use the “love, 15, 30, 40, game point” system. Instead, it uses good ole natural numbers in their proper order – 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Since the counting system in ping pong is basic,

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Frisbee Puns (+ Disc Golf and Ultimate Puns!)

Hey, Tosser. Want to be punny while you go for a spin? We’ve walked the course from the outside-in to find some of the most navel frisbee puns around. We’re not saying these puns are on the high side. A lot of times frisbee puns fall flat. We’re just putt-ing them out there and hope

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Get Spinning With These Frisbee Quotes (+ Disc Golf Quotes)

A frisbee is more than just a recreational throw-toy. (Though, it’s that too.) It’s the basis for multiple different disc sports, including disc golf, Ultimate, and Kan Jam. Much like a ball, a frisbee is a multi-tool, capable of being molded to any number of different games. (Or keeping your excitable pupper entertained for hours

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Pickleball vs Tennis: How Are They Different?

If you’re new to the sport of pickleball, then you might wonder how it differs from tennis. Since plenty of fitness centers are repurposing tennis courts for pickleball games, then you’d be correct if you think that the two have a lot in common. But they are distinctly different sports. The main differences between pickleball

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Getting Started With Sprinting (Beginner’s Guide)

If you’re looking to take your running to the next level, then adding some beginner sprinting workouts to your routine is a good option. Sprinting is essentially just high intensity running in short intervals, which makes it a HIIT workout at the end of the day. That means it’s a great way to level up

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How Big Is A Pickleball Court? (Dimensions & Court Size)

Whether you’re looking to build yourself a pickleball court, or just curious about the size of one, we can help you figure out how big of a court pickleball is played on. As you may know, when pickleball was first created and named, it was played on a badminton court. And today, the size of

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Why Is It Called Pickleball? How Pickleball Got Its Name

If there is one thing about the sport of pickleball that people can agree on, it is that the name is weird. For a sport that has nothing at all to do with pickles, you might be wondering how this sport got its name. We wondered the same thing and did the research for you.

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Pickleball vs Wiffle Ball: What’s The Difference?

If you’re just getting into pickleball, then you likely noticed that the sport is played using what looks like a wiffle ball. And, if you’re like me, then you’re likely wondering if pickleball and wiffle ball are the same thing, or if they are different. The main difference between pickleball and wiffle ball is that

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Ping Pong Serving Rules (Table Tennis Serving Explained)

If you’re just getting into the game of table tennis, then you may need some tips on proper serving during a game of ping pong. As a hobbyist, it can be difficult to keep track of all the rules, so we’ve compiled them for you below for easy reference. Keep reading to learn what you

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Getting Started with Kan Jam/Disc Golf (Frisbee Golf)

Kan Jam and disc golf are similar in that they’re both disc-throwing sports/activities played with discs or frisbees. Both games involve hitting targets, though the targets themselves, rules of the games, and scoring are different. You might say Kan Jam is the more explosive of the two, and disc golf the more leisurely. Or you

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Getting Started With Road Running (Beginner’s Guide)

Running is one of the most basic forms of cardio exercise you can do. It requires no equipment (aside from a decent pair of running shoes), can be done almost anywhere, and is super effective. It’s also easy to increase its intensity. The faster or longer you run, the greater its benefits, which helps you

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Running Quotes for Inspiration

Running is simple, yet hard. It’s a basic movement that also asks a lot of your body. It’s intense, it’s tiring, and the faster or longer you run, the more intense and tiring it becomes. Simply put, running is a heck of a workout that can take some motivation to get up and do. If

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Essential Running Gear (Equipment For Every Outdoor Runner)

Running isn’t an equipment-heavy activity. That’s what makes it so desirable for so many people. It’s just you and your body out there on the terrain, putting in the work. While equipment may be largely unnecessary, though, all runners know a little specialized gear can make runs far more enjoyable, not to mention healthier and

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How To Stay Safe Running In The Dark

Ideally, you would never have to run in the dark. Daylight provides better lit paths, clearer surroundings, and greater visibility for you and those you encounter along your route. But as the long nights of fall and winter creep in, it can often be impossible for dedicated runners to avoid dark runs. Just because the

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What To Wear Running In The Rain Or Snow

There’s nothing worse than looking forward to a good long run only to have Mother Nature junk up your plans. But while rain or snow will always be an annoyance on a run (unless you just love getting your feet wet), it doesn’t have to be a deterrent. With a little forward thinking, you can

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Everything You Need To Know About What To Wear Running (Beginner’s Guide)

Running is an extremely accessible activity that doesn’t require specialized equipment and you can do almost anywhere. That’s what makes it such a popular choice for fitness and exercise hounds. If you’re doing it outdoors, however, running does pit you against the elements, which means what you put on your body matters a lot. Staying

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What To Wear To Run In The Heat & Sun

A warm run isn’t the same as a warm day. Since runners feel temperatures around them as 10 to 20 degrees warmer than it actually is, the definition of “warm” shifts, starting much lower than you might think. Studies of long-distance runners have found temperatures right around 50° F (12° C) to be the perfect

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What To Wear To Run In The Cold

Running in the cold isn’t the same as dawdling in the cold. Studies have shown runners experience the temperature around them as 10 to 20 degrees warmer than the temperature indicated by a thermometer. When you run in the cold, you’re also dealing with two separate temperature sources, the outside air and the rising temperature

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5 Best Skate Parks In Texas

Skate parks are becoming more mainstream, and the parks are turning what is called “extreme” sports into a legitimate sports challenge.  These parks are used by skate boarders, BMX riders, self propelled scooters and inline skaters. Texas has also become part of the craze and has a lot of nice parks for the adventurous. Whether

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Ping Pong Puns That Are A Racket!

Hey, Pingheads. Want to be punny while you serve and paddle? We’ve been around the block searching for the deepest ping pong puns around. They may not be strokes of genius, but we think these table tennis puns are a smash. So, let’s shakehands and get to it. Let’s bounce. Ping pong is a ball.

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Ping Pong Quotes for Inspiration

Ping pong might not look like the embodiment of fitness. Everything about it is scaled down, from the ball to the playing area. How much of a workout can you really get shuffling back and forth at the end of a table? The answer might surprise you, because it’s quite a lot actually. Ping pong

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Can You Run In Converse? (Are Converse Good For Running?)

If your everyday shoes are a pair of Converse sneakers, then you may be curious if those Chuck Taylors are good for running. Of course, we all know that Converse shoes are not running shoes. Heck, they don’t even have the same design and support as a pair of running shoes. So, can you use

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How To Hold A Skateboard (And How Not To Hold One)

When skaters talk about how to hold their boards, it’s usually about how to look like a “real skater” or avoid looking like a “poser.” Which is all very well and good if that matters to you. But there are actual right and wrong ways to hold a skateboard that have nothing to do with

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How To Hold And Carry A Longboard

If you ride a longboard of substantial size, you know it can be a bear to haul around. Ideally, you could always keep your board beneath your feet, but that simply isn’t realistic. Whether you’re moving through pedestrian traffic or reach an impossible hill, there will be times you have to pick up your longboard

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Can You Bring A Skateboard On A Plane?

TSA regulations permit skateboards in both carry-on bags and checked luggage, which is good news if skating is your passion. However, though skateboards are TSA approved, don’t expect to be able to keep your board in the cabin with you. Skateboards are too big for most airlines’ baggage policies. Some airlines will allow you to

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How To Prevent Skateboard Razor Tail

Razor tail is a condition that affects the kicktails of a skateboard. It is most commonly caused by dragging a skateboard’s tails against the ground. When your skate deck develops razor tail, it affects your board’s pop and can lead to more serious issues, like the plies of the deck splitting, over time. While razor

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Skateboards For Heavy Riders (2022)

Skateboards might look like there’s not a lot to them – they are basically pieces of wood balanced between two metal supports – but these diminutive set-ups can actually withstand an incredible amount of force. A 150-pound person performing tricks and landing from height can put hundreds of pounds of pressure on a board each

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What You Should Know About Carbon Fiber Skateboards

Carbon fiber is an insanely strong material that weighs less than traditional materials of the same strength. Skate decks that incorporate carbon fiber are stronger than traditional wooden decks, both in their abilities to support weight and their abilities to withstand bending without breaking. Makers of carbon fiber composite skate decks sometimes bill their decks

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Longboard Skateboard FAQs

Longboarding is a Zen form of skateboarding that is less about performing tricks and more about cruising and transportation. If you’re just getting into longboarding, or simply harbor some curiosity about the sport, you probably have some questions. Here, we try to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about longboarding to help you

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Everything You Need To Know About Longboards for Beginners (2022)

Longboards are similar to skateboards in the way they respond to movement and the actions skaters use to make them go, turn, and stop. Like skateboards, longboards require some coordination and a fair amount of balance to ride. However, the larger a skateboard is (the bigger its base), the easier it is to balance on.

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Everything You Need To Know About Cheap Longboards

When you’re searching for a longboard, a lot of things matter over price. A sturdy 8- or 9-ply deck will last longer than a cheaply-made, low-ply deck. The quality of your trucks will determine how well, and how smoothly, your longboard steers. Soft, quality wheels and good bearings will keep you rolling safely and comfortably.

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Running Puns That Will Give You The LOLs

Runners, High! Want to be punny while you race? We’re striding in with a marathon of running puns we hope will leave you in stitches. Sorry if they don’t track. Our cadence could be a little off. But we hope you’ll warm up to them over time. See you at the finish line. Run’s in

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Learn How To Ride A Longboard (You Can Teach Yourself)

Longboarding can seem a bit intimidating. You’re controlling a large board with only the movements of your body, while also trying to maintain your balance. I’m not going to lie to you, balance on a longboard is a learned thing. You will have to put in a little effort to be comfortable when you first

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Longboard Carving: How To and FAQs

When you first start to longboard, you have several essential techniques you have to learn. The first of these techniques – balance, pushing, stopping, and turning – are the same techniques used to ride a skateboard or a cruiser. The design of longboards, however, makes them good for another basic skating technique – carving. What

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Nickel Boards: What Are They & Which Nickel Boards Are The Best?

Nickel skateboards are just a little more than penny boards. It sounds like a joke, but it’s actually a spot-on definition. Nickels are exactly like pennies in a lot of ways. In the case of a nickel, though, you get a bit more deck, bringing nickels closer to standard skateboard size without quite getting there.

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How Running Changes Your Body

If you’re just getting into running as a beginner, then you might not know what to expect. Right now, you’re probably just viewing it as another type of cardio exercise that can help you get fit and lose some weight. But the truth is that it is so much more than that. For a lot

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What You Should Know About The Penny Longboard

The Penny Board Longboard, released in 2015, is a 36-inch pintail that bridges the gap between the boards that made the Penny brand famous – their 22” cruisers – and the wider skateboard commuter market. The components of a Penny longboard are exactly what you would expect of a Penny – a sturdy, molded plastic

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Penny Boarding Basics: How To Ride A Penny Board Like A Pro

If you’re looking for a new way to commute that saves wear on your feet but doesn’t make you a menace to other pedestrians, penny boarding might be the answer. Penny boarding is an ideal way of skating through congested areas, like city streets and college campuses. Due to their small sizes, penny boards are

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Cheap Penny Boards That Hold Up (Penny Board Buying Guide)

Penny boards have some advantages in skateboarding. They are small and lightweight, making them highly portable, and have good weight capacities for their size. Penny boards are also cheaper than many comparable wooden skateboards. If one of the most important factors for you in choosing a penny board is its lower price point, these value

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A Guide To Penny Boards (FAQs & Overview)

Penny boards get a bad rap in skateboarding. Some of the complaints are valid (their plastic decks are bad for the environment). Others are subjective (they’re just not good skateboards). As far as we’re concerned, penny boards are neither inherently bad or good. They are just one more option for skaters. But penny boards do

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Skateboard Weights & Weight Limits: What You Should Know

Skateboards are made up of numerous components that come in a variety of sizes, styles, and materials. Since there is no standard skateboard build (even completes can be wildly different), there is no standard skateboard weight. Instead, a skateboard’s weight is a total of all its parts. A skateboard’s components also determine how much weight

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Tips For Cleaning Griptape On A Skateboard

When your skateboard’s griptape gets dirty, it’s more than just an eyesore. Dirt and debris in griptape can actually interfere with your tape’s grip. When griptape has less grip, your feet are more likely to slide on the board and it’s harder to get lift for jumps and tricks. The solution to dirty griptape, of

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How To Put Griptape On A Skateboard

Griptape is the abrasive covering on the top of a skateboard deck that helps your shoes cling to the board. It’s essential for most skating and can help you perform tricks. Most skate decks come with griptape already applied. But if you somehow end up with a naked deck or are refurbing an old deck,

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Skateboard Size Guide & Size Chart

Skateboards come in a variety of sizes to accommodate a variety of skaters and riding styles. The size (along with the shape) of your skateboard determines what you can do with it. Shorter, narrower skateboards (standard boards or shortboards) are better for technical riding and tricks. Wider, longer skateboards (longboards and long cruisers) are better

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Skateboard Shapes (and What They’re Good For)

Skateboards can be molded into nearly any shape. As long as they have the main components of deck, trucks, and wheels, they’ll still roll the same. But the standard shapes of skateboards are standards for good reason. The most common skateboard shapes lend to different riding styles, providing the features you need for a smooth

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Top Skateboard Tips For Beginners

When you first start skating, a lot of things can feel impossible. How are you ever going to do a backside tailslide if you can’t even stay on your board? But a lot of things that seem unattainable on a skateboard are closer than you think. Mastering balance on your board is the first, most

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Skateboarding for Beginners

Skateboarding can look a little intimidating. Not only is it a clear skill with balance required, it’s largely done on paved surfaces where spills can prove painful. When you first learn to skateboard, you can expect to feel a bit wobbly. You might even feel somewhat nervous and take a few of those dreaded falls.

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Wheel Bite: A Skater’s Nemesis

If you skate on wheels, whether those wheels are on a skateboard or roller skates, you have the potential to experience wheel bite. Wheel bite is a fairly common occurrence in skateboarding or roller skating for skaters who like to ride on loose trucks (or let their trucks get loose through poor maintenance). If you’ve

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How To Skateboard (Skateboarding Basics To Get You Started)

Skateboarding can look quite difficult. And the way you see it done at the X Games or skate competitions, it certainly is. But the main aspects of riding a skateboard are not complicated. To get started good and proper, beginners need only master four skills – Pushing Balancing Stopping Correcting/Steering These are the four main

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How To Turn On A Skateboard (Beginner’s Guide)

It sounds strange, but turning on a skateboard really isn’t that important when you are first learning to ride. As long as you have a nice straight shot to practice on (like a driveway or parking lot), you can learn the skateboard fundamentals of balancing, pushing, and stopping without having to turn at all. However,

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How To Stop On A Skateboard (Beginner’s Guide)

Riding a skateboard is tricky. The movements are simple, but they require a ton of balance and an ability to react – but not overreact – to changes in terrain and momentum. Stopping a skateboard, by comparison, is relatively easy. Though, it too demands some degree of balance. Along with balancing and pushing, stopping is

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Basic Skateboard: Best Skateboard for Beginners (2022)

This article is specifically about the best beginner skateboards for adults and other full-size humans. You can find more options for complete boards in our Complete Skateboard Buying Guide, which has several boards appropriate for beginners. When you first step on a skateboard, you have a lot of things to think about. How to make

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Complete Skateboards Buying Guide: How To Select A Pre-Built Skateboard (2022)

A “complete skateboard” is a skateboard that comes pre-assembled with pre-selected components. They are typically cheaper than custom boards – though, they also use cheaper parts – and don’t require any knowledge of a skateboard’s internal workings. A complete skateboard eases the process of selecting your first skateboard, and gives you something to ride without

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Skateboard Balance: What You Need To Know

Balance is the most essential skill you will need on a skateboard. Yes, pushing, turning, and being able to stop matter. (You can’t get anywhere by simply staying centered.) But, when it comes down to it, balance is the most rudimentary skill a skateboarder must have. The one that all the other skills build on.

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Essential Skateboard Accessories for Optimal Performance

Skateboards are not just sports equipment or hobby supply. They are vehicles. Modes of transport. And, like any mode of transport, the better their parts, the better their performance. A standard skateboard is made up of three major components – the deck, the trucks, and the wheels. Any of these components can be upgraded to

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Skateboard Anatomy: How To Build A Board

A skateboard looks simple. But, in reality, it’s a finely-tuned vehicle that can handle speed and a lot of hard knocks. That requires a sturdy build. To have a complete skateboard, you need only seven main components: A deck 2 trucks 4 wheels (with bearings) Each main part of a skateboard has additional parts built-in.

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How To Push On A Skateboard (Quick Beginner’s Guide)

Now that you know how to stand on a skateboard, it’s time to learn how to push. Pushing is the very first thing you will do to set your skateboard in motion. It is the impetus that drives a skateboard forward. At least, when you are first starting out. How to Start a Skateboard To

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The 6 Best Skate Parks In Las Vegas

Visiting Sin City and looking for a place to work on your moves with your skateboard? Or maybe you live in Las Vegas and don’t have your own personal half pipe in the backyard. Not to worry fellow skaters, cause there is a live and thriving skateboard community in Vegas.  As a result of this

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9 Best Mountain Climbs In Europe

Mountaineers and adventurous hikers see more in Europe than beautiful and historical cities. From the classic Alps to the Pyrenees, and the far off Caucasus Mountains, Europe offers a wealth of climbing opportunities of varying levels. Though not the tallest in the world, they are a commendable testament to nature. Unique formations and conditions make

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Best Longboard Brands (2022)

Whether you’re looking to get a complete longboard or longboard deck, there are some skate brands out there that make better longboards than others. So, we dis some research into it and we’ve found the top longboard brands in the industry. These are the longboard brands that are known for making sick gear for longboarders

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Best Skateboard Brands In The World (2022)

Whether you’re a complete noob or a seasoned skateboarder, one thing is for sure – some brands make way better boards than their competition.  So, we looked into it and we’ve found the top brands in the industry. These are the skateboard brands that are known for making sick gear for skateboarders without compromising on

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What’s The Difference Between Dry Rope And Non-Dry Rope?

If you’re getting into rock climbing, you may or may not have heard about the “dry rope vs non-dry rope” argument. You’ll need to make many subjective decisions as you purchase climbing gear for yourself, and the dilemma of dry rope vs non-dry rope is just one of them.  After all, your climbing rope is

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Does Dropping A Hydro Flask Ruin It?

If you’re like me, then you take your Hydro Flask stainless steel water bottle with you everywhere. Mine is my favorite hiking water bottle and I also travel with it. I even took my Hydro Flask on a year long round the world trip a few years ago. But you don’t have to travel around

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What You Should Know About Climbing Denali (Mt. McKinley)

If you enjoy climbing and mountaineering, then you’ve likely already heard about Denali. But though you may know of its size and grandeur, you may not be familiar with the costs and dangers associated with Denali.  Let’s take a closer look at this stunning Alaskan mountain and discover everything you need to know about climbing

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How Much Does It Cost to Climb Mount Everest?

When people think of climbing a mountain, thoughts of the cost aren’t the first that comes to mind. Most people consider the time, physical fitness, and equipment requirements before questioning the necessary fees. Unfortunately, the cost to climb climbs itself each year. If you have ever wondered, “how much does it cost to climb Mount

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What Is A Good 5k Time For Beginners?

Whether you are just getting started running or have experience and want to compete, a 5k is an excellent way to acquaint yourself with the running community.  As a 5k participant, your finishing time is likely the primary detail that you want to know. However, this number does not always have to be a huge

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Trail Running Shoes vs. Running Shoes

With so many types of shoes, one would think that focusing with a simple ‘running shoe’ category would be enough. However, that is not quite the case. Within the category ‘running shoes,’ you’ll find plenty of subsections dedicated to different types of running..  Whether you are a trail runner or keep to the pavement or

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The 5 Most Expensive Mountains to Climb

Each year, thousands of people crowd to the world’s tallest peaks to take on the challenge of scaling the summits. Whether you’re an expert mountaineer or a beginner adventurer, a successful climb takes skill, endurance, and a good deal of budgeting.  Before you set out on your journey to conquer the next peak, learn about

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What is Bouldering? And How To Get Started

Bouldering is rock climbing usually done on smaller, natural or human-made rocks without ropes or harnesses.  Athletes usually enjoy bouldering on obstacles under 15 feet, though there are notable exceptions. Since it is a smaller climb, it focuses on power and technique.  If you’re thinking about getting into bouldering, you’ll want to learn a little

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What Is Mountaineering? And How To Get Started

Just like the word “mountaineering” is centered around a “mountain,” the sport itself revolves around majestic mountains.  Mountaineering is the sport of mountain climbing, but the term can also be applied to walking and climbing up lower mountains and ones with moderate to low levels of difficulty.   Just because novices can enjoy mountaineering, that doesn’t

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How To Harden Feet To Prevent Blisters (And For Barefoot Running)

A foot blister is classified as a pocket of fluids that varies in different sizes. Getting a blister on your foot is genuinely easy. Fortunately, the treatment for one is likewise straightforward. Before you whip out a bandage or ailment, it’s essential to understand the actual cause of your foot blisters. By understanding the potential

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Sport vs Traditional Climbing: What’s The Difference

If you’re just getting into climbing, then you might be thinking that both of these are just about climbing up a rock, right? And at core, all climbing is about scaling up to the top.  But there is a distinct difference between sport and trad climbing. The quick answer is that traditional climbing is a

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How To Clean Climbing Shoes (And Remove The Stink)

Just like your everyday street shoes, your climbing shoes can really start to smell ripe if you’re not taking proper care of them and cleaning them once in a while.  In addition to getting rid of stinky climbing shoe odor, regularly cleaning those climbers helps you get a bit more wear out of them by

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Mountaineering Terms: Different Parts Of A Mountain

If you’re getting into mountaineering, then you might read some expedition reports to pass the time.  As you read those reports, you’re going to see a variety of different terms referring the to the different parts of mountains. Not sure what they mean or what part of the mountain you can find them on? We’ve

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Sore Throat When Running? Common Causes & Helpful Tips

If you’re out there pounding pavement and really putting in your all to stay fit and healthy, then you might be wondering why your throat feels a bit scratchy after or during your run.  Why does my throat hurt after running? used to be one of the most common things that I’d hear from my

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Get a Triathlon Watch. Your PR is Waiting!

If you’re reading this, chances are you have already crushed a few hills and swam plenty of laps. You’re ready to take the next step and milk the most out of your multi-sport training. Keep your eyes on the sweet prize of crossing the finish line as you browse the triathlon watch options, while keeping

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Rock Climbing vs Weight Lifting

If you’re looking to add some strength training to your fitness routine, then you may be weighing the pros and cons of both weight lifting and rock climbing. Well, if you’re still not sure which is the better option for you, then let us try to help you out. Below we’ll take a deeper look

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Bouldering For Beginners: Benefits And Tips To Get You Started

If you’ve seen a climbing wall at your local gym, then you might be thinking “what’s that all about?” and “is it just rock climbing inside?” We’ve got the answers to those questions and more. And before you know it, you’ll be scaling that climbing wall at the gym like a pro. Ready to learn

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Is It Okay To Run Every Day?

Running is one of the best aerobic activities available for fitness enthusiasts.  Whether your goal is to shed a few pounds for summer, shape and tone your body, improve your endurance or train for an upcoming race, a good running/training program can make all the difference.  However, running is also a “high-impact” form of exercise. 

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How To Improve Your Running Speed

Once you’ve built enough endurance to call yourself a runner, you may want to turn your attention to a new goal—running faster. If this resonates with you, then you’re in the right place. In this article, I’ll share with my best tips on how to increase your speed as a runner. These tips will help

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HIIT vs Running: The Benefits of Sprinting

Sprints are short bursts of running in which you go as hard and as fast as you can for abbreviated amounts of time. The idea with sprinting is to expend all of your energy and muscle strength to tap out your body’s resources. Basically, it’s power running. Since sprinting is just another form of running

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How To Wear Volleyball Knee Pads (The Right Way)

If you’ve ever played volleyball, then you know that a game can leave you with red welts in two places on your body – your arms and your knees. And if you’re playing sand volleyball, then you can end up with some serious skinned knee ouchies below the knee area. Enter the humble set of

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Last Minute Shopper? These Make Awesome Gifts For Outdoorsy People

Got someone active and outdoorsy on your gift shopping list? Whether you’re shopping for a mountain biking enthusiasts or a snowshoer, there are a few gift options out there that are perfect for all outdoor lovers. It doesn’t matter the occasion – Christmas, birthdays, or some other special day – the gift ideas below are

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21 Science-Backed Benefits Of Spending Time In Nature

Did you know that Americans spend an estimated 93% of their lives indoors? And the Brits spend only slightly more time outside with 90% of their lives spent indoors. Would you spend more time outside if it improved your mental and physical health? Research has shown that it does that in spades. We’ve collected the

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Bent Basketball Rim From Dunking? Here’s 3 Ways To Fix It

Having your own basketball setup at home can offer hours upon hours of family fun and can help the basketball enthusiast in your family practice and master his or her game.  In fact, many of the best basketball players in the world got their start with the game by shooting at an old rim in

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Got Wide Feet? Try These Basketball Shoes For A Great Look On The Court

If you play basketball, either recreationally or competitively as part of a high school, college or semi-professional league, you already know the importance of a properly fitting basketball shoe, one that will cradle your feet and protect them as you make your way up and down the court. In the following article we have reviewed

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