Category: Sports

Jul 20

Learn How To Ride A Motorcycle

How To Ride A Motorcycle for the Very First Time (courtesy of 13mordeth)

Hello, this is 13! I’ve got a few people that watch my vids that like motorcycles (no surprise there!), and some of them don’t have a bike yet, and they plan on getting one in the near future. So, this video is for them, and it is How To Ride A Motorcycle for the first time! This pretty much applies to someone who has never ridden a bike before, so, if you’ve ridden a bike before, you can just skip this vid. And, you know, this is for people who are either gonna buy a bike who haven’t owned one before, or people who come across a bike and decide they wanna steal it! Either way! So, you’ve got a motorcycle – now, what do you do?

The first thing you do is you put on your protective gear. Make sure you have the body armor. You shouldn’t wear running shoes, because running shoes have laces that can catch on things. If you do have laces, take like the loops of the bow and tuck them back into the shoes, so there’s nothing really hanging loose. Or, you could tuck the bows into the laces here – like, take a bow and tuck it underneath – just get the laces and bows out of the way, because you don’t want them to catch on anything!

OK, so you get on the motorcycle and you turn the key. The fuel injection does its thing, and then the red light comes on. That means it’s ready to start. Notice that the neutral light is not on, so that means we’re not in neutral. Most motorcycles, the gears are:

1 – Down

Neutral – Up

Up past neutral – 2nd

Then keep going up for the gears – 2nd , 3rd , 4th, 5th.

So, it’s like – 1st gear, neutral, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th.

So, I’m in gear right now, but I don’t know which gear, right? So, I hold in the clutch and just keep kicking down all the way, to make sure I’m on. It doesn’t go down, so that means I’m in 1st. So, I wanna go up half a click, to neutral. And now, the neutral light’s on – so, I’m in neutral. Now, I can start the bike and it won’t go anywhere.

OK. So, the bike is started. Oh, yeah, I forgot to tell you where the controls are!

The left-hand side of the motorcycle is for gears. This is a gear-shifter, and this is the clutch. Just like a car has a clutch – and these are the gears. So, the left side is for shifting.

The right side of a motorcycle is for breaking! This is the rear brake, and this is the front brake. This is the accelerator. If you didn’t know where the accelerator was, you really shouldn’t try to ride a bike!

OK…and for low speed, you should pretty much just use the back break. It’s safer, and, if you lock it up, the bike’s not gonna fall over. So, I’d say, while just getting familiar with the bike, and familiar with the clutch and stuff, you should pretty much just use the rear break. I’ll probably use both…out of habit…but, for you, I’d say just use the rear. So, just use your right foot.

OK. So, I hold the clutch in, push down. Neutral light goes off, and you feel a click. It’s in 1st gear again. 1st gear is the only, real tricky part to driving. Same as a standard car. The first thing you want to do is figure out where the clutch engages. You’re not gonna be familiar with this clutch. So, what you do is you just let it out really slowly. And, you can see now that the bike is starting to move. And I’m not touching the accelerator, but the bike’s rolling, because the clutch is like, maybe 20%, 10% engaged. And that 10% engaged is enough to get the bike to roll. So, once it starts rolling, just pull your hand back in and try it again, ok? See, the bike’s moving, and I’m not – I don’t even have my hand on the accelerator. It’s not stalling, because I’m only partially engaged. If I let it out too far, too fast…it’s rolling…now, look at that! I got the bike rolling without even touching the accelerator! I didn’t think that would happen!

Let’s try that again – it’s cause I let it out smoothly – I let it out too smoothly. If I let it out too fast, then it just stalls. OK, if your bike stalls, it’s just telling you you let the clutch out too fast. You see, that second time I let the clutch out so slowly, that the bike started riding, and it didn’t even stall, and I didn’t give it any gas! So, that just goes to prove, what you can do with a smooth clutch. A smooth clutch release. You don’t even need to give it gas. And, that’s a pretty safe way to get the bike started rolling, you know – no fear of popping the clutch, or giving it too much RPMS a doing a wheelie or whatnot, like you see on the internet. So, let’s try that again. That time I didn’t put it in neutral – I just held the clutch in, and then started it. That’s another way. You don’t have to have it in neutral to start the bike. It’s the better way to start it, but, I was certain that it was in 1st gear, so I just held the clutch in all the way and started it.

So, I’m still in 1st gear – make sure – and then…so, I’m gonna give it a bit of gas and just let the clutch out slowly. Feel it start to move…slowly. OK, now I can let go of the clutch – I’m engaged. I don’t let go of the handle, but I’m just letting go to show you that the clutch is fully disengaged…or engaged…or whatever. So, anyways, yea…when you’re at slower speeds again, you just hold the clutch in, so the bike isn’t jerky, you know? If I were to let the clutch out and then drive at this speed, it’s kind of jerky, so you just pull the clutch in, and work it together with the gas.

The first time you ride a bike, first of all, you’re stopping and starting a lot. Stop, let the clutch out, give it a little bit of gas, work the 2 together to get it rolling, ok. Stop again. You know, a lot of times, what happens is that they stall the bike. They stall it like I did earlier. Then they get frustrated, so they start it up again, then they give it more gas and let the clutch out quicker to hurry up and get moving. Then they stall it again. And, then, the next time, they give it even more gas, and then the bike jerks, and then they lose control and they crash.

So, just keep the speed down low and practice. And, that’s about it…just…the most important thing when you’re first start riding – is just really move the clutch control. Get used to moving your hand in such a slow, controlled fashion. See, you can kind of see what I’m doing with the clutch…just letting it out and letting the bike move. Then, when I stop, I let the clutch out, give it gas. When I’m giving it gas, again, I’m only going about 2000 RPMs. You can see how much that is – just a little bit. Watch the RPMs…I’m keeping it at about 2000, just to get it rolling. Try that again – watch. See, it doesn’t go up over 2, for a smooth start.

If you want to start it quicker, you can bring the RPMs up higher, but, you don’t want to do that when you’re new. I can bring the RPMs up to, like…over 5,000 – 6,000. Then I let the clutch out. But, I’m also letting it out smoothly. If I just let go of it, the front might pop up, or you might lose control, so, smooth is the key. Video is getting a little bit long, so I’m gonna stop it, here. The first time you ride a motorcycle, know where everything is, and practice starting and stopping, because, the most important thing is clutch control.

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Jun 20

Learn How To Swim Basics for Kids

Learn How To Swim Basics for Kids (courtesy of youtube.com/NorthTexasSwimming)

Hi! My name is Robert Bina, and I’ve been a swimming lesson instructor for more than 20 years. We have divided our lesson into 5 parts:

Submerging,
Floating,
Kicking,
Arm Movement
and Breathing.

Our lessons are done in waist-deep water. Our swimmers are between 3 ½ and 9. And they have just about reached the achievable, physical limit for their various ages. So, don’t push a swimmer. It’s better if they work at their own pace. Just be patient, and don’t move to the next lesson until you have mastered the preceding skills.

OK, now, for some safety tips.

#1 – NEVER go swimming alone! Remember, it’s always better to swim with friends.

#2 – NEVER, NEVER dive or go headfirst into the shallow end of a pool! The reasons for that are obvious. You don’t want to dive in and hit your head on the bottom and hurt yourself.

#3 – NEVER, NEVER, NEVER go into the water for someone who needs help. First, yell for help, then look for a ring buoy or something else that floats to give the person needing that, and finally, go for help. Never go in the water yourself. Go get an adult. Never go into the water to help someone yourself. Get your mom or dad or a grown-up to come and help you.

Are y’all ready to go swimming?

When a parent doesn’t know at what level their child is swimming, I usually ask 2 things:

#1 – Can their child put their face in the water? And,

#2 – When they put their face in the water, can they hold their breath for 5 seconds?

If these 2 things – face in the water and holding of their breath for 5 seconds can be accomplished, then there is no reason the student can’t learn the basic requirements for a good swimming foundation. Here’s how we begin to build this foundation.

Submerging is relatively easy. Before submerging the face, the swimmer should always say, “One, Two, Three”. This purges the lungs and gets the swimmer ready for a full, fresh breath.

Now, just grab the wall with both hands, keeping the arms outstretched. Just say, “1, 2, 3”, take a big breath, and then put your face down into the water, between your arms. Your face should not be deeper in the water than your ears. Do this several times. Then ask your mom or dad to count to 5. Don’t resurface until the magic number 5 is called out. Once you accomplish this several times, try reaching the magic number 10!

Now, try it without holding the wall. Put your hands on your legs, say, “1, 2, 3”, inhale and put your face in the water. Once you can do this, you’re ready to recover toys from the pool bottom.

There are a lot of submersible toys, and here are just a few. Just as long as it sinks, and is not hard to grab or too heavy, you should have a lot of fun! This exercise helps in several ways:

#1 – It reinforces taking a breath and holding it.

#2 – Usually, this is the first time a swimmer experiences loss of contact with the bottom.

#3 – At this point, you will be able to see who is submerging with their eyes open and who isn’t. Encourage the swimmer to open their eyes, but don’t make this an issue which keeps you from moving ahead. During this exercise, the swimmer begins to experience buoyancy. Just imagine trying to fly for the first time. Sometimes they float so well, they can’t get down to reach a toy. Tell them you are going to help them, after saying ,“1, 2, 3”, inhaling and readying themselves, gently push them between the shoulder blades just enough for them to get down and grab the toy.

Well, I hope our lessons have helped you feel more comfortable in the water, as well as improve on your swimming skills. Remember – Practice, Practice, Practice! You won’t get any better if you don’t practice. Just go to the pool, and the rest will come naturally! Water Fun is what we want to promote! Summertime can be pretty long and hot for a young person who can’t swim. So, see you at the pool, and remember – When in Doubt, Breath Out!

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May 10

Learn How To Water Ski

Learn How To Water Ski (courtesy of 1HourSlalom.com)

Welcome to Sunny Winterhaven, Florida! I’m Lane Doug Bowers, and if you’re watching this video right here, that means you want to learn to either get on combo skis without falling or get up on water skis, get up on a slalom ski without falling or get up on a wake board without falling. I’m gonna show you the same technique that top barefooters learn, beginning barefooters learn – to help them learn without falling. That’s how I’m gonna show you how to not fall – that’s how I’m gonna keep you from looking stupid in front of your friends and looking like a champion the first time you get on water, and help you do it for free!

Here’s how it goes. Your next lesson…you guys already watched this. If you didn’t watch this, go back and lean your body in this head-up, shoulder roll, meat hook, hips forward. You learn to be soft but powerful. Your hips in, your shoulders back, your knees up. Let me grab the handle.

The next position we’re gonna learn, and this is the real key to not look – how many of you watch somebody get up on a board or a cutskin and they’re in the water and say, “Ready – I’m ready – Go!” and they go yikes and they go yanking out the front. Well, that’s what happens when you don’t have good information. I’m gonna show you how to do it. I’m even gonna show you later on how to teach your driver how to drive for you and you’ll look like a pro and you’ll get up without ever taking a fall.

So here we go. The next position you need to learn, whether it’s combo skiing, slalom skiing or wake boarding is what I call the three-point-position. While you’re sitting in the water, you need to learn to sit. If you’re on combo skis, you let your skis wash into your butt. If you’re on a slalom ski, you can let – you can sit down and you’d have one leg behind you or in the ski, either one. But you’re letting this foot come underneath you. You’re basically gonna stay in this position. If you’re on a wake board, you’re gonna have the tip of the board up, but you’re gonna be sitting on the board. The front edge of the board will be up, the front edge of your combo skis will be up, the front edge of your slalom ski will be up. OK, and you’re gonna actually learn to hold this position without fighting it.

The single, biggest mistake that people make, other than they never had a game plan and got their body position right – now, the next problem is that they never learned to harness the power of a good three-point. So here’s what’s gonna happen. You’re gonna actually…the first lesson I’m gonna show you on the water – and this is how I’m gonna show you how to learn without falling…is we’re gonna have you hold on. Then we’re gonna put the boat in gear. That’s equivalent of probably going two or three miles per hour – like walking on dry land. We’re gonna check to make sure you’re not making the common mistakes that people make that don’t know a three-point.

So, you’ve gotta be able to sit here relaxed. Now, your instincts will tell you to push on the board, pull on your arms, stand up and pull in. All those things are wrong. The boat’s going in gear, you sit down and you relax. And because the boat’s not gonna gun it, which is the driving mistake that we’ll clear up later on, we’re just gonna put the boat in gear, and you’re gonna sit there, relax, grip and just ride like that. And when you are really, really comfortable and not fighting it, then you literally will be able to tell the driver OK. He’s gonna pull you up real slowly, and you’re gonna get in your shoulder roll, meat hook, hips forward. If you bend over and pull in, we shut the boat down. And that’s how you keep from falling.

So, that’s your second lesson. Learn the three-point-position. Practice on land, knees together, feet wide, arms relaxed. Ride like that. So practice on dry land, get comfortable in it and get mentally ready.

The first lesson when you get on the water is gonna be to sit in that position, relax, and the boat’s not even gonna accelerate. That’s your second miracle, that’s your second bit of information.

Have a great day!

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Jan 07

Learn How To Fence

Learn How To Fence (courtesy of ExpertVillage.com)

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Dec 09

Learn How To Ice Skate

Learn How To Ice Skate (courtesy of ExpertVillage.com)

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Sep 07

Learn How To Climb

How To Climb (courtesy of ExpertVillage.com)

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Sep 06

Learn How To Dunk

How To Dunk A Basketball (courtesy of ExpertVillage.com)

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Aug 25

Learn How To Rollerblade

How To Rollerblade (courtesy of Livestrong.com)

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Aug 23

Learn How To Golf

How To Play Golf (courtesy of SwingMachineGolf.com)

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Aug 02

Learn How To Surf

How To Surf (courtesy of Socket85)

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Jul 29

Learn How to Snowboard, Step By Step

How To Snowboard (courtesy of SnowboardingForNewbies.com)

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Jun 29

How to Swim the Backstroke

How To Swim The Backstroke (courtesy of StTrainer.com)

I’m Steven Taylor, endurance coach and fitness trainer through my company, Sttrainer.com.

Today, I’m going to explain to you how to do the backstroke. For this drill, you will need:

A swimming pool
A swim suit
Goggles,
and a cap.

You first must get your body in the correct position. This means that your body is stretched long and your hips and legs are at the surface of the water. We want your whole body at the surface of the water, not trailing down, with your hips and legs sinking in the water.

In order to do this well, it’s important to push your shoulder blades and head back in the water, squeeze your stomach muscles and your booty muscles, which will push your hips and legs to the surface of the water.

Step two to learn backstroke is to know how to move your arm through the water. It’s not true that your arm goes through the water, directly behind the body. Rather, your elbow bends, and the arm is actually more out to the side of your body than below it.

The third and final step to correct backstroke swimming is to make sure your hips and shoulders (your whole body) rolls from side to side. This will make it much easier to have a correct arm stroke and also streamlines you through the water.

In conclusion, the correct steps for swimming the backstroke include:

Good Balance, with your hips and legs at the surface of the water,

the Correct Travel with your arm, which is arm out to the side, not under and behind you

and, finally, Body Rotation, with your hips and shoulders rolling from side to side.

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May 24

Softball Tutorial – How to Throw a Rise Ball

How To Throw A Rise Ball (courtesy of WePlay.com)

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Sep 29

How to Golf – Curing a Golf Slice

Learn several tips to cure your golf slice and make you a better golfer in this tutorial from TheSwingMan

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Jun 09

How to do the Butterfly Stroke

Butterfly stroke for beginners demonstration from VideoJug.com.


Swimming: Butterfly Stroke For Beginners

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Mar 20

Golf Tutorial – How To Hit the Draw and the Fade

Learn how to hit fades and draws and improve your golf game in this video demonstration from AGolfInstruction.com

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Jan 19

How to Tie a Fisherman’s Knot

An easy way how to make strong and nice fisherman’s knot from MetaCafe.com


Fisherman’s KnotThe most amazing home videos are here

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Jan 16

How to Build a Complete Skateboard

Watch this WarehouseSkateboards.com demonstration on how to build a complete skateboard from the ground up.

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Dec 16

Ski Lessons – Learn how to carve

Watch this introduction to carving video from SofaSkiSchool.com and learn how to ski and carve the mountain like a pro!

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Nov 05

Golf Instruction – How to Stop Slicing the Ball

This how-to golf video from AGameGolfInstruction.com explains different causes for hitting a slice and gives you some methods and drills that you can use to stop slicing the golf ball.

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Oct 28

Mountain Biking How-to – Downhill Basics

Learn how to descend safely with your mountain bike in this demonstration video from BikeSkills.com

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Sep 26

How to Play Hockey – Figure 8 Drill

Learn how to hone puck handling skills in this hockey drill demonstration from USAHockey.com

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Aug 29

How to Play Baseball: Turning a Double Play

Learn how to turn a double play with this video from TeamZoneSports.com

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Jul 30

How to Play Golf – Lefties Grip

Learn the proper grip for a left-handed golfer in this easy to follow how-to video from RingerDaMan on how to play golf as a lefty.

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Jul 09

Skateboarding Basics: How to Shove-It

Learn how to pop shove it on your skateboard with this video from SkateboardingTips.net.

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Jul 07

How to Jump a Tabletop

Hone your mountain bike jumping skills. Learn how to jump a tabletop jump with proper technique with this video from www.BikeSkills.com.

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Apr 14

How to Play Baseball – Throwing a Curveball

Learn how to play baseball like a pro. Watch this how-to throw a curve ball video from ViewDo.

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Nov 26

How to Skateboard – Learning a Big Flip Fakie

Learn how to land this advanced skateboarding trick with this video from 5Min.com

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Nov 16

How to Self Defense – Break Away Techniques

Learn some important breakaway techniques that could save your life with this video from 5Min.com

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Oct 17

How to Play Tennis – Developing Correct Serving Technique

Learn how to develop your tennis serving technique with this video from TennisMindGame.com


Topspin Tennis Serve Part II – Develop Correct Technique

Posted Aug 17, 2007

Follow the progression in this video to develop correct tennis topspin serve technique.

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Oct 16

How to Play Tennis – Topspin Serve

Learn how to develop your topspin tennis serve with this video from TennisMindGame.com


Topspin Tennis Serve Part I – Develop Feel

Posted Aug 17, 2007

Use these two tennis serve drills to develop better feel for topspin.

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Oct 16

How to Play Tennis – Adding Power to your Serve

Learn how to add power to tennis serve by using leg drive with this video from TennisMindGame.com


Topspin Tennis Serve Part III – Adding Power

Posted Aug 17, 2007

Add power to your serve by using more leg drive and tossing more inside the court. A fast tennis serve is also a result of having a loose arm.

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Oct 15

How to Juggle Devil Sticks – Tutorial 3

Learn how to juggle devil sticks with this video from NewRonio.net

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Oct 15

How to Juggle Devil Sticks – Tutorial 1

Learn how to juggle devil sticks with this video from NewRonio.net

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Oct 15

How to Juggle Devil Sticks – Tutorial 2

Learn how to juggle devil sticks with this video from NewRonio.net

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Sep 11

How to Play Softball – Hitting Tips

Learn how to lead with your hands when batting in softball in this video from Softball360.com

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Aug 21

How to Ride a Switchback

Learn how to ride any switchback turn with this video from BikeSkills.com

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May 05

How to Play Hockey: Stick Handling Drills

An instructional video from Coach Walt for an off-ice stickhandling drill.

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Apr 21

How to Play Basketball: Ball Handling Drills

Learn how to play basketball and improve your ball handling techniques with this video from Kudda.com.

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Apr 21

How to Skateboard: Learning the 360 Flip

Learn how to do a 360 flip trick with this video from marti23524356346.

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Apr 20

How to Tie a Bowline Knot

Learn how to tie a useful bowline knot with this video from tchoctube.

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Apr 08

Skateboarding Basics: How to Skate Ramps

Learn how to skate ramps from the pros in this video from jsheuns.

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Apr 08

How to Skateboard for Beginners

Learn how to skateboard. Try these skating basics in this video from LeanyBeanyIsMean.

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Apr 07

How to Play Baseball: Improving your Swing

Basic Training: Improving the power in your baseball swing with this video from javvilin

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Apr 01

How to Throw a Curve Ball

Learn the proper technique for throwing a curveball with this video from ViewDo.com.

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Feb 28

Learn How to Bowl

In this video tutorial from iBowl Productions, learn how to bowl and some basic bowling techniques.

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Feb 24

How to Play Hockey: Basic Shooting Techniques

Learn how to play hockey and the basic wrist shot, snap shot and slap shot with this video from SportsSkool.com

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Feb 23

How to Make a Pass in Hockey

Learn how to make a pass in hockey with some basic techniques and drills in this video from SportsSkool.com

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Feb 16

Learn How to Snowboard

Learn how to move and balance on a snowboard with this video from TotalVid.com.

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Jan 19

Learn How to Juggle

Who doesn’t want to learn how to juggle? Follow this video from Doctor72 and you’ll be juggling in no time!

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Jan 12

How to do a Yoyo Bind

Does your yoyo have you in a bind? Learn how to do a yoyo bind that will solve all your yoyoing problems with this video from supperjin.

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Jan 08

How to Kickflip

Impress your friends at the skate park. Learn how to kickflip in a few easy steps with this video from marti23524356346. Nice!

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Dec 29

How to Toothpick

No, it’s not how to get that last bit of spinach from between your teeth – how to toothpick explains how to do the BMX bike move, the Tooth Pick!

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Nov 28

How to Make an Ollie Jump on a Skateboard

How To Make an Ollie Jump on a Skateboard (courtesy of Expert Village)

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Nov 15

How to Throw a Curve Ball

How To Throw A Curveball (courtesy of ViewDo.com)

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