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How To: Perform a webster frontflip

In this how-to video, you will learn how to do a Webster front flip. This will be useful if you are trying to get better at Parkour free running. It is one footed front somersault. Make sure you do a big jump with your take off leg. The take off leg is the front leg. The back leg will use a lot of force, as it gives it gives you your initial rotation. Kick that leg behind you as you lift off with the other foot. Tuck in as you start your rotation. Land on the leg that you kicked back with. Yo...

How To: Hit a golf ball straight and far off the tee

In this how-to video, you will learn how to hit a golf ball straight and far off the tee. Hitting too quick and hard will give you a crooked hit with less distance. Make sure your arms and hands feel light. Be relaxed and make sure your transition is not too quick. Make a nice turn and make sure you are setup behind the ball. This will give you extra distance and a straighter hit. By watching this video, you will be able to easily get extra distance and a straighter hit when teeing off in gol...

How To: This DIY Arduino Bicycle Safety System Includes Turn Signals, Brake Lights, Strobe, and More!

As dedicated bicyclists are well aware, riding can be very dangerous. Now that daylights savings time has ended in the United States, darkness appears quicker, and the night is especially dangerous for cyclists because of the low visibility that drivers have. Not only is darkness a danger, but also fog, blizzards, and heavy rain—all wreaking havoc on the vision. To combat this, bikers attach reflectors: clear front reflectors, red rear reflectors, amber pedal reflectors, and clear side reflec...

How To: Easily do a back handspring

To do a back handspring, raise your hands over your head in a standing position. Then, stretch your arms out in front of your while lowering yourself, with knees bent, to a simulated sitting position. Use propulsion from your legs to jump into the back handspring. If you don't jump into the back handspring you may hit your head on the ground. Reach back as far as you can go, keep your body tight and keep your toes pointed. Keep your arms extended over your head and reach back to flip your bod...

How To: Practice a pump fake & pivot with Kobe Bryant

Learn how to do the Kobe Bryant pump fake & pivot! This is another Nike Signature Move from NBA Laker MVP Kobe Bryant. Get in triple threat position. Jab step, drive by, pump fake and then pivot. This is a mid-range game for when you have an aggressive defender. Show him the ball, step through for a drive. If the defender is close left pivot around in a pirouette. Take the shot or you've got the teammate.

How To: Start crosses on a tennis racket with a starting knot

Check out this instructional video and learn how to start your crosses(two-piece) with a starting knot when stringing your tennis racket. Once you have your first cross in, you need to find where your starting knot is going to go. Whichever starting knot you choose, you need to pull it tight from both sides to make the knot as bulky and tight as possible.

How To: Replace the grommet strips on a tennis racket

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to replace your bumper guard/grommet strips. This should be done for a number of reasons. One reason is if the bumper guard has worn through and you are now hitting graphite when you scrape it on the ground. Another is if the grommets are coming apart and the string has a chance at touching the frame. Or if you wish to add lead tape in a more conspicuous manner, replacing the strips and guards will help.

How To: Coil your golf swing for more power

Do you know how coiling effects golf swing? Swaying too far off the ball in the backswing and downswing is one of the most common power leaks in golf. Use five-time, Re/Max World Long Drive Champ, Jason Zuback's method for creating power through a proper coil and gain yards now. See how to create power in your golf swing with a proper coil.

How To: Do an improvised handwrap for boxing

This is an instructional video on how to wrap your hands with wrapping tape in preparation for boxing. The instructor shows you how to use tape to wrap, and where to place the tape. You start by wrapping your wrists multiple times. Then you go over the base of the thumb and back over the wrist twice. Then you wrap your knuckles. The instructor suggests that you can use some foam in this stage to protect your knuckles further. Finally you go between your fingers, back over the thumb and then r...

How To: Attack the pressure points of the leg while fighting

Disabling your opponents legs is the fastest way to make sure that you can get away from a fight situation without killing your opponent. Attacking the pressure points associated with the large blood vessels and nerves in the legs is an effective way to do that. This two-part video features an extensive walkthrough of the legs pressure points and ideas for attacks that can be used against them to get your fight over with as quickly as possible without risking killing someone.

How To: Tie your ice skates and keep the laces tight

In this video from Prolite we learn the right way to tie your ice skates and keep the laces tight. First you need a lace hook. It's a metal piece that helps you lace the skates. With the skate on and the laces loose, pull tight on the laces just enough so it's a little tight. Now take the lace hook and start at the bottom. Put it underneath both laces and pull tight. Keep doing this as you go up the skate. As you pull tight with one hand, with the other you put one finger where the tension is...

How To: Do the splits for gymnastics

The video starts off with two young girls explaining some basic techniques to do a split. The girls explain that stretching is very important before attempting to do splits so that you don't pull any muscles. The girls use a technique of doing a split with one leg elevated on a step stool. This allows them to become more flexible and to do different angled splits. If you're not able to do a split, the girls offer some stretching tips and advise taking it slowly until you become more flexible.

How To: Prevent heel slippage in running shoes

This video demonstrates that just because a shoe feels loose doesn't mean it's the wrong fit. Many shoes have a back eyelet that rarely gets used, but if you put your laces through it before tightening, it will raise the fabric of the shoe to give more support to the heel. If your shoe doesn't have this extra eyelet, you can create false eyelets by creating loops with your laces on the top two eyelets of the shoe, then lacing them through those fake eyelets before tightening. Both of these me...

How To: Do a half nelson in wrestling

A half nelson is a modification of the nelson wrestling hold in which you pin your opponent down by passing one hand under the arm of the opponent and locking your hand at the opponent's neck so he can't move. This is a basic though super effective wrestling move used commonly in amateur wrestling. During the move, it's recommended to pin your opponent's hand down with your free hand so he can't break out of the half nelson.

How To: Perform advanced split stretches for greater flexibility (for kids)

Whether you plan on doing the splits for your hip dance routine or your gymnastics, this tutorial will show kids the best way possible to perform the flexible move. This is a more advanced stretch, involving a great deal of flexibility, but remember— Always warm up muscles before doing the splits, use a spotter when needed, go step-by-step slowly and don't stretch beyond what is comfortable. Flexibility takes consistent work and does not happen in a day, but if you keep at it you will start t...

How To: Use the pressure points of the neck in combat

The neck is one of the most important and fragile parts of the body. It has few bones and muscles and very many blood vessels and nerves, making it a natural haven for pressure points. This video will teach you how to locate and strike many of these pressure points in order to improve your self-defense or martial arts skills. It includes demonstrations, diagrams, and detailed instructions for utilizing the information obtained in real-world self-defense situations.

How To: Grip an offset driver in golf

Want to know how to grip an offset driver when golfing? An offset driver is one where the shaft is behind the head, propelling the face forward and giving the club a closed appearance. The advantage of the offset club is that it helps you to hook the ball.

How To: Tie a karate belt on your child (or another person)

In this how-to video, Sensei Paul Adams will teach you how to tie your belt on your karate kid. The belt will be very stiff at first, but will loosen up over the years. Take the middle of the belt and place it on their belly. Take the ends and pull them all the way around until they reach the belly again. Make sure the belt is snug the whole time. Place the right side over the left and pull that end under both layers of the belt. Once this is done, pull the left end over the right and tie a t...

How To: Do an Arabian 180 backflip

Epic1 demonstrates how to perform an Arabian 180 back flip. Use a tucking motion when performing the Arabian. Use an up, turn and front flip motion when doing this stunt. The feet will pivot during the execution of the Arabian. Get your back flips down before performing the Arabian. A good trampoline and a foam pit will help you. Be careful of your distance and control because you're not going to see the spot where you're going to land before you land it. You will have to guess where your lan...

How To: Fake shots in water polo

Faking shots in water polo is a great way to keep defense off balance. Fake shots will often send defenders off to one or the other side. Losing the defenders during the fake allows you to get the open shot on goal. Water polo offensive techniques are designed to create more space between you and the defender.