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Anyone here knows anything about or has done it? Looking to join the local team and want to know what im in for
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>>85347
Ok sure
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I was a ref when it was still slightly interesting. Banked track is real roller derby. The flat track stuff is for toddlers. Slow and boring. 96% of the women have zero athletisicm and are just slow moving objects the real skaters maneuver around.
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>>85347
Yep
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Sure
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>>87399
>got tattoos when I was enlisted
>chanfags call them cringe
>turns out they're based
Based.

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Very forgotten by this board, freediving is an extreme sport that needs strong mental and physical conditioning.

Any anon here that does it, and if so where?

Also spearfishing thread.

Post stories, personal records, tips, pictures etc..
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>>91713
>north queensland
Where specifically?
There are freediving groups all up and down the east coast unless you live in some literal who town.
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>>91976
I live in Townsville, there was a group who did shit on magnetic island but they dont seem to anymore
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I haven't been free diving in years but the memory of standing on the sand 20 feet down looking up at the surface is one of the most peaceful in my life.
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>>77139
What public pool are you going to that's 40 feet deep?
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You did do your weekly co2/o2 tables, right anons?

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Soulmate Edition:

Post pics of your rides
Ask questions
Tell about that one sexy woman you met on the trails but you didn't talk to because you wanted to go down the trails, not her.

FAQ:
> What good bike can I get for under $1000
Used hardtail
> What good bike can I get for under $2000?
New Hardtail
> What good bike can I get for under $3000?
Used full suspension
> What are the affordable brands?
Marin, Commencal, Canyon, Polygon, YT, and many more.

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new thread
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>>95235
If that's the terrain you are going to be riding in most of the time then the stoic will suit you better, the grand canyon will eventually become a limiting factor once you get some skills. Get the one with the dropper, no excuses. Also, reply to this post in the next thread, that way it'll be easier to continue the conversation.
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>>93588
Get Microshift Advent X instead
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>>95090
76 projects valves are better and cheaper than santacruz
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I want to loose weight on my bike - 29" GT Avalanche Sport currently stock
Most obvious candidate seems those suntour xct forks
what do you recommend? Bike will me more xc than downhill

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I have no former experience with martial arts, but want to start with either boxing or muay thai. Main objective is self defense. Which one would be the better choice?
Also, not sure if that's important, but the boxing gym closest to me says they teach "Cuban boxing".
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>>89218
>Which one would be the better choice?
Definitely boxing.
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only disadvantage of muay thai is that its stance is less adaptable to takedown defense because its so tall. Boxing has a lower stance and can drop the lead hand low in a philly shell which can be used to get underhooks etc. Boxing on the other hand will get fucked up by leg kicks cuz that lead leg is so exposed. Plus boxing has fewer weapons and techniques at its disposal. The two styles complement each other extremely well, im trying to fuse them into my own hybrid style right now desu. with some random other shit thrown in for fun like hammerfists backfists weird tkd and capoiera kicks etc. But 99% of what i do is either muay thai with a boxing flavor or boxing with muay thai techniques added in
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Muay Thai. Boxing teaches you techniques that are bad in a fight that allows more than hands to be used. If you walk out with a philly shell you are getting your arm broken with a midline kick. If you bend down at the waist you are getting kneed in the face. Also, boxing clinches aren’t as effective as a Thai clinch.
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>>93073

I hold philly shield in kickboxe and im fine lel
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>>89341
Muay thai is even worse at dealing with takedowns. boxing stance is heavier on the front foot and lower making sprawling easier. a tall muay thai stance is just way easier to shoot a takedown on. adding basic wrestling defence tends to be a smoother transition for a boxer

both are totally fine though and there are very successful mma fighters from both backgrounds.

For strictly self defence I usually suggest boxing for striking. keeping your feet planted and using good footwork while keeping things simple with punches keeps you adaptable to changing circumstances and lets you reserve more brain power for you situational awareness (and remember most people are absolute trash at fighting anyway. you won't be boxing a K1 star on the street). less likely to slip/trip in the dark, trains good awareness (ring control) of other people, and if the asshole attacking you catches your leg even if you drop him he can latch on and make it difficult to run from his friends. Also roadwork is such a part of the culture of boxing and is your best option if weapons come out.

some good leg kicks can end a fight pretty well though.

And don't neglect grappling just because you don't expect to take anyone down. All it takes is the guy to grab your shirt and start hugging you to drag you down if you don't know what you are doing.

And years ago I was able to de-escalate a situation with a drunk guy who attacked me by wrestling him down slowly and non threateningly while keeping a dialogue with his friends and joking with them about their wasted buddy. I was concerned that if I just slept him his buddies would all come out in force. Instead by the end they were grabbing and restraining their friend and laughing at him while I got lost in the crowd.

Is there a codified fighting sports or potential cultural canadian/french-canadian martial art hidden in plain sight in ice hockey fights ?
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It's funny how fighting is an accepted part of the sport with its own rules in Hockey. It's interesting too since they're fighting on ice.
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>>90332
Exaclty my first thought, but instead of blocking with your grapping arm you hold on to the others jersey
>>90333
Nice trips, also yeah, the fact that footwork is non-existent is very interesting to me
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>>90197
Fighting was introduced into hockey in America. Prior to that players would just tickle each other and maybe kiss each other a little bit, as is customary in canada
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>>90197
We practice fighting. Balance and endurance. Usually by locking up and tugging/pulling. More than half fights end with both guys dropping. The guy on the bottom is usually the loser. Punching a guy all the way down is against the code. Read 'The Code' and watch some shit on hockey fights.com
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>>90418
Grabbing the jersey is low level. The good guys latch right on to the collar of the chest pad. It's way more stable and gives far better control. The most common way to generate real power on a slippery surface is with a simultaneous push/pull with opposing arms since trying to derive power from your legs, such as in boxing, is compromised. Because of this a solid connection between your control hand and the opponents pads is superior to pulling them into your punches by their jersey alone.

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Who would win in a fight
A trained mma fighter who is 5'6 or a somewhat versed boxer who is 6'1
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>>94541
sucker punch != knockout
If you're close enough to sucker punch, you're close enough to get taken down
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>>89627
Sex gifs
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>>94541
>muh streetfighter

The subject is about a fight. A sucker punch isn't a "fight", it's an unexpected and usually unjustified attack that often takes place from a position the target doesn't even see.

Saying a boxer "wins" using a sucker punch is like saying the grappler "wins" because he tackles the boxer from behind when the boxer doesn't even see or expect the attack.
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>>89636
Oh yeah babe..dem buck is gonna be broken alright.
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>>94694
Excuses.
The element of surprise is one of the most powerful weapons in your arsenal. Even GSP said multiple times that despite his fighting skill, he'll always use it when in a street fight.

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Hello there, I'm 17 and am a pretty good skier. I'm trying to learn tricks but once I get on skis I just about shit myself and can't even try to do them, even though I can easily manage to do them flat. Any advice?
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>>91192
Get some buddies and rely on group pressure. Best way to dare to do things is by good old testosterone and big dick competitions
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>>91198
Based
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Preferably ditch the jump fantasies because you havent been hitting the trampolines since you were 8 like is practically required nowadays. If you are that dead set start going now to build air awareness.
Otherwise buy vishnus and just fuck around hitting rails. Keep your weight on the front foot hard. Learn to carve switch no backwards pizza by getting your ass and hips low and swinging them to shift weight and carve
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>>91192
This is now your official theme song!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BmJ9A6TSBr8
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>>91192
Start with learning all the grabs on the smaller kickers aswell as 180 on the smaller kickers, then start doing 180s with grabs, then as you get more comfortable with that start progressing into doing a regular 360 and then add grabs, honestly doing 360 is the easiest shit ever, don't let your mind block you and think before you move.

I already practice boxing and I don't intend to stop. I also want to learn something with kicks in the future like kickboxing.
But I what I want to know is that if I would have any benefits by learning Karate. I kinda always wanted to learn but I'm not so sure anymore if I would learn anything functional that would make me a better fighter, like better fighting techniques or physical conditioning. What should I do?
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I started training Kyokushin this week and I'm loving it. We train sparring full contact (with limited force but it still hurts a lot if you don't block properly) and there isn't a lot of focus on kata.
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>>87882
Train muay Thai, not karate. It will blend right in with your boxing.
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>>92152
No the Goju tard is insane individual that rampages since /asp/
Belittling other Karate and MA and talking a lot of bs
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>>88000
Not him, but you're the retard, a really faggotty one at that.
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>>94526
>Not him
Kek you are fucking pathetic

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Considering buying a paramotor. Worth it? Best model for beginners? Quick course enough to start solo flying comfortably?
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>>64133
Ok
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>>83778
morality rate ?
better than killing a prostitute that's for sure
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I sometimes wonder about things like this. Where is it legal to use them? Do you need training? Will you accidentally get in the way of planes?
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Get one thats light, has a clutch(that's a must) get training before you comit to buying anything and get plenty of ground handling in on an A wing (with instruction) enjoy and know your local air law.
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>>92438
In the states you can fly unlicensed and untrained. You can even fly higher legally than ultralights.

ITT: We take a non-extreme sport and change it to make it extreme.

Marathon but you can sabotage your opponents any way you want. Weapons allowed. Basically the Road Rash game but on foot.

Dodgeball with bocce.

Polo but with rodeo horses.

Water polo but the water is slightly acidic so your skin and eyes start to burn after a while and you can only get out (rotating with other team members) once you score.

Any motor sport but without brakes.

Soccer with bowling balls.

Squash but the room is so narrow and you can get hit by the other player's racket.

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>>38955
i'll do you better.

it is a marathon, but it's on rollerblades on a river trailer across county lines after you airsoft shot a street sweeper rent a cop putting a ticket on a single mother's car so they'd turn around to you body checking them in lacrosse pads.

i call it jet set radio
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>>94421
river trail*
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>>94421
LOVE
WHAT IS
LOVE
WHAT IS
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>>45069
Kek that's so realistic.Lel

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Give me one good reason why i should start doing karate.
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Karate world is really diversified.
From kyokushinkai to an hobby for your mama
From k1 to (((olympic))) karate.
From tang soo do (only strikes) to wado ryu (jujutsu)
A lot of flavors.
You should start doing okinawan karate, these styles are all-around and all-in-one styles. Not only they are a mix of hard and soft styles, they usually also inherited from China the chi/ki training.
This knowledge is lost in "japanese" styles.
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>>83076
The funny thing is my school is the total opposite. Form and power is bad and isn't stressed as much as it should, but you can be damn sure we spar every single class.
If it wasn't for my autistic level of training outside of class odds are my form and power would suck too.
I think it's the problem of having mixed classes with little kids to adults, from low ranks, to black belts, all training together doing similar stuff at the same time.
It ends up being a lot of lowest common denominator, and limiting things to little kid attention spans, so the technical details end up falling by the wayside.
But my school is odd in a lot of ways if I think about it.
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>>83051
You get to see sweaty feet
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Just do boxing instead, head movement and good feet work put it miles ahead of karate.
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>>83070
Teach me how to time travel sensei muthafuggah!!!

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Fun fact: Pro fighters usually have only 4-5 techniques they can depend on, in some arts they may have even less (Some say top judoka only know 2 or 3 techniques really well).
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>>87983
Thank
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>>87983
What
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Ok
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>>87983
Most boxers only know 6 punches in total
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>>87983
you at least need to know all of them, have an idea of them so you know how to at least defend against them. but you need to be able to do around 5-8 techniques well enough which you use situationally, and then you need to be able to do 2-5 techniques really really well and those are your bread and butter that you use to set up the other 8 techniques you can do.

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"am I too old to ____"

No.
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>>91497
am I too old to have sex?
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>>91646
Nope,
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>>91497
Lose my virginity?
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>>92464
retard
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>>92464
They were always the dagos buttbuddies since the 30s.Do investment next time and stop being a blue collar cuck.

>been doing muay thai 3 days a week consistently for a year now
>still don’t feel ready for the more advanced classes

am i still supposed to feel like a beginner after a year? i do bag work, run, stretch, and lift outside classes as well
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Have you observed any of the advanced classes? Maybe you could try one out and tell the instructor you're not sure about your skill level or ask an instructor there if you think they're ready.
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>>94721
if they think you're ready*

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Anyone ever tried it?
Looks really fun but is quite expensive, wondering if anyone has had experience.
Not looking to get my licence or anything, just try it out in a tandem jump maybe over somewhere cool :)

Hope this is the right board don't really know where else to post this
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>>75559
Ok
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>>75559
Ok
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>>75559
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>>87067
If only you knew how wrong you were
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>>77513
Been edging myself through the ringer of extreme sports and I've found i have an incredible tolerance for fear tackling and just fucking doing it - plus my body just doesn't quit when it needs to. Haven't jumped before, but i woke up last week with a pounding urge to dive and i can't get it out of my head. It seems a lot less involved than I've expected as I look more into it.

If I have basically no fear impulse, is it stupid for my first jump to be a static line solo at low elevation? Is that even possible? I'd trust an AFF homie to strap me in and jetprop jump at 15000', but i can't help but feel that I'd have more fun (and feel more sane) if i ran the control lines.
>Something something i don't feel comfortable if i can't handle it myself

Regardless I'm fucking jumping this summer no doubt




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