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5 Tips For Using Essential Oils In Hot Tubs

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized |

Essential oils can help you feel relaxed or invigorate you. They can also help soothe aching muscles and are commonly used to help cure diseases. Using essential oils in your hot tub can increase the spa-like affect of your hot tub. However, it is important that you use essential oils wisely. Below are five tips to get you started.  Use Anti-Fungal or Anti-Bacterial Oils to Keep Your Water Fresh  Many essential oils have either anti-bacterial or anti-fungal properties. Some of the more common examples include eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, cinnamon, and tea tree oil. These can help limit bacterial and fungus in your tub when they are added to the water. While you may want to use a specific blend of anti-bacterial and anti-fungal essential oils during a deep clean of your hot tub, you may also want to add a few drops of one of these oils to a soaking blend. This way, when people enter your hot tub with a bacterial or fungal infection, the bacteria or fungus may be neutralized before spreading to other people.  Beware of Oils that Result In Photosensitive Skin  Some essential oils can cause a photosensitive reaction on your skin. This means that after your skin has been exposed to the essential oil, if it is exposed to sunlight or other UV lights, you may experience a rash, blisters, or darkening of the skin, similar to a bad sunburn. Photosensitivity is mostly caused by citrus essential oils.  It is best to avoid photosensitive-inducing essential oils when people will be using the hot tub. However, you can still use these oils for cleaning purposes if there will be enough time for the oil to evaporate before someone uses the hot tub. Since essential oils are volatile and evaporate quickly, you should be okay to use the hot tub by the next day.  Use Only Pure Essential Oils  Essential oils are safe to use in a hot tub because they evaporate quickly and do not stick to the sides of the tub or in the plumbing. However, other types of oils should not be used in a hot tub. Essential oils are often mixed with a carrier oil, such as argon oil, to dilute the effects of the oil. However, since you will be using a small amount in a large body of water, it is not necessary to dilute your essential oils. Additionally, it is important to make sure you are purchasing real essential oils as opposed to infused oils, which are carrier oils that have the scent of the essential oils but not the same chemical properties.   Use Small Amounts of Essential Oils Essential oils are highly concentrated, powerful oils, which means that you only have to use a small amount of them to achieve their benefits. In general, you will want to use about 3 drops of essential oil per person capacity of your tub. Keep in mind that this number refers to the capacity of your tub, so if you have a 6-person tub, you should use 18 drops of essential oil, even if only 3 people are using the tub at the time. Also, you can blend more than three types of essential oils together, as long as you follow the correct total dosage.  Use Thieve’s Oil for a...

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Easy Repairs to Keep Your Bicycle in Good Condition

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Uncategorized |

When you purchase a bike to rekindle the love you had of cycling as a kid, you want to make sure that your recreational vehicle lasts as long as possible. You can keep your bicycle in great condition and perform many minor repairs on your own by investing in some basic parts and tools to add to your arsenal of bike gear. Fix a Flat Tire If you fixed flat tires with an inexpensive repair kit when you were young, the task should be relatively easy to perform on your adult-sized bike. Furthermore, you should keep a flat tire kit in a compartment on your bike in case you have a mishap while you are out and about. The basic parts you need for your flat tire kit include a spare tube, a patch kit, tire levers and a pump. You can purchase these items from shops like Random Bike Parts. However, you need to know the tube size of your bike before you purchase a matching spare. The size should be printed on the side of your tires. If you cannot find the information, check your bike owner’s manual. A patch kit is helpful in the event you do not have a spare tube. It is a short-term solution to a flat. Patch kits usually come in small storage boxes and include rubber patches, glue, a scuffer and instructions. If you cannot remember how to replace a tube or other bike repair tasks, invest in a bike repair book. Many bike part shops also sell repair manuals Straighten Your Wheels Over time, your bike wheels will become misaligned. When you notice that wheels are wobbly and feel unstable, you should straighten them out. This task, commonly called truing, can be completed with a few basic parts: A truing stand A spoke tension meter A spoke wrench A bike shop with knowledgeable employees can help you choose the correct spoke wrench for your bike. Once you measure the tension on your bike spokes, you can begin adjusting the wheels. While you can take your bike to a repair shop for this task, you can save money if delve into your bike repair manual and learn to do it yourself. If you plan on making biking a serious hobby, you should definitely learn how to true your wheels so you can always enjoy smooth bike rides. Replace Wheel Rims Once you purchase a truing stand and a spoke wrench you are nearly equipped to replace damaged wheel rims. Pick up a small tool called a nipple driver from a bike shop plus a new wheel rim. You should also purchase waterproof bike grease. The nipple driver will help you to remove spokes from the old rim. The grease helps to loosen spokes. You will use your truing stand to keep the wheel rim stable as you loosen the spokes and replace the rim. Fix the Chain If you plan on going on long bike rides, you definitely need to learn how to fix and change your tire chain. It is fairly straightforward task that you probably mastered if you were an avid bike rider as a child. However, you should not wait until the chain breaks to replace it. When you notice that the chain slips as you ride or...

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Avoiding Wedgies: A Male’s Underwear Guide To Ziplining In Comfort

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Zip lining through companies like Shallotte River Swamp Park, professional courses, wooded areas, and high mountain tops is an amazing experience that you won’t soon forget. Don’t let that experience be tainted with the uncomfortable feeling by choosing the wrong underwear for your adventures. While zip lining, you are strapped into a tight harness that wraps around your thighs and waist. Instead of letting the harness cause discomfort, there are multiple ways you can properly prepare. After years of zip lining and experience, the following tips compile the ultimate guide for cruising down the line in comfort. Boxer Tips One of the more annoying types of underwear you can wear on a zip lining trip is boxers. Boxers can easily get tangled, misaligned, and jumbled up when the harness is strapped on. If boxers are your only option, there are multiple ways you can prepare for the best experience possible. Pull the boxers up until they are just below your belly button. This will tighten up the area around your thighs and prevent the boxers from being too loose. Add a belt to the jeans or shorts that you are wearing. This can help keep the boxers up and prevent them from drooping. Wear the smallest pair of boxers you have to help prevent sagging and getting caught in the harness. This way, you won’t be constantly readjusting your pants and underwear. Performance Underwear Zip lining is a pretty active sport and this is why performance underwear is one of the best options for zip tours. The underwear is thin, smooth, and acts as a second skin while you wear it. This means that the underwear can help absorb sweat caused by a harness, won’t move, and will keep you comfortable while climbing and going down the zip line. Performance underwear is available in a number of styles. If you’ve never worn it before, it’s a good idea to break in for a few days so you can get used to the comfort and fit. Boxer Briefs One of the best alternatives to performance underwear is boxer briefs. Boxer briefs fit snugly, provide comfort, and will fit well with a majority of zip lining harnesses. The harness strap will go just below the point where the briefs end and not pull on your underwear as you zip line. When choosing the pair of boxer briefs to wear, select one where the waist band is not too worn. If it is stretched out, the briefs could slide down and cause discomfort. If possible, purchase a new pair of boxer briefs to wear just for the trip. Long Johns If you’re zip lining during colder weather, then an ideal underwear choice is long johns. Just like wearing a second pair of pants, long johns add warmth, comfort, and will help relieve the strain from harness pressure. Just like boxers, it’s a good idea to wear a belt so the long johns stay comfortable. Full body long johns are another option. They will stay secure and keep your upper body warm. Be sure to try on the long johns before the trip. The more snug the long johns are, the more comfort you will have while hang gliding. Going Commando One of the worst decisions you could make on the zip lining trip...

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Add Some Zip To Your Zip Line Adventure

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Zip lining can be an amazing and fun experience. Consider making your time on the zip line experience with companies like Sky Valley Zip Tours even better with these ideas.  Multiply the Fun A zip line experience is fairly easy to find, especially in areas that rely on tourism. Check out zip line activities that offer all day adventure as well. Many zip line rides and tours also include hiking in an exotic location or traveling down the river in a kayak or inner tube. Book a zip line trip in a park that will allow you to pitch a tent and spend the night. You can add the perfect touches to your zip line experienced based on what you love to do.  Include the Kids Even young children can safely enjoy zip lining. Many zip line tours require participants to be a certain age and weight with age 12 and a weight of 80 pounds being the common minimums. However, there are zip line tours that will accommodate younger and lighter thrill seekers. Be sure to call ahead, and be sure your child is really ready for that type of adventure.  There are zip lines created specifically with children in mind. Visiting one of these is a good way to spark your child’s interest in zip line activities and to be sure that your child will not panic or be afraid when faced with an adult sized line.  Kids get more than just fun out of a zip line experience. Show kids the importance of healthy physical activity, and teach them to enjoy their natural surroundings when you take them zip lining. A family zip lining experience can bond you like no other activity can.  Make it Romantic Another option is to leave the kids behind and create a romantic adventure just for you and your partner.  Choose to a canopy zip line tour over natural beauty to get you into the mood for romance. In many places you can choose to ride the zip line together or at least hold hands during some parts of the zip. Finish the day by sharing a bottle of wine in a remote, natural location.  Educate Yourself A zip line tour can be educational as well as fun. Choose a location for your experience and learn all you can about it. Find out the history and culture of the people who live where you will be vacationing.  Many zip line tours also teach participants about the nature that can be found in a certain location and about understanding how people are caring for and defending natural areas from being destroyed by cutting down too many trees or crowding out wildlife.  Go Extreme If you prefer an adrenaline rush to a relaxing ride, take your zip line experience to new heights with extreme adventures.  Choose to take your zip line tour under the stars at night. Add the exhilarating experience of flying down a wire to the excitement of being in darkness, and the result is a unique thrill ride that you will never forget.  Go long. Zip lines can take you over distances of more than 6000 feet. That’s a long way to go when you’re hanging in the air.  Have a big adventure on a super sized zip line. reports that...

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Motorcycle Accidents: “Braking” The Habit

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now that the warmer weather is creeping back in, many motorcycle enthusiasts are choosing to bring their two-wheeled bikes back on the road. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are more than 20 times likely to die in a car crash than those who drive a car. Although there are various factors that can cause a motorcyclist to experience a crash, one likely cause is the bike’s brake system. Pay Attention to Your Brake System Operating a motorcycle requires paying attention the road and the motorcycle itself, especially when you apply the brakes. When you come to a stoplight or intersection, you apply the brakes. A motorcycle is equipped with both front and rear brakes that are separate from one another. Unless your bike has an antilock brake system, braking too hard could cause the wheels of your brake to lock, which could lead to an unnecessary accident. When you come to a stop, pay attention to the way your bike reacts. If you feel the bike shimmying or you feel it does not respond properly, it is important that you take it in for brake repair immediately. In order to reduce problems with your motorcycle’s braking system, ask the repair specialist to ensure your bike has an antilock brake system. Motorcycles without antilock brakes are more approximately 37% more likely to be involved in a fatal accident. Make Note of Any Recalls If you own a motorcycle, you need to be aware of any recalls, especially any that have to do with your brakes. Malfunctioning brakes can cause serious injuries, and in worst case scenarios, death. There are many places online that will inform you if you’re the make, model and year of your motorcycle has been recalled by the manufacturer. Recalls are not an unlikely occurrence. In fact, two well-known motorcycle manufacturers recently recalled their motorcycles because of brake problems. Suzuki recalled more than 210,200 motorcycles because of brake problems involving the GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 manufactured between 2005 and 2013. Similarly, Harley-Davidson recalled more than 66,400 motorcycles from the 2014 lineup. If you discover that your motorcycle is part of a recall, it is important that you gather the contact information given by the manufacturer. You can also contact the company that sold you your motorcycle and inform them that there was a recent recall. You will need to take your motorcycle in for inspection to validate the claim in which case the parts will then be replaced by a professional. Practice Proper Maintenance Rather than waiting until you experience a problem with your motorcycle’s brakes, you should make sure you take your bike in for regular maintenance. Just like a car, a motorcycle requires maintenance to ensure that none of the parts are worn out, including the brakes. There is no general timeframe indicating when you should have your bike inspected. The frequency with which you will need to perform inspections and maintenance vary based on the make and model of your bike. If you are unsure how often you should have the brakes checked or your overall motorcycle inspected, speak with a motorcycle repair specialist near you. Keep in mind that a bike without an antilock brake system may require additional care and maintenance. Given that you run the risk of locking your tires without an ABS, you run...

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How To Handle Ammunition Primers Safely: Guidelines For Protecting Life, Limb And Property

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Reloading ammunition is a popular hobby in the United States, especially since some popular cartridge sizes have become difficult to find and others are prohibitively expensive. Reloading centerfire cartridges involves assembling a collection of varying components: bullets, cases, and powder are all necessary. However, an assembled cartridge is useless without a primer to start the detonation. No other gun reloading supplies, save powder, are as potentially hazardous as primers; in fact, careless handling of primers can be deadly and destructive. Here is what you should know about primers and reloading safety: What is a primer? A primer, sometimes called a primer cap, is a small, round cylinder that contains an explosive compound. The explosives inside a primer are designed to ignite when struck by the firing pin of a firearm, and this small explosion ignites the power load contained in the attached case. There are a bewildering number and types of primers in existence, but most hobbyist reloaders in the United States use Boxer primers. This type of primer was developed by an Englishman in the 1800s, and it is almost exclusively used in American-manufactured centerfire ammunition. Cartridges primed with a Boxer cap are much easier to reload than those primed with Berdan primers, the competing primer design found in small arms ammunition throughout the rest of the world. Primers contain a number of different explosive compounds: potassium chlorate, mercury fulminate, and lead styphnate are a few of the more popular agents that have been used. However, regardless of specific content, all primers contain sensitive explosive compounds that can be dangerous to reloaders. Below are some specific guidelines you should follow when handling primers: Keep primers in their original containers Centerfire cartridge primers are typically arranged in a single layer inside their factory packaging. This is designed to limit the possibility of an accidental chain-reaction should one primer detonate. These containers are designed for safety, and that’s why you should keep your primers in them until you are ready to reload a cartridge. Never empty multiple packages into a single container; though this may be convenient, it is unsafe due to a greatly increased risk of accidental detonation. A mass detonation of several hundred primers could prove to be devastating to both your property and your health. Keep your reloading work area clean Reloading ammunition can be messy due to handling powder, bullet press lubricants and other materials that leave residues. Primers typically leak a small amount of their compounds as they are handled, and this “dust” can coat components over time. Unlike powder, which requires a heat source to detonate, primer explosives are detonated by physical shock; accumulated primer dust can actually detonate and cause secondary explosions of powder and other caps. That’s why you should always thoroughly wipe down your reloading equipment and other materials with a clean cloth after every use. If necessary, wash components in warm, soapy water to remove stubborn remnants. Wear eye and hearing protection while handling primers While wearing eye and ear protection is important during any phase of reloading, perhaps the most critical time to do so is while you are handling primers. If one should accidentally detonate, the small fragments could be blown into your eyes. In addition, hearing protection can save your ears from short-term tinnitus or possibly permanent...

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Newly Blended Family? Creative Ways To Foster Family Togetherness That Kids Will (Secretly) Love!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

After going through a difficult relationship and a painful breakup or divorce, you have finally met someone who you feel certain will be a part of your life forever. Even better, this special someone feels the same way, and the two of you are happily attending to all the details of combining your two homes into one. There is, however, one dark cloud on your otherwise happy horizon and it could be a deal breaker – the children involved cannot seem to get along their new siblings. Before you cart them off to family counseling sessions they are sure to detest, consider using these crafty, but oh so subtle, ploys to create one super-sized, but very happy, family! Remove Territorial Disputes by Changing the Territory  Kids that are forced to move into another family’s home or share their special spaces with newly acquired step-siblings can become resentful or even openly hostile about a situation they view as an unwanted intrusion into their lives. When reprimanded or forced to comply, this type of resentment can fester and create friction that could last for a lifetime. Instead, consider purchasing or renting a larger home that will give each child – and the parents – ample space for both shared activities and private time. Since all of the children will be approaching life in the new home on equal footing, parents who take this action will find that the opposing sides of this conflict no longer have anything to fight over. To reinforce the positive effects of this action, consider holding family meetings and allowing all the kids to have an equal voice in choosing both the new home and the new bedroom arrangements once the new home is obtained.   Confuse the Argument With Diversionary Tactics One of the main reasons that new step-siblings end up at odds is the human tendency to rehash old hurts in the heat of battle. No matter if the current argument is about a lost library book or someone taking too long in the bathroom, if it is allowed to continue, old complaints will soon surface and tensions will continue to rise. The parents of newly blended families can use diversion to douse the flames and force the warring children to work together to benefit all members of the family unit. A good way to do this is to make the arguing parties work together on something big that will affect the entire family. One possibility is to have them plan, shop for, prepare and serve a special dinner for a gathering of family and friends or extended family members. This is a great example of a diversionary tactic that will not only challenge them, but also provide an excellent opportunity for bonding as they work.  Use the One-On-One Approach to Soothe Hurt Feelings Blended family situations can be the perfect breeding ground for hurt feelings that, if left alone, can quickly become full-fledged fights. Combine physical activity and fun by installing a basketball hoop on the garage or a trampoline in the backyard. Use shooting hoops and games on the trampoline as a fun way of creating both special one-on-one times for each parent to spend with a child and group activities for the entire family. The sound of a dribbling basketball is a powerful...

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Increasing Your Strength To Achieve An Optimum Draw Weight

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Choosing the right draw weight for your compound bow can be difficult. On one hand, a higher draw weight allows for less arc and more accurate shooting–up to a point. Conversely, a bow that is too heavy will reduce your ability to maintain posture, practice effectively, and repeat your motions. That’s why it can be a good idea to improve your overall strength. By training to effectively manage a high draw weight, your effectiveness as a shooter will improve significantly. Training Goals There are two things to consider when setting your training goals for increasing your draw weight. Experts suggest that a bow’s draw weight be approximately 75% of what you can comfortably pull. Also, due to industry standards regarding arrow weight, there is a point of diminishing returns when your bow reaches a 60 pound draw weight.  That means your goal should be able to complete a pull of 80 pounds without too much strain. If you’re a hunter, you could benefit from more strength under certain rare circumstances. However, your accuracy will not increase much from draw weight alone past this point–and accuracy is always the primary concern. Exercises The only way to increase your comfortable draw capacity at a place like Wilcox Bait Tackle over time is to practice and exercise. No exercise can recreate the movement required to draw your bow by itself. That means there is no real substitute for time spent on the range. However, you’ll always be pulling a comfortable draw weight when shooting, so you’ll need to add targeted exercises to foster quick improvement. Unfortunately, archery is not an isolated movement. Proper strength training for archery will always involve a total-body approach. The good news is that total-body strength doesn’t have to take a long time. It also means that you have a lot of opportunities for strength gain–and you can maintain a balanced physique. Upper Body Exercises The most important muscles to focus on in the upper body are the back, shoulders, chest, and forearms. While it’s possible to target each of these groups individually, the most effective means of strength training involve compound lifts. These lifts involve full range-of-motion lifts with free weights, and engage multiple muscles at the same time. All of these lifts should be completed in three sets of ten. Bench Press–Using a flat bench and a barbell, lower the weight to your chest, then press upward until your arms are locked. Be sure to use a spotter when lifting heavy weight. Overhead Press–While standing, raise a barbell from shoulder height over your head while locking your arms. Be sure to engage your core and your buttocks while doing so. Lateral Raises–Hold dumbbells in your hands with your arms hanging at your side. Without bending your elbows, raise them so that your arms are straight out at shoulder height, then return to a relaxed, hanging position. Lower Body Exercises Just as with upper body exercises, compound lifts for your lower body are the best choice. These movements will also strengthen your core, providing more stability during your shots. Again, you’ll want to complete three sets of ten lifts. Squats–Place a barbell across your shoulders. While keeping your heels on the ground, lower your body into a squatting position. Keep the angle of your knees as close...

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Why You Need Floating Concrete Docks

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Did you know that floating concrete blocks stood up to the vicious hurricane force of Sandy across the New Jersey, Jew York and Connecticut coasts and was able to outlast all of the other docks? If you’re looking to purchase floating docks, don’t hesitate to get ones made from concrete, as concrete is renowned for its ability to resist invasive marine conditions. More information can be found in this article. Introducing the Properties of Floating Concrete Docks Floating concrete docks do not have a fixed position, and will float up and down with the tide to provide dry land. Floating docks are perfect for private docks. If you own a private dock, and are concerned about the stability and security of your docks, then look at concrete options. Floating concrete docks are made from concrete of varying grades of concrete mixed with polypropylene fibers, superplastisizers and micro silica gels to prevent deterioration that has resulted from being in the marine environment. For stability and security reasons, floating concrete docks need to be a minimum of 6 by 20 feet.  Micro silica gels are added to the compound in an attempt to reduce the permeability of the concrete to prevent corrosion. The addition of micro silica gels will also increase the electrical resistance of the concrete, and reduce chloride permeability. Superplastisizers are added to the mixture in an attempt to reduce and also maintain the water cement ratio, and increase the compressive strength of the concrete. Polypropylene fibers reduce the permeability of the concrete, and the concrete’s ability to expand and contract. In short, it prevents the concrete from cracking. Features to Look For There are many companies that claim to produce high quality floating concrete docks; however, the design of the docks, along with the type and amount of materials that are used, will have a huge influence on the overall durability. If you are interested in installing floating concrete docks, you need to look for: thickness of the polypropylene fibers. A minimum thickness of 75mm is required, especially in severe environmental conditions. Naturally, you should look for concrete docks that have a thickness higher than 75mm for optimal durability and security. The polypropylene fibers prevent the marine water from being able to enter the concrete pores and cause cracking and other types of damages. presence of shock absorber parts. Look for floating concrete docks that have shock absorber parts installed to the sides. These accessories are relatively inexpensive; however, they are able to efficiently and effectively absorb the impact force that is coming from the mooring of the vessels, and will be able to prevent the docks from becoming damaged. the concentration of micro silica gels present. A minimum concentration of 5% micro silica gels should be added by weight of cement. Naturally, once again, it is best to look for floating concrete docks that contain a higher concentration for added security and durability.  the amount of space placed between the docks. The floating docks are anchored in place in the harbor basin by pontoons. It is crucial that the pontoons are spaced evenly apart, so that they do not come into contact with one another during the coming and going of the tide. If the pontoons are spaced too closely to one another, they may end up knocking into one another and causing accelerated...

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Choosing The Proper Lacrosse Cleat: Important Factors To Consider

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lacrosse players run a lot. Whether it’s the significant amount of intermittent sprinting required to navigate a game, or the miles of road work many coaches suggest for cardiovascular fitness, lacrosse and running go hand in hand. Since runners are notorious for being picky about their footwear, it’s only natural that lacrosse players choose their shoes carefully as well. However, choosing a running shoe is a lot different than choosing a lacrosse cleat. The additional factors of ankle support, cleat style, and playing surface make a lacrosse player’s choice difficult. Fortunately, if you keep a few general considerations in mind, you’ll be able to find the right shoe for you. Ankle Support Many people make the mistake of considering lacrosse cleats to be the same thing as soccer cleats. This is completely incorrect. Due to the footwork required to perform in a soccer game, those cleats are designed to be extremely light and offer little ankle support.  Lacrosse cleats, on the other hand, are designed to provide more ankle support to prevent injury. They often come in mid-top and high-top variants. This means you’ll have to choose the right level of ankle support for you—and soccer cleats are not usually a proper choice. Look at your medical history and determine whether you have a history of ankle problems or not. If you do, opt for the most support you can find. Then, before you make a purchase, try the shoes on with both game socks and any inserts you plan to use. That’s really the only way you’ll know if a particular cleat is right for you or not. Inserts Runners tend to purchase specific shoes based on their stride and foot profile. With lacrosse cleats, your options are much more limited in this area. That’s because soles must be constructed in a specific fashion to allow for the cleats to work properly. The result is usually a rigid sole with a lot of arch support—but little shock absorption. If you already have an orthotic insert or a preferred insole for the sake of comfort, all you need to do is determine whether the cleat is wide enough to allow for your inserts. If you don’t, remember they are available. To know if your cleats can handle an insert, try them on with a double pair of socks. If the fit isn’t overly tight, an insert will usually fit. Cleat Type The style and material of your cleats are going to change based on the playing surface you’re going to be on. Fortunately, metal spikes aren’t typically allowed in lacrosse, so your choices are limited to rubber studs. However, there are a number of variants available to make this decision complex nevertheless. For players who play on a turf field, it’s a good idea to choose short cleat lengths. That’s because the grass length and surface layer will never be sufficiently soft enough to merit a longer, more penetrating cleat. For grass fields, the length of your cleats should be a bit longer. If you’re unsure of your playing surface—or if your team travels frequently—you might opt for removable cleats, This will allow you to retool your shoes to meet the varying conditions caused by a wide variety of playing fields. These cleats tend to be more expensive upfront,...

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