Skateboarding’s popularity is now rapidly growing worldwide, and Australia is not an exception. This recreational activity is especially popular among teenagers, both male and female. Besides being extremely fun, it trains your body in unique ways. Since a huge part of it is about balance, it strengthens your core and works out your legs as you skate. Making new friends, learning perseverance and building confidence are some of the many advantages that come with this extraordinary activity. However, as much exciting it can be, skateboarding can also be dangerous and lead to injuries if you’re not careful. Even if you manage to find the right longboard , you still need a helmet and other protective gear to keep you safe, especially if you are performing [&hellip
The fitness and athletic clothing industry has proved to be a giant in the Australian economy over the last few years with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. All the health food and healthy lifestyle trends that have been popping up these last few years have clearly had an impact in the way consumers spend their money as this market grew outstandingly. In 2015 alone, it raked in 2 billion dollars in revenue and annual growth rose by 8.8%.
Another section of this industry that has grown significantly over the last couple of years, has been the online athletic apparel industry. This is mostly due to people getting better with computers and more comfortable with buying sports gear online. According to latest reports, this industry sector has had an annual growth of 22.6% and a revenue of 71 million dollars. The future outcome of this industry is only expected to grow and double in size with the retail store section expected to grow 5.0% per year and sports gear online sales section is expected to grow a big 14.6% per year.
These industries have done wonders in providing jobs, especially the athletic apparel retail industry with jobs rising to 6,792 in 2015, even though there are only 77 businesses accounted for in the athletic apparel retail sector and another 76 businesses accounted for in the online sector. These numbers seem quite small compared to some other industries which gave space for opportunities, so if you are looking to invest in something with a promising future this is the industry to consider.
Reducing weight to the bare minimum when camping or hiking can be quite a challenge, especially for people new to this type of outdoor activity. A bivvy bag is a great addition to your camping/ hiking gear as it can help you pack lighter and still have everything you need. This accessory is very lightweight and features a level of flexibility that can’t be found in a backpack. On top of that, bivvy bags are waterproof and insulating, adding between 5 °C to 10 °C when sleeping. However, not every bag is made the same. If you’re wondering which bivvy bag should I buy, here’s a bit of help on the matter
If you read any fitness magazine, you’ll come across a large range of supplement ads, but none of them may be meant for endurance athletes. The ripped bodybuilders on the glossy pages can easily make it seem like every supplement out there is geared towards getting you buffed, which cannot be further than the truth
A sprocket can by different names, including chairing, chain wheel and front cog. But whatever name you use, the sprocket is an important component on any BMX bike. The type of sprocket you should choose depends on your style of riding as well as how much stress you put on the drivetrain. Here are some tips on how to decide which sprocket is perfect for you. Sizes Even though BMX bikes don’t have multiple gears, when choosing the right BMX sprockets, you need to consider the number of teeth on the front ring attached to the cranks and rear driver attached to the hub. This way, you can find the ideal match, also known as ‘gear ratio’. To define ‘gear ratio’ you need to simply [&hellip
Whether you’re an aspiring cricket player, or want to buy some cricket equipment for your kid to practice in the yard, choosing the right pieces that match the skill level and physical ability of the person is essential to making the right buying choices. Every piece of cricket equipment comes in a wide range of shapes, sizes and can be made from a variety of materials, so knowing what to look for will help you narrow down your choices and make the buying process much easier. I’ll start off by helping you choose the right cricket bat, then move on to gloves, batting pads and helmet
Exploring the great outdoors can be much more enjoyable when you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing. This perfectly explains why hikers, trail walkers and backpackers pay that much attention to the finer details of their equipment. Ask any hiker or backpacker who has purchased a poor-fitting pair of hiking shoes and you’ll hear the horrors of an uncomfortable journey
Camping is certainly an exhilarating experience, perfect for when you want to have some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the world. It’s the ideal kind of adventure when you want to get away from the company of screens and become one with nature instead. However, when you’re an inexperienced camper, many things can turn your outdoor adventure into a burden that takes away all the fun. Lucky for you, we’ve got some tips that can help you make your experience better
Do you enjoy floating on powder? Cruising through groomed trails? Riding on rails? All of these riding styles require a different type of snowboard if you want to get the best experience possible. If you’re new to the sport, you’ll want your first snowboard to be designed for the type of terrain and riding discipline you prefer. The learning curve of snowboarding can be very quick or very short, depending on your goals and skills level. The main things to consider when shopping for a snowboard are its length, type, width, shape and profile. Snowboard Length When snowboarding first appeared as a hobby, people used to choose the ideal snowboard length for them by picking up the board and standing next to it to see [&hellip
Winter sports such as snowboarding and skiing aren’t cheap. Even reaching your destination can be costly, and don’t get me started on the equipment. Depending on how often you go on the slopes, you can either decide to rent all of the equipment or purchase it. Obviously, if you’re hitting the mountains once a year, renting might make more sense financially. But if you’re going a couple of times yearly, and for several days, then buying your own gear is probably the better long-term solution. If you’re buying your own equipment, you want to make sure you’re buying quality products from reputable brands that have a proven track record and are trusted for their durability and quality. Products from such brands, when properly cared for, [&hellip
Nowadays, inflatable boats have become a common sight at almost every marina. Tied to a cleat, bouncing back and forth against the dock lazily with each passing wave, they’ve become so common they almost feel like they belong there. Also known as zodiac boats, inflatable boats are used for a wide range of outdoor activities, including fishing, rowing and everything in between. Due to the fact that they can be easily inflated and deflated, you can store them in a small space or tie them against a ship or an RV, which makes them some of the most seaworthy crafts of their size