I am in the market for a badminton set to play in the park on nice days. I do not have a yard, so it's important that the set is portable and the net is easy to set up and take down. None of the sporting goods stores in DC seem to carry badminton sets, so definitely looking for something that can be ordered online. [more inside]
Are there any great mixed rural/small-town/semi-urban long walks in the U.S.? I'm searching for multi-day, maybe even multi-week routes that are not strict backpacking and would not require the carrying of a tent. More inside. [more inside]
After getting married
, and starting a new
(temporarily lower paying) job
, money is tight. During the wedding planning, I thought, "Man, when I have the money again, I'd love to get back to rock climbing or take a French class". Well, the money is still tight, and looks to be for a while. What are some hobbies I can pick up that would cost very little to no money per month? [more inside]
Strange new personal interest... Help me find more things to read about non-traditional approaches to coaching/playing/thinking about sports. [more inside]
Twelve year old daughter wants a trampoline. My gut tells me no. [more inside]
The Right Stuff? For MLB pitchers, that is... [more inside]
What kind of recreational sports can I play in LA? [more inside]
Need ideas for outside play area that is super windy!
Hi, my daughter will be five soon and our back yard has nothing in it because it is super windy. We bought a trampoline last year and had it for two weeks, then it became a pancake due to the wind. My husband is reluctant to get a swing set, sand box or another trampoline. What ideas do you have that will secure these items to the ground? [more inside]
My fiancee and I are very outdoorsy. This summer we enjoyed hiking, mountain biking and kayaking. We're looking for some low-cost winter sports and outdoor activities so that we can continue to enjoy the great outdoors through the late fall, winter and early spring.
I'm 24. Let's say I wanted to have a shot at the Olympics, in any sport, at some point in the future. Are my chances over? Is there a sport I could start now, dedicate the next few years to, and become good enough to be a contender? What sport should that be? (I'm not picky.) [more inside]
Beginning tennis player here - I'd appreciate tips and links (of the "for dummies" genre) to help me improve my game. [more inside]
Seattle Filter: Summer is short and I need a plan. I would like to fill my calendar with outdoor activities. Lots of activities. Weekend road trips and weekday after work sports, please. [more inside]
Where can I learn to ride a bike as an adult in the NYC area? [more inside]
I want to buy a road bike with a pathetically small budget, ~$700 USD or so. What I want to be able to do with it is go on weekly and/or daily rides with my (much) more experienced friends. [more inside]
Little League Baseball Filter: Where would you play your weakest fielder -- 3B or 2B? [more inside]
I've agreed on short notice to go skiing next week, and realize that I'm out of shape. Is there anything I can do to prepare myself so that I'm not putting myself at risk of injury, or that will keep my legs from feeling very sore after the first day? I only have 8 days.
Hello, my name is Orange Swan, I'm a Canadian, and [takes deep breath] I don't know very much about hockey. Kids' hockey teams have levels, and the levels seem to be Novice, Atom, PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget. Does anyone know the age range breakdown for each of these levels?