Sports

The Sports industry sector in Australia consists of a wide variety of entities with the largest sector being sport clubs. All sectors however, have grown at a consistent and stable rate over the past years. Mainly due to the fact that government, communities and businesses are beginning to recognise the benefits of sport. Sport is probably the most effective mean for decreasing the rising rate of diabetes and obesity, especially in children. Although Australians have always loved sports be it cycling, cricket, sailing, swimming or fishing, but new trends shape this Industry in economical and social terms. As of now, over 75,000 Australians are employed in the sports industry and over $A8 billion are spent on sporting products and services annually. Experts predict these numbers to grow in the future as more and more Australians are fitting sports into busy lifestyles.

Australian’s are a nation of proud fishermen and it’s not entirely hard to see why. There are so many great fishing spots in this great nation of ours including the inland waters, southern waters, and northern estuaries.

Fishing is something that so many of us do, more specifically that means around 3.5 million Australians fish every year. Most of what we do catch by fishing in our spare time is 80% percent saltwater fish and the other 20% percent comes from fresh water this includes all our lakes, dams, rivers, and ponds. Australians love fishing and because of this it means great profits and big business for anglers. Consumers have spent up to $650 million dollars this year alone one tackle, accessories and video lessons for learning fishing tips and tricks. This is not including another $2.5 billion that Australian’s have spent on boats, travel, charters, accommodation, and other fishing accessories.

Now I’m not talking about the absolute need to fish so we can eat, I’m talking about the main reason why Aussies love fishing so much, because there is absolutely no better way to unwind. What we aren’t however is a careless nation, we are one that likes to take care of our environment, our species of fish, and we like to make sure that fishery resources stay strong. We take care of our oceans and want them to thrive that’s why most of simply like to observe, relax, and enjoy what our country and our oceans have to offer. This is no doubt a tradition that will stay strong and thrive in Australia for many generations to come.

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A Simple Guide to Buying a One Man Tent

If you are a single camper, a hiker or a backpacker, then you definitely need a one-man tent for your outdoor adventures. It is a useful piece of outdoor equipment that will keep you protected from the elements while providing you with a comfortable spot to sleep on any time you decide to explore the great outdoors. Also, the tent should be compact and lightweight enough so it can take up a minimal storage space once you pack it. However, the wide range of tents available on the market can make choosing your perfect shelter a time-consuming process, especially if you are buying a tent for the very first time. If you are new to this, here is what to look for when buying a one man tent. Read More →

What Makes Solo Camping the Right Type of Isolation for Artistic Inspiration

No matter what type of artist you are, I’m sure you are aware that in today’s insanely connected digital age there’s an overflow of ideas and information, but not that much of a substance to them…This may be due to the fact that we all feel like we’ve seen it all, or maybe it’s a global ADHD thing and staying focused becomes harder and harder. In light of that, if you are trying to come up with something fresh and new, it’s never been more difficult to isolate yourself and not feel like what you’re about to bring to the table has already been brought by someone else. Read More →

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A Simple Guide to Buying a Flashlight

Flashlights are one of those items that bring immense value in a wide range of situations, especially in the outdoors. If you’re looking for a flashlight for hunting, hiking or camping, then you’ll find thousands of different models, which can make picking the right one more difficult than you’d expect. Flashlights come in a wide range of sizes, brightness, features, and prices, and knowing what you want and need is quite important to make the right choice. Read More →

A Simple Guide to Choosing the Right Swag

The idea of the perfect camping trip is different for everyone. Some can’t imagine going anywhere without packing an RV full with creature comforts, some enjoy the room and functionality that a tent provides, and then there are the ones who like to go backpacking  and take with them just the bare necessities. If you happen to be in the last group, then you’re probably looking for a good swag to shelter you from the elements as you have your good night rest. To save you from the confusion involved in choosing a swag, here are the key factors you should consider. Read More →

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Bike Stands: A Simple Way to Increase Customer Base and Employee Satisfaction

The number of people who see cycling as a highly beneficial daily routine is on the rise constantly, and it is high time businesses start thinking about ways in which they can meet the bikers’ needs. Having a bike-friendly business is something that many people would appreciate and in time you will notice that your customer base is larger and your employees are more satisfied. The secret lies in a simple, yet highly functional item that is easy to install and doesn’t take up a lot of space. I am talking about a bike stand, an addition you should include in your next business plan, and here are a few reasons why.

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A Simple Guide to the Four Different Types of Ski Bindings
Entering the world of skiing can be quite overwhelming for most beginners, mainly because of the great variety of pieces of equipment and accessories they will need to get. Take bindings, for example. Believe me, there’s more to ski bindings than you think as they are not only made to keep you on your skis but also to keep you safe while cruising downhill. A simple checklist would’ve been enough if the former was the only purpose they were meant to serve but since that is not the case, I’ll guide you through the four types of ski bindings that you can find on the market.

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A Simple Guide to Increasing Muscle Mass

Try to lose weight and nobody bats an eye, but you try to gain some and everyone is giving you their ‘expert’ advice that you shouldn’t do it. You don’t necessarily have to be skinny to want to gain some mass, you could be fit enough and want to take your fitness to the next level and become bigger. However, gaining mass can be as difficult as losing it, especially considering you want clean muscle mass, and not fat.

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A Simple Guide to Buying a BMX Chain

The chain is one of the most integral parts of your BMX, which also wears down fastest next to your tyres and breaks. Maintaining it can definitely prolong its lifespan, but even then, it’s bound to wear down and you’ll just have to get a new one. Buying a BMX chain is quite different from buying a chain for a mountain or road bike. Most BMX chains are narrower than regular chains, and they’re single-speed.

BMX riders generally look for lightweight chains so that they can perform tricks and jumps easier and ride over rough terrain quicker. With that said, when looking for a BMX chain, make sure you’re getting one made of a lightweight alloy that features protective coating. There are two different types of BMX chains – traditional and half link BMX chain.

half link bmx chain vs traditional chain

Traditional chains are the most common type found on BMX bikes, and they feature the same inner link-outer-link config as mountain and road bike chains. These chains consist of two half links. A half link BMX chain, on the other hand, has identical links that feature a thin and thick end. The thick end has a standard chain width, while the thinner end is the same size as the inner link of a traditional chain. Half link chains are easier to adjust more accurately, which is why they’re the preferred option of many professional BMX riders.

Some chains are easier to install than others, but that’s a relatively easy task if you’re handy with some basic tools and have some basic knowledge. Even if you don’t, there are many how-to videos and guides online that can guide you through the process. As long as you pick the right bike chain, you’re not going to have many issues using and installing it on your BMX.

Today’s BMX bikes use chains with half inch pitches. The pitch is the distance from one pin to the next. And while the width can vary, you can always rely on the half-inch pitch as a form of measurement. The roller width (the internal width between the inner plates) on bike chains is 4.8mm, 4mm, 3.2mm or 2.4mm. When getting a new chain, you shouldn’t be too hung up on its length. As long there are about 116 links, you’ll have more than enough to properly size your chain on your own. The easiest way to properly size it is to put it right next to your old chain and shorten it to match the old one.

A Simple Guide to the Basic Pieces of Ski Clothes for Your Next Snow Adventure

Did you know that skiing can improve your stability and balance and may even reduce the risk of repetitive-motion injuries? Also, it provides a way for family and friends to come together and have a great time up on the slopes. Most of us don’t spend that much time outdoors during the colder months, but skiing is the ideal excuse to leave your comfort zone and breathe in some fresh air. It lifts your spirit up, strengthens your mind and body, putting you in a better mood.  Read More →

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