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.

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.

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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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A Simple Guide to Pre-Workout Supplements

With so many workout supplements available nowadays, it’s hard to distinguish the good ones from the bad ones, and the ones that work with the ones that are a waste of money, and potentially dangerous. This is especially true for pre workout supplements, which are some of the most commonly consumed ones by gymgoers who look to take shortcuts in their fitness journey and reach that 100kg 10 reps bench press numbers in a few months. Pre workout supplements have stirred a lot of discussion in the fitness world, as they’re gaining a lot of popularity lately, and more and more research is being done about them, unveiling mysteries about their benefits and how they can bring your workout sessions to new levels.

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A Simple Guide to Buying Camping Lighting

There aren’t many things that beat camping under the open sky and gazing at the stars with people you hold dear. However, the moon and the stars can only provide so much light for you, and in reality, the outdoors is pretty dark at night, especially if you’re trying to find your way back to your camp after a hike or a trip to the loo. For that reason, every camper needs a reliable and portable light source. Read More →

A Simple Guide to How to Stay Cool While Camping

There are a lot of different types of equipment that probably pop into your head when I say “camping equipment”. You might immediately think of tents for instance, or sleeping bags, or the always reliable portable heater for those chilly nights, but there is also another device that is just about as important as the heater, and that is the portable fan. Read More →

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