Dec 27 2014

Taking a Break From Racing to Talk Basketball

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Basketball is a pastime that is much loved by people of all age groups and social strata. Recently, I have become more and more interested in the complexities of this sport. Sadly, not everyone has a sufficient grasp of the sport to get all they possibly can from playing and watching it. Fortunately, the article that follows is replete with valuable tips and information to help turn anyone into a basketball expert.

One of the hardest skills to learn in basketball is how to relax while shooting. Concentrating on the back of the rim or where you want the ball to hit on the backboard are great ways to practice this. It might seem strange learning how to relax, but the more you do it, the better prepared you will be come game time.

When you think you have a good shot, take it. This can be difficult to learn. There is a balance between not shooting enough and shooting too often. You never want to miss out on taking a great shot because you are looking to pass, but you do not want to miss on a couple of points because you do not make the pass.

If you feel you’ve been spending too much time on the the bench, ask your basketball coach what you can do to help the team the next time you are in practice. Hang on every word he or she says. This will demonstrate your intense interest in helping the team win by improving your own play and should get you more game time!

The popularity of basketball is undeniable, and the sport itself can provide a terrific outlet for folks of all age groups. The best way to extract the most enjoyment from basketball is to learn everything possible on the subject. With any luck, you have found that the piece above has helped you get started doing precisely that.

If you are also interested in learning more about the game of basketball, then you should consider watching as many games as you can on channels such as ESPN through time warner cable. With the college basketball season just starting up, this is the perfect time to get more into basketball!

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Jul 04 2013

Go Kart’s in Video Games

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It is unlikely that Art Ingels realized he was starting an entire sport when he built his first Go Kart in 1956, but the man who would become known as the “father of the karting sport” certainly knew he was in for a good time. The former hot rodder was working in Glendale, California, at the Kurtis Kraft plant helping to build Indy race cars when he took home a surplus two-stroke cylinder engine made by the West Bend Company. That engine became the core of the first Go Kart. It would sit at the rear of a tubular chassis atop four semi-pneumatic tires with a bicycle chain turning one of those rear wheels. Most likely, direct television packages, Art was less than certain what to expect when he climbed aboard and took off across a local parking lot. The little car approached speeds of 30 miles per hour. Art knew he was onto something and soon everyone was asking him about his crazy ride and where they could get one. The car attracted the attention of California businessman Bill Rowles. Once Rowles was interested, it was only a matter of time before Art’s baby was ready to go out into the world.

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May 28 2013

Go Kart Racing Gets Youngsters on the Right Track

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Go-kart racing can be a fun and rewarding sport for your child. Here are some of the benefits of introducing your child to sport of go-kart racing.

Family Bonding
Go-kart racing presents an excellent opportunity for the family to spend some quality time together. Parents will support their child on their journey towards winning their first checkered flag. However, it is not all about winning. The joy of watching your child have fun is Continue Reading »

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Mar 26 2013

How the Transmission Works with a Go Kart’s Chassis

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Kart racing is a popular sport, one that can provide participants with far more fun and excitement then they may have expected. Ensuring that your go-kart is in the best working state possible is an essential concern for those who wish to visit the track. Failing to take stock of the mechanical condition of any racing vehicle could result in a safety hazard, costly damage to your machine or a level of performance that will limit the degree of Continue Reading »

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Mar 22 2013

Understanding the Mechanics of the Go Kart Engine

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To really get into go-karts and go-kart racing, you will need to know something about the basic structure of the go-kart and the go-kart engine.

Go-karts are actually rather simply designed vehicles. The body is composed of a simple chassis, four wheels, a steering column, breaks, a seat, a roll-cage and of course an engine.

Most go-kart engines come in two varieties. These are two stroke engines and four stroke engines. Two stroke engines are the Continue Reading »

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Mar 20 2013

Go Kart Racing As a Family Sport

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Going go-kart racing with your family can be a wonderful way to bond and spend time with one another. These days, many families do not spend enough time with each other and this can hurt when it comes to the relationship between you and your children. One of the funnest ways to spend quality time together is by going go-kart racing on a regular basis. When the weather outside starts to warm up, you really should consider the benefits of making a trip to a local park that offers this type of racing for families.

The Continue Reading »

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Mar 18 2013

Just How Fast Can a Go Kart Go?

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Motorsports are all about skill and speed, and kart racing is no exception. Considered the most economical way to participate on four wheels, kart racing serves as a relatively safe introduction to motor racing for drivers of almost all ages. However, don’t let the go kart’s reputation as a “starter” racing vehicle fool you; these karts are fast. Just how fast can a go kart go? The simple answer to this question is: as fast as you can make them.

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Mar 17 2013

Art Ingels: The Father of the Go Kart

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It is unlikely that Art Ingels realized he was starting an entire sport when he built his first Go Kart in 1956, but the man who would become known as the “father of the karting sport” certainly knew he was in for a good time. The former hot rodder was working in Glendale, California, at the Kurtis Kraft plant helping to build Indy race cars when he took home a surplus two-stroke cylinder engine made by the West Bend Company.

That Continue Reading »

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