The Girth Hitch or Lark's Foot knot is only suggested as a means of attached slings to a harness while rock-climbing. As the knot reduces the strength of the sling, it's not intended for attaching two slings together. Watch this video rock climbing tutorial and learn how to tie a Girth Hitch or Lark's Foot knot.
Learn how to tie a Cross Loop Connection knot. The Cross Loop Connection is a way of connecting two loops. This connection ratain around 90 percent of the lines original breaking strenght. Once mastered it is both quick and easy to tie. Tie a Cross Loop Connection knot to link loops.
This video sequence demonstrates the process of building a rather professional looking skimboard with a foam core and wood spine. All the materials are readily available at home improvement stores. While this build might seem a bit laborious, it's a great way to customize your skimboard to suit your needs. The instruction and advice the demonstrator provides also makes the skimboarding project less intimidating. So watch this video and learn how to make your own foam core skimboard.
This shows you how to tie a Shamrock Knot / True Lover's Knot - A decorative knot, built from two Thumb Knots, that forms the shape of a shamrock. This is used in sailing, boating, general use, camping and bondage.
In this tutorial, we learn how to tie a decorative noose. First, form a loop and then and wrap the end around the loop thirteen times. Next, take the loose end and stick it into the coils you just made. Use a pencil and long scissors to help you do this. After you are done with this, tie a knot at the end and pull so the loop is tight. You can also clip off the loose end and pull the loop to make it larger if you prefer. When finished, use this as you wish but do not use it for violent activi...
In this video Pro Rider Matt Crowhurst talks about the wake jumps and what needs to be done to execute them. At the beginning of the video Matt says that in order to execute them one has to mater the perfect riding position, being in ease with moving left and right, inside and hillside edge, crossing and execute smooth turns. For executing wake jumps one has to concentrate on three major areas-1. Starting out wide, cruising along and a flat board.2.A progressive edge3.Holding that edge and po...
Check out this instructional video to learn how to troll for big catfish with planer bobbers. Watch how to rig bait cast and fish with planer bobbers for big catfish. If you have a boat and like to catch catfish, get some planer bobbers. You drift or save gas by using the electric motor instead of the main gas engine.
Check out this fishing tutorial video that demonstrates how to tie a Twisted Leader fishing knot used to tie Mono to Gelspun/Braid knots. Just follow the simple steps outlined in this instructional fishing video and learn how to tie a Twisted Leader fishing knot. Start reeling in the big fish!
This how-to video provides step-by-step knot tying instruction from Curtis Owens of Performance Tackle. The dropper loop is used for fishing with multiple hooks. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn how to tie a dropper loop variation knot for fishing.
Bass fishing is a fun sport, and it requires certain equipment to get the job done right. If you are new to bass fishing, or just need a little refresher, check out this tutorial and get some expert advice.
Canadian expert shows how to throw Frisbee. Starting with the basic backhand and then progressing to an underhand throw and the hammer throw.
The trucks on your skateboard are it's only piece of connective material, and keeping them clean and lubricated is absolutely crucial to having good rides. Watch this video to learn how to take apart, lubricate, and the put back together your trucks.
Half-hitches are great knots, but only when use in combination with other knots. By itself, a half-hitch is unsafe and unreliable, but when joined with other knots, can be quite the opposite. Tying two half hitch knots together is great for attaching a rope or line to any object. The half hitch and double half hitch are used throughout specialities, most notably as a boating knot, outdoor knot, and paddling knot.
There are tricks to hooking plastic baits. A fisherman will show you how easy it is to hook a grub bait in this video tutorial. Take action: push hook into nose, noting where hook should come out of bait, and push nose up over hook barbs to secure. Ron, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is a professional bass fisher and has qualified for the Bass Master Classic and has won two B.A.S.S. Western Divisionals. He has also recorded multiple top ten finishes on F.L.W. tournament...
Longboards are known more for being fun to ride than for their great potential for tricks, but if you ride a longboard and like to get a little air, watch this video! It will teach you how to do an early grab off a curb or other drop. Basically, you just grab the board right before you get your air, which give you enough to get up and recover before you hit the ground. This is one of the few airs you can reasonably do with a longboard, so practice up!
Popularized in Southern California, the San Diego Jam knot is used primarily by fishermen. It's a great, sturdy knot aimed at success, and is gaining popularity everywhere, even in South America. If you're up for a new fishing knot, give this one a try. Watch the animation to learn how to tie it.
The Tucked Half Blood Knot is a normal half blood knot where the tag end is tucked in the final step. This will make the knot stronger and prevent it from slipping open. The tucked half blood Knot is used for the same applications as the ordinary half blood knot - to attach hooks, swivels and lures to the line. Watch this video fishing tutorial and learn how to tie a tucked half blood knot.
In this video, Chopping It Up, we see how some men camping and scouting in the remote central Brazilian jungle hack their way through the thick brush with machetes. We watch as they clear a path to the top of a mountain. It's a lot of work! We're told how they identified a route where the need for hacking would be minimized, on an old trail. The problem, however, is the sunlight on an old trail causes it to get choked up with vines and other thick growth. To clear the path with the machetes, ...
Collected tutorial video from the "Ottawa's Eddy Matzger Weekend" event. Featuring Barry Publow and Eddy Matzger, this tutorial goes over the double push. This is a hill skating technique necessary to keep competitive in inline speed skating.
This how to video tutorial demonstrates how to tie a Turk's knot for sailing. Follow along with the step by step process and the directions below to learn how to tie the Turk's knot.
A shield isn't just for defensive maneuvers - you can also use a shield in several different ways to augment your weapon attacks. This tutorial shows you how you can use a shield effecitvely in boffer combat or at a fighter practice.
Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a round-turn two half-hitch knot. The two half-hitch knot with a round turn is a great hitch knot that has a sliding quality to it that still won't release. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful fisherman's knot in a minute's time or less, watch this free video knot tyer's guide.
In this tutorial, a young Englishman demonstrates how to do a backflip from a standing position (and on hard ground). As he explains, you want to resist the impulse to throw your head back. You keep your head and torso straight as you jump, curling your legs up to provide the momentum that will send you spinning.
Learn how to tie a Whipping - How to apply a whipping to a line to protect it from unraveling or to form an aglet at the end of a rope. This is a fine knot for camping, climbing, sailing or Boy Scout training.
It can be a hassle to load your snowmobile into a truck. This video will show you how you can build your own loading ramp for your truck and snowmobile.
A sheet bend is used to tie two lines (ropes) together that are the same or different sizes. If lines of different sizes are used, the thicker or stiffer line forms the open loop, and the thinner or more flexible line (white line) passes through the open loop, around the back and is tucked underneath itself. Tie a sheet bend knot.
In this video tutorial, former Outward Bound instructor and mountaineering guide John E. Hiker demonstrates a basic technique for safely fording (crossing) a river. Typically, more hikers are killed each year from drowning while fording rivers than by bear attacks, falls, avalanches, and all other wilderness hazards combined. The technique shown here is especially useful for those crossing a deep river with a heavy backpack.
Amateur Chinese inventor, Tao Xiangli, has built his own homemade submarine. Drawing inspiration from the James Bond and Terminator movies, Xiangli's tinkering is quite impressive, considering his education came to a halt at the fifth grade.
The Dropper loop is a classic loop knot which is often used on multi-hook fishing lines and bait rigs. The dropper loop is also often used by fly fishermen to attach an extra fly to the leader. The dropper loop can be created in the middle of a the fishing line and forms a loop which is off to the side of the line. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn how to tie a dropper loop fishing knot. Tie a dropper loop fishing knot.
The half blood knot with a tuck is similar to the improved clinch knot. The half blood knot with a tuck is a multi purpose fishing knot. The half blood knot with a tuck provides one good method of securing fishing line to hooks, lures, or swivels.
Want to be the best spear fighter you can be? This tutorial show you two basic shots you can make when wielding a foam spear on the fields of battle at your next boffer larp. You're also shown how you can thwart a javelin shot with a spear.
This is a video dedicated to the teaching of the skateboarding trick called the 360 Manual. Learning the 360 manual is not very hard, it just takes practice.
The correct position is the basis to everything. Check out this instructional wakeboarding video that shows you how to wakeboard in the correct position. Without the right foundations, achieving the advanced tricks will never happen. Learn the perfect basic position when wakeboarding by watching this tutorial video.
Check out this instructional knot tying video that demonstrates how to tie a cleat knot. Learn how to tie off your boat at the dock. Just follow the simple instructions outlined in this boating tutorial and learn how to tie a Cleat Knot. Knot tying is a breeze with this video. Start practicing and reel in the big fish!
In this how-to video, you will learn how to maintain a Tippman A-5 Power Tube and Valve. First, pull the valve out of the power tube. Grab the pin with a pair of pliers and give it a firm yank. Next, remove the o-ring and set it aside. Remove the other o-ring off the back. A washer, spring, and plunger will fall out. Remove the other o-ring and valve seat with the tool shown. Now, you can oil the o-rings back up and re-assemble the power tube and valve. Follow the above steps in the reverse o...
Join Fowl Pursuit's Shawn Stahl as he explains tips and tactics on training your dog to use a field blind while hunting waterfowl.
If you are learning how to ride a horse, one of the most important things you'll need is the ability to use a saddle. In this tutorial, you will learn how to saddle up Western style and start riding like a real cowboy. This video is hosted by Jeremy, the wrangler at Vickers Dude Ranch in Lake City, Colorado, provides simple instructions on how to properly ride a horse and enjoy it. You will learn how to attach the saddle, jump up and finally how to ride properly.
The Albright knot is used for tying two fishing lines with different diameters to one another. The Albright knot is can be used whenever you need to tie two fishing lines together.
Learn how to tie a Blood Knot - Used in sailing as a somewhat decorative stopper knot or on the business end of a Cat 'O Nine Tails (hence the Blood Knot's name). This knot can be used in sailing, boating, general use, camping and bondage.
This video will show you the proper technique for getting your snowmobile out of the snow after it falls and gets stuck in a snowdrift. Snowmobile safety is important and this video will show you just how you can keep your machine out of the snow.