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How To: Deflesh the skull & antlers of a deer to make a mount

Looking to stick your winning game on your wall? In this two part tutorial, learn how to deflesh the skull and antlers of a deer and make it into what is commonly known as a Dry Skull, Desert, European, Texas, or Western Mount. Part one covers starting with the harvested animal, a typical plaque, discussing set-up and basic methods, the bone overview and the processes' start. Part two continues the defleshing of the skull base, tightening of the nasal bones, whitening, detailing, antler base ...

How To: Tandem rig a soft plastic bait

If you need some help rigging a soft plastic fishing bait, this quick video can help. Use tandem rigging to get it done. The tandem rigging is liked when short strikes become an issue. As baits get increasingly longer, the second hook becomes increasingly important. Particularly recommend is tandem rigging on longer baits, such as 14” and 18” models.

How To: Tie a two half-hitch knot with a round turn

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.

How To: Ride a horse if you're a beginner

In this video from jumper881 we learn how to ride a horse for beginners. First mount the horse by putting your left foot into the left stirrup. Then grab onto the saddle and pull yourself up. Then hold your reigns with your pinky on the outside and your ring finger on the other one. To steer your horse, pull left reign to go left, and right reign to go right. To stop, pull back on the reigns. Not too hard though. To walk your horse, make a noise and squeeze with your heel. Keep heels down and...

How To: Tie off a suspension ring with a basic knot

This video tutorial is in the Outdoor Recreation category which will show you how to tie off a suspension ring with a basic knot. Weld less rings are used as connection points for a variety of purposes. However, riggers quite often make tying a ring unnecessarily complicated. All that is required is a basic knot and a few hitches. For this you will need to tie the running overhand knot. Take a rope, bend it in half and tie it to a suspension point. Now pass both ends of the rope through the r...

How To: Execute a good carving technique in skiing

Learn how to ski by watching "The way to better skiing." This skiing tutorial sequence consists of 11 professional teaching videos taught by six of the best Danish ski instructors for all levels in all terrain: Lasse Lyck, Klavs Klavsen, Rasmus Lundby, Tue Bak, Martin Hulten and Pernille Hornhaver. In the sixth lesson, learn how to execute a good carving technique. With carving, the skis turn almost by themselves. This is a tutorial video that introduces the fundamental carving technique. Enj...

How To: Do a rad handplant on your skateboard

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a hand plant on a skateboard. Users will first need to be able to do low kick turns, using one hand on the ground. After comfortable doing the low kick turns, try grabbing the board and lifting it up as you turn. Practice this at least 5000 times. Once you are ready, try lifting your board and spinning it in a 180 turn. Try it on a small ramp first and as you gradually get better, use larger ramps. The faster you go, the easier it is to put your...

How To: Identify types of fly fishing flies

There are two types of fly fishing flies, and they are distinguished as surface and sub-surface flies with the surface ones being called dry flies. This tutorial will teach you how to tell the difference, and what this means. Make sure you know what's what and make sure you catch the biggest fish in the pond.

How To: Tie a cats paw fishing knot

Check out this fishing tutorial video that demonstrates how to tie a Cat's Paw fishing knot for tying a double to a ring or swivel knot. Just follow the simple steps as outlined in this instructional fishing video and learn how to tie a cat's paw fishing knot. Start reeling in the big fish!

How To: Make a cheap bike light mount out of PVC pipe

In this clip, learn how to make a fast, cheap and super easy mount for your your bicycle to display safety lights. Wearing bike lights at night will help you stay safe in the dark and if you want to avoid the cost of getting lights custom fitted, this hack is perfect for you. All you will need is some PVC pipe and some grip tape (like the kind used for tennis rackets). Follow along and get started. This mount is flexible and fits most standard lights or flashlights.

How To: Set up a spin cast pole for trout fishing

Trails demonstrates how to set up a spin cast pole when fishing for trout. In a traditional spin cast pole, look for an ultra light set up of 4. 5 to 5 feet long. Find a pole that has ultra light action with a 4 pound power pro and a 4 pound carbon leader. Don't go overboard with the pound test on the line with the leader material because it will make the trout shy and you will get less strikes. You can even go down to a two pound test on the leader. For trout, use small gold spoons and small...

How To: Do straight runs in snowboarding

In this tutorial, we learn how to do straight runs in snowboarding. Keep the base of your snowboard flat on the snow and point your board directly downhill. Look and point downhill and focus on the ahead terrain. Keep your body aligned over your snowboard. Bend your ankles and knees to maintain your position. Keep your ankles and knees loose so you can absorb bumps in the road. Once you learn how to do these different tricks on the board, you will be on your way to riding a lot better than be...

How To: Remove XT or XTR chainring spiders from your crank

Removing the spider from your mountain bike crank is an important part of the cleaning process, allowing you to get at areas on the crank that you never would be able to otherwise. This video features a demonstration of how to do this for XT or XTR chainring spiders. For those who refuse to compromise while cleaning their own bike, this video is a must.

How To: Perform a backside rail grab on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Mold and cast a fish mount for taxidermy statues

This video taxidermy tutorial demonstrates the process of molding and casting a fish mount. Any fish can be placed into molding material and covered with plaster to create an exact replica of the fish. When the mold hardens, a duplicate of the fish can be cast. Watch this instructional video and learn how to mold and cast a fish mount for taxidermy statues.

How To: Tie the yellow trout fox streamer

In this how-to video you will learn to tie the yellow trout fox streamer. Tight Lines is highlighting this fly because it has become a top producer as a searching pattern for trout. Fish this fly down and across for aggressive fish. This will get you plenty of those fish you always wanted when fishing.

How To: Peform a Ghost Ride Heelflip on a longboard

In this tutorial, we learn how to perform a Ghost Ride Heelflip on a long board. First, get on your board and start to petal. Then, bring your left foot off and bring it near the board, as close as you can. Then, bring your right foot behind you and then flip your board over. After this, jump up with both of your feet and jump onto the board to the other side of you. Practice doing this to get it right, it may take you a little while. When done, you can start to learn different variations on ...

How To: Make a fly fishing leader

Learn how to make a fly fishing leader by following this tutorial. First, the easiest way is to purchase a tapered leader, obviously. However, sometimes as you are fishing this will break and you may not have a backup leader. Your only option in that scenario is to make a new one from your broken leader. Take approximately 18 to 24 inches of the 3X wire and double knot it to the but section that is broken. Then use another wire material to attach for the fly section. To decide what type of ma...

How To: Perform the Quasimodo on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Pull a floater while surfing

Surfline TV presents how to do a floater with CJ Hobgood. Stay mid face and either do a big bottom turn or cruise down the line. Back side and front side floaters can both be used to clear sections or just to burn speed.

How To: Tie the Handcuff knot

Learn how to tie a Handcuff Knot. This is a handy knot for those times when an emergency set of handcuffs are needed :) Firefighters also use this knot, coupled with a half hitch over each loop, as a man harness. This knot can be used in sailing, boating, general use, camping and bondage.

How To: Use Diagonal Lashings to tie poles together

Diagonal lashings are a popular type of knot for building structures with wooden poles that allows you to join two poles at a 45-90 degree angle. It can replace a square lashing, but not vice versa. This video will show you how to tie a diagonal lashing yourself, which can be used in all sorts of outdoor construction projects.

How To: Turn while roller skating

Raelle Cook provides skaters with the basics of turning while on roller skates. The first thing skaters need to know is they have to be skating at a comfortable speed and a comfortable position. The most comfortable position would be not to have your knees locked. The biggest mistake is attempting to turn while going to fast. To slow down you simply drag your toe stop. Turn your body in the direction you'd like to turn and look in the direction of the turn. Don't look in the opposite directio...

How To: Carve for intermediate skiers

This video describes the proper technique for carving while on skis. The video starts with a time lapse video of riding up a ski lift. The instructor demonstrates how to use the edges of your skis to dig them into the snow so your skis carve into turns. Leaning your knees into the turn will engage the edges with the snow. The instructors goes through several drills and demonstrates how to turn in both directions. By keeping your knees align and your inside ski slightly forward in the turn, yo...