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"/xs/ - Extreme Sports" is 4chan's imageboard imageboard dedicated to the discussion of extreme sports.

Welcome to /xs/ - Extreme Sports
/xs/ is a place to discuss all types of extreme sports and similar physical activities, which include (but are not limited to) skydiving, surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, climbing, rafting, bungee-jumping, parkour, BMX & mountain biking, airsoft, paintball, etc.
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/mtb/ Mountain Bike General
Discourteous hikers edition:

Post pics of your rides
Ask questions
Discuss problematic hikers you have encountered.

> What good bike can I get for under $500?
a stolen bike
> What good bike can I get for under $1000
Used hardtail
> What good bike can I get for under $2000?
New Hardtail
> What good bike can I get for under $3000?
Used full suspension
> What are the excellent value brands?
Marin, Commencal, Canyon, Polygon, YT, Propain, and many more. Sometimes the expensive brands have an excellent value bike.
This is a handy guide. Not comprehensive but a good guide for american riders. Europeans and Asians have access to other brands.

Previous thread:
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Post your favorite EXTREME martial arts techniques. Media and theorycrafting is acceptable, but bonus points for examples in real life being pressure tested.
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/BJJ/ - BJJ General
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu General



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/asg/ Airsoft General
Back to the 90s Edition

Old Thread: >>87190

Keep strictly real-steel related topics in >>>/k/, gun and gear porn's cool as long as you don't spam.

If you have a useful guide or want to rework one for the OP, post it and someone will add it to the next one.

>Updated Newbie pastebin

>/asg/ retailer guide

>Legal comprehensive, crosscheck with your local laws to be on the safe side
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/judo/ - Judo General
Other jacketed wrestling styles welcome.

>IJF World Tour Schedule 2022

February 17-19 - Tel Aviv Grand Slam
March 25-27 - Tbilisi Grand Slam
April 1-3 - Antalya Grand Slam
May 20-22 - Kazan Grand Slam
June 4-6 - Dusseldorf Grand Slam
June 24-26 - Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam
July 8-10 - Budapest Grand Slam
July 15-17 - Zagreb Grand Prix
October 21-23 - Abu Dhabi Grand Slam
November 4-6 - Baku Grand Slam
December 3-4 - Tokyo Grand Slam


previous thread: >>62177
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/ma/ - Martial Arts General:
Do you think krav maga would work against a somewhat experienced martial artists? Everytime i hear someone talk about krav maga they praise it to be the "ultimate martial art" or "this isn't a sport it's for self defense." not trying to bad mouth it but i think it wouldn't be as practical as boxing for self defense since you can't really pressure test eye pokes or groin shots let alone expect someone to go down from that alone
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What do you think about freeskates, /xs/? Has any anons tried them?
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Is the spinning back kick/backhand actually a viable technique? I went most of my life thinking that turning your back on your opponent for any reason was a very bad idea, but this guy seemed to get a lot of use out of it.
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How can I train MMA/boxing at home? None of my gyms had punching bags so I had to buy one and the closest MMA gym is four hours away
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52 Blocks
What do you think about 52 blocks? It's a fighting style made by joggers in prison.
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Down hill kino
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/thaig/ muay thai general
Veeraphol vs Samson (Saenmuangnoi)
muay thai thread
i watch fights and make clips when i see something that i thought was cool. i'll be dumping some of my clips, mostly muay thai but some kickboxing circuits too like K1 and rarely GLORY. maybe some pictures here and there
feel free to discuss muay thai, ask questions or post your favorite clips too.
love muay thai, simple as
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/box/ general
Repeat something 10,000 times and turn your body into a weapon.

The greatest style of boxing is catch-n-shoot.
The greatest defence is angling and slipping.
The greatest mental victory is being unreadable. Feign.
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Can we talk about archery here? I wanna talk about archery.
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/HEMA/ General
Truly the most beautiful art edition.

>What is HEMA?
HEMA stands for Historical European Martial Arts, sometimes also called Historical Fencing.
It's reconstructing how to fight with swords, daggers, polearms and other weapons based on old European fighting treatises

>What does it look like?
Inside the World of Longsword Fighting -
Back to the source -
Martin Fabian Sparring -

>Where can I find these treatises?

>Where can I find HEMA clubs near me?

Last thread: >>81003
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Is this board only white belts?
every thread is full of white belts asking questions which is fine on their own except that nearly all the replies are other fucking white belts who ought not to be giving advice. Are there any actually experienced martial artists on this board? I swear everyone posting either doesn’t participate or just started within the last six months.
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i find skateboarding so gay now
from 14 to 18 I was super into skating. i would go out in the morning and come back at night. the feeling of learning a new trick was the best shit ever. i never got that good, but i was decent. around 19 years old i started noticing something about skateboarding culture - it started to seem like a fashion show. it seemed most skaters spent just as much time buying skate clothes than actually skating (if not more). this also coincided with the bizzare fact that skateboarding clothes were becoming extremely expensive. i realized people were spending $200AUD on a pair of pants.
so now I'm confused about skateboarding as a whole. is the whole thing just about looking cool. when we do tricks is it just so that we can feel cool when we do it? no other sport has so much emphasis on clothing, it's so embarrassing that we care about it so much.
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Slaps your sportfus ass, ¿what now?.
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/xs/ sportball team
Brotatoes, we are but a small board, busy with our radical sports unless we blow a tendon. But, we have a digital soccer team (unfortunately we couldn't get other boards to play us in THPS.) Our innaguaral season was last Autumn, where our first roster debuted as was put together by anons. We have a spot this Spring to play again, which means that it's time to tweak the roster and music again. If you have any questions, comments, or want to call this autistic bullshit, please do.
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Does anybody feel like they are making absolutely zero fucking progress when it comes to martial arts? I train at least 3 days a week and practice at home, but when I come to one specific instructors class I feel like im a fucking retard and everyone else ends up treating me like a beginner. Ive been at it for a year now consistently and i feel like i should at least be fine but i just left the class nearly about to cry because i couldnt even catch a punch right despite doing it before hundreds of times
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Skateboard poast
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WW Paddling general
whats up my homies? any ww paddlers here? just got back from a river trip , class V Bottom Moose in NY state
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/roll/ – roller skating general
What are the best roller blades for recreation and fun?
What makes a roller skate fast?
What makes a roller skate nimble and maneuverable?
What roller skates should one bring to the roller rink to not look like a try-hard or a know-nothing?
How big is too big in terms of wheel size?
What number of wheels is ideal? Three? Four? Five?
What are the most practical and convenient roller skates? Are there any roller blades that fit over standard sneakers/shoes and are they any good?
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My back HURTS SO MUCH when I Rollerblade
I just started rollerblading last week and i'm starting to get the hang of it.
Sadly, the thing that makes me stop the session isn't leg pain due to effort but my horrible lower back pain, probably because of my posture.
Has any of you encountered this, and how to make my posture correct ?
>Also /rollerblade/ general
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Fingertip strikes
rock paper scissors
>constantly told how fingertip strikes like the karate nukite are useless
>one day decide to casually hit myself in the abdomen with my finger tips while on a walk
>hurts like hell more than getting punched in sparring and this is just with what little force I can generate biomechanically towards my own stomach
>the next day have bruises everywhere I jabbed myself

The fuck bros I haven't even done any finger conditioning or anything like that
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/xs/ quiz
One of these chicks is a champion kickboxer. Can you identify which one?
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>backfoot half cab rodeo varial mcnollie bluntflip to frontside air primo roll 180 revert fakie willy
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/pbg/ - Paintball General
90s Edition
Previous: >>15773

When was your first game? Got any vintage setups you still shoot?
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/scuba/ general
What the fuck bros? There's no /scuba/ general?

Let's rectify that.

Best dive sites? Hairy or funny stories?

And the obvious question, what's better? PADI or SDI?

Here's an Australian Scuba FAQ until we make our own
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Why would anyone EVER go cave diving?
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Is This the Only Way Boxing Stays Relevant?
Is this really it boxbros? Watching stupid, irrelevant eCelebs fighting each other for the rest of our lives? Be it the Paul brothers, Sam Hyde, iDubbbz, KSI, it seems only these stupid gimmick exhibitions are attracting mainstream attention. Is the sport basically dead at this point?
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Post your favorite ski locations
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Devon Larrat
Is Levon going to literally kill Devon Larrat?
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/marble/ - Marble League General
/sp/ is too fast for /marble/ during non-Marble League periods, so this could be the base for this extreme sporting event during most of the year

Marbula One Season 2 returns from its break starting with race 7
Oceanics managed to win the 2021 Winter Marble League, redeeming themselves after their disastrous 2019 Marble League outing

>What is Marble League?
The Marble League is a tournament that features the most decorated and dedicated marble sports athletes. Every year, teams of five marbles compete in Qualifiers and the top 12 teams, along with 4 automatically qualified teams, advance to the main tournament. After an exquisite opening ceremony, the 16 teams perform in a series of events that are inspired by real-world Olympic events, earning medals and scoring points towards an overall total. The team with the most points at the end of the tournament is the team that wins the Marble League, standing at the top of the podium during the closing ceremony and having the honor of extinguishing the torch at the end of each year.

>Channel Link

>Official Website

>Fandom Wiki
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As a 5’9” guy, would kickboxing/Muay Thai or BJJ be better for me to learn if I only had the time to train one? I want to use it for general self-defense and fitness.
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Tell me how he doesn't win outdoors?
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F1 2022 Explained
>Red Bull - 1
Easily have the fastest car on track with the best driver and a mexican.

>Ferrari - 2
Second fastest car on track with two drivers who are quick and consistent, best team mate pairing on the grid if it was not for one being a jew.

>Mercedes - 3
Arguably weakest Mercedes car in a decade affected massively by porpoising issues, with what looks like a weak team mate pairing as well.

>McLaren - 4
Car pretty much unaffected by porpoising, which appears to be quick enough to safely secure 4th place if not contest merc for 3rd if they can't sort their shit out. Decent driver line up if the Jew can prove him self.

>Aston Martin - 5
Decent car, which is also the only good looking car on the grid as well. Driver line up consists of a washed up tranny german attempting to gain positive karma, paired with a femboy that needs his hair cut.

>HAAS - 6
Car appears quick enough to be midfield, with mediocre drivers being a cum sock husk of a former champion and a scandinavian.

>Alpine - 7
Car appears to be slower then most others, likely will be bottom midfield but not bottom order, likely will be fighting HAAS most season. Poor driver lineup of a manlet with a fat neck that needed to retire years ago and an anorexic french frog.

>AT - 8
Mediocre to below mediocre car affected by porpoising having no resemblance to it's sister team. Paired with one decent driver and an asian driver who can't see over the wheel.

>AR - 9
Below mediocre car with a good driver, ruined by chinese malware.

>Williams - 10
One of the more eye catching cars on the grid, below mediocre likely only going to be fighting AR and AT. Terrible driver line up of a cashed up slow jew and another asian driver that can see over the wheel however.
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>500 years worth of manuals
>not a single one describes how to train
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/surf/ Surfing General
Will Slater surf in Tokyo? edition
>Any summer surf plans?
>Opinions on competition structure?
>Anyone surf Tsurigasaki beach?
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Should I build an Affordaplane?
Never flown solo or an ultralight, but just want to get in the sky as cheaply as possible and the used Ultralight market seems like shit right now. I have all the tools I need from my shitty amateur wood working, and can buy piece by piece from a local metal supplier.

Any ultralight pilots out there that can give me some advice? Is this the best model to build?
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What events would be in the Stoner Olympics?
I'm trying to come up with a Olympics style event for my stoner buddies where we get high before trials/challenges. What events would you have in the Stoner Olympics?

Here are some that I have already:
> Nerf gun battle
> Foam sword dueling
> Footrace

I'm thinking more on the extreme side of things lol
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is bowling an extreme sport?
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got myself a 30EUR woodie in a shop and each time i went "trying" I've felt making some progress.

also: it's pretty fun and rather straightforward. run fast, drop, step, go wheeeee. And the "really good" locals on the beach are very down to earth. no mystical up it's ass vibe surfing has

does anon skimboard? discuss
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ultimate test of a man and his athleticism
Was driving with my bike from an early ass appointment back to my crib with 4 hours of sleep on me and thought i should take my time and learn it there

Getting proper sleep tonight and then tomorrow going to this open field, where there's not that many NPCs walking around, even if there are gonna be a few and i know they still will be there, there's no better time to learn to do this

Crazy to think how it's almost 4 years ago when i first watched yt tutorial vid on this on my phone when actually outside and without any success in my first attempts i just proceeded to just not do it, feeling really determined rn, any additional advice lol?
No point in watching any new vids as they all are essentially the same and I just did watch a 4 min compact tutorial on 2x speed before making the thread
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Off basho Sumo general thread - Spring is here edition
Quit fucking around Hakuho
Old thread >>89378

Next basho starts: Sun 8 May - Sun 22 May

Current Makuuchi banzuke:
Current Juryo banzuke:

Info on Sumo - Sumopedia:
Official Sumo site:
Sumo database:
Last basho highlights:

We'll move to /sp/ for the basho thread when it starts.

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/dgg/ Disc Golf General #2
The GOAT Putting
Hitting moms doing yoga in the park with your driver edition.
/DGG/ Disc Golf General
>What is disc golf?
Its golf but with frisbees or discs. Generally played at parks that have free courses.
>What do I need to get started?
A disc and some shoes to walk around comfortably. (You should probably also bring some water anon and maybe download UDisc for a scorecard, or print / make your own)
>I'm new what disc should I buy?
Pretty much any decent disc will get you out and playing. You don't need to buy a starter set immediately, instead buy a putter and approach disc as its a pretty easy to throw disc for a beginner and then buy more discs from there.
>Are there courses around me?
Almost certainly, check for a pretty comprehensive list of courses and recommendations as to what ones near you are good.
>I bought a starter set and cant throw these things straight or far at all!
Go onto youtube and lookup guides idiot. Also learn to throw your putter first. It's most likely the easiest disc to throw in your bag and just because it doesn't fly as fast as a fairway or driver disc, It'll probably fly farther as It WILL fly straighter.

Most people you meet out on a disc golf course are gonna be pretty chill guys who'll either help you out if u get a disc stuck in a tree, or even give u a quick tip if you're new.

Feel free to post photos from your local courses or discs.
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Will I look like an asshole if I refuse to wear colored belts (unless maybe brown) in Judo and keep my white one?
I'm very satisfied with my club and the level of challenge but they use a 11 Kyu system. Some days ago I received a yellow-white belt and it was painfully humiliating.
I feel so ridiculous and I want to keep wearing my white belt. I'm 21 btw
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Parkour thread.

Where are you at with your training? How have you been working around the limits of weather and lockdowns? How much do you apply the utilitarian Hébertist mindset of being strong to be useful to your training routines?

Freerunners can post, too. Maybe even gymnasts and trickers if you don't get your own thread up and running.

original thread >>1236
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Does anybody know of 3d software that I could use to build a skatepark layout
I could show it to the city council who's revamping this whole park (even the prefab on a slab skatepark) I personally wanna design a skatepark with an open layout with ramps and ledges that are also Jersey barriers and so on. The picture I chose is a skatepark that's exactly like a track. I don't think skateparks should be tracks.
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So how effective are palm strikes?
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Is there any point in buying the kickboxing gloves over the normal boxing ones?
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If you had to choose only one martial art to practice for the rest of your life, what would it be?
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cariuma mike v
Mike V is a big time faggot. I'm sure i shared this before but in the early 2000s i was skating Hollywood High with some friends- we were at some smaller stair sets in the back not where the huge stair set where everyone films is.
I've ran into a lot of ams/ pros in those days and they've always been cool, the ones who weren't like Greco or a few others kinda just kept to themselves- but usually someone else in their crew would be cool with us so it was fine.
But i digest...
So we're skating and we see him and one of my friends was like "oh shit its Mike V" and like a little bitch - in a very whiney voice he goes "Yes its me Mike V, everyone just stop what you're doing and interrupt what I'm doing because I'm Mike fucking V. NO you can;'t have my board, NO you can't have my autograph, I'm just here to skate. GOT THAT?"
We kinda just gave him an "alright bro" and kept it moving- but because of that incident i couldn't fucking stand his ass
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please tell me im not the only one who swears his name has always been Mike Valley
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/grap/ - Grappling General
Here you might post about your grappling endeavors; are you training a grappling sport? Do you fantasize about grappling your abusive dad, or at least the feelings he makes you have?

Post drills, yootoob tutorials, bantz and other shit here :)
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Adding throttle to eMTB
kenevo 2
Anyone have any experience with adding throttles to decent eMTB's? Not Lunas or Frey's, but brands like specialized, trek, cannondale.
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Cruiser boards
For me it's comfy city cruising on a cruiser board. No exploding knees and injuries from tricks, or cheesy longboard dancing. Just cruising around and chilling out.
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why don't more people like kendo
maybe it's too niche and people tend to filter into karate or hema depending on their preferences
i think big stick fencing is cool
why don't you like it
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Techniques taught wrong
>Hurr push through the target
NO. You slap the target with your shin. Relaxed, fast, full bodyweight behind it. No pushing, just like you wouldn't push your punches!

This shit ranks right up there with
>Raise your shoulder when punching to protect your chin

Who thinks this shit up? Crab mentality journeymen who train noobs wrong as a joke?

In b4
>But my coach says to do it like this
Then your coach sucks. Try it on pads, enjoy padholder complaining about getting his bones rattled.
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/cg/ - Climbing General #6
Goat chimney edition

>Should I start climbing?
Yes. Get a friend, find your closest gym, go there and rent some shoes. Start with bouldering. Usually two colored tape-marks set the start of the route and the color of the tape is difficulty. Route is the same-colored grips up until the topmost grip (not edge of wall). There's usually a difficulty chart around the gym somewhere. Two hands on the last grip = you've sent it, congratulations.

>How do I start toproping?
You have to learn how to belay. Almost every climbing gym has toproping courses if they have toprope walls. Same grip-color system as with the bouldering, but here it's more common with each route having a specific grade instead of being within a range of grades. The grading system differs internationally and for style see here for more info:

>I just bought a BeastMaker 2000™, will I finally git gud?
No, you'll just fuck up your tendons. Google "Eva Lopez fingerboard routine" to learn how to use a fingerboards safely.

(Eternally remembered as /bog/)

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Why are BJJ/“MMA” gyms so damn expensive? Do the owners have to pay dues to the team they’re affiliated with or are they just taking advantage of the fact that jiu-jitsu is hot right now? Gyms around me want $125 and up per month for the privilege of getting man ass and balls in my face multiple times a week. Boxing gyms around me only charge around 40-60 per month.
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/esg/ - Eternal Skateboarding General
photosynthesis uploaded in high quality edition

dont bother asking if it's too late to skateboard
slow ass board
old >>93416
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Any boxer can give some advice?
I wnt back to muay thai a couple of months ago, and now when I punch I get hurt on the knuckle. just the part I circled on pic, the rest is OK.
it never happened before and I don't know why it is happening now. I trained yesterday and now it seems I have some kind of liquid in there.
I'm putting some ice and will rest until monday.
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Zorb thread
How is your zorbing going
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Just started skateboarding, at age 19.

Anyone got any tips? Not planning on learning tricks anytime soon, just trying to move around first. Had a rough brake attempt and now my leg hurts like a bitch.
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Earth rocker general get in here bros
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Roller Derby
Anyone here knows anything about or has done it? Looking to join the local team and want to know what im in for
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What do you guys think the best submissions from mount are? (no gi BJJ or MMA)
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Very forgotten by this board, freediving is an extreme sport that needs strong mental and physical conditioning.

Any anon here that does it, and if so where?

Also spearfishing thread.

Post stories, personal records, tips, pictures etc..
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/f1/ - Comfy Formula 1 General - Exodus Edition
Diniz Ligier on fire
A new comfy F1 general now that the old one has gone off the rails lately

No Anime
No Twitterposting
No Redditposting
No posting literal shit
Strawposting and Gimiposting welcome

Also reminder that F1 has had more deaths than many of the sports on this board, therefore extreme
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/mtb/ Mountain Bike General
Soulmate Edition:

Post pics of your rides
Ask questions
Tell about that one sexy woman you met on the trails but you didn't talk to because you wanted to go down the trails, not her.

> What good bike can I get for under $1000
Used hardtail
> What good bike can I get for under $2000?
New Hardtail
> What good bike can I get for under $3000?
Used full suspension
> What are the affordable brands?
Marin, Commencal, Canyon, Polygon, YT, and many more.

Previous thread: >>77937
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Boxing vs Muay Thai
I have no former experience with martial arts, but want to start with either boxing or muay thai. Main objective is self defense. Which one would be the better choice?
Also, not sure if that's important, but the boxing gym closest to me says they teach "Cuban boxing".
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Is there a codified fighting sports or potential cultural canadian/french-canadian martial art hidden in plain sight in ice hockey fights ?
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Kogan Iwamoto vs Sekiun
Fencing beats Kendo 10/10 times in a real duel, right?
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Who would win in a fight
A trained mma fighter who is 5'6 or a somewhat versed boxer who is 6'1
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Get into Freestyle Skiing
Hello there, I'm 17 and am a pretty good skier. I'm trying to learn tricks but once I get on skis I just about shit myself and can't even try to do them, even though I can easily manage to do them flat. Any advice?
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Should I learn Karate?
I already practice boxing and I don't intend to stop. I also want to learn something with kicks in the future like kickboxing.
But I what I want to know is that if I would have any benefits by learning Karate. I kinda always wanted to learn but I'm not so sure anymore if I would learn anything functional that would make me a better fighter, like better fighting techniques or physical conditioning. What should I do?
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Considering buying a paramotor. Worth it? Best model for beginners? Quick course enough to start solo flying comfortably?
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Who is worse Steven Seagal or Steven Seagal fans?
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ITT: We take a non-extreme sport and change it to make it extreme.

Marathon but you can sabotage your opponents any way you want. Weapons allowed. Basically the Road Rash game but on foot.

Dodgeball with bocce.

Polo but with rodeo horses.

Water polo but the water is slightly acidic so your skin and eyes start to burn after a while and you can only get out (rotating with other team members) once you score.

Any motor sport but without brakes.

Soccer with bowling balls.

Squash but the room is so narrow and you can get hit by the other player's racket.

Basketball but the court is oiled.
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Give me one good reason why i should start doing karate.
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How many techniques do you need?
Fun fact: Pro fighters usually have only 4-5 techniques they can depend on, in some arts they may have even less (Some say top judoka only know 2 or 3 techniques really well).
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"am I too old to ____"

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>been doing muay thai 3 days a week consistently for a year now
>still don’t feel ready for the more advanced classes

am i still supposed to feel like a beginner after a year? i do bag work, run, stretch, and lift outside classes as well
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Anyone ever tried it?
Looks really fun but is quite expensive, wondering if anyone has had experience.
Not looking to get my licence or anything, just try it out in a tandem jump maybe over somewhere cool :)

Hope this is the right board don't really know where else to post this
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Am I too old to skateboard?
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post your boy stable
The hurricane
Brutus the barber beefcake
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Strength and conditioning for mma
Want to start a strength and conditioning program for MMA, but one I can do once or twice a week (time training martial arts is more important). In my mind starting strength (bench squat diddly, emphasis on ROM and explosiveness) done once or twice a week would be fine. I also suggested interdispersing other excercises involving higher reps (weighted shadowboxing, medicine ball shit, cardio) but my personal trainer friend says that its too much to do effectively in one day. Any advice?
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How do you box a bit as a hobby without getting cumulative brain damage?
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Why there's no /bmx/ general?
Is a death sport?
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Is he the biggest hustler in skateboarding?
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Thought about Motocross
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sports fight
you are about to get into a sports fight. what line do you utter?
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Muay thai noob
Is it ok if I train with an older family member who happens to be female?
I'm a guy
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Are there any kung fu styles that actually works on a street fight or can win against a MMA athlete? I love kung fu but I'm really hesitant about wasting my time by learning it
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based soaper
soaping bros, we're home
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Is crashing your plane in the middle of the desert an extreme sport? I think yes.
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/jsa/ Japanese Sword Arts General
/jsa/ general

Japanese Sword Arts (JSA) General. A thread to discuss Kendo/jutsu and Iaido/jutsu. OP post is tailored towards Kendo since it is the most commonly practiced JSA.

>What is Kendo?
Kendo is a modern Japanese martial art which descends from Japanese swordsmanship (Kenjutsu), namely the Hokushin Itto-ryu school. It is practiced with shinai (bamboo swords) and armor. The philosophy of modern Kendo is based off of Budo concepts and aims to develop the self through practice.

>How is Kendo scored?
There are four valid target areas in Kendo: the top and sides of the head, the wrists, the torso, and the neck. Strikes made to these areas must contain correct footwork, posture/body movement, cutting path, use the correct part of the blade, a display of high spirits (through shouting), and zanshin; or the continuation of mental and physical readiness to attack again.

In competition, the match is judged by 3 referees who will raise flags corresponding to the color of the ribbon worn by the competitors. At least 2 referees need to agree to award a point. Match duration is best out of 3 points.

>Where can I find a Kendo club or dojo?

Start with the International Kendo Federation (FIK) and navigate to your country or region. If you live in a particularly large country, your country’s federation will most likely consist of regional federations. Some federations also include Iaido clubs.
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A theory regarding street fights and martial arts
We all know stories about how martial arts amsters get punked in street fights, how olympic athletes in wrestling, boxing and judo get smoked on the streets, and at the same time, how criminals train in the exact same martial arts that have been proven ineffective by these cases.

Why is this? Here's my theory: Basically, those masters and champions are specialized for the ring and the mat, that's why they lose against someone specialized for the street. Like a football player sucking at rugby - similar sports but different enough. Or think about Mayweather in a street fight: His style is made to exploit boxing rules, he wouldn't last long in a real altercation-
OTOH, The guys who are good with martial arts on the streets are those who are not overspecialized.
Thus, IMO, the most dangerous opponent in a real fight is into combat sports, but just a local champion at best, known for dirty fighting, with a penchant for street fights and violence. His lack of specialization for the ring may hurt his prospects in his sport though.

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/cssf/ - Combat Sports in Street Fights General
Discuss which combat sports are best in "da streets!" and not the cage.

TMA faggots not allowed. Your shit doesn't work under any contexts.

Which is better for street fighting, grappling or striking?

I lean towards striking as unlike the cage I have rarely seen fights in streets go to the ground.

And 9/10 rarely beyond punches being thrown so boxing would be my choice for most effective for self-defense.

I think K-1/unified kickboxing or Muay Thai would work well if you already have good boxing skills, as never met anyone who could check low leg kicks without being drilled it.

For in the streets grappling possibly Judo over wrestling as people tend to wear jackets depending on the climate where you live. Tho wrestling for the cage.

BJJ outside of standing submissions that I think Judo has anyway, I can't see having any practical use in the street. Tho obvs its the most successful style in the cage.
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How to throw a punch
Are you supposed to be tense when it lands? what is the proper technique ? do you move your feet during the punch?
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/esg/ - Eternal Skateboarding General
dan drehobl m16
Freedumb edition

Old thread: >>90457

Ride a skate? Go fuck yourself
You're too poor to skate
Wooden toy for autistic children
Beginner tip: Everyone at the park is watching you
Trick tip: If it doesn't come first try don't even bother
Street spot etiquette: Wax the landing when you're done
DIY spots: Rebar? Never heard of him
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Sumo General #3
sumo general
last thread: >>82596

next basho: May
location: Tokyo


How to tie a mawashi:

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here's the ultimate guide to fighting
came up with a complete guide to fighting, give it a read and tell me what you guys think.

>grappling: catch as catch can wrestling, encompasses the most effective takedowns and is the ancestor to any modern wrestling/grappling worth anything. the ground game rivals BJJ

>striking: old school European pugilist boxing, specifically British, literally near identical to muay thai but more punching less kicks and better clinching/standing grappling that merges perfectly with catch as catch can. its a bare knuckle system so while it is fairly similar to most striking it has some minor alterations. for you Americans rough and tumble is a very similar thing but you guys got some different techniques.
>an addition to the striking is also defendu but that's more for catching someone off guard before the fight starts unlike British pugilism which is more traditional cage fighting, i also just like the chin jab.

>knife fighting: only pressure tested system seems to be from prison knife fighting and I'm looking into MBC. the general gist is taking a basic striking stance but the cross hand instead is holding the knife and is tucked to your side to avoid being kicked away or touched. the jab hand becomes a probing and you try to get stabbed in before your neck and you use it for grabbing or punching before you stab with the cross hand(stab like you would punch) this is obviously for small or medium knifes intended for stabbing and not hacking.

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I want to see a heavy weight 6'5+ top fighter vs a regular ostrich. Danger discharge signed and all.
Make Shaquille O'Neil do powerlifting for 2 years and train him in MMA, give him gorilla steroids, massive amounts of testosterone, PCP, rile him the fuck up until he has tunnel vision and release him in a coliseum to fight your average ostrich to the death.

What are your thoughts ?
Money's on the ostrich.
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Remember that one time Vitor Belfort was allowed to do "TRT" and he went on a four fight rampage where he almost submitted the GOAT and head kicked his other three opponents into oblivion???
crazy times lmao
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When do we get proper human powered flight?
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Is 33 too old to get into snowboarding?
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Paintball vs Airsoft, which do you prefer? I've never played either but I'm thinking about investing into paintball because it seems harder to cheat
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Climbing for someone stuck in a wheelchair
Title says all, been stuck on a wheelchair for 4 years, no movement from my waist down. Is it possible to climb? It was kinda my dream as a kid, and I know I won't be climbing mountains in this condition, but I'd just like to fulfill a bit of that dream.
Thanks in advance.
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Nelo Ammasalik
I hope kayaking counts as /xs/.
So I want to into kayaking. I am a complete beginner, what kind of kayak, what kind of gear should I buy to begin with?
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the board
Screenshot 2022-04-08 171116
at my local skatepark today a kid who looked like rowley's board fell out under him and rolled towards me. i handed it back to him and he said "yo, thanks"
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/HEMA/ General
Rapierchad edition.

>What is HEMA?
HEMA stands for Historical European Martial Arts, sometimes also called Historical Fencing.
It's reconstructing how to fight with swords, daggers, polearms and other weapons based on old European fighting treatises

>What does it look like?
Inside the World of Longsword Fighting - [Open]
Back to the source - [Open]
Martin Fabian Sparring - [Open]

>Where can I find these treatises?

>Where can I find HEMA clubs near me?

Last thread: >>70735
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what do you think about girls in extreme sports?
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Skydive general
No whuffos allowed.

Current news:
Looks like the son of VP of the USPA has broken some rules, as well as his ankles when he took bachelor contestant Rachel on a tandem skydive.

Dumb fuck did a low turn on final and fuckin smashed his shit up.

Surprisingly the USPA will probably let him keep his tandem rating even though he’s a 20yo retard who’s mom owns a DZ and is on the board for USPA

nepotism for sure
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Childhood is idolizing Michael Waltrip
Adulthood is realizing that Ken Schrader made more sense
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/esg/ - Eternal Skateboarding General
old thread >>89255

Lazy International DIY Edition

You're not too Old/ Fat to skate.
Skateboarding is 90% Mind, Canolli

Beginner Tip: Shoulders over the bolts
Trick Tip: just do it rolling
Skatepark Etiquette: fuck a skatepark go rub brick a ledge

DIY Spots: - germany - france

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Consolidated Thread
Does anyone give a fuck?
I've been riding consolidated decks for about 12 years pretty much consistently as I know a distributor here in England. I genuinely think they're the best boards I've ever used.
That being said barley anyone here has ever heard of them, even guys my age who have been skating 10+ years.
I don't know what it's like in other parts of the world, I heard they're popular in some parts of South America. Would love to know if anyone really gives a fuck about them going out of business.
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/mag/ - martial arts general
goju ryu
discuss martial arts here

Discord Channel:
Find an MMA Gym in the USA:
BlackBeltWiki, great source of info, trivia and help:

What to look for in a martial arts gym:
>Physically conditioned, fit participants
>Trainer with certified professional record and a training history with at least one athlete who competes successfully
>Sparring, "aliveness" in training
>At least one participant competes at amateur or professional level
>Physical conditioning part of training
>Clean facility with mats that are frequently washed

What to be wary of:
>Fat, physically subpar students and instructor
>Graduation fees (e.g. "pay $200 and advance to next belt extra quick!")
>No proven athletes training there
>No sparring, moves shown are choreographed (e.g. "the attacker does this, then I do this, then you do this...")
>Cult-like atmosphere
>No physical conditioning
>long mandatory contracts with hefty fees for breaking

last thread: >>66410
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Woah gnarly! I just ripped the fattest 900 degree stinkypinky of my life! Radical! Bodacious!
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Anon tries something new
>in 4th grade, am decently popular.
>bored so try to test if I can hold in my pee and not use the bathroom the whole time in school.
>figured it be easy because school is only 9 hours.
>drink ample amounts of water naturally because it's summer.
>in second last lecture of the day.
>become quite desperate and accidentally leak and make a wet patch on the crotch.
>realize I can't even ask the teacher and go to the bathroom now.
>spend the next 15 minutes desperately squirming and peeing my pants entirely beside my female bench partner making a puddle on the floor.
>look at partner, tell her if she tells anyone I'll kill her.
>she looks at me and cockily says,"I'd like to see you try"
>mfw I realized the girl could ruin my entire life.
>spill water on the pants and puddle.
>pants dry off till the end of school.
>go home and never talk to the girl again.
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Foolishly challenged my mom to a fight. Full contact. No protection. Got a swollen face.
Mom is a muay thai instructor, I've just started training under her. Ego was slightly hurt, but she's frankly pretty chill about it and we sat together chatting for a long time after the fight as she held up an icepack to my face. On one hand, I get to train and bond with my mum, she's the only family I got and she loves me. On the other hand, some dudes may mock me for being "trained by a girl".
Do I continue with her? I'm leaning towards the former rn
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/asg/ Airsoft General
Pet Peeve Edition

Old Thread: >>81917

Let's start off with some hate.

I really dislike indoor arenas that as so small and crowded, it's like a rat maze rather than any kind of realistic setting.
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When I see anyone with a skateboard
>lol do a kickflip lol
No I'm good
>No seriously. Do a kickflip
Why don't you do one
>do. A. Kick. Flip... Bitch.

I'll get up in a poser's chest and im not leaving till they do a kickflip
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Stem cell alternative to surgery?
Do you guys know about the effectiveness of stem cell injection/therapy as an alternative to surgery? Asking because I do bjj and I have a shoulder that dislocates once every few months or so because of an unrelated accident that caused it to initially destabilize. Now that damage has been done in the form of glenoid bone loss and I've been told surgery will fix it, however I'm curious if you guys know about any possible alternatives such as stem cell therapy? Many thanks everyone :)
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