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Sport Endorsements: State of the Union

Sport Endorsements: State of the Union

This infographic takes a look at sport endorsements and sponsorship spending in the sports industry. It then goes on to compare the highest earning athletes in board sports (John John Florence, Tony Hawk, Shaun White) with the highest earning athletes in ball sports (Cristiano Ronaldo, Lebron James, Roger Federer). The athlete’s earnings are then broken down into salary/winnings/sponsorship and the companies who pay out these large amounts of endorsements funds are observed. Finally, the athlete with the highest endorsement earnings, and the company with the largest endorsement spend are assessed, before taking a look at the value that social media...

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The UEFA Nations League

The UEFA Nations League

Authored By Disruptsports

Since 2011, UEFA have been working on a brand new international tournament as a way to turn the off-year friendlies into a competitive league. And after 6 years of planning, UEFA have finally announced it will commence after this year's qualifiers, but what exactly is the UEFA Nations League (UNL) and how will it work?   The Leagues The UNL will operate with 55 teams split into 4 leagues, with each league having sub-groups of 3 or 4 teams. So far, so complicated. The leagues, labelled A, B, C and D, will break up the 55 times into seeds based...

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Why saying no to The Sharks is the best thing we ever did

Why saying no to The Sharks is the best thing we ever did

Authored By Disruptsports

Disruptsports.com (Design Your Own Sports Equipment) was featured on Shark Tank where we turned down a $200k deal from Glen Richards. Since the show went to air last Sunday there have been lots of questions - what was the pivot? Why did we ‘throw away’ over half a million dollars? Mostly, why we were ‘crazy enough’ to turn down the investment?’   Saying no to short term in favor of long term. DisruptSports.com has always had the vision to be the worlds largest platform for customised sport equipment because we believe sports equipment should be made for the customer/athlete not...

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How it works: Surfboard

Authored By Disruptsports

Let's get started Use our Design Studio to choose your board size, designs and style and then order. Start Designing

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The History of Yoga

The History of Yoga

The origins of yoga are highly disputed, going back maybe more than 10,000 years it's probably we will never know yoga's full history. The yoga we know and practice today, however, has a much more modern past.  

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How to Create a Custom Yoga Routine at Home

How to Create a Custom Yoga Routine at Home

Authored By Disruptsports

Creating your own custom yoga routine at home is very involving and cumbersome. In fact, it is very difficult at the very least. If I have not discouraged you yet, congratulations. You are committed to having your own routine and this commitment will come in handy. Being your own yoga teacher Yoga instructors are taught to create an effective and sustainable yoga sequence for their students. One of the best things about being your own teacher is that you get to try all these routines and being able to concentrate and dedicate your time in specific areas you want to...

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7 Reasons Men should do Yoga

7 Reasons Men should do Yoga

Authored By Disruptsports

Although there are more women in the sport, there are many reasons men should do yoga too. Today, more yoga studios and classes are springing up and many, especially men, are curious about what goes on within the four walls of the classes. If you’re wondering why yoga is so important and its benefits to you, then wonder no more. Yoga does not only improve flexibility, but it also produces practical results that are immensely beneficial to your physical and mental health. The following are reasons men should do yoga   Flexibility Most physical poses, called Yoga asanas come with...

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Amazing Health Benefits of skateboarding

Amazing Health Benefits of skateboarding

Although many would consider it as a dangerous and defiant sport, there are many health benefits of skateboarding. It is probably one sport parents would never willingly give the nod to, but then every sport has its risk – football, wrestling, rugby or even pole vaulting. Often, having experience is often a determinant of how much the person enjoys the sport, the positive implications of participation largely outweighs the negative impacts.   Coordination This is in fact the most important skill you need to excel at this sport, and it only gets better with time. Skateboarding requires excellent coordination between...

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Health Benefits of Skateboarding: Shedding the Festive Weight

Authored By Disruptsports

Despite all the festivities, when Christmas comes around there is always the inevitable realisation of extra pounds hanging around the belly. However, there’s no need to start your new year with a crushingly restrictive diet when you could be outside reaping the health benefits of skateboarding.   Calorie Burning Depending on how intense you ride, skateboarding can burn anywhere between 150-500 calories every hour, which means you can easily lose 1-2lbs every week by riding around. Couple that with a few less chips/fries and a few more carrots and you’ll see a transformation in no time.   Joints and Workout...

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How to put Together a Skateboard

How to put Together a Skateboard

Getting a brand new skateboard is an exciting time, especially if its your first! Expect you’ve opened the box and the board isn’t even put together! Don’t fear, below we will look at how to put your skateboard together. Putting your own board together allows you to be familiar with each component, gives you the option to pick and choose between individual components and allows you to fine tune each component as you see fit. How to Put Together a Skateboard  Materials In your box, ensure you have all the correct materials. You should have: Gripped deck 2X Trucks with...

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Unwritten Rules of Surfing

Unwritten Rules of Surfing

Surfing is about freedom, hanging out with your mates, having fun and chilling out but there are some unwritten rules that prevent you from becoming 'that guy' (or girl) in the water.     1.Don't drop in One wave, one surfer. When you paddle for a wave always check if someone got there first, sharing isn't always caring and you don't want to ruin the fun for fellow surfers.   2. Keep control of your board  A board to the face is no fun at all, never try to pull a manoeuvre that could end up with you landing on (or crashing into) someone else,...

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The History of Surfing

The History of Surfing

Authored By Disruptsports

The history of surfing goes back further than you may think. We observe the first description of wave riding in 1769, through to surfing being recognised as an official olympic sport in 2016, and every major event in-between. This infographic shows the 247 year journey of surfboarding.

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The Return of the Alaia Surfboard: Why should you ride one?

The Return of the Alaia Surfboard: Why should you ride one?

Authored By Disruptsports

The Alaia or “Itaka” as it was known in Japan dates back thousands of years ago. There is archaeological evidence suggesting that the boards were in existence dating back then but their use seemed to decline in the early 1900s.   Hawaiian With An Alaia - Waikiki   In Modern surfing, the boards made a comeback in the late 2005 when Tom Wegener tried out some prototypes on professional surfers. Perhaps the biggest selling point came after the film “The Present” which dramatically popularized the board and increased its acceptance amongst surfers. The Alaia is basically a thin wooden surfboard...

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Types of Promotional sunscreens

Types of Promotional sunscreens

Promotional sunscreens are health items designed to help protect our skins from harmful ultraviolet sun rays and can prevent damages such as skin cancer. Sunscreens are excellent promotional giveaways that can be used as part of your marketing strategy. Sunscreens are available in many forms and are designed in compact and portable ways.   35ml sunscreen tube     These promotional sunscreens are cheap and small products designed for summer giveaways. They are small enough to allow branding space for your company’s name and logo. It comes as a standard design tube and has an SPF rating of 50+.  ...

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12 Top Ideas for Fitness Promotional Products

12 Top Ideas for Fitness Promotional Products

Fitness promotional products are excellent ways of projecting a healthy image for a company. You can have the products branded with your business name and logo to promote your next trade show or ad campaign.   Ideas for fitness promotional products   BMI and body measure     BMI (Body mass index) and Body measures work efficiently for getting the actual value of body measures. It also comes with a BMI calculator. They can be used effectively as a promotional gift giveaway after getting branded by your company’s advert details.   BMI calculator With the BMI calculator, you can precisely...

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4 Types of Promotional Sunglasses

4 Types of Promotional Sunglasses

Promotional sunglasses have over the years proved to be an effective way of advertising summer and outdoor events, trade fairs and brands. They are often given out as gifts, sold for fundraising for a group, or as a concession item. They have the team’s logo printed on the stem, or sometimes on the lenses. Some prefer, however, to have the imprint on cases, bags, or holders, and can carry personalized messages. Depending on the style and design, there are four basic types of promotional sunglasses, with each having many fantastic and attractive designs.     Sport sunglasses    The features...

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Why Is Surfing Dangerous?

You may have asked yourself at some point, "Why is surfing dangerous?" Surfing has a number of hidden dangers. The ocean can be a dangerous place by nature. Drowning is a possibility, even for professionals. Always pay attention to powerful ocean currents. Waves are powerful enough to slam you into the ocean floor. A surfboard can become a projectile very quickly, as you can become tangled in your leash. When watching experienced surfers cutting through the water, it's easy to see surfing as a sport greatly lacking in danger. So, why is surfing dangerous? Well, the reasons may surprise you. Surfing...

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Proper Surfboard Fin Setup Explained

This post will help you with what the proper surfboard fin setup is and help in determining what the is best fin is for you.     Single Fin Retro Fin set up for short boards and is rarely seen in thema nymore although common for long boards Very little drag Requires smooth down the line surfing Does not work well with abrupt movements Twin Fin Twin fin offers stability and maneuverability as well as being faster than a thruster set up as it has no dragging fin. Normally found on traditional fishes or modern short boards Good for conditions from 1-4ft with skilled surfers able to utilize in bigger swells Works well in choppy conditions Once the size of the waves go 5...

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FCS Fins or Future Fins Bases?

We will take a look and see what the difference is between the two fins to give you a better understanding when deciding on FCS Fins or Future fins bases for your surfboard.   FCS Fins Emerged in the early 90’s Has two tabs at the bottom Used By many pro surfers, including Kelly Slater They are removable fins. FCS now has many different models but most are screwed in place. Although they now have the FCS2, which has no screwing and pops in and out A plus of the FCS fins is that at around 75 kg-80 kg of pressure they will break off and therefore be less likely to damage the fin...

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Unwritten Rules of Paddleboarding

Unwritten Rules of Paddleboarding

Authored By Disruptsports

Unwritten Rules of SUP? Is there such a thing? Yes, there definitely is, here’s a list of 10 unwritten rules of paddleboarding that will prevent you from putting your foot (or paddle) in it. Always wear a leash- there’s nothing worse than seeing your Paddleboard off on an adventure without you 2.Don't snake surfers- the best way to avoid a collision (and remain friendly with everyone else in the water)   3.If you’re out on your own, take flotation- Flotation can make all the difference if you become separated from your board, safety-first kids! 4.Know where you’re going- Is it a...

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The Ultimate Surfing Slang Translator

The Ultimate Surfing Slang Translator

Authored By Disruptsports

Do you know you're snakes from your goofy foot? Surfing, all over the world has a language all of its own. Here's Disrupt's ultimate guide to surfing slang:  

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The Top 11 Dangers of Surfing

The Top 11 Dangers of Surfing

The top 11 dangers of surfing. Whether you are an avid surfer with a top-of-the-line branded board or someone who’s looking to get into surfing, there are certain dangers regarding the sport that you must be aware of. Although considered a relatively safe activity, going out to the waves always entails a certain amount of peril. Having an in-depth knowledge of several factors such as water conditions, your gear, and unforeseen events can ensure your safety while catching the waves. Here is a list of the top 11 dangers of surfing that we have divided into three broad categories.  ...

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