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|Game equipment||Additional information|
The "ball is often what a sport requires and revolves around. A sports ball is typically round, but can also be in the shape of a "prolate spheroid in the case of an "American football or a "rugby ball.
|Flying discs||"Flying discs are used for various "games such as "freestyle, "disc golf and "ultimate.|
|Goals||In many games, "goals are at each end of the playing field, there are two vertical posts (or uprights) supporting a horizontal crossbar. In some games, such as "football or "hockey, the object is to pass the ball or puck between the posts below the crossbar, while in others, such as those based on "rugby, the ball must pass over the crossbar instead.|
|Nets||"Nets are used for "tennis, "volleyball, football, basketball, hockey and "badminton.
A different type of net is used for various forms of "fishing.
|Racquets||"Racquets are used for "racquet sports such as "tennis, "squash and "badminton.|
|Rods and tackle||"Fishing rods and "fishing tackle are primarily used for "fishing and "sport fishing.|
|Sticks, bats and clubs||Sticks are used for sports such as "hockey and "lacrosse.|
|Wickets and bases||Wickets and bails are used in "cricket, and bases are used in "baseball.|
"Footwear for sports includes:
Protective equipment is often worn for sports including "motor sport and "contact sports, such as "ice hockey and "American football or sports where there is a danger of injury through collision of players or other objects. Protective equipment includes:
Examples for training equipment include "swiss balls, "weights, "chin-up bars, equipment for the "gym. Also protective equipment such as "weight lifting belts and "bench shirts for weight training and "powerlifting.
Historically many sports have developed their sporting equipment over time. For instance, the use of a football dates back to ancient China, between 225 BC and 220 AD. As football remains the most popular sport in the "21st century, the material of the ball has completely changed over the centuries; from being made out of animal skin, to being lined with multiple layers of polyester or cotton.
As the sporting equipment industry improves, so does the athletes performance. This is due to the fact that the equipment is more efficient, lighter and stronger it forming a bio-mechanical system, interacting with the athlete.
Since the massive adoption of wearable, new sport equipment tend to be electronics and connected to deliver data performances.
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