Best sports & outdoors team sports according to redditors

We found 1,445 Reddit comments discussing the best sports & outdoors team sports. We ranked the 942 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/LaserFresh 路 16 pointsr/volleyball

outdoor, i highly recommend a spalding king of the beach

u/AngryCFI 路 13 pointsr/flying

>am currently looking for other jobs to bring in some more money, but I'm wondering if there are any other options/programs out there for funding a CPL


Get a pair of these and one of this


u/phantom_poo 路 12 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Get some desiccant for your storage. You can save the little bags you find in random retail stuff (food, shoes, etc), or buy them. Here's an ebay guide that should explain use.

u/m3ltph4ce 路 11 pointsr/ottawa

That's why you should keep something comforting by the door.

u/BRUINSINSEVEN 路 8 pointsr/hockeyplayers

Probably this:

I ordered on yesterday. Also ordered Bauer 2.0 feet inserts.

u/mirthquake 路 8 pointsr/Anthropology

Antique dealer here, though I don't have much experience with books or autographs and those are specialized fields of knowledge. Since you found records of Levi-Strauss' autograph alone selling in the area of $100, then it's safe to assume that your book is worth at least this amount. An autograph specialist once told me that sometimes a notable person's autograph is made more valuable when accompanied by an inscription, and sometimes this detracts from the value. I can't imagine that this will sway the value too forcefully.

The book's publication details are another point to consider. First editions are most collectible with each newer release declining in value, for the most part. The exceptions to this include high quality hardcover printings, limited editions, and other formats that can be published five years later than, say, the 4th printing but are now more desirable than those slightly older editions.

But the heft this book's value will be determined by its condition. If there were one bit of advice I could lend to anyone who is eager to learn the value of their possessions and ventures online to make comparisons, it's that value is a continuum and the detailed state of an object's condition shifts its position from one end of this continuum to the other. The other end is always $0.00. Too often people come to me having seen a mint condition version of their item sell on eBay for $2,000 or Antiques Roadshow, only to find that their treasure has a market value of $150 due to the significant wear and damage that they failed to consider.

I recommend reading some guides that explain how to size up a book's condition. (AbeBooks' is good for terminology and [eBay's can come in handy if you chose to sell online](, and here's one that explains a bit more) Carefully inspect the book and do your best to honestly and accurately describe its condition using the vocabulary of book collectors, and let its condition show you where it falls on the spectrum of value. I used to collect Mad Magazines and can tell you that tears on the cover are considered significant wear. I suspect you're in the "Good" range, unless the back cover or inside of the book are a mess.

Now the task is to look at auction or sales record (when searching eBay, check the "sold listings" and "completed listings" boxes in the left hand column to see what people have actually paid, not just what sellers are asking. Amazon "used" listings can be useful as well) of books as similar to yours as possible. If you can find a copy from this same printing that's signed and inscribed by Levi-Strauss and in similar condition, and it has sold recently (if you find a sale price from a while ago adjusting for inflation can be useful but keep in mind that market trends can fluctuate drastically. Beanie Babies are the extreme example, but that pattern happens all the time with everything from Shaker furniture to Civil War weaponry to Mad Magazines. I have no idea whether the book market has seen similar swells), then you have a pretty good indicator of your book's value. If not, then figure out the book's value independently since you seem to have an idea of the autograph's value, and combine the two. Maybe add a few dollars due to the combined book and signature carrying more appeal than the two items separately.

To answer your question, I think you've got yourself a wonderful piece of history there in your hands. I own two old autographed books and really enjoy leafing through them and wondering about them. And I think you've got some money there, perhaps a couple hundred dollars, waiting for you if you ever decide to part with it.

u/Karl-The-Avarage 路 7 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

I agree. I am the Dominant, i don't always need an "excuse" to "punish" her, as long as my partner gives consent. The fact that I want to should be enough, so we have exchanges like this.

"Get your chastity belt, please"
"Why, I didn't do anything, Sir?"
"Because I want you to."
"Okay, fair enough, Sir"

Sometimes she gets bratty in those situations and makes her own situation worse. Of cause she can always revoke consent and flat out refuse to play, if she's not feeling well, without any consequences.

Also this arbitrariness spices things up a little, I figure it would be boring for my sub if I'd become too predictable.

I also have a mechanical counter ( to keep track of her misssteps discretely when in public.
She's really good at not having a 0 on this counter, so actually lately I've almost always had a reason.

u/eleanor61 路 7 pointsr/chicago

Before moving to Chicago, I bought this. Never had to use it (at least..not yet), but it's better than nothing. It's also feels like a tank, as far as bats go. I used to play softball back in the day!

I've also seen on here it's best to put a long sock on the end of the bat because if someone grabs it and you pull back, they'll end up with the sock instead of the bat.

u/UWalex 路 7 pointsr/alpinism
u/dragonbubbles 路 6 pointsr/kratom
u/CaptainSnacks 路 6 pointsr/aggies

Yep! I used to do 5 and 10 K runs there in the winter. I invested in a click counter so I could keep track of how many laps I had done - GPS doesn't work well there so you have to go lap counter and a stopwatch

u/KnightofCydonia99 路 6 pointsr/MouseReview

I mainly play CSGO and I had the same problem. The Razer grip, Logitech grip, and the grips that came with my Skoll are all mediocre at best for me.

I highly recommend that you find whatever shape you like the best and put Lizard Skins Grip Tape on it. I promise you won't regret it. It is incredibly grippy with no residue or breaking apart. I put it on the sides where my fingers contact as well as the palm area.

You can make it look very aesthetically pleasing by cutting it to follow the curves of the mouse. Like this G305

Amazon Link

It's $10 for like 4ft and it beats any grip on any mouse you've tried by a mile.

u/reggiecide 路 6 pointsr/buccos

Boom! Buy one of these, rub some dirt on it. No one will know the difference.

u/FDlor 路 6 pointsr/Astronomy

It seems to be a Konus Konusky-200 200mm (7.8") Newtonian Reflector (somebody asked about this scope before so I looked it up).

It shows up on this page (gotta hover your mouse over image, that page miss-labels the images).

This guy says these are Chinese made newtonians with spherical mirrors and they are basically junk telescopes, real telescopes like this have parabolic mirrors. If this is a spherical F5 mirror the image will probably be horrible.

They show up on this page.

Customer reviews here and here note the mount and optics are trash and the whole thing seems to be a bogus copy of name brand scopes such as Celestron or Meade. Real functional name brands like this go for $700. The Konus Konusky-200 is probably only worth $200, if that. If the optics are spherical it is basically worthless.

An amateur telescope maker may want it so they can refigure the optics and rebuild the mount to make it into a working scope. If you are handy and into telescope making you probably could do that as well.

u/DairToBe 路 5 pointsr/MouseReview

Here's my post from another thread. Thinking about doing a tutorial post.


I just did this today with Lizard Skin 0.5mm grip tape ( )

  1. Print the following template at 100% size / "Actual Size":
  2. Cut the template out as close as possible with sharp scissors or an x-acto knife
  3. Lay the template over the Lizard Skin. I used thumbtacks to hold the template in place while cutting
  4. Then just peel the adhesive off the back of the lizard skin and place carefully on the mouse


    The grip is unbelievable. I actually had to increase my sens in some games because I'm able to move faster but have more control over my GPW
u/Cricketfart 路 5 pointsr/Bladesmith

You've thankfully got a lot of resources available online to help get you started. A good beginners tutorial can be found here on how to make your own custom knife from scratch with minimal equipment.

I tend to use Jantz Supply for a lot of my supplies including steel and kydex.

I'd highly recommend joining up for free on Blade Forums and browsing around the shop-talk forums. Tons of useful information by people that are just beginning and people who've been doing it for decades.

There's really tons of material online to help you figure out which steel to use. If you're just starting, I'd recommend sticking with something simple like 1095 high carbon, maybe 440C stainless. Here is a surprisingly good article written about it from an unexpected place. If you get the chance, pick up this book: The Master Bladesmith by Jim Hrisoulas. It's practically the knife-maker's bible.

Good luck and don't hesitate to ask questions!

u/VibesTheVII 路 5 pointsr/godtiersuperpowers

The only downside to this power is that you have to GO to a store in order to get your merchandise. Its not like you can create it all out of thin ai...馃挕

AMAZON, buy whatever I want ONLINE. Haha, so i can do it all and have Rush Shipping all for the price of 1/1000000000th of a Bitcoin. Beat the system. 馃槑

u/capincus 路 5 pointsr/rarebooks

It's not a first, that's not the first edition cover. My guess would be mid 20s reprint based on the style.

Oz books are one of those things that have enough value in early copies even thought they wouldn't normally be collectible just because they're so popular. You could probably get $20-40 each on Ebay/etsy/amazon maybe even locally.

u/lrgmnky 路 4 pointsr/Reds

Amazon, obviously.

u/Beeb294 路 4 pointsr/hockeyplayers

I used them and they work great.

However I didn't want to have the ongoing expense, so I got one of those helmet liners that's thin and washable, it does the same thing and I like it. I wear contacts too so I know your pain.

This is the one I got, but they're all similar

u/rinikulous 路 4 pointsr/volleyball

Make sure you get the Official KoB.. approximately 45USD, not the Replica KoB.. approximately 15USD.

I've found the official KoB for as low as 30USD if you bargain hunt long enough.

u/zeshtorm 路 4 pointsr/hockeyplayers

I鈥檇 look into getting an EZ goal.

Cheaper and supposedly good quality. If I had space to make a shooting area, that鈥檚 what I鈥檇 get.

u/UncleSkippy 路 4 pointsr/bjj

I haven't looked at rugby headgear. That is interesting, but I'd be concerned about the ridges making it more difficult to pull my head out of tight situations. Do they have smooth options? If so, that might be perfect for people with longer hair who want to control the hair and ear situation at the same time.

Have you looked at "soft" or "low profile" wrestling headgear? Please pardon all of the Amazon links; they are available just about anywhere.

u/3rats1frog 路 4 pointsr/paintball

Protective Knee Pads, Thick Sponge Anti-slip, Collision Avoidance Knee Sleeve (Large)

I use these and I like them.

u/datguyfromoverdere 路 3 pointsr/airsoft

This. Ive hosted a game like this and it works super well. Just be sure to put them at the base of a flag so its obvious where it is.

You can also put a clicker counter at each hard spawn to track respawns:

HORSKY Tally Counter Handheld, Digit Number Lap Counter Manual Mechanical Clicker with Finger Ring Sliver

u/Arienna 路 3 pointsr/rollerderby

EZeefit booties help, jam straps help, there are awesome these AWESOME toe inserts I use that snug my toes in:

u/shawncw1 路 3 pointsr/RecRoom
u/brewfun 路 3 pointsr/volleyball

Souther Cali beach players use the wilson AVP ball

Old school players use heavier Spalding kings of the beach

The Spalding KoB is better when it's windy because it's heavier but the Wilson is the current AVP ball.

There is a new version of the [Wilson AVP II] ( ball but more expensive.

*edit: added the AVP II ball link

u/Sick33 路 3 pointsr/MouseReview
u/iliveforedm 路 3 pointsr/wallstreetbets

i'd invest in these and find a good spot with high foot traffic somewhere

u/crutonic 路 3 pointsr/bjj

I waited more than two weeks, I went to an ENT and he cut and drained since at that time a lot of the fluid starts to harden so cutting would get more out. I wear ( Matman head gear which is all foam and only $20. Doesn't cramp my style too much. they fall off sometimes but I stop and secure the strap. Even with them on my ears get a little inflames still so I ice the injured one often.

u/kruenox 路 3 pointsr/nSuns

I bought a couple of these. They fit over an oly bar perfectly.

u/Walter_Ego 路 3 pointsr/melbourne

you should get one of these:

u/FNV82 路 3 pointsr/bjj

Got this one last week, very good product

Matman Ultrasoft Wrestling Headgear Quick Adjusting, One Size Fits All, Ear and Head Guard Adult

u/capital0 路 3 pointsr/volleyball

You can play with whatever you want, but outdoor balls are made for the purpose and will both survive and play better in the sand and grass.

Get the Spalding King of the Beach or Wilson AVP ball.

Do not get a replica ball. They are terrible.

u/docwhat 路 3 pointsr/sysadmin

Get a hand clicky counter.

Next time this person walks by stare them in the eyes.

With no emotion reach for the counter and pick it up. Click it. Put it back down.

Then go back to whatever you鈥檙e doing.

u/johncheswick 路 3 pointsr/bjj

I use these. So far so good.

u/snipes81 路 3 pointsr/bjj

I tested out several and settled on the Cliff Keen fusion headgear They are a nice balance between good ear protection and a soft outer layer which is helpful for your teammates.

I also tried, and still have, the Cliff Keen Tornado, . Excellent protection, but the hard outer shell sticks out far and is somewhat like a cheese grater on your partner. Wrestling great, bjj not so much.

I also bought and immediately returned the matman, . The attached chin strap was a deal breaker. Not only did it not fit my big melon the attached chin strap means if it breaks it's tough to replace.

I have no problems hearing instruction or my partner when wearing them, but they are a PIA to wear and this is coming from someone who wrestled for many years. I put them on after warm ups or sometimes not until sparring depending on what we are working on. They have kept my cauliflower ear from coming back over the past year.

Best of luck.

u/halffast 路 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I love fractional plates. Perfect for bench and OHP. I use these 20oz batting weights from Amazon.

u/strangef8 路 3 pointsr/Paranormal

Accidentally replied to another comment at first. Get a smudge stick from a nearby occult shop if available, if not just get one off of amazon or ebay. It's just a bunch of white sage bundled up with some red string. Of all places I found a fairly level headed walk through on how to use it on Ebay from a guy or gal called hippie badger. Here's the link for the how to. Anyway never pay more than maybe $5 for a smudge stick unless it's HUGE. Just a heads up there to keep you from getting gouged. If that doesn't work report back and let us know how things are going.

u/Nilliks 路 2 pointsr/funny
u/Stripedanteater 路 2 pointsr/hockeyplayers

Not op, but I got the EZ Goal setup from Amazon. Excellent home tool, but be sure to buy the two inch pole. I've dented a place here and there, but they are extremely subtle dents. I'm very pleased with it.

u/TrueBlonde 路 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I do 5lbs on everything except OHP and bench, which I do 2.5lbs on. I bought these to use as 1.25 lb weights.

u/fastgoodcheap 路 2 pointsr/hockeyplayers

Thanks - it looks like Amazon pricematched Target since it was $139 when I looked a couple days ago. Ordering from Amazon now. Link here:

u/Zhai 路 2 pointsr/gopro

I recently went to Portugal for 12 days and managed to go through it without charging my accus. I took 3 with me - original and 2 Wasabi batteries. I wasn't constantly shooting - I was turning it off and on.

Something like this - USB charger charges 2 batteries at the time, but I'm not sure if solar panels will be able to generate over 3 amps. Check it. Other than that - keep them close to body in a ziplock plastic bag. You can throw in some silica gel bags

Disclaimer - I never took my gopro to as harsh environment as Himalayas. Maybe try to find on youtube/vimeo people who actually went there and used GoPro.

u/DenjeRL 路 2 pointsr/MouseReview

"Infinity skins" - No. But you can always use this. 0.5mm , there are also thicker.

u/PretttyFly4aWhiteGuy 路 2 pointsr/MouseReview

I have it鈥檚 ok but didn鈥檛 really help much with sweaty hands IMO ... I mean if you鈥檙e gonna be spending that much money anyway you should just go ahead and get Lizard Skins grip or some of sort of DSP material grip tape

Lizard Skins .5mm Hockey Grip (Black)

u/TVConefive 路 2 pointsr/Flipping

Directv receivers: I just sold one on ebay. I researched before I listed to make sure it was okay with ebay and Direct. I used this ebay guide and the Amazon listing for guidance. I also provided the RID number and told potential buyers to contact direct with the number too find out if a contract or fees would apply.

The unit was NIB, it sold in about a week for a $45 profit. I have two more to list.

edit: fixed link for ebay guide.

u/Rose1982 路 2 pointsr/AskReddit
u/ContextOfAbuse 路 2 pointsr/AskNYC

The aptly named Brooklyn Crusher works well, even in Queens.

u/pryoslice 路 2 pointsr/bjj

Several people word hardshells, like Cliff Keen, at our gym and I found them somewhat annoying as a partner. It's not fun to bumb your head against the shell and locking the head up is trickier.

When I had my cauliflower ear drained last month, I picked up the softer Matman and so far my experience is good. I've asked my partners if it messes with them and nobody seems to mind.

u/bakingpy 路 2 pointsr/Fitness

I just ordered a pair of these 20 oz bat weights from Amazon today for $7 each:

u/Voiddreamer 路 2 pointsr/pics
u/shroudorshrood 路 2 pointsr/MouseReview

I bought mine in a local sporting goods store, but here they are on amazon!

Lizard Skins Bat Grip, Black, 0.5mm

u/dylrocks95 路 2 pointsr/ShinyPokemon

I use a Pitch Counter. I just click it while the game is restarting.

u/kananjarrus 路 2 pointsr/baseball

Not sure if these are available there, but you should be able to find balls that are stamped with "OFFICIAL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL". They're the same that's used in the MLB but without the magical mud rub.

Other baseballs are cheaper and work though.

u/cristian_m19 路 2 pointsr/MouseReview

I got it on amazon germany. Thats the link not sure it it might be of any help but there you go. They also have different colors and camo designs.

Lizard Skins 0,5 mm DSP Dura weichem Polymer Camouflage Hockeyschl盲ger Grip Tape, schwarz 99 cm

u/smilingtruth 路 2 pointsr/Hyperhidrosis

I'm sorry that happened to you. It's terrible. We're here for you. The most important thing to do is to be as kind as possible to yourself. Do you usually do something related to construction for work?

From what I understand, you have cranial and chest hyperhidrosis. If you鈥檙e looking for treatments, there was a discussion in the group with dermatologists a little while back. If you plan on doing construction again, maybe take a look at some of the items below to keep your body a little cooler.

Having a Camelback may make it easier to consume water throughout the day to keep the body cool. I could only find 3L versions.

Cooling Helmet Liner

Cooling Pad for Hard Helmets

Hard Helmet with fan

Neck Sun Shield

Cooling Jacket

Cooling Vest

u/Terryfrankkratos2 路 2 pointsr/MouseReview

Lizard tape is pretty soft, you could probably wrap some around it, its got adhesive backing.

u/Lake_Erie_Monster 路 2 pointsr/Android

You could keep sucking off Apple or realize that we weren't talking about who was already doing it... also they (Apple) aren't event the first to do 7nm...

Again, thats not even the point here, this is about improving the process so its cheaper and more efficient than what we currently have. Now if you are going to keep ignoring facts that people point out. Then I suggest investing is some knee pads so your knees don't hurt while you're on them sucking off Apple... You can find a cheap pair here so you can keep saving and blindly giving more to Apple:

u/venni27 路 2 pointsr/MouseReview

Well I personally haven't tried the normal version of the EC2-B but I wouldn't count on it as beeing grippy. I would recommend buying some Lizard Skin 0.5mm (Amazon DE) along with it. But the mouse has got a really nice shape apart from Zowies inconistent black coatings. My hand is 18.5x9.5cm and the EC2-B (Divina edition) is currently my main mouse alongside the KPOE. If you're looking for something similar with stock rubber sides then take a look at the Logitech G403.

u/Picksle 路 2 pointsr/MouseReview

I'm planning on doing a grip tape mod with Lizard Skins because I have sweaty hands and also hate the logo. The logo is a little less than an inch tall so it shouldn't be too hard.

u/dust_dreamer 路 2 pointsr/psychotherapy

(not a clinician. hope this is ok.)

I had a clicker at one point for headache tracking. Every time I had a headache, I'd click it. My only problem was that I'd dissociate and click it multiple times for the same headache.

Also, things like drawing a line for every time I wanted to SH was a good preventative/also kept track for me of how many times that happened.


Printouts: Easily lost or destroyed. Generally awkward to pull out and do.

Notebooks/Journals: Heavy, bulky, half the time I can't read my own handwriting. Also awkward.

Apps: I don't have a smartphone.

Open ended questions/Anything more than one variable at a time: Too complicated and overwhelming. If the answer is repeatedly "I don't know", I feel like I'm failing. So, if I have to pick a word for how I feel, I'm unlikely to do it. If the question is "Do you feel sad?" I'm much more likely to at least try.

u/Freestyle_Skater 路 2 pointsr/rollerblading

Adrenaline Design Powerfoot

These are a skaters dream for a loose toe box. All my skates have them.

u/TwoBallsagna 路 2 pointsr/hockeyplayers

Good point. My current skates need toe caps as they were too tall in the toe. These have a world of difference.

u/JerikTelorian 路 2 pointsr/rangers
u/ProPatria92 路 2 pointsr/airsoft

I've heard helmet liners really help and are pretty inexpensive. You can wet them to keep you cool, and they help to keep sweat from running down your face.

u/pushad 路 2 pointsr/airsoft

I wear these under my pants and they鈥檝e been great so far. Haven鈥檛 had them move at all, don鈥檛 really need to fuss around with them at all during a day of airsoft.

u/motherofmischief 路 2 pointsr/pics

I borrowed it from my work, but I found it here

Digi 1st TC-04 Hand Tally Counter, Digital Pitch Counter Clicker Handheld Mechanical Number Click Counter

u/[deleted] 路 2 pointsr/AskReddit

In high school, a couple friends of mine used to call me "Stuttering Stanley". I dont even know who that is.

Now, a friend of mine goes ballistic and calls me "WIIIILLLSSSOONNNNN". That's a Cast away reference for those of you didn't know where it came from.

u/trashlikeyourmom 路 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I got a great set of flatware from Amazon for a good price. I think this set was around $80 when I bought it. If you want something that's got a nice weight and won't rust in the dishwasher, look for 18/10 stainless steel. I've had this set for 2 years and put them in the dishwasher and let them air dry all the time and there's not a speck of rust anywhere. Also, they're surprisingly heavy in the hand.

The set doesn't come with steak knives, but I bought steak knives separately because I wanted a knife block.

u/cpnHindsight 路 2 pointsr/funny

You can buy that volleyball btw.

u/lifteatandrepeat 路 2 pointsr/hockeyplayers

Hello! I am a girl so I am normally a size 7/8 shoe and I am a size 3 skate. The toe box has a bit of space but I plan on using powerfoot. ( to cover the bit of extra space. Definitely swing by your shop and get fitted. My toes brush the end lightly and it feels perfect on the ice!

u/bul0l 路 2 pointsr/MouseReview

Pretty much the sports thingy. Link are 0.5mm hockey but u have more options like Bar tape and so. U need to cut them for yourself.

u/vincent_twice 路 2 pointsr/bjj

Check these out:

These are all cloth on the outside and have a low profile. They don't get in the way when training, and there's no hard plastic on the outside to bother training partners.

My only complaint is the chin strap can be a little uncomfortable.

u/Chaiteoir 路 2 pointsr/educationalgifs

Those are recreational-use baseballs and not made to official MLB standards like this one:

The dead giveaway is that the "recreational" balls have a solid cork-rubber composite centre but MLB official balls - as seen in the gif - are wound string around a small solid centre.

u/PyroticMadness 路 2 pointsr/airsoft
u/redhandfilms 路 2 pointsr/DIY_tech

For a low tech option, mount one of these click counters under the opening button. Make it click every time the lid is opened.

u/Zuvielify 路 2 pointsr/hockeyplayers
u/showurnuts 路 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Old Georgie.

This reminds me of the movie. Or rather, an actor in it. :3

u/rockstar323 路 2 pointsr/pics
u/Flutterdash14 路 2 pointsr/baseball

Sooo.. $20?

u/praetor- 路 2 pointsr/homegym

I use 20oz bat weights. They were $6.99 when I got them making them the cheapest option at the time.

u/UndeadPoptart 路 2 pointsr/paintball

If you want to cheap out, you can buy knee pads that aren't specifically for paintball on Amazon for cheaper than any pair of paintball knee pads. I play the snake and am diving constantly, and this pair of knee pads I bought have done just as good as a job as any paintball specific knee pad I've had (GI, Empire).

As for elbow pads, you'd have to look at paintball specific ones as far as I know. Most people like Exalt and PE elbow pads.

u/Weft_ 路 2 pointsr/Fitness

Trying to find 1.25 lb plates. Has anyone had luck using 20oz bat weights?

Like So?

u/BJJJosh 路 2 pointsr/bjj

These are the latest ones I've tried and I really like them. Very inexpensive.

u/wanttoplayball 路 2 pointsr/whatsthatbook

I guess it all depends on what types of books you like to read. I think I tend to gravitate toward mysteries and science fiction. There is a great place to start looking, and that is this list on ebay:

I started there, looked up titles I remembered or thought looked good, and then looked in Goodwills, book stores, Amazon, etc. If I had to recommend a book to start an interest, I'd go with Homer Price. Classic, funny book that is hard to put down.

u/the_s_d 路 2 pointsr/comicbooks

I'd go get all the available back issues from your friendly local comic shops (LCS's) first, and then mail-order the rest in Very Fine condition from Lone Star Comics ( ... except be careful about the expensive first few issues.

Notice that there are lots of different covers. These are called "variants" and some are more rare than others. Sometimes these are done to showcase neat cover artwork from a guest artist, and fewer issues with that are printed. These can be a lot of fun, but can also soak collectors who must own everything and then need to buy all the different covers.

In the case of Saga, these mostly exist because of reprinted issues. Think of reprints like first-edition hardcover novels vs later paperback printings... except in comics, the books are the same shape and size, and the content is the same.

In regards to grading, most scales are similar, but the biggest ones are the Overstreet Guide and CGC (Certified Guaranty Company) scales. CGC's is a bit opaque and they don't really tell you too much about why they choose what they choose, as well as being occasionally arbitrary when grading your comics for you, but that's a different discussion. Also, I find Lone Star's to be helpful as well.

For this first collection of yours, I would suggest focusing on readability and completion before collectibility (e.g., investing money with the intent to sell it all someday soon). Complete the collection with pretty nice issues without breaking the bank, so that you can go back and read whenever you want.

So, like with issue #2, you could buy a nearly perfect copy of the first printing for like $30-50, or you can buy a pretty terrific second printing for less than five! The one that's available right now for $4.10 also has a nice cover image posted so you can look at the actual issue and see that it looks great. Another example, regarding that tricky #1, in your situation, I would buy the "Saga #1 Image Firsts" which should only be like two dollars for an almost perfect copy.

If the two of you really get bitten by the collecting bug and want rare, more valuable issues later on, then you'll still have these high-quality, less-expensive issues to open and read whenever you want, so you don't have to worry about damaging a collector's item that you spent $50-200 on!

I probably wouldn't buy back issues directly off of Amazon. It's only straightforward because it doesn't give you enough information about what you're buying.

eBay can be great, but is better for a slightly more experienced collector, because descriptions can be deceptive and it's easy to end up with something you didn't want, or essentially be stolen from directly. It doesn't happen often, but it can, and eBay dispute resolution can be a pain in the ass. That said, after doing this for a while, you'll find sometimes that you can save money going with an eBay auction or Buy It Now, including better prices than at Lone Star, but I definitely suggest gaining some experience first so that you don't end up sad :-)

If you absolutely need something you can't find anywhere else, you can also buy from Mile High Comics as a last resort; last resort because prices tend to be higher and their ordering system is antiquated, but they are pretty trustworthy, they do have lots of stock and are sometimes the only place to simply order something and get it now.

Good luck! Saga is a great series, and I hope you find what you're looking for!

u/born_lever_puller 路 2 pointsr/rockhounds

I'm not an expert, but I did study jewelry making and gemstones a long time ago.

Gem-quality colored diamonds just aren't that common. If you have colored stones they are probably some other kind of stone. They may also be lab-grown synthetics or paste (glass).

The first thing I'd do is inspect them for size and imperfections. Gem-quality precious stones tend to not be very large, they tend to all be slightly different colored, and they tend to have flaws of some kind - internal spots or fractures, etc.

If you have a bunch of colored stones that are exactly the same size, shape and color - or equally perfectly colorless white stones, with no tiny imperfections in their surface or inside of them, they are quite possibly imitations of some kind or at best low-value semi-precious stones. Inexpensive synthetics can be very sparkly depending on their cut and the material they are made from, so "fire" isn't always an indication of value.

All you need to start with is a good light source and a good hand lens or desktop magnifier. If you wanted to get fancy you could buy a $30 USB microscope to plug into your computer. If you don't start seeing little lines and specks in the stones, or irregularities in the coloration, they are most likely imitations. Your magnifier doesn't HAVE to be very strong, either. 5x-10x ("five to ten power") magnification is perfectly adequate for finding these tiny irregularities, you can find such magnifiers (also called jeweler's loupes) in many hobby shops or online on eBay or Amazon, etc. Check online for buying guides, like this one.

Even if the stones do show these irregularities it's not guaranteed that they are natural, but it's a good first step. Really though, start by arming yourself with knowledge and simple tools. Go to a jewelry store and ask the sales clerk to show you some natural stones with minor imperfections, and to show you how to use a hand lens. Some may balk at the request, but you can always try another store.

Once you've done those things come back here and we can answer any questions that occur to you and suggest what to try next. Nobody was born knowing this stuff, and anyone who buys jewelry should at least know a little of it just to protect themselves.

Also, if you do buy a USB microscope you can take detailed photographs of a small batch of stones, one stone at a time, and then take them to someone for authentication knowing that they can't pull a switch on you by keeping your originals and returning fake or less valuable natural stones. It does happen sometimes, unfortunately.

Take your time, educate yourself, and have fun with it. You DON'T have to spend a lot of money, and even if you do decide to get the stones professionally appraised ask around to find the right person, settle on a price you're comfortable with up front, and just take them a few representative stones at a time.

Find out if there's a rock club in your area, they are also called gem and mineral societies. Sometimes the members will turn out to be mainly interested in agates and other semi-precious stones, but often there will be a few people fairly knowledgeable about precious gemstones as well.


Just sit down and start looking at the stones one at a time with a good handheld magnifier in good light. If the stones look too perfect and perfectly identical they're probably synthetics or fakes. (Though there are some lab-grown stones now with flaws and inclusions too.)

Good luck!

u/joonix 路 1 pointr/melbourne

There's a Smasher and a Crusher; Smasher is longer. Here's what I got:

I guess it's not actually metal but it feels like it.

u/JumpUpHitDown 路 1 pointr/volleyball

My area uses the Spalding KOB for the majority of the time, but definitely check with your area. If your community prefers the Wilson AVP ball, nobody will want to use the KOB even if you buy it.

Also, make sure you're getting the real balls, not replicas. The price point usually tells you which is which

u/fractallyweird 路 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

ebay has an article about the different methods here (along with pros and cons) and if you look on amazon there's bunches of choices for lead swab tests, here's one

u/ginbooth 路 1 pointr/bjj

I have this and I dig it. I don't wear it that often though; only when my ears are particularly sore if I'm doing a lot of nogi...

u/looksbook 路 1 pointr/Fitness

They are vital to do the program correctly. I just bought two baseball bat weights like these, they fit perfectly.

u/AMadHammer 路 1 pointr/volleyball

You know what bro, I am not 100% sure. The last tournament I played in I was told that that they will switch to the AVP one because things changed. I play BB or A so I don't care much. I will double check and let you know in the future.

For amazon, if you are talking about this, then yeah there is a different between the two balls (gold vs the yellow printing). I bought that same one and got the yellow printing. I think they both are just listed together because they have the same UPC?

u/12thman-Stone 路 1 pointr/paintball

Haha damn. here is the beanie I bought. I鈥檓 starting to think that was a mistake maybe. I could probably cancel it. Do you have a better option, one that is black?

u/DoctorEpic22 路 1 pointr/baseball
u/srodolff 路 1 pointr/AskReddit

You know....

You can buy a Wilson and have the best wingman for the rest of your life.

u/ScarpaDiem 路 1 pointr/zombies

Hammer gets stuck.

The Cold Steel Crusher is quite possibly the best melee weapon for zombies. Won't get stuck, won't break, not too long/short. Really though, a blunt weapon around 2 feet long is probably the best bet.

u/R3MY 路 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

Maces are fine, but I prefer this. (Video)

And it's already in the backseat of my car.

u/Savv3 路 1 pointr/videos

i got you guys: Amazon Link

u/midnightdsob 路 1 pointr/pics

I wouldn't wear this one in public, you might get shot in the nads.

u/mjs90 路 1 pointr/wrestling

These are a hell of a lot better than anything I've worn when it comes to hearing. Not great, but better. The CK tornadoes are also a lot better if you can't wear the soft headgear

u/xixoxixa 路 1 pointr/hockeyplayers

Things you can try -

u/RudgeMan 路 1 pointr/volleyball

Don't think so. Looks too shiny on the black portions and doesn't have the correct logo on the bottom portion.

For comparison.

u/EPluribusUnumIdiota 路 1 pointr/amazon

Yeah, I just this week was trying to buy THIS hockey goal backstop, but "Usually ships within 4 to 5 months?" WTH? Is that time frame taking into account the culling the ore from the earth and smelting it into iron first or something? Anyway, I went with THIS one instead even though I just needed the backstop and it's double the price, I guess I'll try and sell the goal for $40 and recover some of the $$$.

u/miguelz509 路 1 pointr/boostedboards

I got these knee pads on Amazon for like $14 after my first fall like that, it's worth it. Already saved my knees once.

Bodyprox Protective Knee Pads

u/in_the_comatorium 路 1 pointr/running

Couch to 5K worked for me

Beginning on the third week, it says you can measure by distance, or by time. It's up to you, but I went by distance. How I measured this, was running around an indoor track. I knew each lap was 200m, so I used a golf counter like this one to count laps.

u/iwastheone 路 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I chose this for home defense...
Nearly indestructible baseball bat, made of durable polypropylene

Predrill pilot holes if you want/need a melee weapon to have nails sticking out of it, but if you use it in that manner you might be facing jail time for using it on someone, check your local laws. I keep a second one duct taped near the driver's seat of my van, because, hey, you never know when a baseball game might suddenly break out.

u/Berrie34 路 1 pointr/PSVR

I am loving these helmet liners cooling helmet . They control sweat but also keep my hair away from my face when I鈥檓 putting on the helmet. (I was always getting stray hair blocking my vision even using a sweatband). Plus they are cool compared to the bulky sweatband I was using.

u/ROGER_CHOCS 路 1 pointr/gameofthrones

Honestly, I don't care, but here you are.

u/dbe 路 1 pointr/volleyball

So many choices. Shoes are nice especially if she's still growing. Ankle braces are nice and not a lot of people have a pair. She likely has knee pads so won't need those any time soon. A ball is nice even if she has one. I'd go for the super touch, /u/Kace10 provided a link. They're cheaper on Amazon. If she ever plays beach, an outdoor ball is a good gift here or here. Lines are also a nice gift, a little pricier here. If she has more than say, 2 balls, a mesh bag is nice here. Or even a regular bag for shoes, ball, towel, etc., you can get those anywhere.

u/milkdrunk 路 1 pointr/ElectricScooters
u/EdwardZeppelin 路 1 pointr/Boxing

Put a fourth man in the ring and give him a pair of these bad boys and let him watch for the punches.

u/hibern 路 1 pointr/Fitness

There are cheap alternatives to micro plates. I bought a couple 20 ounce bat weights on sale and they fit the bar perfectly. Others use weighted wristbands, lengths of chain, or they'll put a 2.5 lb plate on one side of the bar and swear they don't notice the imbalance.

u/MiOdd 路 1 pointr/boardgames
u/caffeineme 路 1 pointr/homedefense

I've wanted one of these for the longest time. Could be just the thing you're looking for!

u/hootorama 路 1 pointr/AskReddit

I think this bat trumps your cricket stick

P.S. Read the reviews for lulz

u/BeLekker 路 1 pointr/bjj

Second the head gear comment, have longish hair and it keeps it out of my face. Stops your ears becoming all weird too.

I got this one

u/DullMacaron 路 1 pointr/MTB

What's your budget? I bought knee pads for $14 off amazon.

u/punkpastel 路 1 pointr/knitting

I use those clickers to keep track of my row, and I always finish a row completely before I stop (so no stopping halfway through). I store my knitting patterns in the pocket of my bujo so they are all in the same place.

u/SuperC142 路 1 pointr/gaming

The counters or the dials? For the counters, there are things like this:

But I know that probably not exactly what you want (they count too high). But I thought those different colors might be handy for you. As for dials.. I don't know. I was sort of imaging a smaller, wooden version of the spinner in "Life". You know though, if there were a 10-sided, "top" kind of thing, kind of like a dreidel with 10 sides, maybe that could work (it would have no moving parts and would like nice as wood).

u/BridgetteBane 路 1 pointr/rollerderby

My league does 2 skaters at a time, we're small enough that it usually takes about half a practice. Most phones have lap timers on the clock app, so everyone has a partner and the partner just has to hit the 'lap' button while their partner skates and counts their laps themselves. I usually make sure we have some bumpin' tunes. Everyone else sits on the sidelines and cheers and encourages eachother on.

You can use a lap counter, I find them to be useful and cheap.

My biggest advice is, do laps every practice. Don't worry about doing them in 5 minutes, or doing them as fast as you can. Just do 27 laps, every practice you can. It can make a big difference.

u/Thinkiknoweverything 路 1 pointr/starcraft

Did he pay the extra 99cent or whatever it is for priority processing? Otherwise, he shouldnt complain about slow processing. They are probably 1/1000000000th the size of amazon.

u/Nateshake 路 1 pointr/mlb

Here you go... Akadema Mascot Glove (23-Inch)

u/luxveniae 路 1 pointr/golf

There's the pro & pro 2.0 apparently. Pro has a darker gun metal look (same as Toe-Up color) while 2.0 has a lighter finish with the face insert showing the Odyssey logo rather than saying pro. Or that's my understanding.

Pro 1.0:

Pro 2.0:

u/Franc_Kaos 路 1 pointr/virtualreality

I'm not the best person to ask, I never buy extended warranties (overpriced for a gamble), esp as here in the UK John Lewis generally do a 2 or 3 year warranty for free, BUT, I did recommend my brother get extended cover on his phone 'cause he does go thru them, seriously, he's dropped them in tins of paint, a bath, left it on the roof of his car...

Check the limitations out as well, google found this:
But that might be different to Amazon. Also, review sites tend to give them 4 out of 5 stars, just make sure you read the small print - sunlight can damage the lens, could that be considered an act of God?

And good luck, welcome to VR, you're gonna love it! :)

u/ughnotanothername 路 1 pointr/whatsthatbook

> I guess it all depends on what types of books you like to read. I think I tend to gravitate toward mysteries and science fiction. There is a great place to start looking, and that is this list on ebay:
> I started there, looked up titles I remembered or thought looked good, and then looked in Goodwills, book stores, Amazon, etc. If I had to recommend a book to start an interest, I'd go with Homer Price. Classic, funny book that is hard to put down.

Thanks for posting; very helpful advice and resource!

u/Blueowl789 路 0 pointsr/Marvel

>the anecdotes you chose don't mean as much as me and my friends anecdotes - I think police are awesome

oh, ok. The first link I sent isn't even an anecdote, it shows that cumulatively - the most people Toronto police kill (they kill people) are disabled, mentally handicapped and addicts.

here you might kneed these

u/Lacoste_Rafael 路 0 pointsr/Libertarian

Jesus can't y'all fucking google? Being a conservative means I have to have 100% of my facts straight 100% of the time. Everything is fucking scrutinized. Nobody does this to democrats. So here I am googling on my iPhone for someone who is not going to reevaluate their stupid fucking opinion regardless. Fuck.

Charity is inherent to the conservative ideology.

Here is some evidence from very reluctant, liberal sources:

u/brandistock 路 -1 pointsr/Drama