Things to Consider in Choosing the Best Golf Balls For Your Needs

Posted in Sports on November 12th, 2014
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A golf player, in order to excel and attain victory, must have an excellent concentration as well as good decision making skills in order to turn the tables around and be the champion of the game. However, in some cases too, even if the player has good command of both skills, if he does not have good golf equipments, all his efforts will just be wasted and he cannot claim victory in the game. Golf equipments, especially golf balls, make or break a golf player.

Any game of golf cannot be called as such without golf balls. Without a golf ball, the golf club will already be useless since there is nothing for it to hit at all.

All golf equipments are unique: not all are the same, and same goes for golf balls. The outcome of the game will be greatly affected with the type of golf ball you are going to choose and use. For a lot of golf players, choosing the golf ball they are going to use in every game is the hardest and probably the most critical game decision they are going to make when playing.

There are three different types of golf balls which are all designed to give different results when the golf club strikes it. These different types are the distance, the control, and the spin.

golf ballsIn order to know which golf ball is the best for your skill and your needs, you should be able to determine first what are your goals and needs in playing the sport. A lot of golf players are purchasing different kinds of these balls in order for them to physically see what type of ball is the best for their style and needs. Try and play the game using different types and brands. In playing, pay attention to the distance the ball can reach and how it rolls and handles the different surfaces in the field. Before buying your very own set of golf balls, you should first take the following things into consideration:

• Distance is the main problem and struggle for most golf players with a lower swing speed. In order to compensate for it, a harder distance ball is needs. On the other hand, gaining control around the greens is the main problem and struggle of most golf players with a higher swing speed. A softer golf ball is needed in order for them to be able to gain control.

If you are a golf player with lower swing, you should take into consideration the usage of the following brands and golf ball types: Pinnacle’s 2014 Gold Distance Balls, Nike’s Power Distance balls, or the Slazenger’s Select Distance Balls. If you are a golf player with a higher swing, you can also try and use Taylor Made’s Project Golf Ball or Bridgestone Tour’s B330-S in order for you to improve your control.

• Another thing to consider in choosing a golf ball for your skills and needs is your handicap during the golf game. If you are a golf player with excellent control but you’re having problems with the distance, the newest 2014 collection of Srixon’s Soft Feel Balls or the newest 2014 collection of Pinnacle’s Gold Distance balls are smart choices. If you are a golf player with a very powerful swing but do not have control, the Rocketballz or Preferred X Balls of the brand Taylor Made are the best choices.

Finding the best and the right golf ball for your needs, skills, and even your handicap during the game is not an impossible task to do. However, you should always consider the type of ball you will be using in order for you to meet your goals and gain victory in the game.

E-Cigarette vs. Traditional Cigarette

Posted in Health on October 31st, 2014
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Electronic cigarettes started appearing in mass production in recent years, and many manufacturers have promoted their products as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes that contain tobacco, which can cause lung cancer. The World Health Organization, however, has a different opinion. There are still many questions in the production of electronic cigarettes, from its ingredients to safety and chemicals used. So how does an electronic cigarette differ from a traditional one? Which one should people use?

Traditional Tobacco Cigarette

e-cigratteA tobacco cigarette has been the cause of many lung-related diseases. It is also more expensive the electronic cigarette, because each traditional cigarette is disposable. Because nicotine is one of its ingredients, it becomes highly addictive for users. Cigarette smoking produces distinctly bad breath and yellow teeth, due to the tar and tobacco.


An e-cigarette, ideally, costs less than the traditional cigarette. A starter kit for a firs time e-cigarette user ranges from $40-$150, which already includes an electronic cigarette, a charger, and a few cartridges.

In 2003, the first person to develop and subsequently manufacture an electronic cigarette was Han Lik, whose father died of lung cancer. Lik was a pharmacist and a smoker, so he designed a smoking device that will not make use of carcinogenic chemicals used in traditional tobacco cigarettes.

The e-cigarette, instead of using tobacco, makes use of the e-liquid, which is converted into the vapor that is inhaled by users. What makes e-cigarettes so appealing to cigarette smokers is the wide variety of features available to them. Traditional cigarettes have limited flavors, ranging from ordinary to menthol. The electronic cigarette, however, offers as low as 250 flavors from chocolate to soda.

The e-liquid, which is the most important part of the e-cigarette, is composed of many ingredients that vary depending on the manufacturer. Some manufacturers include nicotine, while others produce an e-liquid that is nicotine-free.

This is usually what e-cigarette promoters advocate in regards to the e-cig being a way to ease smokers away from addiction to cigarettes.

The e-cigarette uses a charger similar to the ones used in mobile phones. It can also be charged in laptops. Although it is easy to use and recharge, there have been a few instances of e-cigarette explosions. Most of the e-cig users were charging their electronic cigarettes through their laptops when an explosion happened. A man even had third-degree burns when he connected his e-cig to his laptop through a USB port. Manufacturers of e-cigs caution that, although they use the same kind of charger with other mobile devices, e-cigs have more sensitive lithium batteries that will not be able to take overcharging well.

The e-liquid used in an e-cigarette contains many chemicals like vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG), which produce the flavor in the vapor. This is what draws some users – the sweet taste of the smoke that hits the back of their throat.

Although e-cigarettes are promoted to being a healthier alternative to dangerous traditional cigarette-smoking, many health experts have expressed concern that the chemicals used in the e-liquid might be toxic or can cause addiction, even without the nicotine.

In the end, the choice depends on the user, although health institutions heavily urge that smoking, using any device, should either minimized or avoided at all costs.

The e-cigarette may seem healthier, but the World Health Organization and the US FDA have both expressed that the lack of extensive study on e-cigarettes makes this innovation a risk at the very least. Manufacturers have to register their products and undergo testing by the FDA if they wish to sell their wares in retail stores or online.