How To Add 10 MPH to Your Lacrosse Shot
Editor’s Note: This article, authored by Sean Kelly and originally titled, ‘How to Add 10 MPH to Your Lacrosse Shot’ was originally published on February 25, 2015 at 12:53 p.m. A former two-sport DI athlete at Fairfield University, Kelly has dedicated his life to building better lacrosse athletes, on and off of the field. Sean contributes regularly from his state-of-the-art Sports and Mental Preparation Facility in New Jersey. Take it from here, Sean!
Part 1: The Problem
Here’s what you need to know:
Focusing and perfecting technique and proper shooting mechanics is often overlooked by youth and high school lacrosse players.
There are 4 components of a lacrosse shot that need to come together in order for a shooter to maximize his velocity, accuracy, and consistency.
Mastering the Art of the Lacrosse Shot
Shooting a lacrosse ball accurately, at a high speed, while running full speed toward the goal with a strong, fast, angry defenseman bearing down on you is one of the more difficult things to do in all of sports.
Shooting is a skill. It is an art form that needs to be studied in order to be mastered. I feel that the reason that many high school players struggle with velocity, accuracy, and consistency in their shot is that they do not spend enough time mastering the mechanics.
If you cannot take a set shot without your form breaking down then there is no reason that you should be progressing to shooting on the run or in live game situations.
4 Components of a Lacrosse Shot
Let’s go over the components of a lacrosse shot step by step.
Phase 1 – Approach
During this stage, the player is taking several steps advancing towards the goal with the intent to shoot. The speed of the approach and the number of steps taken will vary between player and situations.
This phase ends when the drive leg (the leg that is planted on the ground pushing the player forward toward the goal; when shooting right handed the drive leg is the right leg) contacts the ground.
Phase 2 – Crank Back (Wind-up)
This phase begins when the drive leg touches the ground and ends when the lead leg hits the ground. It consists of any preparatory movement that proceeds accelerating the stick with the intent of releasing the ball towards the goal.
One of the most important components of a proper lacrosse shot is the ability of the player to get his hands away from his body and rotate them back to create enough power to shoot fast. Many players struggle with this concept.
Phase 3 – Stick Acceleration
The duration of this phase is very short and dynamic. It begins when lead leg hits the ground and ends with the ball’s release.
Phase 4 – Follow Through
Once the ball has left the stick Phase 4 begins and it comes to an end when trunk rotation has been terminated after the shot.
Interpreting Rabil’s Shot
If you look at this picture of Paul Rabil what do you notice?
He is reaching his hands back and up as far as he can go while simultaneously moving his hips toward his target.
This push/pull effect causes tension that creates the speed behind his shot. The further an object is from its axis of rotation, the faster its linear speed.
What else do you notice while looking at these pictures of Paul Rabil? He is planting his lead foot hard into the ground.
This will prevent the shooter from falling forward as he throws his back hip at the target and finishes his shot. This occurs in Phase 3.
I feel like this is the most ignored step when it comes to high school lacrosse players and it is probably the most important.
Where is the power generated? The ground!
To produce more power, you must generate force into the ground. When Rabil drives his lead foot into the turf, friction against the ground then allows him to convert his linear momentum into rotational momentum.
The softer we screw our foot into the ground, the lower our max velocity is going to be.
If you go to your local junior high or high school game, you will see a lot of shots that look very different from the ones above.
The most common mistakes made are shooters not getting their hands far enough away from their body and falling forward after the shot because they are not screwing their lead leg into the ground hard enough.
In Part 2, I will provide you with what we have found at SKPC to be the best solution to this problem; the medicine ball.
Shooting Mechanics for the Lacrosse Player
by Chelsea Ortega, DPT, SCS, CSCS
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Let’s talk shot mechanics! A lacrosse shot is an extremely powerful, rotational movement. It requires head-to-toe strength and stability in order to control the power and momentum that goes into a shot. Very few scientific studies have been conducted looking at the motions of lacrosse as shooting mechanics vary widely during play. In the studies that have been conducted, the lacrosse shot is broken down into 3 phases: crank back, acceleration and follow-through. In higher level lacrosse players, we see peak rotational velocities starting from the pelvis, moving to the trunk and then to the arm. This kinematic sequence allows for maximal force production and higher stick and ball speeds.
Physical therapy can help improve your shooting mechanics and your shooting velocity! Here’s how:
1. Proper Range of Motion throughout the Kinetic Chain
The lacrosse shot requires good range of motion throughout the entire body including shoulders, thoracic spine and hips. A physical therapist can help determine if you’re lacking any motion and address it with specific exercises and manual therapy to help you achieve full mobility. The following 2 exercises are used for improving hip and thoracic range of motion and their deficits.
90/90 Hip Stretch w/ Internal Rotation
Adductor Thread the Needle
2. Rotational Core Strengthening
Power in the lacrosse shot comes from the ability to activate the core and bring the trunk forward and over the hips towards the target. Improving your rotational force will allow you to translate your trunk and arms over your hips more quickly to improve velocity of your overall shot. The following 2 exercises can be used to improve rotational core strength.
Ball Squeeze Rotations
3. Kinetic Chain Movements and Training
The lacrosse shot involves the entire body, from your feet planted on the ground to your arms bringing your stick through. Strengthening the entire kinetic chain through multidimensional exercises will help translate your strength into the movements required for shooting a lacrosse ball. The next 2 exercises can help improve the coordination of your shot and strength throughout the body.
Rotational Resisted Lacrosse Shot
Lateral Hop to Rotational Resisted Lacrosse Shot
4. Lower Extremity Balance
You must have a solid foundation on your feet in order to pull off a full force shot. This requires balance on both your driving leg and your lead leg. Balance exercises can be sport-specific and can integrate the entire kinetic chain as well. See below.
Single Leg Crossbody Reach
Wall Ball Single Leg Balance
Try these exercises out and let us know what you think! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or to schedule an appointment!
3 Drills to Increase Shooting Power
One of the most underdeveloped skills that we see in lacrosse players entering the college game from high school is shooting ability. Shooting ability is what separates a scholarship player from a walk-on for many coaches. By far, it is the thing we work on the most at Providence College with our new players.
We break shooting down into three areas and, depending on the goal of a drill or task, we can work on one of the three, two of the three, or all three components at one time.
For us, the three areas of shooting are; shot selection, shot placement and shot power. To build a shooting skill set, we try to build on the latter first, with the idea that we can facilitate selection and placement once the player has learned how to shoot with power. This article focuses on just that, developing shot power in time-and-room shooters.
Shooting power is defined by shot velocity and is generated from three areas–footwork and leg strength, torso rotation, and arm extension. Since we develop both time-and-room and shoot-on-the-run ability, we develop each skill with the same progression; however the drills will vary slightly to incorporate the specific skill. This is our time-and-room progression:
Shadow shooting is a drill that mimics the actual shooting mechanics but is done without a ball. Using shadow shooting allows a player to develop shooting footwork and motion without having the component of velocity or placement impeding his attention.
For time-and-room shooting, we put a goal on the sideline facing the middle of the field and dissected by the restraining line. We have players stand on the restraining for a right handed shot by placing both feet on the restraining line with their left shoulder towards the goal.
When they start their shooting motion for a right-handed shot, we ask them to drop their right foot behind the left foot, planting that right foot behind the line. This “crow step” as Chip Casto, assistant coach at Bergen Catholic (N.J.) calls it, allows the front shoulder to close so that the shooter’s back is facing the direction of the shot. Once the right foot plants, the arms pull the ball forward in an overhand shooting motion as the player steps into the shot with their left foot.
Once the task is perfected we start to teach them to whip their hands through the shooting motion so they can hear the whipping sound of the stick head against the resistance of the air, which shows stick head velocity. The last step in shadow shooting is having the player take multiple crow steps into the shooting motion, covering more ground and causing a louder whipping action.
Nike Lacrosse Tip: 3 Tips To Improve Your Shooting
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1) Changing Levels on Fakes
Visualize the cage divided up into 3 levels, high, middle and low. In order to move the goalie opposite of where you want to shoot, you must fake in a level different than where you would like to finish your shot. An example of this would be faking high and shooting low or faking to your off side high and placing it stick side middle.
2) Follow Through Towards the Target
When driving to cage, it is important to have your hips faced towards the goal and continue your drive to the cage as opposed to fading towards the outside of the 8m. When you release your shot, your stick head should finish in the same place you want the shot to end up. In order to do this follow through with your top hand.
3) Varying Your Shots
To be a successful attacker who is hard to stop, it is important to have a variety of shots you are able to execute. This can range from power shots, to finesse, risers to bounce-shots, and top corners to the goalies off-side hip. It is much harder to stop a save from an attacker when the defense and goal keeper do not know where her shot is going.
Long time Nike Lacrosse Camp Director Stacey Freda, Lexington High School’s Head Lacrosse Coach. Freda was recently inducted into the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Coach Freda is entering her 24th season coaching girls’ and women’s lacrosse. As head coach over the past 23 years, Coach Freda has successfully guided her Billerica High School, Framingham High School and Lexington High School teams to post-season appearances in each year. Her teams have enjoyed 8 League Championships, 7 Division 1 North Section Championships and 3 Massachusetts Division 1 State Titles (2006, 2007 and 2010).
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5 Tips for a Faster Lacrosse Shot – LaxWeekly
Hey everyone it’s Jake with Lax Weekly, and today we are talking all about shooting in lacrosse. Some lacrosse players have clocked in shot speeds of nearly 120 miles per hour, and today I want to make it super easy for you to increase your shot speed.
Today I’m going to tell you 5 things you can do right now to instantly have a faster shot, as well as 3 bonus tips to keep in mind. I’ll also tell you who the best college and pro lacrosse shooters are right now so you can go watch their film. Whether you are a beginner who is just learning how to shoot or an advanced player who is looking for a quick refresher, I think this article is perfect for all offensive lacrosse players.
If you’d prefer to see a video version of this article, check out this video on my YouTube channel:
I highly recommend getting a pen and paper and taking some notes and re-reading the article just to make sure you understand everything.
Tip #1: Hold Your Lacrosse Stick Looser
My first lacrosse shooting tip for you is that you need to hold your stick way looser than you are right now. Our tendency as lacrosse players is to tense up and grip the stick super tight when you shoot, but in reality, it’s best to do the exact opposite. By holding your stick looser, you’ll be able to put way more velocity on the shot. Let me explain.
A relaxed grip loosens up your wrist joints, and believe it or not, your wrist flexibility is a huge component of how fast you shoot. When you tighten up that grip, your joints get all tight and the range of motion of your shot is limited.
So, next time you go out for a shooting session make it your mission to hold the stick looser and watch your shot speed increase.
Tip #2: Bring Your Hands Further Back
So the second thing you can do to improve your shot is to bring your hands further back, away from your body. It’s gonna be uncomfortable, it’s gonna be hard but i see way too many people try to shoot the ball with their hands in close.
Coaches call this alligator arms, and you want to do everything you can to avoid that. When your hands are back, you can generate way more power on your shot.
Perfect example of how far your hands should be back when you shoot
I think an easy way to make sure you’re doing this is by having your hands far and away from your body enough that you could fit a basketball through your arms. If you always have this much space, that means you’re doing it right.
Tip #3: Strengthen your Core
The third way to increase the speed of your lacrosse shot is by having a stronger core. You might think you use your arms the most to shoot, but it’s actually your core – which includes your abs, back and legs. Most of the power from your shot should come from these muscle groups, and if you’re not training them, you’re missing out on some extra speed to your shot.
Good thing there’s an excellent exercise you can do right now in the comfort of your own home – planks. Planks are a great way to train your core without any weight, and if you’ve never done one, get ready for quite the surprise.
An example of a plank. Credit: Better Health Solutions
I like to keep things simple, so start by seeing if you can do a plank for 20 seconds. Rest for 40 seconds and do another one. Shoot for 10. Once you feel comfortable with that, try 10 with 30 seconds on 30 seconds off and work your way up.
I remember when I started doing planks regularly I felt like a different lacrosse player. I was shooting faster, I was harder to push around, and I just felt more confident. I’m excited to see some of you all implement planks into your game and see what happens!
Tip #4: Use the Right Release Point
The fourth way to increase your shot speed is by making sure you have the right release point, meaning, what angle you hold your stick out when you shoot. If you think about shooting like a clock, 12 o clock would be straight overhand high to low, while 6 o clock would be straight underhand low to low.
This is what a 3/4 release looks like
In my opinion, the best release point is the 3 quarters release, or about 1:30 on a clock. This gives you the best balance of accuracy and power, and most of the great shooters in the game use this release.
Tip #5: Follow Through
And the fifth way to increase your shot speed is by making sure you’re following through when you shoot, meaning that your momentum from the shot should be so much that your back is facing the goal because you’re turned around.
I see a lot of young lacrosse players shoot almost like a basketball shot with the flick of a wrist, but shooting in lacrosse is very different – it’s a full body movement. I remember I listened to a podcast with Paul Rabil, one of the greatest lacrosse shooters of all time, and he said shooting a lacrosse ball is like throwing a heavyweight punch – that’s a lot of effort.
Bonus Tip 1: Think of a lacrosse shot like a baseball or golf swing.
I think there’s a lot we can learn from those two sports when it comes to form. The best baseball players and golfers are able to generate so much power from their core, and we should learn from them so we can do the same.
Sometimes when I’m bored I like to look at slo mo videos of golf and baseball swings and try to break down what they do.
Bonus Tip 2: Everyone’s shooting form is a little different
One shot form might work well for one person and not another person – I think a lot of it comes down to feel. For example, Mac O’Keefe is a lacrosse player from Penn State and is definitely one of the best shooters in the world, and he shoots most of his shots underhand or sidearm. On the other hand there’s a guy like Ryan Brown, also one of the best shooters in the world, and he uses a 3 quarters release. Overall, it can be different for everyone.
Bonus Tip 3: Film yourself while you shoot
Try to start filming yourself shooting. That’s the best way to really see if you’re shooting the right way. And you don’t need anyone else to watch you – all you need is a tripod with a phone attachment which you can find here. And you can use your smartphone’s camera to slow down the footage. So all in all it’s super easy.
So there you go – those are all my tips to help you shoot super fast. Check out the free Lax Weekly email newsletter or the YouTube Channel for more great stuff on how to become a great player.
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Epidemiological evidence suggests that exposure to high-
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time or amount of practice contributes to the development
Additional prospective injury tracking
simultaneous motion analysis would help address this
question. A larger sample size of lacrosse players would
permit stratification of LBP presence and severity among
positions and training volume. An important point is that
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Increase Your Shot Power, Accuracy and Consistency
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Let’s consider momentum and how it can affect both the speed AND accuracy of every shot we take. I’d like to focus specifically on our momentum at the point of release and into the follow through. Put simply, we want all of our momentum to be directed toward our target, the cage, or even a teammate for a longer pass, at this specific point in time. I’ll go over this concept for both time and room and on-the-run shots because our momentum is very different leading up to them respectively.
Time & Room:
Let’s start by thinking about our footwork leading into a time & room shot; we catch the ball or create separation with the ball, sometimes crow hop or shuffle, and then step HARD towards our target to initiate our shot. For a righty shooter, we’d be stepping with our left foot. Most athletes have no issues here. Where we can improve is usually on the next step. As you release your shot, what’s your back foot doing? (the right foot in this case). Does it stay planted, step to the right or left, or does it swing around and step directly towards your target? Obviously we want to step towards the target, but to make that happen we should focus less on making sure we take the proper steps, and more on generating a ton of momentum towards our target and it will happen naturally.
On The Run:
Nowhere we are running into our shot, but what direction are we running? Lets consider an example where a shooter is dodging from top center to his right hand. Typically, we won’t be able to run right at the cage because a defender is in front of us. In this case we dodge and start running towards the back right corner of the field (roughly a 45 degree angle). This sets our momentum to the corner of the field by design, and that’s okay, but how does our momentum change as we release our shot and follow through? For a lot of players, it doesn’t — they run towards the back corner, release the shot and continue running on that path. That works sometimes and for certain people they score a lot of goals that way. But what I’ve found is we get a bump in power, accuracy and consistency when we turn our momentum directly to the target for the release and follow through.
‘The Kinematic Sequence’ of a shot:
There is an “order of operations” that takes place throughout our body every time we shoot. First we step, then our hips turn, then shoulders, hands come through, and finally the head of our stick follows through. When these things happen out of order, even with intentions of stinging the corner, we lose power and accuracy on our shot. I compare this to the kinematic sequence often referred to when learning or mastering how to swing a golf club. The sequence is very similar for lacrosse in some ways, but there are far more variations to consider like running in different directions and the type of shot we are taking (overhand, sidearm, underhand, behind the back etc.). For our purposes here, a large focal point within this concept is timing our kinematic sequence so that our hips turn before our shoulders do. A common error for a lacrosse shot is to start turning the shoulders, then step (triggering the hip rotation), and finally following through. In order to maximize our power and efficiency, we want to queue our hip rotation first (by stepping), and then allow our shoulders and hands to come through in that order. Our legs are the strongest muscles in our body — we should take advantage!
It’s important to note the major role our core muscles play in this sequence. This kinematic sequence doesn’t necessarily always have to start at the same place, because in certain scenarios we are better off shooting as quickly as possible. Example: catching to shoot within 5 yards of the cage. In this case regardless of what our feet are doing, we can use our core muscles as the starting point for the sequence and then upper body from there. This particular shot clearly won’t be as hard as if we got a hip rotation first, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be from that range. Core is the key here. We could still shoot the ball using strictly upper body muscles, but we gain more power and control without adding any time by engaging our core muscles.
Timing the wrist SNAP
All caps because the wrist snap is almost everything when it comes to accuracy. There is also a power component to this. If you strengthen your forearm muscles for a more explosive snap of the wrists, you will shoot harder and quicker. I bring this up from an accuracy standpoint and here’s why: If you were to take an overhand shot, for example, that bounced in front of the cage and stuck underneath the cross bar, can you envision WHEN you snapped your wrists? What about a shot where you wound up the exact same way, but snapped your wrists much earlier (within the same range of motion) than the previous shot?Where would that one go? It would go much higher (assuming this shot is being released overhand). This is because your wrists are your trigger; when you snap them, the ball releases. This is important to remember because all the power generation that we can practice and learn is great, but to throw a ball all we really have to do is snap our wrists.
This concept is something I’ve personally worked on tirelessly to improve my shooting mechanics and consistency with my mentor and coach Chris Marmiani, aka Coach Stache. Coach Stache taught me that understanding that when you snap your wrists will change the release point of your shot is the easy part. To really implement this concept while practicing from one shot to the next, all other aspects of your mechanics must be the same. If you change the way you’re stepping, or where you wind up, where your hands are or how low your getting, etc., then there are other variables affecting the accuracy and precision. In order for the timing of your wrist snap to be the only accuracy adjustor from one shot to the next, EVERYTHING else about your shot has to be the same. To be powerful, accurate and consistent shooters, we need to improve how we generate our force and be cognizant of when to snap our wrists.
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Old Time Hockey is an Ice Hockey, Single and Multiplayer video game created and published by V7 Entertainment. The game is set in 1970 in the fictional Bush Hockey League and offers fully real-time hockey time. There are several teams available in the game, choose one of them and hit the ground to show your hockey prowess.The game has two different game modes such as Story mode …
4. NHL 17
NHL 17 is a hockey sports simulator, single and multiplayer hockey, created and published by Electronic Arts. This is the 25th major NHL game, released in September 2016 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game offers a variety of exciting new game modes such as Ultimate Team, Team Building Mode, EA Sports Hockey League, Online Cooperative Mode and World Cup of Hockey Tournament Mode, etc….
Tiny Tim (rocket)
Type air-to-surface anti-ship missile
Tiny Tim Rocket
|Type||Air-to-surface anti-ship missile Rocket|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Wars||World War II, Korean War|
|Weight||1255 lbs (569 kg)|
|Length||10.25 feet (312 cm)|
|Diameter||11.75 inches (29.8 cm)|
|Maximum range||1600 yards (1500 m)|
|Warhead weight||148.5 lb (67.4 kg)|
|Engine|| Solid rocket
3000 lbf (13 kN) for 1 second
|550 mph (245.8 m / s)|
The Tiny Tim was an American air-to-ground missile used towards the end of World War II.It was built in response to the US Navy’s requirement for an anti-ship missile capable of hitting ships beyond their anti-aircraft range, with a payload capable of sinking heavy ships.  Tiny Tim was made from an 11.75 “(298 mm) diameter tube that was selected because it was already in production.  An 11.75-inch field pipe was purchased for the prototypes. In addition, the 11.75-inch size was of interest for development because a 500-pound semi-armor-piercing bomb was already available that could be used as a warhead for a rocket.One of the scientists of the rocket project commented on the lack of pipelines. … … for a while we were reduced to rescuing [the casing] from abandoned oil wells. ”
… Developed by the Caltech and China Lake team as a bunker-destroying tool, Tim was the first large aircraft missile, and although it was used only limitedly during World War II, it helped form the foundations of many post-war developments in the field of rocketry.
B Tiny Tim’s diameter 11.75 inches (29.8 cm) was the first Allied aerial missile to have a larger caliber than the Luftwaffe-deployed bomber destroyer aircraft missile ammunition, Nebelwerfer – based on BR 21 21 cm caliber (8-1 / 4 inches). The large diameter of the Tiny Tim allowed for a significant semi-armor-piercing high-explosive fragmentation warhead of 148.5 lb (67.4 kg), which is about 60 lb (27 kg) heavier than the 40.8 kg (90 lb) BR 21 warhead.The Tiny Tim had a maximum range of 1,500 meters (1,640 yards), which is about 200 meters longer than the BR 21, with a detonation range limited to 1.2 km from launch.
They were used by the US Navy and the US Marine Corps towards the end of the war during the Battle of Okinawa and during the Korean War. An issue with the sheer power of the rocket engine that caused damage to the firing plane was resolved with Tiny Tim falling like a bomb and the cord attached to the rocket breaking, causing the rocket to ignite.  Common targets were coastal defense guns, bridges, pillboxes, tanks and ships.  An ambitious operation to use Tiny Tim against German V-1 sites as part of Operation Crossbow, codenamed Project Danny, was planned but was canceled before the assigned squadrons could be sent to Europe.
Conventional Tiny Tim delivery aircraft during World War II included the PBJ-1 Mitchell,  F4U Corsair, F6F Hellcat, TBM Avenger, and SB2C Helldiver. 
After World War II, the US Navy Missile Laboratory in Inyokern, California, developed an even larger version of the Tiny Tim called “Richard”, which was 14 inches in diameter and was one of the largest air-to-surface rockets “Ever created. for the US military. While being tested, it was not launched into production. The US Navy also experimented with a version of the Tiny Tim, which was a two-stage rocket, with another Tiny Tim rocket engine mounted behind the full Tiny Tim.Like Richard, he never made it past the research and development stage. 
US Navy missiles on display at Michelson’s Lab, NOTS China Lake
Alexis B. Dember with a Tiny Tim rocket body, China Lake Naval Armament Base, 1953. Note 24 smaller exhaust nozzles arranged in two concentric circular patterns around the larger central exhaust nozzle.
Pages 97–108 History of Lake China: History of the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California, Volume 2 The Great Experiment at Inyokerne. This book can be purchased at the China Lake Museum’s gift shop.
US World War II missiles
90,000 Have hand grenade throwing lines been used? If not, why not?
Two reasons why
is not allowed to place a grenade in a line based on the fusing / armament system
(Additional reason is that there are rifle-fired grenades if you need more range).
(Additional reason is that there are rifle-fired grenades if you need more range).
Hand Grenade Features
A typical hand grenade has a double safety feature that prevents it from exploding before you send it to your target. The modern hand grenade uses a delayed explosion when armed as a design feature to account for the approximate flight time of a tagged grenade. (Most of which are descendants of the Mills Bomb from World War I.)
One safety feature.A pin holds the handle in place. The grenade is unarmed.
Second safety feature. Is the handle held down? The grenade is unarmed.
The handle can be held in place after the pin has been removed to prevent the fuse from starting a sequence that will detonate. (Usually 3 or 5 seconds, depending on the grenade … there are many different models)
To arm a grenade, you pull out a pin, and as soon as you drop it, the handle flies off. At this point, you have a finite number of seconds before it explodes.(For a rifle grenade, the rifle launch is what starts the activation / detonation sequence).
A sling-fired grenade, due to the way someone is using the line, would eat some of that time to (1) insert the grenade into the line, and then (2) use the longer bow to get the speed generated for launch. (Compare the compact throw from second base to first base with the full extension of the pitcher’s body in terms of release timing.) This increases the likelihood of the grenade exploding before launch (oops!) Or exploding too early after launch to damage the target.(Blow up there halfway there). It also adds extra motions / motions that can go wrong. The grenade launcher is relatively simple and compact.
Another risk is a grenade that slipped out of the lines during launch and endangering your own comrades. (Nooo!)
Using a sling unnecessarily complicates the use of a modern hand grenade.
Modern technology has resulted in a multitude of rifle grenades, which have their origins in the concept of war in the 20th century (World Wars I and II).These grenades were adapted to be fired from a rifle if additional range was required.
There are currently entire families of grenade launchers designed to launch more distant grenades such as the M40 grenade (the only one I have experience with), including the M79 and M203. (Pictures are from this link and I have used both of them).
(1) Using a sling eats too much time before detonation, so most likely the grenade will not explode at the target.(Unnecessary difficulty)
(2) Security for the grenadier and his allies. (The error can be fatal.)
(3) If you need a range, use a rifle grenade / grenade launcher (correct tool for the job)
(1) Wiki on hand grenades (where the photos came from)
(2) (Experience) Military training on the use of hand grenades grenades and grenade launchers.
AFAIK, you don’t have to rotate the line to generate velocity.The launch itself is performed in one motion. You are probably talking about the so-called long loop, but that’s a different story.
In fact, even with a long line, you do not generate speed by rotating it, but turn it slowly so that it does not touch the ground. The launch itself is also performed in one swift movement.
Just a note about the grenade launcher: they already existed in the 17th century. They, however, were not widespread because they were very unsafe: the grenades were fired from match muskets, and they themselves had a burning piece of rope as fuses.So you had to light the grenade on fire, place it in the muzzleloader, being careful not to hit it, and then use another piece of burning rope to light the gunpowder, which will fire the grenade. If that didn’t work, you now had a stuck grenade launcher with an armed grenade inside, ready to explode at any moment in your hand.
Reason (4) – I would expect the time taken to learn how to use a lanyard to throw a grenade to be significant.Like years to be really good. Modern armies have difficulty training, so even if the sling was practical in all other aspects, it would take too long to train. so it’s
Doesn’t that look a little round? Grenades designed to be thrown by hand can not be thrown well with a sling because a sling is not a hand. I guess the question, why they were not intended for use with slings, is more appropriate.
one of the types of motor sports, is a football game on motorcycles. The game is played on a field the size of a football, but with slight differences
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2. The rules of the game.
(The rules of the game)
The rules of the game in Motorola and the European Union Motor Sport Championship ECM, UEM.
Motoball matches are divided into three types:
- International matches are played according to the ECM rules.
- National matches are played according to ECM rules and additional rules based on ECM rules.
- International club matches are played according to ECM rules.
Basic provisions of the motorball rule:
- Remove green ≤ 3 cards per match for 2 minutes.
- Field cover: stubs, grass or checkered cover allowed.
- Teams: in the application (Team: in the application) – 10 players 2 mechanics 1 coach, in the field – 4 motorcycle player and 1 walking goalkeeper for the match.you can use no more than 10 motorcycles.
- Motorcycle length: ≤ 2.2 m.
- Points system: win – 2 points, draw 1, defeat 0.
- Removing a red card before the end of the game.
- Disqualification by decision of the referees for the next match.
- Penalty 11 m. (Fine 11 m)
- Duration of the game: 4 periods of 20 minutes with 10-minute breaks, different format is allowed, between periods 2 and 3 teams change sides of the field.In cup matches, if the result is a draw, in regular time, spend another 2 period of 10 minutes with a 5 minute break. In the event of a tie-break, a series of 4 executions, and then, if necessary, one winning team.
- Ball: circumference – 119 – 126 cm, weight 900 – 1200 g.
- Age: over 16 years old.
- Technical failure: score 0-3.
- The age of the judges: in the field – over 18 years old, linesman – over 16 years old.
- Punish players.(To punish players)
- Goal size: width (Goal size: width) – 732 cm, height 244 cm.
- Field sizes: length 85-110 Width m 45-85 m
- Free kick from the place of violation or 16.5 m.
- Judges: in the field – 2, side 2.
- Remove for 5 minutes yellow ≤ 2 cards per match.
- Motorcycle weight without fuel: 70-120 kilograms.
Players, with the exception of the goalkeeper, have the right to move around the field area, but were unable to penetrate the “goalkeeper’s area” of a semicircle near the goal gate with a radius of 5.75 (M 5.75), including touching it. the line of the center line of the field, both in one direction and in the other, players must move only from the pass. the goalkeeper may keep the ball in the goalkeeper’s zone for no more than 10 seconds. moving in attack with the ball of a player is possible only in parallel with the direction of his movement, and only on this side, where the ball is. all types of blocking of athletes of the opposing team in the game without the ball are prohibited. it is prohibited to tackle the ball with the motorcycle wheel. the athlete and his motorcycle are a single whole – either hitting the ball or dribbling the ball, possibly kicking the player or his motorcycle.a goal is scored by a head count. the ball has been scored if it has completely passed the goal line between the posts and the crossbar. the ball is not considered scored if the kick is taken within the “goalkeeper’s zone” or its line, and if, at the moment of hitting or immediately after it, one of the athletes of the attacking team crossed the line of this zone before the referees fixed the result. the match is won by the team that scores the most goals into the opponent’s goal.
90,000 Marker, paintball. The paintball marker is the main piece of paintball equipment and is a variant of the air pistol that uses
1.Mechanisms and energy sources
The mechanism is:
- mechanical pump-type platoon is made by hand
- mechanical semiautomatic type platoon is made with gas
- electronic there are various variations, for example, electronic-pneumatic.
Special cylinders are used for gas storage. Carbon dioxide in a cylinder is stored in a liquefied form. Atmospheric air is stored compressed. There are three types of cylinders.For carbon dioxide: aluminum, a distinctive feature from other types of cylinders is the absence of a pressure gauge, as a result of which it is not possible to determine the remaining gas in the cylinder, in such cylinders the gas always ends suddenly. The other two types of cylinders are used for compressed air play. Respectively, the cylinders are made of aluminum and Kevlar. The main difference between one and the other is the maximum air pressure stored in the cylinder. For aluminum 3000 psi, for Kevlar 4500 psi.The number of balls that can be played from refueling to refueling directly depends on this. The balloon consists of two parts: the flask itself and the regulator. The regulator reduces the pressure at the outlet of the cylinder to an acceptable level for the marker. Regulators are divided into low pressure and high pressure regulators: the so-called “low pressure” and “high pressure”. The choice of regulator depends on the marker on which the cylinder will be used.
In modern markers, carbon dioxide is used primarily in pump and pistol-sized markers.This is because the carbon dioxide cylinder can be small. The rest of the markers work primarily on compressed air. This is due to the fact that air cylinders are easier to maintain, the operating temperature range of such markers is much wider, air cylinders allow self-refueling using a compressor and a receiver, a compressed air marker works more stably and, with a working mechanism, the possibility of injury to players due to exceeding the speed of the balloon departure.
90,000 American ⚠️ student comedies: list of the most popular films
List of rated comedies about the life of US students. Such films will cheer up and are suitable for viewing in the company of friends, relatives or a second half.
American comedies about students and schoolchildren
University and college are not just a time of career choice, endless pursuits and study. These are years filled with parties, dating, and funny stories.Looking at the culture of “golden America”, we remember our student days.
If you want to brighten up your evening, choose this genre. Humor, interesting plot, good cast – “medicine” for blues and depression.
What to see with friends, girlfriend or family
Comedies about students are different. Usually in films about young people there are a lot of jokes “for adults”, bed scenes and even obscene expressions. Not all family members will appreciate this choice.At the same time, in the company of friends or with a girl, such films will be appropriate.
List of the most popular movies, both vulgar and romantic about love
We have compiled a list of youth comedies. Every movie fan will find a movie to his liking.
The American adventure comedy Eurotrip was directed by Jeff Schaeffer in 2004, but the film is still popular today.
In the center of the plot is a young guy Scotty. He is disappointed in life and girls: his beloved Fiona cheated on him, and then left him before graduation.In parallel, Scotty is corresponding with a certain Mike from Germany to find friends abroad. Mike behaves suspiciously, makes romantic hints, which practically forces Scotty to block the correspondence. At the last moment, he learns that he misread the name: instead of Mike, Mickey’s girlfriend was talking to him all the time.
Scotty and his friend Cooper decide to go on a tour of Europe, and then meet Mickey in Berlin and ask her for forgiveness. Everything is complicated by the lack of knowledge of the language and ignorance of the guys: they are sure that Berlin is a suburb of Paris.Throughout the film, the guys find themselves in curious situations: they run away from distraught nudists, lose money, get into trouble with a fan group of a football club. The directors and screenwriters skillfully played the flavor of each country and the Americans’ ignorance of elementary things.
On Kinopoisk, the film received a good score – almost 7.6, but did not become popular at the box office. Gathers in the US and around the world turned out to be less than the amount spent on filmmaking.But for some actors and directors, this picture became the first major work in the world of big cinema.
American Pie (1999)
Probably there is no person who has not heard about the sensational film “American Pie” and the subsequent parts of the cycle. The first film was released in 1999, and was directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz.
Four main characters, high school students and part-time best friends appear in front of the audience: funny and awkward Jim Levenstein, lacrosse team member Chris “Oz” Ostriker, Kevin Myers and intellectual Paul “Finch” Finch.The guys have only one problem: how to lose their virginity before the prom, because by their standards they should go to college as “adults.” The most popular guy of the school, Steven “Stifmaster” Stifler, deserves a lot of attention. While his mother is not at home, he throws noisy parties, fools naive girls around his finger and scoffs at the excellent students.
This is a film about first love and experience in a serious relationship. Heroes grow up before our eyes, make mistakes and learn from their failures. American Pie is full of humor and is perfect for a boring evening in the company of loved ones.
The success of the motion picture was colossal. Only $ 11 million was spent on production, but more than 235 million were grossed at the box office worldwide. This was the reason for the release of the next four parts. The directors also shot four spin-offs, where the main characters were relatives or friends of a sensational group of friends (“Music Camp”, “The Naked Mile”, “Trouble in the Hostel”, “The Book of Love”).
We were accepted! (2006)
The main character of the film “We were received!” I really wanted to become a college student, but after leaving school he was refused admission 8 times.Bartleby Gaines lived a carefree life, but now he is faced with a harsh reality, because his parents will be in shock. A brilliant idea comes to the guy’s head: to open his own, albeit fake, college. He creates a website for an educational institution, finds premises and acquaintances who can help in the implementation of his venture. Moreover, some classmates faced the same problem. The main thing is that the deception is not revealed in the most unexpected way.
American actor Justin Long played the main role.Subsequently, he appeared in other comedies: “Movie 43”, “Zach and Miri Shoot Porn”, “Pineapple Express: Sitting, Smoking”, “This is a Divorce!” etc. The film “We Accepted” itself did not become the standard of comedy, but earned a rating of 6.9 points. The directors and screenwriters decided to trust fate, so some of the scenes were not written in the script, but filmed improvised.
Who to sleep with? !! (2013)
The film “Who to sleep with ?!” 2013 was the first major project of aspiring screenwriter and director Maggie Carey.At that time, all film companies refused to implement the idea due to its specifics. After public readings, CBS Films decided to shoot. Aubrey Plaza was chosen for the role of the main actress, who later starred in “Grandfather of Easy virtue”, “Wedding Frenzy” and other vulgar comedies.
In the story, high school student Brandy Clarke is smart, shy and has never done risky things in her life. At one of the parties, she meets Rusty Waters and falls unrequitedly in love with the “golden boy”.He rejects her, so the girl decides to gain sexual experience over the summer in order to impress the young man at the next meeting. Her desire for intimate relationships with the opposite sex does not always lead to something good. This is a film about first love, disappointment, hasty actions and crazy youth.
In the original, the film has a completely different title – “To Do List”. Brandy actually made a list of what she wants to do before going to college.In the domestic box office, they decided to change the name to something provocative.
Reviews for the film were mixed. Some of the viewers were attracted by the acting and the problems faced by modern youth. Others considered the film to be propaganda of alcoholism and the leveling of moral and ethical values.
Macho and nerd (2012)
“Macho and Nerd” is one of the favorite comedies of young people. Success lies in the cast. The main roles were played by American actors Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.The film combines elements of comedy, action, crime and is complemented by a love story.
The story revolves around two police partners: Greg Jenko and Morton Schmidt. At school, the guys were at enmity, but at the police academy they became best friends. Macho and a favorite of women, Greg taught Morton tricks, and the shy botanist Morton helped a colleague successfully close objects. Due to stupidity and awkwardness, none of the operations was completed by them, so they enroll in the 21 Jump Street program.Their task is to go back to high school and find the supplier of the new synthetic drug. The slogan of the picture: “Operation” Anti-jamb “”.
Many appreciated the film. Four days after it premiered on review site Rotten Tomatoes, Macho and Nerd had an 85% rating. Interesting images, unbeatable theme, unexpected plot twists made the film one of the best American youth comedies of this century.
Party King (2002)
The film “The King of the Parties” is known worldwide under a different name: “National Lampoon about Van Wilder.”This is a youth comedy with a similar storyline about parties and a lot of alcohol, but with a distinctive twist.
The plot of the film is not fictional, but based on real events. In 1997, Rolling Stone magazine published several reports on the violent parties of a certain Albert Craischer, who later became a stand-up comedian. Director Walt Becker decided to make a film about youth, reckless actions and the first serious love.
The main character, Van Wilder, graduated from high school a long time ago and has been in college for seven years.It would seem that the time to become an adult and get a job has long come, but the guy pushes this moment as best he can. He throws parties, lives a carefree life. Everything changes after meeting a girl named Gwen. Ven starts to think. It seems that he is simply afraid of adulthood and responsibility.
Ryan Reynolds played the main role at the dawn of his career. The famous Deadpool did an excellent job with his role, not suspecting that in a few years world fame would come to him.
To Pope Again 17 (2009)
American comedy with fantasy elements. Not only amuses, but also inspires, because the slogan of the motion picture is “Who said that youth is leaving?”. Director Burr Steers brought to life not only a funny teenage story, but also showed that it is never too late to correct past mistakes.
The protagonist of the film “Dad is 17 Again” is not a teenager, but an already accomplished man. Mike O’Donnell lives the life of the average person, but he is constantly dissatisfied with it.He divorces his wife, there is no progress at work, and his own teenage children do not perceive him as a father at all. But one day a fantastic situation occurs in his life, and he again turns into a 17-year-old teenager. Young O’Donnell goes to school again, learns about the problems of children and wants to return his love.
After the release of the film, the audience’s love for Zac Efron became even stronger. The actor played O’Donnell in his youth.
This story contains practically no stupid vulgar humor.The main character tries to teach adolescents responsibility and conscientiousness in choosing their partner, and also manages to teach a lesson to the main bully of the school.
Neighbors. On the warpath (2014)
The film was shot according to an unusual scenario. The writers have pitted two generations that cannot find a compromise and find themselves in funny situations.
The main roles are played by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. Their heroes are a young couple who just got their first child. They move to a new spacious house.What problems seemed to be? Their neighbors are members of the student fraternity, whose everyday life is not complete without noisy parties, alcohol and dissolute behavior. The family is trying to improve relations with neighbors, but to no avail. They really start a war and are ready for various meannesses. The slogan of the film is “Families vs. Students”.
The film became very successful all over the world, but it won the most hearts in the USA. An original plot, life story and favorite actors are what you need for an evening viewing.
Killing Holidays (2010)
Slaughter Holidays is a non-standard comedy. The film itself belongs to the horror genre with elements of black humor. It stars Alan Tudik and Tyler Labin. The original title of the film is Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.
Heroes Tucker and Dale go on vacation to a summer cottage in the woods, which was bought by one of them. A group of students stops not far from them. The village guys scare the guys with their menacing appearance, so they decide to stay away from them.When one of the girls goes missing, the students think that the farmers have kidnapped her. Because of their stupidity and absurdity, they die in a strange way, and the writers add a pinch of black humor. As it turns out, first impressions can be deceiving, as the heroes have proven.
The absolutely ridiculous comedy was well received abroad and in the domestic space. A full-fledged horror film cannot be called a movie. At the same time, the audience liked the cynical humor, “bloody mess” and stereotypical characters.
Undercover Agent (2012)
For fans of the singer Miley Cyrus, this film may become a favorite, because the actress starred in the lead role. Undercover Agent is an action comedy with a plot similar to Macho and the Nerd, only in the female version.
The heroine Molly Morris works as a private detective. The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) hires her for an unusual assignment. A girl should go to college and go to class disguised as an ordinary teenager.Her task is to protect the daughter of a former criminal from danger. The task seems easy to do, but not with the explosive nature of the agent.
Filming in this film was a real challenge for Miley Cyrus. The actress trained specifically in martial arts, motorcycle riding and pistol shooting to best suit her role as an undercover agent. The actress herself believes that these skills are useful for the girl, they will help to protect herself in case of an unforeseen situation.
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Director Jason Moore directed Pitch Perfect, based on the book Sing Perfect: The Pursuit of A Cappella Vocalist Glory. This musical comedy is not as popular as American Pie, but it deserves the attention of a sophisticated viewer.