Build Your Own Gymnastics Balance Beam

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There are several methods to make a gymnastics balance beam for home use. They can run the gamut from the most basic wooden beam to one covered with carpet. Or you can make a more elaborate balance beam padded and wrapped in synthetic suede. However you decide, this project isn’t too difficult and can save you money. Most supplies you need can be found at a local home improvement store.

First a little background. All competitive gymnasts are required to perform on the balance beam apparatus. Beams used in international gymnastics competitions must conform to the strict guidelines and specifications set forth by the International Gymnastics Federation Apparatus Norms. Originally, the balance beam surface was polished wood. Since the 1980s, beams have been covered in synthetic suede. Today’s competition beams are also sprung to accommodate the stress of high-difficulty tumbling and dance skills. This is why gymnasts who are competing can be very particular about the apparatus they use at the gym vs the apparatus you might make at home. Therefore, it is always a good idea to consider the level of the gymnast when deciding to start this project

The regulation length for a competition balance beam is 16 … Read More

Finding a Bad Credit History Loan

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If your credit is worse than you’d like it to be, you might find yourself wondering whether or not you’ll be able to get a loan to cover the things that you need. In general, finding a bad credit history loan isn’t as difficult as many people tend to believe… it’s simply a matter of knowing where to look and knowing what to look for.

You should carefully consider your various options so that you can find the bad credit history loan that’s right for you and your needs; you should also keep in mind some of the key factors in getting a loan even if your credit is poor. Below you’ll find some basic tips to point you in the right direction, helping you to get the bad credit history loan that you both need and deserve.

How Credit Gets Bad

Before you need a bad credit history loan, your credit has to have a few blemishes that can prevent you from getting some other loans. The credit problems that many people have come from credit cards, though problems with previous loans, unpaid bills, and even problems with other bank accounts can all lead to your credit becoming tarnished.… Read More

How Long Do I Have To Wait For My Husband To Come Back Home Before I Get On With My Life?

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I sometimes hear from folks (usually wives) who have no idea when (or if) their spouse is coming back to them. Sometimes, they are legally separated and sometimes their spouse has just up and left either after a fight or after announcing that he’d like a break or some time to himself. Sometimes the spouse who is leaving is in constant contact or gives you a good idea of when they might be coming back and sometimes they don’t.

I hear from many spouses who are getting very tired of (and nervous about) worrying when their spouse is going to finally come home. I recently heard from a wife who said, in part: “my husband left me six months ago. He told me that he just wasn’t sure if we should be married any longer and indicated that he would be in touch with me regularly to check in. I’ve only heard from him a handful of times. I did hear from him last week, but he didn’t sound all that promising. When I am honest about this with some of my friends, they tell me that I need to stop waiting for him to come home and just live … Read More