Roger Federer Trick Shot Makes Your Respect For Him Skyrocket

 

The video says it all here.  What’s most amazing about his performance isn’t the fact that he can take the bottle off the guy’s head at light speed, but rather the fact that he’s so non-chalant and confident about doing it.

If Federer misses by any margin, there is a better-than-good chance that this guy will be wearing an eyepatch for the rest of his life or will be in the market for some serious rhinoplasty.  That bothers Federer about as much as a cloudy day.  His swagger (performing the feat in a suit, no less), is one of those uncoachable aspects that define the guys who can takever a game at will.

Federer’s stock just went up in my book.

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The Hustler’s Guide to Pool

So you fancy yourself as bit of a pool shark and want to make some money from hustling poor blokes who don’t know any better do you? Well my morally ambiguous friend, we’ve got the tips you need to hustle every last dollar out of your unsuspecting foe!

It’s worth noting right off the bat that you better actually know how to play pool. You can’t be trying to hustle someone if you can’t even pot simple shots. If the cue ball spends more time in the pocket than out when you play, then perhaps you need to brush up on your basic skills first. Once you can be confident you’re moderately skilled then it’s time to hustle!

How to hustle strangers

Notice that the title said strangers? Don’t hustle your friends. For one thing, they won’t be your friends for long if you rip them off. If that doesn’t bother you, then how about the fact that they probably know how good you are and your strengths and weaknesses so all the dirty, sneaky, underhand tricks that you would normally use against a target will be wasted since they actually know not to bet you.

Okay, so the hustling tips; let’s get to it.

  • If you’re a real pro, you might want to consider buying a decent quality pool cue. The hustlers weapon of choice is a top notch cue which looks like the piece of crap house cue. Of course, the cue doesn’t make the man so if you’re terrible at pool it won’t matter how good your cue is. Many a hustler can whip opponents with a standard house cue.

It’s always good to play a couple of ‘friendly’ games first to assess your mark to see whether they are hustle material

    . At this stage it’s essential to get them comfortable by missing easy shots.
  • Occasionally you can pot a tough shot and play it up as if it were a fluke, letting your opponent win a few games. Often known as sandbagging, this age-old technique can be used to build up your opponents confidence so you can bleed him dry later
  • Many hustlers pretend to be hammered or stupid to lull their target into a false sense of security. Then, when it’s least expected, they’ll run the table and make game-winning shots.

As you can see, the actual hustling is less about actual pool skills and more about picking the right target and staying in your mediocre pool player character. So what else do you need to know?

Advanced hustler skills

Playing with your weaker hand

It will take a lot of time and determination to learn to play pool with your weak hand, but it can be worth the pay off if you’re looking to take some serious cash.

Once you are comfortable playing with your weak hand, put the hustle in motion as usual. Play a few games for fun and lose them, then bring in the money and …

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Always Wanted to Surf? Here’s What It’s Really Like

 

 When I was a teenager I used to surf all the time. Since then I’ve seen a lot of surfing footage on TV and the web, but nothing truly captured the feeling of being inside the wave as your board cuts through the water. Until now.

This slow-motion video, shot by a cameraman for the BBC, is awesome. It puts you at eye-level with a surfer as the wave closes in around him. If you’ve always wanted to surf, but never got the chance – this is what it’s really like. Hang ten!

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Bra Doubles as Golf Putting Green

If you’re really into golf and you want your lady friend to join in the fun, Triumph International Japan has unveiled some bizzaro lingerie that might just turn you on.

It’s called the “Nice Cup in Bra” and is made from a grass-green top. Take it off, unfurl it and – viola – you now have a 1.5-meter-long putting green:

 

If you sink a shot into one of the two bra cups, a built-in speaker yells “Nice shot”! No, we’re really not making this up.

As if that wasn’t enough – and really, don’t you think it should be? – the bottom half of the outfit consists of a pink skirt that can be removed with the words “Be Quiet” printed on it.

 

See, if you are a female golfer and want some quiet on the course, you just take off your skirt and wave it around. I’m sure that works just great.

No word on whether this will be available in the U.S., but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

[via Pink Tentacle]…

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5 Manly Sports That Will Seriously Kick Your Ass

Forget American football and flimsy soccer players. Mainstream sports pale in comparison to these manly displays of physical strength and endurance.

Mainstream sport can be pretty tame. Although there are some big hits in American football, the players have more padding than a teenage girl in a training bra. In Europe, soccer players will collapse to the floor in apparent agony at the slightest hint of physical contact. Here at Just A Guy Thing, we like to see sports that challenge men to push themselves beyond the mental, emotional, and physical boundaries of these rather soft sporting occasions.

With this in mind we have scoured the four corners of the globe to find our favorite manly sports that will literally kick your ass. (Technically, some of these are not actually sports but the headline 5 Manly Physical Activities That Will Seriously Kick Your Ass just doesn’t have the same ring to it.)

No hipsters, cloud chasing isn’t a sport.

#5 Sepik War Canoe Racing in Papua New Guinea

What is it?

Exactly what it says. Competitors have to race 14km upstream while standing in a canoe in the finale to the War Canoe & Kundu Festival. In terms of flow, the Sepik River is one of the largest in the world, just to make it a bit more challenging.

Why is it so manly?

Forget for a second about the crocodiles and other dangerous creatures lurking in the river and focus on the race itself. Have you ever tried standing up in a canoe? It’s not as easy as it looks to keep your balance! Add that to the fact that you’ve then got to row yourself almost 9 miles against a very strong current and you’re looking at a very grueling afternoons work ahead of you. To complete the race you’ll need balance, stamina and the mental strength to continue when you really don’t want to.

#4 Nguni Stick Fighting in South Africa

What is it?

This is a martial art practiced by young men in South Africa. Combatants are armed with two long sticks. One is used for defending blows and the other is used to whack your opponent without mercy until they bleed or give up from the pain.

Why is it so manly?

Didn’t you hear what we just said? You hit your opponent with unrelenting fury until they either bleed in copious amounts or give up due to the extreme pain of being repeatedly battered across the shins with a long stick. The Zulu guys are hardcore. They wear no armor or protective padding. They are also looking to develop this into a recognized martial art with rules and competitions so look out for an Nguni stick fighting school near you soon.

#3 Laamb Wrestling in Senegal

What is it?

It’s a Senegalese martial art that combines orthodox wrestling with bare-knuckle boxing. Traditionally, young men fought to prove their manliness, court the ladies and bring honor to their village. Nowadays, they fight for …

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