Bryan Kolstad took to archery as a teenager. After his first time handling a bow, he immediately knew this was one sport he wanted to pursue and invested his time and energy in developing his talent. Archery has developed over the years and has become a popular sport in the United States and around the world. Bryan Kolstad shares a few interesting things you didn’t know about archery.
One of the Safest Sports
Archery is one of the safest sports, according to the National Safety Council. The sport is safer than golf and according to statistics, there has been only one injury for every 2,000 participants. In fact, archery is even safer than bowling.
Speed of Arrows
The speed of an arrow released in competitions flies at over 200 mph. That is about three times faster than a cheetah which is only about 68 mph. With the new line up of compound bows using high quality material, archers have been able to reach speeds up to 347 feet per second. Converted into miles per hour that amounts to 263 mph.
Archery Disappeared from the Olympics
Archery was introduced to the Olympics in 1900 but was dropped in 1920 because there was no uniformity in rules and equipment. It was only reintroduced to the Olympics in 1972, and has continued to be a major sport ever since.
Bryan Kolstad is a toxophilite – an archer. Toxophilite is from the Greek word “toxon” meaning bow and arrow, and “philos” meaning loving.
Bryan Kolstad is a member of the Maine State Golf Association and has played at several of the golf courses in the area. He has been playing golf for several years and enjoys playing with his friends when he is not busy working on a boat engine. Bryan Kolstad shares a couple of tips beginner golfers can use.
Many people who have never played golf before have a tendency to hold the club just as they would a baseball bat. However, that is not the right way to grip a golf club. Getting the basics right will help you become a good golfer. To grasp the golf club properly, you will need to take it in the palm of your lead hand, the one that is closest to the hole, and slide your back hand just below your lead hand. Interlock the pinkie finger of your back hand with the pointer finger of your lead hand. The thumb on your lead hand should run along the top of the grip pointing downwards, and the thumb of your back hand should run downward as well, just below the lead hand thumb.
Posture and Approach
Your posture is very important, and you will need to ensure you are comfortable. The basics of a proper posture is your knees should be slightly bent, with your upper body leaning over the ball, your feet should be at shoulder width, and your arms out in front of you. Bryan Kolstad recommends taking the time to get used to finding the right posture before you start playing golf.
Bryan Kolstad is happy he lives in Maine, otherwise popularly known as “Vacationland”. Whether you are interested in boating, biking, golfing, skiing, or visiting museums, Maine has it all. A trip to Maine and not going spending time at its beautiful coast is a vacation that is incomplete. Bryan Kolstad grew up in Maine and shares a couple of things you might want to do when visiting Maine.
Wolfe’s Neck Farm
Wolfe’s Neck farm is one of the popular attractions in Maine. Located on Burnett Road, Freeport it is one of the best places to enjoy a picnic. The farm is situated on 626 acres of land and offers four miles of oceanfront for its guests. If you are looking for a place where you can enjoy a true marine experience, this is the place for you and your family. Popular attractions at the farm include barnyard animals, nature trails, oceanfront camping (in summer), and a host of other fun things for the whole family.
Acadia Air Tours
What better way is there to enjoy the beauty of Maine than from the air. The Acadia Air Tours offers guests the chance to enjoy biplane and glider rides over Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. If you are someone who likes something different, then the Acadia Air Tours would be a great way to enjoy your visit to Maine. Take a ride in a historic biplane over the popular Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and lighthouses before coming back to base.
Bryan Kolstad recommends enjoying the sights and sounds of Maine at your own pace.
Bryan Kolstad has been a marine mechanic for over twenty years. He has built a successful career for himself in Portland, Maine and has been providing reliable and efficient marine repair and service to boat owners. Bryan Kolstad has worked on virtually all types of boat engines and shares a few tips on how to flush your outboard motor.
Flush the Engine
Whether you go on a salt water or fresh water boat outing, you will need to flush your outboard engine when you get back. If you have an older motor, you will need to get a set of flushing earmuffs, which are two flexible rubber seals that are attached to a metal clamp. Attach one side to a garden hose and the other one can be used to plug the water intake. Attach the garden hose to the earmuffs and turn the water on. If your outboard motor is a new model, you will have mounts, and will not need to use the earmuffs. Start the engine and let the water flush the system. You will need to stay clear of the prop and make sure the motor is not in gear.
When you open the tap and start flushing the motor, check the pump to ensure it has good water flow. When you put your finger through the stream of water coming out of the motor, it should be warm and not hot. If the output is not strong, check the outflow tube for any debris that may be preventing the flow of water. If there is debris, shut off the engine and use a small piece of wire to remove the debris from the tube and restart the engine again to flush it properly. Bryan Kolstad has been helping boat owners keep their engines in good condition for several years.