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Recipe: elegant chocolate mousse

Elegant Chocolate Mousse
3 egg whites
2 cups heavy cream, whipped
8 ounces German sweet chocolate
1 cup confectioners?
Additional whipping cream
Chocolate curls

Let egg whites warm to room temperature – about 1 hour. Whip cream until very thick. Refrigerate until needed. In top of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water, melt chocolate, stirring constantly.

Whip egg whites until they peak. Gradually add sugar and continue beating until very stiff. Carefully fold egg whites into whipped cream. Very, very slowly dribble melted chocolate into mixture, gently folding just enough to combine. Carefully turn into an attractive serving dish. Refrigerate overnight.

Several hours before serving, decorate mousse with additional whipped cream which has been sweetened and chocolate curls.

To make chocolate curls, warm chocolate bar in wrapper until slightly soft. Then, with vegetable peeler pressing lightly, pare along bar in a long, thin stroke. Refrigerate until used.

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Stance and swing 6 tips for better golf

The perfect stroke is that elusive thing we all strive for, asleep in our beds at night with a smile on our faces as we dream of that drive going straight and true down the middle of the fairway or that putt dropping in to the cup at the end of its smooth 50 yard run.

Unfortunately reality bites when we get to the tee and make our shot, those niggling worries start in the back of out minds, are my feet too far apart, is my eye on the ball, is my chin too far in is my back swing too shallow, this indecision and doubt might be throwing you off your game, so take a little time and read through these tips to improving your swing and stance, if you do not learn anything at least you now know you were doing the right things all along and that doubt can be lifted and replaced by the dream stroke you always had inside of you.

1. Is your stance too narrow? A narrow stance can cause balance problems for a golfer, it also causes an unstable base and this can lead to more balance problems and so the vicious cycle continues. To solve the problem of poor balance you should take a slightly wider stance should be used, your toes should be slightly splayed out. The lead foot should be splayed out around 30 degrees, make these adjustments and you break the cycle, your base is stabilised and your balance restored.

2. When the club addresses the ball are your hands too close to your body?
This can limit the arc of the club and can cause it to be too narrow, to improve your arc you should reach a little more this produces a wider arc and improves distance.

3. Avoid swaying during the back swing, if you have a tendency to sway backwards this can seriously impair your swing, this is because you are not turning about your pivot point and the weight becomes too much for your rear leg, you should feel free to move your weight to your rear leg but only to the inside, you should concentrate more on turning than swaying to solve this problem.

4. One thing that will loose you power when you are playing golf is keeping your club too close to your body on take away, the way to correct this problem and get that power back is to extend your arms away from your body, like you were going to hand your club to somebody on your right had side, you must maintain your balance throughout.

5. To get a wider arc and more power you need to ensure that your right
elbow stays out from your body, too many golfers keep the elbow too close into their body and this causes a loss of power and severely limits your game.

6. Concentrate on not moving your weight on to your front foot during the back swing, this can cause a reverse pivot, that will lead to a loss of power, you must ensure that you move your weight to your back leg but not so much that you risk a loss of balance.

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The Masse Technique

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Masse is a term used to identify a technique in which the cue ball follows a curved path. It is used to make tight turns around interfering balls. Though a difficult shot to master, it can be quite useful in tournament play. The masse is an extremely complicated combination of physics that requires careful observation and lots of practice. This shot is not intended for the amateur player. You can cause severe damage to the surface of the table if the shot is not executed correctly. Tears and rips will occur and you will also damage the tips on your cue stick. It is not a recommended shot, but if you are able to master it, it will come in handy many times over especially for trick shooters, though you will be rolling the dice in the accuracy department.

With a masse shot, the angle of the cue ball path and shot speed play a huge role. If you do not have a good feel for the speed and the effects of table conditions, you will not be very successful with masse shots. To perform this shot, you will raise the butt of your cue so that it is almost perpendicular. Many players sit on the rail as they perform this type of shot. Looking down the shaft to the cue, you will aim your shot. You will be striking the cue ball on an outer surface causing the spin needed to curve around the object. The only way to truly perfect this shot is to try it over and over again. This could prove to be an expensive ordeal as you will be repairing your table quite often.

It is critical to have a stable bridge and an accurate stroke to be confident with the contact point on the cue ball. The type of cloth can and will have a big impact on masse action. A high-friction cloth can make it difficult to get a big curve because the initial impact with the table cloth can limit the action of the cue stick. Masse shot practice can be abusive to the table cloth, especially if you are still developing your technique. If you care about the table you are using to practice on, you should consider using a spare piece of cloth to limit the possible abuse and future repairs.

There are a variety of shots and techniques players use to navigate around interfering balls. Masse is one of the more common techniques, but I would recommend casual players and beginners to steer clear of it and try to focus on your regular game. The fancy stuff can come later once you have truly mastered the fundamentals of the game. Of course, it is every pool players dream to be the next well known trick shooter, but until you have a solid form and developed techniques, it’s best to save the “pretty” shots for last.

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The History Of Racing And Off Road Go Carts

The History Of Racing And Off Road Go Carts

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What a thrill it must have been, racing around the track in a go cart, a speedy miniature car that had never even existed before. Go carts have only been around for about 50 years, but what an impact they have made on the public in that short period of time.

What started out as a way for airmen in the 1950s to pass the time has turned into a popular worldwide sport for many. Go carts have quickly become a phenomenon all over the globe. With most historians giving Art Ingels the credit for inventing the go cart, he built his very first one back in 1956. But that first go cart was nothing compared to the models we have today. Newer more modern go carts can now travel 160 mph or faster. Now that’s amazing.

This miniature Formula One racing machine is referred to by a lot of names including go carts, go karts, go-carts, shifter carts, gocarts, gokarts, enduro carts, and a number of other ways. But one thing is for sure, getting behind the wheel of one of them is exciting. Go carts are related to open-wheel Formula One or Indy Car racing. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to race a Formula 1 or Indy Car, while still being as safe as possible, go carts would be your best bet. And that’s probably what Michael Schumacher, Sarah Fisher, Darrell Waltrip, Tony Stewart and Kyle Petty all thought when they were kids. They all started their racing careers in go carts. With speeds as high as 160 mph these little machines can travel as fast as the professional race car drivers do on many of their tracks.

There are many different options available today for people that want an exciting vehicle to drive. There are ATVs, dirt bikes, scooters, mopeds, go peds, mini bikes and motorcycles. But go carts are the closest thing you will find to the thrill of Formula 1, NASCAR or Indy Car racing. They are small open-wheeled vehicles with 4 wheels and no suspension. Instead of a suspension they rely on chassis flex. They are basically a smaller version of the professional open wheel race cars.

Many hopefuls who dream of one day racing at the pro level will get their start in go carting. Go carts can be a stepping stone to professional Formula One or Indy Car racing. The reason is that there are many different classes in go carting. No matter what level of experience you have there is a class for you. And as you improve you can move up to increasingly higher classes with greater competition. If you can get to the top in a go cart you may have what it takes for Formula 1 or Indy.

Professional racing is a very expensive sport. But with go carts drivers can get involved on a shoestring budget. It’s a cheaper way to get involved with racing. Find out if you have what it takes without breaking the bank to do it.

But go carting is not only for the professionally-minded drivers. Go carts are usually driven by non-professionals, people just like you or me, out for a good time and a lot of excitement. Because anyone can drive one, regardless of their experience level, go carts have become extremely popular all over the world. They can be found in just about every large city either in family fun centers or other venues.

A go cart is made up of a chassis, motor, transmission, seat and 4 tires and a few other odds and ends. As mentioned earlier they have no suspension. The chassis must provide the stiffness and also enough flexibility to allow the cart to grip the road well on the straightaways as well as in the turns. The chassis can be either open or caged. The caged chassis allows protection for the driver in the event of a rollover while the open chassis does not. The cage performs a similar function as does a roll bar.

Engines used in carting are typically either 2-stroke or 4-stroke. They are made by manufacturers such as Honda or Briggs and Stratton among others. You would think that the 4-stroke engines would be more powerful than the 2-stroke engines, but that’s not usually the case.

If you have ever wondered how fast go carts can travel you will be amazed at the top speeds. Sprint carts can usually get up to about 60 mph while the more powerful enduro carts can reach a top speed of about 90 mph. And if that’s not fast enough for you how about the shifter karts that reach top speeds of 160 mph or more. You heard right, that is not a misprint and these are certainly not toys. Transmissions differ from cart to cart, but the shifter carts use a manual transmission with a clutch that allows the driver to get the most out of the motor.

It seems as though every part of the go cart has become a separate entity, a specialized piece of equipment with different options available to the purchaser. And with regard to the tires they are certainly no exception. In dry weather slicks are used. They are smooth tires that grip the road well. And as they heat up while driving they get even better traction. During wet weather tires with treads are needed. These are called rain tires. And of course, how could any respectable driver racing on ice do without specialized spiked tires? That’s correct, there are even go cart races on ice in some parts of the world.

With the many different levels available for drivers today anyone can race at a comfortable level. And the sky is the limit to a talented driver. With a lot of practice, a bunch of talent and a little luck you might find yourself racing alongside Tony Stewart someday. It’s certainly possible.

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Reasons In Which Getting Fit Can Save Your Life

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Whether you are trying to jump-start your fitness routine or just trying to keep it on track, adding a few fresh ideas to you fitness bag of tricks can be very effective. Take a look at the following tips to find some advice that might be just what you need to get you closer to your goal.

Circuit training is great exercise to help you drop body fat; however, the effectiveness is lost if you have periods of rest between sets. Do your best to have the equipment set-up so that you can complete one set and move on the next set quickly. You must maintain an elevated heart rate during training to get the most benefit of circuit training.

If basketball is your game and you are looking to increase your ball handling skills, then practice your dribbling while wearing canvas work gloves. It’s been shown that the glove’s thickness actually helps increase the sensitivity of the tips of your fingers. So when you do finally take off those gloves, you will have better control of the ball!

When starting a new fitness plan, especially if you have not worked out in a while or are seriously out of shape, do not rush it. ‘All or nothing’ is not the way to go when it comes to getting into shape. Start slowly, and work your way up to more intense workouts.

Make sure that you keep your workouts under an hour. After about 60 minutes, your body starts to products more of the stress hormone called Cortisol, which can cause you to waste away your muscles. Make sure that you maximize your workout and do not waste your time with excessive workouts.

Great looking abs will get you attention wherever you go. To get great abs, perform this simple exercise for five minutes, every morning. Lie flat on your back on the floor or on a yoga mat. Slowly bicycle your legs up and down in the air, as if you were pedaling a bike up a hill. As you push your legs away, make sure to fully extend your legs so that your knees are straight.

A great tip to help you get physically fit is to start practicing the butterfly stroke when you go swimming. The butterfly stroke is considered the most difficult swimming stroke because it is so strenuous. If you’ve mastered freestyle swimming, try out the butterfly stroke for an even better workout.

If you have never done any kind of working out before, than it is absolutely necessary for you to have some kind of trainer or coach to help you out. When you are first starting out it is incredibly easy to injure yourself and when this happens you may have to stop training. At the very least you should ask an experienced friend to assist and advise you.

The powerful tips above may be all you need for the success you have been waiting for. It is not difficult to get going and be fit every day of your life when you have a bag of tricks filled with information that is truly effective. Knowing the right way to do it may be all you need.