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People from around the world participating in sports as fine art prints for the walls of your home or office.

Shuffleboard, also known as deck shuffleboard or floor shuffleboard uses cue sticks to push weighted discs down an elongated board to get them to land on numbered areas at the other end of the board. Shuffleboard have been around in Europe for over 500 years and a number of the ancient English kings have been known to gamble on the outcome of the sport.

 

The ISA or International Shuffleboard Association was founded March 10, 1977 in St. Petersburg, Florida, probably at this same St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. In 1981 the first world chanpionship took place in Muskegon, Michigan and they have occured yearly thereafter for a period of one week.

The official shuffleboard court is six feet wide and thirty nne feet long with two additional six foot shoorting areas on each end for a total of fifty one feet. There is usually a seating area for participants at each end of the court also. Any solid flat surface will work, but most courts in the United States are made of concrete.

 

The low physical requirements of the sport make it attractive to people with physical limitations. For more information on the sport refer to wikipedia.

Fine art prints of people playing shuffleboard for the walls of your home or office.

Picture of a part of the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club in St. Peterburg, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club

Skydiving is an art as it is practiced and is portrayed as art in pictures. The first person to descend successfully from a platform in the air, was Andre Jacques Gamerin who used a canvas canopy that he had suspended below a hot air balloon to descend safely to the ground.

 

Leslie Irwin was the first person to jump successfully with a ripcord operated parachute in 1919. Seeing the possible applications, the military continued to develop the technology of parachuting until it is what it has become today.

As a sport, skydiving competition began in the 1930's. By 1952 it bacame an international sport. It is considered an extreme sport because of the risk and perception of danger, but fatalities are rare, roughly one for every 150,000 jumps.

 

People skydive now for both recreation and competition. In the United States, as in most of the western world, skydivers are required to carry two chutes. a main and a reserve. The reserve parachute must be inspected periodically and repacked by a certified parachute rigger. 

 

Novices generally start with a large docile parachute and progress to faster and more responsive parachutes as they gain in skill and confidence.

 

Older jumpers, usually those that only jump on weekends during the summer, usually reverse the process and move back to larger and more docile parachutes. They have an adage that goes like this: "There are old jumpers and bold jumpers, but there are not old bold jumpers."

 

The first nine pictures you see here were taken at Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida in April of 2016.

Fine art prints of people skydiving for the walls of your home or office.

Picture of a skydiver at Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Steep Angle

Picture of a skydiver coming in for a landing at Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Just Sailing Along

Picture of a skydiver at Zephyrhills, Florida's Skydive City as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Dive! Dive!

Picture of a skydiver at Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: What A Rush

Picture of a skydiver coming in for a landing at Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida as a fine artprint for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Target Acquired

 

Picture of a tandem skydiving jump at Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Right At You

Picture of a tandem skydive at Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Tandem Jump

Picture of a tandem ride at Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Easy Rider

Picture of a tandem jump at Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Almost Like Flying

Windsurfing as art is usually depicted with the windsurfer coming off a wave. Also know as sailboarding and boardsailing, it combines the elements of surfing and sailing.

 

Windfurfing was started in Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna River in 1964 by S. Newman Darby. His version used a square rigged sail and was not very maneuverable. It could only go downwind.

 

Todays windsurfers use a board eight to ten feet long with a mast connedted to the board with a rotating universal joint. They use masts, booms and sails of various sizes depending on the skill and weight of the sailor, and a combination of wind and surf conditions.

windsurfers board, mast, and sail could be considered a minimalist version of a sailboat, but the windsurfer can perform jumps, inverted loops, spins, and other maneuvers that cannot be done with a traditional sailboat.

 

Windsurfers were the first to ride the world's largest waves, such as Jaws on the island of Maui.It wasn't until tow-in-surfing that waves of that size became accessible to surfers on more traditional boards.It is mostly a non-competitive sport, but with the boom in the 1980's it became an Olympic sport in 1984.

Fine art prints of people windsurfing for the walls of your home or office.

Picture of a two people wind surfing on the intercoastal waterway near Dunedin, Florida as a fine art print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Sailing For Joy

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