6 Pro Tips: How to Get Better at YouTube

So if you’ve been on YouTube for any length of time, you’ve probably realized this: that creating consistent content is tough, and it’s really easy to hit a plateau and even get stagnant in the growth of your channel. So in this video, I just wanna share six quick tips on how you can make sure you keep growing and your channel keeps growing, coming up. Hey, what’s up? Danny here with TheDukes, bringing you the best tips and tools for building your influence with online video.

And on this channel, we do a lot of tech gear reviews and camera reviews as well as tips and strategy videos just like this one, so if you’re new here, consider subscribing. So over the last couple weeks here on TheDukes, we’ve been putting out a series of talks from an influencer conference that I recently spoke at in Panama City. Week one was all about the importance of leveraging YouTube as a search engine.

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The second week was about the importance of creating multiple streams of income so that you can survive and thrive no matter what happens in this new economy. And actually, if you wanna check those out, we’ll link ’em up on the YouTube card to a playlist as well as in the description below. But this final talk is all about, I think, the six areas that you and I need to be working on as content creators, as influencers, because the reality is this: Competition is rising. You know, people wanna do this.

The number one dream job of most teenagers these days is to be an influencer, is to be a social media or a YouTube creator full-time. So, naturally, competition is gonna be increasing. But that’s okay as long as you continue to learn and grow and level up your game, and, so, let’s cut over to this session all about how to do that and the six main areas that I think we should always be focusing on. Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls, and it looks like work.

The reason that people are gonna miss out on this is that it takes work. And I know it can look glamorous on Instagram, and we show off that you’ve got the lifestyle, and you’re traveling, and you’re doing this cool stuff, and being an influencer is amazing. But the thing about it is that there’s a lot that goes into it behind the scenes that are hard, and there’s a reason why some people, they kind of just want the lifestyle, but they don’t necessarily want to put in the work. As we get back to our week next week, and I know that you have other jobs.

Many of you are doing this on the side, and you wanna do this, so you have to work even harder. Most people when they get done with work, they go home and just sit on the couch. Maybe they turn on the TV. They turn on Netflix, which is fine. That’s no problem at all, but if you wanna build your influence and do this, you’ve gotta put in the work. And here’s six quick things to keep working on as you leave this conference. Keep working on your skills. Keep studying.

Keep reading. Keep watching videos. Master your platform. Master, whether it’s Instagram, Facebook, whatever you’re trying to do, keep working on your skills. Keep studying, watching videos, reading books. You gotta work and level up your skills because, in this new economy and what’s happening around the world, there are new skill sets that we have to learn. Keep working on your talents. Talents are different than skills. Talents are what you were naturally born with, but even though you were born with it naturally, keep making your strengths stronger.

You might have said, all right, I’m a singer. I already have a great voice. Keep working on it. You know, I’m a writer; I already write well. Keep working on it. Whatever your talent is, and each of you in this room has incredible talents in specific areas, tons of things I’m not talented at, but don’t settle. Keep working on your talents. Always keep working on your brand. Ask yourself: how can I make my brand stronger? How can I make my branding better? What is my branding like right now and how can I improve it?

How can I level up my brand? Keep doing the work on your relationships, your network. You want to always be building. That’s why this conference is so amazing. I hope before you go home before you leave, that you connect with other people here. You know that the people in this room could be future business partners? They could be future collaborations. They could be the future person that’s the key to unlock your breakthrough as an influencer. But what a tragedy it would be if you left without meeting them. And just because I know it can be hard to walk up to people and talk to them sometimes, or we don’t know what’s gonna happen, keep building your network, and always be building your network.

Always be building your relationships. Always be getting to know people, because nobody succeeds alone. Teamwork makes the dream work. Keep working your business. If you don’t feel like you have a business right now, I’m here to tell you that you are a business. You’re a business. You are the business. Keep working on you. Say, “If it’s a personal brand, it’s my business.” Well, how much money do you make? “I don’t make any money yet, but I’m still a business.” So be thinking about how you can keep working and thinking about, how do I make my business better, more productive, more efficient.

How can I think more like a business owner as an influencer? And then, the last thing that, as you go home, and next week and this week and for the rest of your life as an influencer, so that you can break through, have an impact, make a difference, is keep working on yourself. You know, sometimes, we think that influence, being an influencer, is about the things that come from the outside, but really, success as an influencer starts on the inside. It starts with who we are.

As we get more confident, as we master our talents, as we really know ourselves and we tap into our greatest strengths, you know what your greatest strengths are. You know what your talents are. Keep working on yourself, leveling up yourself, and that impacts every area. When you grow, your influence grows. When you grow as a person, your social media influence will grow, because you are getting better. Thank you so much.

Okay, so, I hope that that clip was inspiring, and some good reminders of the different areas that all of us as content creators and online influencers need to be working on, which brings us to the question of the day, and that is this: which of those six areas do you need to work on the most? I mean, is it your skills, is it sharpening your talents, is it your brand, is it your business, is it just yourself overall, your network, your relationships. Let me know in the comments section below. Goodbye.

How To Take Care of a Frenchie ( French Bulldogs)

Hi everybody! I’m Lila sketches and this is how to take care of a French Bulldog when I first want to get a French Bulldog. I really wanted some sort of tutorial or post to follow to know how to take care of their weird features like their wrinkles the short nose the bat ears. I’ve learned a ton since having a French Bulldog for over a year now and I’d like to share it with you.  

Keep Them Cool

First of all, why I got a Frenchie there are small dogs their great apartment dogs. They have weird personalities. They’re these little weirdos and they are so adorable. They’re also very snuggly they’re always by your side. If you’re looking for a cuddle buddy. This breeze is perfect for you. A few things you need to know before you get a french bulldog, first of all, keep them cool.

So they have short notice and see how short her nose so looks at her profile meaning. They overheat faster so to keep Mabel cool. When we’re outside if she starts panting. We will give her water we will throw cold water on her. We’ll give her ice cube. It’s too hot outside. We don’t let her outside. If you want a daughter, you can go on a hike with French bulldogs are probably not the dog for you.

We’ve taken Mabel on hikes with us before and usually, she’ll walk for a little bit and then we put her in the back row back with her head popped out and carry her the rest of the way.

Clean Them Properly

How to clean your Frenchie? There’s a lot of parts to Mabel that we have to clean she has these big bat ears and they’re open all the time. There are all kinds of dust and junks getting into there. We use an ear cleaner put a few drops into the ear and you massage it like this for maybe a minute and then you let her shake it out and then you take cotton balls and clean all the junk out.

The next wrinkles so Mabel doesn’t have as many wrinkles as maybe an average Frenchie. Sometimes French cheese will get junk collecting in between these wrinkles. If you have a light-colored Frenchie. They can get tear stains and there are special products for that. The next thing we actively and on Mabel is something you probably haven’t heard of and probably wish that you never knew about French cheese has something called a tail pocket.

French bulldogs are born with these little tails. They’re not clipped. They’re born like that but on some French bulldogs their tails grow directly into their but basically and there’s a space in there you have to clean it. This is weird. I’m trying to explain it. Mabel’s tail looks like this cute little corkscrew and it is tight against her skin but you can lift it and underneath. There is an area you have to make sure you clean.

It’s not her butthole. It’s all above her bubble since the tail is tight against it. Bacteria can get under there it gets moist under there. They can break out in a rash under there which navel has before so you have to make sure to keep that clean. The next thing we do for Mabel gives her eyedrops Mabel gets eyedrops in the morning and at night they keep her eyes healthy and they keep debris out it washes the debris out.

The next thing we do with Mabel gives her bath we use a special shampoo that we got from the vet. Which is good for Mabel’s sensitive skin many Frenchie’s have sensitive skin Mabel has experienced some rashes on her stomach before just from rolling around in grass the shampoo really helps with that also when you bathe your Frenchie make sure to put cotton balls inside of their ears.

Since their ears are so open water can get into there and that can cause an infection.

Get them a Harness

My next topic gets your Frenchie a harness. French Bulldogs have a very particular shape French Bulldogs have big heads big fronts of their bodies and then small back legs and small back to their bodies harnesses help them a lot to pull in the right place. When you’re walking near Frenchie and they try to pull you. They’re not going to choke themselves.

They Can’t Swim

My next topic is careful around water Frenchie’s, for the most part, cannot swim. Because of the shape of their body. They’re very top-heavy. They pretty much will sink. There are some exceptions some French Bulldogs can actually swim on their own. Mabel is not one of those dogs. They do make life jackets for dogs. So you can get one for your Frenchie if you want to bring them swimming.

Feed Them Good Food

Feed your French bulldogs really good food. You want to keep them healthy may by Mabel a super healthy natural type of dog food from Petco. There’s no grain in there because dogs aren’t made to digest grain. Mabel’s a favorite snack is carrots and I think it is the best dog food for french bulldogs.

They are Clingy

My next topic Frenchie’s our clingy. They always want to be at your side. If I’m in a certain room Mayville always follows me into that room. If I go into the bathroom Mabel will sit at the door and whine until I come out. They’re just very loving and they want to be neither human at all time. Let them love you bring them with you. I actually bring Mabel to work with me every day.

I know that’s not possible for everyone. If you’re going out to eat. There’s a lot of places where you can sit outside and they allow you to bring dogs, especially in Los Angeles. If you’re planning on getting a dog that you can just kind of leave at home all day and come check up on for a couple hours. French bulldogs are probably not the ones for you in fact dogs are probably not a good thing for you.

If you want to know more information to care your French Bulldog, you can watch the video below to reference:

I hope this is helpful for me to know if you have any further questions about having a French Bulldog, then take the comments in my blog. Thank you for reading and please follow me.

5 Tips to Get Started in Video Production For Beginner

So how do you get started in video production whether you want to do weddings, commercials, or just freelance video work? Well, in this post, I’m gonna be sharing my five best tips, coming up.

Hey, what’s up, Sean here with TheDukes, bringing you the best tips and tools for building your influence with online video. And on this blog, we do a lot of tech gear reviews, as well as Q & A videos, just like this one. So if you’re new here, consider subscribing [email protected] asks, “Not sure if you have any experience “in this field, but how should I get started “doing wedding videography/photography? “Or in general, how do I get the word “around my area that I’m new in the film business?” Thanks for the question.

Volunteer or Intern

So when it comes to the creative industry, whether that’s video, film, design, there’s really a lot of different paths for building your influence, your skills, and your career. But I kinda wanna share some tips from my personal journey. And the first one is, volunteering or interning. The way I actually got started in video production, before I started video production later in my life, was volunteering and actually interning at a church. Men of Marysville, January is your month with two awesome.

Gonna be limited. 7:00 p.m. is when it starts, and you’ve gotta get there early. And you can actually see from some of this footage we were doing video announcements. And so I was learning how to shoot videos, edit videos, audio, you know lighting. I was learning all these different things hands on. And the cool thing about interning and volunteering was I didn’t have any money right. And so maybe you can relate to being broke and not being able to invest in gear.

So I was able to get my hands on the gear that the church owned. So I was able to get the experience, get the editing software, all of these different things so I could level up my skills. So your goal here with number one is to get experience in your specific area. So maybe ask the question, is there somebody who’s actually doing wedding videography or photography in your local area that you could reach out to and say, “Hey, can I assist you, could I follow you and shadow you for a shoot? “I’ll carry your bags, I’ll help out, I won’t get in the way.” That is one of the quickest ways to level up your experience fast.

say Yes to Everything

Tip number two says yes to everything, including unpaid work. Yes, does that mean work for free? It does, because again, early on you really wanna master your craft. And so I’m not saying that you should only ever do free work. But when you’re just starting, you wanna get as much experience as possible. And so, as I mentioned, I was volunteering for free at my local church in kind of North Seattle area for years, back around 2003 to about 2009.

But then eventually I started a business called Clear Vision Media. And then I started to do either sometimes free work but at this point even low paying projects. Because I wanted to get my portfolio built, get my experience going. And so in those days, I mean I did random stuff. I did a commercial for a Mexican Restaurant, I shot my cousin’s wedding. I remember doing a blues concert.

I did some hip-hop concerts, and actually, I’ll put a link to my video production channel. ‘Cause that’s still on YouTube. We’ll link it up in the description as well. If you wanna kinda check it out to just get an idea of just some of the random stuff that I did. But all of that was so important in rounding out my skills as a videographer.

Built Your Portfolio

Tip number three is built your portfolio. So in addition to potentially doing some free work, volunteering, and maybe interning, if you’re just getting started, I wanna encourage you to make sure you’re building your portfolio online. And so that’s actually one of the reasons why I started my Clear Vision Media channel, was not because anybody was expecting me to upload videos there, but I wanted to have a place where my body of work could be collected.

So ask yourself, where are you building your portfolio online? Is it a YouTube channel? Or maybe it’s like a Behance account, or like there are these other options for really building up your body of work. And as you can see from these first three tips, it is all about getting as much experience as possible. I love this quote from Dale Carnegie that says, “Learning is an active process.

“We learn by doing. “Only knowledge that is used sticks in our mind.” So when I think about how did I learn video editing or even photography, or these different things? I learned it most by being hands on. And actually, today I’ve posted well over 2,000 videos online. That sounds a lot, but I’ve been doing this for like about 15 years. And that’s not just my YouTube channels, but for clients or for a church I was working at, tons of different content that I posted online. And it’s by doing that much volume that I was able to level up my skills the most.

Study the Greats in Your Niche

Number four studies the greats. And so, identify the best of the best in your industry, in your specific topic. So maybe the best of the best photographers, but not necessarily general photography. You know, if you don’t wanna do landscape photography, but you wanna do weddings. Who are the best of the best wedding videographers and photographers in your; that there are, that you can follow, learn from. And additionally, you should be doing this while you’re going through all the first three tips.

Like while you’re producing work, always be learning. Make a commitment to lifelong learning. And I love this quote from Michael Jackson, a legend in his own right, that he said, “Study the greats, and become even greater.” So there’s something about acknowledging and figuring out who are the greats in your industry, and how can I study and learn from them. So one example in wedding videos, and I was doing a lot of those early on, have I discovered a kind of company and a group of people called Still Motion.

And so we’ll link to them in the description below. But I remember they had tutorial videos, I would watch their work, I would study their work. They even did workshops that traveled through cities. And so we would invest in things like those. I think a huge commitment in investing in your own education when it comes to mastering your craft, is very important. Okay, so I talked about five tips, but those first four kinds of go under phase one, which I really believe is kind of that mastering your craft phase.

You know the thing is, you don’t wanna start marketing a bad product. And when you’re creating the video or you’re doing photography, it’s not that you can’t get started at wherever you are and start charging. But there’s something about reaching a level of mastery first, and then the marketing is a lot easier. Again, the best marketing in the world on bad content will really never work. So phase one is focused on those first four tips, and master your craft. And then phase two is get the word out. So you asked, “How do I get the word out “about my new business?”

Use Social Media and Youtube

And one tip that I’ll give here, point number five, is social media and YouTube. It’s amazing that we live in an age that is very advantageous for videographers, for photographers. Because what better place to grow your influence as a photographer than Instagram. You know, what better place to grow your influence as a videographer than YouTube? These are free platforms where you can publish your work, build your influence, and have that lead to new business and new people discovering you to hire you.

And so let’s talk about a very practical example of this. So when I was growing my business, Clear Vision Media, and I was doing wedding videos, I did a video that I titled Bellingham Wedding Video. Now Bellingham’s about two hours north of Seattle in Washington State. And I did a wedding there, and I put that video on my YouTube channel, and I titled it in a certain way so that it would get discovered by people locally in that same area that might be looking for a wedding videographer.

And to this day, if you type in Bellingham wedding video, that video still ranks number one. And to this day I still get inquiries about, “Hey, can I hire you for a wedding?” Or, “We’re gonna have a wedding at the same place, “can I hire you?” And so that’s a way to position your content to get discovered that can lead to business. And then what would happen is that, again, the content itself has to be good. People watched the video and said, “I want that same quality.

“I want a wedding video like that. “I want that kind of content.” So that was step one, and then step two is making sure that they could find you. Whether that’s the email address, you know having formed on your website. So then emails come to me that say, “Hey can I hire you.” And it leads to just really a countless amount of inquiries. Another example, of course, is if you really wanna grow your influence with photography, be on Instagram and be mastering Instagram, studying Instagram, and posting amazing video clips, photo clips. Every bride is pretty much on Instagram.

So you know, if you wanna grow your wedding photography/videography business, master these social media platforms, and that would be my number one tip for getting found in your city. And if you’re interested in a few more tips on that, I have a video on how to use social media to promote your business and get more traffic to your website. So I’ll link that up on the YouTube card and in the description below. The question of the day. What are your tips for getting started in video production?

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Post them in the comments below, and remember that some of the best tips and feedback come from you, the TheDukes community. So definitely connect with everybody in the comment section. And, if you have any questions about this topic, post those in the comment section as well. So thanks for checking out this video. Subscribe for more videos just like this. If you wanna check out that video with more social media tips for growing your business, you can check it out here. Check out another The Dukes post here, and until next time, TheDukes is bringing you the best tips and tools for building your influence with online video. Keep crushing it, and we will talk soon.

Guide Buy: The Best Hoverbroad 2017

What magnets and welcome to my review of the Beamie Hoverboards, which is considered the Best Hoverboard For Kids. How about the still thing? And beanie release wants the best a tin shower board as tested so far like a Segway. You can control the hoverboard by shifting your weight first. It’s a bit hard but once you got the hang. It’s super easy because the hoverboard has sensors inside which keep you straight up. I’ve got the black version of the solid boards but by the way.

Overview about Beamie Hoverboards

There’s a link above paragraph. Where you can check out more models this 8-inch hoverboard is pretty durable and weighs around 11 kilograms. There are two motors inside of a total power of 700 watts. So you can even drive pills with 30% grade and the 4400 M age 36-volt battery lasts up to 20 kilometers depending on the temperatures outside and your weight talking about the weight 120 kilograms is the limit.

They have a ball is made out of durable plastic and they also claim that fire assistance at least to some point and although the battery in the is me is a high-quality LG battery. The chassis looks really good the shiny black plastic body and the LEDs. Which light up when you drive with definite eye catches at the top we have LEDs and at the bottom. There is the charging port the hoverboard comes in a huge box of the user manual the power supply.

Some rubber bumpers those are needed to avoid scratches when you fall off your hoverboard a pocket. Unfortunately, you have to glue them on your own to the body and there is no glue included. So I used some two-component to fix them on the body, but before you start doing denim make sure that the surface is completely clean otherwise. It will fall off after some time included power supply can charge the hoverboard from zero to hundred percent in around two to three hours and has a status of early.

But no worries guys, this is no cheap Chinese Cheng and it’s totally safe all that certified and tested in Germany. So you can be sure that this how aboard has high quality and they even included an overcharge protection and an NTC temperature control so your battery won’t catch fire the beanie has two stereo speakers that talk to you. If you reach a maximum speed it really feels kind of futuristic when the hell God says maximum speed reach door.

Tips on using Beanie Hoverboards

Please connect to your smartphone of such things. So you can also connect your smartphone or Bluetooth and stream your music and control. You have about settings and all the check important things like it battery status and reach and some statistics the app works with iOS and Android. It’s really easy to use in here you can control many things like over your speed limit sensitivity the driving force and more.

So if you’re a beginner you should probably reduce the speed and local driving force and sensitivity in general and we are just set it to things where you feel comfortable – another interesting feature is the self-test. Which you can start in the app the hoverboard will and start to check all the sensors and calibrate them as needed the maximum speed is 15 km/h which maybe sounds less than some Chinese ports, which say it presents 20.

But trust me, that’s really fast and most of the cheap hoverboards don’t reach that speed anyway. Although we have a newly invented axis which keeps the daemon more stable and track and feel smoother by driving the hoverboard also has a tilt francium sign that means if you lean too much forward and you go too fast the hovering ball will start tilting back and reduce the speed. But well this honestly felt strange and somehow it felt like it would kick me off.

Because I’m coming from a cheap Chinese how about before driving the whole board feels in general super awesome and to their responses way more responsive than my old hoverboard. Which makes turns and rotations much more fun driving uphill as I told you is no problem the motors are really strong enough to reach is around 15 kilometers from my weight of around 97 kilograms.

But only if it’s not too cold outside the maximum speed of 15 kilometers per hour is definitely more than you will need and also if you’re not so experienced please always wear a helmet and all. I can just say the be me how aboard is the far the best and most techy how about? I’ve tested the price of around 700 euros is real. But well they also checked and tested in Germany, which is quite expensive and do you have some cool features like Bluetooth and the app and all that.

If you want to know more Beamie Hoverboards, you can watch the video below to reference:

But all that for your safety alright guys in the next post I’ll tell you what happened to the hoverboards and there will also be a comparison between our electric skateboard and the beanie hoverboard. So please like this post if it was helpful to follow me and leave a comment down below what you think about hoverboards? I’m Steven from tech magnet and that was beanie how boring? Thanks for reading and goodbye.

What Is Video? 1064 Words Count You Need To Know Video

Hey, Andrew. Michael here, and I just got back from TheDukes. The entire convention was incredible, but the whole time I was there I thought a lot about video. We all watch video and many of us work with video, but what is it? I mean, what really is video?

What Is Video?

Well, guess what, today we’re gonna take a look. To begin I think we should start all the way down at the bottom with language. What does the word record mean? The story behind the word ‘record’ is actually quite cool and makes me a little sentimental. The word ‘record’ comes from the Latin, where “re” means again and “cor” means the heart or the soul. So when you record something you are literally bringing it back into your heart, bringing it back into your soul, remembering it.

Now, that sounds really nice and pretty, but it actually had more to do with the fact that ancient people thought that the heart was we were stored memories, not the brain. The reason a sequence of still images can appear to be moving is an effect known as “beta movement.” If images move fast enough our brain can’t comprehend them as separate images and the illusion of motion is created.

Now, for a very long time we recorded moving images on photographic film, but later on, a new way of capturing moving images came about and it was called “video.” The video comes from the Latin for “I see” and rather than preserving a moving image chemically on celluloid photographic film stock, a video is an electronic representation of the moving image. Now in the real world stuff just happens. The things just continuously happen. But in the world of a camera, whether it’s film or video camera, it’s almost always in the form of frame rates.

Pictures of the world taken at a certain speed that is then quickly gone through producing, through beta movement, the illusion of movement. When a camera records at a lower frame rate, playback often looks jittery and skips like this. More frames per second mean that more information is taken every second leading to more fluidity. But that leads to a whole can of worms, which is a great transition to a conversation I had with Dylan from HouseholdHacker at TheDukes. Roll the tape.

Hey, Andrew. Michael here, and I am in the bathroom at VidCon and I’ve got a special guest. Right outside it’s Dylan from HouseholdHacker. Hey, what’s going on everyone? You know, I got a good question for you based on frame rates and what not. What would you say the human eye sees as a frame rate? Very good question. What frame rate do we see the world in with our eyeballs?

I mean, how fast does information travel from our eye to our brain? It obviously can’t be too low, because fast objects don’t look like they’re skipping, they look pretty fluid. Well, it’s a little bit of a trick question because our eyes are not cameras. Instead, they track onto objects and receive a continuous flow of photons onto the retina sending information via a chemical reaction to the brain.

Now, here’s what we do now. The visual cortex in our brain usually holds that information from our retina for about a fifteenth of a second. So if an animation moves fifteen frames a second or faster, it’s gonna look nice and fluid. But if it’s lower than fifteen frames a second, our brain’s not fooled by the beta movement and it’ll look like it’s skipping. So, basically, the faster the frame rate, the better everything’s gonna look in the end.

Here’s the thing. If frame rates get higher and higher, you wind up with an image that can actually cause headaches when people watch it on the screen. Uhm… Here, I’ll explain why. Hold this camera for a second. Oh yeah, no problem. So back to the point about our eyes tracking objects. If I do this – move my hand in front of my face and track it with my eyes – I can see my hand, it makes sense.

But at a certain point, my hand will move so fast that it’s just a blur and the reason it’s a blur is that my eye can only track so fast. And when objects move faster than our eyeballs can track, your brain adds in motion blur. That way we get a sense of movement happening, but we don’t see something like a hand randomly appearing all over the place. But this becomes a problem with new high-definition programs on big televisions because some of those programs are brought to your TV at frame rates as high as 1000 frames a second.

And objects, like a tennis ball, that normally travels so fast our eyes can’t track them and they look blurry don’t look blurry, because the camera is able to see them clearly. And when you watch that program on TV you can actually get a headache or get dizzy, so they’re having to find ways to add blur back into HD pictures.

Pretty neat, right? That’s great information. How did you learn this? That’s what I’m here for, man. Thank you. See you. See you. You know, the bathroom. You know. I heard you coming out. Did you wash your hands? Uhm, yeah. So there you go. Some cool facts about a video that I learned while I was flying to and from VidCon from New York to LA. It was a long flight, but I learned a lot and I wanna end with some numbers about YouTube specifically.

YouTube host videos from all over the world. Massive, massive amounts. In fact, every minute of the day people are uploading video to YouTube. And if you were to take all the video uploaded to YouTube at any given minute, all together it would equal 48 hours. That’s right. Two full days of video are uploaded to YouTube every single minute. You guys are part of something gigantic. All right, now later this week I’ll have a new episode of IMG. And soon enough we’ll have episodes of DONG, LÜt, it’s gonna be super cool, so be sure you share this post, so you don’t miss anything. And as always, thanks for reading. They’re not, they’re not the same person.

Equipment Review: Best Toaster Ovens 2017

Hello, everybody! It’s TheDukes. First, I’ve got some good news toaster ovens have improved a little 2007 was actually hard to find one that can make a decent piece of toast. Today after testing 10 new models including an update of our former winner. They found that a slice of golden-brown toast was no longer quite so hard to get the bad news. They’re not cheap the least expensive model we tested with $60 half were $150 or more manufacturers justify these prices by offering dazzling features including some.

The Best Toaster Ovens?

We never imagined we wanted in a toaster oven a food dehydrator a chicken rotisserie a bun warmer even a built-in meat probe. Now, these extras might be nice but they just don’t matter. If it’s a lousy toaster oven toaster ovens come in handy and small second ovens for preparing single portions baking in small batches and keeping the kitchen cool in hot weather they take half the time of a full-sized oven to preheat and they can be more energy efficient.

But toasting is still important if they can’t toast a simple slice of bread. What are the chances they can handle cookies chicken or pizza? We begin by making slice after slice of toast on each ovens medium toast setting five of the 10 models easily surpassed. Their performance of the 2007 models – or a total disappointment after several minutes. Their toast was still practically white a good toaster oven should radiate intensely.

But controlled heat for browning and broiling to test this we made dark toast. Now a few brands failed miserably one models darkest setting out of nine choices produced black smoke and a chunk of inedible charcoal. Another one dial ticked away as it burned the bread to a crisp only two of the toaster ovens. That we tested were capable of making both deeply browned dark toast and good medium toast toasting six slices of bread at a time gave us an excellent snapshot of heating patterns the best performance including.

The two models that excelled in our other toasting tests browned evenly on both sides of the six slices lesser ovens had hot and cold spots with splotchy looking results. Now if we’re paying top dollar for a toaster oven the claims. It can perform a wide range of cooking functions. It had better be able to carry them out. So we set up bigger cooking challenges from melting cheese on tuna sandwiches and thin crust pizzas to heating dense casseroles or frozen macaroni cheese.

Compare the performance, features of the models

We baked delicate lemon cookies and roasted four-pound chickens and guess. What those ovens that had failed a toast evenly? Also did a bad job melting cheese evenly across pizza and sandwiches cookies came out randomly browned mac and cheese were still too cool in the center after an over an hour of baking and the edges were drying out and a few ovens always seemed to take forever to get the job done.

We actually gave up on one that couldn’t finish roasting a small chicken after two hours now interior space was a big issue squeezing a whole chicken in some of these cramped Elevens was not fun. The worst model was horizontally divided with a bun warming chamber on top and left skimpy space for the main oven. But ironically ovens that were tall enough to easily fit a whole chicken including one with a rotisserie failed to cook anything else well.

Because less bulky foods sat too far away from the heating elements, in the end, it was clear that the ovens that made the best toast were also the best at general cooking. But why were they so successful? We did one last trial we set all the ovens to 350 degrees and hooked the each one up to a thermocouple for an hour to see how accurately they heated a true to form the wimpy ovens barely reached 315 degrees.

When we wanted 350 others varied wildly. They veered far above and below the mark, the best quickly climbed to that 350-degree target and stayed there producing steady heat after all our testing two ovens distinguished themselves with consistently good performance. But only one was truly outstanding the smart oven by Breville got a perfect score this oven was big enough for chicken.

But compact enough for browning toast and baking smaller foods most toaster ovens have four heating elements. This one has five with three rods on the top and two below they cycle on and off according to preset programs for different foods and direct Heat. Where it’s needed? Now we really usually dislike preset functions, but these are easy to customize and the oven.

Remembers your adjustments Rebels heating elements are quartz. Which heats and cools faster than the nickel and chromium rods found in most toaster ovens. This makes it more responsive it provides steadier heat and eliminates the usual hot spots directly under the elements.

Now, most toaster ovens operate with the kind of an on/off switch they get hotter still. They literally switch off then the gradually cool down till. They switch back on and hopefully maintain an average temperature close to what you want by contrast the Breville operates with a sort of dimmer switch and it stays on. But it varies the intensity to sustain the right temperature but all this technology comes at a price the Breville costs two hundred and forty-nine dollars, which were considered the best toaster oven 2017 for good cooking but price not cheap.

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If that’s too much the Hamilton Beach set-and-forget toaster oven with convection cooking is our best buy at $99. It’s not as sophisticated but it was one of the most accurate ovens in a produce consistently acceptable food best of all unlike some of these models with thick manuals and confusing buttons both of our winning toaster ovens were remarkably simple to use. Please follow TheDukes.

IWB Holster Review: M&P Shield #9mm Concealment Express

Hey, guys, it’s Mike.Today again with another review for today and this review is a brand new holster that just picked up from concealment Express. He or she is right here now this holster is for my Smith and Wesson M&P; shield in nine-millimeter and which be considered the best kydex iwb holster . I have a variety of holsters for this thing and I’ll probably do a review on those to give you guys an idea of maybe some of the choices. You have for holsters for the market for in the waistband outside the waistband maybe pocket carry. Whatever you prefer so stay tuned for that? But today I just want to do a short review on this new holster.

M&P Shield 9mm – Concealment Express

I picked up from concealment Express and is in iwb in the waistband holster excellent quality for the price. You can get this for around twenty-five to forty dollars depending on color and the different styles. You’d like you can get them on eBay as well as Amazon. I pick this up for. I believe 28 or 29 dollars on eBay recently was on sale free shipping no tax course on eBay, which is nice.

This actually is crammed full of features which is really nice you can get some cheaper Kydex holsters. But this one comes with adjustable retention as well as adjustable. Can’t now this cant is adjustable from 0 to 15 degrees right now is on full 15 degrees, can’t for kind of a 5 o’clock position holster carry right behind your smaller back there. Now you can swivel it down. What I’ll show you guys how to do? Actually, I’m seeing to me reviews do that. So I’ll show you how that works?

Here’s a little factory dissolve that came with the holster there was a little bag whole piece of paper from concealment Express. You can see that you know typical Kydex holster pops in and out with ease it does have actually loosened the tension up. Because it’s actually pretty stiff before and depends on how much you want it to go? I mean right now and it’s a little loose.

But you can go and lock down even tighter and this thing would never follow up even loose. You really don’t have a problem falling out so just in case. You’re wondering about that has all the features of the firearm on the left side here. You can see, it’s pretty smooth though. It’s not terrible and I will show you guys what it looks like on and a little bit to give you guys an idea of comfort level have been carrying this.

Now for a little while and when I don’t carry this say if I’m doing a short jaunt to the grocery store or something. I’ll throw on put in my pocket this LCP to here check out that review. If you haven’t checked out yet this one’s hot and I do have a severe bag for it. So you can carry some extra ammo with you hasn’t this whole show has a nice blog for your sights. You can see there’s no chance of having any sights get caught up with taking the firearm out as well as holstering it back in and when she’s there.

You’ll see that it does cover the trigger guard completely no problem with fit is perfect trigger cannot be accessed. The magazine release can be accessed what is pretty tight up to the frame of this part of the whole story. So you really don’t have too much of a problem hitting that by accident. It’s actually kind of weasel way around the holster and push it down this is the screw right here.

It actually has you have a flat head side right here. You can hold your hand you really don’t need a flathead screwdriver take a regular screwdriver here on the Phillip side and loosen the tension up we can tighten it down and it down the little way things a little more stiff to get out clicks a lot louder. A lot more prominent tend it owning it and to have to hard. But don’t get it too tight there you go. Before I take it apart let me show you guys the weight in case.

Some of my Advice to you

You are worried about weight with this first like an alien holster or a fox holster or something with a leather backing this thing is only 2.5 ounces with everything on it which is really nice 2.5. So what you do is take your Phillips? Here hold the backside with like a thumb unscrew that comes off really easily the first time. You get it it’s a little locked down pretty tight but you can pretty much just take them off there have a couple little rubber gasket rings here these back pieces come out there just little screw heads to thread them in.

You go this is what it looks like in the back here. You’ll see there’s a main swivel hole here and then this right here is an oval shape and it goes from zero Degree can all the way down a 15-degree cant and that changes. How this looks and how you want to carry? It preferably 15 full can’t is probably what you want for five o’clock position. If you want to appendix carry a lot of people four zero can’t is their degrees right there so limp it this back together and spin the cam around.

I’ll show you guys what it looks like on and let you know a little bit about comfort levels stay tuned alright. so You think my caring appendix may behind the back five o’clock position. They have it having scary appendix carry 0 degrees. Can’t you’ll notice that it was a 15 year? You can’t the group of the gonna be stabbing and if you got. If you’re sitting down or anything like that.

But appendix this works really well. It’s not going anywhere the clip holds on tight to the belt. You can actually take it off. I can do it there you go take it off real quick throw the glove box or whatever. You want to do clip it on real well real quick and you’re in business. So let me go and just camp back to 15 degrees and what I’ll do it?

I’ll show you a little thing behind the back take a look alright so like I said 15 degrees can’t behind the back right there pull it up just fine. We holster fits well feels great all the actual contours on the back of the holster itself really don’t cut in and all or I think that. So it kind of feels just as good as one of the foxhole stirrers or what you have reviewed in the past on the alien gears will go with the leather pad on the side feels great by the way is empty.

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But doesn’t really morrow up the finish at all. It’s kayak so you should be able to holster reholster without kind of issues with it marring up the finish. But got to say concealment Express real nice holsters for the price can’t beat it just grab and go make sure. You can carry a lot more which is important. So if you ever you know, if you just need a holster get one of these hopefully promote. You to carry a lot more as much as you can. So well hey thanks for reading and share this post or my blog. Goodbye!

Choosing The Most Comfortable Work Boots For Men #2017

Hello Everybody ! It’s Mike. Today, i want to help you choose the most comfortable work boots for men. Are you ready ?

What is the Most Comfortable Work Boots For Men ?

The Redwing iron Rangers model #8111. This example in amber harness leather is well-regarded in heritage boot circles as being one of the icons of the new heritage boot movement and this is in part due to. Its impressive specifications and build quality but even more than that it has a fascinating design story. That is frankly quite unexpected and in this articles beyond going through the mere technical specifications of this boot will be explaining the full heritage perspective and modern perspective that this boot brings in.

It’s origins design ideas manufacturing process and final execution lastly in light of the considerations made about this model in particular. I’ll speak more broadly about the authenticity of the heritage imagine the radiance of the aurora borealis the Northern Lights. The cold air on your face before you descended into darkness the Mesabi Iron Range in northern Minnesota discovered in 1866.

This is the largest iron ore deposit in the USA and it’s dangerous work of mining became a booming prospect at the turn of the 20th century in northern Minnesota. The mineral deposits led to perilous back-breaking efforts to expand the mining industry in the Midwest. The iron ranger namesake depicts a rugged tough lifestyle. A lifestyle which nevertheless gave rise to a meaningful sense of solidarity amongst the miners and enabled them to work collectively for justice and for a more dignified work environment.

So, it would seem that the Red Wing iron Rangers have a lot to live up to considering their namesake .There are a number of distinctive aspects of the construction of the boot that are particularly robust most notably. We had the quadruple stitched double layer toe cap. This is also certainly an important stylistic aspect of the shoe secondly. We have an exterior heel pocket which means that there’s more leather use to help shape the exterior of the boot. The overall feeling of the boot is that ?

There’s just a lot of high-quality leather use throughout the entire construction of the boot. Although the rich oil tan amber harness leather is perhaps one of the softer leathers in the Iron Range Line. It nevertheless did take a bit of breaking in for me to find these boots to be truly comfortable around my ankles. They are also a heavier boot, which I’ll be getting into more detail about in a little bit.

But this is probably thanks partially to the dense nitrile cork outsole and the use of a steel shank in the boot. Now, this does have traditional Goodyear ? Well construction and in all of my other Redwing articles. I’ve explained with this construction method is ? It’s very ubiquitous for this traditional style of boot and so I’m not going to explain it fully here. But what’s important is that the combination of the oh dear welt and the hammered soul is going to enable.

Review :  Red Wing Iron Ranger 6″ Heritage Boots #8111 USA Made

This shoe to be wreak rafted as is necessary as is common place with these heritage boots. We have a leather lined cork filled insert on the inside of the shoe which is going to enable the shoe to be broken in very well. Now, I have found that the exterior heel pocket doesn’t seem to really add really to the construction as you can see here on the inside tape. We have all the essential information about this model. I am wearing an 11 1/2 which is just about a half-size down.

My normal size which is typical for Red Wings. I went with a normal width with this size boot you can see there. That there’s two separate pieces of leather one for the heel cup and then the remaining piece of the foot bed is also a separate piece of leather the stitching doesn’t really make the boot any more comfortable than say a pair of red wing 875 s with a inner heel cup.

But it is a nicely integrated feature which just shows. How much leather is being used for the heel cup in this particular model ? Here we have an excellent cross section from the blog blind bully which does an excellent job reviewing boots and they have a great written review of the iron rangers notice. However, that the vamp is made of cloth which in my opinion is probably a cost-cutting measure in this boot.

Unfortunately, we do have a fully gusseted tongue which means that debris is going to be kept out as well as enhance. Waterproofing is going to be possible with the right uses of waxes or other kinds of agents in these boots and the leather on these boots in particular seems to be of a thinner type than the rest of the leather compared to some of the mock tobits.

That I’ve had but it seems to work just fine as far as containing the foot more securely and keeping items out lacing the boots up is a quick and comfortable affair. Thanks to a combination of pilots as well as a quick speed hook style eyelet for the upper portion of the boot and in the iron.

Ranger boots they come with a thinner style of to lace. Which is easy to double knot and easy to tie and hides easily under a cuffed pant my experience of these boots on the feet is that they have all of the kind of traditional comfortable elements of leather boots that in some ways. You have to earn and you have to break these boots in the leather is thick and supple.

But, it’s very high quality. So, it’s going to conform to the shape of your feet. That’s true of every part of the leather not just the upper also the insole. The cork filling is going to mean that the bottom of the shoes. Even though, they’re not supportive are going to conform to give the shape of your feet in a way that is very unique.

I have found that the nitrile cork outsole, which is a combination of cork and rubber although primarily feels like a rubber outsole is fairly slick and fairly dense compared to the traction tread outsole on for example these red wing 80 138. Which are a similar style of leather maybe with a slightly more textured a more reddish leather and has the famous traction treaded sole and mock toe style of the red wing 877 s or the red wing 875 s, which were introduced in 1953.

There’s also a noticeable weight difference between the two styles. It’s probably thanks in part to the steel shank in the iron Rangers. I do intend to make a second post going into greater depth about the differences of the cap toe design of the iron Rangers and the mock toe design of other. Red Wing boots in this case the red wing 81 38, but I think it’s suffice to say that I do find the 81 38 more comfortable and less formal.

I find that the outsole on the 81 38 is a little more forgiving and just the shape of the Mokpo design tends to conform to the foot somewhat more naturally. But, it’s certainly true that the iron range of style and its cap toe design is maybe more traditional more common play style and definitely more formal and probably also more versatile. You might imagine these beautiful usa-made boots with leather from aus Henry by Redwing utilizing.

A heritage stitching style and much-beloved construction throughout the boot highlighted especially by the goodyear welt that such a fellow designed. These boots would be some hoary old man some Minnesotan with generations of connections to Red Wings heritage style and design. If you initially assume this like me. You couldn’t actually be more wrong.

Because the Red Wing iron Rangers was designed by a Japanese designer working now for red wing named Akeno boo Iwasaki interestingly and which is considered the most comfortable work boots for men. Red Wings heritage division was officially created in 2005 and these heritage designs, which are largely revived or re-inspired designs have been a huge success in Japan in an excellent article in the Minneapolis st. Paul magazine.

He describes himself as an archaeologist for Red Wing and apparently his expertise enabled him to find a design from 1910 similar to the iron Ranger and yet his design expertise enabled him to basically introduce the new iron Ranger design in 2009. I’ve got to say my hats off to the guy for taking a idea from an old catalogue and creating an entirely new boot design, which is so successful the American boot industry has a tremendous legacy.

But, unfortunately it’s been steadily on the decline for decades for example in 1968. There was two hundred and thirty three thousand workers in the boot industry but now in 2014 we only have thirteen thousand nine hundred at least according to one source that. I found perhaps for some heritage booths and heritage apparel in general is an attempt to reach some long-lost nostalgic era, when the world was more real.

But for me the intrinsic quality of these boots and the real skill and effort and industry that went into these boots is an authenticity in its own right. I can imagine there being a perennial appeal. You’ll for well constructed conservatively designed boots that are entirely recraft Abul. It could be something that could be passed on the way that my dad’s appreciation of Red Wing boots is ? I described in my 81 38 review was passed on to me and so in the meantime fresh designers fresh approaches.

A new look at heritage design is to me a very welcome thing it might be fair to say that Red Wings iron Rangers don’t live up to the bold heroic fight for justice, which the eye rangers have come to historically represent in Minnesota’s history.

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However, I do think it’s fair to say that these boots have become emblematic of a renewed interest in craftsmanship and a example of what can be accomplished with a fresh approach to heritage Footwear. If you enjoyed this articles ? I really appreciate it. If you liked and shared it and if you’re new to my blog. I want to invite you to share as always thank you so much for your time.

Plantar Fasciitis Foot Orthotics Solutions For Plantar Fasciitis

Hey everybody ! Plantar fasciitis orthotics for the itis or plantar fasciitis is the degenerative part, which we’ll talk about in other videos and kind of discuss more as far as but the what the etiology is of a nidus vs gnosis and really how we should treat plantar fasciitis because of the itis for the OSIS. But well like I said we’ll talk about that in future segments today let’s talk about onyx for fun emphasis call it plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis foot orthotics

For now, because that’s what most people call it so in a sense with orthotics with plantar fasciitis as a presentation. We’re trying to unload the fossa. We’re trying to do something by mechanically to prevent that posture from stretching. Okay, what that essentially means  is that ?  If you’re walking and you’re doing this the faja is right down through here Roger goes from the inside part of your heel and goes in five little slips right to each toe.

It’s like this broad band of connective tissue on the bottom of your foot the more. You walk the more you strain it the more. You don’t control your biomechanics the more likely, it is that this fashion can tear and that’s what starts the itis and the scar tissue. You know forms to heal the injured tissue depending on how the scar tissue forms and heels determines. Whether it’s a functional sky or a non-functional scarf and that brings in the whole OSIS debate being a degenerative problem osis is the generation of tissue.

So, but regardless of that but there’s a nidus or no cecile treated the same way with the fox. We’re trying to take some of the strain off the Pasha. So, if you’re walking and this is bowing down you can see. I’m stressing that fashion Bosh is connected from here down to there. So, I’m making it Bo. So, I need something that’s going to hold it up over here.

Okay that’s number one number two from behind. We can actually you know make a post to try to rotate that heel off to the side to in a sense do the same thing the research is a kind of a little bit vague not not too specific. Whether, this actually does do a lot for the facher or whether it doesn’t. But a lot of cases we attempt it and it does well for people some. They do just a neutral here.

Where it’s nice and flat and we get you know just as good a result. Okay what research does tell us ? This is counterintuitive to some things somewhat i twist doing some therapists do is that we post the orthotic meaning. We keep the orthotic thicker on the outside and then we skype it and we knit down. So, it’s thinner towards the big toe. Okay fine a lot of therapists do is they load it in the opposite direction.

You have a flat foot that’s rolling in so they really try to build this up. So, it’s higher here than over here for plantar fasciitis. That’s not the best thing to do because research tells us that by having this higher than the outside it actually loads the Pasha more and causes more pain. So, if you’re athanas. Because the way your therapist or your orthotist or podiatrist made it. That’s not the best way to treat plantar fasciitis based upon the evidence that’s out there.

What is the best way to treat plantar fasciitis ?

Okay so it’s just the opposite. We’re trying to in a sense keep this higher over here and keep the big toe lower relative to it. Okay, we call that a valgus post or a lateral post versus a medial post or various post is something that does more like this keeps it big toe higher okay. So, that’s the mechanics of how we would treat it. More than, you look out of your thoughts then we make.

Let’s talk about the first thing you talked about the whole idea good. You got the foot on the orthotic. We’re trying to hug that without a cup to the the mid part of the foot to the navicular, so the dick ulor bone doesn’t drop okay with this one. We actually did angle it about five degrees in the back for somebody was over pronated. Who’s  flat-footed and then we’ll be doing the front this is gonna be little bit tougher to see okay is that we keep this lower relative to this over here and then we can see that on the bottom here.

But, I flip this over you can see what I’ve done here so  I really ? I’ve kept it thick over here and I’ve skype dit and thinned it down through here. So if you really think about this from a biomechanical standpoint. I guess really almost all most common sense standpoint. If you  pick this side up okay pick this side up and let the it the let the first metatarsal go down. You’re actually.

It’s almost like, you’re slackening the tissue okay the whole idea of of this dropping the big toe drop beneath the level of the the platform in Amman here and actually in a sense brings this metatarsal head closer to the heel. If we do this yop sit and raise this up higher. So, this whole foot raises up and we do a post this way. It’s almost like you’re stretching that fasha a little bit more ok.

But like I said the evidence definitely plays out to the fact that the post that we did here takes the pressure off that fasha ok and that some work that was done by them by kogler and in his group so and as far as another option. You can actually go with more of a of a neutral heel over here. And then what I did over here just as another option ? You can actually do a post between two and five so some people have like an issue with their first metatarsal joint ok degeneration or a spur or whatever it just hurts ok ?

So what I do is ? I keep this a little bit thicker you see that a little bit thicker here relative to their. So, I’m still you know keeping that big toe lower than the second toe. But, I’m just not doing as much of that Doug esposa. I did with the with the other one ok and then lastly some people do fine, without anything fancy and they want something that softer against the heel. So, we go with the softer material p cell that’s you know a lighter durometer phone ?

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That’s softer go out the middle air of a poor on which is no material that doesn’t bottom out and never never thins down then go with a nice heel pad and inside here. What I do is ? I grind down the the top cover that a mold to the to the foot and put another layer of this stuff so to really soft through here and then same thing. You’ll hug it up against the mid-foot and not much you know none of the posting that we did in the other two over there so of course what I do is dictated by what the patient’s tried before what kind of shoes.

They have how sensitive their feet are you know how much they weigh how you know how said interior active. They are so there’s a lot of things that factor into this. But, this at least gives you a couple options for what I do in the clinic so and that’s it for orthotics for plantar fasciitis. Please follow TheDukes !

Guide Buy And Review : The Best Tap Shoes & Comparing All Of My Shoes

Hey everybody ! It’s TheDukes here. In my apartment in Manhattan and as per request. I’m actually gonna do best tap shoes guide buy and review for you today. But instead of doing one brand at a time like. I’ve done for you. I’m gonna sort of compare all of the brands in front of you right now.


You know I’ve given you so much information about each type of shoe, but I think really seeing them next to each other figuring out which ones way more seeing. You know the different shapes of them next, which either might be really helpful to you when you are deciding what brand to get I’ve gotten so many questions from you. Guys on emails and things like that with individual questions about what brands.

I prefer so, I’m gonna just do my best to give you sort of a side by side comparison of all the shoes. That I have now. I don’t have every professional brand. But the ones I have enough that I think you at least can get an idea between these so the first one. I’m gonna show you is Villa dukkha. I’ve talked about this and how I don’t think it’s particularly supportive and here’s my example of that see how it just totally totally can almost bend in half. I’ve had him a long time so obviously they don’t start that flexible.

But they can get that way pretty fast and what I heard recently is that.You can actually have your own ladoo cos built up, which I didn’t know and the person who got these made didn’t do that. So, there is a possibility that you could have a great LaDuke Eshoo. If you add a build on them and one of my adult students actually told me that she see how there’s this little like neoprene spot here she told me that she actually asked them to do it.

Without, that so that there wasn’t as much give and it was a little more supportivel. So, I have not tried that but that is something. I was told “I wanted to relay that information to you”. So, I wanted to sort of show you this and then show you.

Comparing All Of My Shoes

Another shoe this is my Miller and Ben’s Sport tab see. It only goes this far it’s like a much much stronger shoe. So now, that I’ve had these ones for a little, while I can tell you that I’ve been wearing them every day. I really like them a lot the only new thing that I have is that the actual hole is sort of pulling out of the leather so there’s like an extra like spot open right here.In the leather, when I tie them tight and I think that is because I have such a narrow heel that.

In order to get the shoe to feel snug. I have to like secure it so tight. So, I’m probably tying that’s tighter than it’s meant to go. So, that is most likely my own fault, but just beware if you have a narrow heel. That is something. That might happen to these. They’re supportive and they’re not particularly heavy. Now, let me see if I can compare these to the Jason Sam.

You’ll smith black shoe so this shoe is much heavier weight wise on my hand. But, it’s less expensive and as you can see the heel on the J Sam is slightly higher than the sport temp. I don’t know if you guys can see that and it looks like the build on the sport tap in the front is a little bit higher than the jason samuel Smith shoe. So, now I’m gonna compare this to the weight of luckup easy.

Okay 360 so here’s my cap easy. Okay 360 it’s lighter so I will say out of my flat the the Jason block shoe is definitely has the most weight on. It it’s similar and it’s just there’s a little bit more weight on this guy and if you compare these. They’re pretty similar in the way. They’re built it looks like the heel on the black shoe goes a little bit higher and I was say the inside of the blocks you definitely lasts longer than the inside of these they always start kind of ripping and pulling after a little while and the toe.

That’s interesting it looks like the tap on the Capezio actually goes up a little bit at the end and it actually looks like on this shoe. It doesn’t do that as much do you see the difference how this one kind of scoops up and this one stays a little bit flatter on the bottom so that’s kind of a comparison between those. Now, I’m gonna show you my regular K 360 versus,. My K 360 boot so I’m trying to grab all these shoes, which is considered the best tap shoes for dancing 2017.

So what I will tell you that’s really interesting is even though ? This is a boot it doesn’t really have any more weight on it than this one. So, it’s that out of the added fabric up there is a really light weight and I am just I was expecting to feel more weight on this one. More than,I actually don’t so that’s kind of nice to know about these guys as you can see these are the same brand and they’re the same shoe.

So, I just wanted you to be able to see where the shoe cuts off versus how high the boot goes in comparison one more thing I’m going to compare for you is the Miller and Ben versus the K 360. Because I’ve had some people ask between those two so in this case the Miller and Ben has more weight on it than the K through 60. I’m learning and you can see it’s just a little bit of a like thicker shoe.

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It also looks like at the toe. It goes up even more than the K which goes up even more than the block. So, I guess it really depends on your foot shape and what you prefer as a tap dancer. Whether, you like your toe to be flat to the ground or whether, you like there’d be some cushion before your toget that might be something to play around with it looks like the yeah.

Even though, this one curves up more it also looks like though. It’s a little bit closer to the ground when you really look how they’re built so the actual build itself on these is a little bit thicker than on these so these are all just things to kind of take into consideration when you’re thinking of buying a professional shoe and I hope you guys found this helpful and I will see you in our next articles so thanks for reading ! Please follow TheDukes.