Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Snowboarding P.O.V

Although I prefer to ski, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! For me that was mounting up my brothers snowboard and taking it up for my first pow day of the year. During a 2 day period, Utah was pummeled by a snow storm from the south-west. 2-6 feet was deposited in an instant. Since I didn't have any skis at the time, I eagerly grabbed the 164 Jones Experience mid-wide and learned how to surf the pow. It was all time, and probably ranks up there as some of the best pow days of my life!

I've also been testing out the GoPro HD. Its a fine little camera that allows me to slam it against a tree, drop it off the lift, or lose it all together. I can't do any of that with my canon!

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10 comments:

  1. Really enjoy your videos and photos. What happened to those JJ's you were on in last year's POV's? The snow and the terrain you get to ski to just kill me, man. I need to make it out to Utah one day. I used to ski all the time growing up in New Mexico but I'm in Southern California now and there isn't any fresh snow out this way. It's painful no doubt. Think I need to relocate. Looking forward to what you put out this winter. Hope you have some new skis on the way.

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  2. Keep em coming, If I can' be there the POV's are the next best thing. I liked the Mark II POV shots, but the GoPro doesn't look bad. I wanna see some airs with that thing!

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  3. Toby, I had to sell my skis from last year to pay the bills! Got some new ones though and can't wait to get out on them. Utah really is a mecca for skiing powder, if you can ever make it out here, DO IT!

    Brandon: You're right, the gopro doesn't look that bad. I also prefer the Mark II shots. I plan on doing a bunch of filming with the Canon this year. The GoPro is cool because I can bring that along on days when I don't want to haul up the big gear. Also, like you mentioned, I plan on taking the gopro along on some lofty airs. 60 FPS off a huge cliff would be insane!

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  4. For a non-snowboarder you are pretty solid dude, looked like fun!

    How's that eVent shell holding up to scratches/tears from trees etc? I just got one (another brand, the Armada is super expensive here in Canada) and every time I brush a tree I'm scared I'm going to rip it.

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  5. grambo: Thanks! I did some snowboarding when I was a youngster growning up in CT. However these were my first real powder days on a board. It's fun i'll tell ya!

    Yah the event jacket is holding up real good. I've taken it through some really thick stuff before, and no scratches or rips. It all depends on the shell material. It seems the material on the Armada jacket is pretty tough.

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  6. Dude your videos are a major inspiration, I'm really looking forward to the documentation from your powder adventures this winter.

    There's value for your sponsors and Utah as well. Your vids and blog convinced me go for the Plasma pants when I needed new skipants.

    What skis have you replaced the JJs with? Something exciting to look out for from Armada?

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  7. Thanks Kim! I have been inspired so much in the past. To be able to pass that along is really great. I'll be skiing on the JJ's again this year. To me, that is the best all mountain powder ski. It's all I need!

    Have fun this winter, thats what it's all about.

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  8. sick videos bro. question. what type of stabilizing gear/camera protection are you using while you ride?

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  9. Switch, I don't use any stabilizing gear for the camera. I just mount it up on a tripod handle and go. I do use a cover for the camera called a Storm Jacket. Made by vortex media. Google it, they work like a charm

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  10. How are you holding the camera while you board?

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