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Old 03-05-2013, 08:05 AM   #3391 (permalink)
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yeah I actually plan on changing that segment with the three blocks. I put it in there for the draft just to experiment with it.

Lighting... yeah, not much ya can do about that

I actually used the chest strap mount, not the helmet mount. There are a few clips that were shot with the wide-angle 1080p setting, but most of the footage was shot using the 960p tall setting. Wish I would've used that setting exclusively, because the footage turned out so much better. I had to scrap a bunch of the wide-angle stuff just because it didn't look interesting enough. Otherwise, the angle was a little bit off, on account of being chest-mounted. I think I can fix that if I use a swivel/extension arm on the mount, but I had left those at the condo that day. All-in-all, turned out OK I think.
Nice, looks like pretty sweet conditions. I have a bunch of video, but I need a new laptop to edit it. My old ass one can't handle HD stuff. I filmed mainly with a helmet mount but used a pole for a couple and using a pole mount is wayyy better, but kind of a pain.

Anyone have plans to hit Caberfae/Crystal before the season is over?
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #3392 (permalink)
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Anyone have plans to hit Caberfae/Crystal before the season is over?
I am tentatively trying to get up to Crystal on Thursday this week, before the slight warmup we're supposed to have this weekend. I was going to try for Saturday initially but it's supposed to rain.

Other than that, we're supposed to be up in the area the following weekend (16th, 17th) visiting family. I was hoping to maybe sneak away to Crystal for a half day or so sometime that weekend as well.
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A few of us our doing Crystal Mountain with wives and kids on St Patricks Day weekend. Obviously I won't be riding but I might get my 3 year old in ski school while I nosh on the breakfast buffet they have
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Hmmm....I might be able to swing St. Patricks weekend. I could plan a trip to my mother-in-laws and probably get away for a while.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:26 AM   #3395 (permalink)
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Well thing is that we're having our kids' birthday parties up there all that weekend. Our daughter's is next week and the boys' is right after that weekend. Since all our family is up there we usually just have the parties there and do it all in one shot. That, I think, would be Saturday. So if I can get there it'd probably be either Saturday night or Sunday morning of that weekend.

Sab, can't recommend Crystal's ski school highly enough. We had our 5 year old do both Caberfae's and Crystal's once each this year and while they were both good, she progressed faster and seemed to have more fun at Crystal. Plus they have that magic carpet which is nice for the really little kids.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:12 AM   #3396 (permalink)
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Here's another quick POV rough draft I made from Saturday at Vail. Not so much pow but it was mostly sloppy seconds from the storm the previous day.

Man... GoPro footage looks soooo much better when the sun is out.

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Here's another quick POV rough draft I made from Saturday at Vail. Not so much pow but it was mostly sloppy seconds from the storm the previous day.

Man... GoPro footage looks soooo much better when the sun is out.

Can't get the video to play beyond the 25 second mark.
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Stopped for me, but had to click further on the video, press pause, then play, and it worked. Looks like you has some pretty good conditions overall. I am already planning a trip to Steamboat next year The top of my bucket list now is Jackson Hole and Steamboat. I want to bring my wife this time so I think the mellower terrain of Steamboat is the better option....now just need 2014 to get here.
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hmmmm wonder why it wasn't working. seems to be playing straight through now. oh well, I had just uploaded it this morning so maybe it was still processing or something.
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hmmmm wonder why it wasn't working. seems to be playing straight through now. oh well, I had just uploaded it this morning so maybe it was still processing or something.
Seems to be alright now, at least I've gotten past that point where you follow whoever into the trees. lol
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