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Old 12-11-2007, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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when getting snowboarding footage,
are there any techniques or particular equipment that are helpful for protecting your camera?

my digital camera grabs great video quality, but i'm worried about it. i love the little bastard.
any tips?
(that is, any tips aside from "don't bring it", because that one's obvious and i've already given a lot of thought to it. i'm looking for alternatives to that. love for the thing aside, i'm willing to take a little risk and actually bring the thing, which is why i'm posting the question.)

all help appreciated.
thank you
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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make sure you keep it protected. i usually keep mine in a case inside my backpack. some people keep em inside socks in their bags. as far as actually using it, you should be good to go, just dont drop it.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i just have dedicated filming days. so like if we have a week up in the hills, we scope out the place, make a few mental notes of what we'd like to do and where.... and then when conditions are primo or if on the final day.... we go out and hurl bodies.

for stashing the camera, the above reduces the total risk by minimising its exposure to crashes over time and also, coz you already rode your legs off, you are less inclined to risk all whilst carrying the thing. it helps to lend purpose to each run and divides up any prolonged stays in the mountain.

the actual place of stash is in my coat pocket! so far so good. otherwise, stuff it into your wooliest beanie and then into a water proof (ie plastic) bag and just backpack it.

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Old 12-12-2007, 04:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the suggestions...
my next time out will only be my third time snowboarding,
but i've been skating with a lot of old school style and doing a lot of longboarding for almost ten years now, so i'm "picking it up at a startling rate"

when i get some footage, i'll post some up on here to show you what i mean.
last weekend (my second time boarding) i almost won a race between myself and my roommate who has been boarding for several years.

i only lost because i ate it right before a long flat (courtesy of northstar), and had to skate for a while.

thanks again for the tips.
any more advice is, of course, welcome.

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