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55″ In 5 Days At Jackson Hole – January 18-22, 2012

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Originally Post To My Blog, Point Of Release

 

The past week has been one for the books at Jackson Hole. After an unusually slow start to the season, mother nature turned the hydrant on this week, dropping 55″ over a 5 day period, including 25″ in 24 hours. With 179″ of snow so far this season, a 83″ base (nearly double what it was a week ago) and more snow in the forecast, things are finally shaping up. Here’s a glimpse at the week that was…

 

 

 

Skiing & Editing: Than Volk
Music: Punching In A Dream – The Naked And Famous
 
The usual photos:
 
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post #2 of 6

Awesome!

 

How do you mount the camera to the skis?  Also, can you actually use the pole with the cam attached?

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The ski mount is done with GoPro's surf mount. It doesn't seem to stick well on all skis, so be sure to test it out for a day without a camera before losing yours in 12" of powder. When not filming, I fold the camera perpendicularly just below my grip and it's pretty manageable. I've tried filming myself with one attached to my pole, but it's a pretty distracting angle so I avoid it.
 

 

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How do you mount the camera to the skis?  Also, can you actually use the pole with the cam attached?



 

post #4 of 6

I'm about to get a GoPro Hero2 and will probably delegate my Contour 1080p to pole mount duties.  They also have a surf mount, but as will all the contour mounts, they're pretty pricey.  I do like the ski mount angle though!

 

One last question...where do you mount the surf?  I don't see it on the ski in the chestie footage.

 

Again, cool vid.

post #5 of 6
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I only have good things to say about the GoPro HD Hero 2 in the two days I've had my hands on one. The two things that stand out to me are: 1) the picture is much crisper 2) the overexposure issue APPEARS to have been addressed. Here's an edit that uses both. I guess I should go back and put the unmodified footage side by side, as both camera are used in both mounts and I ended up washing out the HD Hero 2 footage to better match the HD Hero.

 

The surf's near the tip of my ski. I don't think I ended up using any of the chesty footage you see in those frames, but here's a screen shot from a different edit to give you a better sense:

 

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Originally Posted by elduderino View Post

I'm about to get a GoPro Hero2 and will probably delegate my Contour 1080p to pole mount duties.  They also have a surf mount, but as will all the contour mounts, they're pretty pricey.  I do like the ski mount angle though!

 

One last question...where do you mount the surf?  I don't see it on the ski in the chestie footage.

 

Again, cool vid.



 

post #6 of 6

Great skiing! 
- Choice of music was perfect for me, I'll take a look at your blog too.

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