Looks like an octopus attacked my chair after watching that. Huge control avy at Stevens Pass.
Nope, not talking prohos, talking dick riders of a different sort. I’m not super up on hydronomics but it looked like his balls were dragging and holding him back, teabagging the foam a bit. Nothing like waxing your balls AND your dick. This is the only time having sticky bumps on your dick is acceptable. Rode hard and put away wet, etc. etc.
The park crew at Hunter Mountain will be joining me as we welcome two new sports to the 2018 Olympics. The Hunter crew is representing the US in synchronized snowboarding, myself and a few others will be on the nordic snowboard team.
Mountain Gear is having a tiered discount sale, starting today. Starts at 60% off, goes 70% on Sat/Sun, and hits 80% on Monday/Tuesday. A lot of it looks like stuff that they’ve had in their clearance for awhile, just marked back up to full price to take the 60% off of, but hey.
The discounts won’t appear til you put the merchandise in your cart so you’ve gotta throw it in there to check. Saw quite a few pairs of snowboard boots, a Jones Solution split for $319 and some other random stuff. Worth checking.
Winter finally showed itself around here, enabling me to finally get out into predominantly gray/white conditions (aka the stuff that throws off a camera’s sensors/white balance) with the IronX Cam I can put together a final review. As most people come to this site via some form of a snowboard link I wanted to make sure I actually had a vid where you could see the quality in various snow and light conditions. After using the camera in a variety of settings over the past month or so my first impressions still hold true, with a few additions.
Jumping straight to samples, the two short vids below will give you a feel for the camera’s output when using software and hosting the average user would likely use – iMovie and Vimeo (and it should be noted that the video quality looked better than it does in those Vimeo clips due to their file downsizing and optimizing). For the most part things are in focus in the foreground and background, the field of view isn’t annoyingly wide (unlike my 1st gen GoPro), and it handled a range of light conditions on the hill admirably.
Overall the IronX Cam exceeded my expectations for functionality and durability, and as you can see above the video quality was good enough for how most will use it – to relive and share their adventures online. It’s also a strong value, as you get everything shown below with your paid admission.
Now, for the question everybody wants an answer to “Would you buy the IronX Cam instead of a GoPro“? My answer: “It depends”. If I was cash strapped and just looking to share my videos on a quality for the web, you bet. For that Best Buy street price of ~$160 you get a package that would cost you almost double to purchase from GoPro. However, as with anytime you purchase from a new vendor you are buying into uncertain customer service and product lifespan (that said they have updated their website to include new products and a new camera in the time that I’ve had the cam, a promising sign). Given that uncertain product lifespan/customer service and given that these days we are accustomed to ‘disposable technology’ (aka how does the microwave we got when I was 5 last til I’m 30 but a new one lasts one year??) I would have to say that if you have the money the GoPro is still the way to go. They just filed their S1 so it’s a safe assumption they’ll be around for awhile if you need them, plus they always have firmware updates for when they discover issues with the software.
It’s been said there are three types of fun. I’m pretty sure I know where on the fun scale yesterday fell
Decided to try someplace different, an unusual suspect a bit off the beaten path, but given Snowpocalypse could go. As an added benefit it would be far, far from the highway 26/35 gong show (because when it comes down to it who the F got into splitboarding to deal with crowds??). Frozen waterfalls in the lowlands foreshadowed frozen Nalgene bottles to come.
As the vid above shows the reality didn’t quite live up to the dream. Even though I toured with my puffy on underneath it still took an Old Gold elk burger and a prolific application of Double Mountain, Avery and Maker’s Mark to return to 98.6 degrees.
On the bright side, wading uphill through 50 yards of chest deep snow after a massive skin glue fail brought newfound motivation to do a long procrastinated project
One of the wonders of the interwebs is you get to see referring URLs to your site. I’ve been seeing the below quite a bit the past few weeks. Obviously a large corporate CEO blogmaster has got me in their crosshairs as they go after world domination. Bad news bro, if you’ve got me on your ‘competitors’ list you’ve got bigger issues to worry about.
UPDATE: Looks like Putin silenced the poster of the vid, no longer available.
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