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Crank It Up - Helmet Cam run

Oct. 4, 2006, 2:22 p.m.
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AKA cell phone duct taped to helemt. :P

Not quite but almost as cheap.

The CCD in the camera is not exactly high end. It does not adjust to changes in light very well, so if I am on a bright trail and stay on a bright trail the footage remains okay, but if it goes dark then bright or bright then dark, the camera has issues.

For $60 and a little electronics know how on my part I would say it is acceptable. 

"If everything seems in control, you're not going fast enough."
-Mario Andretti-

Oct. 4, 2006, 2:39 p.m.
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Here are some more videos done on the same day as Crank It Up.

Heart of Darkness. BTW- this in on the same run after Rob took his spill on Crank It Up. He is understanbly riding a little slow after the spill.

Also me on the Bikercross course.

I will likely be posting more helmet cam footage over the next few days. 

"If everything seems in control, you're not going fast enough."
-Mario Andretti-

Oct. 4, 2006, 2:56 p.m.
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Seriously, who crashes on the Crank It Up box???? :D

I don't know what happend. I was having a nice mellow warm up run, got squirrely on the box launch and never recovered. I tried, but you can all see the end result. 14 days and the knee still hurts.

It didn't slow me down for the day though. We rode our faces off that day, and have some good video of Fatcrobat, Dirt Merchant, Devils Club, A-Line. Tons of video.

ESC 4 Life.

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Oct. 4, 2006, 3:35 p.m.
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I hear you on the sea-sickness thing. I am still trying to dial in the camera angle and focus point. Still it is fun making these little vids as it just gets me more stoked to ride.

There was less motion sickness when filming another rider compared to you solo in the Bikercross course. Shows how much we look around when not focused on another rider.

Thanks for sharing, enjoyed them.

Please let me demonstrate the ride around; really it's no trouble.

Oct. 4, 2006, 10:03 p.m.
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Good editing and great choice of songs. My buddies helmet cam has the same problem with the light thing on a sunny day its hard to see anything.

:coo: :coo:

Oct. 4, 2006, 10:31 p.m.
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See, that is why they need more nOOb jump trails. To keep newbs like this off of A-Line.

Who crashes on Crank It Up?


you are the definition of a douche bag.
who crashes on crank it up?
who insults another rider that isn't as good as them?
a douche bag thats who.

ride more, post less.

Oct. 5, 2006, 8:53 a.m.
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I don't know what happend.

That little box is odd. I think the take off kicks left.

Oct. 5, 2006, 1:49 p.m.
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That little box is odd. I think the take off kicks left.

BIG TIME ! When I was at whislter on one of my after lunch runs, I hit the box with the intention to jump it big and ended up about half a foot from the left side drop off, i still made the box, but it was dam close. Might I ad it was a little (lot ! ) wet.

Oct. 5, 2006, 6:05 p.m.
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cool but u should of been going faster

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