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July 17, 2016, 11:21 p.m.
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Immonator GoPro Footage

Picked up a GoPro Session last week and tested it out on Fromme. I didn't have my phone with me so I had to guess the mounting angle on my helmet. Didn't turn out too bad, but next time I think I'll try the 1080p Superview for a wider FOV. Also hoping to get a chesty mount to try out soon.

Put down a fairly clean run down Immonator. It was the first time I'd ridden the lower part of the trail so I made a mistake where the trail looked like it went straight but actually turned right. Also rode back up hitting some of the features in reverse.

Should be available in 1080 when it finishes rendering on Pinkbike.

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/450570//

July 16, 2016, 11:15 p.m.
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Nice work

Yes "they" did.

As much I liked that feature, I can understand why it is gone. Way too much a high-risk feature so accessible right at the base of the mountain.

Rode up to that point on Wednesday to have a look at the trail, but didn't bother riding out the full trail. The little drop after what was the stump ramp looks to still be in place.

"They" have done some amazing work all over the mountain, including a bunch of updates on Ladies and other trails higher up on the mountain, as mentioned in this thread. Haven't checked out all the new work, but it looks great.

Another big thank you to the builders and NSMBA.

I would also like to say thank you to the NSMBA and volunteers who do such an incredible job on the trails. I know from my experience helping to organize trials events that people take for granted that it is a tiny few who put in the work so the many can ride. My first post only called out what I saw as a negative and ignored all the incredible work that was done, and I apologize for that.

As someone who loves the shore for its tech gnar, I sometimes feel at odds with trail work because, in almost all cases, it makes the trail easier. I rode Natural High today and felt like most of the challenging features had been removed or dumbed down. That being said, I am very excited to see what advanced features they have in store for it for the future.

July 15, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
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Nice work

Wait, so they took out the bridge near the beginning of natural high where you pedal up and over the big stump to the steep roller?

June 13, 2016, 12:40 a.m.
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Upper Oilcan and Salvation Highlights

Short highlight videos from Upper Oilcan and Salvation.

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/446850/

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/447467/

The clips of Salvation are from early March, but I rode it a few weeks after that and met the builder, Mark Rowe, who captured a short clip of me testing out his latest handy work. Tried to keep the hops to a minimum. No speed huck off the log drop was pretty scary!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxP0i14zS-Y

June 8, 2016, 10:24 p.m.
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Boundary Helmet Cam Footage

Looks pretty good! Was this the Garmin Virb? Which model? The video only went up to 720P, was that what you were recording on?

This is the original version of the Virb and only records in 1080/30 and 720/60. 30 FPS works fine if I'm just setting the camera up on a stump or something, but when using it as a helmet cam it was too blurry, so I've ended up using 720/60 now. The quality drop when I uploaded to Pinkbike was pretty noticeable as well. I'll play with the settings next time and see if it comes out any better. I only paid $120 so I can't complain.

Tungsten, totally agree about a chest mount! I never really thought about it until I sat down to watch the footage and realized you lose all reference to body and bike movement. They don't make chest mounts for this camera so I'm out of luck for the time being.

June 7, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
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Boundary Helmet Cam Footage

Looks pretty good! Was this the Garmin Virb? Which model? The video only went up to 720P, was that what you were recording on?

It's the original Virb model which only shoots at 1080x30 or 720x60. 1080x30 works fine if I set it up on a stump to film something, but the frame rate was just too slow when mounted as a head cam. I only paid around $120 for it, so I can't complain too much.

Tungsten, I completely agree that a chest mount is better, but they don't make a chest mount for this camera. I never really thought about it until I started to look at the footage and realize that you don't get any perspective or body movement.

On another note, did the stunt in the photo below get torn down or did I just miss it?

http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/10895148//">http://www.pinkbike.com/video/http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/10895148//

June 4, 2016, 11:21 p.m.
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Boundary Helmet Cam Footage

Tested my Garmin camera on Fromme today and managed to put together this video riding Boundary. Includes all the features. One mistake due to fear (water + old woodwork can be scary…) and a random dab, otherwise pretty clean.

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/446776/

May 1, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
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syncro's trail blog

Finally found your thread! Stoked on all your work on the skinny drop and looking forward to all the other cool stuff you have planned. And thanks for filming!

Feb. 11, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
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Best Skinnies on the Shore?

still lots of classic North Shore around.

Where is that Ogopogo log? Such a cool line!

Feb. 9, 2016, 9:49 p.m.
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Best Skinnies on the Shore?

Thanks for the replies everyone! Can't wait to get out and check out these trails, especially when more of the woodwork dries out. Gave Pink Starfish a go last weekend, but most of the woodwork was stricken with green death.

Shame to hear about Digger's trail. It looked amazing on video.

Am I right in saying that flow is in and tech is out these days?

Feb. 8, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
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Best Skinnies on the Shore?

Hello all,

I've just gotten back into mountain biking recently and am curious to know where the best skinnies are on the shore? Either single features or trails in general.

I come from a trials background and generally prefer slow and tech over fast and flowy. Really been enjoying Boogieman, Pangor, Empress, Upper Oil, and Ladies so far, but have plenty more I need to explore. I've been watching videos of various trails on PB/Trailforks and Digger and Natural High/Immonator are next on my list, but I thought I'd check on here for advice too.

Thanks!

Dave

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