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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 2:31 pm 
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Awesome! interesting way to carry your skis under the arm.... I've never seen that done.


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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 3:33 pm 
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Really cool! Really enjoyed both videos.
Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 6:41 pm 
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I had a look at the fat bike video of yours, love that ride footage up to the little lake through the creek bed?

Great stuff!

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 9:17 pm 
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Thanks for all the kind feedback, gents.

I have to agree that most gopro snowboarding footage makes me want to gouge my eyes out too. I am glad I can please a fellow teletubbie skeptic. :)

To carry the board under your arms through brush, I use an 18" Voile strap and double loop it over the board, passed through the vertical daisy chain on the side of my pack. I put the strap across the board right at the touring bracket or the balance point so that it sits there nicely without wanting to sag forward or rearward, and I pass the boards inside the shoulder straps (important). The boards don't need any further stabilization and ride there very nicely. Hang the bindings off a caribiner off the back of the pack to keep them out of the way.

Cheers.

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 12:15 am 
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^^^Thanks for the great TR contribution and the bushwack horizontal board carry details! :thatrocks:

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 1:57 am 
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Awesome videos, both of them. I did not see one single mosquito though, so I'm gonna have to call BS! Very nice, solid, work. I could actually feel the different moments of the day, like reading John Muir. Thanks for sharing, and remember, more mosquitos!

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:06 am 
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sweet vid, epic adventure...you da man! :rock:

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 9:21 am 
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 9:47 pm 
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I LOVED this video---outstanding work!!!! :disco: Great footage, editing, and story. I also loved the tune---do you mind passing along the artist and song title?


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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 8:06 am 
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So glad you liked it. The song is Dance Yrself Clean by LCD Soundsystem. I really should update the vid with that info at the end too.

I did some tweaks to the video, mostly by correcting the exposure in the snow scenes and I added an animated map of the route in the beginning and reuploaded to vimeo.

Cheers.

Jones snowboards put the vid up on their blog along with a somewhat chest-thumping blurb (typical ad copy, I suppose). But in the video I basically only totally dominate every bunny slope along the length of Kodiak. :roll: The really embarrassing part is that it is right next to JJ truly shredding some 60-degree spine in the Himalayas. The contrast is pretty funny. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 12:40 pm 
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Great video. Les Stroud couldn't do better. Looked like some good corn!


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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 1:55 pm 
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Awesome work!! Thanks for sharing

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 Post subject: Re: Crossing Kodiak Island
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:19 pm 
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I have to say I rate TR reports by how much they get me up and out there wanting to do it, this one is right up there.
Good job all around.


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