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    Talking Gearing Up for Spring Trips

    So been going on small hiking trips every weekend with few buddies to be ready for some spring Hike-n-Hangs. Wanted to make sure there was no issues with shoes or pack weight, so been doing 5 and 2.6 mile hikes. Was rainy this weekend and we got a late start so only did 2.6 miles. Took little under an hour with a few stops. Next weekend will try and do 5+ miles. Might just do an all morning hike and knock out 10 miles.

    Tested out the GoPro mount again using time lapse and figured Id make a video out of it for the heck of it. Nothing special but here it is.
    http://youtu.be/F2S5alLI5dE

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    Very enjoyable video, thanks for sharing.
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    I really like your camera mount. Next we need a UL 'steadi-cam' for it. One that at least removes some of the 'jostle' of hiking. I haven't figured that out yet...

    Thanks for the video!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    I really like your camera mount. Next we need a UL 'steadi-cam' for it. One that at least removes some of the 'jostle' of hiking. I haven't figured that out yet...

    Thanks for the video!
    Yeah a UL steady cam would be awesome. I had bought all the parts to DIY my own steadicam but it wasnt using light materials. The problem with mixing UL with the steadicam is that its effectiveness is lost. It needs the weight to actually stabilize the camera. Only other way I have found to get around it is wiring up gyroscopes and you end up adding the weight back with batteries.

    I'm just gonna have to either fix the camera shake via the video editing software or just deal with the weight of a steadicam. Probably go with the ladder.(software)

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    You already have the weight needed for a steadycam....Look at all that stuff in your pack(hehe) and your food and water. Your welcome.

    Now it's up to you on how to make it so......
    Go forth and create.

    Oh, sorry, thanks for the vid. Those Gopros are just great and so small. We have a lot of short trails around me, so thanks for the inspiration to get to them. A day hike is much better than none at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floridahanger View Post
    You already have the weight needed for a steadycam....Look at all that stuff in your pack(hehe) and your food and water. Your welcome.

    Now it's up to you on how to make it so......
    Go forth and create.

    Oh, sorry, thanks for the vid. Those Gopros are just great and so small. We have a lot of short trails around me, so thanks for the inspiration to get to them. A day hike is much better than none at all.
    Good idea Floridahanger. Even a spare battery pack may make a nice weight.
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    great video--thanks for sharing, i liked the POV. looks like you guys were hiking at either Stanton River SP or Oconeechee state park.

    big ups VA! hit me up sometime, I'm in Norfolk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortTripHome View Post
    great video--thanks for sharing, i liked the POV. looks like you guys were hiking at either Stanton River SP or Oconeechee state park.

    big ups VA! hit me up sometime, I'm in Norfolk.
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    lovin' the old frame pack! Thanks for sharing the video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilleotter View Post
    lovin' the old frame pack! Thanks for sharing the video.
    lol..I just cant seem to give it up for the Internal frame packs. I know its about a pound heavier than internals but its just so much fun to use. I love mounting things all over it, which ends up making it even heavier. lol...Next, im gonna mount headlights.....Already adding a stand to it so it will double as a backrest for a camp chair. Best $90 I ever spent.

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