Or, for my kayaking audience: Sweet ill stuff to do while yo leg is broke. Specially if you are ballin on a budget. Brown.
EDIT: I have written another article, featuring a newer stern mount, but also a short essay about my philosophy of GoPro filming. You can check it out here.
Well, as you all know, I recently broke my leg, so I can't kayak for a while. During my downtime, I have been playing around with my camera equipment, and I thought I would write a post about some of the cool things that you can do to your GoPro. The GoPro HD cameras have revolutionized action cinematography, because they are so accessible and yet so high quality. I am still learning, but here are a couple of tips and modifications that I have found that help you get even more professional looking results with a minimal investment.
I started this article by just writing about the time lapse tools, but then I just had to make a video showing them in action, and then it all spiraled out of control, and…
A few years back we did our first top to bottom Slave River Run as a duo double date with our good friends John and Gen. It was a special trip. Since then, we have tried to do a top to bottom every year. I think we missed last year, but the year before that we had a nice trip with Leif's mom and boyfriend Rob. We just finished our top to bottom for this year dubbed by John Blyth as Fitz to Smith Bump and Grind Edition 2017.
Although the trip is becoming more 'normal' for us and it is easy to become jaded or to think that there is no new story here, I realized that our adventures with our northern family and friends and our adventures as a new family of three is worth writing about. Sure, the trip no longer carries that ring of doing something new which is always a great motivator for sharing the story. However, the newness is still there in other ways, the spectacular scenery is still there, and the friendship is still there.
The original Nomad was a successful boat for a inordinately long time. I think that the two big parts of what made it such a hit through several generations were: how easily it boofs, and how fast it was. You could lift that bow up over anything, and it was also reasonably fast for when it was introduced. As times changed, the standards for speed also changed, so it eventually fell behind.
Of course, this is all guesswork on my part, because the old large nomad is nowhere near large enough for me. I paddled one a couple times, but it was hilariously undersized, and I spent a lot of time chest deep in the water after boofs.
Well, enter the New Nomad (the Newmad). There are three sizes, and the large size is great for me. I'm 6'7", 220 lbs, 36 inch inseam and size 14 feet. I as able to hop into the large with my shoes on and make no special modifications to the outfitting. In fact, my footpegs aren't all the way forward, there is an extra notch available, and I was ab…