Steamboat 12/17/08

17 Dec, 2008

There are times when getting out on the mountain is amazing, but tougher when work is overwhelming.  The time on the mountain is really my unwind time, to not think about anything else going on in my life.  
I made it out onto the snow today but with a new addition to my quiver.  It was the first day to try the Vholdr cam.   Here’s the mini-video from today’s riding, enjoy!  I give a sneak peak to the new as well!

Steamboat 12/17/08 from Shayboarder on Vimeo.
Andrew had told me about this new cam a couple weeks ago so I got in touch with the fine people to see if I could get one, huge thanks to Jake!  I had it sitting on my desk Monday and finally got to experiment with it today on the mountain.  It definitely beats having to hold my small camera in the palm of my hand as I’m riding…especially when in trees.
I don’t wear a helmet, with rare exceptions do I wear one…well this cam has a goggle strap mounting system so that was what I used today.  I can also mess around with mounting it in other locations or holding it like I did with my digital camera.  

My riding adventure today was with my buddy Andy and his co-worker who has stellar taste in snowboards.
Most of us were riding on our lunch break and decided to stick to lower mountain tree runs and just have fun.  

Andy’s spray slash

I caught this photo of Andy charging down Vagabond.  It was today’s Photo of the Day for Steamboat, perk of the job.  I get to choose the photos, the spray one above was good but I liked the background on this one.
I’m not one of those super cool people who know the names of all the huts in Colorado, let alone on my own mountain.  I hear about them but I’m up on the mountain to shred versus finding secret hut locations.  Andy did take us to a run where we could check out the hut nearby.  The makers of the hut were also there hanging out, props to them they put a lot of hard work into building it and it even had windows, coffee table and cool goodies to check out.
Its still early season here in Colorado and because our mountain isn’t that steep…early season means following trails to make sure you don’t get stuck in the flat spots within the trees.  Alot of the video shows that riding, where it’s either a windy trail or having to follow to get to certain locations.  

Regardless…it was a good ride break and got some experience with the cam.  I’ll remember to angle it a little higher next time!  

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  1. EeZeEpEe
    December 18, 2008

    The video looks great! I was reading up on the camera after I saw it on TWS and your site. I’ve only been a recent reader of your blog but I love it and can’t wait for the new look.

  2. Crispy
    December 18, 2008

    Nice vid. Can’t wait for more!

  3. Shayboarder
    December 18, 2008

    Thanks! I’ll work on getting the videos better and with a variety of music…I have an eclectic taste in music as you’ll see.

    At one point in the vid when I rolled up to the guys, they noticed the cam and really wanted to know about it. One guy had considered buying it so it’s rad to get to try it out and give feedback on it…which will be coming after I do more video on it.

    Thanks, the new site is coming along…as the videos come out, I’ll be showing more and more. My regular readers will soon start to get a chance to check it out and a couple other friends have seen it from various blogs. Stoked on how it is coming along.

  4. Anonymous
    December 18, 2008

    these cameras are stupid, its like looking at the snow all the time, whats the point, you can’t tell whats going on at all

  5. Shayboarder
    December 18, 2008

    That was the first day with the camera, I need to adjust the angle so it points upward more. All trial and error.