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Snowkiting Skyline, Utah

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

I just got back from a quick trip to Utah that took Mike and I snowkiting for 2 and a half days at Skyline, Utah and then off to Outdoor Retailer to see all the new outdoor gear for next winter. We met up with Brian and Heather from Ozone Kites USA down in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, borrowed some Ozone Manta and Ozone Frenzy kites and headed up the hill for some fantastic conditions. For those that have never been to Skyline before, just imagine a road at 9,500 ft that is 30 or so miles long and is plowed all winter long and is above tree line! All the days we were there, it was pretty stormy and cloudy, but it seemed to clear up long enough for us to get 3 amazingly killer sessions in. The video below, taken with the Vholdr ContourHD 1080p was filmed at about 5:00 pm with the Vholdr goggle mount and just look at the clarity and light in the footage. I was really impressed as to how the Vholdr picked up the snow and the kite in the super flat light. Check out the Vholdr video:

None of my blog posts would be complete without some sort of outdoor gear review included, so here is that part. I certainly had a hard time deciding which skis to bring on this trip, as I knew there would be powder awaiting us in Utah. So, instead of going with the trusty powder boards that I am used to (Black Diamond Megawatts), I took the Black Diamond Zealots in order to be a bit more versatile in case I needed that option. I really like this years Zealots as they are fat enough to rock the powder and crud and with the slight rocker in the tip, they just rule it in such a huge variety of conditions. For snowkites, I was flying the new Ozone Manta III 12m, which is by far my favorite kite due to its awesome combination of power, turning ability, and pop…….and wow does that kite just want to pop! Mike was using the Ozone Frenzy 11m and it was the perfect kite for him as it did not overpower him and his more intermediate/advanced skills. As for our snowkiting harnesses, there really is none other than the Ozone Harness with the D-ring. It is so low profile, light weight, not bulky and super comfortable. I had about 50 pics to post as well, but I moronically deleted them with a simple click of the mouse, so oh well, that’s what we get for working with too much technology these days!

Get out there snowkiting and send us your stories!

Vholdr 1080p Helmet Cam coming soon…

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, we did an epic 25 mile mountain bike ride from the top of Packer Saddle, home of the famous Downieville Downhill over to the town of Graeagle. This route basically paralleled the Sierra Crest on the west side then we climbed up and over the crest to Mt. Elwell and down the east side of Elwell to the town of Graeagle. I got some of the best footage yet with the Vholdr ContourHD Camcorder and here it is:

A few days ago, we also found out that VholdR is coming out with a new helmet camera and it will be called the 1080p. This helmet cam will have a faster frame rate than the existing Vholdr ContourHD and will have a removeable lens. Coming in at $329, we think this is a total steal. New units should be landing here at TMS within the next few weeks so be sure to preorder yours today because I assure you, we will run out!

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