Saturday, January 26, 2008

Snow Kiting South Lake Tahoe

Made it to Grass Lake, this time remembering to bring a pump'08 starts with a charm. A year long effort to snow kite South Lake Tahoe is a SUCCESS!
A year ago at this time, a friend and I trekked around South Lake Tahoe for an hour looking to kite.
Word was we should check out Grass Lake at Luther Pass, and Hope Valley. Hope Valley doubles as a snowmobile track (people ride over lines, kiters get in the way) , so we made our way to Grass Lake. Once there, we trekked out onto the ice… and realized that neither of us had brought a pump :( . Bummer.

Pumped up a yarga, Flew a GK Sonic 11Well, this year we made the trek, pump in hand – and made it out to kite. We ended up launching my GK Sonic 11 and had a great session. BACK in the saddle again after months of no kiting...HERE'S a CLIP, mixing footage from a Camrig attached digital cam (on the kite), with helmet cam footage from an Oregon Scientific ATC2K. After viewing my first ever snow session, if you actually want to get stoked, watch THIS VIDEO from Best Kiteboarding .

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Blogger K3rM1t said...

Nice work getting some snow kiting in! How are you finding that OS helmet cam? I have one as well and the video quality is pretty darn poor. I love the kite cam video but editing it is such a pain! Know any video software gurus that want to write some open source software to help rotate the video?

Big bummer on my last trip, my Pentax W10 flooded and died. RIP.

11:42 AM  
Blogger kiteVC said...

The Helmet Cam 'works' but for snowkiting would work better if the field of view were wider - which would likely reduce the jerkiness of the video. Camrig offeres a service on their site where they will rotate videos for you. I use Adobe Premiere and I 'think' (have not tried it yet) you can rotate clips using their SW (not open source) if you can't find an alternative. Ill eventually try it and see how it all works out..

9:59 AM  
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8:42 PM  
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