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#1 bartman

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:03 AM

I had an iPod on my cap. This is how I saw the grid from the bottom right corner.

It was quite the experience and the first time I had ever been involved in something like this. Previous to this week in Long Beach the most kites I've ever been in the air with was 11 or 12!

Everyone should try this!

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:11 AM

too cool..
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Posted 26 September 2010 - 01:06 PM

Nice one Bart. Thanks for posting, more to the point thanks for making the effort to capture that in the first place, that couldn't have been easy.

Everyone should try this!

Absolutely scary as f**k the first time, but Oh! is it worth it.
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#4 bartman

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 05:53 AM

It wasn't too bad to set it up. Need a couple refinements to keep it more level and on the right side you can see some of the sleeve blocked the camera.

I still find it interesting to watch for some reason. Shows me what to work on for next time I guess.

Yeah, was scary. Everyone should do it!

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 11:59 PM

Hey Bart, nice video. How did you mount the Ipod to your hat?

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:14 AM

Thanks.

Kite Cowboy (Paul) came up with an idea using a cheap iPod sleeve and some clips we had from some LED lights. Just clipped it to the brim of the cap at what seemed level (clearly didn't get that part dead on) and let it run.

Paul asked if my head was on a pole since there wasn't much movement. I say it was clear I really was focused on the task at hand!

Chopped out 45 minutes to get the end result. Glad I didn't forget it was on there and go take a leak.... Would have been a whole different kind of video! Posted Image

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