So the N. Hemisphere winter coming up and I’ll be back in Whistler from next month onwards so here’s the cool snowboard stuff I’ve got coming up:
1) Snowboard Helmet Cam via Contour+2 Camera
I said before that I really want to get more on-hill snowboard footage and also show you guys my daily snowboard shenanigans and Whistler life, so I figure the best way to do that is to just wear a helmet cam every day and edit+upload the footage to our YouTube account.
I usually get 100-200 days per season and there should be lots of decent freestyle POV footage in the park since that’s where I spend most of my time. I’m sure we’ll have lots of cameos from Whistler local pros too.
I’ll probably be going with the new Contour+2 cameras that just came out. I know there’s a lot of people who will tell me to get a GoPro, but here’s why I’m leaning towards the Contour+2 over the GoPro HD Hero2:
- Built in GPS + live video playback via bluetooth
- Video quality seems improved vs. previous Contour cameras
- More low profile compared to the bulky GoPro helmet mount
The low profile of the Contour+2 is probably the deciding factor at the end of the day. If I’m going to snowboard every day with a helmet mount, I want it to be as low profile as possible.
I’m not totally decided yet though still not totally ruling out the GoPro.
What the Contour+2 Camera footage looks like:
2) More snowboard lessons and courses
I released the beginner snowboard video lessons recently, but there’s a lot more to be done.
One thing I want to do is record more beginner videos. There were some areas that I think can be improved and expanded on with more details and video tutorial for beginners.
Another thing is I know not everyone reading Snomie is at that early beginner level, so don’t worry, I’m also releasing more advanced snowboard courses before the N. American snowboard season begins.
The next courses will all be freestyle and trick focused and they’ll be something totally new instead of your usual trick tip videos (which I think my friends at Snowboard Addiction have already done very well).
So there you go. That’s what I’m planning. Hope you all have epic seasons planned too!