We got GoPros! Check out our rides

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  1. nick20555

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    Since they are HUGE files, I will have to post the rest after they upload but we got some video of riding in a park 40 miles from where I live. The first video is what my cousin got with his GoPro. He rides a z400. He gets a few shots of me going up some hills on my blaster. In this first video, I was just getting warmed up so I kinda stall the bike some and bog it up some of the hills. I'm fairly new to hills but there is some great woods riding out there. I'll post the others of the rest of the day and my videos as they upload.
     
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    Awesome! Couple tips, point camera up a little bit or move it to side of helmet. When uploading to youtube, dont select that they "stabalize" the video. Thats why it seems all jumpy!
     
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    Thanks for the advise! Wow, I didn't watch it after the stabilize was complete. I will definitely take the stabilization off if possible to undo it.

    My cousin's GoPro was the Hero3 so it doesn't have the screen on it to aim and he forgot to use the wifi app to aim it before we left but we did quickly look at the videos on my laptop after we returned to the trucks so his next video that I will be posting of the rest of the day will be aimed up a little more. Still not perfect but it is aimed a little better.

    My camera is the SJ5000x elite and it has just as good quality but a fraction of the cost. It has a screen on it so mine will be aimed better when I post it. It will be a couple days though because the files are HUGE and I'm not even sure if the second one of my cousin's will be done by the time I leave work tomorrow (the internet at work is 10x faster than mine at home but still will take about 7 hours to upload so I'm uploading while at work). I did notice that mine is a little low as well but good enough to watch everything.
     
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    Yeah I have ruined many of rides forgetting to check the angle of the camera on the app and all you see in the ground. With the stabilization off it will still be good because your head acts like a shock absorber anyways, youtube over does it.
     
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    I think the YouTube stabilizer is for quick shakes that stop. Since this is a continuously moving and shaky video, I think it tries to stabilize it piece by piece forcing it to jump between stabilizing points.

    Anyhow, the video is now "unstabilized" and looks a lot better.
     
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    Here is the second video of the rest of our day out there. I will try to post my videos today as well.
     
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    Here is the first video only from my camera so its a first person on the blaster and you can see a lot of my cousin's riding in front of me
     
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    I too have the Chinese copy of the Chinese original (Go-Pro) lol . Great camera for a 10th of the price of a Go-Pro . Nice riding area you have there . Your blaster sounds good...Toomey exhaust ?
     
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    Yeah, its some good riding out there. Very wet in the spring but I'd rather get muddy than dusty. It's actually the Vito's fat bastard exhaust. They don't make them anymore but I luckily got it with the quad. I have a 240 BB with a +3 crank so I definitely needed the big pipe. As for the camera, I actually prefer mine since its got the screen and I like the video better to but I would at least get the better of those "Chinese cameras" like I did. The SJ5000x elite has crazy good quality for the price and a pretty good image stabilizer. I haven't tried it with the vented cover yet to see if the audio gets much better. I have it in the sealed case in these videos so its a little muffled.

    Here is the second part video with my camera. I will have a third part added eventually and try to make a "highlights" video as well with just the hill climbs and other cool stuff. Its all the same riding as the videos my cousin got but with my camera.
     
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    The elusive Fat Bastard...Nice !! The camera's take some quality video especially for what they cost .
     
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    You guys afraid to get wet or get your bike dirty!?!?!? Come on hit the throttle!!!
     
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    It's more of an avoid it if you can situation and the majority of it is rutted beyond the point that we can ride without high-centering the quads. That's usually where the mud collects. Side by sides have rutted the sh*t out of all those trails. We aren't afraid to get dirty. Skip to about 40:55 on that second video I posted called "second half ride out at interlake" you will see what I mean about the high-centering where the mud is. That puddle and the one I hit after about a minute later, you can see how I tried to straddle one of the ruts but my blaster just sunk right into it. That's why we usually avoid the mud when possible. The quads will go through a lot of mud, we have in the past out there but its the parts that are rutted that ruin it.
     
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    That's how it is in some of the places I ride at . The big utility quads and side by sides rip everything up . It sucks for us little guys .
     
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    I didn't quite get the whole ride because my camera died but here is the last part of the video I got. Another benefit of these off brand cameras is that I got a dual charger and 2 more additional batteries for $6 so next time I will have 3 batteries and a charger with me. I'll try to mash up a highlights video for you guys that don't wanna watch the long ones.
     
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    Made another trip out this past weekend. I made a highlights video instead of putting the long videos like last time so now it's only 15 minutes of us hitting hills and the cool stuff. At the very end, my cousin found a hill he could jump. The very last one he got the most air on. I was afraid to do it cuz I'm way to big of a guy to hit that on stock blaster suspension. Didn't wanna risk cracking the frame or something. I made is so first you see a 3rd person view of the person hitting the hill or whatever we are doing then I cut to the first person view of it so you see the 2 views back to back then move on to the next clip.
     

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