SCOTT Sports – Peak of Ill Repute

 

SCOTT Freeski athletes Sam Cohen and McKenna Peterson, had eyes on a Spring trip to Alaska for the 2017 season. However, with a strange wind event destroying the snow pack in early January along most of the coastal mountain ranges in well-known areas such as Haines, the team was forced to look deeper. Coming upon the Zone known as the Brothel Spine wall, nestled in the Fairweather Range of AK, Sam and company decided this was the place and settled in for 3 weeks of skiing and adventure.

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The GoPro Snow Team Welcomes Winter 2018

As the days get shorter and the leaves begin to fall, a fever begins to sweep across the land. No, not the seasonal virus that kids bring home from school, but the pulsing anticipation for white cap mountains and the crunch of fresh snow below your feet. No one suffers from this plight more than GoPro’s ski and snowboarding athletes, who battle the fever year around, zigzagging the planet in search of some medication.

As temperatures drop across the Northern Hemisphere, and the bare mountains await their winter blanket, GoPro’s finest ramp up training, drop new video parts and keep a steady eye on the forecast at altitude.

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The 2017-2018 snow season is shaping up to be a big one for the GoPro team: snowfall predictions, major competitions and a couple brand-new GoPro cameras to capture epicness will be keeping the crew plenty busy. For all of you who may need a refresher on who they need to be following to hype you up for the upcoming season, check out the team below.

 

SNOWBOARD
Travis Rice – Keep an eye out for T-Rice’s newest project Depth Perception.
Jamie Anderson – There is no way Jamie has enough mantle space for all of the hardware she’s won…we wonder where she is going to find room for the ones she wins this year.
Torstein Horgmo – Tor and the ShredBots just dropped a new video called R3Boot. You won’t want to miss it.
Sven Thorgren – The slopestyle wizard is sure to light it up in competition all season long.
Elena Hight – After a huge 2016-2017 season, Elena will surely be following it up in a major way.
Tim Humphreys – The GoPro super user has more angles than hotels have towels.
Halldor Helgason – Halldor sets the new TransWorld film, Arcadia, on fire.
Sage Kotsenburg – Snowboarder’s The Pepper Video doesn’t know what just hit it.
Ayumu Hirano – The halfpipe has no chance against Ayumu.
John Jackson – Bury yourself in the Book of John J.
Dan Brisse – The streets is watchin’.

SKI
Ted Ligety – Sparking arcs from top to bottom.
Jesper Tjäder – For more style and finesse, tune in to his YT Channel.
Bobby Brown – Check out The Following, then take a lap at Mammoth.
Chris Benchetler – Do yourself a favor and watch Chasing AdVANture now.
Tom Wallisch – TW continues to crush it; check out his latest in partnership with The North Face.
Emma Dahlström – To know Emma, is to know how to ski the dunes.
Chris Davenport – Does anyone know the backcountry better than Dav?
Julia Mancuso – Sure, she rips on skis, but she’s no slouch on a surfboard, either.
Tanner Hall – Does. it all.
Nico Porteous – Expect to see this Kiwi in the upper hemisphere while he waits out the summer Down Under.
Lynsey Dyer – Celebrates everything the mountain offers.
Kaya Turski – Kaya may be retiring from the professional realm, but she is still rippin’.

Stay tuned on all of the athletes channels as well as the GoPro handles for insane snow content all season long!

GoPro Product Spotlight: Shorty

Shorty is the Go-Anywhere Companion for Your GoPro

If you’re anything like us, you probably bring your GoPro everywhere, whether it’s to a barbecue, a concert, a hike or bike ride. Many times, though, you are packing light: just keys, wallet, phone and GoPro.

With that in mind, GoPro designed Shorty, a sleek and portable mini extension pole and tripod that’s ideal for all those on-the-go activities.

Small enough to go in your pocket, clutch or purse, Shorty expands your GoPro’s potential to dynamically capture moments, without adding to your cargo load.

Toss it in your pocket on your way out the door, and you’ll have the perfect little partner to position your camera and get the best shot. Selfies: nailed. Group shots: handled. Timelapses: no problem. Long exposures: ideal.

Keys to Success

  • The pocket-size Shorty is just 4.6in (11.7cm) at its smallest
  • Extend Shorty up to 8.9in (22.7cm) for group shots, selfies and other hard-to-reach angles
  • Prop Shorty up on any level surface with its built-in tripod
  • $39.99

Shorty is now available at select retailers worldwide. Get yours today, and never miss a shot.

Shorty is perfect for those solo moments, too.

 

GoPro HERO6 Black

 

GoPro HERO6 Black

HERO6 Black transforms your adventures into incredible QuikStories right on your phone. With its all-new GP1 chip, next-level video stabilization and 2x the performance, looking good has never been so easy. Add voice control and a durable waterproof design, and HERO6 Black is the ultimate GoPro for sharing life as you live it.

Easy Storytelling

  • Automatically sends your footage to your phone where the app turns it into a QuikStory—an awesome edited video

Best Image Quality

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  • 4K60 video and 12MP photos
  • Advanced video stabilization
  • RAW and HDR photo capture
  • Improved low-light performance
  • All-new GP1 chip powering the camera

Powerful Capture

  • 2x the performance of HERO5 Black
  • Wind noise reduction
  • Immersive stereo audio
  • Exposure control
  • Field of View control: Linear, Wide and SuperView

Ready to Go

  • Rugged + waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing
  • Advanced wireless connection to GoPro accessories, remotes and Works with GoPro sensors
  • GPS + data overlay
  • Faster wireless offload to the GoPro app with 5GHz Wi-Fi
  • Easy connectivity to the GoPro app
  • Auto upload to the cloud with a GoPro Plus subscription

 

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GoPro: Meet HERO6 Black + QuikStories in 4K

 

Walk away from every adventure with incredible looking footage—and an awesome story to share. Introducing HERO6 Black with QuikStories. It’s a whole new game, and a whole new GoPro.

Stay tuned for more details on the brand new HERO6 Black.

GoPro Quik: Biking in the North Cascades

Last week PRW’s own Dave Goulet participated in the first day of a four day bike ride from Anacortes to Spokane. The first day of the ride followed North Cascades Highway 20 from Fidalgo Island to Diablo Lake. With a HERO5 Session and the GoPro Quik iPhone App Dave made this edit:

Dave’s notes and tips:

  • Record short clips
    • Aim for 30seconds or less, unless it is something super notable. This will make editing easier, your video more compelling and less tedious. (You may have spent 8hours in the saddle but your viewer doesn’t want to.)
  • Different Perspectives
    • When possible make every edit point a change in POV (point of view)
      • For example: Handlebar mount > handheld > Handlebar mount
      • Or even better – record using multiple cameras
    • This breaks up the shots to keep the viewer entertained.
    • Don’t fret too hard on this, Quik will help with edit styles when viewpoints don’t change (See above: the tunnel section)
    • Don’t be afraid to hold the camera in your mouth.
      • Yes, it is a little gross, and be careful not to crash or drop it, but it gives a good POV and stabilizes the camera quite well.
  • Use the Quik App
    • It makes editing a breeze and can compress files to make posting to Instagram or Facebook easier as well as emailing a link to friends and family.
  • Bring more GoreTex
    • OK, that has more to do with cycling in the Pacific Northwest in September, but it is always a good tip.

Details:

  • Shot on a HERO5 Session
  • Shot in 1080P @ 30 FPS
  • Video Stabilization: ON
  • Mounts used:
    • Pro Handlebar / Seatpost / Pole Mount
    • Handheld
    • In mouth
    • Set on ground
  • Edited in GoPro Quik iPhone App
  • Quik Style: Grammy
  • Song: Sunset Lover – Petit Biscuit
  • Distance biked: 89.8 miles
  • Elevation gained: 3,196 feet

GoPro: Fast-Charging and Power

 

Stay focused on the action with GoPro’s fast and smart charging accessories. For epic days that won’t quit, the Supercharger, Dual Battery Charger, and Portable Power Pack let you capture more action with less charging time.

As always, happy capturing!