Hipcamp Launches “Airbnb” for Outdoors | Unlocks Private Lands – Hipcamp, the website that makes getting outside fun and easy, is bringing the sharing economy, made popular by Airbnb, to the outdoors. Check out Hipcamp’s Land Sharing video to be transported to these unspoiled lands. Be sure to turn up the volume to get the full effect! Hipcamp.com
More news and pumptrack event info after the break…
posted by Trey Richardson - August 19, 2015 - 4pm EDT
Sony introduces a case for their line of action cams, (excluding the latest 4K model due to button configuration) with a 2.7 inch flip out screen. This may at first seem novel, but when you want to actually get a good shot at any moving object while holding the camera, it is actually pretty difficult to do without either holding it directly in front of your face and moving your whole body or “pointing” it in the general direction of the action hoping to get lucky. Rather than a whole new camera, Sony is offering the ability to upgrade your current model with this impressive case…
posted by Zach Overholt - August 19, 2015 - 9am EDT
Like other Extreme sports, the progression of tricks in mountain bike slopestyle continues to progress past the point of ridiculous. That was certainly the case last week at the Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler. With Brandon Semenuk’s winning run being called the best slopestyle run ever, the second and third place runs weren’t far behind. At this rate we’re both terrified and excited to see where slopestyle goes from here.
Make sure to catch the Second and Third place runs next…
posted by Tyler Benedict - August 17, 2015 - 2pm EDT
Using Samsung VR or Google Cardboard on an Android device, you can now check out a new 360º 3D experience from Lexus feature Christian Vande Velde on why he loves cycling. The 360º video (above) should also play back on updated Chrome and Firefox browsers (won’t work on Safari). From Lexus:
“Lexus Elevate” is an immersive 360-degree film experience using the Samsung Gear VR + Samsung Galaxy S6 that tells the story of why pro cyclist Christian Vande Velde loves the sport.
“Lexus Elevate” is the next step in virtual reality. It’s not just a technical experiment using 360-degree video technology or a simple single camera setup but has a beautiful narrative that puts you in the mind and saddle of one of the world’s greatest cyclists from an unprecedented perspective. Advertising agency of record Team One and production studio UNIT9 helped develop the filmmaking techniques and produce the film.
If you’re attending the U.S. Pro Cycling Challenge August 17–23 in Colorado, you’ll be able to watch it using Samsung Gear VR at the Lexus Finish Festivals. You can also catch the trailer below in NormalVision…
Why Oval Rings Help You Ride Better – The UK based manufacturer of durable, lightweight and beautiful bicycle parts, absoluteBLACK has recently produced a few videos to illustrate the benefits of oval rings. They’re so sure that you’ll love your oval ring that they’ll give you 30 days to try it and if you don’t love it, you can send it back for a refund. There will be more videos to come so be sure to subscribe to their YouTube Channel.
posted by Trey Richardson - August 14, 2015 - 10am EDT
Aaron Gwin regardless of what he’s on, is off the chain…. or is it off WITH the chain? The two things to take from this video are first, Aaron has a bucket full of chain abusing talent and secondly, never ever EVER loan Aaron Gwin anything of yours you value.
posted by Zach Overholt - August 12, 2015 - 12pm EDT
Crankworx is in full swing, which means it’s time for the return of favorite events like the Dirt Diaries video competition. In front of a huge crowd at center stage in Whistler, Matt Dennison managed to defend his title from 2014 with the help of Kyle Norbraten and friends to create the “sickest edit ever.” Blending the incredible cinematography we’ve come to expect from IFHT with amazing riding and a solid dose of comedy, their Dirt Diaries entry prevailed against some stiff competition.
Full credits after the break, plus make sure to check out the clip from runners-up Mike Gamble and Yoann Barelli…