[ The Clean Version update of 8/22/11...Removed a few interview sections (was poor sound quality) ;) added some footage of Harrison Lane, Jake Lane (gettin' strooong!), and Mr. Lane (one cool dad!). Also added some slacklining in a lighting storm! Should have used the last 5 minutes (The jammin' part) of Lynyrd Skynyrd's song entitled "FREEBIRD" ]
The Inaugural Glidetrack experiment:
After much research, I decided to drop $350 bones on a Glidetrack SD Shooter. It arrived in the mail on a Friday evening, as I was on my out out the door to a Friday night bouldering session at Harrison's garage. I planned on coming back to the house later that night to start experimenting. Just as I got in my truck, I realized that a bouldering session would be a fun experimental "first trial" with the Glidetrack. I ripped it open, bypassed the instructions, and threw it in the truck.
Link for Glidetrack Sd Shooter product review: http://vimeo.com/7404769
Canon 5D Mark II DSLR, Canon 24-105 mm lens, Canon EF 15 mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens, Flashpoint CF Tripod F1328, Giottos Pro Ball Head, Glidetrack Shooter SD (39 inch), Flashpoint 160 LED dimmer light...and most importantly, my beloved headlight. Edited in Final Cut Pro X, which went on the market last month...Despite all the fussing and complaining from the old school, it's quite the revolutionary video editing program. Indeed, "iMovie on steroids."
The back wall of Harrison & Jake's garage.
Fruit Cove, Florida (South of Jacksonville)
Friday, July 22nd, 2011. 9:00 pm- 2:00 am-ish
The best climbing coach ever --> Artie Littlefield, Joe Py, Katrin Bell, Jeff Barnard, Jake Lane, Harrison Lane, Mr. Lane, Jonathan Kalantar, and Florida's finest: Kevin Kalantar...
(Kevin is one of the strongest climbers I've ever crossed paths with. He's only 17, only been able to climb real rock a few times, and already sending V12 in highschool. Big things to come in the future!)
A Florida garage, 100 degree temps, negative friction, midnight mosquitoes, 1 giant box fan, 1 female & 8 dudes, and a radio permanently stuck on a Southern Rock station....THE ABSOLUTE EPITOME OF STOKED. I am constantly amazed at how a piece of plywood with some weird plastic shapes screwed into it can keep a group of hungry climbers fixated for hours and hours on end
Props to the Jacksonville climbing community. A tight-knit group of righteous individuals. And they (we) don't just settle for the mundane life inside a gym. Mention an 8 hour roadtrip to touch real rock for two days, and they (we) will drive through the night to meet you...(although, I might get there a little later than anticipated ;)
TUNES (in line-up order)
1. Pretty Lights - Finally Moving (James Brown remix) from the new release entitled "Unreleased 2010 Remixes"
....Never heard of Pretty Lights? Enhance your life now and click on the link below to download his albums directly from his website...
2. Emancipator - Old Devil(Kept Blue Remix) Album: Emancipator Remixes. I liked this guy when I heard his original album entitled "Soon It Will Be Cold Enough"....decent enough....but, his Remixes album is a cut above the rest...quality.
3. Emancipator - Rattlesnakes (saQi Remix)