360’s 720’s how about 2520’s… nearly and possibly a 2880 rotation. Local kite buggy rider Adam Toms take to using his landboard with his flysurfer speed 3 deluxe, 15meters in only 10mph wind. Makes me dizzy just watching, check out this short video clip. (warning X-Rated for descriptive use of shocking language for insane stunt)
For those not familiar with the format, the X-Alps, now in its fifth incarnation, is a bivouac hike-and-fly endurance race extending around 850km from Salzburg in Austria to Monaco on the French Riviera. Each competitor is allowed one supporter to provide food, weather forecasting and other logistical backup. Whoever reaches Monaco first is the winner, and 48 hours after that pilot touches down the race is stopped. Of the 30 pilots in the race only a handful will reach Monaco within two days of the winner; many will have fallen by the wayside and retired, hurt or exhausted, along the way. To complete the route may require an actual flying and walking distance of around 1,300km.
In this year‘s race include Mike Kung, Vincent Sprungli, Ramon Morillas, 2007 runner-up Toma Coconea, two-time winner Alex Hofer, 2009 winner Maurer and 3rd-placer Honza Rejmanek and 2 British pilots Jon Chambers and Steve Nash who have both been selected to compete in the 2011 Red Bull X-Alps contest.
The 2011 Red Bull X-Alps race (the toughest race on earth) blasts off from Salzburg on July 17th. There will be live tracking and lots of information about the race and the competitors at www.redbullxalps.com
The LCD BacPac is a detachable LCD screen for your 1080p HD HERO camera. As a removable accessory, the LCD BacPac keeps your camera as small and light as possible, yet provides the convenience of an LCD screen when attached.
Framing complex scenes; see what you are shooting
Playback video and photos directly on your HD HERO camera
Use your HD HERO camera as a powerful everyday camera
LCD BacPac Features
Attaches to 1080p HD HERO cameras featuring the rear HERO Port
Simple one button design allows for easy on/off and playback control
Normal speed, fast forward, and fast reverse video and photo playback
Way Back Home is the incredible new riding clip from Danny MacAskill, it follows him on a journey from Edinburgh back to his hometown Dunvegan, in the Isle of Skye.
You can read about it and watch the interviews with Danny at http://www.redbull.co.uk/waybackhome