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Poster: A snowHead
Tue 17-01-17 12:28
Replies: 25
Or (if you don't already have gloves), just get these. They are brilliant! https://youtube.com/watch?v=5lSU-Gkc4m8&feature=youtu.be
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Tue 17-01-17 12:10
Replies: 24
@yorkshirelad, as someone who has come back from a compound ankle fracture (open tibia and fibula fracture), I know what you're going through right now, and my heart goes out to you. Although quite near to your old fracture, at least it sounds as if the new fracture is clear of your knee joint. The good news is that, as long as there's no joint involved, fracture injuries simply come down to bones mending together. My ankle was plated and pinned (7 pins) and, similarly to you, it took full 3 years for the swelling to stop occuring, the moment I would stand up - horrible. Hopefully, your rehab isn't likely to last longer than a few months this time around, (just as long as it takes for the bones to mend together so you can put weight on your leg and start exercising and regain muscle mass). I hope the op goes well, and that the insurers handle this for you with minimum fuss (it sounds as if they have so far). Best wishes, get well soon mate!
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Mon 16-01-17 15:44
Replies: 13
@davidhammy, @terrygasson, same here - thanks for the reassurance. As I said earlier, they were brilliant in the UK and gave me no reason to think that they would have handled it any differently,, had it happened abroad. (Mine was a minor issue - a burst coolant hose with the loss of coolant - so would have been handled localy). But nevertheless, it's good to know that they would have taken care of something major with the same professionalism. When my policy is up for renewal this summer, I will just simply renew it.
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Sun 15-01-17 13:32
Replies: 106
Found another snowboarding 4k/60fps video clip, it's a longer version of the video I posted on the previous page: https://youtube.com/watch?v=a1D6xizxLXg&feature=youtu.be The reviewer did complain about some vignetting, but pointed out that he tested a pre-production model and was hopeful that it'll be eliminated before the camera reaches production. In his own words, despite the vignetting issue, he was still "blown away" by the camera. Here's what he replied to someone who was enquiring about the battery life and file sizes: "DBT Sruh i did a battery test with the prototype Yi 4K+ cam and recorded 4k@60fps with 100Mbit/s. The Display was always on and the room temperature was 22 Celsius. With these conditions, the cam was able to record 55min and wrote 40GB data to the microSD card." So it appeares that neither battery life nor excessive heating will be a problem.
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Sun 15-01-17 3:28
Replies: 19
Although not sure why asking what ski games people play is trolling. Because it is. :roll:
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Sat 14-01-17 3:20
Replies: 13
@terrygasson, I was with Green Flag before (through my insurance policy). But despite my nearly decade - and - a - half's worth of no claim's bonus, the price of my insurance kept creeping up (or rather, leaping up :shock: ) so I ditched them. While I was at it (searching for the best insurance quote), I also looked for a more favourable recovery insurance quote. Saved me a signifficant amount of money on both! :shock: In fact, Startrescue was so much cheaper than Green Flag that I questioned whether the old addage "if it looks too good to be true, it probably is" should be abided by. Glad I didn't give in to my doubts - Startrescue really delivered for me. And I mean it - no questions asked, absolutely no stress, the entire process was a paragon of smoothness. They've really won my confidence.
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Fri 13-01-17 22:25
Replies: 24
@Thornyhill, @ulmerhutte, :lol: :lol: :lol: :sH:
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Fri 13-01-17 10:08
Replies: 13
I'm with Startrescue (EU breakdown policy). Had to use them recently in the UK, everything was dealt with smoothly and efficiently. No reason to assume it would have been any different had it happened in the EU.
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Fri 13-01-17 8:17
Replies: 106
@kitenski, the Toshiba is now showing as back in stock. It is wrongly described as SSD, it isn't - it's a spindle HDD - but at that price, it's still a steal :) I think I might actually wait and get it nearer the time I purchase the action cam. HDD prices are only ever going down (or their capacity is rising for a given price). @bar shaker, the fps rate depends on a chip (which actioncam builders source from third parties). I absolutely have no doubt that both, Garmin & GoPro, will come up with their prospective 60 fps cams, it's only a matter of time. Yi is actually a manufacturer with a decent reputation. I'm surprised you've not heard of them before. I have no qualms about buying a camera from them. But I will wait for the independent reviews, of course - I won't just order one blindly. With regard to the editing... I have a powerful desktop PC which is capable of doing the job. I know exactly why I want a high fps rate @ UHD - I didn't just decide that it's a feature I want on a whim.
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Thu 12-01-17 2:34
Replies: 18
Another vote for the DaKine Heli Pack 12L here. It's a superb backpack. It's very thin.
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Wed 11-01-17 21:33
Replies: 106
@kitenski, sorry no, I also need to buy it. So will be keeping an eye on the responses that you get.
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Wed 11-01-17 21:22
Replies: 106
@rob@rar, I was thinking along exactly the same lines! You know what they say about minds thinking alike, and all that... :lol: :sH:
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Wed 11-01-17 21:08
Replies: 106
12GB for 13 minutes of footage is going to need plenty of portable storage when you are on holiday... Yep, that's exactly how I intend to work around that - bring a laptop. And maybe even a large capacity external HD.
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Wed 11-01-17 20:11
Replies: 106
@snowglider, there's always the 'greatest' camera just around the corner waiting for you to buy and then get released ;-) All the current generation of 4K cameras produce similarly great results for such incredibly small devices. Each has minor strengths and weaknesses compared to the others, but if you wait for the 'best' you might be waiting for ever. rob@rar, wise words spoken there. I'm fully aware of the "wait for the next model" curse... So no real danger there, especially as I've actually got a deadline imposed for me - in the shape of EoSB :sH: It's just that, as I've mentioned before, I'll have more use for the higher f/ps of the Yi, than for various sensors and waterproofness of the Virb/GoPro. However, if Garmin/GoPro were to launch new models which would encompass all those features in one camera.... Only joking!!! :lol: :sH:
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 11-01-17 10:14
Replies: 106
@kitenski, my thoughts exactly. Am minded to wait, since I'm not in a hurry to get it before the EoSB really. Was ready to purchase & was going to pull the trigger since there are some great deals around, but this has potential to be a really good camera at a great price. Kinda wish that Garmin & GoPro would hurry and & roll out their equivalent versions on the market within the next couple of months (I know - fat chance of that :( )
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Wed 11-01-17 9:32
Replies: 106
@snowglider, the thing is that my cousin is in post production and she can make an iPhone camera look like that. Companies try and tout high res cameras by showing off really nice looking images. The images don't look nice because of the resolution, they look nice because of the quality of the image. Not criticising you, just the way this stuff gets marketed If you want to go in cheap, buy a GoPro 3+. Will still shoot in HD. I run mine in SD anyway to conserve battery. 3+ does everything I want it to so I've never considered changing it. dp, funny then that you decided to buy a GoPro, instead of just using your smart phone? :lol:
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Wed 11-01-17 2:43
Replies: 106
Found this footage of the new forthcoming Yi 4k+ (that's what it'll be called). Apparently, the official RRP has been set at $300. https://youtu.be/yVxf2M2TawU
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Tue 10-01-17 7:44
Replies: 106
Thanks, @rob@rar, nice to know that. I'm so clueless though, I didn't even understand the term *ramped* slo-mo :D Btw the discount on GoPro has been reduced, now the best deal is £350 (as opposed to £300). I really like the camera angle in the first video,@kitenski! Came out great (at least to me) :)
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Sat 7-01-17 6:29
Replies: 106
@bar shaker, my activities are a mixed bag: I ski, ride a motorbike and scuba dive (that's why Hero's waterproofness doesn't matter to me - I'll have to get a proper waterproof case anyway). The only thing is that Hero's case is good for 60m, and Garmin's for 40, so points to Hero here, but it's not a deciding factor - I'm sure that afetmarket guys will soon come up with a 60m case for Garmin also. Garmin would be lovely to have for track days, but it could potentially be an awkward witness on the road :oops: :shock: Not only am I not handy with editing software - I know absolutely nothing about editing videos! So again, Garmin would be good to have... And thus I see-saw in circles... :lol: endoman, that picture quality is great! Watching your video, I was trying to swerve around some obstacles in a few places! :lol: The camera's dynamic range also appers to be very good.
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Fri 6-01-17 16:38
Replies: 106
@bar shaker, thanks for your detailed account. As @jjams82 said, I'm seesawing at the moment, so it's precious to have every little morsel of info that I can get, before making a decision. It's encouraging to see that everybody would be happy to go with their original choice again - means there really isn't a "wrong" choice to make here.
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Thu 5-01-17 18:07
Replies: 106
YI has just announced a new version of their 4K action camera (at this weeks CES conference). Still not waterproof like the Hero 5 but it has an upgraded sensor and processor so maxes out at 4k 60P with a maximum bitrate of 120MB/s (should be very detailed video, but correspondingly huge file sizes!). Waterpoofness of the Hero 5 (and Session 5) is still a winner for me. rob@rar, oh nooo.... that means more waiting for me :( :D But thanks a lot for tipping me off! :sH: Not really hard pressed to get it right now, so will wait. :) The waterproofness of hero5 isn't actually that big a deal to me. But 60fps @ 4k is! :D I know that the sound quality wasn't that impressive on Yi2 mk1. If they sort it out (and I believe they will), those two things and the already impressive battery life, might be enough to sway me. @kitenski, that's a very fair comment! :sH: Come to think of it - same question for the Virb owners: if you were choosing again, would you go again with the Virb? (I guess I'll get the same answer like from @kitenski, lol
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Thu 5-01-17 11:04
Replies: 106
Thanks so much for that, @kitenski. Had a quick glance, it seems like a great in-depth analysis & comparison. Will have to read it later though (looking forward to it!), first I've got to earn some money for the EoSB :) Quick question: now that you've had a chance to use it for a while - if you were buying again, would you go with the same choice? Cheers mate! :sH:
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Wed 4-01-17 23:11
Replies: 106
I need the ability to record in 4k, so that rules out the Hero3+ I'm afraid. It really is between the Virb and the Hero5. Any definitive thoughts, pros/cons? (If I were to go with the budget option, it'd be the Yi2 4k. But is it a viable option)? The early reviews were raving about it. Considering that I'll be using the cam for, say, 5 years, the £100 difference in price between the Yi2 and the Virb30/Hero5 doesn't amount to all that much. So quality will decide, though overall, things like accessories and battery life are important too, and I know that the Yi2's battery life is impressive. I've found the Virb for £330, the Hero for £300 & the Yi for £200. The Yi does come pretty much without any accessories though, so that needs to be factored in. What about the other two?
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Wed 4-01-17 3:38
Replies: 11
@holidayloverxx, ah, I see :). I assumed (probably incorrectly) that, since the haematoma hasn't cleared, the fracture hasn't fully healed.
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Wed 4-01-17 3:17
Replies: 510
it does annoy me when you're getting a nice quick run on a black run and you come over a crest of a hill to be confronted by a couple of snowploughing newbies who occupy the whole piste, aren't in control of their skis and cause you to create danger by slamming the anchors on, in an area that you should be able to take at speed. dp, why do you feel that a crest of a hill is a place that you "should be able to take at speed"? Skiing blind into what you cannot see is not clever on any run, and that includes a black one. You never know what you may encounter.... instead of a couple of struggling newbies, you may run into a fallen skier/rider.... maybe another couple of people trying to move him/her, or trying to administer first aid if the injury dictates no movement? Or, even worse (for you), a parked up piste basher :~/ Just sayin'...
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Tue 3-01-17 23:06
Replies: 11
Being a hairline fracture, it's perplexing that it hasn't healed in 10 weeks :~/ :~/ :~/
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Tue 3-01-17 23:02
Replies: 67
Thanks @Tubaski, that's great! :nice:
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Tue 3-01-17 19:33
Replies: 106
With Crhistmas & the New Year behind us, some decent deals are around, so thinking maybe it's time I treated myself with one of those 2. :nice: So what's the score fellas, did in real world use, one prove itself to have an edge over the other? Or is it still the case of, "six of one, half a dozen of the other" :~/ And what about the yi 2 4k, is that even worth considering? I can see that it can be had for around £200, any good?
Poster: A snowHead
Sun 1-01-17 16:41
Replies: 27
@lfcrik, so did you go in the end? If so, pls come back and tell us how it went!
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Sat 31-12-16 2:47
Replies: 46
I am always polite about bringing the bar down, usually preceding it with a question "Are we all ready", or something to that effect. There are people though who just drop the bar down - without any consideration for others, whether they've had a chance to sit properly or not, and I absolutely hate it. But if I were riding a chairlift in the States and if, after asking whether everyone was ready for the bar to be lowered, someone said that it couldn't (as it would cramp their style), the bar would still come down, I'm afraid.
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Fri 30-12-16 15:08
Replies: 46
Just horrible :( I totally don't get chairlifts without safety bars, yet across the pond they appear to be fairly common. There's a thread on Epic debating their use. What shocked me is the sheer number of people who express annoyance at people who want/like to use them! :shock: Go figure.
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Sun 25-12-16 21:21
Replies: 70
Video, or the whole "quad fatigue" problem didn't happen :-D
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Fri 23-12-16 5:05
Replies: 29
@jjams82, scaphoid fracture is a nasty injury and is notoriously difficult to heal. It's a tiny bone, and apparently the circulation around it is pretty poor, which is the main reason for it taking a very long time to mend. @Snow Hound, quite right - except that that's a slightly different scenario, as one can't inflict any further damage to the arm one no longer has.
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Mon 19-12-16 19:37
Replies: 28
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Sat 3-12-16 5:18
Replies: 19
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sat 3-12-16 5:16
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Sat 3-12-16 5:12
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Dedicated water accumulating reservoirs
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Sat 3-12-16 5:10
Replies: 19
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Fri 25-11-16 3:32
Replies: 51
I'm with @Tim Heeney, Falke SK4 are great socks. Can't speak about the Teko Light or Smartwool Phd Ultra Light, as I haven't tried them, but people say good things about them.
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Sun 20-11-16 0:59
Replies: 63
Another vote for Leki Trigger S system from me. The speed and ease of use when engaging/disengaging is superb (even with just the Leki harness).
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