Here is a match burning in super slow motion. Now you know what happens every time you strike one to light the campfire.
Sometimes things don't work out the way you picture it but if you keep at it you will eventually be successful.
I read that in a fortune cookie at a Chinese buffet once.
Image capture and video from sixknots.net.
Shot over a period of three weeks around the South Island of New Zealand, you know that place where they shot those movies. Yeah, those ones. This film highlights some of the amazing scenery found in and around the Catlins Forest Park, Fiordland NP, Queenstown, Mount Aspiring NP, Mount Cook NP, Arthurs Pass NP and Castle Hill Reserve.
Just how awesome would this film be if every water shot had a kayak or canoe in it? Super awesome.
For those who woke up this morning with a dream to watch a kayaker going over a 75 foot waterfall while somebody does a backflip dive into the water right beside him, this should make your day complete.
From the YouTube description:
TWO extreme sports professionals take a leap of faith as they plunge headfirst down a 75ft waterfall. White water kayaker Ben Marr and skier Rory Bushfield executed the death-defying stunt at the Mamquam Falls in Squamish, Canada. Bushfield performed a "gainer" - a backwards somersault while still moving forward - from the top of the falls while Marr descended it in his kayak. However, the stunt was not without its dangers - only a few days before their descent a young Vancouver man drowned after leaping into the waterfall.
Anybody who has spent time in the outdoors can relate when I say that mosquitoes are the scourge of the earth.
But just because we hate them and we know they suck, doesn't mean they are not good for something.
In the video below Rose Eveleth shares a bunch of cool things about the worlds most hated bug next to the Blackfly along with why it probably isn't a good thing to have them completely wiped off the face of the earth.
Watch this video that was just recently posted on the Youtube.
I've always enjoyed the videos that the gang from Body Boat Blade. Shawna Franklin and Leon Sommé are super down to earth instructors and their passion to make kayaking fun is clearly there.
Here is something you don’t see every day, a helicopter dropping off sea kayaks to some remote location at the start of a trip.
I have no idea of when or where it was shot but it was uploaded to Steve Ruskay’s YouTube account who has been a long-term sea kayak guide in northern Canada and Greenland for Black Feather for many years.
All I can say is that there is a lot trust put into the strength of those deck lines or end toggle not to break!
If you are just getting into the world of SUP and interested in taking a lesson you don't need to look any longer as SUP Professional, Rod Mentor is here to give you a FREE lesson. In just over 4 minutes you will learn to strengthen your core muscles, learn about the spiritual side of SUPping and learn to dress properly for the water.
Even though you will be looking and talking like a pro in 4 minutes from now, actually paddling like a pro might be a different story but hey, that's over-rated anyways.
I stumbled upon this trailer for the soon-to-be-released film, The Last Baidarka after somebody shared it on Facebook yesterday. It looks really interesting.
From the description:
In June of 2013 I had the wonderful opportunity to interview traditional Alaskan kayak builder Mitch Poling. I first met Mitch at the Traditional Arctic Kayak Symposium 2010 in Trinidad, CA, where he gave a presentation on the revival of the Chugach baidarka.
Mitch spent part of his childhood in Chenega, Alaska, a small village where the traditional seal-skin covered kayak (known by the Russian term "baidarka") was still being used for hunting and travel. The art of skin-on-frame kayak construction in Alaska was almost completely lost, as new technology was introduced and fishermen turned to using outboard motors and plywood boats. In 1964, a tsunami wiped out the village of Chenega and destroyed the remaining baidarkas. Fortunately, one kayak was left intact, safely stored in a museum in Cordova. Using this remaining specimen, Mitch was able to revive the practice of traditional skin-on-frame kayak construction in Prince William Sound.
Look for the full-length film to be released sometime in November.
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