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Old 01-27-2013, 11:01 PM   #451
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Rally Prep

Not exactly bike prep but it is rally prep. I'm working on a few new camera angles to spice up the highlight reels.

I made a backpack mount for the GoPro to provide a better 3rd person/over-the-shoulder view.

Give these a look and let me know if you think they have any disorieting effect.

Special thanks to Bruno for providing the venue and the bikes.





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Old 01-28-2013, 06:42 AM   #452
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Cool angle on those shots. Now you just need to figure out one of those MotoGP style gyro stabilized ones where the camera is always inline with the horizon.

I have had rough ideas on my head for a sort of stedicam mount for a bike but had not figured out how to mount it. I am thinking the backpack idea might work there.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:09 AM   #453
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Will Rally license and membership info be processed soon? I mailed it over a month ago.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:16 AM   #454
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Cool angle on those shots. Now you just need to figure out one of those MotoGP style gyro stabilized ones where the camera is always inline with the horizon.

I have had rough ideas on my head for a sort of stedicam mount for a bike but had not figured out how to mount it. I am thinking the backpack idea might work there.
I like that idea. Some guys use servos and a gyro but I think that is a bit too complex for the dirt and wet of the rally environment. I think I could come up with a way to give it one plane of freedom so it would keep the horizon level. If I find the right swivel I could hang the camera as a pedulum and let gravity do the rest...if...

Here's one of the videos I used for a starting plan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQmwcTSJDrk I have a shorter boom and mine comes straight off the T at the backpack to minimize part count and complexity. I can break it down and fit it all in my backpack that I use for Rally.

I'll do a how-to thread when I get it all dialed in.

Which of the three angles looked best?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:31 AM   #455
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I prefered the first angle Best field of view without the wiggles.

Sure there are no hardparts to hurt you in a crash with a boom like that?
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:59 PM   #456
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Will Rally license and membership info be processed soon? I mailed it over a month ago.
If you paid, don't worry. You may just get them when you Check in at SB.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:11 PM   #457
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put the camera on your head and the horizon will stay mostly level.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:07 AM   #458
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If you paid, don't worry. You may just get them when you Check in at SB.
OK, thanks. I was worried about my lack of smily faces :)
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:13 AM   #459
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OK, thanks. I was worried about my lack of smily faces :)
Dont worry. Anders checks everything manually. Hes very thorough, but sometimes it doesnt show up fr a while. If you sent it, though, its gotten i reckon
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:41 PM   #460
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Leo Vinci for G450X

I mentioned this earlier....

I have a new in-the-box Leo Vinci titanium (full) exhaust for a BMW G450X.

Any takers....?

email me @ ds@sammel.co
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:06 PM   #461
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I mentioned this earlier....

I have a new in-the-box Leo Vinci titanium (full) exhaust for a BMW G450X.

Any takers....?

email me @ ds@sammel.co
Seems like a good idea to me!
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:31 AM   #462
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Signed up for my first SandBlast, had a question for you all. I'm not sure of my pit crew/assistance availability for the race, can these be done without pit support? I was wondering if I could leave my van at the service area during the race? Do you know if anyone does this and rides to the start or how many times we will be at the service area during the event? I was looking at pics and saw some guys with some pretty small tanks so it made me wonder how the whole gassing/pitting works with these events?

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:49 AM   #463
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HEy Kev- Congrats on signing up, youre going to have a good tiem

You can do it without pit support as it were. I think the max between fuel is 70-80 miles, I dont know for this one particularly...I know that its only a 200 mile day in total, and 70 race miles, I would have to look it up on the event schedule, but you can talk me or somebody else into carrying a gas can for you. You can leave your van at service if you wish. I ride to the start from the hotel. Technically I dont need extra gas for the day, so I'm kind of self contained but everybody helps each other out in that regard.

Its pretty self explanatory once you get there, but after a few stages, your route book sends you back to the service area for a half an hour, and this happens probably twice during the day.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:00 PM   #464
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Signed up for my first SandBlast, had a question for you all. I'm not sure of my pit crew/assistance availability for the race, can these be done without pit support? I was wondering if I could leave my van at the service area during the race? Do you know if anyone does this and rides to the start or how many times we will be at the service area during the event? I was looking at pics and saw some guys with some pretty small tanks so it made me wonder how the whole gassing/pitting works with these events?

Thanks,
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Several of us do this without pit suppor and leave a vehicle at the service area. The finish is about 10 or 15 miles from the service area. You can either catch a ride back to get your van after the race or just ride the bike back to service afterwards. They like to keep all the race vehicles on display for a few hours after the race so what worked well for some of us last year was to have one guy leave his van near the finish then car-pool back to service. That way you can get your van while the bikes are still on display.

Either that or just about any of us would be happy to let you stash an fuel can and whatever else and bring it to service for you. Several of us are one man rider/crew/long haul trucker teams so we tend to help each other out.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:27 PM   #465
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Just paid for my membership and my rally license online.

My search-fu is weak: fill out the paper info and mail into Anders? Fill out and bring to onsite registration? Sit back and drink beer?

Still need to pay for my entry fee and I'll do that when I get my suspension back and I know 100% I'm good to go.
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