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Posted by on Dec 12, 2014

The Winter Helm

The Winter Helm

Winter was coming, now it’s here. I knew there would come a time where even my face-hugging black Ninja style hoodie would fail to keep the cold air rushing past me from chilling me to the core as I airwheeled town and countryside alike… It works fine all the time you’re standing still, but as soon as you start moving past 5 mph, the air starts getting in all the gaps, and if you go full SAS nose flap up as well, then your shades fog up faster than you can say ‘was that a pothole ?’ Nope, what we need is a full head helmet, of the sort a BMX motoX rider might get. That’ll keep my ears warm, shut out the rain, and provide a helpful camera mounting platform, and not look too embarrassing, all for about £32. Shox Value Not being able to summon £500 to throw at a proper stormtrooper helmet, I settled instead for the Shox sniper, which is astonishingly well made for the £32...

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Posted by on Dec 11, 2014

Airhweel Hour 300

Airhweel Hour 300

Airwheel Heaven Well, hour 300 has come and gone, and to celebrate I’ve done a couple of vids that aren’t so much challenges or special features but more like vaguely amusing diversions – they certainly kept me amused. I have also reached the mythical rank of Airwheel Jedi, only 2 away from Airwheel Sith Lord, which is only 2 away from Airwheel Emperor, which is where I should be soon, when I get to hour 1000 ;) In case you are wondering what 10,000 hours =  in my scale of Airwheeling prowess, it’s Airwheel Overlord. 5000 is Airwheel sentinel. Don’t make me do a chart. In the main vid I’m buggering about with my night wand camera pole (minus camera) mainly to see what the GoPro3+ will do with it, but also for general shits and giggles. But I am pleased, because reaching hour 300 means the cost of each airwheeling hour of brilliance has cost just £2 per hour, and the more I do of it, the less...

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Posted by on Dec 11, 2014

28 Fails, 9 Falls and a Win

28 Fails, 9 Falls and a Win

Crash Happy Hey Aerocammers. Aero J is has wheeld himself to the skate park, and parked up to film something else for a change. And that something is Tyler and his Skateboard, and his determination to nail one move that he can’t do yet but will be able to shortly. I’ve got my 60 frames a second out so we get it all in glorious slow mo. So enjoy him showing us why we shouldn’t give up, even when it really hurts trying… See you next time…...

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Posted by on Dec 11, 2014

Chichester at Christmas

Chichester at Christmas

The Road rolls ever on… After Winchester, Chichester was next on my list, and having erroneously parked about 2 miles of town, I did the best I could with what battery power I had, in the busy market and high street areas. The main vid above is me navigating my way through the crowds (and occasionally cloisters!) in yet another Christmas market and more generally about town. In the second one we’re doing other bits, backwards. Enjoy that then. I would have done more if it hadn’t been so very very cold...

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Posted by on Dec 4, 2014

Winchester at Christmas

Winchester at Christmas

Join me for an afternoon roll around one of Hampshire’s most picturesque cities and largest cathedral. It’s nearly Christmas, so much to my surprise I found a full-on craft market at the base of the cathedral, and this resulted in some classic Airwheel skills-up proximity glide opportunities… Slow-wheeling Part 1 is all about Airwheeling the busy market, intercut with a few quality time-lapses of the awesome scenery. This was easily as hard work as Westminster was the other week, possibly more so in that at least in London they keep moving, albeit very slowly; here, people were randomly stopping all over the place, and it took all my concentration and slow-wheel skills to do the whole lot without a single UDM or fall. Couple of forced intentional dismounts along they way, as you’d expect, but generally I was very happy with that, and pleased that I seem to be able to maintain increasingly deathly slow roll speeds without losing balance. Part 2 builds on that as we head into...

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Posted by on Dec 2, 2014

Airwheeling London: Old Park Lane

Airwheeling London: Old Park Lane

Night Glide I have a job that takes me into London a lot near Xmas, and today I was playing at the Intercontinental Hotel for the NSPCC Out of Africa ball. I had a lot of time spare so used some of that to go Airwheeling my way round central London in something of a vaguely christmassy advanced proximity challenge. It’s advanced, because of the busy streets and the fact I’m doing in the dark, although I do have a 2 megaton Light Cannon to help me see where I’m going when street lighting fails… Crowd Control Around 5 FCDM’s today (Forced controlled dismounts) caused whenever the crowds got more than 10 deep, and slowed down to near stop. Often I found myself with things to lean on so I could wait for the busiest bits to clear without putting a foot down, but it wasn’t an easy ride even in the clearer bits mainly because of the horrendous state of London paving and uneven illumination. Kerbs seem highly...

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2014

Seascapes

Seascapes

Spin Panorama Down on the south coast again, this time in overcast weather and unusual light and armed with me new Ikea egg timer and my faithful GoPro3+ I stepped once more into the b(r)each to bring you some epic skies and waves together with some impressive boats and some general airwheeling about the local deserted fairground. Time Lapse Extra Shooting a frame every 2 seconds we get 1 second of 30 FPS time lapse footage for every minute I wait in a location. So if I stay for 30 mins, that will give me a 30 second 180° pan. Staying only 20 mins will yield a 20 second  120° pan. Shooting at 1 frame very 2 secs works best when the clouds are moving quite fast. For when the sky is grey, and or there are slower moving clouds, or you want greater movement in your final video clip, then shooting 1 frame every 5 seconds is a good plan I have found. But now I’m chained to one position...

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