I instantly liked Jake's video as it shows a great perspective of something that is normally under the radar. Our typical, late afternoon, post-work session with just a couple friends, testing and enjoying the fruits. No crowds, no hype, all for the love. The reason why we do this.
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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 was another standard spring day at Hookipa Beach Park. World champions, top pro's, local standouts, and traveling tourists alike hit the water to take advantage of the consistent winds and waves the north shore of Maui has to offer on the regular. Typically, only the few who stop at the beach or pass by on the highway get to enjoy the action live. However, on this Wednesday, EpicSessions.tv extended that opportunity to anyone who could get online, broadcasting live-streaming video of all the action as it unfolded. In addition, a handful of riders at Hookipa rode with a new piece of technology that could record and transmit their jumpheights so viewers who were watching online knew instantly how high the rider jumped.
Objective competitions, enhanced on site reports, training analysis, legitimate bragging rights, and more, this new twist of having 3D information about a rider brings to light endless possibilities. How this information will be used in reality and to what extent will it have value has yet to be fully determined, but one thing we know for sure is it's pretty fun to jump head to head against your friends knowing exact heights! Just to double check, we headed down to Hookipa for a live test to see if others felt the same way on the 27th, while waiting for the right conditions for Oxbow's Ride The Sky, the first competition to feature this new format.
The 2010 http://Epicsessions.tv/Shadowbox Gorge Jump Off Team Edition was a running contest from June 28th-July 7th 2010. Teams of 2 were provided with a Dakine backpack that contained a HD camera, Tri-pod, HD GoPro and a Shadowbox. For more info and updates check out http://www.epicsessions.tv
Competitors rack up points for the Gorge Jump Off. This is a running contest from June 28th to July 7th. This competition is being judged on 10 different metrics that are measured. Jumps must be completed and have video evidence along with the Shadowbox data to count. If you missed the live webcast be sure to check out the archive on epicsessions.tv For more info, updates and live webcasts check out http://www.epicsessions.tv
June 28th 2010 marks the start date for the 1st annual Gorge Jump Off. 6 teams of 2 compete for 10 different metrics measured by the Shadowbox, onboard HD GoPros and HD cameras on the beach. Each team is given a Jump Off Backpack contains everything mentioned and more! Check out updates of each team, teams locations along the river, forecasts, and live webcasts! http://www.epicsessions.tv