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Cody Marsh and RailRiders Adventure Clothing went on a short trip in Harpers Ferry, WV and Shenandoah National Park, VA. RailRiders apparel shown in this video, also shot, edited and produced by Cody were: VersaTac-Light Pants, Weatherpants with Insect Shield,Adventure Top,Explorer Shirt, Rampage Short, and Last Chance Belt. No apparel or animals were harmed during the making of this video.
How can you not love those zany YouTube videos showing off the combustible mayhem when Coke Zero and Mentos come into crazy contact? The experiments are becoming ever more elaborate. The video here shows a “rocket car” that traveled 209 feet on soda pop highly and controlled fizz. Not very far, you say. Orville Wright’s first flight at Kitty Hawk lasted 12 seconds for a total distance of 120 feet.Share on Facebook
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Almost like a scene from the movie “Fitzcarraldo,” classical pianist Paul Barton lugged an old piano up into the highlands of the mountainous region of Kanchanaburi, Thailand, to play for old and injured elephants at a protected nature reserve. *Elephant-lovers please rest-assured,” says Barton on his YouTube page, “all keys on modern pianos (such as this one) are made from synthetic plastic material and have been manufactured this way for some considerable time.” For more on the elephants, go here: ‘Elephant’s World’ Kanchanaburi. And what were the pachyderms listening to? Slow movement (2) from Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata.
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Judging by the number of YouTube videos on time-lapse recording of snowfalls, most are shot close to home, like in one’s backyard or patio. So when the next blizzard strikes, and you have time on your hand, grab your Nikon or Cannon (along with a tripod) and began photographing. The short time-lapse video here was taken by Michael Black of Belmar, New Jersey, of the December 26th, 2010 blizzard. He used a Canon Rebel and remote timer to capture a single image every five minutes.
This 2000 U.K. ad for John West canned salmon was made for the British market.
It’s bear vs. man. It still draws a hearty chuckle.
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To extreme skiing aficionados worldwide, the name Jamie Pierre is a familiar one. In the video here, Pierre set a world-record jump in 2006 by jumping off the backside of Wyoming’s Grand Targhee Resort. It’s as if he jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge. Sadly, this past weekend, he died over the weekend in an avalanche at Utah’s Snowbird ski resort.
Here’s a cool video (see url at end) of wipeouts at a hot surfin’ locale in Southern California known as the Wedge. Situated at the east end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, south swells during summer and fall can produce huge waves up to 30 feet high. Maverick’s up the coast in Northern California go higher, but the Wedge is as lethal due to a shallow beach. When the wave comes crashing down, it’s in water no deeper than one or two feet. According to a Wikipedia entry, “this condition causes uninformed and inexperienced swimmers to be at extreme risk of a spinal cord injury. If a person is to ‘go over the falls,’ (fall with the water in the crest of the wave), he will commonly strike his head on the sand below the shallow water. Lower Newport sees many spinal cord injury victims every summer who often end up as quadriplegics.” And fatalities. According to a 2009 L.A. TImes report on a body surfer who died after being rescued from high surf at the Wedge, this “mecca for body surfing also known for its potential dangers.Wedge veterans have left the beach with concussions, fractured vertebrae and broken bones. The Wedge can chew up novices, flinging them onto the hard berm of sand or sucking them back into the churning surf.” Watch video here: http://www.surfline.com/surflinetv/primetime/freeze-frame-at-the-wedge_56341Share on Facebook
Hi, it’s me, John D with an invitation to see some great sailing action. My sister is producing an Extreme Sailing event in conjunction with Boston Common Magazine that is going to be insanely fun to watch and attend. Yes, right here in heart of Boston at Fan Pier. Imagine 40-foot catamarans doing 50 to 60 miles per hour racing against each other in a space not much bigger that a Wal-Mart and within 15 to 20 feet from where we will be watching on shore! The racing is spectacular, the crashes – total boat carnage with sailors literally flying through the air.– Simply, you cannot miss this. Join me for this event. Admission is free with free food and drink and a show to end all others even if you know nothing about sailing. Kick off your July 4th weekend, you will not be disappointed.The only catch: This VIP party is limited to the first 150 people who RSVP by ether calling this number –1-617-266-3390– or by emailing here: email@example.com Feel free to bring a friend but remember the cutoff is the first 150 who commit because capacity is extremely limited.Share on Facebook
The new, powerful eco-documentary, “The Last Mountain,” focuses on the widespread harmful effects of the mining technique called mountaintop removal on West Virginia’s Coal River Valley. Simply put, the mining company dynamites the entire top of a mountain to extract the coal hidden beneath. Except there’s a very big problem. The local inhabited area is also ruined– poisoned water, air pollution, massive sludge dumps, floods, cancer clusters. Who’s to blame for all this devastation? The villain is Massey Energy, which is the state’s largest coal company. According to the documentary which played at the Sundance Film Festival, 500 Appalachian mountains have been destroyed by this same process. But Coal River Valley residents have said, “Enough is enough!” They are fighting back. They are the heroes of this must-see film.Share on Facebook
This video, which was created by the U.S. government, is an animation of the massive path of the Honshu tsunami triggered by the 8.9 earthquake on Thursday night. Less than 12 hours after the devastating quake struck just off the northern coast of Japan, waves reached California. Crescent City in the north was the coastal town first hit, with eight-foot waves battering the shore. About 35 boats were sunk or otherwise destroyed. In Santa Cruz, water surged into a harbor, sinking or overturning more than a dozen boats.Share on Facebook
Be patient and you will be justly rewarded: “Green Tunnel” video starts around the 15-second mark. And what a video!
Kevin Gallagher, a Richmond, Virginia-based filmmaker, took footage from his six-month trek along the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail and condensed 4,000 photos into a single five-minute video to accompanying music. While Gallagher is not a RailRiders Adventure Clothing customer, many Appalachian Trail hikers, including several hardy thru-hikers, are. A full quality version is available for purchase on DVD. Go to smtgltd.bigcartel.com/ and look for it on Stephen Vitiello.
On one day of the year the Dogon people of Mali in Africa can fish in the sacred water of Lake Antogo. It’s every fisherman for himself as the muddy lake is drained in minutes. This amazing footage was shot by BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, England and BBC Wales, which spent two years shooting over 70 stories in some of the most remote locations on earth spanning about 40 countries. Each episode of the Human Planet series focuses on a different human-inhabited environment, including deserts, jungles, the Arctic, grasslands, rivers, mountains, oceans, and the urban landscape. While the series has yet to air in the U.S., this web-only Human Planet trailer viewed here is simply astonishing.Share on Facebook
Eric Jacqmain, a clever 19-year old from Indiana, built his own backyard solar death-ray with the intensity of 5,000 suns (at least he claims this), by adhering over 5,000 small mirrors to a satellite dish. This do-it-yourself project cost him only $90 to build. While RailRiders is known for its sun-blocking clothing, we’d have to admit that it would be no match for Eric’s solar killer-torch.Share on Facebook
To build excitement around the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, Intel launched an action-adventure video titled “The Chase.” Move over Bourne, you got competition–albeit all on a desktop!Share on Facebook
If you ever wondered why this 48-second You Tube video has been watched by over 30,000,000 dog lovers, the answer rests with Mishka’s “American Idol” vocals. We wonder how she’d fared in the great outdoors or on “Dual Survivor.”Share on Facebook
Persistence hunting, as many of us learned by reading Christopher McDougall’s account of the Kalahari Bushmen in the national bestseller, Born To Run, involves an age-old yet now practically extinct form of tracking in which hunters, equipped with spears or bows and arrows pursued prey to the point of the animal’s exhaustion. Because humans can sweat to reduce body heat and their quadruped prey can not, humans are able to run for many miles and for an extended period of time. We are the only primates who have the physiological gifts necessary for endurance running. Persistence hunting evolved two million years ago. Part 10 of David Attenborough’s documentary,”The Life of Mammals,” showed a Bushman running after a kudu antelope for eight consecutive hours until it collapsed from utter exhaustion. No one knows to what extent the Bushmen continue to hunt this way, or how many are still able to run an animal to death. Make sure you watch closely at the 3:00-3:20 mark in the video to see his desert footwear.Share on Facebook