Shot out to Jen, Kenny, Susan, Kim, Dawn, Alexandra and, Rogé. Thanks for the sweet day at Vail Sunday. The snow, weather, company and all round fun factor was exquisite, and it was surely the best day of what has been a really good season. Here are the videos I promised.
First an apology. That stupid ass camera a bien cassé mes pieds (or I suppose, as I learned Sunday, bien me merde)! Several of the video clips were partially hosed, and a couple of them completely so. As a general note, avoid the DXG-305V like the pox. Not only is it useless for taking pictures (the shot above is exhibit A; ignore the wrong time-stamp on the image, I never did set the time on the camera), but its movie mode is seriously buggy. I returned it to Target today, and earnestly pleaded with the bemused staff to take all the other such cameras off the shelf and use them for footholds on a rock climbing wall. Oh yeah, and all the videos are in Microsoft ASF format (my first thought was "you gotta be kidding me"). Your choices for playback might be a bit limited. Gi-Gi Alex, and Kim-oui, the clips with all your fly turns appear to be completely lost in memory, even using Windows media player. At least I have some footage from the others. Don't blame me. Blame the poxy appareil photo.
- clip 2, featuring Jen, Kenny, Dawn and Rogé on Espresso
- clip 3, a brief one featuring Alex (stretching) and Susan (working the teles) on Espresso
- clip 4, featuring Susan's sick tele stylings and a shot of Alex in the mini-mogul ditch on Espresso
- clip 10, taken by Dawn featuring Uche's 15-foot boost almost on to the head of an innocent by-skiier under the Game Creek Express (minimal action until the 15th second or so). I insist on pointing out (as the others will corroborate) that I landed that jump 3 out of the 4 times I took it, and only biffed when the camera was on me (of course). I saw the coming skiier and panicked.
Anyway, I uploaded all the video clips, even the broken ones. If anyone has any luck with them, let me in on the secret.