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dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 11:31am PT
eKat, please do!! And yes thank you for that so long ago; those skates have seen a lot of bc over the years.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Nov 29, 2012 - 11:36am PT
I'm wondering, how did they film the skater? Another skater, but where's the bobbing--the subject stays right in the middle of the frame and there's no motion on the camera!

Fantastico!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 11:47am PT
k-Man. . . that's DIT. . . pro, all the way! And. . . I may add, even though he's been a photog for decades, he's pretty new to this video thing. . . methinks he catches on pretty frikken fast!

:-)

AND. . . DIT. . . when you want to link a vid, click that VIDEO tab at the top on a new post . . . then paste your URL (not an embedded one) into that slot - then go up and select everything from the = sign left - INCLUDING the = and delete it. . . then you're good to go!

I know . . . you have to click 'em both to make them work. . . but something tells me, the ones that are actually PHOTOS of the video get clicked more often.

I could be full of it, too! (Although I never have been, before!)

HA!
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:53pm PT
thanks eKat.
blades from a used sporting good store bolted to an aluminum plate
photo not found
Missing photo ID#276074
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
Malemute. . . that's BRILLIANT!

TFPU!

Do you still use them?

P.S. Gettin' 'em lined up right must have been the crux, eh?
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
man....
watching Steve White skating at speed across that perfectly clear ice gives me the WILLIES...
Spectacularly beautiful but I'll be danged if I'd ever try it.
Ice ain't supposed to be both solid and that crystal clear.
Wonder if they saw any fish?
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
Dig those skates, Malemute. That's fricken badass.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
Wonder if they saw any fish?

We all (including DIT) used to hoof it up to Lake Mary before Tamarack had enough snow to open and we'd skate that PERFECT lake. . . a mile by a half mile. . . crystal clear ice. . . somebody in the pack would go way wide and lure a school of trout and skate toward us with the school following along. . . you wanna talk TRIPPY? Ice skating at 9,100 feet, with the Sierra Crest looming above you. . . silently floating over a school of trout.

DOOD!

I just got the willies thinkin' about it!
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 02:52pm PT
This is beautiful. Just watching it for a few minutes transported me to a different place.

I see this in my future too.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 29, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
Haven't used the boot skates since I left Calgary.
Alignment wasn't critical as we were skating on a frozen creek, which was not flat, so we were not going very fast. But it sure beat walking, especially carrying a pack with a shitload of ice gear. We took hockey sticks to help our balance.
dit

Mountain climber
eastside
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
FISH? Check out starting at 5:22 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00ZLEqJ_Aak&list=UU_J_X6GkU8veOnKw9vtQwMw&index=3&feature=plcp]

Kath, I'm a failure.....
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:10pm PT
dit
you are having WAYY too much fun!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:11pm PT


WHERE'S MY FRIKKEN CHALK BAG. . . I actually screamed "JESUS" at one point!

:-)

P.S. And. . . Dit. . .you've got the BEST LAUGH IN THE WORLD. . . made me miss you more than ever!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:16pm PT
A N D . . . that's some kind of rare and precious stuff, right there. . . puts my heart on wing!

Some of these I've already seen but they are NEW, again!

TFPU!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:16pm PT
I too wondered what might be the outcome of a swim. Brrrrrrrrrrrr.......

Malemute you are such a Canadian. :-)

Thanks Kath & Dit for the banter. Great thread when some other real choss litters the front pg.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
Kath, I'm a failure.....

LOSER!

You can't link an embedded video. . . so. . . go to YouTube

select the TITLE of your video

Copy and paste it into YouTube's search engine

Search for it

click into your video

select that new URL

copy it

Then come to TheTaco

open a new post

click the VIDEO tab at the top of the blank post

paste the UN-EMBEDDED URL in the slot

put your insertion point just to the right of the EQUAL SIGN

Select everything INCLUDING THE EQUAL SIGN to the left

hit delete

Hit SUBMIT

You'll see that your insertion point is inside that link. . . DO NOT DO ANYTHING ELSE TO THAT LINK UNTIL YOU GET YOUR INSERTION POINT OUTTA THERE. . . then you're good to go for adding a comment or something.

You can do it. . . I have faith in you!

ox

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
Thanks, Tami. . . there's nothing better in the whole wide world than sharing your BITCHENEST FRIENDS with everybody!

:-)

This Dit dad ROCKS!

Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
select the TITLE of your video
Copy and paste it into YouTube's search engine
Search for it
click into your video
or you can click the little youtube icon at lower right of the embedded youtube (it pops up "watch on youtube" when mouse is on it)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:44pm PT
NO. . . if you do that, you can actually read the word EMBEDDED in the URL. . . that's what trips you up when you try to embed it here. . .you have to get an un-embedded URL to make it work.

There are probably a number of other ways to get the right result, but this is the only one I was able to figure out on my own. . . and it took a while. . . cause I ain't too good at this stuff.

:-)

By the way. . . taking a hockey stick along for stability is really cool. . . so is taking ski skating poles - that is, if you want to go really, really fast!

HA!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:49pm PT
I'm wondering if Dan McConnel still has the footage he shot up at Lake Mary - where EverSteadyFreddy was pullin' me behind his ice bike?

That ran on the Dave Channel for years.

It was a blast. . . but it was FULL BLOWN LIFE THREATENING PERIL, to say the least!
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