The game-changing Laoag sandboarding on its 9th year

The LEAD (Laoag Eco-Adventure Development) Movement kids, who helped put the Laoag Sand Dunes on the adventure map, now grown-ups, in a more adultish vid.

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So many changes since that trial ride on August 2, 2009 in La Paz. A co-op has brought together LEAD, the originators of sandboarding in the Philippines, and all the other operators who came after LEAD, for a common good, which is to boost tourism in Laoag City and the rest of the North. The expansive dunes which also cover parts of Paoay and Currimao make Ilocos Norte extraordinary. Have you had your own sand adventure yet?

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Playing With Big Boys

GoPro Hero3

Adventure is fleeting. Sometimes we need something to stimulate our mind, relive those awesome moments all over again. Cameras were invented to make us see every spontaneous detail, tiny or great, relevant or irrelevant, such as the color of the sky, the movement of water, the bend of a tree, that life-threatening swerve for instance. — put together, those tiny details complete the picture.

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But what about the restless adrenaline junkie who wants to play and record his feat at the same time? A handsfree GoPro camera can be a wonderful fix. Ericke simply knows what to send the boys. For the techies, the Hero3 has a 12 MP sensor capable of capturing 4K digital video at 15 fps, 2.7K video at 30 fps, 1440p at 48 fps, 1080p at 60fps, 720p at 120 fps and WVGA at 240 fps. The lens is fixed and it doesn’t have a viewfinder, though you can check the view through your phone ‘coz it’s built with WiFi.  The video below is just a test case of the HD quality.

GoPro Test Drive

While imaginativeness is needed the moment you click a handheld camera, a GoPro makes you see all within the 170-degree angle if you’re mounting it good. There are various mounting accessories you can purchase depending on the activity you will be recording. It’s shockproof, lightweight that you can carry it on your head. A waterproof case can likewise be purchased to protect the cam while filming extreme water fun.

Enjoy photos of the boys taken with my D90. I hope you are starting  your week good.

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