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Orbit Pole : The Must-Have Accessory for Action POV

A unique POV camera pole, that gives you total control of the camera angle, with the movement of your thumb, anywhere and anytime. Watch this video interview with co-founder Tim Jodoin and discover the next must have accessory for POV film makers and GoPro enthusiasts everywhere. Most action camera POV videos have only one angle, either from the helmet or on a pole. The angle and shot is set before the action starts and stays that way until it ends. With the Orbit Pole, a simple move of the thumb enables you to rotate the camera, allowing for a new angle and shot at any time, without having to stop and reset the camera. With the Orbit Pole, you have total control, anywhere and anytime. It is poised to become the next must-have accessory for GoPro and Action Camera enthusiasts everywhere!

Proper Use of Trekking Poles, the Key to Longer Hikes with Less Fatigue


Did you know that the proper use of trekking poles will reduce your fatigue at the end of a day's hiking, and enable you to hike farther? Correct adjustment of your hiking poles is the key to getting maximum benefit from them. The most common adjustment position is for flat terrain. The poles should be extended so that your forearms are level with the ground. Most poles have loops at the handles, providing extra oomph. The loops should be placed at the base of the wrist, just tight enough so that you can feel support from them when pushing down and back on the pole. When striding, plant your trekking poles even with the opposite heel; right pole planted when left heel hits the ground and vice-versa. The handles of the poles should be forward of the tips, so that you are exerting pressure down at a backward angle, pushing yourself forward as you go. This movement and placement of poles will help propel you along, and take some of the work off of your legs. For most uphill and slightly d...

Fitness Training for Long Distance Hikes


You are ready for your first hiking trip of the year. You have organized well and done your research. You know daily distances and elevation gains. You purchased a good pair of boots and know what you are going to put in your pack. But are you really ready? Backcountry hiking is not a walk in the park. Is your body trained for the rigors of a rugged trail? Without adequate physical training and preparation, your hiking excursion can turn into a torturous and exhausting grind. The Importance of Fitness for HikingWhy is fitness so important? There is a direct relationship between your level of physical fitness and your enjoyment of the hiking experience. It does not matter what distance you are planning to hike, if you are not fit, you are going to hurt. When you hurt, you can't have fun. It's as simple as that.The Focus of Hiking Training"Long distance" hiking means different things to different people, but training principles will be consistent regardless of the length of the hike.The ...

How To Fix a Flat Tire on a Bike

In this video, Peter Kunstadt of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of replacing a flat tire on a bike, while out on the trails. How To Choose the Right Mountain Bike for you In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a mountain bike, ensuring maximum action and performance. How To Choose the Right Hybrid Bike for you In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a hybrid bike, ensuring maximum performance and comfort. https://www.slopeedge.ca/content/how-to-choose-the-right-hybrid-bike-for-you How To Choose the Right Road Bike for you In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a road bike, ensuring maximum performance. https://www.slopeedge.ca/content/how-to-choose-the-right-road-bike-for-you How To Fix a Flat Tire on a Bike In this video, Peter Kunsta...

How To Choose the Right Road Bike for you

In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a road bike, ensuring maximum performance. How To Choose the Right Mountain Bike for you In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a mountain bike, ensuring maximum action and performance. How To Choose the Right Hybrid Bike for you In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a hybrid bike, ensuring maximum performance and comfort. https://www.slopeedge.ca/content/how-to-choose-the-right-hybrid-bike-for-you How To Choose the Right Road Bike for you In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a road bike, ensuring maximum performance. https://www.slopeedge.ca/content/how-to-choose-the-right-road-bike-for-you How To Fix a Flat Tire on a Bike In this video, P...

How To Choose the Right Hybrid Bike for you

In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a hybrid bike, ensuring maximum performance and comfort. How To Choose the Right Mountain Bike for you In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a mountain bike, ensuring maximum action and performance. How To Choose the Right Hybrid Bike for you In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a hybrid bike, ensuring maximum performance and comfort. https://www.slopeedge.ca/content/how-to-choose-the-right-hybrid-bike-for-you How To Choose the Right Road Bike for you In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a road bike, ensuring maximum performance. https://www.slopeedge.ca/content/how-to-choose-the-right-road-bike-for-you How To Fix a Flat Tire on a Bike In...

How To Choose the Right Mountain Bike for you

In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a mountain bike, ensuring maximum action and performance. How To Choose the Right Hybrid Bike for you In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a hybrid bike, ensuring maximum performance and comfort. https://www.slopeedge.ca/content/how-to-choose-the-right-hybrid-bike-for-you How To Choose the Right Road Bike for you In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Matt Polson of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of selecting a road bike, ensuring maximum performance. https://www.slopeedge.ca/content/how-to-choose-the-right-road-bike-for-you How To Fix a Flat Tire on a Bike In this video, Peter Kunstadt of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process of replacing a flat tire on a bike, while out on the trails. https://www.slopeedge.ca/content/how-to-fix-a-flat-tire-on-a-bike