GoPro Studio 2.0 ? Démonstration en Corse cet été

Il restait quelques rushs, ajouté à une envie d’essayer le logiciel de montage proposé par GoPro, notamment avec les différents gabarits. C’est fait.
Premier bilan finalement positif: les très nombreux crashs étaient a posteriori dus aux accents mis dans les noms de fichier sous Mac OS X. Encore quelques réglages à faire, mais la base est là.
Sans parler de Corse absolument magique!

Interbike 2013: Schwalbe Tires – Magic Mary and Rock Razor

Mes prochains pneus pour l’Uzzi?
Mountain Bike Review Interbike 2013: Schwalbe Tires – Magic Mary and Rock Razor

For 2014, Schwalbe has two new gravity oriented tires, the aggressive Magic Mary and semi-slick Rock Razor, along with the cross-country Thunderbolt. They are offering more tires in their SuperGravity protection system, this most prominent being a 29″ Hans Dampf. They have continued to add more sizes, compounds and sidewall protection in the burgeoning 27.5″ size.

Magic Mary

The new Magic Mary is the successor to their popular Muddy Mary, and the big chunky knobs and open tread design should provide excellent control in a wide variety of conditions. The tubeless ready 2.35″ width tire comes in 26″, 27.5″ and 29″ sizes, in their VertStar and TrailStar compounds, and Super Gravity and SnakeSkin sidewall protection systems. The SuperGravity weighs around 1024-1165g each, while the SnakeSkin comes in at 800-885g.

The tire is meant for loose or wet conditions, where traction, cornering and braking in less than optimal conditions is paramount. The knobs are monstrous, blocky and aggressive, and they have lots have siping for an additional bite into the terrain. The open tread design has an alternating set of two and then three ramped center knobs, along with big beefy angled shoulder knobs. All of the large siped knobs, tread pattern and design should provide increased grip in corners, better braking and tractor pulling traction in soft, loose and muddy conditions. Of course, the large knobs and heavy weight come with poorer acceleration and rolling resistance, which is to be expected with a tire that isn’t meant for cross-country racing or use on hardpack.

The inner construction of the Super Gravity design is interesting and unique, and combines their casing, sidewall protection, Kevlar bead and stiffening inserts in a synergistic manner for extreme toughness, strength and flexibility, yet still remain moderately lightweight. The red is the normal casing, and the yellow is their Snakeskin sidewall, while the blue is a rubber insert. In a nutshell, they have a pseudo single-ply setup through the tire body and tread, and two-ply up along the sidewalls, along with a rubber insert along the bead, all bound together as a tough tire sandwich, which is light and flexible. Having the Snakeskin wrap all the way around helps with punctures and cuts, in addition to its usual sidewall placement, which now gets doubled. The rubber insert adds a great amount of stiffness and strength to the sidewalls, making the tires downhill like, but without wire bead issues.

Rock Razor

The new Rock Razor is a semi-slick tire, with low center knobs for fast-rolling and acceleration, and is optimized for the rear wheel. The tubeless ready 2.35″ width tire comes in 26″ and 27.5″ sizes, in their TrailStar compound and Super Gravity protection system, or their PaceStar compound and SnakeSkin sidewalls. The SuperGravity weighs around 925-965g each, while the SnakeSkin comes in at 665-695g.

The tire tread has a very low height along the center in a four-three line-up, and then gets large, tall and beefy shoulder knobs. The design should make them a quick roller, and would be especially suited for dry and hardback conditions. Once rolled over for cornering, the monster side knobs should take over for traction and control purposes. It would be a good candidate as rear tire in combination with the Magic Mary up front.

While I was at the Enduro World Series race at Winter Park Colorado this summer, I saw many of the mechanics at the racer’s paddocks cutting down the center knobs on tires to squeeze some extra time out of a stage by having a faster rolling tire. They ended up looking a lot like the Rock Razor.

Muddy Marly

Baptème de l’Ibis SLR d’Hervé, première sortie pour Guillaume, retrouvailles avec Donodyl…autant de bonnes raisons pour rouler ce dimanche. Jusqu’à ce que la météo s’emmêle. De la pluie à foison, des torrents de boue et de d’eau ont rendu cette sortie épique. Interruption à mi parcours pour certains, et pour ceux qui ont fini, trempés jusque dans les moindre couches. Disons que cela aura été notre sortie water de l’année.
Capture d’écran 2013-09-29 à 16.04.07Ibis SLR avant la sortie

Ibis SLR après la sortie

Humide?

Rose de Donodyl

Session éléphant bleu

WindsurfBreizh Power!

Nantouar, juste en face de la famille…Super spot encore, avec des bonnes conditions. Quand en plus les copains s’y mettent, on obtient un montage bien sympa avec pas mal d’humour.

Découverte

Encore la Corse, toujours Piantarella, et on continue la planche.
Mais cette fois mes filles sont les héroïnes du jour, en plein baptême de windsurf, avec un succès certain!

IMAGINE — NUIT DE LA GLISSE 2013

Faites une pause, arrêtez tout. Alors que la rentrée est bien derrière nous, que le rythme s’est accru, oubliez votre quotidien. Calme, nature, force, glisse, puissance…

Dans mon top 3 des films de 2013, une évidence. Rendez-vous au grand rex en décembre.

Vivement que je retourne naviguer ou skier….

Big boys, big toys?

Voilà un bon résumé de jouets pour grands garçons. Souvenirs de mes années de compétition RC…petit clin d’œil à Thomas.