Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Camera Bags/Burton F stop

So as I am out shooting people always ask about my camera backpacks. What kind of bag is that? Is that made for a camera? How much gear can you hold? etc etc. For the record I have been through about every kind of camera bag out there. Some are designed by people who actually have to use them and haul camera gear around, some are obviously not.

For me there are 2 main things that a camera bag must have. 1- A comfortable harness system. Having a bag with a poorly designed harness system is no fun. If you are carrying 40+ lbs of gear around to shoot, it has to rest on your back properly. Having a good waist belt with multiple adjustment points is key. 2- A bomber zipper with backup straps. If you are like me you don't want to be worried about your zipper failing and all of your gear spilling out of your pack while you are shredding 2 feet of fresh. I have had zippers fail in the past!!! So this is a big deal to me-

This is the bag I have been using lately, and is by far the best bag I have had to date. The harness system is unbelievable, it is fully adjustable, and it has great padding and support in all the right places. When I first put this on I felt like I was wearing a real backcountry pack. You can tighten up the waist and loosen the shoulders and vice versa while carrying it to reduce fatigue. When you are ready to descend you can snug it up to your body and not worry about it flopping around. It is super low profile at the top near the shoulders so you don't have to worry about it catching on stuff (trees, branches, other dudes) while you ride. It can hold a ridiculous amount of gear and has an oversize pocket on the top for goggles, hat, gloves, flashes, etc.

If you are in the market for a new camera bag, look no further than the Burton F stop

Monday, October 19, 2009

In Print

Just got this from Never Summer snowboards, they will be running this ad in the Dec issue of various snowboard magazines. The rider is Cooper Hoffmeister, we shot this at jump spot up Parleys Canyon
Check it out-

Friday, October 16, 2009

Red Bull Burner

I spent last weekend in Angel Fire NM shooting the Red Bull Burner for and DECLINE mag. It was a super gnar 12 hr downhill race. Lots of fun to shoot, brutal to ride. Here are a couple photos-

The Vital coverage is up here, and the article will be in DECLINE in the next couple months