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Surfing 30-foot waves, skiing off cliffs, and biking down the stairs in a Rio slum are the exact kind of heart-pumping insanity that most of us have far too much sense to attempt.
That doesn’t mean you can’t get a glimpse of what it’s like, though.
We found a few crazed adrenaline junkies who’d recorded their exploits using helmet-mounted cameras that let you see their exploits from their point of view.
You won’t get the adrenaline rush, but you will get to see what it looks like — in HD.
These videos were shot using GoPro cameras. Lightweight cameras like these will run you around 300 bucks, but the video footage you’ll get is priceless!
Assuming you survive, that is.
Helmetcam: Surfing a Tube at Sunset
This sequence is shot from surfer Gabriel Villaran’s point of view, using an HD Helmet Hero Cam from GoPro, somewhere in Mexico.
Normally this camera shoots in widescreen, but he used a 4:3 aspect ratio so the top of the wave didn’t get cut off.
960p mode, 1280 x 960, 4:3, 170-degree angle of view, 30fps.
Source: Gadget Lab