My personal YouTube skating videos
Super Selfie Septuagenarian Sunday Skate
20th May 2012 skating to Princes Street
21/8/2011 video, inline skating down Bruntsfield Links and the Innocent Railway (GoPro Camera)
This is me at Murrayfield Ice Rink on quiet afternoon sessions, video by Jane:
Testing my GoPro camera at Murrayfield Ice Rink.
First Person View
First inline skating video with the GoPro camera. 8 minutes long,
Here's an earlier video I did skating down Queen's Drive in Holyrood Park:
This video is closer to home at Bruntsfield Links:
Video (facing backwards) of me in a fast freewheel through the Innocent Railway Tunnel is further down this page. No background music. Quite fast this time due to a following westerly breeze. Click to jump - or just continue for information about the MiniDV camcorder used.
Previously updated video of the Innocent Railway tunnel and path is below. The wet surface meant some of the bearings in my wheels got rusty.
Experimental video (you've been warned) recorded on a tiny camcorder on the end of a stick of bamboo. I couldn't see what I was recording so there's inevitably shots of the back of my head. The video is rather long at 6 minutes. It's my journey down Leamington Walk and the Innocent Railway tunnel.
Below is a picture of the MiniDV camcorder model VD80 and the bamboo stick which is less than 1cm thick. The camera comes with a 2GB Micro SD card.
Encouraged by the previous effort, I've done it again with a video from Roseburn to Granton. This one is 6 minutes long too after editing. There's no background sound other than what was recorded. The video gets more interesting once I get to the red footbridge over Ferry Road at Crewe Toll. The tarmac is smoother after that and there's more freewheeling.
2 minute video of me inline skating through the Innocent Railway Tunnel and down to Duddingston Loch. No background music. Quite fast this time due to a following westerly breeze. The view is backwards from the end of my bamboo cane.
OK, I realise that these are pretty tame compared to these videos, but maybe they'll help to popularise this pastime in Edinburgh.
Another one of Crewe Toll to Granton recorded with a normal size camcorder with a flip-out screen. The view is all forward (nothing of me except a quick flash of my PowerSlide skates). It's the wee dog that is the star of this video. You can hear the dog's owner crying out when the dog is far away. The tenacious wee Scottie Westie (West Highland Terrier) just seemed to want to race me but its little legs weren't up to it.
Me on Heelys at work at PC World (early in the morning before the store opened).
Heelys in the kitchen.
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