20 Years of the Salomon TenEighty


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The first two minutes of this Salomon TV tribute to JP Auclair and the history of the Salomon 1080 is filled with ridiculously awesome banger quotes. Take your pick, and enjoy the flick.

“JP JP JP JP JP JP JP” — Everyone

“I think the greatest thing you can do with one of your friends is to remember them in your hearts and in your minds… and here everybody is and I think it’s just the coolest thing ever. I really do.” — Blake Jorgensen

“Thank’s a lot everyone for coming out on the 20th anniversary of the New Canadian Airforce and honoring a great man … JP Auclair.” — Mike Douglas

“Here we are, Blackcomb wind lip session … it’s been a long time since I’ve seen something like this go down. It’s a throw back to the old days, the tribe has rallied… it’s just good to be here man, it feels like old times.” — Feet Banks

“It’s awesome to see everyone getting fired up, just sending it, just strictly out of love for him.”

“Vinny and JP’s and Szocs and Mike, they are just on the next level”

“Every single trick they did was groundbreaking and never been done before… and what really stood out for us is that a lot of the shots we saw were in Whistler”

Well, this is where we kind of learned a lot of this stuff. So to be back here exactly 20 years later is super super cool.” — Mike Douglas

“That was the first back flip mute I think I’ve done in about 10 years … that one was for JP” — Mike Douglas

“My back is sore, my shins will be sore… and I need a masseuse and a hot tub. I can’t do those hard landings anymore.” — Shane Szocs

“Back to 97 baby!” — Mike Douglas

“Back when skiing was just furry boots and malt cider and like kind of FIS bullshit, these guys stepped up, they turned it around, they took it backwards.”

“And that’s what made them rad.”

“A guy once told me that anything less than 20 years old is just news, it’s not history. And it’s been 20 years now since the TenEighty came out so… I guess we’ll see.” — Mike Douglas

“I sense snowboard coming really big two years ago like all new tricks I was like fuck man – should I change for snow board but, like I said in my mind – ah fuck there is something to do with skiing. There’s not because we got pole that we can’t grab so… last year I started to do flip like mistys and rodeo and I think skiings awesome and we can kick snowboards ass easily.” — JF Cusson

“Skiing was pretty much dead in the 90s, snowboarding was taking off.” — Jonny Moseley

“Skiing was your parents sport. Nobody — No one young with energy or that was cool was getting into skiing.” — Mike Douglas

“And the New Canadian Air Force came along and they invented twin tip skis … and that just like set it off.” — Jonny Moseley

Kickstarter 2012 – The Stats

Kickstarter 2012 - The Stats

Kickstarter continues to be the worlds largest funding platform for creative projects. I recently reviewed Kickstarter’s 2012 year in review. The stats are unbelievable and continue to grow as their demographic base increases. Last year Kickstarter collected a total of $274,391,721 million in pledges which is 85.6% of of all pledges given. This does not mean that 85.6% of all projects reach their goal, actually only 44% of all 41,765 projects launched reached their goal. And of those 18,109 kickstarter projects, there were a select few that completely blew out their goal.

Hydle’s 1 favorite kickstarter highlight from last year – The Griz Coat by Buffoonery Factory.

Our successful Blackbox Case project from 2011 pales in comparison to some of the numbers being generated today. I feel like it is time for another Hydle project in the Kickstarter arena again.

Immediate potential projects:
Blackbox Case needs an iPad Mini Case
VersaTowel
Suitcase Speaker + mini Keg

Chris Newman – Chopper Flight School


[YouTubeUlar] <— 33 views Tagging along with Devin Super Tramps latest Insane Rope Swing Video is Chris Newman’s guide to getting started with Chopper Flight School. Chris runs CineChopper.com and is going to provide a great resource to those of us looking to jump into this fun world of playing with really expensive toys. Luckily it is NOT that pricy to get up and running.

Here is his list of things you need to get started.
Blade MQX Quadcopter Ready to Fly Version (RTF)

-or-

Blade MQX Quadcopter Bind and Fly Version (BNF)
with one of these…
Spektrum DX6i Transmitter (TX, Remote Control)

Or this controller with software bundle…
Phoenix R/C Pro Simulator (Windows only) with Spektrum DX5e

And don’t forget some batteries…
MQX Batteries

Thanks for the tutorials Chris. Looking forward to more.

[CineChopper – Homepage]
[CineChopper – Facebook] <— 42 likes [CineChopper – YouTube] <— 136 subscribers 022713 mQX Quad Copter Purchase List

Code.org – This Is My Office


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Great coders… are today’s rock stars. That’s it!

Beautiful work by Hadi Partovi from code.org for creating a pretty remarkable video about ideas, coding, and awesomeness from the leaders of today.

Steve Jobs – Apple
Bill Gates – Microsoft
Jack Dorsey – Twitter
Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook
Vanessa Hurst – Girl Develop It
Ruchi Sangvi – Dropbox
Drew Houston – Dropbox
Elena Silenok – Clothia.com
Gabe Newell – Valve
Chris Bosh – Miami Heat
Makinde – Facebook
Tony Hsieh – Zappos
Bronwen Grimes – Valve
will.i.am – The Black Eyed Peas

Genius.

[60 second teaser] <— 307 [What Most Schools Don’t Teach – Short Short Film
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Jesse Lakes – GeoRiot


[YouTubeUlar] <— 479 A long time in the making and a lot of hard work, GeoRiot now has a pretty face to put in front of their affiliate clicks program. Back in the day when we conceptualized Ski Movie Music and figured out we weren’t getting paid on more than half the affiliate links being clicked, we realized we had a problem. Finally, after writing an entire book on Mastering the iTunes Affiliate Program and actually working for Apple on the subject, Jesse Lakes finally created a solution — GeoRiot.

[GeoRiot – Every Click Counts]

Awesomeness Lakes.

[Jesse Lakes on Idea Mensch]

Alan Watts – Wake Up


[YouTubeUlar] <— 521,871 Need a quote to inspire the weak necessities of real work, real time and real money? Pick one of these 50 Quotes from Alan Watts and get busy. Good luck freeing your mind.

Need more inspiration?
[What Do You Desire?]

Still need more?
[What Do You Desire – FULL]
[What Do You Desire – RAW Audio Only]

Alan_WattsPick one. Get inspired… and wake up.

Zen Buddhist Alan Watts passed away, or transformed life in November, 1973 at the age of 58. He was an imaginative creature and I feel as if I could learn a lot from him and his writing.
[Alan Watts Wikipedia]

Here is another?
[Alan Watts on Hermits and Outcasts]

Seth Godin – The Curious Imperative

Subscribe to the good words of Seth Godin

Now that information is ubiquitous, the obligation changes. It’s no longer okay to not know.

If you don’t know what a word means, look it up.

If you’re meeting with someone, check them out in advance.

If it sounds too good to be true, Google it before you forward it.

If you don’t know what questions to ask your doctor, find them before your appointment.

If it’s important, do your homework.

I confess that I’m amazed when I meet hard-working, smart people who are completely clueless about how their industry works, how their tools work…

It never made sense to be proud of being ignorant, but we’re in a new era now. Look it up.

TOTD – Your Sliver

Hydle - You Can Not Have It All - Hugh

What I have to say:

Think about this on all aspects of life. The brands you choose, the places we choose to live and the friends and relationships we choose to be in.

Pick your sliver well … my friends. Or better yet – with business, we have the ability to create our sliver.

Lets party guys!

What Hugh MacLeod had to say:

“Usually, the deal here is, I draw a cartoon and then write something to go along with it. Some little philosophical add-on to balance it out, etc.

But I got stuck with this one.

The meaning of this cartoon is just so self-evident to me that I really don’t think adding anything will do it justice.

So I’ll just shut up now…

No. Really.”

Tony Fadell – What is the source of your creativity?

[Vimeo] <— 5,786 I was lucky enough to meet Tony Fadell in 2002 at Apples World Wide Developers Conference. He was a busy guy... but we connected for a brief conversation about awesomeness. He went on to create some of the most amazing gidgets and gadgets we carry in our pockets at Apple and is now working on an automagically self programming thermostat that you just want to hold.

Cheers to 99% for standing him up and asking some decent questions.

[Nest Learning Thermostat]
[Ars Technica Review]

Ken Block – Gymkhana Infographic

Not a common post from me – but DC actually reached out to blog owners and intermanets related peeps like myself to share this content.

AKA – I didn’t have to find it.

Now if only they were nice enough to provide direct links to their entire YouTubeUlar series of videos – duh.


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HYDLE – TSOIGDH

In the history of HYDLE.com… this ridiculous “TSOIGDH” entry marks my 999th public blog post since May of 2009 – When I started this crazy world of blogging ideas, thoughts and Genius vs. Not Genius intermanents and social media successes or failures.

So for the sake of getting google credit for it…

“TSOIGDH” = TURNING SHIT ON IT’S GOD DAMN HEAD

Turning shit on it’s god damn head is going to be my 1 single inspiration for the next 999 blogpost entries. I can’t wait to open up my connection layer for all my loyal readers… so I can start finding out who you actually are.

Cheers to 999!

TSOIGDH

Audi – e-tron Sound of the Future


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“Audi’s future e-tron models will cover long distances powered by practically silent electric motors. To ensure that pedestrians in urban settings will hear them, the brand has developed a synthetic solution: Audi e-sound.”

Silent electric with artificial sweetening. What would your Audi e-tron R8 sound like?