GoPro makes a range of cameras, accessories, and related products that allow you to capture what you are doing and share your experiences with others.
One problem in the case of extreme and action sports, however, is the fact that you have to have someone else hold the camera and record your adventures for you. Well, that used to be the case...
I just ran across a Kickstarter project for the AirDog, which its makers describe as the "World's First Auto-Follow Drone" for GoPro cameras.
This is a very cool idea. The AirDog itself is a quadcopter that can carry a GoPro camera. Then you have the AirLeash, which you wear on your wrist or on your helmet. You can use the AirLeash to specify things like the altitude and distance at which you wish the AidDog to operate.
When you're ready to rock and roll, you press the "Let's Go" button and start doing your thing, whatever your thing is, including extreme biking, surfing, snowboarding... the sky's the limit (pun intended). The AirDog follows you around capturing the most amazing videos of you strutting your stuff.
Take a look at this video on YouTube. I tell you, it's enough to make me want to take up an extreme sport myself, just to see videos like this of me in action.
I'm too young for all this excitement. It's almost enough to make me pump up the tires on my off-road unicycle and finally force myself to learn how to ride the little rascal. (See My off-road (mountain) unicycle just arrived!)
The backers of this Kickstarter project have already smashed through their funding goal, and there are still 16 days to go at the time of this writing.
Now I'm fighting a desperate battle with myself.
Typical Me: Ooh, shiny. I want one.
Analytical Me: You can't afford one.
Typical Me: But I want one.
Analytical Me: You don't even do any action sports.
Typical Me: I could learn.
Analytical Me: You're being silly and impulsive.
Typical Me: But I want one!
Past experience has shown me that this could go on for hours (or days or weeks) until one of me finally gives up and retires muttering to myself in the corner, but which me will it be?
— Max Maxfield, Editor of All Things Fun & Interesting