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deerfield
06-28-2010, 03:58 PM
Yesterday, for the first time this season, I skied. Secretly I feared that I would not get up on the first pull. Got up every time, dropping just to rest, which was often. My oldest son took video and middle son drove. My sister the videographer is staying with us for a week and will show me this evening how to post on the forum. Stay tunned............

BensonWdby
06-28-2010, 04:51 PM
If your avatar is any indication - I certainly am looking forward to seeing the video.

kaneboats
06-28-2010, 05:16 PM
I think the avatar is one of his students.

deerfield
06-28-2010, 06:55 PM
If your avatar is any indication - I certainly am looking forward to seeing the video.

benson - I am a pretender. Avatar is my aspiration. - Deerfield

BensonWdby
06-28-2010, 08:54 PM
Still looking forward to video...

PS . If you have the video as an AVI file, you can load it into Windows Movie Maker and save it as VHS quality to make a much smaller video file, still of reasonable quality for web.

deerfield
06-30-2010, 10:42 AM
Technical trouble getting video and pics posted. Camera is a Father's Day gift (Nikon Coolpix S6000) from Mrs. D. When uploading them to the forum I get an error message because the still images are too big. Need to figure out how to make them smaller. Have not even tried posting the video. Hopefully help is on the way. My sister is due back to our house this evening from a side trip. Sorry for the delay. Stay tuned..........

kaneboats
06-30-2010, 11:16 AM
Easy answer: Right click on the file and choose "open with", select the "paint" program that every computer has. In paint go to "image" in the menu at the top, then choose "stretch/skew". Choose 50% or 30% if the files are really huge. Make sure the horizontal and vertical numbers match. Click "OK" and then resave the file with a different name. Then try to post the smaller file. Good luck!

BRANDNIRON8971
06-30-2010, 10:24 PM
2nd what Kane said....although I was able to get mine on with only going down to 70%....thanks again Kane

kaneboats
07-01-2010, 10:25 AM
You're quite welcome. That was a "pay it forward" as someone on here a couple years ago told me how to do it. For your best pics it's still better to get a free photobucket account and upload your pics to it. Then you just post the image link and voila! (samples below)

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/6-26-2010/IMG_2008.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/6-26-2010/IMG_1890.jpg

deerfield
07-01-2010, 03:04 PM
Working on getting video posted. Figured out reduction of file size to post these pics from last weekend. 22 off at 34 Love to ski!

kaneboats
07-01-2010, 04:14 PM
Who's that old guy using your ski?

BensonWdby
07-01-2010, 07:24 PM
Here's somethign to mess with your head. You are left foot forward (LFF) - correct? Try switching your grip to a right handed basebal grip (right palm up). It will help you open your shoulders up more in the turn (IMHO). I am RFF and and switched to a left palm up a few years ago - I thought it made a significant difference and wish I had made the change a long time ago.