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#21
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Thanks for the great post and videos! December can't get here fast enough for me!

Question for you on the Aquaduck - do they shut it down at night or is it open when it's dark as well? Seems it would be fun to ride in the dark too...
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#22
Dingle, Co. Kerry. Ireland
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Joined Mar 2011
Thank you so much for uploading your lovely photos. My daughter Jessica works in the Irish bar. I keep looking for her in photos but never find her. Loved your videos too. I'm thinking of buying a Go Pro camera too but can't decide if I'd ever use it?
#23
Tega Cay, SC
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Originally posted by alaska_planner
fantastic report!!!

can anyone use the spa lockers rooms?
is there a fee?
you mention pre-shower steam - is there a steam room in the locker room?
Showers are open to everyone. There are only 3 (one for disabled) so it may be full at peak gym times. But, yeah, there's a steam room that seats 3-4, towels, robes, creams, shaving supplies... I actually seek these out on all cruises. Hard to go back to the cabin shower after doing so, though.
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#24
Tega Cay, SC
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Originally posted by MerriWthr
Thanks for the great post and videos! December can't get here fast enough for me!

Question for you on the Aquaduck - do they shut it down at night or is it open when it's dark as well? Seems it would be fun to ride in the dark too...
Not exactly sure how late it's open. Maybe 9, 10pm? But yes it's awesome to ride under the lights.
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#25
Tega Cay, SC
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Originally posted by Bengie
Thank you so much for uploading your lovely photos. My daughter Jessica works in the Irish bar. I keep looking for her in photos but never find her. Loved your videos too. I'm thinking of buying a Go Pro camera too but can't decide if I'd ever use it?
At that price point, buy it. You'll find a reason. I have a bike mount, sticker mounts and of course a head strap. Check out these videos from our last cruise. Worth the price right there in my opinion:

http://youtu.be/5bb0moxo6k8

http://youtu.be/TCHzX3gV888
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#26
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Originally posted by @joetolley
At that price point, buy it. You'll find a reason. I have a bike mount, sticker mounts and of course a head strap. Check out these videos from our last cruise. Worth the price right there in my opinion:

http://youtu.be/5bb0moxo6k8

http://youtu.be/TCHzX3gV888
couldn't watch the second video as the content is "blocked in your country on copyright grounds", but i could see the first one...amazing quality considering how inexpensive it is!!
#27
Dingle, Co. Kerry. Ireland
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Joined Mar 2011
Originally posted by @joetolley
At that price point, buy it. You'll find a reason. I have a bike mount, sticker mounts and of course a head strap. Check out these videos from our last cruise. Worth the price right there in my opinion:

http://youtu.be/5bb0moxo6k8

http://youtu.be/TCHzX3gV888
Thank you for going to the trouble to reply. Could I now ask you what size memory card and how long it would last. What about battery life? How about using it for skiing?
Would the video be blurred skiing down a mountain?

Is this one okay or should I get better?
GoPro HD HERO 960 OR
GoPro HD Naked HERO

I could only see the first video here too but it was great.
Thank you.
#28
Tega Cay, SC
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Originally posted by Bengie
Thank you for going to the trouble to reply. Could I now ask you what size memory card and how long it would last. What about battery life? How about using it for skiing?
Would the video be blurred skiing down a mountain?

Is this one okay or should I get better?
GoPro HD HERO 960 OR
GoPro HD Naked HERO
Alright, you've got me there. Skiing video should be great though. The brighter the light, the better it captures. VERY small lens. But I don't know enough about their line to make a reco. I have the Hero 960:

http://gopro.com/cameras/hd-hero-960-camera/

It says up to 2.5 hours on a charge (I've never tested it) and up to 9 hours on a 32GB card (that's BS). A couple of minutes at 960p translates to about 150MB, from my experience. But, I can't see ever using it for long periods of time. I just use my iPhone for that. Unless your pro-sumer or higher, I think you'll love it.
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#29
Dingle, Co. Kerry. Ireland
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Originally posted by @joetolley
Alright, you've got me there. Skiing video should be great though. The brighter the light, the better it captures. VERY small lens. But I don't know enough about their line to make a reco. I have the Hero 960:

http://gopro.com/cameras/hd-hero-960-camera/

It says up to 2.5 hours on a charge (I've never tested it) and up to 9 hours on a 32GB card (that's BS). A couple of minutes at 960p translates to about 150MB, from my experience. But, I can't see ever using it for long periods of time. I just use my iPhone for that. Unless your pro-sumer or higher, I think you'll love it.
Joe,
Thank you once again. I've just ordered GoPro HD Motorsports HERO from Amazon as it was the cheapest one? and I guess the camera's are all the same. It was 153 Sterling. Much cheaper in America but I live in Ireland?
Thank you again.
#30
Tega Cay, SC
208 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
Awesome. I feel like they owe me commission

Enjoy it!
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#31
Dingle, Co. Kerry. Ireland
42 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
Originally posted by @joetolley
Awesome. I feel like they owe me commission

Enjoy it!
I don't know about commission (lol) but you just gave me the push I needed to actually buy it from seeing your video's here. If you visited O'Gills Irish bar on the FANTASY you would probably remember my daughter Jessica??
#32
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Joined Feb 2012
Our local newspaper had a huge article on it:

http://www.theprovince.com/travel/ab...220/story.html
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#33
Dingle, Co. Kerry. Ireland
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Originally posted by @joetolley
Awesome. I feel like they owe me commission

Enjoy it!
Camera arrived on Monday. Instructions on how to ACTUALLY get it off the display box would have been good! It's all set up and ready to rock and roll now! Wish I could go on a Disney cruise now!
Thanks again.
#34
Tega Cay, SC
208 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
Originally posted by Bengie
Camera arrived on Monday. Instructions on how to ACTUALLY get it off the display box would have been good! It's all set up and ready to rock and roll now! Wish I could go on a Disney cruise now!
Thanks again.
Haha! Forgot about the display box. Enjoy.

Oh, and I'm sorry I never made it to O'Gills open hours. We never could make it out of the Tube. Next time
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#35
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Thanks for the great report and the wonderful pictures.
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#36
Dingle, Co. Kerry. Ireland
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Originally posted by @joetolley
Haha! Forgot about the display box. Enjoy.

Oh, and I'm sorry I never made it to O'Gills open hours. We never could make it out of the Tube. Next time
Delighted with my GoPro Hero and would recommend it to everyone. Mind you reading the instructions help to not end up with 1500 photos instead of about 40 while using it on the flashing camera icon and getting a photo every 2 seconds! Won't do that again in a hurry!! Great to know you can take photos as well as video going down the slopes though. Thanks again and really love your video of the Aquaduck.