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Tops xBox One Skins to Purchase in 2018 via @mightyskins

Top Xbox One Accessories Worth Purchasing in 2018

There are many exciting Xbox One accessories worth purchasing in 2018, including wireless controllers, charger kits, and headsets. The benefits of purchasing add-ons for your console are added convenience and swag. Here are some products worth looking into in 2018.

Top Xbox One Controller

You may want to consider purchasing an Xbox Elite controller, which is convenient and enhances your abilities. The controller currently runs at $149.99; they allow you to use your controller at a further distance and offers additional controls that may be able to enhance your accuracy.
xBox Elite Wireless Controller

Top Xbox One Charge Kit

Charger kits can also be incredibly helpful. Purchasing new batteries and charging rechargeable batteries can be a real hassle. Purchasing a charging kit allows you to plug your charger into an outlet to quickly charge it. Also, you can continue to use your controller while it’s plugged in. A great charging kit to consider is the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit, which currently runs at $24.99.

Top Xbox One Headset

Headsets are also a beneficial accessory you may want to consider purchasing. Headsets have many advantages, including allowing you to communicate with other players online and they allow you to play your favorite games without disturbing others with the background noises of your game. A really great headset that is out right now is the HyperX Cloud headset, which runs about $80-$100, depending on the store you purchase it from.

Other Top Xbox One Accessories

There other accessories that can enhance your overall gaming experience.
Many gamers find chatpads – small keyboards that attach to your controller so you can characters at a quicker speed – useful. Look into the chatpad offered by Xbox, which costs $34.99. And, other controller accessories can to improve your gaming skills.

For instance, KontrolFreek grips cost only $14.99. These are products that you place on your control sticks in order to enhance grip and accuracy. Many people feel that these products also enhance their abilities and give them a competitive edge.

KontrolFreek Grops for xBox One

You may also be interested in looking into getting an external hard drive or an Xbox One Media remote. External hard drives, such as the Seagate-2Tb ($89.99) have several advantages. For example, they give you more space to download new games. Also, downloading your games onto an external hard drive will typically improve your Xbox’s processing abilities.

An Xbox One media remote gives you the ability to control DVDs, Blu-rays, and video streaming services with convenience. They are very affordable and you may be interested in purchasing the media remote sold on the Xbox website, which is $24.99.

Lastly, you may want to look into purchasing Xbox One skins. These skins are available for consoles and controllers for the Elite, Slim, and Kinect variations from MightySkins; they allow you to customize your devices and add your own unique touch to your gaming experience.

xBox One Skins via @mightyskins Final Thoughts

Overall, there is a wide array of Xbox One and other system gaming accessories that can enhance your gaming and video experience. Whether you are looking for extra convenience or are hoping to upgrade your gaming skills, there is definitely an accessory that will meet your needs.
How to Apply Your Vinyl Skin to a Hoverboard via @mightyskins

How to Apply Your Vinyl Skin to a Hoverboard

Hoverboards are undoubtedly one of the most fun ways to get around, and now with custom vinyl skin wraps for your hoverboard, riding can be an expression of your creativity. Applying a vinyl skin to your hoverboard is an easy and exciting way to bring new life to your device and show off your creative side. Placing distinctive vinyl skins on your hoverboard takes only minutes and requires no special tools.

Getting Started

The first step in applying a vinyl skin to your hoverboard is making sure to order a skin that fits your device correctly. Industry leader MightySkins has a large variety of custom-fitted vinyl skins for virtually every make and model of hoverboard on the market today. You can upload your image for a unique appearance, or select from favorite designs like camo, solid colors, galaxy graphics, and other fun patterns.

After unpackaging your new vinyl skin, you’ll want to clean your hoverboard to remove any debris, dirt and other substances that could cause a ripple or bubble in the wrapping. Just clean the device with an alcohol-based cleaning wipe, or a lightly-soapy, damp microfiber cloth while the device is unplugged. Pay particular attention to the wheel well area, as dirt tends to accumulate here from outdoor use. Dry the board entirely after you clean it.

Identifying Skin Locations

Depending on your model of hoverboard there will be one or more sheets containing individual vinyl skins to be placed on your hoverboard accordingly. Identify each area where the skin is to be set, paying attention to the orientation and size of the placements.

Start by applying the largest, centered vinyl sheet on the top of your board. Begin at one end of the vinyl and gently lay the skin in place. With your fingertip smooth the sheet out from end to end eliminating any air bubbles or wrinkles in the materials.

The sides of your hoverboard will likely have matching skins to lines up squarely with the middle pieces. There is most likely another set within your pack to cover the wheel guards and outer-facing surfaces of the board. Several models may also have smaller triangular pieces to fill corners and tighter spots on the device, easily identified by their shape and size.

Removing Air Bubbles & Wrinkles

Locate and place the remaining vinyl skins using the same process. To further eliminate micro air bubbles and wrinkles you can use a vinyl applicator tool or similar object with a flat edge such as a credit card. Firmly smooth out any remaining blemishes by pulling the applicator tool or card over the surface of each skin piece.

Wipe your vinyl skin gently down with a dry cloth while inspecting for any bubbles or misaligned items. If you’ve accidentally misaligned part of the skin don’t worry, it can simply be lifted from the corner end using a fingernail or fine-edged card and placed back onto the device.

 

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MightySkins' DIY Handgun Wrap via @mightyskins

How to Customize Your Handgun for Safety & Personalization

Your gun is a tool used on a regular basis. Whether it’s an everyday carry item or a weapon that rests in your gun safe or bedside table to protect your home, you need to customize your handgun. Personalizing your weapon with a gun wrap allows you to create the gun appearance you’ve always dreamed of without contacting a gunsmith to transform or build your dream firearm. Moreover, a gun wrap ensures that you keep your existing handgun and its current parts, rather than having to order custom components for the sake of appearances.

Differentiate Between Your Gun and Others’

Do you and your spouse each have a handgun – similar models, perhaps, but not the same gun (one of you might have a double-barreled gun and the other a single with the same markings otherwise)? Do you head out to the range with your buddies on a regular basis, all of your firearms piled on a table or counter together as you take turns shooting each others’ guns? Personalizing your gun with a gun wrap is a great way to ensure that you’ll always be able to lay hands on your gun fast – especially crucial for those middle-of-the-night disturbances.

Show Off Your Personality

Most guns come in reasonably predictable colors–typically black or grey. For many shooting enthusiasts or carry permit holders, that’s just not the right way to express their style. With a gun wrap, on the other hand, you can transform your handgun to reflect your specific personality; this can include everything from camouflage (in all its incarnations) to an American flag, your favorite character, and more. Not only that, you can use a custom gun wrap to transform your rifle, handgun into something out of your favorite fictional world. Create a blaster, design a weapon to look like one from your favorite video game, or transform your gun however you can imagine.

Identify Your Mags

Magazines–especially those not created by the original manufacturer of the gun–can be hard to identify. By adding a gun wrap to your magazines, on the other hand, you can make each one unique; this makes it easy to locate the magazine that’s the right fit for each gun, allowing you to quickly grab the right one whether you’re on the range or in a dangerous situation. Being able to identify the correct magazine quickly will also reduce misfeeds and other potential problems with your gun: frustrating on the range, dangerous in a real-life situation.

Find the Right Parts

When you want to add customization, it’s important that you have the right parts – those that are built specifically for your model. Adding accessories that are designed for another hadngun or rifle can be hazardous and even deadly. So choose a gun parts supplier that has exactly what you need.

Final Thoughts

Personalizing your gun makes it uniquely yours. Whether you’re doing it for safety reasons, like being able to identify your magazines, or just for fun, you’ll transform your gun into a one-of-a-kind item that is uniquely your own. Check out Mighty Skins’ gun wraps to see how we can help you customize your handgun to your heart’s desire.

 

Drone in Flight - Protect Your Device Skin via @mightyskins

This is How to Get the Most Life From Your Device Skin

A device skin protects your phone, drone, laptop, or other gadgets from normal wear and tear while adding a touch of style to your smartphone or laptop; they help you stand out from the crowd, bring out your personality, and give you a chance to express your creative side. Our team observes hot trends to design a wide selection of wraps best suited to your device, for both recreational and business purposes. We usually tell you how to maintain your devices with our products, but now you can learn to get the most from your skin itself. 

Increase the Durability Of Vinyl Wraps

Vinyl decorative covers are prone to chemical damage. Concerned about your iPhone skin losing its edges? Then, applying a healthy coat of sealant on top of the surface should do the trick. In fact, plastic polish is capable of masking most scratches. Since smartphone skins are thinner than rubber mobile phone cases, they will wear out faster. Vinyl decals are sensitive to high temperatures which causes the colors to fade away if you leave your device out in the sun.

Protect Your Device Skin From Cracking or Peeling

One of the worst things you can do is to drop your device on the ground. Adhesive skins begin to peel off once dust gets trapped in the cracks. For this reason, it’s vital to keep the surface of your devices clean. Although a vinyl skin isn’t complicated to remove, it’s still not a great idea to take them off more than once. The sticky side leaves behind residue and won’t work as well in the future.

This is How To Make Your Laptop Skin Last Longer

Decorating your laptop is hardly a chore when you apply a vinyl skin. It’s peel and stick paper backing lets you cover your computer with flowery patterns and pre-existing images all in one piece. To prevent the vinyl skin from peeling off, be mindful of where you place the laptop. Avoid scraping the vinyl sticker on rough surfaces which includes the inside of cluttered bags with your other belongings. Instead, you could put it in a soft cover case.

Maintaining Skins For Your Game Consoles

Game consoles are another matter altogether. Custom console skins are tricky to place on a controller because the surface isn’t flat. Furthermore, there are several buttons you will often be pressing if you are an avid gamer. To avoid wearing the device skin, be mindful of how hard you grab the controller while playing. Don’t stack items above your Gaming system because it will definitely damage the vinyl.

Final Thoughts

Over time, even device skins of the highest quality eventually show signs of peeling. Getting scratches on your device cover will detract from its original attractiveness. Fortunately, there are many ways to fix this problem. No harm is done by adding an extra layer of protection to your device skin, or better yet, repair damaged skin, so it appears as good as new. This applies to any device you use though you may want to consider the materials in the wrap itself.

Customize Your VR Headset via @mightyskins

3 Ways to Customize Your Virtual Reality Headset

Your virtual reality headset is a vital part of the gaming experience. Most people have an elementary idea of what these headsets look like, but there are many options these days to help create custom virtual reality headsets that can honestly look great. If you are searching for a way to make your headset your own, we have three fun options you can use to customize it.

Add Padding

Depending on the kind of virtual reality headset you have, padding may be a concern; some of them come with sufficient padding, but others do not provide any. This can be an issue when playing for long periods of time so it can be a good idea to consider adding some. There are many padding options, from foam to quilted cloth, that can provide the kind of comfort you want. Keep in mind that you will need padding that can absorb sweat and that can be cleaned regularly.

Vinyl Skins

There are lots of companies that offer gorgeous skin designs for your virtual reality headset. These range from fun ones that can transform the set into a pair of eyes, to lovely artistic ones that feature landscapes and animals. Depending on the virtual reality headset you have, you will need to find the options that best fit the size and cut. All of the companies that provide these skins have measurements that you need to check carefully against your headset so that you can get the perfect fit. These skins are highly durable so that you do not have to worry about them peeling off. There is no need to keep the same old black headset when you can transform it into a colorful work of art.

Vinyl Skins for VR Headset via @mightyskins

We offer gorgeous skin designs for your virtual reality headset. These range from fun ones that can transform the set into a pair of eyes, to lovely artistic ones that feature landscapes and animals. Depending on the virtual reality headset you have, you will need to find the options that best fit the size and cut. All of the companies that provide these skins have measurements that you need to check carefully against your headset so that you can get the perfect fit. These skins are highly durable so that you do not have to worry about them peeling off. There is no need to keep the same old black headset when you can transform it into a colorful work of art.

Eyesight Adjuster

Not everyone’s face is shaped the same way or is the same size, which can make virtual reality headsets for some people more uncomfortable than for others. One way to fix this is by adding an eyesight adjuster. These adjusters allow you to get the perfect distance for your headset so that you do not get eye strain after hours of playing. It is a great way to customize your headset, and if someone else wants to use it, you can quickly remove it.

These are just some of the ways you can customize your virtual reality headset so that you can genuinely have a great time playing. Why should you have to play with the most basic of headsets when you can transform yours into comfortable and fun ones? With skins, eyesight adjusters, and extra padding, you will create a one of a kind headset.

turquoise camo vinyl gun wraps

Just How Durable are Vinyl Gun Wraps for Customization?

Adding aftermarket camouflage or another slick design to your gun can be a tedious task given the limited options available. Among these options, vinyl gun wraps standout to be one of the most popular. The question people are asking is, “How durable are vinyl wraps for guns?” Here’s your answer.

This is What You Should Look for in a Gun Wrap

Certainly, every gun owner wants his new decor to survive the scorching sun and other harsh conditions. You want your wrap to last through whatever stress you decide to put it through because you expect to make the purchase once. You should be looking for something waterproof (helps prevent against rust) that is going to last for several years. Does vinyl make the grade?

What’s the Difference Between Vinyl and Other Types of Gun Wraps?

A vinyl gun wrap is like a sticker that comes in a shape customized to your pistol or rifle model. Here are the perks:

  • Unlike hydro-dipping and cerakote, vinyl wraps are super inexpensive. So, that’s one bonus.
  • Another perk to choosing vinyl is that it is easily replaceable. If you decide you want to change the look and feel of your gun, you can peel off the wrap and replace it without too much hassle.
  • Additionally is that you can choose nearly any print you want, and aren’t limited to the manufacturer’s designs.
  • Next, vinyl is super easy to place on your gun without any special skills. Hydro-dipping and cerakote require some trial and error or professional placement.

Here’s the downside:

  • One potential downside to vinyl is that it won’t last a decade or a lifetime like hydro-dipping and cerakote can. Instead, you might get up to five years life out of one durable wrap… if you take good care of it.

So, is Vinyl the Best Choice for You?

If you’re interested in a customization that will increase the life of your gun’s finish by protecting it from the elements, doesn’t cost much, is easy to place on your own and just as simple to replace, yes vinyl is a great option for you.

On the other hand, if you’re more interested in a semi-permanent solution, you may want to check out your other options for customizing your handgun or rifle.

If you’re interested in seeing what you can order today, check out our vinyl gun wraps today.

7 Apps to Help Manage Your Homework

It’s back to school season, which means you may be wondering how you’re going to focus on studying and stay on top of your homework and assignments.

Fortunately, there are apps for your computer and smartphone that can help.

The apps listed below are thoroughly tested, specially picked and can work complementary to each other and help you in various ways.

App #1: Wunderlist

To-do lists are more popular than ever and that’s not without a reason. Whether you use pen and paper or more tech-savvy methods to write down your lists, tracking your upcoming tasks can bring a sense of control in your busy life and reduce stress.

Wunderlist is a to-do list and task manager app that works on both desktop and mobile devices, offering accessibility from everywhere. It has a good mix of features for every type of user. Its clean design is a great plus, as people tend to use more often products that are aesthetically pleasing. And, a to-do list app works only if you use it consistently.

App #2: Toggl Time Tracker

Complementary with a to-do list (and a personal must) is a time-tracker app. It’s not irrelevant that procrastination is one of the most popular words in student memes (and sometimes professional ones). One way to tackle that is having a clear image of the work you produce and the guilt (or sense of accomplishment) will motivate you to continue.

Its best feature is that you can group tasks by project and by “client” so you can have a clear view what is for school and what is for your employer and at the same time, divide your study time by subject and specify the task you work at the moment.

Its browser widget is great to remind you when you are slacking. So, no more excuses to procrastinate!

App #3: Pocket

With Pocket, you can easily collect stuff to read later and actually read them. Based on your interests it also recommends articles that might interest you and the great thing about this is that it doesn’t recommend very similar stuff to what you have already read, but unique and well-written content that may align with your general preferences.

For studying, it can be a useful tool to track the online sources you find during your first steps of your research when you are working on an essay or project.

App #4: EasyBib

Bibliographies are often a complicated part of school work, as it is necessary to stick to a certain style that your teacher or university prefers or requires.

Everyone knows how boring it is to write down resources by hand, but apps like EasyBib make a student’s life a lot easier.

EasyBib uses your phone’s camera to scan a book’s barcode and create a citation formatted in MLA, Chicago, or whatever format your school uses. iOS and Android systems are supported and the browser widget will save up valuable time when working from different devices.

Don’t forget to be consistent with the style you choose!

App #5: Memrise

If you are studying a foreign language this is hands-down the app you need to download right now. It offers subscription plans for offline use, but the free version is great too and you can still have access to the useful material.

Memrise uses what’s called “elaborate encoding” to help you memorize your vocabulary and grammar. Instead of having to read through words and their translations, and trying to memorize them as they are, it helps to create associations between the translation and words you already know in your native language.

The best thing about this app is that the most popular textbooks have their own courses in Memrise so you can easily study on your own what you are learning in the classroom and actually prepare yourself for an upcoming test.

App #6: Forvo

Speaking a language with a good accent isn’t a matter of sounding educated or impressing people. Correct pronunciation can change the way you orally perceive a language and it helps you learn faster since hard-to-pronounce words are almost impossible to memorize.

Forvo allows you to quickly access hundreds of thousands of pronunciations stored in its huge database. With over 325 different languages available on it you can sure find the pronunciation of the word you are looking for.

App #7: Khan Academy

For the self-learners and people who want to learn something more than what their classroom provides, Khan Academy is one of the very few apps out there that allows you to learn almost anything for free. Truly free.

With over 10,000 videos and explanations at your fingertips in math, science, economics, history, and more, you can use it to quickly brush up your knowledge of a certain subject or truly prepare for an upcoming exam.

Its content is divided into school year levels so you don’t need to hassle very much to find where you should start, a common problem with many other similar apps.

Final Thoughts

The mentioned apps are only a few from what is out there and certainly there a lot of alternatives that may work for others. Some of the apps provide additional benefits (like offline use or additional exercises) to premium users that pay a monthly fee, but this doesn’t hamper the ability to benefit from using the free version.

 

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Drone Visible When Flying - Prevent Flyaways

This is How to Make Sure Your Drone is Always Visible When Flying

What can you do to prevent drone flyaways?

Before you ever fly a drone, it’s important to inform yourself about the rules and precautions necessary to have a safe, exhilarating experience. In some cases, you may even be required to have a license in order to fly (Check the FAA website for more information about what to do in your personal situation). So, follow the rules, have fun, and keep your drone in your line of vision.

Never lose sight of your quadcopter again.

MightySkins now has an entire line of drone skins for several different models. While we don’t usually like to toot our own horn, these skins excite us because they serve a dual purpose. Besides providing you with unlimited customization, a drone skin can solve a major problem you’re likely up against.  

Let’s face it: sometimes drones escape. There’s not much you can do to prevent flyaways (or losing your machine because you went against the grain and soared out of your own sight on purpose). Take your drone as far as possible without losing sight by adding a splash of color. Our new quadcopter drone skins make it easier to see when flying long distances.

While adding a splash of color is fun, it’s a good idea to take every possible precaution to prevent crashes. Afterall, quadcopters don’t grow on trees. Here’s what else you can do to prevent drone flyaways:

  1. Set your battery correctly to optimize aerodynamics. If the battery falls out, you could lose power in-flight and that will definitely cause a crash.
  2. Avoid flying near power lines. If you hit a power line, it could ruin your electronics, cause an explosion or a crash.
  3. Regularly calibrate your compass and GPS. If not, your drone won’t know which direction it’s going.
  4. Maintain manufacturer-recommended altitude when flying. This ensures that your radios stay connected.
  5. Don’t set your home point next to buildings. When it comes time to land, doing so could cause your machine to land on top of the building or, worse yet, crash on the edge.

Which models are drone skins available for?

Customize with ease and extend your line of visibility – it’s just more exciting this way. If you own one of these models, you can find a skin you love.

We have customization options for nearly every version of the brands above. Shop our drone skins to find the perfect pattern or color for you.

What Are Laptop Skins and How to Choose One

Laptop skins are a thin vinyl (or rubber in some cases) covering that covers the bulk of the outside of the laptop. As with other devices, skins, or “wraps” can protect your computer from scratches and other forms of damage, such as water damage. Skins are different from cases in that cases are specifically designed to protect, and skins are primarily designed to be non-intrusive and aesthetically pleasing.

What Are Laptop Skins Made Out Of?

Laptop skins can be made of different materials. While they’re mostly vinyl, laptop skins can also be made out of cloth-like material.
However, these materials often don’t provide as high of a level of protection. Other materials include rubber and even hard plastic. Hard plastic laptop skins usually offer a higher level of protection, but usually isn’t as appealing from a visual standpoint.

How Thick Do They Tend To Be?

The thickness of laptop skins varies considerably. While most are relatively thin (e.g. around 1/32 of an inch), some are a bit thicker.

What Should You Look For When Choosing A Laptop Skin?

1. Choose The Correct Size:

The first thing to check is that the laptop skin fits the dimensions of your computer. Some of them are capable of stretching, and this makes them suitable for computers of different sizes. If you choose a hard laptop skin, it will have to be designed to fit the exact dimensions of your laptop.

2. Look For A Protective Lip:

Many laptop skins have a protective lip. This provides additional protection from moisture and scratches.

3. Check The Reviews:

In addition, it’s important to make sure that other customers have had good experiences with the laptop skin that you choose. Luckily, most websites that sell laptop skins feature customer reviews. If you purchase your laptop skin offline, it’s often a good idea to read Amazon reviews prior to choosing one. The most important thing to look for is that the laptop skin you choose appears to be likely to last.

4. Pick A Style:

While some laptop skins are quite basic in their appearance, there are others that have intricate designs. For instance, some laptop skins feature an appearance similar to wood grains or patterns. There also are hundreds of different colors that you can choose from.

In addition, some laptop skins feature a logo of some kind. While it is possible to purchase a laptop skin that has the logo of your computer’s brand, there also are laptop skins that feature other logos and decals. For instance, there are many laptop skins that feature logos for sports teams. In fact, it is possible to have any logo or design custom printed as a decal.

5. Make Sure The Laptop Skin Is Easy To Remove:

While all laptop skins are removable, some are much easier to remove than others. Often times, skins that stretch are more easily removable than hard laptop skins. However, some hard laptop skins are quite easy to remove as well. This is likely to be true if it features a mechanism for putting on and removing the skin.

3 Death-defying Stunts Caught on a GoPro

GoPro, the versatile brand of camera you often see attached to helmets, cars, and drones, has captured some of the most incredible footage of the past decade. With the growing popularity of GoPro cameras among athletes and daredevils, it’s little wonder that some of the most unbelievable marvels of human determination and bravery have been caught in high definition. GoPro even has an award-winning YouTube channel dedicated to showcasing some of the best footage submitted from users. These are some of the most breath-taking, death-defying and heart-wrenching stunts ever caught on a GoPro.

GoPro Hero3+ Black edition with a firey vinyl skin cover called "backdraft"

Backdraft – GoPro Hero3+ Silver/Black Edition

World’s longest jump attempt

In March of 2014, French Rally Cup driver Guerlain Chicherit attempted to break the world record for the longest ramp jump in a car. The target for the incredible final jump was a distance of 110.5 yards (101 meters) taken at almost 100 mph (160 kph). On the day of the jump, Chicherit looked visibly nervous. “When I woke up the morning of jump day, I called my wife and told her that I had a bad feeling,” he said afterwards. But with a two-year effort put into building the car for the jump, he couldn’t afford to turn back.

The GoPro camera inside the car captured the moment in Chicherit’s eyes where he realized he had made a mistake and truly believed he was about to die. A second later, the camera shows Chicherit thrown around in the cabin as the car goes into a nose-forward roll. Despite the horrific nature of the crash, Chicherit came away mostly unharmed. He may not have shattered the world record, but he came away with footage of one deeply personal experience that now has touched the hearts of millions.

Stratosphere jump

GroPro Hero4 Silver Edition in a starry, space vinyl skin called "Nebula"

Nebula-GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition

On August 16, 1960, Joe Kittinger, Jr. made history by jumping from 102,800 feet with a parachute. On October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner followed in Kittinger’s footsteps by jumping from nearly 24 miles above the Earth in a stratospheric capsule. As he opened the capsule door to stand at the edge, looking down at the hills and valleys miles below, Baumgartner made one small speech before he jumped: “I wish you could see what I can see. Sometimes you have to be up really high to understand how small you are. I’m coming home now.”

At first, everything appeared to be going well, but then Baumgartner revealed that he had gone into a deadly spin. You can see his heart rate drop to zero several times in the video as the force causes him to pass out momentarily. Thankfully, he managed to correct himself, much to the relief of ground control. Baumgartner deployed his parachute at 8000 feet and landed safely on the ground below, to congratulations from Kittinger himself. He set three world records, including the feat of becoming the first diver to break the Mach 1 sound barrier. His incredible jump inspired millions to reach for the stars and beyond.

Breath-taking backflip

GoPro Hero (2014) in a snakeskin vinyl skin called "Python"

Python – GoPro Hero (2014)

The 2013 Red Bull Rampage, an event where professional mountain bikers navigate a narrow cliff to the finish line, saw a pretty spectacular stunt from rider Kelly McGarry. The New Zealander showed off for the crowd by pulling a backflip over a 72-foot-long, treacherous canyon gap, to roars of applause from the crowd.

Kelly McGarry finished in second place, and while he may not have won the race, he certainly won the crowd, taking home the best trick award for his canyon gap backflip. McGarry died on February 1, 2016, three years after his stunt, of a heart attack while biking on the Fernhill Loop Track in Central Otago in New Zealand. Perhaps he would best have liked to have been remembered as the free, adventurous spirit that he was: a person who would take a backflip over a canyon just because it was there.

 

This guest post contribution was made by MicBergsma.tv of Austin, TX, offering the latest in GoPro Accessories including GoPro mounts.