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Rooihartbees Hunt 2016

Waiting next to the road, at Maroelasfontein Hunting Farm just outside Modimolle, for the rest of the hunting party to arrive, I started thinking about the Rooihartbees that I missed out on the previous year. What if it rained again? What if they didn’t come in to feed? What if…?

With these questions running through my mind the expectation for [...]


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Running Headlong into Spring

It’s become known as the (cheerful adjective) Merrell Race with that (unprintable adjective) Hill. A set of proper trail runs in Joburg that wind through the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens and up into the surrounding rocky hills of Roodepoort.

This year’s Merrell Spring Run is on Saturday 27th August, presented by Action Gear. [...]


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Sani2C - the three day journey captured

Sani2C MTB experience day 1

(Glencairn Farm to Mackenzie Farm 83km)

As a professional road cyclist I have always tended to stay away from the very dirty brother of road cycling, better known as mountain biking. But with the opportunity to participate in one of the most well organized MTB events on the South African calendar, I ga [...]


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Are drones taking your job?

There has always been this underlying fear that robots or technology will one day take over the world. The latest conversation around this topic is regarding drones and how they are potentially replacing or automating jobs worldwide. This article is not aimed at intimidating or overstating the facts, but rather to shed some light into the conver [...]


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South Africa's Top 5 Mountain Bike Trails

South Africa is home to vast open velds and mountain paths. Our country is blessed enough to have areas with unspoiled rugged terrain, places that would make any mountain bike rider feel right at home.  The following list of South Africa’s top mountain bike spots, is aimed not only at seasoned riders but also for those looking to try trial ridin [...]


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HOW TO CREATE EPIC TIMELAPSES WITH YOUR GOPRO

 

Timelapse photography is, put simply, a number of photos of the same scene, spread over a period of time, and squeezed into a video. The video is played back in a shorter amount of time, enabling others to see changes in a landscape over the natural progression of time while not having to wait th [...]


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Action Gear TV episode with FMX Freestyle legend, Nick de Wit

Before I could barely swallow my last sip of take away coffee for the morning - I was standing in a FMX Freestyle legend’s backyard. His backyard is pretty impressive by the way and kitted out with ramps, berms and a surprisingly comfortable looking foam pit which I just wanted to jump into as soon as I saw it! For those of you who do not know – [...]


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Drone Sales Take Flight

We like taking things to the next level and you can imagine our excitement when we started selling the DJI Phantom quadcopter in 2013. The fact that this little gadget could take footage to new heights and lower production costs really got us on board. Sales across the nation rapidly increased in 2014 and before long – those little eyes in the s [...]


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2014 Cape Argus Cycle Tour Winners!

This year’s Cape Argus Cycle Tour winner is Cape Town's own Nolan Hoffman. Hoffman (Team Abantu), secured his victory with a time of 2:39:31. This makes it his first Cape Argus title after 3 previous podium finishes. His win was far from easy though with Hoffman having to beat out Meron Hagos (Eritrea/MTN Qhubeka) who took second place. “There w [...]


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Interview with Outdoor Expert James Menta

Below is my *interview with American Outdoor Expert James Menta... 

Today I have the pleasure of introducing Warrick Kernes. I have been following his site for a while now and I find it to be just a well of inspiration when it comes to adventure gear/outdoor electronics. You will find great information in this interview together with t [...]


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How to plan a group biking trip

Experiencing our beautiful country via road tripping is a breath taking experience not many South African get to have. With vast sea like valleys, long winding dirt roads or the odd looking mountains tops, South Africa has some of the world’s best scenic routes. Now if you add the element of open motor bikes and a few biking club buddies, you ha [...]


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South Africa's Most incredible road trip routes

South Africa is easily one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is fairly easy to navigate with tempting freeways leading out of the big cities packing an insane amount of scenery. From snowy mountains to sandy beaches, Authentic  African villages and picturesque settler towns, you'll never get tired of the scenery on these trips. Here [...]


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Superbike makes a return to South Africa

The SuperBike racing will make its way back to South Africa’s glorious Phakisa Raceway after  a ten year hiatus with the announcement of the 2014 World SuperBike World Championship.

The world famous superbike racing championship is arguably the biggest motorbike racing series alongside the MotoGP and now SA motorbike fans will have chance to ca [...]


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The Cardboard Bike

Who would have ever thought that you could make and ride a bicycle made completely out of recycled cardboard.

The innovative bike is made from about US$9 worth of cardboard and is being unveiled to the world by inventor Izhar Gafni. Izhar aims to create full scale production by the end of 2014 with his main target market the underdeveloped regi [...]


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Meet the Morpher, The world 1st foldable bike helmet.

Meet the Morpher, The very special biker’s helmet.

What's so special about it you ask? On top of looking ultra-stylish, this little baby is compact, safe and foldable. Yes foldable.The Morpher, is a helmet that folds away for easy storage after use.

The invention, which is still in its beginner stages, is the creation of Jeff Woolf. [...]


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How to make an open style braai.

As National Braai Day gets closer and closer, South Africa will see scores of people looking to show off their braai skills at the many family get-togethers nationwide.

For a little bit of a twist to your braaing experience, why not try an open style braai. No braai stand, no problem,[...]


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Great places to mount your GoPro for mountain biking.

Mountain biking is one of the few adventure sports that offers new riders a chance to experience an extreme sport without fearing the danger of some of the other more scary adventure sports. If you are a mountain biker, chances are you’ve thought about capturing your rides on an action camera.  

Using an action camera to capture moments of jump [...]


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Garmin Forerunner 620 & 220.

There’s a Coach in every watch. That’s the tagline for the new Garmin 620 and 220. Garmin have made total training monitoring and connectivity, their main aim for their latest fitness products.

The Garmin 620 and 220 are full colour display fitness watches that are the lightest and thinnest watches ever made by the global navigation giant. Acco [...]


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The Weirdest DIY GoPro Mounts.

The world is full of people looking to save on buying mounts for their GoPro and make their own DIY mounts and rigs. Here are a couple of the more…em…interesting ones.

1) Reminiscent of the movie UP! This Guy’s floats his GoPro instead of a house. He mounts his cam using a Styrofoam x that is squashed into 50 helium filled balloons. NICE!

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The Jetovator – The Ultimate Water Sport Thrill Ride.

Nothing gets more exciting than being lifted 8 metres into the air above a clear blue sea being stunned by the beautiful ocean below you and the sky above you.

The Jetovator offers breath-taking rides that few water sports accessories can offer.

It works by using external power from a high power personal watercraft (PWC), like a Jet Ski or sup [...]


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GoPro Drops 3800 Metres Without Case (And Survives).

On our usual GoPro news internet raids, the Action Gear team stumbled on a video of a GoPro dropping from more than 3800 metres in the air and surviving. I little mistake made by a skydiver trying to record his sky fall.

The lucky skydiver bumped his mount just as he jumped off the plane and thus his GoPro spiraled straight to down more than 38 [...]


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Fishing and Fishfinders.

Fishing and Fishfinders.

In the last few years fishing has gone from only a man with a rod on a boat to 30 metre fishing boats using radars, chart plotters and all-important fish finders. Angling has moved from a passtime using only natural instinct to using ultimate fish tracking technology.

When it comes to fishing, both for sport or commerc [...]


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Tracking Poachers with Camera Traps

The alarming rate of poaching in South Africa is now warranting larger and larger budgets being made available to clamp down on the rate at which these poachers are slaughtering SA's rhino population. The increasing plight of the rhino is now also attracting attention to the common poaching of many, many other of our animal species. 

The fight [...]


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Video: Cheetah chases prey into a vehicle window in Kruger

Visitors to the Kruger National Park had the great fortune of watching a pair of cheetahs in the midst of their hunt of a heard of impalas. They chas the impala across the road a few times before the buck spotted a clever hiding spot from the predator on its tail... Watch the video below to see the impala dive for cover through the window of som [...]


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Geo-tag your photos and videos with the i-GotU GPS Logger

Cameras seem to have reached a point where the quality is as good as it can get (hopefully we're wrong on this!) so now a lot of the manufacturers have turned their focus to including a heap of extra features to ensure that their camera is better than their competitors. One of the features which some camera brands have played around with is incl [...]


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Aug 8 to 11 - AMID Bike Show, Boat Show & Outdoor Show at Nasrec

The AMID Bike Show is one of the highlights on any bikers calendar and we're pleased that it is just around the corner again. We loved being a big part of the bike show in 2012 and will be back in 2013 in full force with our team of experts on all high tech sporting gear. 

The Bike Show which is sponsored by AMID is a part of the massive weeken [...]


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July 27 - Historic Racing (Northern Regions)

Bring the family out to Zwartkops for a day of fun while watching the historic racing! Watching racing like this brings out the little kid in all of us and is a really great day out. Come through on July 27th to watch the Northern Regions leg of the national series of historic racing. Be sure to come by the Action Gear events rig to check out the d [...]
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July 20 - Kyalami Superbike School

Find the Action Gear Team track side on July 20th at Kyalami's Superbike School. The Kyalami Superbike School is dedicated to teaching and improving riding skills to get more out of your ride and in a safer way. You can use some of the Action Gear technologies to help with this process too; like the helmet cameras which can be used to film your rid [...]
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July 13 - ZOC All Bike Day

All bike fanatics can look forward to the ZOC All Bike Day at Zwarkops Raceway (Western Pretoria) on Saturday 13 July. There will be loads of bikes in loads of different types of races throughout the day. Drop by the Action Gear stand to say hi to our event crew and check out our great specials on the day. 

Categories on the day will include Ka [...]


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Action Gear Fueled by Monster

We're really buzzing (literally) after Monster dropped off the first shipment of our new bottomless supply of Monster Energy Drink. We're humbled by the fact that some of the biggest players in the market are starting to see us as a brand which they need to align with! That's worth a celebratory Monster! Cheers! 

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Affordable Satellite Phone

If you're a regular traveller out to remote areas of the Kalahari desert, Lake Kariba or even some of the more remote areas of Kruger then you may be thinking about getting a satellite phone just in case you may need to call for help and Vodacom isn't playing ball. The Spot satellite powered phone might just be your answer. 

The Spot phone is abou [...]


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ClearShot Credit Card Sized Camera Stand

There's a lot of interesting projects coming out of crowd funded programs like Kick Starter but the ClearShot invention of Mike Carney from Seattle is our favourite so far. Mike's simple yet ingenous idea is a clever plastic design which is small enough to fit in the credit card slot of your wallet but when you take it out it converts into a min [...]


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Daisy Chain Solar Chargers for Better Effect

When using the solar charge batteries the common practise is to leave the solar panel in the sun all day connected to the recharageable battery in order to charge up teh battery. Then when arriving at your destination you then plug your phone, camera or any other electronic to the charged up battery source. This is a good way to do it but there [...]


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