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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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GEARING UP FOR WINTER

My morning workouts now almost always start before the sun is out. Summer is officially gone and we’re deep into autumn with that winter chill not far behind. The training never stops, but the right kit will keep you going no matter what the weather gods may bring.

“There is no such thing as bad weat [...]


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Bike jacking by Gunpoint

Malcolm Fox was out riding in Somerset West when a group of robbers stopped him to steal his bike, cellphone, sunglasses and car keys - all at gunpoint. Thankfully, the police have been able to arrest the suspects and the stolen bike and cellphone have been returned. The whole incident was captured on Malcolm's [...]


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Action Camera captures Skier being Buried Alive

I almost hyperventilated when watching this video and can't even start to imagine what he must have felt like for those few minutes! Watch how an action camera captures an avalanche catching up on a skier and burying him under a heap of snow. 

You may hit an excruciating few minutes where you feel you want to claw yourself out of there yourself [...]


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Flying Quadcopters and the legislation behind them

Article updated 12 June 11h00.

After a Channel 24 article on the banning of drones in South Africa, it has been a struggle for most to get a definite answer out of the SACAA. But we finally have the latest on the banning of quadcopters from the SACAA’s Communications Manager, Kabelo Ledwaba.

Seems flying drones in SA is NOT il [...]


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King of the Fort Downhill Skateboarding 2014

King of the Fort Gravity Race is a Downhill Skateboarding and Luge event hosted by First Nature at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa. This year will be the 5th year that First Nature has hosted KOTF and in 2014 it will again be the only race on the SAGRA Championships calendar outside of the Western Cape.

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Never give up

It's so easy for anybody really, to blame the circumstances, the odd incident or labyrinth of complicated events for the short comings and failures in life. I personally know that it's far easier to focus on the negative than the positive and that the little black spot on your beautiful white canvas - well, doesn't need to tarnish your attitude. [...]


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4 Steps to Avoid Ending up with Never-Watched GoPro Videos

1 - Plan what you want to shoot before heading out. For example, film loading up your bike in the morning you leave, film your mates leaving the meeting place (this makes up the start of your soon-to-be edit), film a little of your journey on the open road, film your arrival at Golden Gate (or whichever awesome place you're visi [...]


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SA's Top 5 Surf Spots

South African is known for its fantasticly scenic coastlines, so much so that South Africa is often a basecamp for surfing champions from around the world. Water currents, direction of winds and water temperature, are all factors that make SA one of the surf meccas of the world. Cape Town has long been known as a coastline destination surfers ca [...]


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Dark Days Ahead

Load-shedding, South Africa’s favourite pastime. Well not exactly a public favourite but defiantly something that all of us have had intimate contact with at some point. The ugly gremlin known as load-shedding, is back to turn perfectly good evenings at home into a nights of disappointment and boredom. With Eskom’s latest announcement of periodi [...]


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Argus Cycle Tour - Last Minute Tips

With only a few days before the next Argus Cycle Tour you've probably heard all the advice there is to hear. The last minute nerves however probably have you browsing around various blogs and sites to find out any other morsels of useful information which can help you on race day, so that's what we'll give you here; a few really useful bits of a [...]


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Cardo Voice Command 101

So you’ve just bought your very first Cardo communication device. Congratulations. Now your new challenge is using the voice command system to perfection. Easier said than done you say?

Using a Cardo device’s voice detection feature for the first time can be [...]


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Worldwide Wifi Hot spot with the Iridium GO!

Imagine being able to communicate with anyone in the world, from any location, over satellite using your smartphone. This is exactly what the Iridium GO helps you do. Using their Iridium GO device, users will have the ability to use any Wi-Fi enabled device such us a smartphone, tablet or laptop, to access both data and voice communication with [...]


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Why Buy From Us

Action Gear SA is dedicated to providing our customers with the best service possible. We will continue to strive to make Action Gear SA your first choice for the best products, lightning fast shipping and superior customer service. We’ve partnered with world leaders in technology and security to provide you with an eas [...]


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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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How to prepare for your 1st marathon.

With annual marathons and runs being rolled, many people are spoiled for choice when it comes to picking one. From shorter distance family fun run to professional level ultra-marathons, there’s something for everybody.

I’m sure running for a marathon has crossed your mind at some point in your life, but running one is not as easy as it looks. T [...]


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Top 5 gadgets to get for her.

Shopping for a woman can be a scary experience. Whether shopping online or heading to overcrowded shopping malls over the festive season, late shopping can be a nightmare.

Theres is a little insight on good xmas presents with a slight techo edge to gently ease your lady or family member into the gadget world.

Garmin Forerunner 10 [...]


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Panono Panoramic Ball Cam

Capture stunning 360° panoramic images with the Panono Ball. A perfect combination of camera and tossable, trowable ball.

Innovated by Technical University of Berlin student Jonas Pfeil, It makes use of a clever design that includes 36 evenly spaced lenses that work together as one camera system.

The fun thing about the Panono ball is that is [...]


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Drift Trouble Shooting and Tech Help.

Action Gear frequently gets questions on how to’s and troubleshooting problems.

Here on the following blog, we have put together a set of helpful links to pdf, videos and ebooks to sort out a range (and I mean range) of problems with a Drift camera.

Drift HD Ghost Digital User Manual

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How To Spot a Fake Memory Card

With the wide spread availabilty of counterfeit memory cards in South Africa, it is sometimes difficult to spot a fake. Luckily we at Action Gear have completed a guide that will show you exactly how to spot the not.

Serial numbers don’t match.

On a fake card, the serial number on the card is different to the serial number on [...]


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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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