Pictures from the Junior World Heli Challenge 2013 (more...)
iON The Barrel (more...)
iON The Barrel presented by Carlton Dry is a celebration of surfing's holy grail as experienced, filmed, photographed and shared by those who seek out the majestic green heart of waves all over this beautiful planet.
For as long as surfers have been paddling into the ocean they have shared stories and tried to explain the magic that sits inside the waves they ride. New technology now helps us captures the vivid reality of the barrel and the raw beauty of the ocean in ways never before possible.
The Barrel is about sharing these sublime moments and bringing together an awe-inspiring collection of experiences in one space online. We like to think this is a cyber- version of the local beach car park where surfers and filmers from breaks anywhere in the world can all trade stories and showcase their best barrel moments whether they've just survived a monster swell on the North Shore, the hustle at Uluwatu or had a ripping morning at Jan Juc.
The Barrel hails pro surfers you know and treats you to vision and images from the most famous breaks in the surfing world. We invite any surfer, snapper and filmer with a passion for the barrel to showcase their skills, to get creative, to win incredible prizes and share their love of surfing with a like-minded crew. Shoot, share, upload and be win some cool stuff.
Stay tuned for iON The Barrel the movie - launching in November 2013
Junior World Heli Challenge (more...)
All eyes of the international snowsports world are on New Zealand right now with some of the world's best flying south for the 2013 World Heli Challenge.
This year's event kicks off on Friday, 26 July with the first-ever Junior World Heli Challenge for 12-16 year old athletes.
Event director Tony "Harro" Harrington explains, "The World Heli Challenge has always had a 'young gun' component and has launched the competitive careers of athletes such as Jossi Wells and our Junior World Heli Challenge ambassador Mitch Reeves. With so much interest and young talent out there, we decided it was time to take it a step further and create an event for the younger athletes."
The elite level ski and snowboard event will then take place from 4 to 22 August this year with a strong local line up including 2012 winner Will Jackways and Wanaka legends Sam Smoothy and Fraser McDougall. International athletes are also flying down for a piece of the action including snowboarder Antti Autti from Finland and women's champ from 2012, Jacqui Edgerly from the US.
"We are excited to be based right in Wanaka this year for the two weeks of the event enjoying the town, adventure activities in the local area and the chilled après vibe down by the lake."
A series of events will be held in the evenings at the Lonestar Café & Restaurant providing plenty of opportunity for everyone to come and mingle with the competitors throughout the two weeks.
The World Heli Challenge will climax with the iON Showcase Awards and Canon Shootout. "It's a film festival on steroids" explains Harro. The night promises to be one of Wanaka's best parties of the year, featuring awards for photography, cinematography and athlete winners of each day as well as announcements of the overall winners of the event.
The World Heli Challenge is open to elite freeskiers and snowboarders aged 16 years and over. Places are restricted to just 32 athlete slots across men, women, ski and snowboard categories. With just a few spots remaining, it's not too late to secure a slot in this year's competition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
World Heli Challenge Announces Partnership with ION WorldWide (more...)
The World Heli Challenge is one of the most extreme action sports events known to man. The annual competition features the absolute best skiers and snowboarders on the planet going head to head in a backcountry freestyle competition like no other. Coming this August, these all-stars will be dropping out of helicopters to test their mettle on slopes seldom touched by any other individuals.
New for 2012 is the exciting partnership between organizers of the World Heli Challenge and the technological innovators at ION Worldwide. ION is the international consumer electronics company responsible for the cutting edge personal camera system known as the ION AIR PRO Wi-Fi camera. ION AIR PRO cameras provide action sports enthusiasts with high-quality, compact cameras that can go just about anywhere. ION takes their offering to the next level by employing cutting edge technology that allows the cameras to simultaneously upload to the the users cloud storage, as well as share on Facebook, YouTube and email.
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CAMPOS RACING, TEAM OF EUROPEAN F3 OPEN PARTNERS WITH ION (more...)
The Fastest Race at Brands Hatch This Year!
Campos Racing team has joined forces with global consumer electronics company, ION Worldwide to bring high definition footage of the weekend's event at Brands Hatch to viewers first hand.
The Campos Racing Team will have the latest ION AIR PRO cameras inside the racing cars for the F3 European Open races starting from Brands Hatch. The European F3 Open Championship is returning to Brands Hatch for the fourth time in 2012, with budding F1 stars all keen to show their pace as the midpoint of the season approaches. The International GT Open series also headlines, with its usual mix of supercar exotica from Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and more all set to do battle around the Brands Hatch GP circuit.
Taking place on Friday 13th-Sunday 15th July, the three day extravaganza opens from 8am each day with practice races and qualifying taking place on the Friday with races on the Saturday and Sunday. Content and images can be found on the iontheaction.com website.
ION has signed a commitment to sponsor the Campos Racing Team for the remaining events in 2012 taking place in France, Hungary, Italy and Spain.
Campos Racing Team Owner, Adrian Campos comments:"We are excited to bring ION on board as a partner. The quality of the product is a perfect match for generating amazing extreme sports footage at a fast pace.We are thrilled to have the opportunity to use this leading camera technology to showcase the skills of the Campos Racing Team across the UK."
Giovanni Tomaselli, CEO of ION Worldwide comments,"Partnering with Campos allows us to test our cameras at the F3, a well-known yearly event within the industry. We are pleased to have the opportunity to showcase our new products at Brands Hatch this weekend and hope for some stunning footage to share afterwards".
About Campos Racing
After retiring from racing, Campos formed his own team at the end of 1997, under the name Campos Motorsport. In 1998 the team began by competing in the new Open Fortuna by Nissan, with Marc Gené and Antonio García as drivers. Gené won the championship and García finished fifth, with Campos taking the teams title. Gené stepped up to Formula One in 1999, and his place in the team was taken by karting driver Fernando Alonso. Alonso went on to win the Euro Open Movistar by Nissan as it was renamed, with García finishing fifth again and Campos retaining the teams title. With Alonso moving onto International Formula 3000, García led the team in 2000, winning the championship and also helping Campos to win a third consecutive teams title. The series became the World Series by Nissan in 2002.
After the 2008 season., In 2009, Campos was awarded a Formula One entry for his team to race in the 2010 season, originally under the Campos Grand Prix name, but the name was soon changed to Campos Meta. After financial struggles, the team was bought out in February 2010 by investment group, who renamed it Hispania Racing, today HRT.
About the ION AIR PRO
Designed for professionals and consumers alike, the aerodynamic, lightweight and easy-to-use ION AIR PRO Wi-Fi camera features a number of significant industry firsts, including Wi-Fi connectivity and free cloud storage. The unique ION PODZ system - thin, circular discs that attach onto the back of the basic camera, adding virtually no weight or volume-extends the capabilities of the ION AIR PRO. With the ION Wi-Fi PODZ and ION app, users can control camera functions and settings, view the action as it happens as a livestream, and replay or immediately upload footage to Facebook, YouTube, or share it via email.
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