Snowboarding Selfie Stick Photography Leads to Viral Video Embarrassment
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Selfie-stick haters rejoice, because there is a ski resort chairlift that is very much on your side.
The Telegraph reports on the latest casualty caused from self-aggrandizing photography, which also gave one snowboarder one heck of a story and one hell of a bump on the head.
The following video was reportedly taken in the Chiisagata District of Nagano, Japan, and features the rarity that is sudden on-set chairlift.
Although it might be painful, it does make your video extremely entertaining to the bored masses passing time at work.
The report leaves the snowboarder unnamed but does quote the gentleman who seems to be doing fine considering his humorous breakdown of the incident.
The snowboarder states, “After 100cms of fresh snow in a day or so, snowboarding under a chairlift meant the snow and the chairlift were much closer than usual.”
He continues: “I said to my friend 20 seconds before to watch out for the chairlifts but I didn't take my own advice. I couldn't have planned it any better if I tried moving my camera from behind me to in front.”
Now we have spent considerable time regaling you with the ongoing saga of the budding technology known as the selfie stick.
At its most basic, the device allows travelers to take images that are beyond the reach of normal human appendages.
If that sounds like a nifty idea, you are not alone. They have become so ubiquitous that many museums and attractions have banned its use for fear of myriad tourists walking around with extended poles.
Recently Coachella and Lollapalooza joined the fray of those banning its use this coming summer.
So, you could say, that the selfie stick is one of the more polarizing poles in photography at the moment. Judging by this video, it can also prove to be one of the more dangerous, especially if it takes your attention from those giant moving chairs swinging around the mountain.
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