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    Me and my Western Flyer in steel

    Here I am, flashin' my pearlies ;-) (Sorry about the uninteresting venue...didn't have an airport or monument handy...) As you can no doubt see, I am very happy with my purchase.

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/popbangp.../0/TX71y6J63Tw

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    My little set of TB stuff:
    Western Flyer (steel/ultraviolet)
    Small Pouch (cork)
    Large Shop Bag (solar)
    packing cubes

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    Can't wait to see the video -- you are an awesome Western Flyer model!
    Current Carry: Founder's Briefcase (every day carry), Small Cafe Bag (every day carry), Shop Bags (groceries, extra random stuff), Aeronaut 45 (travel), Synapse 19 (day hikes), Smart Alec (longer day hikes), Skookum Dog Road Duffel (Medium) (travel), Clear Organizer Wallet, Travel Stuff Sacks, Organizer Cubes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darcy View Post
    Can't wait to see the video -- you are an awesome Western Flyer model!
    Agreed!! :)

    Black/Steel/Wasabi Super Ego, Cardinal/Steel 15"/13" Cadet, Cardinal/Steel Aeronaut, Olive/Cayenne 13" Ristretto, Camera Insert/Outsert, Horizontal Freudian Slip, 13" MBA Cache, Brain Cell for 13" Macbook, Steel Snake Charmer, FoT/FoJ pouch, Organizer Wallet, and more organizer pouches than I can shake a stick at.

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    The video is posted! See the original post for the link.
    My little set of TB stuff:
    Western Flyer (steel/ultraviolet)
    Small Pouch (cork)
    Large Shop Bag (solar)
    packing cubes

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    Ah, to see someone actually wearing one of these! Thanks for the photos!
    Owner of: Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

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    Lovely pictures and video!

    I love the: "I didn't pack anything in there, oh yes, my headphones"

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    wow, filming the video and unpacking at the same time!
    aeronaut[black/solar]tristar[black/red iberian]western flyer[black/steel]synapse[black/steel]side effect[black/wasabi]medium cafe bag[black/wasabi]large cafe bag[black/wasabi]shopping bag[steel].

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    It's absolutely amazing what you managed to pack in your WF! I've got the slightly larger Tri-Star, and I never would have thought I could get that many clothes in it. That may be because I use the middle compartment for my laptop, camera, and electronics. But you've inspired me to a packing challenge, thisisme. Though I don't have any trips planned soon, I'm going to see how many clothes and toiletries I can fit in my Tri-Star, sans electronics.

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    @thisisme: A little tip for you on the video: try using a tripod or gorillapod to mount your camera/camcorder nearby. Frame your shot so that you can easily be in it and make sure the camera sees what you want to show it during shooting. (If you use a camcorder, you can flip the LCD display around to show you what's on-camera) Then you can stand behind the table or bed and do your unpacking with both hands. (Or you stand just out of range and reach into the shot, Maverick-style, depending on how you have everything situated.) I think you had trouble staying focused because of the lighting. It was too dim in that room. You either have to brighten it up, or find another venue, or check your camera's settings.

    All in all, a neat little video. Definitely an interesting look at the Tom Bihn Western Flyer!
    Owner of: Super Ego briefcase (Black / Indigo / Steel) with Reflective Strip, Brain Cell (Steel), Horizontal Freudian Slip, various Organizer Pouches and Key Straps, and a Side Effect (Black / Wassabi) worn as a belt-style hip-pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncb4 View Post
    It's absolutely amazing what you managed to pack in your WF! I've got the slightly larger Tri-Star, and I never would have thought I could get that many clothes in it. That may be because I use the middle compartment for my laptop, camera, and electronics. But you've inspired me to a packing challenge, thisisme. Though I don't have any trips planned soon, I'm going to see how many clothes and toiletries I can fit in my Tri-Star, sans electronics.
    Yup; the middle compartment on a Tri-Star is the best place for a laptop, but with a little creativity you should be able to pack a Western Flyer no problem. Personally, I love that the Western Flyer is like a "petite-sized" Tri-Star, as if it was a "Tri-Star designed for women" in that so many of the features are similar--just smaller!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnMan View Post
    @thisisme: A little tip for you on the video: try using a tripod or gorillapod to mount your camera/camcorder nearby. Frame your shot so that you can easily be in it and make sure the camera sees what you want to show it during shooting. (If you use a camcorder, you can flip the LCD display around to show you what's on-camera) Then you can stand behind the table or bed and do your unpacking with both hands. (Or you stand just out of range and reach into the shot, Maverick-style, depending on how you have everything situated.) I think you had trouble staying focused because of the lighting. It was too dim in that room. You either have to brighten it up, or find another venue, or check your camera's settings.

    All in all, a neat little video. Definitely an interesting look at the Tom Bihn Western Flyer!
    Ah! I know! I tri-pod would've been handy. And some better lighting. I think for the next video (of what? maybe re-do the Western Flyer one?), I'll put in a little more effort into the setup.
    My little set of TB stuff:
    Western Flyer (steel/ultraviolet)
    Small Pouch (cork)
    Large Shop Bag (solar)
    packing cubes

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisisme View Post
    Ah! I know! I tri-pod would've been handy. And some better lighting. I think for the next video (of what? maybe re-do the Western Flyer one?), I'll put in a little more effort into the setup.
    You might also consider getting Zoom Q3 or Q3HD. Both shoot video very great.
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    Thanks for sharing the video. I have Tom Bihn ID and will get WF for use in travels as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisisme View Post
    Ah! I know! I tri-pod would've been handy. And some better lighting. I think for the next video (of what? maybe re-do the Western Flyer one?), I'll put in a little more effort into the setup.
    This is a great video! Your lovely smile, beautiful hair and very nice and simple set up is a great reference for us, gals and girls.

    Thank You for making it. :)
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    The dreaded autofocus monster! Even very expensive cameras will do that because they often won't have autofocus in video. Some of the best video cameras are actually $300 point-and-shoots!

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    It's great to be able to see the WF on a person! And you look fine. :)

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