I took this idea a step further. I wrote a letter to GoPro and asked them to sponsor the videos. If they don't, I'm going need to come up with some cash to make them.
Here's an excerpt from the letter I sent to the sports marketing guy at GoPro.
I’d like to offer my readers tongue-in-cheek parody videos mimicking the GoPro extreme sports videos we all know and love.In them, I’d clamp a GoPro on my power wheelchair, perhaps more than one mounted in different locations. Then, I’d do videos such as “SunFyre goes EXTREME CHRISTMAS SHOPPING.” with high speed zooms through the mall and slow-mo bounces over curb cuts. Plus, there would be intense trips on my wheelchair lift to my van.Other possible titles include:
- SunFyre goes EXTREME FISHING (A video of me sitting still next to a pond.)
- SunFyre goes EXTREME LITTLE LEAGUE (Me coaching my son’s team.)
- SunFyre goes EXTREME ROCK CLIMBING (Bouncing down my gravel driveway)
Let's see if GoPro gets back to me.The videos, while certainly silly, would in no way detract from GoPro or any of the sponsors in some of the videos. (I’m thinking of running over an empty Red Bull can with my 400 pound wheelchair.)
Add your comments below and give me more ideas for extreme wheelchair-based videos for totally un-extreme people.