You can tell people what it's like to shoot Class 5+ rapids til you're blue in the face. But the fact is, you're asking people to visualize something they have no experience to re-create. The best they can do is remember that time they tried water skiing and ended up getting towed face-first through the water at 15 knots. So how do you really communicate the thrill of the experience?
Take them along for the ride
Perhaps you should start with the Polaroid XS20HD sports action camera. It's primed to deliver the raw power of walls of water rushing at you at breakneck speed. Once you lock it on your helmet with the included mount, it will see the entire run the way you do — and you'll know it's on without having to look, because it vibrates to confirm the recording. So turn your head and show your audience what it's like to ride down a "stompin' gnar" — with a panoramic 120-degree field of view. Now, just maybe, your audience will have an inkling of the sheer adrenaline ride you're on.
The many flavors of video
The XS200HD takes vivid 720/30p video, and has a few other features of interest. It can be set to start shooting stills or video when it detects motion, and it has built-in LED lights, to illuminate close-up items. Things like this might be handy when trying to grab a shot of some unsuspecting aquatic life, once your journey lets you out in more placid surroundings.
Ready for any kind of action
This camcorder is not only good at the wet and wild challenges -- it features impressive shock, dirt, and dust resistance as well. So go ahead and show the world what you're made of. The Polaroid XS20HD is ready to make you the action star of your own movie.