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Tech that thrills and (survives) spills

October 5, 2010: 3:54 PM ET

Finally, a Flip-like camera for those who prefer to be the ones flipping.

I should have known better. There was Nick Woodman, CEO of GoPro, which makes impossibly small cameras that go practically anywhere, loading up a tricked-out Sprinter with two all-electric Zero dirt bikes.

Woodman is a surfer along Northern California's sharkiest stretch of coast. He races cars, rides dirt bikes, and jumps off all manner of things (usually into water). We were headed to a little stretch of seaside bluff, south of San Francisco near what the locals know as Pigeon Point. "We'll just test the bikes out, and see who falls first," Woodman said.  I though he was joking. More

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