Video: Cool 1st-person hockey practice, now with stick-cam!

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We've previously featured the GoPro helmet cam technology, whose disorienting first-person experience gives us a "Being John Malkovich"-like view into everything from mountain climbing to roller hockey.

The AHL Grand Rapids Griffins recently used the technology in a practice. As expected, it's awesome (and Shot and edited by Occam Photography.)

Griffins GoPro Practice from griffinshockey on Vimeo.

Two highlghts:

• The first person goalie-cam during that shooting gallery in the beginning is always awesome. Everyone asks where hockey video games can go next as far as realism; let the photo-real goalie-cam first-person saves be your guide, EA Sports.

• Stick-cam, about 2:50 in. We have no idea if this angle lends any insight into how the game is played. But it does make us appreciate the misbegotten life of the hockey puck — forced to gaze upon the person that will soon abuse it.

Excuse us, we have tone poem to write about a rubber disc …

s/t Ryan Gajewski for the vid.

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