Video thread

6 years 9 months ago#6392by Hiro
Wanted to start a thread where we would post our paddling videos. No stroke analisys or technical stuff. Just paddling for the fun of it.
Here's mine.
real fun starts at 3:45

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6 years 7 months ago#6748by zachhandler
Allright. I'll see if this thread goes anywhere. This is some GoPro footage from Minnesota USA just a few days after the ice melted. Waves were not good for surfing but had fun anyway. Air 2C, water 1C, wind 30 kph. Requires a wetsuit or full drysuit.


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6 years 7 months ago#6751by [email protected]
Digital waterproof recorders are more affordable by the day. Picked up a Kodak Playsport from amazon for $ 100.00. Its small and compact and films in 1080 hd. It obviously wont compare with a $ 400 camera.

I know the helmet cam is the often used method to mount the camera but it is uncomfortable and looks crap.

I like the raised camera mounting from behind the paddler that offers a view over the paddler to the bow of the ski. Sticky pods can get you up to 2 feet extensions. There is a clip on youtube of a guy in Cape Town doing a blistering downwind filmed from a raised position behind the paddler.

Would love to get everyone's opinion this.

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6 years 7 months ago#6755by zachhandler
I recently got the go pro. with the headstrap mount I think it is very comfortable. I do not wear a helmet with it. I also use the suction cup mount and that is great too. As far a gopro vs other waterproof cameras, I am not sure which is better. Go pro is indestructible tiny and mounts to anything,and also has long battery life. However I am not a fan of the fish eye lens. It catches all of the action, which is nice, but it makes the waves appear small and distant. on a normal lens camera (like my friends panasonic lumix dmc-ts2, the waves appear much more impressive. Also, on that panasonic model the color comes out much better than my gopro HD. So i think that for some things go pro is the only way to go. Like if you also want to mount in on your mountain bike handle bars and race down hill. However for kayaking i think you can get away with a conventional waterproof digital camera. There is the "cleat" suction cup mount (kind of big). There is also a reverse gopro adapter that allows you to mount a normal camera on any of the gopro mounts. Hope that helps.

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6 years 7 months ago#6779by thebigadski
I until recently had the Oregon Scientific ATC9K - lost it after a race in the shore break :(

I found it was a great camera with some good features, and spewing I lost it!! :angry:

Two vids made are below, one with it mounted on a bike helmet, the other on a suction mount behind me.......




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6 years 7 months ago#6780by EK Sydney
Here's one I shot a month or so ago, also on the OregonATC9K off a 12" extension arm Sticky Pod. This was the first time I had my V12 out in moving water, a very friendly little break inside Botany Bay in Sydney:


and this one was about 18 months ago, and was the first time I had my V10S out in anything substantial (this is a Panasonic Lumix FT10 on the same Sticky Pod):

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6 years 6 months ago#6996by Hiro
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6 years 5 months ago#7049by Stew
Quick vid I did a few weeks ago on Sydney Harbour.


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6 years 5 months ago#7050by Stew
Here's a downwind we did in Sydney a few months ago. Nice southerly conditions in March, and blowing from 5.30am, bit out of character for Sydney at that time of year.


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6 years 1 month ago#8138by MuzLath
for everyone sick of the winter chill, here's a reminder just how pleasant summer paddling can be. and summer's just around the corner...

GingerNut run from Hillarys to Ocean Reef. Perth Western Australia.

filmed & edited by Hugh (Jorgan) Trenwith

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6 years 1 month ago#8172by Geofff
Here's my site my son set up for me. Love the GoPro and can't wait until we get some winter swell!
www.youtube.com/gpaddling

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6 years 1 week ago#8679by thebigadski
Some footage from Friday 11 Nov

Recorded on a Contour Roam + waterproof case.

I adjusted the laser a bit off hence the slight angle!!!






It also seems YouTube have an issue with sharing on mobile devices at present (I'm not the only one either, the youtube forum is flooding with questions on it)

So sorry I can't activate that option :(

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6 years 1 week ago#8685by [email protected]
Thats brilliant! I want to go paddling now! I wrecked my ski beginning October and waiting for a new one to arrive - 8 days and counting. I'm in your neck of the woods next April and would love to join you guys on that run!

Cheers
S.S.

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6 years 1 week ago#8688by Kocho
You guys have it easy in these warm places -;) Come October/Novemner here - time for winter gear...

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6 years 1 week ago#8691by thebigadski
More than welcome

Just drop me a line before you are due :)

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6 years 1 week ago#8692by zachhandler
Here's a video from Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota USA. Starts small, finishes big. I have the go pro on a suction mount and I passed the camera from boat to boat to get more variety of shots.

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6 years 1 week ago#8693by [email protected]
Cheers will do!! Going to be between Perth, Busselton (or as the Saffas call it Busseldorp) and Margaret River wine region.

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5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago#10275by Kocho
One more downwinder from yesterday. Lots of nose burrying on this one due to the somewhat steeper than ideal waves. Still, some nice runs. I don't get to see 4 foot waves that often on the Chesapeake Bay, so I enjoyed it as a learning opportunity :)



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5 years 8 months ago#10526by Moll
Bah! all talk on the forum about stroke and technique, lightest ski's and 15kph paddles.

Here in Africa we do it at 70kph.........well not me but how awesome is this???


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- Think Evo
- XT Double
- Popes Big Foot Assegai K1
- Wilderness systems Tarpon 160

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5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago#10676by Kocho
One more from me today. Not a 68km/h but not very typical use of surfski either - did some mild white water today as a balance practice. Lots of fun and a good exercise...



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