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Re: Ultralight board mounted camera pole - how to build thread
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2015, 12:58:22 PM »
Super fun session, loving my new board! Also trying a breakaway mounting configuration. It works, and at the same time it pops off a little to easy and is to hard to get back on. A couple times paddling over waves it came unsnapped a little. The one wipeout I had it came clean off.  Each time the mount popped off and I put it back on there was no damage to the mount, but I had to whack it a few times with my hand to get it to snap back on.

I suspect a mini "ski binding" type of release would be awesome, I might try one of those broom handle snap in hangers next... I welcome any suggestions.

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Re: Ultralight board mounted camera pole - how to build thread
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2016, 10:50:37 PM »
What a wonderful new year! After changing the snap off point of the pole a good test day arrived and I gave it a go. Conditions were very challenging as the wind was howling off/side shore. The rights were almost uncatchable with all that wind in my chest, just staying upright long enough to get into the left was an accomplishment. The cam pole worked great, staying put while paddling and popping off on every wipeout. I am stoked that it works, and seeing how it functions has already given me ideas on a simple way to improve it. Next I want to try it on a barreling day and see if I can score that classic shot...

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Re: Ultralight board mounted camera pole - how to build thread
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2016, 03:52:18 AM »
Clay. That's great you have the snap off function working. That certainly looked challenging conditions. Looking forward to that perfect shot coming soon! I'd be interested to know where you buy your carbon tubes from as I'm keen to start modifying a rig I have here which is way too heavy.
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Re: Ultralight board mounted camera pole - how to build thread
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2016, 11:06:06 AM »
Clay. That's great you have the snap off function working. That certainly looked challenging conditions. Looking forward to that perfect shot coming soon! I'd be interested to know where you buy your carbon tubes from as I'm keen to start modifying a rig I have here which is way too heavy.
Thanks Robert.

There is a local place here in Livermore called ACP Composites, I have also received some good stuff from www.dragonplate.com
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Re: Ultralight board mounted camera pole - how to build thread
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2016, 12:11:28 PM »
Cool stuff.  Looks like you were surfing in front of the 'pooh shack' at Lindemar.

I am getting more interested in using video to help improve performance.

For example the shot below it appears as though the paddle is fluttering.  Is this my imagination?  Some of the strokes appear to be waffling left right.

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« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2016, 02:03:22 PM »
Cool stuff.  Looks like you were surfing in front of the 'pooh shack' at Lindemar.

I am getting more interested in using video to help improve performance.

For example the shot below it appears as though the paddle is fluttering.  Is this my imagination?  Some of the strokes appear to be waffling left right.
Thanks Beasho. 

Yes that's the spot.

I definitely find watching the video replay in slow motion helps me see and refine all my techniques, especially when I watch it the same day and still have the live event fresh in my memory.

I see and feel the "waffling", why I am not sure.  Could be my sloppy paddle technique or could be the blade shape?  I find I have better control with a flexier shaft, feels like I can plant and setup with more control, especially if I am paddling hard to catch a wave.  I hear dihedral is supposed to help with flutter, seems like they put these on a shafts that are to stiff for my taste...
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Re: Ultralight board mounted camera pole - how to build thread
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2016, 02:53:04 PM »
Clay, thanks for posting the link to this on your other 'pole ministry' thread.  ;D

I have some extra paddle shaft materials so I have some raw materials that may end up working for this project. I've been wanting to improve my downwind videos for forever. Unfortunately, the standard GP mounts leave even the most outstanding downwinders looking mighty lame. I'm going to go through the whole thread later, great work! Thanks!

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Re: Ultralight board mounted camera pole - how to build thread
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2016, 04:24:04 PM »
Interesting view from your mount!
It's great to see a more real life view.... that shows the waves in a more accurate way.

Keep at it!

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Re: Ultralight board mounted camera pole - how to build thread
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2016, 12:21:15 PM »
Thanks amigos!

I appreciate the positive feedback  ;D
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Re: Ultralight board mounted camera pole - how to build thread
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2016, 03:48:28 PM »
Just read through and watched the vids in this thread.Except for the one w/the "On Two One Two" soundtrack since I'd already watched that twice. You are really dedicated to the development of the tripod mount and it shows. Great work, Clay!
I wonder what results you would get on a mackin' day like I was just out in here in NJ. Making me wanna try the tripod!
This is your standard from the beach pov off my Panasonic Luminex mounted on a SOLOSHOT2.  1/16/16
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Re: Ultralight board mounted camera pole - how to build thread
« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2016, 05:46:21 PM »
Just read through and watched the vids in this thread.Except for the one w/the "On Two One Two" soundtrack since I'd already watched that twice. You are really dedicated to the development of the tripod mount and it shows. Great work, Clay!
I wonder what results you would get on a mackin' day like I was just out in here in NJ. Making me wanna try the tripod!
This is your standard from the beach pov off my Panasonic Luminex mounted on a SOLOSHOT2.  1/16/16

Thanks Cook!  Nice shots!  I am also wanting to see how it does on a macking day, I am still a little concerned about getting caught inside and having a total yard sale and while fumbling with my gear I take out myself or someone else.  I think I have discovered  a way to make the quick release efficient enough to have it pop back on in a second or 2, right now it's a bit clumsy and takes to long to put back on and I have been paddling to the channel first and then reattach it.
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Re: Ultralight board mounted camera pole - how to build thread
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2016, 05:50:31 PM »
This is probably the juiciest swell I have taken the pole cam out in.  I had some steep drops and fast sort of hollow faces, first time I am out in conditions like this on a SUP.  All new and exciting like learning to surf all over again, really, really, really fun!  :)

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Re: Ultralight board mounted camera pole - how to build thread
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2016, 07:02:57 PM »
Those waves are def the best for you yet! Would like to see some beach pov while you're riding the pole cam board.
Love this pov and the wave!
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« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2016, 05:04:01 PM »
Those waves are def the best for you yet! Would like to see some beach pov while you're riding the pole cam board.
Love this pov and the wave!
Thanks!

Yeah me too...
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Re: Ultralight board mounted camera pole - how to build thread
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2016, 04:48:15 PM »
Clay, that's such a great POV You really get to see the scale of the waves and all the action. Awesome!
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