Tuesday, September 12, 2006

new little amazing toy

Even though I got plenty other stuff to post (you guys should check out Sharon's blog for the photos from Hana... http://www.kinel.blogspot.com/), today I received a new little cheap toy, so the other photos will have to wait.
I had so much fun experimenting this thing at Hookipa. Let's say that I have ample margins of improvement... but here's a couple of shots that already blog-worth-it.
Here's the very first one in the first attempt (camera mounted on the boom). I just like the color of the ocean...


This other one shows uncle Robby on the beach. He's barely in the picture, but I like it anyway. Looks like he got a boob job...


In this other one, for some reasons, I was able to better focus on the subject. Unseen, like 007, I secretely pushed the shutter of the little camera mounted on the harness bar and... got it!


Just in case you were wondering what size I was on...


But, let's get to what I think is going to be the killer application of this amazing little toy. Short videos. Very small and short, I think I have to buy a helmet and mount it on it to film thru the window of the sail. You can't really see much if it's attached to the harness. In this first one, though, you can see kind of a wave and a first top turn and then a second and then a wipe out and then the reef... How cool is that? Play it a few times and spot the ghost face in the reef...


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In this other one, I was shooting at my feet. The wind was extremely light and I was coming in at Hoo without being in the footstreps. I got that board free at a garage sale, fixed it and now is my light wind wave board (even though it's a freeride board... it's not what you ride, it's how you ride!).


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Well, I think I will have a lot of fun with this little thing. In five years, I'll probably laugh about it (new technologies will have made it obsolete), but so far... I'm loving it!
Can't wait till some big swells hit Kanaha and I'll sail with the longboard... and what about the surfing? Applications are unlimited. You can pretty much stick that think on anything tubular...
I'll leave this one to your imagination...

3 comments:

Robin said...

That certainly looks like a fun toy! Could you tell us what it is exactly and where to get it (especially if it's cheap I might want one :) )

Cheers!

Robin

Lim said...

You got me there too - WHAT toy is it????!!! I want one too and hopefully its affordable... I don't know how you operate your toy but was wondering if you can mount it on top of your mast and shoot it via some self-made connection... would be even more awesome!

meesh said...

are you kidding?! this is GP the king of cheap, I'm just surprised he didn't get it for free!!