It's now time for the video I did using the GoPro wide angle for the first time.
I really like this camera but unfortunately I had a little bit of fog at the end.
I also made a stupid mistake at the beginning: in order to record my voice while rigging, I did remember to turn the audio recording setting on HI, but I left the camera in the waterproof case! So the volume was recorded still pretty low and to make it audible, I had to pump it up in editing phase.
That means that you will hear a lot of noise too. Sorry about that, can't blame the camera if the videographer is an idiot!
In fact, the camera itself records a great audio. I switched it back to the LOw setting for the sailing part and I can't believe that you can actually hear my voice while sailing and not too much of the super strong noise created by the gusts.
The fact that I was using the head band that comes with the camera helped (can't look more dorky than that, but who cares...), since the camera was right on my forehead and not on top of my head like it is when I wear an helmet.
The head band is great. Make sure you put a safety leash to your wetsuit if you go out in waves though, because a big wipeout will rip it off.
Pump up the volume if you want to hear what I say at the beginning. And if you can't still hear, the main thing I'm saying is that the Ultralight dacron of my Superfreak makes it an incredibly light sail. And that is a huge advantage. I mention that kitesurfers have that advantage towards windsurfers (their superlight gear allows them to go out in lighter winds), but with these kind of sails tha gap between the weight of kitesurfing and windsurfin gear is starting to shrink.
I expect Jeff Henderson to come up with a sail made by ultralight dacron and inflatable mast, boom and battens soon...
1 15 09 Kanaha with the Kona from giampaolo cammarota on Vimeo.
The Ultralight Superfreak is something I liked right away. This is the video I shot when I tried them. It's one of those that was muted on youtube. And so I now uploaded it on Vimeo! I want you guys to watch it and leave a comment IF you enjoyed the music and think that you now may possibly buy one of their cds. That was only the guitar solo of a great song (but probably not even in my top 10 PT songs, btw) called She's moved on. You can hear it all guess where? ... here, on youtube! And that's not copyright infringement?!? Maybe not yet...
Oh, maybe I got it. Maybe it's because it looks like I'm promoting a sail (and in this case, I bloody well am). But what about the other video they muted? I wasn't promoting anything on that one (other than the great sport of windsurfing). But it was shot with a low camera and it had the Hot logo often in it. Maybe that's what triggered the muting action.
They think I'm using their music to help sell stuff. That would make sense. But I'm promoting their music at the same time!
Whatever, 'nough of that.
Not done with the Kona reports yet. I still have the photos of Wednesday, GP's first time at Lanes with the Kona... ah, what a grand day that was, Gromit!
PS. Thank god it's over.