Sunday, 28 October 2012

Testing my GoPro wrist strap

Finally pulled together the test footage I've collected with my home-made GoPro wrist strap this summer. It's most certainly not a cinema quality effort but I have learnt a fair bit from it! In short I can say the following:
  • Video is rarely successful when you're facing the sun
  • Longboarding on clean waves seems to give the smoothest footage
  • Bodyboarding requires an extension to raise the camera higher if you want to avoid splashback
  • Mixing resolutions and frame-rates results in some major headaches when it comes to exporting your film!
  • To get the best quality some nice weather helps.
  • The wide angle lens makes the waves seem a lot smaller honest!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Last Roy Stewart board update

Home straight for this board now so this will be the last build update before it's finished! All the uneven joins have been levelled now and all the epoxy filler sanded back. Find have been finished and places have been marked out on the base for them. All that's left hopefully is to drill out some holes to mount the fins in, sand the whole board up to a fine grit, burn on some design and oil her up. One productive weekend should be all it takes but as usual that can't be promised!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Photo book, 14 months in the making

I know I haven't updated this in a while but I have been keeping myself busy honest! Few things I've been working on should be coming to fruition soon so will update when I've got some snaps. On the plus side though, the increasingly dark nights and god awful weather has meant I've finally gotten round to finishing my photo book of my exploits in Africa last August, it's currently winging its way over to me at the moment! I'm aware it has nothing to do with surfing but I'm very proud!