Monday, November 17, 2008

Go-Pro Video from Saturday at Tower Road

I'm super stoked at how this video turned out. I used my new "Clew-View" mount. This was an experimental session, and the video far exceeds my expectations. I'm so used to the mast mount and the helmet cam as the only two POV perspectives. But with the clew-view, I feel the action is better represented, and I'm excited to get it out on the ocean!

The added weight was not an issue. After a bit, I didn't even know it was there.


Sergey Menshikov said...

Smooth tacks, man!
Clew mount is definitely promising. Wider angle?

George Markopoulos said...

Sergey, thxs for the compliment. I've been working on my tacks so much lately that now my other transitions are lacking and need work!

The video is from the old go-pro (not the new wide angle)

Lano said...

I have some similar footage from
Maui earlier this year, I am now motivated enough to post it up. Nice set up George. We found that with some sail packing mesh you could mount the camera straight to the end of the boom, worked a treat, just dont jump too high.

I too have been working hard on Tacks, pretty confident I will make 80% of them, such a good skill to master. Now just got to make a few more Gybes.


I am still so interested in that van!

George Markopoulos said...

Dave-oh man if you where closer. I'm afraid I'm gonna have to take a hit and trade the van in. (Lew are you listening????)

If anyone is wondering why I'm getting rid of the van, its because I'm looking to get set up with a Pickup/SUV truck 4x4. One of the things I learned during wavefest is that when looking for the most ideal wind/wave break setup, you often have to drive on the beach for any number of miles to find it.

During wavefest in Hatteras, I found my self having to depend on my friends to help carry my gear and give me a lift. I swore to myself that this winter i'd make the transition.

I'm so gonna miss that van, but it needs to happen. Wave sailings' where its at!!!

tormod said...

Cool go pro video GM, you lucky one, with "warm" in the weather. Here in Norway a bit cold now..arond 32. And my board was damaged in the flight back home from Maui.
I will blog a picture of it later on.

George Markopoulos said...

Tormod, Today I sailed in sub-40degree temps. 70 degree temps in November are HIGHLY unusual, but does happen. We'll occasionally catch a warm spell even in January or February where temps could reach up into the 60s, although decoupling becomes an issue then.

I suspect sailors in Norway are used to "colder" conditions? so long as there is no ice right?!