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Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:17 pm
by Black
Got to get this off me chest, release some annoyance....
Paddling out at Fistral tonight, two thirds of the way out to the line up, getting a bit of a pounding. Ducking a big wave the board gets ripped from my grasp and slips straight backwards, turn round and reel it back in - just a shard of clear perspex on the front of the board! Feck meeeeeeeee!! :evil: :evil:
I looked down in the water, think of trying to swim down to the bottom however far that might be, with a board on a leash, hmmmm, still being pounded no letup, must be out of position by now anyway - gave up and paddled in avoiding the shard on the front of the board. :cry:

So all those barrels left & right that I had, the kerrupts and the hang 12 are not on video - damn! :lol:

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:49 am
by Chris F
I had a go pro mount on my longboard which a mate was borrowing to learn on. He is a keen MTBer and Skier so had his own go pro and wanted to film himself. On his 4th or 5th wave he didn't paddle hard enough, got the back of the board tipped up, slid forward and effectively removed his camera and the top layer of my board with it. Never seen again.

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:46 am
by Black
Oooch! So gutting. At least in that case you might have found the camera in tact. In my case the actual plastic casing broke so the camera would have been waterlogged anyway. On the up-side there was no video to lose for me though.

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:35 am
by Poo Stance
Don't worry Black looks like Taylor Steele got most of your footage locked down.

Congrats on your innersection segment :-)

http://magicseaweed.com/news/introducin ... lack/5746/

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:30 pm
by Black
Poo Stance wrote:Don't worry Black looks like Taylor Steele got most of your footage locked down.

Congrats on your innersection segment :-)

http://magicseaweed.com/news/introducin ... lack/5746/

:lol: Yes I saw that! If only! :-)

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:43 pm
by Black
Almost 3 years on another camera (18 months old) is residing in Davy Jones' locker - expensive bugger up of a takeoff! :cry:
I'm over this camera shit.

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:39 am
by Chris F
Hindsight it might be but these are quite useful

https://www.amazon.co.uk/GoPro-ATBKT-00 ... pro+tether

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:07 am
by Black
Chris F wrote:Hindsight it might be but these are quite useful

https://www.amazon.co.uk/GoPro-ATBKT-00 ... pro+tether
Yes, I think I may have had one knocking about in a box too. :oops:
Arrrgghhh!

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:46 am
by Chris F
Hope it was a cheapie one!

Still annoying the footage is lost though.

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:52 pm
by Black
£100 & one good wave.

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:50 pm
by Philshoz
I'll look out for it arriving on our shores Black.... :lol:

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:16 pm
by Black
One final twist in the tail. I used a gopro pic from the last lost camera to enter a competition to win some tech - AND I WON!!! :-D
I never win anything so it was a real shock and the value is more than the camera cost. Result!

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:49 pm
by Chris F
Nice, what tech?

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:11 am
by Black
480 gig SSD HD
64gig micro SD
Gopro selfie stick - slightly superfluous now!

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:06 am
by Chris F
Is the stick decent? Let me know if you want to get shot of it? Kids and I had great fun using a cheap one to film fish in rockpools on holiday until it got dropped and the mount snapped.

Re: Gopro gone-pro!

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:24 am
by Black
Yes it feels like good quality. Will let you know if I do want to get rid of it. Not sure just now.