I had the pleasure of being the first person (probably) in the UK to paddle the new Wavesport Recon. I had seen the boat a couple of weeks ago and had arranged to hook up with Tom at the Tees Barrage for an evening paddle. The Tees Barrage has always been a great place for me to check out boats as its been my local paddle spot since the day it opened way back in the last century.
The boat I paddled is a Wavesport Recon 83 and is a final prototype, so apart from the quality of the plastic finish in a couple of areas it is the same as the final production model. Continue reading
I have owned numerous cags, semi-dry cags, dry cags and dry suits over the years. Neoprene seals, latex seals – all have been tried and tested for years and in reality none have ever been 100% dry.
At the end of the day I believe that it’s all relative, if the cag fits right and the seals are constructed or even trimmed to give a good water tight seal you will only ever minimise the chance of water finding its way inside. In some cases the amount of water entering the cag is so small it is virtually dry, but will never be totally dry.
Here is another way of attaching your GoPro to your kayak. This uses the GoPro Handlebar Mount and is shown attached to the Eskimo Topo Duo I own. The handlebar mount will only work on a kayak if the grab handles are solid and thick enough.
This will work equally well with the Hero 2 and 3. In the image you can see I have used a leash just incase the camera gets knocked free and a Floaty Backdoor has also been added.
Aside from the smaller and lighter aspects of the change there are a number of other things that need to be considered particulary if you are upgrading from the 1 or 2 to the 3. The GoPro Hero 3 doesn’t come with a whole load of accessories. You get the camera/case, 1 x Flat mount, 1 x Curved mount, 1 x Battery, 1 x 3 way Pivot Arm, 1 x QR lock, 1 x Skeleton Back, 1 x Additional (larger) QR mount.
The camera is the Silver edition which is essentially the Hero 2 but with built in Wifi. You may therefore ask what is the point of changing. Well for me its down to weight and it is this that prompted the purchase. As I wear my GoPro on my Sweet Strutter the less weight the better. I have received a great deal of stick in the past about weighing kit, but I make no apology in taking the time to weigh the GoPro 3 both with and without its case. If this offends you please leave this page now. Continue reading
In search of fresh whitewater the Fisher family and friends holiday to Iceland and Norway. Showing their journey through challenging terrain and inspiring white water.
“Sometimes you just have to buck up and huck it.”
Filmed by Dave Fisher, Steve Fisher’s brother, the film follows Steve, Rush Sturges, Ben Brown and Shane Raw for two months in their search of new whitewater rivers and waterfalls to run. Continue reading