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Day: 20 January 2014

River Tawe Jan 2014 Scotty Camera Mount Experiments

River Tawe Jan 2014 Scotty camera mount experiments from Five Element Productions on Vimeo.

A test of the Scotty kayak mount with a GoPro. WARNING: This video contains shots of mild white water kayaking slowed down in an attempt to make it look far more dramatic than it actually was…

This trip also resulted in a rather embarrasing swim after going through a stopper and hitting an edy by mistake before getting sucked back into said stopper for a head pounding. Scotty mount survived it nicely though!

Music “Flying Alaska V.2” by Everlone (

A Few Kayak Repairs

I spent lunch time today carrying out a few kayak repairs by welding up a couple of boats. The first was a 6 month old Pyranha Karnali which had been damaged after its pilot left it to run the Morriston River Race by itself. First impressions indicated that the nose of the boat has been turned up, however the hull shows no sign of deformation.

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Jared Seiler (USA) – Switch Freewheel

Down river freestyle!

Jared Seiler (USA) – Entry for Down River Freestyle – Switch Freewheel – Gorrila, Green River Narrows, USA from Rider of the Year Awards on Vimeo.

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Mount Star GoPro Mount

Using a GoPro can mean that your camera angles are pretty much the same – from the helmet or from your boat. Sometimes the best shots are those that rely on the camera being on the bank, on a bridge or on a paddle. But at the same time you don’t want to be hauling a great pile of kit that takes ages to set up. In my boat a carry a small GoPro roll bag that contains a few bits and bobs for my GoPro while I am on the river. This includes spare cards, battery and a gorilla pod. Small tripods are super useful but you need a way of attaching your GoPro camera to them.

Mount Star GoPro mount

Image above shows the Mount Star GoPro mount rigged up as part of a zip line wire system.


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