Saturday, February 17, 2007
Stick to it!
Thanks to a little reference to it made on Kristen's blog the other day, I discovered the missing piece to the puzzle of making TITS style videos as I paddle. The missing piece is the suction cup device and attached extension arm which allows you to place the camera wherever you want on your boat. Up until now I had been using a mini-tripod and hooking it under the deck bungies, but this was a really make-shift arrangement.
The new device is sold by Sticky Pod. There are several different styles, some with three and others with four suction cups. Extension arms of various lengths are available so the camera need not remain at deck level. The company claims they will remain attached at up to 40 mph which suggests that I am pretty safe heading into not just wickedly fast tide-rips, but some serious white water stuff as well!
I've ordered one and will be trying it out on my upcoming Florida paddling trip in a couple of weeks. I'll post a report - and some videos - when I return, if not sooner.