Another Paul van Bellen Joint

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Another Paul van Bellen Joint

The Aussie drone flyer extraordinaire has another great vid on youtube. Absolutely worth watching as you'll learn more about wave sailing than hundred of the usual jump edit Hookipa videos.

Paul discusses the vid here: https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/Wave-sailing/Only-in-NZ-Bro--2#2290510 (he's Flying Dutchman)

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Excellent - great wave, but much more real world conditions than what most videos show. Music, while super repetitious, was definitely a refreshing change from the average w/s vid.

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cp wrote:

Excellent - great wave, but much more real world conditions than what most videos show. Music, while super repetitious, was definitely a refreshing change from the average w/s vid.

Glad you liked it. It was interesting showing how little wind there was (given their gear) on the way out. It's also inspirational seeing them handling those little boards with water up to their ankles. I need to complain less and use some small boards on Lanier.

(I kinda liked the music Sorry 2 )

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Another Primbee speed sailing vid

Full screen on the biggest monitor/tv you have at the highest resolution

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Here's the latest instalment of the Primbee Speedsailing sessions I've been filming. This was the culmination of 2 days of sailing footage with the second day almost being too strong for the Phantom 4 with winds gusting to 40 knots + most of the day. It softened to 30 -35 knots gusts late in the arvo and I was keen to get footage so launched the drone to see how it would handle the wind.

The biggest issue with flying in those winds is the wobbly camera gimbal & not being able to keep up with the sailors. For every minute I got of relatively stable footage I must have 5 of wobbly stuff that I couldn't use. I would film someone for 30 seconds and there would be 4 - 5 seconds in there of stable footage to weed out. Makes it a test of patience when filming there were heaps of times I was following someone at 40 knots getting close in on the action and then the camera has a hissy fit and I'm flying the thing a few metres away from someone flying almost blind....that's when I hit the ejector button and head for the clouds!

Filming the speed stuff is harder than wavesailing because you fly the drone at full throttle the whole time so it's hard to set up for a shot. It's like trying to drive a car with finesse with foot planted on the gas pedal the whole time. The acceleration of the sailors going downwind is too much for the drone....there were a few times I would set up behind a sailor on a broad reach and then a gust would hit, the sailor would bear off and BAM they were gone the drone just didn't have the acceleration to keep up and I'd be left behind flooring it trying to catch up but not being able to as the sailor is hitting 41 - 42 knots with drone maxing at 40. Therefore a tip for speedsailors for the future if you have a drone following you on a broad reach and you get a gust try to bear off with less aggression so drone has chance of staying with you.

There's some good shots in the video and there are some that I'm not stoked with however I was impatient and wanted to get a video out so I just edited with what I had. I came home last night at 9pm and sat at the computer till 7am because I was loving the editing process and some of the footage looked awesome on my 5K 27" computer screen. Try to watch the video in 4K, it won't let you in Safari but the other browsers I think should work.

Anyway hope you enjoy the vid,

Cheers,
Paul.


https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/Gps/Primbee-Quickie?page=3
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Re: Another Paul van Bellen Joint

He keeps cranking them out. Windrider Dance Party Edition - he mixes footage of the Aus National Wave Sailing Champs with the classic 80s movie "Windrider" - notable for one of Nicole Kidman's first starring roles (and a bit "revealing" iirc). He starts off with a bit of music from New Order which is close to my heart.

As always - watch it on a big screen.

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NSFW captions - Paul does another one and takes aim at everybody. "El Risitas" takes on the windsurfing industry

First seen here: https://windsurfing.tv/video/the-windsurf-industry-called-me-funny/

Edit: Paul uploaded a revised version to Youtube. That's the version above.

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