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 on: Today at 12:14:10 PM 
Started by Tony M. - Last post by Tony M.
   I know, Cam, we've talked about this before. For the sake of others not in on the conversation, there are pluses and minuses to both wide-angle vs. narrow angle. For the narrow angle, the advantage is everything seems bigger and closer (eg. a six-foot wave LOOKS like a six-foot wave). Disadvantage: you don't see the big picture (eg. a lot of kayaks spread apart). For the wide angle, the advantage is you CAN see many kayaks in the field, and extended objects appear better (eg. clouds, or a long wall like at Ft. Adams). The disadvantage: everything seems far away and small, unless it is really close. It does help to have a frame of reference in the view, for example a kayaker surfing a large wave...then you can access the size of the wave by comparing it to the size of the kayaker. I suppose the best solution would be to have dual video cams, one wide angle and one narrow angle. Or maybe two different kayakers recording, one with wide- and one with narrow-angle cams. Hey, wait a minute...we already have someone taking wide-angle videos (me), looks like the position is open for a narrow-angle kayaker. How about you, Cam. After all, you have the perfect name, "Cam", to man a narrow-angle "cam"!  ;D ::) 8)
                                                                                             Tony

P.S.    I did a very short (1 minute) additional video of a bee or wasp that happened in front of the lense...didn't even know about it 'til I was home, and looking over the video clips at my computer.                www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvHzmdGcjoo

                                                                                                                                                     Tony

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 on: Yesterday at 08:48:18 PM 
Started by Tony M. - Last post by Cam
Thanks for sharing, Tony.  At the risk of stating the obvious, you may want to consider a camera with a natural/narrower field of view.   The wide angle makes even the largest swells look puny.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:42:58 PM 
Started by Tony M. - Last post by RickyB
Awesome video, Tony!  So wish I could have been there, but was in NYC.  Maybe next hurricane. :-)

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 on: Yesterday at 01:46:55 PM 
Started by Tony M. - Last post by Tony M.
    Here's the link:                    www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdbqi90HVeA

                      For this video especially, view on the largest screen possible. Thanks, Tim 2, great paddle!!!

                                                                                Tony

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 on: September 16, 2018, 02:53:05 PM 
Started by jerry borenstein - Last post by jerry borenstein
 So I've had my rebel husky for about 8 months and paddled it enough to offer an opinion. I'll start by saying I'm very happy.
 The Rebel brand is the current iteration of the Tahe brand as far as I've learned. Hese are made in eastern europe i believe. Tahe became well known among Greenland stylists for their very popular east Greenland low volume kayak. They made many other models but I don't know anyone who had one or even heard of them before the Greenlander was introduced.
 For a short time I had one of their older high volume kayaks which I found well made and designed. The Husky, while falling into the lower volume hard chine Greenland catogory has more volume than the Greenlander model. While the profile of the kayak looks a bit like a cetus the cockpit is lower vulume and the deck fore and aft is lower. Dimensions are approximately 17' x 20". Mine is made of Rebel's sandwhich construction which is a layer of some kind of cork sandwhiched between layers of carbon fiber. This was a new build type to me. Weight is about 47 lbs ready to paddle. I wonder what kind of repair it would require if badly damaged. The kayak rolls beautifully which is important to me as i like to play. I have not had it in big conditions yet but in 2 ft confused chop it is predictable and solid.  Like other narrow hard chine kayaks I find that rather than roll side to side in beam waves and chop as a soft chine hull say like my Avocet would it twitches lightly from one chine to the other. I find that by foaming it out for a tight fit I don't notice that. It's only ig I'm a bit loose in the cockpit that I feel it. As for speed my unscientific opinion is that it has a very nice glide and keeps a good pace. I'm not much of a surfer and I've only surfed it in less than 2 foot waves and find it wouldn't be my choice for surfing as it gets nocked around quite a bit more than my avocet. I think when you look at the hull design that would be expected. If you are packing for a trip i guess a couple of days worth of minimalist gear would fit. I hope that offers some useful info and checking the website will be useful.

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 on: September 15, 2018, 08:29:18 AM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by Wfournier
Tim,
Thanks for heads up, have a great day on the water.
Bill

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 on: September 15, 2018, 06:41:38 AM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by Tim G
Hi Bill,  I appreciate your enthusiasm and willingness to try stuff. However, we are looking at long period swell and an exposed rocky coastline. I don’t think that the conditions are a good match for your current skill level.  I’m happy to work with you in the future to develop your paddling skills.

Best,

Tim

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 on: September 14, 2018, 07:10:26 PM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by Wfournier
Hi Tim,
I'd like to go but if you think this is beyond my skill set I'll defer to your judgement.

Bill F

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 on: September 14, 2018, 06:57:01 PM 
Started by FredF - Last post by Cat
Good to hear from you, Mike - we've missed you! 

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 on: September 14, 2018, 05:02:56 PM 
Started by Tim G - Last post by Tim G
Hi Folks,

We’ll stick with the original plan to launch/on the water at 10:00 from Kings Beach in Newport tomorrow, Saturday, 9/15.

Best,

Tim

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