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Soloshot 3 seems to work

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Created by hilly 2 months ago, 7 Jul 2018
hilly
WA, 4276 posts
7 Jul 2018 1:01PM
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I have no friends so I tried the Soloshot 2 a few years ago. What a PITA to set up, got a few ok shots and then could not be bothered. Ordered the 3 Pro years ago and finally ran out of patience and modified my order to the standard 3 which arrived quickly. Set up is light years ahead of the Soloshot 2 and it appears to work, which is a change. See below - audio is "Be Yourself" by Audioslave, board is a SMIK 10 footer with 2 by 1 set up which I did not like. Back to thruster this arvo.

Tardy
NSW, 2454 posts
7 Jul 2018 3:10PM
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A few oops ,but 2 barrels ,I wouldn't complain about that ...good session ..

A few good cranking cut back s there hilly .

Th0m0
QLD, 522 posts
7 Jul 2018 4:06PM
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Very nice !!
Good effort taking off into that wind with such a big nose area. It didn't seem to get the nose slap that a lot of big boards do on decent waves?
What were the fins you didn't like and let us know when you find a set that you do.
Can never have too much fin talk

Sunkistcitizens
NSW, 32 posts
7 Jul 2018 5:23PM
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sick little vid!

JEG
VIC, 865 posts
7 Jul 2018 6:24PM
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That was nice hilly and can I be your mate

hilly
WA, 4276 posts
7 Jul 2018 5:10PM
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Th0m0 said..
Very nice !!
Good effort taking off into that wind with such a big nose area. It didn't seem to get the nose slap that a lot of big boards do on decent waves?
What were the fins you didn't like and let us know when you find a set that you do.
Can never have too much fin talk


Tried a quad set up first but it was in pretty soft waves felt ok in the bigger ones. Then thruster set up with a slightly smaller center fin in good waves at north point, felt pretty good. Then went to the 2 plus 1 in the video that felt a bit stiff. Went back to a thruster with a slightly larger center fin and not as loose as the slightly smaller center fin. So the verdict is:
1 Thruster slightly smaller center fin
2 Quad
3 Thruster with a slightly larger centre fin
4 Single with 2 small side bites
That is for good waves. I reckon just a single will be good for tiny waves and a quad will be best for bigger waves when straight line speed is needed. All good fun

hilly
WA, 4276 posts
7 Jul 2018 5:12PM
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JEG said..
That was nice hilly and can I be your mate


Dune Rats ... I'm a little ****ed up (I might need a hug)

hilly
WA, 4276 posts
7 Jul 2018 5:13PM
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Sunkistcitizens said..
sick little vid!


Is that you in your avatar? Nice wave

supthecreek
1536 posts
7 Jul 2018 8:45PM
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Glad your SoloShot3 worked for you, thanks for posting .... great waves and surfing!

Love the look of that wave... about perfect I'd say!

Greenroom
WA, 7431 posts
7 Jul 2018 10:51PM
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hilly
WA, 4276 posts
8 Jul 2018 3:27AM
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Where did you get those?

Th0m0
QLD, 522 posts
8 Jul 2018 10:15AM
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hilly said..

Th0m0 said..
Very nice !!
Good effort taking off into that wind with such a big nose area. It didn't seem to get the nose slap that a lot of big boards do on decent waves?
What were the fins you didn't like and let us know when you find a set that you do.
Can never have too much fin talk



Tried a quad set up first but it was in pretty soft waves felt ok in the bigger ones. Then thruster set up with a slightly smaller center fin in good waves at north point, felt pretty good. Then went to the 2 plus 1 in the video that felt a bit stiff. Went back to a thruster with a slightly larger center fin and not as loose as the slightly smaller center fin. So the verdict is:
1 Thruster slightly smaller center fin
2 Quad
3 Thruster with a slightly larger centre fin
4 Single with 2 small side bites
That is for good waves. I reckon just a single will be good for tiny waves and a quad will be best for bigger waves when straight line speed is needed. All good fun


Interesting. I've got an Infinity New Deal. Only a 9 footer but still that longboard shape. It came with a thruster set with a slightly smaller centre fin. It's got a centre box so I put the fin in the centre of the box, as you do to start with. It felt like I was getting a bit of slippage on the bottom turn so I swapped the centre for a bigger fin (bigger than the sides) and it felt a bit stiff. Put the smaller centre back in but moved it a long way back in the box (about an inch from the back) and that feels pretty good. So similar conclusion to you I guess.

Greenroom
WA, 7431 posts
8 Jul 2018 8:19AM
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Greenroom said..




Where did you get those?


I was hiding in the sand dunes

hilly
WA, 4276 posts
8 Jul 2018 10:36AM
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OK have to say more impressed today. It voomed right in with no change in setting. This was a frame grab full size no crop :) You can see my rude head.




FRP
152 posts
8 Jul 2018 10:57AM
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Great Surfing Hilly!

Enjoyed the edit and that you included a few wipeouts. More pictures of Zara and Zoe !

Cheers

Bob

hilly
WA, 4276 posts
8 Jul 2018 11:23AM
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A real test of the footage is slow motion. Now remember this is 400m offshore at least and no post editing other than slow it down.

Th0m0
QLD, 522 posts
8 Jul 2018 2:04PM
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Wow that second one was a screamer. Can't believe how clear that footage is from 400m away.

Greenroom
WA, 7431 posts
8 Jul 2018 7:29PM
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A real test of the footage is slow motion. Now remember this is 400m offshore at least and no post editing other than slow it down.


See you in the morning!!!!

Eski
WA, 19 posts
8 Jul 2018 9:06PM
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Barrels on the 10footer = noice, real noice.

supthecreek
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8 Jul 2018 10:48PM
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hilly said..
A real test of the footage is slow motion. Now remember this is 400m offshore at least and no post editing other than slow it down.


Yowza! Tucked and tight

hilly
WA, 4276 posts
9 Jul 2018 10:52AM
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It went a bit funky today Some really tight and out of frame then changed to a wide shot hmmm.







Gboots
NSW, 537 posts
9 Jul 2018 2:51PM
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Bloody hell Hilly. I'm scared watching.
Big kahunas to ride those

surfinJ
393 posts
9 Jul 2018 2:03PM
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Very nice, the camera setup really does the job of catching the stoke.

Just curious on on how you get this obviously hot wave all to yourself, aside the aforementioned lack of mates?

hilly
WA, 4276 posts
9 Jul 2018 2:40PM
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Just curious on on how you get this obviously hot wave all to yourself, aside the aforementioned lack of mates?


Go at sparrows fart.


And there is a fair bit of this:




hilly
WA, 4276 posts
9 Jul 2018 2:41PM
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Major cockup this arvo - 3 restarts still no follow and I could see the onshore coming in. Very frustrating.

Brenno
QLD, 619 posts
10 Jul 2018 5:34PM
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hilly said..
I have no friends so I tried the Soloshot 2 a few years ago. What a PITA to set up, got a few ok shots and then could not be bothered. Ordered the 3 Pro years ago and finally ran out of patience and modified my order to the standard 3 which arrived quickly. Set up is light years ahead of the Soloshot 2 and it appears to work, which is a change. See below - audio is "Be Yourself" by Audioslave, board is a SMIK 10 footer with 2 by 1 set up which I did not like. Back to thruster this arvo.


Great work. Great song.
Big drops on a big board, my favourite pastime.
Keep it up mate.

hilly
WA, 4276 posts
10 Jul 2018 4:23PM
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Brenno said..

hilly said..
I have no friends so I tried the Soloshot 2 a few years ago. What a PITA to set up, got a few ok shots and then could not be bothered. Ordered the 3 Pro years ago and finally ran out of patience and modified my order to the standard 3 which arrived quickly. Set up is light years ahead of the Soloshot 2 and it appears to work, which is a change. See below - audio is "Be Yourself" by Audioslave, board is a SMIK 10 footer with 2 by 1 set up which I did not like. Back to thruster this arvo.



Great work. Great song.
Big drops on a big board, my favourite pastime.
Keep it up mate.


Had 5 waste of times in the last 2 days. Fantastic surf but Soloshot did not follow. Just a nice shot of the same bit of ocean, so frustrating as seemed all good as I paddled out just lost contact about 200m out
So back to drawing board factory settings and unpair everything

bspot68
QLD, 144 posts
10 Jul 2018 7:58PM
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what camera are you using ??

hilly
WA, 4276 posts
10 Jul 2018 6:09PM
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bspot68 said..
what camera are you using ??


Err title of thread

Greenroom
WA, 7431 posts
10 Jul 2018 9:28PM
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hilly said..

bspot68 said..
what camera are you using ??



Err title of thread


Title of thread.
I've never heard of that brand before.
Do Canon make them?

herbyburger
WA, 256 posts
11 Jul 2018 8:17PM
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Nice surfing , nice waves, you and the board look very in sync, sounds as though the camera is another beast!
What are they worth? Or worth the hassle?



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