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Lagoon Bay Photos Sunday 10

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Created by Al Planet > 9 months ago, 12 Jul 2011
Al Planet
TAS, 1540 posts
12 Jul 2011 5:50PM
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Photos from Sunday at Lagoon Beach. Ben, Gill and Jeff enjoying some windy and cold conditions in the middle of the day.

Jeffs chop jump which I thing is on the forth and fifth photos was ridiculously long and the two photos don't really do justice to how long he was floating in the air.


















izaak
TAS, 1951 posts
12 Jul 2011 5:55PM
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Nice pics Al, that fifth photo is brilliant!!

Al Planet
TAS, 1540 posts
12 Jul 2011 6:20PM
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Thanks Isaak, Jeff was rigged half a metre bigger on a 4.5 which in those conditions was a lot of power. I enjoyed the hand drags that Jeff was doing on the gybes too, very casual.








bearhoover
TAS, 708 posts
12 Jul 2011 6:38PM
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Brilliant, as Izaak said that 5th one is brilliant. Was it very gusty down there Sunday?, I think it was SW if I recall correctly....

Al Planet
TAS, 1540 posts
12 Jul 2011 6:53PM
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Pretty gusty, but I have seen it worse, at least they weren't sailing directly into the chop most of the time and Gill pulled off a few gybes despite the tough conditions.

bearhoover
TAS, 708 posts
12 Jul 2011 9:22PM
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yeah I thought about it but chickened out.....

houston
TAS, 3173 posts
12 Jul 2011 11:46PM
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You guys are ripping it

AUS02
TAS, 1954 posts
13 Jul 2011 8:45PM
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Great photos, looks really windy!

BFlood
NSW, 177 posts
29 Jul 2011 6:17PM
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Cheers Al, that's the first evidence I have of being capable of getting airborne.....too bad i remember it being an accident ;p

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1650 posts
29 Jul 2011 7:01PM
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Fantastic Jump City Baby!!!!!!!!

Slalom board not recomended

Al Planet
TAS, 1540 posts
29 Jul 2011 7:03PM
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BFlood said...

Cheers Al, that's the first evidence I have of being capable of getting airborne.....too bad i remember it being an accident ;p


That Bic planes super early because of the hard rails but in 35kt+++ holding it down was an amazing effort. Those gusts were brutal and I think the chop was shorter and harder close in where you were .....though the ramps were bigger further out as Geoff demonstrated.

Roll on spring time and warmer water...

Go Pro footage of the crashes???

BFlood
NSW, 177 posts
29 Jul 2011 11:21PM
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I've got about 20mins of footage that i need to sort through, it was the gopro's first outing and a combination of my inexperience using it and a number of brutal stacks meant it was very rarely lined up properly.

I did get this artsy still of jeff though



I'm home for a week late september, i reckon i'll bring the goya down in hope to avoid a repeat.

Al Planet
TAS, 1540 posts
30 Jul 2011 1:53PM
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Good shot given the conditions. The go pro doesn't seem to like the low light conditions we get in winter, the image quality improves heaps in the middle of Summer.

BFlood
NSW, 177 posts
3 Aug 2011 11:48PM
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Al Planet said...

BFlood said...

Cheers Al, that's the first evidence I have of being capable of getting airborne.....too bad i remember it being an accident ;p


That Bic planes super early because of the hard rails but in 35kt+++ holding it down was an amazing effort. Those gusts were brutal and I think the chop was shorter and harder close in where you were .....though the ramps were bigger further out as Geoff demonstrated.

Roll on spring time and warmer water...

Go Pro footage of the crashes???






as requested....of the 20min of raw footage i shot against the tasmanian winter sun whilst taking the thrashing of my life this is all i could salvage

houston
TAS, 3173 posts
3 Aug 2011 11:55PM
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Looks like you had a bit of a swim Ben, are you living in Tas or visiting

Al Planet
TAS, 1540 posts
4 Aug 2011 11:52AM
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Cool, its hard to believe that was around the middle of the day, it looks like its almost sunset. Have they let you fly an F 16 yet... that would bring those issues with control at speed into perspective.

BFlood
NSW, 177 posts
4 Aug 2011 12:42PM
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houston said...

Looks like you had a bit of a swim Ben, are you living in Tas or visiting


I'm an ex-lowhead-local, i moved to the mainland last year but come home to tassie whenever I can.

No f-16's yet Al....unfortunately



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