G. Niblock on the L41 TipSUP Noserider. Photo: J. Chandler

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Downwinding with Two Shakas

Tuesday July 3, 2012 - That's not completely true. Mike and Josh were with us on their Barks, but Kyle and I were equally equipped on our Shakas. The videographic purpose of today's run was to test the GoPro Hero2 headband mount with the camera set to the "Medium" FOV. I am happy with the results. I was concerend that the picture would be too distorted but it is hardly noticable and I think the overall view is just as good if not a little better. Next run will have the FOV set to "Wide". I think that setting will cause too much distortion but we'll try it out and see what happens.

Conditions were good with a moderate wind and a small wind swell from the northwest pushing up some fun bumps in the wind chop. The 5.4 mile run from Four Mile to Mitchells took about an hour. Kyle hit a high of nine mph on one of his runners as measured by his tracking app.

Today was Josh's first downwinder and he did amazing. He didn't fall once and he got some really great glides. Another addict joins the tribe.

I edited down the video on this post for the Angulo Designs website so if you're interested in seeing that, shorter vid, click here.



  1. 5.4 miles in hour for first time is very good! Downwinding has a lot of fun if youhave someone to pick you up from the destination..
    Great video but music doesnt match at all!

  2. Thanks K, it's a really fun run. We leave a car at Mitchells and then drive up in a second car to 4-Mile. When we're done we load the boards and drive up to get the car that's still at 4-Mile.

    Re the music, I was going for that Hawaiian feel. Aloha!