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mikel_j 03-06-2009 7:56 AM

I have never really been in the market for a tube but now that I have an underwater housing for my camera I gotta get one for some tube shots. I guess something that is stable without me having to hold on would be best, right? <BR> <BR>Any recommendations would be appreciated.

brinks 03-06-2009 9:05 AM

The Morph from <a href="http://www.grindwater.com" target="_blank">www.grindwater.com</a>

steezyshots 03-06-2009 9:59 AM

This is the one I use! <BR><a href="http://www.hosports.com/product/154240/96701000/_/Black_Ice_Tube" target="_blank">http://www.hosports.com/product/154240/96701000/_/Black_Ice_Tube</a>

dcervenka 03-07-2009 11:51 PM

Video or still camera? <BR> <BR>For video I like to have the largest possible tube so I can focus on keeping the camera steady.. <BR> <BR>For stills pretty much anything will work. <BR> <BR>Overall tubes with a flat top allow you to sit on your knees to help absorb some of the shock (key for good video.) <BR> <BR>I personally have a 3-man tube (can't recall the name) and it's HUGE! It has three cuts out and I can pretty much stand up in the thing. Plus it has tons of room for drinks and sandwiches (for those extra long shoots.) <BR> <BR> <BR>These will work: <BR><a href="http://www.hosports.com/product/154243/96755000/_/Bomber_Tube" target="_blank">http://www.hosports.com/product/154243/96755000/_/Bomber_Tube</a> <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.hosports.com/product/154243/96750100/_/Extreme_Tube-Red" target="_blank">http://www.hosports.com/product/154243/96750100/_/Extreme_Tube-Red</a>

mikel_j 03-09-2009 10:22 AM

Thanks for the recommendations! I will be using the tube for shooting video only. It sounds like having a flat surface is key so that is what I will look for. The "Morph" looks awesome! I am guessing that it is pricey, but what isn't in this industry. I am a little paranoid about falling off on a turn around roller and dropping my camera in the lake.

wakesurf12 03-09-2009 10:57 AM

Party Island!!!!!!

sean7791 03-10-2009 2:30 AM

The looks so good. That'd be amazing for videoing people on the slider. <BR> <BR>Anybody know how much it costs?

lakemiltonwake08 03-10-2009 6:15 AM

Well if you do hit a roller and fall off..Won't you have an underwater housing anyways?

mikel_j 03-10-2009 11:53 AM

Yea, but what good is a camera in a housing at the bottom of the lake?

sean7791 03-10-2009 1:42 PM

Arn't you able to put some floats or something on it.

dcervenka 03-10-2009 2:06 PM

What kind of video camera and housing do you have? Depending on your combo it may float.. but this varies from housing to housing. <BR> <BR>SPL Waterhousing we're primarily designed for the Surfing industry, so they come with a leash that you can attach to your wrist for added safety. <BR> <BR>This has some pictures and details on the SPL housings: <a href="http://www.norcalsurfers.com/word/features/spl-waterhousings/" target="_blank">http://www.norcalsurfers.com/word/features/spl-waterhousings/</a> the dual video/photo housing is pretty cool!

mikel_j 03-10-2009 7:52 PM

I have a Sony EX1 with an Eco Marine Housing, the one that looks like a giant ziplock baggie. When I did a test it sunk but I suppose I could seal it with a little more air in the bag. I think I will also steal the leash idea and just tie the housing to my life jacket. <BR> <BR>Those SPL housings look real nice!

lakemiltonwake08 03-11-2009 6:37 AM

I figured it floated. If not attach yourself to it with a leash.


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