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Old    Mikel (mikel_j)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-06-2009, 7:56 AM Reply   
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?

Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Old    Brett Brinkerhoff (brinks)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-06-2009, 9:05 AM Reply   
The Morph from www.grindwater.com
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       03-06-2009, 9:59 AM Reply   
This is the one I use!
http://www.hosports.com/product/154240/96701000/_/Black_Ice_Tube
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       03-07-2009, 11:51 PM Reply   
Video or still camera?

For video I like to have the largest possible tube so I can focus on keeping the camera steady..

For stills pretty much anything will work.

Overall tubes with a flat top allow you to sit on your knees to help absorb some of the shock (key for good video.)

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.)


These will work:
http://www.hosports.com/product/154243/96755000/_/Bomber_Tube

http://www.hosports.com/product/154243/96750100/_/Extreme_Tube-Red
Old    Mikel (mikel_j)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-09-2009, 10:22 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Ryan Taylor (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       03-09-2009, 10:57 AM Reply   
Party Island!!!!!!
Old    Seán (sean7791)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-10-2009, 2:30 AM Reply   
The looks so good. That'd be amazing for videoing people on the slider.

Anybody know how much it costs?
Old    Nick Yochman (lakemiltonwake08)      Join Date: Oct 2008       03-10-2009, 6:15 AM Reply   
Well if you do hit a roller and fall off..Won't you have an underwater housing anyways?
Old    Mikel (mikel_j)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-10-2009, 11:53 AM Reply   
Yea, but what good is a camera in a housing at the bottom of the lake?
Old    Seán (sean7791)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-10-2009, 1:42 PM Reply   
Arn't you able to put some floats or something on it.
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       03-10-2009, 2:06 PM Reply   
What kind of video camera and housing do you have? Depending on your combo it may float.. but this varies from housing to housing.

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.

This has some pictures and details on the SPL housings: http://www.norcalsurfers.com/word/features/spl-waterhousings/ the dual video/photo housing is pretty cool!
Old    Mikel (mikel_j)      Join Date: Aug 2008       03-10-2009, 7:52 PM Reply   
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.

Those SPL housings look real nice!
Old    Nick Yochman (lakemiltonwake08)      Join Date: Oct 2008       03-11-2009, 6:37 AM Reply   
I figured it floated. If not attach yourself to it with a leash.

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