I've got one, it's one of the early models I think. It's cool if you just want to turn the camera on and record your set to pick apart stuff that you're working on. For putting together a video of your riding it doesn't touch a handheld. The shots are just kinda jerky, and the rider isn't usually centered.
ridininmd, thanks. I am just taking over the product and want to get a feel for how people feel about it. The Trakker is meant to study yourself skiing. Also, it gives the camera man a break from trying to record set after set. Thanks again for the feedback.
Also, we fixed some of the jerking problem with the Dampener we added.
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I wanted to give people a little insight to what Bryan, the inventor, had in mind when designing the Trakker Video Camera Mount.
First, he saw a need for serious skiers to view their sets and critically examine their technique. We believe the most productive use of the Trakker is to help a skier improve his performance and increase their competitiveness. We believe all competitive skiers need to video and review themselves to get to the next level.
Second, the Trakker is a great tool to get the younger skiers into the sport. They will benefit the most from the Trakker if they find they have an affinity for the sport. They'll enjoy showing their friends their “mad skills” on the lake. It is a great advantage to have access to a tool like the Trakker when you start a sport at a young age. I would like nothing more than to hear of a champion skier who had one of our camera mounts on their boats as a child and then grew to become a world class skier.
Third, for the ski and wake board instructor the Trakker helps show and explain good and bad technique. They can offer video of their student's strengths and weaknesses. It is a great visual aid.
Lastly, and probably the most important, just for the enjoyment of the sport. Every one can enjoy having videos to capture the fun of skiing and wake boarding.[img][/img] _________________ www.wakevideo.com
This is some feedback a customer gave me regarding camera choices for use with, or without, the Trakker Video Camera Mounts. I though it was great information, including video, so I wanted to post it ASAP. I am just going to quote the email verbatim. The second video is a very good comparison of two different camera types. Great Information! Thanks Derek:
“I was able to get my hands on a HD video camera with a 3CCD sensor and let me tell you.. night and day difference.
Great service, and a great product... as long as you have a 3CCD camera
as for the Trakker it's very well built, and tracks really well.. doesn't really show the tracking with surfing... but I'll get you guys a boarding video as soon as the weather in Southern Ontario starts cooperating
take care. _________________ Alright. It's Saturday night. I have no date, a two liter bottle of Shasta and my all rush mix tape. Let’s rock!
We now have inventory to support our newest TopMount modification. They are now able to accommodate some of the towers with the support section between the two pipes, like spyd4r's 2006 Moomba Mobius LSV. Here is a pic: _________________ www.wakevideo.com
Here's a suggestion for the wake surf issue.... Simply make a locking screw, either thumb screw or set screw or some kind of locking pin with different holes along a radius. Then you simply take the rope out of the eyelet and turn the camera by hand until the angle for surfing is found and lock it in via the set screw or pin. When it regular mode for wake shooting, there would be a little notch cut into a collar around the locking pin to hold the set pin from going into a hole. _________________ just livin' man, just livin'
I wanted to make people aware of an uncommon opportunity. There is a Vpod available on Ebay. We are not making these any longer and I have had many request for them. I do not know the seller, so I cannot tell you the condition of the unit. See the link below:
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