View Full Version : Tube Filming

09-09-2004, 08:24 PM
Saw pros doing it in videos so we decided to try it ourselves. I made a housing for my camera out of 4inc PVC and a plexiglass lens. To get the camera in and out i use one of those rubber plugs you use when your putting in a new toilet. We thought there might be some legal issues with someone being infront of someone else but the cop just smiled and waved. :headbang:

I'm in the tube "Idontownaboat" is riding

Idontownaboat post a pic or two from the camera.

Farmer Ted
09-09-2004, 08:33 PM
Dude you rock! :headbang:

09-09-2004, 08:35 PM
Cool.. Lets see the shots:wavey:

09-09-2004, 08:56 PM
That is pretty cool, best seat in the house!

09-09-2004, 08:58 PM
That is pretty cool, best seat in the house!

finally, something those damned things are good for :D

09-09-2004, 09:01 PM
You tell em' Thomas!

09-10-2004, 01:15 AM
That really is cool, I tried to think of a way for skier or wakeboarder to do this, but think this is the only way. Is the only advantage that you are closer?

Plus your name, Idontownaboat sounds Indian, cool!

east tx skier
09-10-2004, 11:50 AM
finally, something those damned things are good for :D

You said it. That's a good idea though. I'd make sure you're at least 15 feet back to avoid the fumes. I'll bet you get some good shots.

09-10-2004, 01:40 PM
yea i will post the pictures when i get home im at school
where you find that picture mCing i like it send it to me tonight

09-10-2004, 01:42 PM
One major advantage is you can communicate! I also like to use a .40 Fisheye wideangle lens.(the kind that looks all swirly) you dont get the effect when your zooming through the lens from the boat. We also did the same thing without the tube and had a wakeboarder hold it while i did some stuff on trick skis. That turned out pretty well but i dont have the tape. I'll see if i can get "Idontownaboat" to post a few. :friday:

09-10-2004, 01:59 PM
yea the tude thing is fun but when the rider falls you gotta make sure your driver dosnt like to take a sharp turn while gasing it or your gonna be pissed. Yea on the other hand it is so much fun even if you the one filming. when the tube went out side the wake we had the rider hold the rope lower so the tuber could grab on and the rider could cut over and drag the tube back into the wake.
Oh yea MasterCrafting we should put rainex (i think that is what it is called) on the plexie glass so the water drops will slide off. The same stuff you put on car windows.

east tx skier
09-10-2004, 02:08 PM
If you don't have rainex, cut a potato in half, and rub it on the glass. Same result. No $hit.

09-10-2004, 04:38 PM
really, im gonan have to try that

09-10-2004, 05:01 PM
yea mastercrafting i dont have the film from the tube filming you have that tape
i have the film from the 2 riders

09-10-2004, 07:32 PM
Post 1 or 2 of those while i find some good pics from the film.

09-10-2004, 08:27 PM
Me, Stailfish :headbang:

09-10-2004, 08:28 PM
Here is a pic of the camera housing. :smile:

03-15-2005, 01:15 PM
We have done the same thing. I have used a 35 mm camera , and a video camera. we played withthe tube in front of the rider, and having the tube behind the rider.
With the tube behind, it sucks if he falls.
We ride a lot closer to the rider. I have a 7' flat tube, and I can lay on my back, and take pictures of my son when he does rotations over me.
We have not tried the camera housing. We just used a cheap camera, and tried to be very carful

03-26-2005, 06:06 PM
The pic is from the first time we did it. We have moved the tube back alot from then. We have done the tube right under the rider. That was pretty sweet but dangerous. I dont know if we are gonna do that anymore. You can get some pretty sweet shots on the tube. A housing is a very good idea. If you can make one like i did its well worth it. I cant afford to replace any of my cameras. Keeps filming and riding. Be safe, this **** is dangerous!

04-02-2005, 07:29 PM


04-02-2005, 09:02 PM
Any body done this with Maple at 43 off.

04-02-2005, 09:04 PM
Not me........

04-29-2005, 09:38 AM
Yea im working on the site right now so im gonna post all the videos from all the wakeboarding, wakskating, skiing, barefooting...
The site is almost done just finishing up the text.

04-29-2005, 09:43 AM
Can't wait to see the videos, I bet they turned out great!