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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:37 am 
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The total "Pin-Up" of all catamaran shots ....

https://www.facebook.com/hobiecateurope/photos/a.192694994079098.54652.191640500851214/1736754906339758/?type=3

has been chosen for the biggest catamaran-race in Europe (600 participants) last weekend. 40 years old, 15 years obsolete .... and Poster-Boy for the 2017 Round Texel Race

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:41 am 
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Love it. Still one of the most iconic catamarans out there, even if it is a discontinued boat :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:50 am 
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Agreed. For all of the technological improvements with sails and boats, still a great choice. When boats are measured by horsepower to weight ratios, there may be some that are better. However in the category of cost to horsepower, nothing beats it in my book.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:49 am 
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Dean Froome and company sailing in Hawaii. Part of a Hobie 18 promotional video.

find it and watch what happens once over the wave top. splashdown!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:28 am 
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OlderBowman wrote:
Dean Froome and company sailing in Hawaii. Part of a Hobie 18 promotional video.

find it and watch what happens once over the wave top. splashdown!

Half hour long promotional video called "Sharing the Wind." It's on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_rfKUE675Y



It looks like about 23:47 is the shot used in the ad, though it's from a slightly different angle (different chase boat?). The scene Chris is referring to is at 24:21. The whole sequence is from 23:00 to 25:00, but just watch the whole video. It's fantastic. Makes me want to grab my boat and go sailing every time!

Also, "daggerboarding" pre-dates modern commercialized wakeboarding by a few years.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:20 am 
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SabresfortheCup wrote:
It looks like about 23:47 is the shot used in the ad, though it's from a slightly different angle (different chase boat?)


That's easy to explain: Sharing The Wind was "coded" (transformed) from whatever start-medium there was into NTSC format. And like with all such media, the quality of the still images is not up to par. Stills were shot by a photographer with a 35mm camera (most likely a Nikonos under these circumstances).

The video-footage and the still-photography might not even cover the same moment. It is possible that the photo captured a beautiful start/take-off that ended in a not so photogenic landing, and the video just showed entire sequences from start to landing.

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