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In Topic: Do you sign your art?

02 December 2010 - 11:15 AM

Rubber stamped on the back:

Copyright 2010 by James Flenner
All Rights Reserved

Also, Digimarc on everything.

All the best, James

In Topic: Anyone uses knee brace under wetsuits?

13 October 2010 - 10:02 AM

I often joke that my business has funded a new wing at the Reno Orthopedic Clinic...

Anyway, I am lucky that my multiple knee injuries don't impact diving. However, I do have a custom Henderson wetsuit made for water skiing; it is sized to fit over my knee brace, and has a zipper down the back of the leg from the ankle to just above the brace.

All the best, James

In Topic: Which regs do you use?

13 October 2010 - 09:38 AM

The best advice you'll get has nothing to do with the regulator itself:

I always encourage a buyer to look first at the dealer and rebuild network where they live and dive. If the only reliable spare parts supply in the region is AquaLung, that makes the decision easy.

The next big hint is to pick a brand and model, and stick with it. When your fleet of regulators grows to 6 or more, they will all use the same parts. Most advanced divers with more than 6 regs attend a rebuild class, and end up doing their own servicing, and have common parts is a huge help.

Now, on to the "my choice" comments:

Another Atomic user. I have nine.

The choice for Atomic was easy - they breathe superbly, and have a longer service interval than normal. Also, they are warrantied for life, with no silly "gotchas" like the Scubapro or AquaLung regs, like having to be serviced every year at an authorized dealer (miss one service and no more warranty or free parts, sheesh).

..and I attended the rebuild classes, and carry a spare parts kit, so I could care less if I travel somewhere without repair support!

All the best, James

In Topic: Copyright music

16 September 2010 - 08:51 AM

I have had excellent results using the Harry Fox Agency. They have licensing programs for just about any need. My last movie had more than a dozen song clips in it, IIRC it cost me about $300 US to be 100% legal.

All the best, James

In Topic: Freedive photography isn't without its dangers

07 September 2010 - 09:35 AM

Derek, nice images, and thanks for posting. It takes some guts to put yourself out there in public. Obviously your team worked because you're here posting about it, eh?

As an aside, earlier this year I had two experienced spearfishers in the freediving class I teach. During introductions I always ask "why are you here?" One of the spearos said "I'm here because I want to black out, and I want my buddy to see me black out". At first I was horrified - I mean, talk about being a cowboy! - but as the class progressed, I could see the value for him to actually experience the lead-up to a blackout, and the value in his buddy seeing those small clues, too. I was gratified that they changed many things about their diving because of the class.

Again, nice images, keep at it!

All the best, James