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The Best Bits Bits from the 2018 Thundercat Nationals

2018 was a bloody long time ago already and this was a project I wanted to get out before Christmas… but didn’t.

The theory being is this kind of video is easily shareable, you don’t have to invest into the series, just watch the action!

A couple of pics that never saw the light of day

So there you have it. Stay tuned for the 2019 Nationals coverage which will be starting in a matter of hours!

See you at the beach.

-Sam

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The Best Thundercat Footage in the World – Sponsors Wanted!

Over the last couple of years I’ve had an idea with Thundercat Racing. An idea to grow what is arguably one of the coolest sports in the world by showing it to people. Not on TV, not flashing my phone in front of you, not telling you about it but by documenting it with a vision and putting it on the internet.

The vision was to showcase the people, the sport, the good and bad and make some fun to watch videos. In short, it has worked. During the 2017 Nationals all I really wanted to do was work out what was going on. During the 2018 Nationals I felt I had it somewhat worked out. Over 750,000 YouTube views from this years Nationals alone. Not counting the Tutorial series. I am stoked with this!

Where to from here? Well as usual in my leaving it to last minute fashion I want to build it from here so lets break a few things down in a very simple form.

  • I don’t get paid by anyone to produce this series.
  • I would like to get paid to produce this series.
  • I have a lot of ideas to increase the quality of this series but I can’t do it alone.
  • There’s one big thing missing when it comes to producing this series and that’s more entertaining Long Haul coverage.
  • A Helicopter would fix this.
  • Imagine if someone would sponsor this and we could cover it properly.
  • The return on sponsors investment would be fantastic when you’re working with the media company.
  • To film and edit this series takes a lot of my time. The obvious travel and film time then an estimated 20 hours per video and photo set.. Per round.

To date I feel this is the best Long Haul video I’ve produced

Entertaining yes but it’s on another level to the Surf Cross events due to the difficulty of covering the race.

So what am I looking for?

A sponsor or sponsors that can get on board with this and provide some funding for the minimum of Helicopter hire to cover the Long Haul events this Nationals. See dates in the video below

So the events I need the Chopper for is Matakana Island on the 4th of Jan and Mayor Island on the 7th.

What is in it for sponsors? A huge return on your investment. I can provide you with media rights, logos in sponsored media, shared links to your business, far more exposure than you would ever get sponsoring a boat, a company video and involvement in this incredible sport. I can guarantee I will work hard on making sure your investment doesn’t go to waste!

There’s so many possibilities here that I can’t list them here but the options are almost unlimited.

So please to you readers, racers, potential sponsors and enthusiasts, share this blog post to someone you may know who can help out here. You can get in touch with me in many ways but phone or email is probably the easiest at 0211297511 or sam@oxsenterprises.com

I will see you at the ebach!

-Sam

 

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Pick Your Hull – Thundercat Tutorial

Subject for much debate and tuning, your hull when it comes to racing a Thundercat is very important. Check it all out here

If you haven’t got along to YouTube yet you should. Plenty of other tutorials here.

See you at the beach!

-Sam

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Hull Repair – Thundercat Tutorial

An inflatable boat with a hole in it is useless as tits on a bull so in our efforts to put as much Thundercat related info out there we kicked off a tutorial series with a Hull Repair video. There’s no Bull or tits in this, just a solid tutorial about fixing your inflatable boat.

If you’re ahead of schedule then you’ll already be up to date with the other tutorials online. If not then get along to my YouTube channel here.

See you at the beach!

-Sam

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2019 NZ Thundercat National Dates

A new, exciting format for the 2019 Nationals. More boats, shorter and sharper events, exciting content. Find it all below

If you yourself are looking to get into racing or want to attend then get in touch with the club via Facebook or website.

See you at the beach!

-Sam

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The Greatest Web Series in NZ & how you can feature!

TV is dead.

Well not quite dead but it’s been dying for a long time now.

I’m not particularly excited to make a TV show. I am however quite excited on the internet platform. Mainly because of the creative freedom and the pick and choose nature of it.

Right so to cut to the chase I feel you should watch the video first!

Right so if you’re into the outdoors or know someone who is then get in touch. I’ve already started filming so it’s underway. I want variety, action and good times. This is a really good opportunity for someone who wants to cross promote their platform or just want to see how much of a pain in the ass it is to film everything haha.

Please share this around if it sounds like a bit of you!

If you want to get in touch then email me sam@oxsenterprises.com or one of the other hundred ways to contact me.

See you at the beach.

-Sam

 

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Hidden Beach – Alive in New Zealand – Ep 18

I’m writing this blog post from my van in the middle of a Winter storm looking at an edit from the height of Summer and all it’s goodness. Sigh.

Check it below!

If you watch the entire clip you will have seen the small announcement. I will be rebuilding it and I want to showcase rad people doing their thing so stay tuned (or get in touch)!

See you at the beach!

-Sam

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Round 7 2018 Thundercat Nationals – Taranaki

Early March and the Thundercat circus was on the road again, this time to the Naki. More specifically Oakura.

With only four teams in attendance, the title already won and a long drive the meant for tight racing and a great crew of people. The video came out great and I feel is my best work yet, it’s now the second most viewed Thundercat video I’ve made! Check it

Pics please

Think Ladder finished the season third after a hard fought battle with Protech on the day

Second place for the Nationals and some clean racing all season. Protech!

Waikato flying as usual for the top spot in this years Nationals!

Mike & Mike from AMC were there and putting on a show as usual

A huge thanks to an awesome bunch of people!

That’s it for the all the Nationals coverage. The off season will be filled with lots of information sharing and working our way towards next year!

See you at the beach!

-Sam

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Summer Heat – Alive in New Zealand – Ep 17

How do you fit spearfishing, Thundercats, surfing, skimboarding, van life adventures and a Great White shark into one video?

Firstly assign yourself to spending absolutely hours sitting in front of a computer. Once you’ve sorted that then get to work. Work I did and here is the result

I struggled a little bit with this episode as there was just so much content and I’m looking at a little change to the series too!

Stay tuned and I will see you at the beach!

-Sam