you paid nothing to see the video, so for your money, we have done well.....it may be rough, but it works and with a bit of finesse, it works well.
Glad you liked the videos LandLubber.
Actually, at the time I had no intention of making any video's, but that night whilst planking I decided "why not".
So I walked inside, grabbed the camera, my wife and we started.
She did say to me,
" Do you know what your going to say?"
"Havn't a clue, Just push the button and lets see where it goes."
When the camera filled, I walked inside and loaded it onto the computer, grabbed a quick coffee and started the next lot.
So there it is, no rehersals, practicing or polishing up..just "raw" footage and said as it is.
Yes I could have polished it up, spent hours practicing and writing up some blog, but I'm not into the crap, I've got better things to do designing and building. So I decided tp keep it simple and unpolished, to the point and have some fun along the way.
In regards to the method itself, we've been doing this since the 1980's, building recreational and commercial up to 50 ft long when we had a our previous boatbuilding company. One day whilst repairing a carvel planked vessels , hammering the hemp between plankings (caulking), I must have been drifting on the job and suddenly and idea came to mind.
So after work, I grabbed some planks and I did as I describe on my videos. Presto..easy as anything and it worked. I then did a deflection test and impact test. Top one, they survived ! That's how I came across the idea. Maybe someone else has done something similiar, maybe they havn't. I don't care. This is how I came across it and if it works for you and makes your planking "life" easier, then I'm glad that I could have helped.
Anyway, you have a good one and haveagreatweekend