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The 3 Year Anniversary of Volleycam: Observations.

I won’t be quitting tennis. When I last contacted you I promised to quit tennis if: Volleycam lost money. I lost a third of my matches. Volleycam did manage, again, to pick my pockets, with a $3818 loss. The numbers: Sales: $59,200 Expenses: $63,018 My largest expense is cameras. I’ll gladly buy lots of them–say […]

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The 2 Year Anniversary of the VolleyCam: 5 Observations from the Owner.

I lost $4061 in 2013. Sales:  $77,562.   Expenses:  -$81,623.   Net loss:  $4061. 2 reasons for the bad year: Kodak discontinued their amazing, affordable ZX5 camera.  I’ve replaced it with a better camera, but site visitors have “just said no” to the $50-higher price. People seem to prefer this inferior camera on a stick. […]

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The 1 year anniversary of the VolleyCam: 5 observations from the owner.

The 1 year anniversary of the VolleyCam:  5 observations from the owner. A year ago I offered the VolleyCam to the tennis playing world with two goals: Make it easy for tennis players to film their tennis. Profit. Here’s where 500 hours of my time and $57,000 of my savings got me. 1. I lost […]

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YouTube addict upgrades to the VolleyCam

There’s an infamous YouTube poster named ‘hi10spro’ that has posted 3900 (!) videos of him playing tennis. Infamous because he’s had some “quality control” problems along the way. There are some bad ones in there, and the comments can be brutal, but give him (Gary) credit: he never stops producing videos. And just as the […]

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Tested: Slow motion, close-up video with the VolleyCam

It’s works “up high,” but what about close-up shots? I found a great way to get the VolleyCam on the court…without a tripod.  It’s all explained in this video: Goodbye tripods. I’ve seen a lot coaches and players lose interest in video because lugging around the tripod got tedious. They make BIG $1k+ investments in […]

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We test the VC’s battery life…and can it hang in those “bubble” structures?

Battery test results: 2 hours and 40 minutes. I turned on a Kodak ZX5 camera, pressed record, and let the camera run until the battery ran out. The length of the recording: 2 hours and 40 minutes! Plenty for a three set match. Need more battery time? Instructors have contacted me about needing 4 – […]

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The Volleycam takes flight.

Sales in February are up 275%. So are website clicks. We stopped our online ads three times to make more units. And we’re growing in the the heart of winter…the low season of the tennis year. Thank you so much to our customers. I’m grateful that you trusted us enough to send away your money […]

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Doctor says no surgery.

My surgeons disagree. Surgeon 1 looked at my MRI, noted a “significant” tear in my labrum (the cup of cartelige that attaches my arm to my shoulder) and refered me to an orthopedic surgeon who fixes these things with an arthroscope (small camera). Surgeon 2 is adamant that the tear is “insignificant” and that surgery […]

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I get an MRI

I haven’t played for over 4.5 months because of chronic shoulder pain. But 20 weeks of rest and therapy haven’t healed the thing, so it’s time to play hardball, get an MRI, and maybe look into surgery. Those redundant forms. I show up early and fill out forms that ask the same questions shuffled around […]

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