Hi-tech sarging for £50

September 30, 2010
krauserpua

Back when I was heavily into Brazilian Ju Jitsu I used to be rolling twice a week for about an hour a time (“rolling” being the colloquial term for free sparring at the end of a training session). We decided to video ourselves one time and it was an eye-opening experience. For the most part it was gratifying to see myself applying correct technique and generally having the look of a BJJ player. I also got to see many tiny little errors in posture and form, the kind you can only notice from a third person perspective. I saw opportunities grabbed and missed. I could rewatch a session multiple times to figure out how I could’ve turned it around, or to pinpoint the exact moment my opponent began to set up a move.

You can see what I’m getting at here. Videoing your in-fields is one of the best learning tools there is. My recommendation is to mic up and have a wing video from a distance. Then watch your sets over and over again with an eye on:

You

  • Body language
  • Vocal tone
  • Speed of vocal delivery
  • Filled pauses
  • Kino or lack of it
  • Distance

Her

  • Initial reaction
  • Point of killed momentum
  • Investment
  • IOIs

Watch the flow of the sarge. Are you talking too much? Can you feel the ebb and flow of energy? Analyse her answers to see all the “hooks” she gave you to build a conversation that you didn’t take. See how she tried to invest and build rapport but you broke it by trying to hard to get your own words in. I’ve recorded lots of sets and here is my personal favourite tech solution.

Gum Cam

This camera is freely available on Ebay for about £10, plus another £20 to put an 8GB miniSD card into it (this card can be swapped between cameras). Clip it into the breast pocket of your jacket and it looks like an MP3 player. I’ve never once been busted for having it. Picture quality is pretty good in daylight and the mic at the top picks up the audio. It can also be clipped to your belt or trouser pocket but then you are losing the video angle and the mic will struggle to pick up your voice. Search: “Mini DV Gum Video Recorder Spy Camera Hidden Camera DVR”

For Day 2s I like the watch cam. It’s a normal sports / waterproof watch which also has a camera embedded at the 6 o’clock spot. Audio and video is fine. Just sit across from the girl with your elbow on the table. The watch automatically flips the video so it’s the right way up. You can use it on your approaches too if you have a shoulder bag – just hold the strap and that’s a natural pretext for having your hand there. My watch was £20 on ebay, via China. A search string like this should find it: “4G Clear Waterproof Spy Video Camera Watch Mini DVR Cam”


That’s all you really need. For the Third Person Perspective your wing could just use a mobile phone camera cos this isn’t about Avatar-quality 3D HiDef. If you’re gonna do alot of sets then invest in a handheld camcorder that has a swivel screen – this is absolutely crucial so the wing can hold the camera nonchalantly at waist level like he’s not even watching the set.

About £100 from play.com

My videos are edited with the pre-installed Windows Live Movie Maker. This isn’t rocket science. When you get really into your James Bond shit you could start experimenting with pen cams, two-way audio link up, and carrying a wireless portable screen. Knock yourself out. But to get 90% of the value, this is a cheap science. Now you see why I have little respect for gurus who don’t show in-fields.

Approach Cam: £10     –     8GB SD card: £20     –     Day 2 Cam: £20 =      total £50.

NB – Anyone feel free to send your in-fields (via youtube link in the comments or email me at krauser@ on my rocksolidgame mail) and I’ll do a public analysis of the good and bad on the site. If it’s really good, I’ll rank you in the Daygame Allstars Top Ten.

24 Comments

  1. Dude, this is so fucked up its not even funny.

    You are encouraging guys to basically record their interaction with girls to see where they went wrong and watch the videos after the fact.

    You are fucking slime ball, I wonder what the girls that you apparently date would think of this you fucking creep.

    There is no justifying this behaviour.

    • Sounds like Paul is in desperate need of a harem, and just can’t admit it to himself.

      Paul, join us in the dark side. It is so much more fun over here. Stop putting girls on a pedestal. Don’t be jealous of all the hot girls Krauser is getting. Get your spy cam, hit 1,000 cold approaches, and in one year you can have your own harem. And you will be getting so many blowjobs, you won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face.

      And you won’t have any more anger or jealousy issues. No more venting online. Just lots of blowjobs and anal sex.

      Think about it, tough guy.

    • Did that guy actually just say “You are encouraging guys to basically record their interaction with girls to see where they went wrong and watch the videos after the fact.”? I was trying to figure out where the bad part was. I don’t get it. You just repeated exactly what the writer of this article said, but you seem upset for no reason. Either you were joking, or you’re extremely weird and creepy as fuck. It would be the ultimate irony if you didn’t see that.

  2. How to be creepy and borderline stalker, by Krauser.

  3. Very cool. I like your approach.

  4. Thanks for this info. This is just what I need.

  5. Excellent post krauser – thanks for the heads up. If you take this shit seriously, you do need to be constantly recording and post analysing your game.

  6. Just read the comments by f***wits above criticising Krauser. Piece of advice, if you don’t like the mans methods, pack up your bags and get the f*** off his blog and back onto http://www.feminism.eserver.org.

    Krauser is kind enough to be posting his experience on the art/science of seduction for other fellow players to benefit from – he doesn’t need to be doing this, he doesn’t get paid to do it, but we sure benefit from it. The in field videos are key to that learning.

  7. I´d like to know if the women know that they are mentioned here.

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  9. This is also a guarantee of not being accused of anything.

  10. Krauser, can you link the memory card you bought to put into this? Did you buy it also off ebay? Like this

    http://cgi.ebay.com/8GB-MICRO-SD-HC-MEMORY-CARD-SAMSUNG-INSTINCT-MINI-/190453605843?pt=Digital_Camera_Memory_Cards&hash=item2c57eb65d3

    or did you go to a retail store?

  11. Krauser, do you foresee any legal problems with these videos? Have you made some research in this direction (in Romania this is against the law)?

    • FYI, for anyone else reading this, I looked up the law in California. California is a “two-party consent” state, which means both parties must consent if there is a reasonable expectation of privacy:

      “California’s wiretapping law is a “two-party consent” law. California makes it a crime to record or eavesdrop on any confidential communication, including a private conversation or telephone call, without the consent of all parties to the conversation. See Cal. Penal Code § 632. The statute applies to “confidential communications” — i.e., conversations in which one of the parties has an objectively reasonable expectation that no one is listening in or overhearing the conversation. See Flanagan v. Flanagan, 41 P.3d 575, 576-77, 578-82 (Cal. 2002). A California appellate court has ruled that this statute applies to the use of hidden video cameras to record conversations as well. See California v. Gibbons, 215 Cal. App. 3d 1204 (Cal Ct. App. 1989).

      If you are recording someone without their knowledge in a public or semi-public place like a street or restaurant, the person whom you’re recording may or may not have “an objectively reasonable expectation that no one is listening in or overhearing the conversation,” and the reasonableness of the expectation would depend on the particular factual circumstances. Therefore, you cannot necessarily assume that you are in the clear simply because you are in a public place.

      But, conversations that occur at any public gathering where one could expect to be overheard, including any legislative, judicial or executive proceeding open to the public, are not covered by the statute. For example, when a television network used a hidden camera to videotape a conversation that took place at a business lunch meeting on a crowded outdoor patio of a public restaurant, the conduct did not violate the Penal Code’s prohibition against eavesdropping because it was not a “confidential communication.” Wilkins v. NBC, Inc., 71 Cal. App. 4th 1066 (Cal. Ct. App. 1999).”

      So, my reading of the law is that you would be within the bounds of the law if you taped someone you met on the street, or your conversation in a crowded restaurant. In neither location can the other person expect to have privacy. However, you would violating the law if you taped someone in your home, or a phone conversation.

      See here for more details:

      http://www.citmedialaw.org/legal-guide/california-recording-law
      http://www.rcfp.org/taping/states/california.html

  12. angelsin, recording conversations like this is a legal gray area, with varying laws depending on where you live and how you do the recording. For example, in the US, some states require that both parties consent to the recording, whereas other states require that only one party consent. The law also varies depending on if you’re recording in public, versus a space where someone has an expectation of privacy.

  13. Krauser, do you tell the women that you video that you’re doing so? If so, when? I assume some of them have found your blog. If so, how do they react when they find out that they were videotaped? What are your thoughts on the ethics of in-field tapes?

    • Do I tell? On opens / street sets I don’t. It’s a public place and they are not losing anything. In private it’s 50/50 depending on the vibe. I never used to, but now I do if I think the vibe is right.
      Did they find the blog? Three have, and none acted like you’d expect. I had to take down the f-close vids but apart from that they were ok about it. Any easy reframe.
      Ethics? There’s bigger problems in the world and only white knights really think this is a big deal imho.

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  16. Hey Krauser, just want to thank you for this particular blog entry. It has probably helped me more than any other PUA blog I have read. I ordered some of the cameras you listed here and have had a blast recording and watching back my approaches. It’s great to have these memories on film. Thanks for the post!

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  18. Can I record using my cellphone? The video part seems not possible using one though.

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