Yeah dude. Sorry the thread is called "Filming WHILE riding" and I thought you just meant yourself. And I assumed that GoPro was a helm camera, which aren't great for snowboarding footage. But like I said, any camera will do if it has some sort of water balanced stablization. You can get a camera for a little as 400$ with that, and some other features supporting sport use (like water resistance). You and your buddies will learn to ride while keeping a good frame after filming for a few days and reviewing it. Just start with something basic (that won't look like blurry crap) and you'll be fine.
If you test some in the store try some that have stablization by walk briskly (I doubt they'll let you run around with it);shake it; spin around with it. Just do the same thing amoung several cameras and see which appears to balance it's shot best. Not all handhelds are created equal, but in the end you'll need to learn to keep a steady hand with the best of cameras.
I also find my old 8mm tape camera can't film snow at all. It's contrast is so bad not even white balance in editting can fix it. Most new stuff doesn't have this problem at all. A lot of cameras allow lens filters for that, which can be fun to play around with and are only 10-30 bucks a piece.
Last edited by Anor; 10-27-2009 at 10:44 AM.