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|02-13-2014 09:48 PM|
|tokyo_dom||Yeah that would be perfect. I would need a board mount though - 12" would be too big for my pockets. Really though i should just buy a gopro. The JVC is perfect for goggle/helmet mounting/taking shots of friends, but the lack of super wide angle makes it a little difficult for self shots. At 37" i would probably get as much in the frame as a gopro at half that; with the extra length making it a heavy weight after a few minutes.|
|02-13-2014 09:31 PM|
Look at the big Ushot, 37 inches max! 11.45 inches collapsed.
Big UShot 2.0
|02-13-2014 07:47 PM|
Originally Posted by ETM View Post
That U-Shot looks good, but it only extends to 50cm. Not quite enough for the 120deg that my JVC shoots at. Really wishing i had a gopro now
|02-13-2014 07:21 PM|
After buying a ton of options and returning most, I have settled on the Big U-Shot. Just long enough for those third person shots, and compacts smaller than most that are stable in the 2-3 feet range. I do have a pocket xshot but it does shake a bit at full extension.
As far as mounting it to a board, that's an awesome idea! I have some velcro somewhere around here. Might try to rig something up over the weekend.
|02-13-2014 06:45 PM|
You want the camera at the bottom!
Film your board not your head.
|02-13-2014 01:54 PM|
I broke so many of those cheap poles i gave up and invested in UShot Monochrome
I have not managed to break it yet...! And it will fit in the pocket on Cargo Snowboard pants, or i hang it from a loop for getting it quickly...
|02-12-2014 08:09 PM|
|Aphraidknot||I never thought about mounting it to my board when Im not using. I have the same ebay pole. Out here in So Cal, we haven't needed jackets in months, so its hoodies all day long. A snap in pole mount that is glued to the board sounds like good idea.|
|02-11-2014 08:42 PM|
Ended up buying one of these btw, and I am very happy with it! Turns out that the spinning issue, is not really a problem once you are on the hill. Might be the fact that my camera is lighter, but also because it screws straight onto the tripod mount (sits far lower than a gopro would).
Loving the fact that i can just put it in my pocket when not recording. Thanks for the tip!
|01-27-2014 10:39 PM|
Found one on local amazon (free shipping), but virtually every single review (20 or so) said the same thing "Just turns when you mount a camera - unusable"
I will have to try this out in an actual store before purchasing i think. The JVC is lighter than the gopro once you add the case etc, but still those reviews sucked. I guess there are different brands with different levels of stiffness.
|01-27-2014 10:00 PM|
Yea it has happened, its rare though. Once setup and extended it pretty much stays there in place.
I use them with a gopro3+ and battery backpack and even with that on the end I would say it spins down twice a day.
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