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02-13-2014 10:48 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 10:31 PM
sclogger Look at the big Ushot, 37 inches max! 11.45 inches collapsed.

Big UShot 2.0
02-13-2014 08:47 PM
tokyo_dom
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Originally Posted by ETM View Post
You want the camera at the bottom!
Film your board not your head.
We dont all have awesome home made boards that we want to show off

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 08:21 PM
sclogger 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 07:45 PM
ETM You want the camera at the bottom!
Film your board not your head.
02-13-2014 02:54 PM
Kevin137 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 09:09 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 09:42 PM
tokyo_dom 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 11:39 PM
tokyo_dom 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 11:00 PM
Ten 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.

ten
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