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Old 02-24-2012, 02:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a gopro camera around Christmas. I installed the front helmet mount. I thought about putting a lanyard on it just in case. But, I made sure it was adhered by banging the bracket on the side of a table. It was solid. I used the helmet camera on two other occasions.

Today I went to keystone and the temps were kind of low and it was windy. I fell twice troughout the day and night. But the camera fell completely off. It's like I never had a sticky mount. This sucks for me but someone probably pick it up and is taking vids as I type.

Has this happened to any of you? Also, If you have a gopro, make sure u lanyard this to you helmet in some fashion. Learn from my mistake.
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I just got a gopro camera around Christmas. I installed the front helmet mount. I thought about putting a lanyard on it just in case. But, I made sure it was adhered by banging the bracket on the side of a table. It was solid. I used the helmet camera on two other occasions.

Today I went to keystone and the temps were kind of low and it was windy. I fell twice troughout the day and night. But the camera fell completely off. It's like I never had a sticky mount. This sucks for me but someone probably pick it up and is taking vids as I type.

Has this happened to any of you? Also, If you have a gopro, make sure u lanyard this to you helmet in some fashion. Learn from my mistake.

my roommate lost my new hero 2 about a month and a half ago. fell in 3 feet of powder and it vanished, we dug for an hour.

still hope to find it someday.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The same thing happened to my friend on our last trip.

He took a hard fall, and by the time he got to the bottom he realized the camera wasn't on the helmet anymore. We went back up and did another run, and searched the area where he fell with no luck.

Got back down and talked to one of the lift attendants and someone ended up turning it in. When we got back to the hotel we plugged it in and took a look at the video. Camera was on the entire time, we have it all on video from the fall until we retrieved it. Was kinda cool.
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The same thing happened to my friend on our last trip.

He took a hard fall, and by the time he got to the bottom he realized the camera wasn't on the helmet anymore. We went back up and did another run, and searched the area where he fell with no luck.

Got back down and talked to one of the lift attendants and someone ended up turning it in. When we got back to the hotel we plugged it in and took a look at the video. Camera was on the entire time, we have it all on video from the fall until we retrieved it. Was kinda cool.
Did it show the guy who turned it in for you?? You should almost post that video as a thanks to his honestly
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I wouldn't give up. My husband found someone's ID, cash, credit card, and subway pass in clear zipper pouch on the slopes. When we brought it to the service desk, the owner had already stopped by. Hopefully he thought about going back again at the end of the day.

We put a label with a phone number on our GoPro too.
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Hmmm, with a gopro I could see it going either way. If I came upon one at the ski area, I would almost certainly drop it off at lost and found.

For those of you who lose them in deep powder. Schedule a return trip in the summer to go hike around and look for it. We've had a few guys around here lose their gopros in powder. The went up to the area in the summer and found them. Managed to pull the footage off the of the camera and more importantly the camera still worked fine. So it's worth your time to go look for it.
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Yep, a couple weeks ago I watched someone digging in the snow for their cam.

The exact reason I didn't buy a helmet cam. I know it would get ripped off one of the many times I take tumbles.

I was going to have a local shop order in the new LIC cam goggles with the 1080p 30fps / 720p 60fps. But they had last years model of 720p 30fps and they said they'd hook me up for $125.

I couldn't turn it down, I snagged them. This is less than I paid for my Electric goggles.

Many people said they wouldn't get the LIC becuase how big they looked, but my Electric goggles are a little bigger than the LIC.

I won't wear the LIC all the time, because I like the field of view from the Electric.

Although I wish I would have had them when I watched one person not out of the way at top of the lift area, bent over strapping in, when someone getting off the lift fell cause it was icy, and plowed head first right up that guy's butt!

A literal head-butt.

That was good stuff and I missed capturing it on camera!
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Yep, a couple weeks ago I watched someone digging in the snow for their cam.

The exact reason I didn't buy a helmet cam. I know it would get ripped off one of the many times I take tumbles.

I was going to have a local shop order in the new LIC cam goggles with the 1080p 30fps / 720p 60fps. But they had last years model of 720p 30fps and they said they'd hook me up for $125.

I couldn't turn it down, I snagged them. This is less than I paid for my Electric goggles.

Many people said they wouldn't get the LIC becuase how big they looked, but my Electric goggles are a little bigger than the LIC.

I won't wear the LIC all the time, because I like the field of view from the Electric.

Although I wish I would have had them when I watched one person not out of the way at top of the lift area, bent over strapping in, when someone getting off the lift fell cause it was icy, and plowed head first right up that guy's butt!

A literal head-butt.

That was good stuff and I missed capturing it on camera!
Do you by any chance have ADD?

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I just got a gopro camera around Christmas. I installed the front helmet mount. I thought about putting a lanyard on it just in case. But, I made sure it was adhered by banging the bracket on the side of a table. It was solid. I used the helmet camera on two other occasions.

Today I went to keystone and the temps were kind of low and it was windy. I fell twice troughout the day and night. But the camera fell completely off. It's like I never had a sticky mount. This sucks for me but someone probably pick it up and is taking vids as I type.

Has this happened to any of you? Also, If you have a gopro, make sure u lanyard this to you helmet in some fashion. Learn from my mistake.
been there and done that - except mine was mounted on my board - my curved mounts have fallen off recently tho

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