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Old 12-25-2012, 11:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
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and you absolutely CAN spin off jumps with a pole mount.. i don't know where that's coming from...
Must require a lot of practice. Even 180s took some getting used to with the pole mount out there. Unless you're sticking it straight up during the spin?
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:30 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I hate the fisheye edge effect with a passion
There are several different lens settings. The fisheye is just the default. The widescreen HD looks much better. I agree, the default fisheye makes everything looks less steep. I only use mine when I'm hitting a new location or for underwater or when I just want to be able to mount the cam someplace and operate via remote.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:48 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I just got the GoPro Black for Christmas, and am eyeing this helmet front mount. I actually just got a new helmet this year since the one I used the 2 seasons previously was all scratched up from tree branches. It was a matte white Bern Watts, but turned more of a brown tiger camo after just a handful of days lol.

I'm thinking this front mount might be less obtrusive and less likely to get caught/damaged/knocked off, not to mention eliminate that periscope/peacock look. Anybody tried it before?

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Old 12-26-2012, 11:54 AM   #24 (permalink)
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It looks like it hangs a bit low. Also looks like no place to put your goggles. On the flip side it looks like the best helmet mount I've seen.

Edit -- I thought that helmet came as a whole, now I see it's just a mount for any helmet.

I really want to like this thing because well, I'm just a digital toy whore.

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Good point about having nowhere to put your goggles when you take them off your face...hadn't thought about that one. Then again, it won't be an issue when you have the camera off, since the adhesive mount itself is very low profile, no different than the top one you're using now.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:13 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I'm thinking this front mount might be less obtrusive and less likely to get caught/damaged/knocked off, not to mention eliminate that periscope/peacock look. Anybody tried it before?
You won't be able to put your goggles up. That might not matter much to you, but just pointing it out.

Edit: crap, looks like I'm a me-too.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:30 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Here is a chest mount snowboard clip. Not that bad IMO.


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That's why I got a Contour
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That's why I got a Contour
Sure the Contour has a less awkward shape, has GPS, and best of all is from a local co. and I could've gotten any of their models for super cheap. However I've demoed it and GoPro is better at what matters--picture/sound quality. The GoPro has always been a bit better when comparing previous models head to head and the Hero3 Black edition continues that domination. It's not even worth arguing. If anything, as an alternative to the GoPro, the new models from JVC & Sony are definitely worth checking out.
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