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Old 12-26-2012, 03:04 PM   #31 (permalink)
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When you mount your Contour on your helmet, do you have a problem with it coming off? I have gone through half-a-dozen mounts because one crash and the thing comes off.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:14 PM   #32 (permalink)
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When you mount your Contour on your helmet, do you have a problem with it coming off? I have gone through half-a-dozen mounts because one crash and the thing comes off.
Not so far. But I will make a leash that attaches directly to the helmet. Not to the mount. I was riding pow so crashes where uneventful. Or switch e to the goggle mount or top vent mount...
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:53 PM   #33 (permalink)
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When you mount your Contour on your helmet, do you have a problem with it coming off? I have gone through half-a-dozen mounts because one crash and the thing comes off.
I've had it come of once, but the crash was impressive enough that I wasn't surprised.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:57 PM   #34 (permalink)
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When you mount your Contour on your helmet, do you have a problem with it coming off? I have gone through half-a-dozen mounts because one crash and the thing comes off.
Never, I even have a video when I got it caught when I was ducking under an avalanche warning rope at Fernie (it's not against the rules to duck them there, they put them down spines so people unfamiliar with the terrain don't get in over their heads). And you can see the rope catch under the camera, and then come back out.

Never lost a mount, but I attached it VERY securely. Cleaned the area with the alcohol wipe first, pressed in place, kept pressing, left to cure for 24 hr prior to boarding with it on...
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:57 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I lost a Contour (never recovered) in the pow a couple yrs ago when it got caught on a rope and the whole mount came off. Worst part is it was a demo for a head to head comparison with another demoed GoPro Hero2, neither of which were mine. Sooo lucky the peeps at Contour were super cool about it.

I have this pic to remember it by lol
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:27 PM   #36 (permalink)
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The front helmet mount isn't ideal if you have a brim. You'll need to set the mount back a little to clear it and that might mean the mount integration isnt as good as it would have been depending on the helmet shape.

It also might feel a little front heavy. But i didn't get to test it because I forget the Sd card on the one day I could have done
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:49 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I know the GP haters won't get this, but the Contour is pretty much the same size as the GP2 (the GP3 is even smaller). Not the same dimensions, but the same size. Contour crammed their stuff into a tube shape. GP decided upon a rectangle, because they can then fit it with an LCD screen. I love the LCD screen. How does that work on the Contour? And does the Contour go down to 180' underwater? Just curious.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:07 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Shit.... I wasn't linking the contour with anything but I've seen those several times on people's helmets. They at least look so much more unobtrusive.

What's so bad about them?
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Shit.... I wasn't linking the contour with anything but I've seen those several times on people's helmets. They at least look so much more unobtrusive.

What's so bad about them?
Nothing "bad" about them. What that picture doesn't show you is the big plastic housing you need to put it in if you want the same functionality of the GoPro. Keep in mind, the GoPro is actually pretty small. Very small. Like the size of a box of matches. You can use it outside the plastic housing just like a regular camera. A little, tiny regular camera. It isn't until you put it in the waterproof plastic housing that it gets "big." Same with the Contour. That picture is totally misleading...the Contour is shown WITHOUT the waterproof housing, while the GP is shown WITH the housing. Apples to apples, the Contour is just as "obtrusive" as the GP.

Here is a very positive review of the Contour. http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/05/c...plus-2-review/ Read it objectively...what REALLY is the difference? The reviewer talks about how "cool" it looks. But you STILL have to blindly mess with buttons while the thing is strapped to your helmet. There is virtually no difference other than the shape. And the inferior specs. Access to the controls is very similar, resolutions are similar, prices are similar. So I guess it gets back to Torpedo's original post...it's all in how it looks. You're not "cool" if you have the Teletubby camera.

In my mind, you're not "cool" if you give a shit about whether or not people think you look "cool." Buy whatever works best for you, just as you'd do with your bindings, boots and boards. But just as you'd do with those pieces of equipment, check the specs. See how it fits your needs. Maybe the Contour is best, maybe the GoPro would offer more options. Maybe you could save $500 and just ride with someone who has already pissed away their money!

READ THE REVIEW at the link. Especially the last paragraph. The reviewer all but admits it's not as good as the GP, and it costs $100 more. Resolutions are more limited. It has clunky software. But hey...as long as it LOOKS cool!

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:34 PM   #40 (permalink)
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And for the love of god people.... the pole is not meant for you to video tape your face going down the mountain. Most useless/pointless video ever
Point it down the mountain so people can admire the terrain and conditions.
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