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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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For the second time!
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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.
I could give a shit about how the GP cams looks, it doesn't look bad IMO. It just looks like it gets in the way.

Last year I bought some Diode bindings, discounted in the shop at our mountain. They had orange, that's it. No biggie.....

This year I was looking for dual BOA boots and the DC status just happen to fit the bill. They're orange also.

And wouldn't you know it..... the only decent color my Mt. Hardware jacket came in was orange.

I almost feel dumber walking around so color coordinated! But whatever....
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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.
This thread made me go back into my GoPro video vault. I don't care what any of you say, it was awesome. It was like an acid flashback. I saw the tops of the runs, the drop ins, or maybe even just on a greenie taking movies of my wife.

They're like baby pictures. Sure, no one else gives a shit, but you'll love looking at them a few years from now.
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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.
Same volume, sure. And a Ford Escape and a Aston Martin likely occupy the same volume of space too...

What's the point of the LCD screen again? The contour has one switch. Slide on and it turns the camera on and starts recording, slide it back and it's off.

Remember the Contour Roam is waterproof WITHOUT the housing. It's only a small waterproof rating but I have used it for snorkelling, kayaking, and of course all weather snowboarding WITHOUT a case... Have you taken your Go Pro deeper than 10' down in the water?

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In my mind, you're not "cool" if you give a shit about whether or not people think you look "cool."
There's form and function. Ideally you'd want the best of both worlds in one product. The GoPro CLEARLY is the underdog in the form category vs. all other helmet cam options I've seen. As you mentioned above function is similar. So what you're essentially saying is that you'd rather buy an ugly product that works the same? I'm not sure I get it.

I certainly put a lot of weight into the function side of my purchase decisions, but to suggest that it makes me somehow "not cool" to also consider form, I just don't understand.
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Same volume, sure. And a Ford Escape and a Aston Martin likely occupy the same volume of space too...

What's the point of the LCD screen again? The contour has one switch. Slide on and it turns the camera on and starts recording, slide it back and it's off.

Remember the Contour Roam is waterproof WITHOUT the housing. It's only a small waterproof rating but I have used it for snorkelling, kayaking, and of course all weather snowboarding WITHOUT a case... Have you taken your Go Pro deeper than 10' down in the water?

There's form and function. Ideally you'd want the best of both worlds in one product. The GoPro CLEARLY is the underdog in the form category vs. all other helmet cam options I've seen. As you mentioned above function is similar. So what you're essentially saying is that you'd rather buy an ugly product that works the same? I'm not sure I get it.

I certainly put a lot of weight into the function side of my purchase decisions, but to suggest that it makes me somehow "not cool" to also consider form, I just don't understand.
Yeah, I've taken my GP beneath 10' feet. I just don't understand what you're on about. I said the function is "similar," not that the Contour is better. BOTH cameras require a button to make them work...so the Contour has the amazing SLIDE button on top...the GP has a CLICK button on top! Oh, wait...I think I wet myself! A slide button! That is AWESOME! I'll throw away my GP now so I can SLIDE to start my vid instead of CLICK!

The fact is, the GP has better stats and options. Even within the underwater housing, I have an LCD screen to display the functions, even do playback while I'm doing kelp bong hits with the Little Mermaid. Again, why are you so determined to say the GP sucks? I could understand if you were talking about Burton or something...but this brand hatred is just silly.

Digest that for a moment.
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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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I just don't understand what you're on about.

Again, why are you so determined to say the GP sucks? I could understand if you were talking about Burton or something...but this brand hatred is just silly.

Digest that for a moment.
I like Burton. And you said they were the same size, I'm merely responding to your posts. No GoPro hate from me! Some people liked driving dodge caravans in the '80s too!!!
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If you really want to have a helmet view but still be able to "somersault" then sell the gopro and goggles and get these Zeal iON HD Camera Snow Goggles - Free Shipping at REI.com
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Just hit the best terrain on hood. Only time all day I thought about the gopro. I said verbatim 'this is the only time I'd want a cam on my helmet and if I had to hit the button it would ruin the moment'.

Problem solved for me. I'm now looking for a Helmet with Bluetooth headphones and remote pause/volume.
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If you really want to have a helmet view but still be able to "somersault" then sell the gopro and goggles and get these Zeal iON HD Camera Snow Goggles - Free Shipping at REI.com
I joked about this upthread. I saw the new Zeal GPS goggles at Surf Expo in Orlando, and figured cam goggles were just a matter of time. I'm still "stuck" with my plain ol' SPPX gogs.
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