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Old 01-23-2014, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wallyworld Telescoping GoPro pole $25

Well as some may know I got my GP. I have the helmet mount all set up and was wondering about a pole. I was wandering around Walmart and I stumble across this $15 4 section 67" telescoping pole. Then I found the GoPro tripod mounting kit $9 and an old 5/16" bolt lying around my shop.

Pop out the base pivot point rubber foot. Pulled out the plastic guide. Slid in the bolt, and epoxied the plastic guide back into place. 15 minutes of work and I think a pretty killer pole for a great price.

Testing this weekend on our long family trip to our favorite resort !!!









Sorry for the blurry pics hard to hold the pole and take a pic at the same time
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Any idea on what the weight is and the collapsed length?
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Any idea on what the weight is and the collapsed length?
20" long when collapsed
no clue on the weight
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My husband has tried MANY poles - we started with the original Go Pro pole but it didn't collapse. Plus, the further out you can get the pole to go, the better you can get yourself in the video if you have it on the wide setting you should be able to tape yourself from the top of your head to the whole board at the bottom of the video.

He even did what you did above to an expandable painters pole, but discovered that they are pretty heavy when you have them extended and trying to tape for 10 minutes or so during a run.

I found this pole at Amazon.com for $8 and it is REALLY lightweight and folds up to about 8-10" and fits inside his jacket pocket. He loves it! I think it extends up to 32-36".

Amazon.com: NeewerŪ Extendable Self-portrait Camera Tripod Telescopic Monopod for Digital Camera & Camcorder: Camera & Photo

I originally used it for my digital camera and would take it everywhere to extend the camera out to take photos of us on our hikes, etc. When my husband was complaining how heavy some of the other poles are I told him to try mine. He attached the GoPro and it could not believe how light it was and yet could fold up and fit inside his jacket pocket if he wasn't taping.

I'm sure after some use extending and folding it up eventually it will get lose and the weight of the GoPro will flop over and turn the extended piece, but for $8 I bought 3 of them for backup - when one goes bad, then we can start using another one. The compactness of it is what sold my husband, plus how light it was.

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I found this pole at Amazon.com for $8 and it is REALLY lightweight and folds up to about 8-10" and fits inside his jacket pocket. He loves it! I think it extends up to 32-36".

Amazon.com: NeewerŪ Extendable Self-portrait Camera Tripod Telescopic Monopod for Digital Camera & Camcorder: Camera & Photo

Just my 2 cents!
How did you attach the gopro to the tripod mount?
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How did you attach the gopro to the tripod mount?
You need to buy this also http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-GTRA30-T...ref=pd_sim_p_3
If you havent bought it yet, they can be found packaged together
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