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tokyo_dom 01-27-2014 10:06 PM

Gopro etc pole stowing suggestions
 
My extendable hiking pole converted to camera pole is somewhere in a Gondola in Nagano right now, so i am looking for other suggestions for my next camera pole.

What i really want is something that i can carry easily when i am NOT recording. i.e. something that folds up small enough to go into a pocket (yet still extends out to 2-3ft in length), OR perhaps some clever mounts/clips to allow attaching it to my board/bindings?

I do not use a backpack, and at this stage, trying to avoid that. Anyone have any ideas?


Oh and i have a JVC Adixxion camera, which uses the standard tripod mount, but i also have an adapter for mounting it on Gopro accessories, so either will be fine

Ten 01-27-2014 10:41 PM

I just use these... Extendable Telescopic Grip Handheld Pole Monopod For Digital Camera Camcorder | eBay

find them for a few bucks all over ebay...

light, fast collapse/extend (no locking crap), extend to a meter, collapse to 20cm which fits in every inside pocket jacket ive ever used with camera attached. Can attach a small carabiner to the hand end and then to your jacket so if it does fall out it should be safe.

so cheap you can buy a few at a time so if it breaks or you leave it somewhere no matter

ten

tokyo_dom 01-27-2014 10:48 PM

Dont you have any troubles with it twisting and the camera ending on the bottom?

Thats what has prevented me from looking at them until now

Ten 01-27-2014 11:00 PM

Yea it has happened, its rare though. Once setup and extended it pretty much stays there in place.

I use them with a gopro3+ and battery backpack and even with that on the end I would say it spins down twice a day.

ten

tokyo_dom 01-27-2014 11:39 PM

Found one on local amazon (free shipping), but virtually every single review (20 or so) said the same thing "Just turns when you mount a camera - unusable" :(

I will have to try this out in an actual store before purchasing i think. The JVC is lighter than the gopro once you add the case etc, but still those reviews sucked. I guess there are different brands with different levels of stiffness.

tokyo_dom 02-11-2014 09:42 PM

Ended up buying one of these btw, and I am very happy with it! Turns out that the spinning issue, is not really a problem once you are on the hill. Might be the fact that my camera is lighter, but also because it screws straight onto the tripod mount (sits far lower than a gopro would).

Loving the fact that i can just put it in my pocket when not recording. Thanks for the tip!

Aphraidknot 02-12-2014 09:09 PM

I never thought about mounting it to my board when Im not using. I have the same ebay pole. Out here in So Cal, we haven't needed jackets in months, so its hoodies all day long. A snap in pole mount that is glued to the board sounds like good idea.

Kevin137 02-13-2014 02:54 PM

I broke so many of those cheap poles i gave up and invested in UShot Monochrome

I have not managed to break it yet...! And it will fit in the pocket on Cargo Snowboard pants, or i hang it from a loop for getting it quickly... ;)

ETM 02-13-2014 07:45 PM

You want the camera at the bottom!
Film your board not your head.

sclogger 02-13-2014 08:21 PM

After buying a ton of options and returning most, I have settled on the Big U-Shot. Just long enough for those third person shots, and compacts smaller than most that are stable in the 2-3 feet range. I do have a pocket xshot but it does shake a bit at full extension.

As far as mounting it to a board, that's an awesome idea! I have some velcro somewhere around here. Might try to rig something up over the weekend.


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