Gopro etc pole stowing suggestions - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2014, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 331
Default 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
tokyo_dom is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-27-2014, 09:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
Ten
Member
 
Ten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Reading, England
Posts: 38
Default

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
Ten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 09:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 331
Default

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
tokyo_dom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 10:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ten
Member
 
Ten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Reading, England
Posts: 38
Default

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
Ten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 10:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 331
Default

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 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 08:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 331
Default

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!
tokyo_dom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 08:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 22
Default

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.
Aphraidknot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 01:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Kevin137's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Drammen
Posts: 982
Default

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...
__________________
Height 5"11, Weight 200-210lbs, Born 1969
Regular Stance, Ability NOT GOOD


2012/13 114 days
2013/14 102 days


Rides

K2 Jibpan 153, K2 Fastplant 154, Ride DH2 158, Endeavour Vice 155, Signal OG 155, Lamar Word 154
Kevin137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 06:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
ETM
Veteran Member
 
ETM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The winds are a changing
Posts: 2,026
Default

You want the camera at the bottom!
Film your board not your head.
ETM is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 07:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 157
Default

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.
sclogger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums