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Old 01-20-2015, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default If you could only have ONE mount for your GoPro, which would you choose?

i am looking to pull the trigger on a mount today or tomorrow. thinking pole for shots of me as well as my buddies.

is pole > helmet? i know you cannot beat having multiple angles but i don't feel like dropping a bunch of $ on multiple mounts just now.

also, can you please recommend a specific pole mount? thanks.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just recently got my first gopro and have only tried the head strap mount so far. But I saw a 12 in 1 kit on amazon for about $30 a few weeks ago and almost ordered that. Looks like price went up to $40, but you could get every style mount in that kit and decide what you like best.
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Depends on what your gonna use if for.
I have helmet and pole for snowboarding.

I also have a handle bar mount, my brother in law used it to run the "Dragons Tail" on his motorcycle.
Plus I can use it on snowmobiles and my brothers quads.

So depending on what you want to film and how you will use it will depend on the mounts you will want to have and use
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Old 01-20-2015, 03:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Depends on what your gonna use if for.
I have helmet and pole for snowboarding.

I also have a handle bar mount, my brother in law used it to run the "Dragons Tail" on his motorcycle.
Plus I can use it on snowmobiles and my brothers quads.

So depending on what you want to film and how you will use it will depend on the mounts you will want to have and use
just snowboarding. cruising, glades, etc.

nothing crazy. i think i am going w/ the pole. can you recommend one? also, what is this business i read about having the camera upside down on the pole?
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You're not going to want to use the pole in the glades, and you're not going to want the helmet cam for anything else. Footage from the helmet cam also is horrendous, unless it's used *very* sparingly.
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I've realised that the only thing the helmet mount is good for is filming stuff that you arent comfortable enough doing while holding a pole. And if you arent comfortable doing it, then its probably going to suck (unless you are XDLR stuff down 80 degree slopes)
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You're not going to want to use the pole in the glades, and you're not going to want the helmet cam for anything else. Footage from the helmet cam also is horrendous, unless it's used *very* sparingly.
uh, what? so then what mount should i use?
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chest mount for pov footage, a pole for filming your buddies. maybe something between the bindings?
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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10/10 would choose pole
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well, it is all going to look stupid regardless of what type of mount or pole you use unless you or your friends you are filming are actually doing something worth watching. I have seen plenty of awesome helmet cam footage and a bunch of stupid ass pole footage of people doing stupid crap that is boring as hell.

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