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Old 03-14-2013, 04:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all

Going to use a gopole for the first time and was wondering how you guys like it? Does it hinder you from riding good or make you feel unbalanced? I will be using a pole approximately 38 inches long.Thanks for any tips!
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Going to use a gopole for the first time and was wondering how you guys like it? Does it hinder you from riding good or make you feel unbalanced? I will be using a pole approximately 38 inches long.Thanks for any tips!
Its a pain if your not filming. Other then that, i usually forget im holding it and just ride normal. Sometimes i might smack a tree with it but its fine. It does give you the best angle in my opinion. For a pov camera that is.
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I use a telescopic one that fits in my pocket when I'm not shooting. And yes it's weird the first times.
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It's only hard if you remember you're holding it. If you concentrate on it and keeping it steady it'll be a nuisance.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I used it for the first time the other day and yes it was a pain in the beginning, but you get used to it. I was paying attention to it way too much at first which caused a few tumbles, but once you start ignoring it and ride as normal then it won't be any different than normal riding. Just don't keep looking back! :-)

Oh, you should have good balance to begin with... No mystery dates!
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I agree with everyone, kind of odd the first time...just didn't feel like I could ride the same as I could without it. Takes some getting used to especially if it's a bit heavier like the monopod I bought off Amazon and converted. Second time I didn't really notice it. I also agree it gives you much better footage compared to a helmet setup, etc.

The nice thing is you have to hold it semi steady so I don't have that retarded arm thing I do in all my helmet cam footage.
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