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Old 01-02-2011, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

Got a Gopro Hero helmet cam for Christmas and I'm trying to decide where to put it on my helmet. Asking in regards to both stability/view of the shot as well as safety (for the camera) if I crash (anyone have any experience with how tough they are?).

If it helps any, I also usually ride goofy although I'll definitely be working on my switch this season.

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Old 01-02-2011, 08:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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my cousin got one for christmas too. we just had it right on the front of our helmets tilted down a little bit, so then it sees almost the same angle you do.

those things a really though he fell a few times and the camera would be rattling around like crazy but im sure it could take a lot more damage than that
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i got the same thing for christmas i put it in front of my helmet! It hold good. Took a few hits on it since i wasnt used to have that thing on my head. I would hit it on the chair bar lol. Its holding good! And it gives you the possibility to tilt it down enought to film your face while you're going down.
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You guys use the sticky mount on the front of the helmet?
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I put mine on the very top middle. I saw someone else put it near the front.. I think I will relocate mine there as well.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Centered in the front and a few inches in front of the peak of the helmet. I got my vid under "Quick GoPro Clip" post in the threads. Its in the top 7 posts at the moment. I find it stable enough to take quality vids, then again...my helmet is pretty secure. You might be able to see my mount at the very beginning when I'm staring into the camera.
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i have it mounted to the side (upside down) because i thought on the top looked whack and that's also how they had it on go pro's website

i'm using the sticky mounts and they are definitely pretty legit. I fell right on it and dragged my head, where the cam was mounted, for a solid 3 feet and it didn't move
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IMO, videos shot using the helmet POV dont look so good in general. You might want to look into getting a pole mount (about 3 feet in length) and/or chest mount - with the chest mount you need a buddy to ride a parallel line to you.
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Helmet POV is rad ... I use a ContourHD
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IMO, videos shot using the helmet POV dont look so good in general. You might want to look into getting a pole mount (about 3 feet in length) and/or chest mount - with the chest mount you need a buddy to ride a parallel line to you.
They get boring real quick unless there's a subject in-field, like if you're following someone you can record them, or you can mount it backwards and record someone as they follow your line. I'd also recommend the pole mount and then when you put vids together just make sure to use a nice balance of some POV filming but also use the pole or other mounts to change it up a bit.
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