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Old 02-07-2013, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Built a boom. Used three garden screw together pvc pipes, and a 90 degree angle, plastic cement and mountain bike grip(not pictured). Works great. I bought two 18 inch pipes and one 24 inch. using an 18 and the 24 gives the best view, but gets tiring to hold. Two 18's is good for long runs since it seems lighter. But all in all its great. Using a couple different mounts I can have the camera in pretty much any angle. Sorry for the crappy pics, my computer butchers quality.



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Old 02-07-2013, 02:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My main issue with this is carrying pipes around all day... I don't like to ride with a pack, so if you out shredding for the day... you just carry it? I am trying to find something that telescopes out from about 7 inches... this is the only thing that seems to fit the bill --> XShot Pro Camera Extender for extreme sports video and self photography

It only extends to 31 inches, but is retracts to 7" which is perfect for a pocket.

Cool you made it though. Better than a lot that I've seen... especially the snapped off ski poles that look like they are waiting to impale someone.
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Since it unscrews and breaks down its not terrible in a backpack, which I'm not a big fan of either. I only take it out when I'm at a bigger mountain where I like to keep a gatorade with me anyway, along with my phone, and some minor first aid things. I always find my way to the most dangerous trails so I like to stay somewhat prepared. I'm headed out to seven springs this weekend, so it'll be with me part of the weekend. I know where to park at killington and places I frequent to running it back to the jeep isn't a big ordeal either.
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my favorite: Targus Red TG-MP6710 67" Camera/Camcorder Monopod: Digital Cameras : Walmart.com $10
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My main issue with this is carrying pipes around all day... I don't like to ride with a pack, so if you out shredding for the day... you just carry it? I am trying to find something that telescopes out from about 7 inches... this is the only thing that seems to fit the bill --> XShot Pro Camera Extender for extreme sports video and self photography

It only extends to 31 inches, but is retracts to 7" which is perfect for a pocket.

Cool you made it though. Better than a lot that I've seen... especially the snapped off ski poles that look like they are waiting to impale someone.

I have the same...and it has a screw at the base. I wonder if you can get another and attach them together..?
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I have the same...and it has a screw at the base. I wonder if you can get another and attach them together..?
look at this use of the base screw
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look at this use of the base screw

Awesome! Nice CarveBoard ! Where did you get the ball like joints?
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Awesome! Nice CarveBoard ! Where did you get the ball like joints?
RAM Mounting Systems, Inc.

Best mounts in the Industry. I've used them on airplanes.
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I have the same...and it has a screw at the base. I wonder if you can get another and attach them together..?
You have the Pro? I keep looking at the site but it seems to not be released yet... Do you have the 2.0 that is longer?
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