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mikejones 02-19-2013 3:05 PM

GoPro Surf Mount
 
So what's the consensus on the best location to mount a gopro on your board to provide the best vids? I have zero experience with the go pro and hear the surf mount once on, can't be relocated without a new mount. Nose, tail, between feet? I suppose you don't want it too close to any edge bit wondering if you guys had any advice. Thanks!


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Bumpass1 02-19-2013 3:35 PM

Really the best thing I can tell you is to play around and try different things. I have heard that you can take a hair dryer to the mounts to remove them. I have never tried it though. I use the handle bar / seat post mount on a 1" dowel rod shoved into a cut down noodle for a little extra piece of mind in case you drop it. Have someone ride in the UBS about 3 feet in front of you and enjoy the view. Whole different perspective up close we started doing that towards the middle of last year and had a blast doing it.

Bumpass1 02-19-2013 3:37 PM

Here is a clip I made last summer. My edit skills need help but you will get the idea

http://youtu.be/Sew5DG1gTl0

Bumpass1 02-19-2013 3:40 PM

Also mounted the camera to the center of the handle. Some cool stuff comes out of that too. Again my skills working the edit software need work but this clip is slow mo of my buddy throwing a tantrum from the handle mount.

http://youtu.be/C3aMUiqVEro

Bumpass1 02-19-2013 3:41 PM

You are only limited by your imagination.

njskier 02-19-2013 4:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Bumpass1 (Post 1807490)
Here is a clip I made last summer. My edit skills need help but you will get the idea

http://youtu.be/Sew5DG1gTl0

nice video man!

Bumpass1 02-19-2013 6:12 PM

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Originally Posted by njskier (Post 1807502)
nice video man!

Thanks. I actually had one shot clip that day that was a lot like some of the stuff you would see in the Matrix. The tube was moving to the left while the rider was moving to the right. They met in the middle of the wakes and on the footage the rider seemed to freeze in mid air while the camera panned around him. The shot was epic!! The only problem is that when I went ot load it on to the computer the file ended up getting corrupt and I lost it. I will have to try to recreate it this season.

nuckledragger 02-19-2013 7:14 PM

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Originally Posted by mikejones (Post 1807482)
I have zero experience with the go pro and hear the surf mount once on, can't be relocated without a new mount.

You can remove the surf mount by heating it up with a blow dryer and prying/peeling it off. It is kind of a pain but can be done. They have reduced the size of the surf mount since the original one's so they may be easier to remove now. I wouldn't reuse the mount once it has been taken off. The sticky foam can get torn up when you take it off and you don't want it falling off. Spend the $15 on a new mount instead of diving for your go pro on the bottom of the lake.

nuckledragger 02-19-2013 7:17 PM

HIJACK... does anyone know why the url below is www.youtu.be and not www.youtube.com. I have seen it before and it always made me cautious. Not implying anything Bumpass1, just curious.

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Originally Posted by Bumpass1 (Post 1807490)


behindtheboat 02-19-2013 9:09 PM

I put mine out towards the tip of the nose/heelside corner. It moves a decent amount on hard landings, and I was surprised at how heavy and noticable it was. Therefore I would recommend not putting it towards the tip/corner.

jfergus7 02-19-2013 9:18 PM

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Originally Posted by nuckledragger (Post 1807546)
HIJACK... does anyone know why the url below is www.youtu.be and not www.youtube.com. I have seen it before and it always made me cautious. Not implying anything Bumpass1, just curious.

I have seen that before too and not sure why because when you click on it the link is real. And I was also wondering why he was Hijacking this thread to show his video's that had no GoPro mount in it at all. Was a cool video though!

Bumpass1 02-20-2013 5:29 AM

I did not intend to hijack at all, and I am sorry for that. I was just trying to show some different ways to use the camera. What I find so great about go pros is all the different ways you can use them. All the different angles you can get make the edits different. Again I apologize for the jacking the thread.

mikejones 02-20-2013 6:11 AM

So one vote for the nose toward the heels but not too close to either edge. Any other suggestions?

Thanks!

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nuckledragger 02-20-2013 9:23 AM

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Originally Posted by jfergus7 (Post 1807573)
I have seen that before too and not sure why because when you click on it the link is real. And I was also wondering why he was Hijacking this thread to show his video's that had no GoPro mount in it at all. Was a cool video though!

No, i was implying i was hijacking the thread for asking the question. I think Bumpass1 vid is great. If you don't center the mount put it toward your toeside edge

norwalkbeast 02-20-2013 5:04 PM

I saw this and I thought it might work and I might try it this year. This looks pretty cool!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9lWZlm6v3o

mikejones 02-26-2013 4:01 PM

No additional advice on location? Just got the surf mounts and getting ready to stick it on the nose, heel side, in between the two fin screws. Maybe just a hair toward the center of the board from the heel side leading edge fin.

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wakeboardern1 02-26-2013 5:40 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhK7M...ature=youtu.be

My results with it on the nose of the board. Looks sick, but you run a high risk of it coming off. The first one was my first attempt at a superman frontroll. Clearly didn't happen and the actual mounting bracket on the GoPro housing snapped off, like the clear plastic on the bottom broke. You can see the GoPro fly away from the board when I hit the water. It doesn't handle force from the side very well.

The tail grab, the entire sticky mount came off for some reason. Both times I had the floaty backdoor on it and saved it. So if you don't have one, don't put the thing on your board.

The shots can be sick if you make sure to line it up properly after each landing, but I'd definitely go with nose or tail. And as wide of an angle as you can get it. Make sure that you put it far enough away from the edge though that you won't hit it on grabs. I had a friend lose his when he knocked it off on a grab.

Goonz 02-27-2013 3:17 AM

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Originally Posted by nuckledragger (Post 1807546)
HIJACK... does anyone know why the url below is www.youtu.be and not www.youtube.com. I have seen it before and it always made me cautious. Not implying anything Bumpass1, just curious.

They do that so that you can use more characters in twitter.

mikejones 02-27-2013 8:39 AM

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The red circle is where I'm slapping this thing unless you guys have a better suggestion. Thanks for the help.

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Bumpass1 02-27-2013 6:57 PM

I would move it closer to the tip if I were you. I think it will give you a bit more field of view while filming back toward you.


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