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okcorral  (B 35623)

Dec 12, 2012, 12:28 PM
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So, just wanted to see what you guys think about this Cookie G3 GoPro mount (see attached pics), is it safe/not-safe?

I just got my Hero 3 and im trying to figure out how to mount it to my G3 with several criteria like generating the least snag points, head clearance and confort, i've seen people mount it on the very upper part of the visor which could be a good idea but what do you think about my option? the way Im holding it down with straps makes it really snug, it barely moves at all, I hope even less if I place a piece of rubber.

I personally havent seen anybody mount it like this but I bet theres someone out there that has at least tried it.

Im also thinking about a cutaway system for the mount before I jump it, im thinking a couple of clips (see "clips.jpg) on either side of the pin that holds the camera and the clips attached together by cutaway cable but im still working on the idea...
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hookitt  (D License)

Dec 12, 2012, 1:58 PM
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I haven't seen that specifically but I've seen motorcycle riders mount it on the chin of their helmet. If it can be done with out easily hitting your chest or inhibiting your range of motion, its a good idea worth trying out.


NeonLights  (D License)

Dec 12, 2012, 7:09 PM
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Nah, hazard. Lets say you get lines wrapped around your neck... That gopro may snag em.


bob.dino  (E 2185)

Dec 13, 2012, 11:19 PM
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If you get the lines around your neck, I think your chin might be a bigger impediment to removing the lines than the camera.


skinnay

Dec 13, 2012, 11:50 PM
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I can see it now.. police are gonna be watching the recovered video..

..all with their heads tilted to the side.


Fearjoburg  (A 7079)

Dec 14, 2012, 1:28 AM
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I would recommend that you downsize at least 2 sizes in order to aviod the snag hazardTongueTongue


airtwardo  (D License)

Dec 14, 2012, 1:39 AM
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In reply to:
I can see it now.. police are gonna be watching the recovered video..

..all with their heads tilted to the side.

Why is that?


MikeJD  (D 10605)

Dec 14, 2012, 1:53 AM
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I'm wondering what would happen in the event of a faceplant landing.

Sure, they're rare, but I've had one or two that would have broken a camera in that position and also - especially because I open my visor under canopy - possibly fired it (or little bits of it!) into my face.


RyanFYF  (C 41792)

Dec 14, 2012, 10:44 AM
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if you are goingto ziptie it anyways, why not just zip tie the gopro in the case to the chin, skip the screw and mount part they make the camera stick REALLY far off your chin. I used the curve mount on mine on my motorcycle helmet and it kept it nice and close to the halmet and not sticking down on my neck or up in my eyes. I'm no where near jumping with a camera though so I'm not a great judge, just my personal experience with the mc helmet


NeonLights  (D License)

Dec 14, 2012, 4:52 PM
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have you tried holding the gopro in your mouth yet? elminate the zipties and mounts. looks super sleek, and no one knows you're recording. You dont have to ask people if the light is on either. Turn it on, pop it in...shazam


RyanFYF  (C 41792)

Dec 16, 2012, 4:13 PM
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Genius!!!!!


hookitt  (D License)

Dec 19, 2012, 5:35 PM
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In reply to:
If you get the lines around your neck, I think your chin might be a bigger impediment to removing the lines than the camera.

Though he's entirely correct, he's obviously not being serious.


Cookie  (F License)

Dec 24, 2012, 4:29 AM
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Great job.

I have done a jump with a GP mounted here and it facing back at me.

Let us know how you like it

Cookie


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Dec 26, 2012, 8:45 AM
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I want you to write back and tell us the first time you snag that damn camera on your reserve ripcord during your opening sequence or when you are tracking away with your head turned to the left.

Seriously.

Chuck Blue, D-12501


fogobo  (D 944)

Jan 7, 2013, 2:04 PM
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Need to figure out how to do the same on a Cookie G2



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