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Got a GoPro for Father's Day...now need advice-accessories, mount ideas etc!

Discussion in 'General Off Topic' started by Julian, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    The title pretty much says it all, but I got a #GoPro for Father's Day and now I'd like to get your ideas on mounting and using it.

    First example...would like to have a first person view from tubing, surfing etc. I assume a helmet is the best approach? What helmets are people using?

    How about stick attachments? What are the best cost effective ideas?

    Suction cup mount seems like it would be a basic need....then you could mount to any flat surface...??

    Got a surf board mount (stick on) - but probably could have just used a suction cup mount? (my wife bought a kit online from NewEgg (this kit) but they missing shipping the stick "mono pod"
     
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    Andy S Jetboaters Admiral

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  3. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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  4. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    Ok....so we have just booked a trip to the Turks where I will go diving with the GoPro....any tips?

    Anyone have a mask attachment they would recommend?
     
  5. ToddW850

    ToddW850 Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Congrats! I too got a GoPro for Father's Day. And I'm digging the case @andy07sx230ho had. Looking into one as well.
     
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    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm looking at the tackle box approach....
     
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    GiddYupJoe Jetboaters Captain

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    I use a magnetic mount and just silicon a steel plate to anything that's not metal; On my toys so I can easily grab the camera and do a selfi, or pan around then return it to a safe mount on the fly.
    The only underwater stuff I've done was with a almost neutral buoyancy float,, on fishing line to catch cliff diving
     
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    I use the roll bar mount on the tower of the boat. I also have a chesty mount that I haven't used yet but plan on putting it on someone when they wakeboard!
     
  10. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm still browsing the Dive mask attachment options.....(I did buy a tackle box)
     
  11. Suchawittygal

    Suchawittygal Jet Boat Addict

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    I just bought a GoPro 3+ Black and am lo0king into nice kits. I like both of the options above. I bought the floaty back door and the roll bar mount. Looking for the suction cup mount.
     
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    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    The kit @andy07sx230ho posted is cool for only $29 with free shipping.
     

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