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Old 01-02-2012, 02:09 PM
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Default GoPro...adhesive or suction cup

Just got one for xmas and trying to determine which would be best.

I want to place the GoPro under my hard t-top just above the console. This will allow me to get all the action in the back half of the boat. The package I got comes with the two adhesive mounts but I'm not sure these will last long or hold due to the excessive humidity and heat in NC. Anyone that can provide info on either mount would be appreciated.
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I've put my go pro on my wave runner and did 30 minute trips in 5-6' seas at 50-70mph. Still have it to this date using suction cup. I did put some floats on it though. I don't like the idea of something permanent, just ensure that you have something tied to it incase it falls.

I have since bought the head strap so that I can wear it on my head.
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I carry one mounted on my speargun. If you're going to use the suction cup, then use some braid to tether the camera to a nearby fixed mount just in case it fails (I do the same with mine.
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Just got back from Killington VT used the go pro skicky mount on my ski helment all week in snow and freezing conditions. Worked great and had unbelievable Video and still Pictures. Can't wait to mount it on the boat.
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I've put my go pro on my wave runner and did 30 minute trips in 5-6' seas at 50-70mph. Still have it to this date using suction cup. I did put some floats on it though. I don't like the idea of something permanent, just ensure that you have something tied to it incase it falls.

I have since bought the head strap so that I can wear it on my head.
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Post some of those videos running 50 - 70 on your wave runner in 5 - 6 footers
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Just got back from Killington VT used the go pro skicky mount on my ski helment all week in snow and freezing conditions. Worked great and had unbelievable Video and still Pictures. Can't wait to mount it on the boat.
Me too...I got a Hero2 for Xmas and skied last Mon, Tues and Thurs.

Shitty but improving conditions. Best run was Royal Flush which we poached several times.

Anyway, I wore the camera for about an hour with the headstrap on my hat. The videos were pretty cool.

I spoke with a boarder who had one on a ski pole. He said it was easier to film with the pole due to the side stance. He said you get really good shot putting the camera on a ski. In powder face it towards you, in other conditions face it forward.

I didn't get a chance to try that but I will put a mount on a ski.

I want to get the chest harness. It just seems easier and less likely to get knocked by a lift bar.
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Post some of those videos running 50 - 70 on your wave runner in 5 - 6 footers
I should have stated better. 50-70 mph and also in 5-6' seas.
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I used the suction cup to mount on the underside of a hardtop and was very impressed by how it held! Next time i head out i will put it on the top of the top and not even think about it coming loose!
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I used the suction cup to mount on the underside of a hardtop and was very impressed by how it held! Next time i head out i will put it on the top of the top and not even think about it coming loose!
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I have had the suction cup on my 4 wheeler up to about 50mph and also is some rough muddy trails no issues, my freind borrowed it for some road racing and had it up to about 120mph mounted on the roof of his car, again no issue.
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I bought a bracket that attaches to the camera with a small tripod mount and I clamp it anywhere (mostly). I clamp it to the rail above the windshield on my center console and with the wide lens it works good. Look for it in Amazon.com in the Go Pro acc. I have the suction cup also but this bracket is very good and the camera is not going anywhere.
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The suction cup works good but it does move more than the permanent pad i have been using the permanent sticky pad due to how it keeps the camera very still when you are running in boat.
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I bought the rail mount attachment. Attaches to the tubing of the hard top, can mount it on any round tube of normal size. Put it on the rocket launcher tube between two rod holders. Captures everything in the rear cockpit.
Really solid mount.
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The adhesive mounts are very good. There are two types flat, and curved. You can buy the same tape on a role at home depot. 3m heavy duty double stick. (gray) The big advantage of the adhesive mounts it the short distance to the camera. They don't transmit as much motion or vibration to the camera and are more stable if whatever the gopro is mounted to is bouncing around or shaking. The adhesive is semi-permanent at least. Depending on the situation you can back up the mount with wire ties and/or safety the camera some small line such as braid.
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I've had some pretty intense wipeouts with the adhesive mounts on a helmet. No problems,......which is more than I can say for the body parts
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The adhesive mounts are incredibly strong!

Either way I would put a leash of some sort on it though.
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Thanks everyone for the replies. This has made me confident in the mounts that are available for the GoPro. As everyone has suggested with boats I will use some kind of line or leash in case it does fall. Hope to have some video's later this year with all kinds of excitement.
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Fished with a friend on his boat, he used the suction cup mount on bottom of cabin ceiling( glass ). 6 to 8 ft seas, I heard a klunk sound and saw camera one bank off cooler and over the side. Use a leash! Only way to be sure
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Here is a copy of a post I put up on another thread concerning the GoPRo mounting. The clamp works great for all types of mounting on an off the boat.

Here is a great forum on the GoPro cameras. (I know, just what we all need, join another forum)

The tips and tricks section is very good for coming up with great ideas on mounting the cameras and getting that tricky postion shot.

Took a time lapse video of our weekend Veteran's boat parade with the camera mounted on top of the tiki bar at the American Legion in Madeira Beach. Used a woodworking clamp with a GoPro sticky mount bolted to the handle and then clamped it to the eave of the roof. Worked great.


Check out the site.
http://goprouser.freeforums.org/index.php

Underslot if you reduced the amount of ''hardware'' in the water your resistance would obviously be less. If you drill and bolt one of the ''sticky clip'' mounts to the pole you can get rid of the roll bar clamp. Attach a safety lanyard to the camera in case of catastrophic failure.


Here is the type of clamp I used. It will hold tight on just about anything including a T-Top. It's great because it is quick mount and release.

I drilled two holes in the ''sticky mount' and bolted it to the handle.I removed the rubber handle first.

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