01-18-2014, 09:27 PM #1
GoPro/DriftCam - What mounts should I get?Hello.
I live in California and looking forward to the riding season.
I'm going to buy some gear for the season and I most likely am going to get an Action cam.
I was wondering what mounts should I get?
Should I helmet mount or will a Silicon mount work or etc?
2002 Kawasaki Ultra 130 DI
is what I'm riding.
01-19-2014, 09:18 AM #2
What part of california are you living?
Helmet cams are fine but you have to be looking in the direction being recorded, meaning all you will get is 90% front view with an occasional quick glimpse to the side or rear... I hard mount my cams on the ski, suction cups are a crap shoot, you never know when they will pop loose. Some riders tether them for that reason.. Avoid mounting to the steering, it can make for an unstable view. I have a mount on the side of my ski but I did have to drill 2 holes in the hull for the bolts, I know it sounds harsh but when mounted in the right location it looks like part of the ski and you can swivel the cam in all areas i.e, Shoot some side view when riding with friends to catch them beside you and see the scenery as well. It's good for grudge racing so when your buddy tells you he had you you just roll out the video for "further review" LOL. The swivel it to shoot the front or rear for a while, you get the picture.. I'll post up some pics of my setup if I can find them and link you to the parts needed.. If you have a GPS they make excellent cradles for them too
Here's where I get all my Ram Mount stuff.
01-19-2014, 09:22 AM #3
Oh, I use this cam along with a few others that I swap through.. As good as a GoPro but you get more with it.. a waterproof Remote, piggy back LCD viewer, more mounting options.. For 1/3 the price. I get an honest 2 - 2.5 hrs of recording on 1080HD @ 30fps and same on 720HD @ 60fps. I get 3+ hrs when set at standard 720 @ 30fps
Here's a clip from that cam, make sure you enable HD on. Also it was mounted on the steering and you will see why it's not the best place to mount a cam.
01-19-2014, 09:35 AM #4
This setup is OFFSHORE race proven.. LOL
See the little black mount on the sides below the steering..
To hard mount you need this, it mounts to your hull.:
This, desired lengths 1.75" or 3":
and this to mount to the bottom of your GoPro or Swann HD (if you get that one)
However, you can ditch the plastic GoPro/Swann base mount gadget (known to come lose and vibrate too much) and get just the 1" ball to insert into the cam mount base, no plastic to come loose and is solid..
01-19-2014, 09:58 AM #5
That steering mount I posted earlier vs. this hard mount video in WAY rougher waters.. You can See the difference in stability.
Different cam though.. Althought the helmet cam is the most stable mount you would'nt be getting any "Action" footage, just a front view.
01-19-2014, 10:35 AM #6
i currently have 2 gopro mounts on my ski and will be adding more in the near future. at the back of the ski just under the seat i have a mount facing the back and for the front i have one just above the hood latch to catch everything in front of me.
the other locations i am looking at are the right and left side of the ski in the flat area. i have a 2012 seadoo gtr. I only use the adhesive mounts, no way i am drilling into the hull. because i use the sticky mounts i will also be using a tether. just ordered a 24in one from here http://micbergsma.com/Big-Kahuna_c5.htm it should be here tuesday. once i get the tether i will get some pics of the mounts with cam.
01-19-2014, 10:44 AM #7
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I have only mounted mine to the hood so far. I do use the Ram mounts for my GPS and I did buy that adapter to use the Ram mount with my Go Pro. I will be playing around with some different shots this year. I also do not trust a suction cup mount. Why trust a suction cup when there are much better and more secure choices out there? The Go Pro mounts are very secure as well.
01-19-2014, 11:00 PM #8
If I was to go for a helmet mount, what mounts would I need.
I am also getting a pit bike so I'd probably use the same helmet for both.
01-20-2014, 01:01 AM #9
quick trip to gopro.com...
for no helemt..
and the always popular curved adhesive mount
or a billet mount like this..it is made in the US. not a chinese knock off.
01-20-2014, 01:22 AM #10
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