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Wouter
07-20-2011, 07:24 AM
I was thinking of a little project before the holidays to get some better footage with a DYI camera mount. After looking around I find the solutions like the trakker and masterline version way to expensive for what they are. The idea is to get something that is both clean looking and fairly easy to make. Here are some renderings of what I was thinking: somewhere b/w the trakker and the masterline camera mount. It would require taking of the knob of my pylon and filing the plastic swivel ring to accomodate a steel plate that would carry the camera. The plate would turn with the plastic ring but also get an "arm" (bent rod?) around the rope to track better. Any suggestions? Does anyone know if the knob at the top of a pylon just twists off? suggestions appreciated

bobx1
07-20-2011, 09:11 AM
This is what Bazooka does:

http://www.bazooka.com/products/marine/Accessories-C39/Ski-Trac-rider-tracking-system-S173/MT-ST-TB2---Ski-Trac-track-bar-P466

I think theirs actually clamps to a tower as opposed to the pylon mount like you have. May give you some more ideas though.

JLeuck64
07-20-2011, 09:26 AM
I really like the idea!

Wouter
07-20-2011, 09:28 AM
thank you. Anyone know if the top knob just twists off?

MIskier
07-20-2011, 09:35 AM
What year is the boat?

Wouter
07-20-2011, 09:48 AM
What year is the boat?

1990 prostar 190

Wouter
07-20-2011, 09:53 AM
Here's the masterline mount I was referring to. Not sure it tracks very well for slalom though... + is discontinued

tph
07-20-2011, 10:54 AM
thank you. Anyone know if the top knob just twists off?

If it's like the '89, the top is attached with a hex head bolt under a plastic plug.

mcskier
07-20-2011, 11:14 AM
Here's the masterline mount I was referring to. Not sure it tracks very well for slalom though... + is discontinued

I use it and it actually works very well.

Wouter
07-20-2011, 11:26 AM
If it's like the '89, the top is attached with a hex head bolt under a plastic plug.

Thanks. Probably is the same

starman205
07-20-2011, 03:21 PM
Not eloquent but it works.

sbuell
07-21-2011, 01:51 PM
Starman205, I've done pretty much the same thing but always had to have someone pan the camera with the skier. I love the paint roller handle upgrade. I will have to remember that one next time.