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Old 08-07-2017, 02:06 PM
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Favorite GoPro Angles/Mounts/Etc.

So I was playing around with my GoPro this weekend while skiing Sunday morning. Got some cool shots and videos of us Barefoot and Slalom (posted on the MC FB page). Made me think about different angles and ways to get cool shots. Need to do some barefoot short line with the boom mount I just ordered.

I broke my suction cup mount using it attached to front of my ski.
Got a nice close up of me barefoot on a handle attachment.
Selfie Sticked some good stuff while footing (hard to hold onto deepwater starting)

Got me thinking...what do you guys do for really good video?
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:10 PM
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drone =)
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:33 PM
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Haha. Fair enough. But I'm not sure I want that thing buzzing that close to me while I'm rapidly changing direction at 34mph!!
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:34 PM
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need a better pilot

have you tried the handle mounted go pro like parxs and the crew have been doing
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:36 PM
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Go Pro

I've mounted my go pro on the ski pylon adapting an old video camera set up that allows the ski line to rotate the camera as the line sweeps back and forth.

I've also used the chest mount which gives some cool underwater stuff while waiting to get pulled out of the water. The odd part is that I had the angle on the GoPro at a wide setting, therefore my arms look very long....

Last summer I mounted the GoPro on the side of my ski helmet...the best shots of that, however, were a constantly tilting horizon and great shots of the boat/driver.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:37 PM
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I've mounted my go pro on the ski pylon adapting an old video camera set up that allows the ski line to rotate the camera as the line sweeps back and forth.
Do you have any examples of this footage? I have the same setup and have yet to experiment with it.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:29 PM
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Agora- here's my handle mount angle. I've also got one from the tip of my slalom ski. I really like how that one looks.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:31 PM
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Todd-
A buddy did the pylon mount but it was so far away, he couldn't see it well. I like the chest mount. I've done it a few times and it's cool, but the angle always seems to be the tip of my ski out and gets old pretty quick.
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:23 PM
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What handle attachment are you all using
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:02 PM
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my opinion - go pro is for some great point of view shots, to mix in with great normal video, to mix things up. Get a HD video camera with some optical zoom and get a mount to go on your pylon or tower knob if you have a tower. I have a great mount that has a metal "hook" to pass the rope through and the camera automatically follows the skier/rider. My neighbor at the lake liked it so much he fabricated one for his boat out of spare parts laying around.

We mess around with go pro mounts on the handle, on the skis, on helmets, on chest mounts, on leg mounts, and on the rope. All good for a little mix in but none are good for extended viewing.
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