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post #31 of 56 Old 06-23-2013, 11:01 AM
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I've had my go pro suction cup up to 146 at the track without issue. I still tether it though
Mines held on up to 192 before Although I did tighten up the locking screws with a philips screwdriver as opposed to just by hand

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My buddy had my midland xtc on his Duc yesterday and low sided... Camera hit the ground but held up great.



and this is without the protective case.
A buddy of mine likes to crash too. Here's a couple of his crashes last year (GoPro):

Gateway crash 8.5.12 - YouTube

I like how the camera lands on the track and points back to the carnage and captures him getting up after the tumble.

Similar deal with this one:

Gateway Crash 5.26.12 - YouTube

On that last crash his bike ended up sticking between the wall and the fence:






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GoPro HD Hero2 vs. Drift HD 1080p - YouTube

watch all of it

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I have had a Contour GPS camera for a while now, which I helmet mount and use to film 720p and 1080p, since this is about GoPro though, I'll elaborate on why I chose to buy a GoPro Hero 3 Black last week.

I wanted two camera angles, i.e. the ability to mount on the fairing or swingarm or somewhere (I've mounted it on the fairing just behind the front wheel now) so that I could make videos of two perspectives of one ride. I really like Contour's camera shape, and it's given me no problems, but I LOVE that GoPro came with a waterproof shell and angled arm mounts. That wasn't the big sell for me though.

You can look up the Hero 3 specs, so I'll just list the few that made me drool over it in a surf shop when I felt impulsive. I was pretty much sold by the 120fps 720p (1/4 speed slow motion with high resolution imagery, if a bit grainy) and even more so by the 1080p 60fps (1/2 speed slow mo at Blu-ray resolution). I like having a remote on me so I don't have to reach down to hit the shutter button to start recording (the contour's record is controlled by a big switch, which is easy to reach on the helmet).

So, in short, I was sold by the slow-mo shots and mounting options.


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since this is about GoPro though, I'll elaborate on why I chose to buy a GoPro Hero 3 Black last week.
Actually its about NOT getting a GoPro, but please, continue...


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A buddy of mine likes to crash too. Here's a couple of his crashes last year (GoPro):

Gateway crash 8.5.12 - YouTube

I like how the camera lands on the track and points back to the carnage and captures him getting up after the tumble.

Similar deal with this one:

Gateway Crash 5.26.12 - YouTube

On that last crash his bike ended up sticking between the wall and the fence:





Jesus, has no body thought to ya know, pull him to one side and tell him, maybe racing bikes on a track isn't his thing, and he should think of something else to do instead

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Jesus, has no body thought to ya know, pull him to one side and tell him, maybe racing bikes on a track isn't his thing, and he should think of something else to do instead
Heh heh, many times actually. He's running a DRZ400 Sumo this year though so he can't get going too fast.

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So, in short, I was sold by the slow-mo shots and mounting options.
Regarding the mounting options I find that neither the contour NOR the GoPro have great mounting options. Luckily RAM mounts has some great options for both cameras and I've spent a fortune on their mounts for both GoPro and the Contour. Still, I'm not real happy with any of the mount options as far as stability. Contour on the helmet still provides the most stable shot. Also, I got the watersports version of the Contour so it actually came with a clear plastic enclosure much like the GoPro does for water/wet conditions. I don't use it but I have it (the watersports version was 100 bucks off Amazon).

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thats what i call resistance
Just sticking it to the man


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