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LUCARO



Joined: 07 Dec 1997
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:07 am    Post subject: Gopro Mount Fail Reply with quote

Overall the clamp holds very well. But the mounting bracket failed while sailing along. Good think I had the float and saw it drop.

https://vimeo.com/160492566
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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the Mast Hero fail once during a crash. The float save the camera, it's a must for mast mounts.

I have used the Clew-View hundreds of times, and never had problems with it.
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rigitrite



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Mast Hero design and light weight, but yes, it will definitely pop off your mast in a solid wipeout. Mine came off on a forward, where my mast tip hit the water pretty hard, but continued through. As I sailed away, I looked up and smiled at the.....non-existant camera! I tacked really fast and looked around, and sure enough, there it was, floating away. Thank God for the bright orange floaty, those things really work!

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LUCARO



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard good things about the flymount

http://www.flymount.com/PRODUCTS/SHOPS/shoporiginal.html
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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a fishing line leader as a tether with mine. They weigh zero and hardly add 5 seconds to mounting time. They come in many sizes, strengths, lengths, and materials. SS runs a buck or two; titanium $13. Any fishing store carries them.

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joethewindsufa



Joined: 10 Oct 2010
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Location: Montréal

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is my attempt at discussing GoPro's and their mounts
http://joewindsurfer.blogspot.ca/2012/12/gopro-hero.html
personally use DIY mast mounts



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even if i could, i would NOT be doing any kind of loop while using a mast mount Embarassed

have used mast mounts in the winter, but not summer yet
(personal joke - no comments on speed, technique nor footstraps Smile )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZiEA7ox5oE
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rigitrite



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a couple of velcro straps that I wrap around the mast hero to keep it in place. That seems to work.
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skyking1231



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

always run a tether.... the floaty although keeps it afloat....if it comes off when you are not looking....chances are you will not find it...or at least will waste a good amount of time looking for it. (some will get lucky)...
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coachg



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

skyking1231 wrote:
always run a tether.... the floaty although keeps it afloat....if it comes off when you are not looking....chances are you will not find it...or at least will waste a good amount of time looking for it. (some will get lucky)...


Totally agree. I'm one of the lucky ones. Searched for a good 30 minutes figuring in tide & wind before I found it bobbing on the shore.

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