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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by Whitewater porn » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:37 am

Anything metal, even with your noggin is bad idea. That's why we designed ours out of plastic that won't shatter into jagged pieces and will also allow you to roll.

Uses a simple design that can be manufactured to exact specs and can safely used by anyone. It also works with all the thumb screws from GoPro, extenders, and all of their quick clips.

Here's a link to an actual picture of it. http://instagram.com/p/Xdx2RZvVgo/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Currently designing a mount that can work with canoes. We'll be testing it this weekend at our local play park.

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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by sbroam » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:36 am

very nice - never saw an Ocoee tandemmed and two rolls *before* the falls...

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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by avlclimber » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:22 pm

I had to dig for this one. Hockey stick again, good camera angles, I think. I also got a lot of great stills with the camera sticking up from the FRONT of the boat. (Ignore the scratched/foggy camera housing.)

Running Oceana "direct." Probably a canoe-only line, and I suggest your boat be bow-light.

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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by Mat » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:48 pm

The SweetSkills Video was filmed using half a Canoe pole attached at the stern of the L'edge, From What Kelvin said it worked great but if he needed to roll it would cause huge issues....

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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by Creeker » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:32 pm

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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by truckeeboater » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:29 pm

I had no idea that this thread would generate so much buzz, and so many great ideas and feedback. Thanks to all who have shared. After doing a bunch of research into various aftermarket and DIY rigs (Jackson NEVER returned any of my emails or calls BTW :( ) I've decided to try my hand at my own personal DIY rig utilizing an old graphite golf club shaft. I'm hoping the material will be strong and stable enough to not flop around a whole bunch while paddling, narrow enough to not produce tons of drag while rolling, but also supple enough to not snap when (not if) the whole rig takes a serious beating. I'm also planning on some type of break-away attachment point which will allow me retrieve any pieces that may (will) get completely thrashed. As always, thanks again for the input, and please keep it coming! 8)
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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by Creeker » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:28 pm

I would not suggest a golf club as they are designed specifically to whip and generate emphasized movement (through the ball) when put into action. this is exactly opposite of what you want mounted to your camera. I've been engineering this "boing" character out of my runs since the Fall. Even that production prototype posted here had too much wobble or bounce in their videos. Get rigid with it in whatever you decide to go with is my best suggestion. If you don't mount soundly through the rotomolded plastic w/ at least 3 bolts, you will be defeating yourself. If you make breaking away a priority of the design it will likely fail from a photography perspective. If you have a mast that you are worried about the jagged break edge you can sleeve it in 1" tubular webbing most likely available at any climbing store.

So do a little soul searching on your level of quality desired and get more or less serious with the above suggestions. If you are shooting gopro hero 1 I would say above does not matter much. If you are shelling out about $500 for gopro 3 with extra batteries and memory cards the above should matter.

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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by truckeeboater » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:46 pm

Creeker- thanks for that^^ I guess I should've figured on what the actual intended purpose of a golf club really is. Definitely gotta do a bit more searching...
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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by Creeker » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:50 pm

all of the above said I can't believe the footage that came out of the hockey stick method. I just hope the mounting method can't lever the stick to massively fail the rear airbag....but then again he's really good and when he puts his mind into 100% bracing I bet he's near 100% bracing.

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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by truckeeboater » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:07 pm

Update to my stern-mount camera idea... taking into consideration some points made earlier, I have tweaked the golf club idea a bit using two arrow shafts I found while out walking with my dog. One was aluminum and one was carbon fiber. As luck would have it, the carbon fiber one was just small enough to fit inside the aluminum one, and BOTH were small enough to be sufficiently jammed into the end of the golf club. This really stiffens up the golf club shaft, hopefully eliminating the swing/snap/wobble factor which would result in a nauseating view for sure. Still kinda stumped on a way to mount to the stern without drilling or shoving in/around/near airbags. I picked up a couple of small c-clamps at the hardware store and temporarily zip tied and gorilla taped them to the bottom of the golf club at 45 degree angles. dunno if this will work out though. any suggestions for actually mounting the shaft to the boat? thanks!
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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by hazardharry » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:01 am

never thought about using a toilet plunger? it should make a nice mount!
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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by Creeker » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:04 pm

Drill some deck hole....no big deal. you can weld them up if you think they will affect the resale price but I doubt it. used boat buyers are focused on gunnels and hull condition.

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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by truckeeboater » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:01 pm

It's been a while so I'm gonna blow some of the dust off this thread here... Now that spring paddle-fest season is upon us and there's many new edits from ALF (which are all pretty awesome BTW) has anyone used or seen the Jackson stern mount setup? Any communication with them on my end has been met with silence. It's almost as if their phones and email have an OC filter on them! If anyone has been pioneering some other angle besides the head-mount, please chime in here!
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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by esprit » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:20 pm

I have used the Jackson mount and it was pretty good.

The footage was great... and I didn't feel it was in the way...stayed on while rolling. The one I used was a prototype and after several times of dumping on shore.... the entire tube "camera and all" went flying onto shore! We got the camera back and re-installed the tube.

I would suggest some type of extra security so that the tube doesn't inadvertently separate from the base... could use a screw or bolt through it or even just wrapping some tape.

I have also used a GP mount directly on my boat and I think it gives good perspective. It is simpler, more steady, cheaper and doesn't get in the way.

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Re: stern-mount camera

Post by truckeeboater » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:35 pm

thanks Jim! BTW, when you said you used the GP mount directly on your boat, did you just mount it to the stern plate with the sticky stuff that most folks use to attach it to their helmets?
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