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GoPro recommendations

Chuck_DickeyChuck_Dickey Posts: 1,462 Crazy Baller
I just bought a GoPro4 Black on AMEX points and am wondering what kind of accessories you recommend for cool waterski stills and video's ?

This is what I already bought;

Dual Battery Charger + Battery
SanDisk Extreme® 64GB microSDXC™
Floaty Backdoor
Anti-Fog Inserts
Chesty (Chest Harness)
Surfboard Mounts


  • JWebSkiJWebSki Posts: 90 Baller
    I just lost my gopro to the bottom of the lake this summer. So if you're going to use it on your ski the floaty backdoor and a string for backup is a must.
  • zyokeszyokes Posts: 20 Baller
    a head strap is a good angle sometimes just make sure you have a safety string attached to your lifey and the camera to make sure if it falls off its still attached.
  • BrennanKMNBrennanKMN Posts: 545 Crazy Baller
    edited October 2014
    Yep, strap it down really good. I lost mine 1st time out and it was even tied down. The whole plastic mount snapped.
    That left a sad image with GoPro's for me so I doubt I will get another for awhile. I don't like throwing money away.
  • JWebSkiJWebSki Posts: 90 Baller
    @BrennanKMN‌ the same exact thing happened to me the mount snapped and I even had a safety string but that was on the mount not the camera
  • TDETTDET Posts: 67 Baller
    I lost mine also, I was using the suction cup mount with the floaty. My 2nd GOPRO,the mount snapped but didn't sink. I wonder how many are lost every year.
  • WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
    Owned the original gopro and then bought the hero2. Was not happy about snapping a mount on my mountain bike and ultimately having the camera unclip from the mount on my ski...been at the bottom of the lake ever since. Never was real impressed with the first person video quality so I've never purchased another.

    On a more positive note... the best quality (non professional) gopro video's I've ever seen were chesty mounts.
  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,485 Mega Baller
    The surfers are all using the mouth holder. Thats how most of the best tube videos are done. Has anyone tried it with skiing?
    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • Mike GileMike Gile Posts: 386 Crazy Baller
    Sounds like GoPro has a good business model. Keep em commin'
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,259 Mega Baller
    Why bother with all that trouble? Buy one and then throw it in the lake!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • SSfilmsSSfilms Posts: 5 Baller
    DIY Mounts are the best. You would be amazed at what you can build for a few bucks at the hardware store. Just gotta think out of the box.
  • ski6ski6 Posts: 52 Baller
    Buy a suction cup mount but remember to tie your gopro to your boot so that you don't lose the camera if the suction cup mount falls off.

    Other options are to buy the seat-post mount to attach to your handle.

    The 3rd person view mounts are also great to have -

    Have a look at my footage on my youtube channel or Instagram: skitrav which may help you to decide what mounts to buy.
    Follow me - Youtube:skitrav | Instagram: skitrav | Twitter: skitrav | Facebook: Travis Fisher | Snapchat: skitrav - Weekly GoPro Tips, Mounts, Reviews and Videos! HO Ski's All the way!
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