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Old March 19th, 2008, 06:29 AM   #1
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I'm organising the shoot for a surfing film in the next couple of months and I'm wondering about getting some footage from the riders POV. Anyone bolted a camera (in a housing) to a board? any other ideas?
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Old March 19th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #2
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Hey Paul .. This is a round about answer, but I was reading one of the Porsche forums where this guy posted his first video: http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...d.php?t=409844

....I asked him how he did the outside work - and bought the mount he mentioned. I have not tried it yet because my water is still about 48f/8c, but I plan on using it on my kiteboard. (heavy rinsing required for saltwater use!) Given the weight; I'll make sure I have a neon float to find it. The first grip I made to attach the camera to my calf released - luckily the camera floats! You can see it at wetstuff.com

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Old March 20th, 2008, 07:34 AM   #3
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don't know that I'm game to use a suction mount in the surf. I'm thinking of getting a used board and fixing an adjustable mount with fibreglass on the front. I'll have to talk to some competent surfers to see how that will affect the balance and maneuverability.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #4
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I've paddled-out for 20yrs... and if you tacked it to a longboard (8+') it would have zero effect.

For that matter, just glob a 1/4-20, stainless screw to the nose of any sized board (bring it up thru a 4"sq. of 1/4" plywood and glass the ply to the board) ..spin the cam down on the screw (you may need a threaded spacer) and have your mate press the button before he paddles in for one..

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Old March 20th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #5
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I talked to a competition surfer this morning and he's seen a clamp on mount. Evidently it's a small tripod arrangement with mounts to fit to the rail of the board and you just tighten it in place - shouldn't be too hard to make and it wouldn't hurt the board
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