I just bought the GoPro line mount from Camrig and as expected, the results are great.
I've worked with footage from it before and it is rock stable and provides a great platform!
However, now that it is on my lines, how does this affects my Slingshot center line safety system?
I have gotten varying answers from people but nobody who has actually tried it. Somebody mentioned on here, accurately, that you should expect your safety to be compromised if you attach anything to it.
Has anyone activated their center line safety with the GoPro line mount on the center lines?
The first time I used it was in gusty onshore conditions so I didn't want to test the release. I vowed to test it the first time I was flying the line mount in a shallow friendly area. But then I was wondering today what would happen...
* Will I lose the entire camera mount?
* Will I lose those rubber line mount plugs?
* Will I damage my bar or lines? (unlikely, I think)
The 4 rubber plugs hold the mount very securely to your lines. I suppose this is what gets rid of the camera wobble from the old mount and the connection is solid. It is very hard to slide a line through with this installed.
I suppose if you deploy the safety, the leashed line will pull, the bar will move up to the camera mount and then HOPEFULLY there is enough line pressure to push the mount along the leash line until the kite is depowered.
If THAT works, than what happens when you reset your bar? There is very little tension on the line when it is slowly walking itself back out...and now one side of the line mount is 20' higher up the line than your other center line. You have to bring it back down. I would think once you deploy your safety you have to remove the camera mount before you can reset your rig. ? As I describe this I think I have my answer...the CSS must be unusable, right?!? There is no way to reset it in deep water with lines all around you.
I'm in no way trying to disparage the line mount, it works great. Awesome product. Great design.
I'm just trying to figure out the safest way to leash my kite when using it.
Should I leash "suicide" any time I have the line mount installed?
Appreciate any tips! I'm sure someone here has tried it...