*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 42 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: New Kitehero Fin Mount Setup Guide/How To
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:08 am 
Offline
Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:42 am
Posts: 337
1. Purchase some 1/4" longer stainless steel fin screws from a local hardware store (we do not supply these because they are different for almost every board manufacturer) and gather up all the items you will need. (Picture 1)

2. The camera seats into the mount housing and utilizes a spacer, and standard GoPro screw. (Picture 2, Picture 3).

3. Set the mount over top of the fin box holes with the GoPro HD Surf Hero leash over one of the holes and attach the mount with your 1/4" longer screws with the fin below the deck. (Picture 4)

4. Tighten down the GoPro with the supplied screw and spacer between the housing attachment point. (Picture 5)

The new mount is available only at retailers until the 6/30/2011 then released globally. Just visit our kitehero dot com / store-locator page or refer your local shop via our contact form.


Attachments:
1.jpg
1.jpg [ 1.25 MIB | Viewed 2801 times ]
2.jpg
2.jpg [ 91.02 KIB | Viewed 2801 times ]
3.jpg
3.jpg [ 86.22 KIB | Viewed 2801 times ]
4.jpg
4.jpg [ 94.73 KIB | Viewed 2801 times ]
5.jpg
5.jpg [ 70.95 KIB | Viewed 2802 times ]
{ SHARE_ON_FACEBOOK } { SHARE_ON_TWITTER } { SHARE_ON_ORKUT } { SHARE_ON_DIGG } { SHARE_ON_MYSPACE } { SHARE_ON_DELICIOUS }
Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: New Kitehero Fin Mount Setup Guide/How To
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:51 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Posts: 29286
Location: World (KF Admin)
looks sweet. can you show a video of how the angle of the cam looks like this?

And, are the fin holes on board all at the same distance from each other?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: New Kitehero Fin Mount Setup Guide/How To
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:15 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:35 pm
Posts: 175
Location: seattle, wa
Toby wrote:
looks sweet. can you show a video of how the angle of the cam looks like this?

And, are the fin holes on board all at the same distance from each other?


toby, I have yet to come across a kiteboard with a bolt pattern that is different than 1.5" spacing.
This is one of those "industry standards" that seem to work on all kiteboards. You will notice different screw sizes between manufacturers however the fin mount was designed to accomadate the largest fin screw (1/4") and will work with smaller ones but you will want to use a flat washer under the screw if the screw head is small. Some screw heads, like the liquid force screws, are smaller so a washer resolves this problem.



Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: New Kitehero Fin Mount Setup Guide/How To
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:05 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:16 am
Posts: 308
Location: Chile/Brasil
Hey Stringy,
Cool!! when can we order and how much for it to send to Chile.
Pedro


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: New Kitehero Fin Mount Setup Guide/How To
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:41 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:00 pm
Posts: 228
Looking good !
Good luck Ryan !


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: New Kitehero Fin Mount Setup Guide/How To
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:10 am 
Offline
Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:32 am
Posts: 394
Location: http://www.urbansurf.com/
This fin mount is the toughest gopro mount out there IMO.
Jim went out of his way to build this thing to withstand impacts and protect the camera.
Here is a quick edit of todays riding in Seattle...man that felt good! 8)

http://youtu.be/m8MtuwdsiNY?hd=1


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: New Kitehero Fin Mount Setup Guide/How To
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:18 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:42 am
Posts: 337
Here is a setup video from our friends at kiteboarding dot com The fin mount will be available exclusively at retailers until the 7/1/11. To find a retailer nearest you - visit kitehero dot com slash store-locator



Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: New Kitehero Fin Mount Setup Guide/How To
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:21 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:32 pm
Posts: 832
Location: Calif. Mfg Rep
Here's another sample....I tested the a proto mount for Stringy about 4 months ago...great product.
Stringy or Ryan...was the angle of the mount changed from the proto I used or were any of the other videos shown on this thread edited to adjust? R4 refers to the GoPro seting

http://www.vimeo.com/20119535

steve


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: New Kitehero Fin Mount Setup Guide/How To
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:45 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:35 pm
Posts: 175
Location: seattle, wa
experienced1 wrote:
Here's another sample....I tested the a proto mount for Stringy about 4 months ago...great product.
Stringy or Ryan...was the angle of the mount changed from the proto I used or were any of the other videos shown on this thread edited to adjust? R4 refers to the GoPro seting

http://www.vimeo.com/20119535

steve


steve,
I tried to maintain as much through the development of the mount prototypes to the final production design.
Angle is virtually the same, but depending on your board's nose rocker, this could affect angle of perspective. Not an issue though because the camera captures quite a bit in this configuration.
There are some changes due to manufacturing issues, but overall this mount is how I wanted it to be.
with the production mounts being made of glass filled nylon, the likelihood of failure is going to be extremely low on this mount system.
Here is an uncropped image from using the new fin mount I took last week.


Image


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: New Kitehero Fin Mount Setup Guide/How To
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:20 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:54 am
Posts: 996
Location: Central CA
Jim. Can't wait to get this mount. Can you let me in on your editing secrets to get the photo to come out like that? Looks like its overcast, which from my experience produces the best photos with the gopro. Feel free to PM. :)


Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 42 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], fdvj, Google [Bot], ivan-d, tautologies, Tone, Yahoo [Bot] and 21 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group