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Go pro mounting to a split strut

Postby BreezeSleaze » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:53 am

Anybody have any tips or tricks how to mount a go pro to a split strut kite?

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Re: Go pro mounting to a split strut

Postby Al_Kiter » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:50 am

I've been thinking about this too and sometime soon i'm gonna test this idea:

measure the diameter of the strut you want to attach the camera to and then buy a pvc pipe with a slightly smaller diameter than the strut's. Then cut it in a fashion similar to this:

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you can then attach a gopro mount to the middle part of the pvc like for instance a tripod mount, or something fancier that allows the camera to rotate like some guys are selling on the internet.

In any case, as i said this is just a rough idea. If you try it, make sure to secure the camera with a leash to the pump leash attachment.

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Re: Go pro mounting to a split strut

Postby edt » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:14 am

BreezeSleaze wrote:Anybody have any tips or tricks how to mount a go pro to a split strut kite?



hey breeze any reason you can't use a line mount? I'm new to this gopro thing myself.

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Re: Go pro mounting to a split strut

Postby Kithib » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:18 am

If the strut is not stiched you can use the helmet mount accessory.
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Re: Go pro mounting to a split strut

Postby stringy » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:38 pm

gopro on a kite can give a pretty cool perspective especially if you're riding in a unique spot where you just can't understand it unless you get that wide angle overhead shot.
anyhow I was tinkering with a new way of mounting a camera to my strut. I always used a ipod armband but was looking for something that would go on easier. always a hassle trying to feed the velcro around the strut and then trying to tighten it.
I decided to try a tube of 3" diameter polycarbonate. the wall is pretty thin so not sure how it will work yet. what is cool is once I cut through it the material springs in to form a smaller diameter. I don't see why this system couldn't work on a split strut system,
I haven't used this setup yet, but before I do I will line it with some rubber sheet to keep it from sliding and moving around.
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Re: Go pro mounting to a split strut

Postby XtremeBigAir » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:43 pm

here is the solution:
http://xtremebigair.com/Strut-Mount-for ... 5C129.aspx
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Re: Go pro mounting to a split strut

Postby dyyylan » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:17 am

The guy is asking about split strut kites...

That means the canopy is sewn on either side to the strut, there is no way to wrap something entirely around it.

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Re: Go pro mounting to a split strut

Postby robertovillate » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:30 am

Just get different kites.

Problem solved.

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Re: Go pro mounting to a split strut

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Re: Go pro mounting to a split strut

Postby CaptainArgh » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:41 pm

Extensive discussion over on this thread...

http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2384975

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