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post #31 of 34
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Originally Posted by cactusnic View Post
 

The chest mount does give great , immersive shots, there are dangers however. I have just come out of a 2 week hospital stay after supermanning into the ground from my mountain bike. I hit the camera mount pretty hard as I ploughed into the ground, the camera mount broke 5 ribs and lacerated my liver to add to 

 

 

the punctured lung , shattered wrist and severe concussion. I would say use with caution. Video here:  http://youtu.be/vqiRFO_AJZc?list=UU43a7OxBm-wM123YXKOKENw

Ouch!  At least you will be back in time for ski season.

post #32 of 34

I've experimented with helmet and tip mount - see first video.  And chest mount - see second video where  I videoed runs on skis and snowboard.   I prefer the chest mount.  One advantage is being able to see the flashing red light so you know for sure it's on.

 

   

post #33 of 34

And one more.   I used the chest mount on a trampoline and then jumped off a 20 foot tower into an air bag (with and without the GoPro)

 

post #34 of 34
I believe that GoPro, Contour, etc, test their mounts to make sure they will break free in a forceful impact. I know that Giro tests for that with their new helmets that have built in mounts. If you're really concerned you could get a Contour or Sony since they are lower profile and put it on the side of your helmet, but I don't think it's much of a danger. I have lost a Contour in a fall several times. They come off when they have to.
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