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Welcome to Spring Skiing!  It's December 92nd and close to 200" of snow has fallen in the last 3 weeks.

I'm going to ski pow everyday until July.  You just watch me!

Hope you enjoy
Jake

post #2 of 12

Freakin' awesome Jake!

 

Still mounting the VIO on your goggle strap? 

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Freakin' awesome Jake!

 

Still mounting the VIO on your goggle strap? 

 

Ya, trick is to tilt it up when shooting-

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I had been using the old style velcro mount, but got the new goggle mount VIO released in early March:

 

 

It's really solid and easy to setup/remove on the fly.  You have to buy the whole accessory kit to get the goggle mount, but it has a lot of other useful mounts.

 

http://www.vio-pov.com/product_information/vio_mount_gallery/

post #5 of 12

I lost count on the number of face shots between 0:45 and 2:00. Great video, thanks for sharing!

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I had been using the old style velcro mount, but got the new goggle mount VIO released in early March:

 

 

It's really solid and easy to setup/remove on the fly.  You have to buy the whole accessory kit to get the goggle mount, but it has a lot of other useful mounts.

 

http://www.vio-pov.com/product_information/vio_mount_gallery/

 

Thanks for the heads up!  Backcountry actually just shpped me one of these and I'm going to try it out this week!

 

Does it flop around on the side of the helmet more than velcro/rubber one?  It seems like all that metal would make it heavier and cause it to bounce around more on the strap?


Thanks d00d!

Jake

post #7 of 12

 Well the whole thing is plastic except for the screws and brass threaded inserts, so it's fairly light (especially in comparison to the camera head itself).  The rigidity and wider footprint of the new mount it is a major upgrade from the old velcro setup.  I had been strapping credit cards in behind the old velcro mount to improve it a little, but the new one is solid all by itself.  If you snake the cable around back and anchor it to the helmet, it doesn't shake at all.  

 
I think the best part is that it clips on/off the strap in seconds with no fuss.  Before, it took me a good 5 minutes to rig up the velcro strap perfectly, and then it was on all day. 
 
The mount does have fixed pegs that set the angle of the camera in discrete increments, but it looks like they could be cut off if you wanted finer control.  So far, straight ahead works fine for me.
 
post #8 of 12

absolutely awesome head trip...thanks for the ride. Missed you, Jake...

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 Well the whole thing is plastic except for the screws and brass threaded inserts, so it's fairly light (especially in comparison to the camera head itself).  The rigidity and wider footprint of the new mount it is a major upgrade from the old velcro setup.  I had been strapping credit cards in behind the old velcro mount to improve it a little, but the new one is solid all by itself.  If you snake the cable around back and anchor it to the helmet, it doesn't shake at all.  

 
I think the best part is that it clips on/off the strap in seconds with no fuss.  Before, it took me a good 5 minutes to rig up the velcro strap perfectly, and then it was on all day. 
 
The mount does have fixed pegs that set the angle of the camera in discrete increments, but it looks like they could be cut off if you wanted finer control.  So far, straight ahead works fine for me.
 


I just got mine in the mail.  I'm a bit worried that it'll be aimed to low, but it looks like you can mount that second mount to the first mount.  Definitely a lot more solid than the standard goggle mount...guess I'll find out how it shoots tomorrow...Too bad there's only been 12" of fresh :-p

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I just got mine in the mail.  I'm a bit worried that it'll be aimed to low, but it looks like you can mount that second mount to the first mount.  Definitely a lot more solid than the standard goggle mount...guess I'll find out how it shoots tomorrow...Too bad there's only been 12" of fresh :-p

 

I guess it depends on the angle of your goggle strap more than anything else.  But if you need to, file off the little nubs that control the fixed angle positions on the mount, and then you can twist it to any angle.  Once you find the angle you like, a small pin or dab of glue will be enough to hold it there.  I wouldn't depend on the screw for holding the angle by itself -- bound to spin at some point.

 

Let me know how it works out -- I am kicking myself for not being out there for the last 3 weeks!

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Noice! The momentary hang-up in the tight-steep trees made me smile, great minds think alike.

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Noice! The momentary hang-up in the tight-steep trees made me smile, great minds think alike.


I liked that part too -- was nodding my head there (though I can't claim the great mind part).

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