UDPATE! NEW FOOTAGE ADDED FROM RUNS AT GORNAYA-KARUSEL IN KRASNAYA POLYANA, SOCHI, RUSSIA. (Scroll Down to end of article.)
Many of us own cameras that we mount on our helmets, boards, chests, and other places so we can shoot video or pictures when on the mountain and doing other activities from scuba to riding bikes and so on. And most of us using cameras these days are using GoPro.
I’ve seen a lot of homemade mounts for people’s GoPros – cut off ski poles, broom stick handles, you name it. All of these DIY versions of extension handles seem like they won’t last and don’t have the ability to collapse smaller or extend longer at will…until now.
The GoScope is the solution. A professionally made mounting pole for your GoPro that you can actually mount two GoPros on, one facing you and the other facing forward and sync video of your run for a seamless video of a run that’s not just looking down the hill or at you the entire run!
I have tested two models of the GoScope, the GoScope Original and the GoScope Extreme. They also have a third pole that looks very cool, the GoScope Clutch which is a short pole and I can see a lot of uses for this model, too!
My favorite product is the GoScope Extreme. It weighs only 6 ounces, collapses to 17”, extends to 37”, and with new improvements from one I tested last winter, locks at the desired dimension better than ever. This means that when you land a jump, the camera won’t swivel around and be out of position, hanging on the bottom of the pole. Simply unscrew the locking mechanism, extend the pole, then twist to lock it into position…done!
Check out this video I shot 1/31/14 at Heavenly charging it down Dipper Woods! The angles you can get for pics & video with the GoScope are ridiculously beyond what a fixed mount will ever express. (HINT: I recommend setting your GoPro to the 1 pic per ½ second setting – the stills that you’ll get every so often will blow your mind! You will have 1,000 pics to trash, but those perfect pics will truly blow your mind!!!)
NEW FOOTAGE ADDED FROM RUNS AT GORNAYA-KARUSEL IN KRASNAYA POLYANA, SOCHI, RUSSIA.