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front mast extension for go pro,anyone made one ?

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Created by Tardy > 9 months ago, 16 Jul 2017
Tardy
2885 posts
16 Jul 2017 4:17PM
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kinda new to go pro ,but its hard to get a good shot or movie on how your sailing .
I do put it on my garth helmet ,
I have watched a few you tube clip where guys have ,looks like a carbon
extension on the front of their mast and can vid yourself on both sides of the sail.
looks great.can you buy these or has anyone made one i can copy .
heres a helmet shot but had to look down to capture the board in action.

joe windsurf
1453 posts
16 Jul 2017 7:47PM
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that is the one mount I have NOT tried yet ....
tried pretty much every other one ...
joewindsurfer.blogspot.ca/2012/12/gopro-hero.html
think Cluffy has made the broken boom mount ...
the videos have almost any mount imaginable !!

Tardy
2885 posts
16 Jul 2017 8:09PM
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Hey ...thanks joe .
what a great little vid.
and some good angles .
the one on the front of the board was pretty good .
maybe I should try that first ..with a tall mount ...San fran looks great for sailing .

mark62
272 posts
17 Jul 2017 3:27AM
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Hey Tardy, here's a picture of my boom mount effort. The pictures self explanatory. The arm length is around 50cm







Tardy
2885 posts
17 Jul 2017 4:02AM
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Hi mark ,thanks for sharing .
great angle .
and nice sailing .
i just happen to have a old boom laying around .

i best get to work on it .

i guess you just loosen the screws to turn the boom clamp around .your s looks to be a metre ..

John340
QLD, 1919 posts
17 Jul 2017 8:56AM
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Gybing would be interesting. Might be time to polish up the duck gybing.

Tardy
2885 posts
17 Jul 2017 7:29AM
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Yeah sheet didn't think of that.but the vid I saw .the guy was gybing all the time .but his was a high shaft with a upward bend.

mark62
272 posts
17 Jul 2017 7:34AM
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The boom arm in the video was 1 meter long (I attached a piece of broken mast to it to make it 1 meter long) like john340 says, at 195cm tall, fir me it was a nightmare to gybe/tack. Straight lining only!

The boom arm in the photo is my latest version. Maui Sails boom head (my first one keep't slipping) and I've taken the mast section off. The new length is 50cm. Hopefully I'll be able to tack with it??



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