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Cheap DIY GoPro Camera tether

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Simon's Mom, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Dec 22, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I wanted a tether for my GoPro HD camera since its used a lot with my outdoor powersports, skiing, & mountain biking.
    Last year I almost lost the $299 cam on the trail when the 3M tape mount came off. :eek:
    I did some research on the web & gopro only sells its tether leash with a grab bag for $24.
    Maybe they pack one in their models now, but I never got one in mine so...
    I adopted to buy a variety pak of wire fishing leaders. ($2.99)
    From reading off the web, the best place GoPro recommends attaching theirs to is the case hinge pin.
    I fed a 6" leader (took the clip off) & threaded around the hinge pin.
    Reattached the clip making a hoop & attach another longer leader depending on where the fix point on the object is.
    ie. Chin strap, handlebar etc.
    Leaders in the pak were 6,9,12,18"
    I will use another length leader to attach to that fix point.
    I am not sure how many who own the camera already have a tether for theirs
    Post up your ideas, pics if you have one.
    The wire leader does not impede at all with the closing of the case fwiw.
    Its a little extra insurance for hopefully not losing my camera that was a gift.
    Here are my pics~
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  2. Dec 27, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    Nicely done!
     
  3. Dec 27, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    might try it!
     
  4. Dec 28, 2010 at 12:23 AM
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    nice! i need to do this for snowboarding this year, i'm always worried its going to get lost
    Thanks
     
  5. Dec 28, 2010 at 1:01 AM
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    Good to know, im going to try this when i go snowboarding next month. I dont wanna walk my ass back up the mountain to look for it haha
     
  6. Dec 28, 2010 at 1:37 AM
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    Great write up!
     
  7. Dec 28, 2010 at 1:50 AM
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    ive your going in the water use a stronger line, a wave can easily snap that and use monofilament instead about 120lb test.

    When i go surfing i got a "fin tether" attached to the cam that is velcro and strap it to my wrist, the waves knocked the cam out of my hand many times but the tether kept it attached still.
     
  8. Dec 28, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    yeah definitely a good tip for those using this in the surf. :thumbsup:
    I've seen them with bobber like tethers for the jet skiers. A friend says he uses two foam bobbers with the HD case.
    I have also seen a billet mount for surfing and jet skiing.
    Hopefully mine going to crash, I would be more worried about my body at that point lol
     
  9. Dec 28, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    I like it, been thinking of getting a GoPro for the moto, and for when I offroad the Taco
     
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