There are some sports where you just don’t get the chance to discuss every move, savour every glorious minute, dissect in detail the fabulous day you just spent – because there was no-one there to witness it!
Many of our extreme sports are individual sports – no team effort required. There might be other people out there on the same wave, but they are thinking only about themselves and the next move and will only be keeping an eye on you to avoid crashes etc, certainly not to enjoy your miraculous moments but endeavouring to create their own!
So what can you do about it? The best thing I’ve come across to date is, of course, a GoPro Headcam – the handiest little sports cam ever. It got the top selling Product award from Dealer News Top 100 Retailer Poll (Motorcycle Industry)in both 2008 and 2009. “I can see GoPro completely dominating the POV market,” said Ben DeCamp, Staff Photographer of Surfer Magazine. But check it out for yourself in the following video from curlcurllocal. It gives you a very clear idea of what this little ‘gadget’ is all about.
Alternatively, who says you only have to have one on your helmet… if you wear one.. a helmet I mean? You can put one of these great little things pretty well anywhere: on the sail, your board, your car, your bike, wherever you want. As Mark Anders from Surfline.com says “…after testing it for the past six months I can honestly say it’s one of the coolest, handiest little cameras I’ve ever used.” Thanks to tomasleeman for this fun video:
GoPro are understandably proud of their product and consider it the world’s highest performance-wearable 1080p HD video and stills photo camera on the market. It gives professional quality picture and records at 30 and 60 frames per second. It’s battery time is pretty impressive too – it will record up to 2.5 hours on a single charge and up to 9 hours total on a 32GB SD card, although this card is not included in the price.
What is included, though, are mounts for attaching the camera to three helmets and two pieces of gear or vehicles, as well as a head strap allowing you to wear the camera like a headlamp. You can also pull this strap over helmets for easy camera sharing between friends. One of the above mentioned helmet mounts is a lace-through strap-mount designed for vented helmets.
GoPro are proud to say that they are also shockproof, bombproof and waterproof! As self-confessed sports geeks, and needless to say extreme sports are in there in spadefuls, they have made sure that this little number will impress even the most exacting customers.
Perhaps you should go check out the GoPro Helmet HERO WIDE Waterproof Digital Camera for Sport at Amazon.com yourself and make up your own mind…