It's Pretty Sweet
All in all it's a pretty sweet deal. As always GoPro loads the box with the mount plus other gadgets. You actually get two different mounts in the box. You have the standard single camera holder as well as an attachment that allows for camera placement on both sides. You get skeleton and waterproof backdoors, all the screws you need, they load you up; 70 bucks doesn't sound so bad now huh?
You can mount it to all kinds of things and face it towards you or towards the action if you like. It adds something extra to your hunting videos.
The mount doesn't have any sort of 360 joint so your limited to forwards or reverse (but you can tilt up and down as with most mounts)
Does it affect your shooting ability?
Versatility (you can mount it to other stuff too)
- Bike shaft and handlebars (family video for my son's bike)
- Frog gig
- Home made GoPole
- On Tree limb with wifi control (get upclose remote controlled shots of the game I'm after)
- Canoe Paddle
- Steering Wheel of my car
- Coffee Mug (in slideshow above)
Weighing the hefty price tag
This mount is awesome for the shot scene. For example, you should use this mount for only clips that are very short (1-2 seconds) just to get the shot on the pheasant. Its a really cool bit to see your face or the gun barrel swing up and shoot at game. Above all it adds a professional cinematic feel to your videos which is what I love about it.
Buy the mount if you need to add the unique shots to your videos to make them stand out, not for long clips of you walking and talking while hunting, switch to head or chest mount for that, plus they're cheaper. This is the next step after using the head and chest mounts.
Is the sportsman mount absolutely necessary for filming my hunts?
In summary I love the mount. I usually save money and buy generic mounts made for my GoPro online, Amazon holds tons of them, but for this one I specifically wanted GoPros to aid with recoil of my 12 gauge. It's been a fun mount to play around with and some of the shots you get are unlike the others. The mount is solid and the package truly does come with a lot. If you own more than one GoPro then it would be of great use with the double-header fitting. Don't feel too ashamed spending the 70 it takes to grab this mount, it can add the extra edge to your GoPro videos.
Stay tuned to my youtube channel for my actual footage to come out. (Rabbit hunting has been slow this year)
UPDATE: GoPro equipment I use the most:
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