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Tourist
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3-Way Floating and Nylon Cord?

Hello,

 

I once lost my GoPro in the sea, so my question is: Can the 3-Way float? And is there some kind of nylon cord I can buy, that I can attach to the GoPro itself, so in case my gadget breaks or I drop it, the nylon cord (that I tie around my wrist and the GoPro) will prevent the GoPro form falling?


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GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,853

Re: 3-Way Floating and Nylon Cord?

I think it might be too much for a Floaty to handle the weight of the camera and the 3-Way. Haven't tried it though.

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Explorer
Posts: 11,746

Re: 3-Way Floating and Nylon Cord?

The 3-way does not float.  You can get a floaty to put on the camera http://shop.gopro.com/accessories-2/floaty/AFLTY-004.html.  You can also get a wrist strap float like this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AR96TE4?ref_=ams_ad_dp_asin_2 and then loop to loop knot a few tethers http://shop.gopro.com/accessories-2/camera-tethers/ATBKT-005.html to give you the length you need.

Nomad
Posts: 583

Re: 3-Way Floating and Nylon Cord?

The Handler is for water use http://shop.gopro.com/EMEA/mounts/the-handler-floating-hand-grip/AFHGM-001.html

Floats any GoPro (including LCD backpack). In combination with a floaty you should have an 'unsinkable' solution.

 

Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: 3-Way Floating and Nylon Cord?

I understand, would a Floaty attached to the 3-Way be sufficient or is it to heavy?

GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,853

Re: 3-Way Floating and Nylon Cord?

I think it might be too much for a Floaty to handle the weight of the camera and the 3-Way. Haven't tried it though.

Explorer
Posts: 11,746

Re: 3-Way Floating and Nylon Cord?

You should have a floaty on the camera anytime you are in/around water. If you tether it to your wrist you should be ok. If you have a floatable wrist strap, it should be enough to float both in case of an accident. Of course, you should test it before trusting it.
Nomad
Posts: 583

Re: 3-Way Floating and Nylon Cord?

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3-way will not float! Sorry!

Explorer
Posts: 11,746

Re: 3-Way Floating and Nylon Cord?

Pretty sure the user knows the three way doesn't float, which is why he's looking for ways to use it safely in water. The three way can be used in water (rinse well with fresh water after use in salt water).