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What device would you recommend to be attached to a jet Ski?

I’m going to the Keys next week to get a tour of the island. Meanwhile, I want to get good footage using my GoPro camera and want at least a recommendation of the attachment device I should use on the jet ski. 


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Re: What device would you recommend to be attached to a jet Ski?

Do you want to attach it directly to the Jet Ski?

If you can use a pole mount, this will be the most secure and safe to use https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/pro-handlebar-seatpost-pole-mount/AMHSM-001.html

Check the diameter, if you need a larger pole mount, this is the one you want https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/large-tube-mount/AGTLM-001.html

If you want to mount on the the body of the Jet Ski you should use the Surf mounts with tether https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/surfboard-mounts/ASURF-001.html

Since a Jet Ski can have pretty hard impacts, you should add a couple more tethers just to be on the safe side https://shop.gopro.com/mounts-accessories/camera-tethers/ATBKT-005.html

Personally, I like to add a tether with a cable that attaches to the thumb screw https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5qqch3g
If GoPro is out of the tethers, you can get some on Amazon for cheap.

If you are going to mount on an area the is curved, the Fusion Mounts work great https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/fusion-mounts/ASBMB-001.html
Just be sure to get some tethers as the Fusion mount doesn't come with any.

For body mounted, the Chest Mount is the best solution https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/chesty/AGCHM-001.html
Be sure to use SuperView or one of the 4:3 resolutions when using the Chesty.

I also like to use the Swivel Mount with my Chesty https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/swivel-mount/ABJQR-001.html

You could also try the Wrist mount https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/hand-plus-wrist-strap/AHWBM-002.html

If you aren't sure if you want to try the Chest Mount or handle bar mount, the Sports kit is a great bundle https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/sports-kit/AKTAC-001.html

It will also give you the option of doing a couple different angles.

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Re: What device would you recommend to be attached to a jet Ski?

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Hi @tymothic80812

 

The mount/accessory will depend on your preferred POV.

You may use the following mounts: Chesty | Handlebar/Seatpost Mount | Hand/Wrist Strap

 

Other mounts and accessories are available on https://shop.gopro.com/mounts-accessories

 

For camera settings, you may check How to Get the Best Shot With Your HERO7 Black

 

I hope this helps. Stay stoked!

 

Thanks!

Ej

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Explorer
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Re: What device would you recommend to be attached to a jet Ski?

Do you want to attach it directly to the Jet Ski?

If you can use a pole mount, this will be the most secure and safe to use https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/pro-handlebar-seatpost-pole-mount/AMHSM-001.html

Check the diameter, if you need a larger pole mount, this is the one you want https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/large-tube-mount/AGTLM-001.html

If you want to mount on the the body of the Jet Ski you should use the Surf mounts with tether https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/surfboard-mounts/ASURF-001.html

Since a Jet Ski can have pretty hard impacts, you should add a couple more tethers just to be on the safe side https://shop.gopro.com/mounts-accessories/camera-tethers/ATBKT-005.html

Personally, I like to add a tether with a cable that attaches to the thumb screw https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5qqch3g
If GoPro is out of the tethers, you can get some on Amazon for cheap.

If you are going to mount on an area the is curved, the Fusion Mounts work great https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/fusion-mounts/ASBMB-001.html
Just be sure to get some tethers as the Fusion mount doesn't come with any.

For body mounted, the Chest Mount is the best solution https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/chesty/AGCHM-001.html
Be sure to use SuperView or one of the 4:3 resolutions when using the Chesty.

I also like to use the Swivel Mount with my Chesty https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/swivel-mount/ABJQR-001.html

You could also try the Wrist mount https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/hand-plus-wrist-strap/AHWBM-002.html

If you aren't sure if you want to try the Chest Mount or handle bar mount, the Sports kit is a great bundle https://shop.gopro.com/mounts/sports-kit/AKTAC-001.html

It will also give you the option of doing a couple different angles.
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Re: What device would you recommend to be attached to a jet Ski?

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One note about mounting directly to the Jet Ski with either of the adhesive mounts (Surf or Fusion). Be sure to clean the area with rubbing alcohol first and allow to dry. Apply with firm pressure and keep pressing for about one minute (if you can keep pressure for longer it's better). DO NOT use the mounts for at least 24 hours (48 is best) after application.

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Re: What device would you recommend to be attached to a jet Ski?

BTW, the adhesive mounts come off with direct heat from a blow dryer. Keep this in mind as you want to try and keep the mounts shaded when not in use. When the adhesive gets hot, it is not as strong.