this explains how to make a useful ski-pole cam mount for a non go pro camera! but u can use this with a gopro if u but the tripod mount adapter and save urself from buying the handlebar mount!!
Your camera needs:
-have a standard tripod mount screw hole
-good cameras for this are: flip, playsport, and any other small and light camera w/ a tripod screw
You will need:
-unwanted ski pole
-a 1/4"-20 UNC tripod screw
-a camera w/ tripod socket
-a drill with a roughly 1/4" bit
-hacksaw or pipe cutter
-1/4"-20 nut or a couple washers
first u are going to want to cut the end off the pole, so there is no basket(this step is not nessesary!)
then put ur pipeclamp around ur pole and make sure it fits snugly with room to expand
then find a point about on the opposite side of the screw tightener on the clamp and mark that place to cut a hole.
next u will want to take the drill with about a 1/4" bit and drill out enough slits in the pipeclamp so that the screw can be put threw the hole.
you will then want to put the screw up from the inside of the clamp so the threads are on the outside.
it should look llike this:
the amount of screw sticking out of the clamp will mostlikley be too much for your tripod socket to handel.
you can solve this problem with either putting a couple washers inbetween the clamp and camera or use a single nut.
now you want to put the clamp on the pole and tighten it down. it should look somthing like this:
make sure that the clamp is tight enough so the screw dosent turn, but dont strip the clamp!
now ur going to want to put ur cam on.
if your cam is facing the wrong way when tightened down; losen the clamp and turn the screw the desired # of deg. for your prefered position.
you can tur the screw so the cam will face u or so it will face out and make for a easy way to hold smaller cams!
this pole cam can be used to film yourself or others!
here is what the final product should look like:
with this meathod there is no neec to make ghetto-rigs and use atpe and shit.
thanks for looking! hope u find this helpful
i put this in ski gabber because i thaught more people would benefit from this if it were here
NOTE: if u are using a heavier camera i would suggest moving it twards the handel of the pole for better control!