Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Gorillapod Boom Mount / trial run

I was able to make the most of the less than stellar conditions this past Sunday thanks to an early Christmas present from a good friend who supports my windsurfing addiction: a Joby Gorillapod. The Gorillapod SLR-ZOOM (heavy-duty tripod) easily wrapped around the narrow 30mm diameter Maui Sails carbon boom, and supported my light-weight waterproof point-n-shoot Olympus Stylus 790 SW camera. Conditions during these runs were mostly underpowered 4.7, but the mount held surprisingly well through gusts, jibes and small jumps. Next will be to test this setup in the waves - stay tuned!

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PeconicPuffin said...

I hope you're using a safety tether for the camera...unlike my mast mount experiment (doh!)

looks good so far...nice work!

George Markopoulos said...

yeah, works GREAT.

drysuit2 said...


Love the boom cam work!

Great to sail with you yesterday.

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