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    Another video

    Which mount position do you like more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upchuck
    Which mount position do you like more?

    The perspective on the fork mount is great.....HOWEVER.....it moves around too much. When the perspective is on the helmet, it seems to be more stable. Your head is not moving side to side nearly as much as the fork is. Maybe on smoother, straighter trail the fork mount would be better. Tight technical trail where you are constantly turning the front wheel would make me yak after a while.

    Otherwise, great comparision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej
    The perspective on the fork mount is great.....HOWEVER.....it moves around too much. When the perspective is on the helmet, it seems to be more stable. Your head is not moving side to side nearly as much as the fork is. Maybe on smoother, straighter trail the fork mount would be better. Tight technical trail where you are constantly turning the front wheel would make me yak after a while.

    Otherwise, great comparision.

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    The fork mount conveys more of the trail action . All the micro steering changes , and the small jump could be seen . The helmet mount would not even give the impression of airbourne at that spot
    Now reverse helmet is some of the best for catching a rider following . You see facial expression and hands on the bars working it.
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    I like the fork mount. It's different, neat to see a lower angle and it's fun to watch the front tire.
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    Thanks for the feedback. BTW, I should clarify: the camera was actually mounted to the headtube. That's why you can see the front tire turn.

    I also prefer the lower view angle. I have a full 12-15 minutes of edited footage from that ride with the camera on the headtube. The picture is actually more stable than on the helmet. I guess that says something about the quality of my fork vs. how loose I fasten my chinstrap. :P
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    I like the head tube mount, too - it seems more stable and the turning is different. You may not want to mount it that way, however, as it seems to slow you down - you were never passed with the helmet cam!

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    So far as video, I like the fork mount.

    But I would put that camera back on the helmet, it seems that on the fork everyone is blowing by you.

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    I prefer the "fork mount".

    However, I'd like to see "helmet pointing back" and "seatpost pointing back" shots too. The "seatpost pointing back" position will show the rear suspension articulation.
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    Upchuck,

    Do you have a picture of your headtube mount?

    That would be interesting to see.

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    I got to say I like the lower angle also. What trail is that btw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upchuck
    Which mount position do you like more?
    Assume comp is helmet vs fork (can see tire) not h-bar vs.fork as vid is titled.

    Anyway I like helmet as not as choppy (think may be perspective rather than actual movement). I have mine on handlbars and get some of the same unless I point it out a bit. In any regard good stuff and love the rock drop as well
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    Another vote for the fork mount. Very cool perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brenth
    I got to say I like the lower angle also. What trail is that btw?
    Chilao up in the Angeles National Forest of the 2 Hwy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston
    Upchuck,

    Do you have a picture of your headtube mount?

    That would be interesting to see.

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    I'll take a snapshot of it and post. I used an old rubber pump mount that normally Velcro's to the seattube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Down boy down
    Assume comp is helmet vs fork (can see tire) not h-bar vs.fork as vid is titled.
    Can you tell I threw this together and titled it late in the evening? I completely blew the title. It's actually a helmet vs. headtube mount...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upchuck
    Can you tell I threw this together and titled it late in the evening? I completely blew the title. It's actually a helmet vs. headtube mount...

    Either way cool stuff - keep it up
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    dude, fork mount is sweet!

    by the way, dont you have a picture of my ass in one of your videos somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    dude, fork mount is sweet!

    by the way, dont you have a picture of my ass in one of your videos somewhere?
    Dude, that wasn't me filming you. And I keep telling you, there are no royalty checks for what you did. But you might have a chance at World's Funniest Videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upchuck
    Dude, that wasn't me filming you. And I keep telling you, there are no royalty checks for what you did. But you might have a chance at World's Funniest Videos.
    and something about sheep too.....still kind of a blur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upchuck
    Chilao up in the Angeles National Forest of the 2 Hwy.
    The second part of the video is not Chilao is it? That looks like the Gab trail from Red Box to Switzers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnfiend
    The second part of the video is not Chilao is it? That looks like the Gab trail from Red Box to Switzers?
    You are correct. Good eye.
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    I vote for the headtube,,,what camera?...details please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickster
    I vote for the headtube,,,what camera?...details please.
    I used a Sportshotz remote camera attached to a Canon Elura MC40 DV recorder. Viosport also has a similar remote camera available with a cleaner wiring system to attach to the recorder.
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    I liked both, but I loved the song.

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