To attach any water camera to The Bula, The Phish, The Wedge handboards is a really simple process.
We know 1st hand how the ocean can swallow stuff really quickly, that’s why on all of our hard-top high performance handboards have a built-in extra safe GoPro mount.
When your Slyde Handboardsarrives you will notice a build GoPro insert (essentially a hole in the nose of your board) with a screw inside at a angle. Have no fear the the screw is designed to be at an angle, that’s exactly the way it’s supposed to be.
Items needed to attach Gopro:
A GoPro Camera
The GoPro Surfboard Mount Kit- includes 2 Surfboard Mounts, 2 Adhesive Anchors, 2 Camera Tethers, FCS Male Plug Mount, Locking Plug
An Allan Wrench
Step By Step Attaching GoPro to Your Slyde Handboard:
Take an allan key/ wrench to loosen the angled screw a bit on the nose of your Slyde Handboard.
Place the “Surfboard” mount in the “hole” of your Slyde Hardboard, if it’s a little snug push it down until it’s firmly in place.
Once the GoPro mount is fitted on board & use allan wrench to twist and tighten it in place.
Line up holes on GoPro Camera & Mount.
Take your GoPro Camera, place it on top of tight mount with camera facing inward towards Slyde Rider (selfie style that’s where we’ve seen the best videos come from).
Tighten GoPro Thumb Bolt/Screw on mount
Remember a water camera will but a little bit of weight on the front of your handboard, so you’ll have to compensate by putting extra press on palm.
Use the adhesive anchors included in GoPro Surfboard mount labeled 3m. These have sticky tape on back, so in case the GoPro comes unattached & ripped off for some bizarre reason, you won’t loose your camera completely. (Steve’s been in some heavy surf & doesn’t come out) Simply stick it next to GoPro mount and attach the little rope/leash to anywhere on the camera.
Now that you’re GoPro is securely mounted, check out this insightful How To Film with your GoPro while hand boarding tutorial HERE
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Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left