Benedict Tan: Not a bad solution, I would suggest that instead of using tape you will
have a cleaner, more rugged result if you used heat shrink over the steel
wire. The other thing I would suggest is that if you are going to use this
on your helmet you want to keep the GoPro tethered on a very short leash. A
hard enough impact that could potentially turn the camera into a miniature
flail and have you clubbed in the face with your own GoPro :D
lilphil26: You can use shrink tube like used for soldering up electrical wires. Makes
a nice clean cover. Good video buddy. Good idea
Cherat7: Great. You managed to show how to make a tether for your GoPro Camera but
you managed to film it 70% out of the frame. Nice. Good luck using your
GoPro...you're gonna need it.
calvacoca: Thanks for the video. But well, the problem with the GoPro, is that the
microphone is very sensible to anything that can touch the case or the
fixing accessories. The case reacts like a drum, and amplify the noise of
anything that touch it or touch the place where it's fixed (bicycle frame,
helmet, etc.). So I wonder if a metal cable is the best thing to secure
that light cam : with the wind, it will move and surely make noise... I
think a fishing line would be enough to secure it...
randy collier: sure does,still sucks
Todd Swain: I'm due to upgrade my tether; I'll check it out!
TheClassyLaddy: Good video. Throw material list in the description and youce got yourself a
complete set of instructions.
Vherbal Assau1t: great DIY. one question though, how long of a tether is that? i mean, do
you really have about 6ft of cable going from your boot (which its tethered
to) all the way up to your helmet? could you maybe tether it to your
backpack (if you use one) instead so you don't have that much cable
flapping around while you are boarding?
Todd Swain: @TheClassyLaddy Thanks for the feedback :D I re-did the description with a
list. Thanks again!
iamloudmusic: I'm not worried about the mount coming off my vehicle - I'm worried about
the bolt coming out of the last link in the mount and the camera/case
coming off the mount.
randy collier: dear god,you film like a 3 year old,delete this video
Les Gainous: Cable seems a bit too much. Why not some sort of fishing line. I'm sure a
15-20 lb test line would suffice. It wouldn't scratch anything, it's
lighter weight, and it won't look ghetto--in fact, it's almost invisible.
It's very inexpensive and the only tools/accessories you'll need is a pair
of scissors or a knife. Just make sure you tie it in a sufficient knot
(half-hitch, bowline, or anchor bend knot). Additionally, a drop or two of
superglue on the knot can add another level of insurance.
Todd Swain: @Deuc35 I only have about a foot and a half of tether, I bought 4ft
initially so if I messed up I could fix it. The end result was like I said
about a foot and a half and what I did was take the tether off my boot when
I would put the camera on my head then tether the camera to my helmet.
There's not a lot of slack and the cable is stiff enough that it doesn't
flap around. You could duct tape the line to the board/helmet so there
isn't any cable sticking out.
Todd Swain: Well hello troll. The problem was my new editing program that I didn't know
how to use at the time. Also, if you read in the description it
acknowledges the fact that it is formatted wrong. Thanks though!
JR Smith: Home Depot has that wire with the plastic sheath on it. I am making these
loops to tie outdoor furniture to the pouch, so it will not blow away or be
Todd Swain: @randy collier I believe the video has 3 thousand more views than all of
your videos combined. The people have spoken...sit down.
Jason Morgan: Thanks Todd, I appreciate you taking the time to share this. I was about to
buy a tether setup at around $25, but am going to take a trip to Home
Depot. Have a good season.
sayhitoyourmumforme1: Nice, but complicated. You can just get some really thin (2mm or so) cord
from somewhere, and tie it round the tiny bit of hinge bar accessible
between the mounting prong things. You could bond your wire tether round
the same bit of the hinge if it fits and cord is not reliable enough - if
your cable is too thick use an old bike cable and just unwrap the desired
about of strands. Happy hacking! F the rrp accessories!
2rescueyou: Rather than duck tape I used rubber paint dip called Plasti Dip. It makes
the tether look pretty sharp.
Todd Swain: You're welcome! Let me know how it goes!