Before heading to Breckenridge CO over the weekend for a few days I decided I really needed a pole mount for my GoPro camera (review)but didn’t want to shell out the $20 for the extra mount or find a ski pole to use (and carry around with me on the slopes!) so I went MacGyver on it. I scrounged through my garage and found a retractable broom or snow scraper (not exactly sure what it is), unscrewed the scraper end and with a copious amount of duct tape I was able to secure the camera mount to the end.
This pole is extendable/retractable, so I can easily stow it in a backpack. If you’re not feeling the DIY MacGyver urge, there are a variety of factory-made options like the XShot Camera Extender or various monopods available for less than $20.
Gratuitous self-congratulatory picture taken in my kitchen so excuse the really bad lighting!
I’ll be mixing up some videos from Breckenridge where I used this mount and the footage came out really nice. Although for ease of use locally I’m still going to use the GoPro as a hand-held (carrying the pole around is a pain in the ass) you get much better videos with an extended pole mount like this.