Been lots of discussion lately on GoPro recorders. If you got any money saving tips or something helpful, feel free to post for the benefit of us Clydes.
I watched quite a few videos on youtube about grenade handle used to hold the recorder allowing freehand footage. Others on youtube are making home made handles but what a hassle. After bonding supplies etc, seems you've spent more. Well the Grenade handle is $22, not bad but this gave me an idea, why not just use a small tripod?
This small tripod I found at Target on those corner gift idea racks. A small tripod and flashlight for $5!!!! I have flashlights but I had been looking for another small tripod to use as a handle. The small tripods I have are about $15 and the cheap plastic breaks while mounting.
But tripod is made of a steel ball and tightens with a steel screw. It has flexy legs if you want to hang on a pole etc. It tightens much more securely than the other tripods I have. I use it like the grenade handle (I used it in my GMR video yesterday/side views) Works very well and cheap!
I hold it by the legs and I also attach a wrist strap to the go pro case just in case I happen to lose grip while riding.
IMG_3955 by gulpxtreme, on Flickr
This is the small gimbal like system that's holding securely compared to the othe more expensive tripods I've tried.
IMG_3958 by gulpxtreme, on Flickr
This is the $5 flahlight tripod combo at Target
tripod by gulpxtreme, on Flickr
This is the Grenade handle fo the GoPro $22...looks pretty bulky IMO.
grenade grip by gulpxtreme, on Flickr