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A few weeks ago, I attached my GoPro to the front of my Spark. I tied it to the Spark with a rope... just in case the adhesive pad failed. Well, it did indeed fail, but the rope saved it...

..or so I thought.

I stopped to pull the GoPro up by the rope and saw the case... but no GoPro. The case had somehow opened, and my GoPro now sits at the bottom of the lake.

A quick 5 minute conversation with GoPro, and they sent me a new one with no questions asked. Amazing! Since it was a dual-fault (mount and case), they replaced it. If only one had failed, I'd be SOL.

So here are a few new pictures with the NEW GoPro. I still used the same setup with the adhesive pad and rope, but I let it sit a little longer before actually using it. I guess it gives it better adhesion.
 

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Very nice pics!
It was cool of GoPro to take care of you like that.

The glue on my GoPro mount failed almost immediately after I stuck it on my Spark. Ended up bolting the mount to the little vent looking area right in front of the steering column. My GoPro points forward though...

One guy used a standard handlebar mount but I found removing and installing the camera to be a pain with this setup.
http://www.seadoospark.org/forum/89-sea-doo-spark-general-discussion/5386-gopro-mounts.html


I opted to use the following setup and it's worked great for me
http://www.seadoospark.org/forum/322-sea-doo-spark-how-diy/7945-gopro-mount.html


Here's a video I made using the bolt-thru setup with the clip in mounts. I got caught in the rain on Saturday but it's so much fun anyhow. Florida rains pass really quickly. Those raindrops sure start hurting over 25MPH or so though...
https://vimeo.com/131987829
 

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And that is why I love gopro as a company. It was completely your fault for losing the gopro, yet they still send you another one. That is a awesome company right there.

In regards to the adhesive mount, always give it 24 hours to adhere to any surface you put it on. Ive been using my gopro for years on my motorcycle helmet, surfboard helmet, hockey helmets, etc. and never have had a mount fall off. I even have mounts on my surfboard, with just your standard adhesive mount, not the surfboard specific mount, and I have never had the adhesive come off my board. (and i have taken some pretty heavy wipeouts) I also have the floaty backdoor on my camera, which I suggest you get. With the float, you dont have to worry about tying your camera to the ski, cause if it falls off, itll just float and you can recover it...

Anyways, nice shots. I cant wait to mount my gopro to my ski. I pick it up on Thursday!!!
 

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Super Awesome shots!!!!

Good luck keeping the GoPro sticky mounts on the Spark. I've put 2 of the sticky mounts on my Spark and left them on for 4 days here in Georgia during 95-100* weather to get an excellent bond. While just doing "normal riding" and jumping small waves they stay on & work perfect. But the moment you start jumping big waves and landing down hard from the waves, they BOTH came off. As always, I use the tether mount so the GoPro was dangling when both the mounts came loose. I also have the Floaty Backdoor attached as well.

Now I have an aluminum tripod mount located in the "holes/grill" area on the front near the handlebars. I have it bolted on with a SS bolt/SS washer/Rubber washers. Also used a drop of Blue LockTight to keep the bolt secure.

Today when I go to BestBuy, I'm going to buy the GoPro Handlebar Mount to mount on the seat grab bar. My roll bar mount is too big for the seat grab area. I'm also going to buy the GoPro Jaws Clamp to try on the seat grab bar as well, but I have my doubts it'll stay put, but it's worth a try.
 

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Super Awesome shots!!!!

Good luck keeping the GoPro sticky mounts on the Spark. I've put 2 of the sticky mounts on my Spark and left them on for 4 days here in Georgia during 95-100* weather to get an excellent bond. While just doing "normal riding" and jumping small waves they stay on & work perfect. But the moment you start jumping big waves and landing down hard from the waves, they BOTH came off. As always, I use the tether mount so the GoPro was dangling when both the mounts came loose. I also have the Floaty Backdoor attached as well.

Now I have an aluminum tripod mount located in the "holes/grill" area on the front near the handlebars. I have it bolted on with a SS bolt/SS washer/Rubber washers. Also used a drop of Blue LockTight to keep the bolt secure.

Today when I go to BestBuy, I'm going to buy the GoPro Handlebar Mount to mount on the seat grab bar. My roll bar mount is too big for the seat grab area. I'm also going to buy the GoPro Jaws Clamp to try on the seat grab bar as well, but I have my doubts it'll stay put, but it's worth a try.

The GoPro jaw clamps is definitely not going to fall off. They're pretty strong! I have one my self with the goose neck mount aswell attached to the seat grab and have never had any problems except for the goose neck bending a little when landing hard from a wave


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