Easy DIY GoPro Pole Mount

By William L Huffman
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I wanted to get a better view off the deck of the sailboat so I went searching for a pole mount for my GoPro camera.
After reviewing all of the different pole mounts available for the GoPro camera, I decided it would be easier and a lot cheaper to make my own out of an old ski pole. Most of the pole mounts I found online were priced anywhere from $30 to $60.
In this post I will tell you what tools, accessories and steps that are required to make your very own inexpensive GoPro pole mount.

Tools & Equipment required:

Old ski pole
GoPro thumb knob
1/8 Nut & bolt
Drill
Hacksaw
Electrical tape

Hacksaw, drill, GoPro camera, GoPro thumb knob, 1/8 screw, ski pole

Hacksaw, drill, GoPro camera, GoPro thumb knob, 1/8 screw, ski pole

GoPro thumb knob

GoPro thumb knob

GoPro Camera & ski pole

GoPro Camera & ski pole

Use the hack saw to cut your desired length

Use the hack saw to cut your desired length

Drill a hole through the end of the pole

Drill a hole through the end of the pole

Insert GoPro thumb knob into the end of pole, align with drilled holes

Insert GoPro thumb knob into the end of pole, align with drilled holes and insert screw. Wrap electrical tape around the end of the screw.

Attach GoPro to thumb knob with the nut & bolt

Attach GoPro housing to thumb knob with the nut & bolt

By following the simple steps I laid out, you will be able to create a cheap but useful GoPro accessory.
The DIY pole mount is great for getting an overhead perspective while walking with a group, excellent for skiing and perfect for those hard to reach shots on the boat.
-William L Huffman

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