Ed and I preview the Kayalu RAM camera mount before putting it to the saltwater test, using it to film The Blackburn Challenge.
I recently bought a Kodak zx-3 Playsport waterproof video camera. It was the camera that GMG contributor Adam Bolonsky used to tape this year’s Greasy Pole. When I found out that the camera was only $77 it was an absolute no-brainer.
Last week I used it to film my ride to Gloucester in this video-
As you can see in the video there is a decent amount of camera shake with it being hand held. I couldn’t use my Manfrotto Modopocket because that is made to sit on a flat surface.
So then I got to thinking about how much cool footage I could get if I outfitted one of my lobstermen with a saltwater resistant type camera and mount and I began my search. With some advice from Adam Bolonsky I discovered the Kayalu RAM suction mount which uses heavy duty marine grade materials throughout. A simple mount made from ordinary metal would be useless after it’s first use hitting saltwater.
We plan to use the Kaylau RAM saltwater camera mount with an 8 inch toughbar extension and the Kodak Playsport zx-3 to capture some footage attached to Ed’s Kayak for the Blackburn’s Challenge.
Here are some pictures-
I’m looking forward to seeing how it holds up. Look for our review post race. In teh meanwhile check out our preview here-
I put it on my Joey’s Approved Products page if you want to order one from Massachusetts based Kayalu