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#1 paintballer9898s

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:13 PM

will my gopro hero camera get screwed up if it is ever shot by a paintball? i want to use it in 2 weeks when i play i just dont want to risk my gopro.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:24 PM

will my gopro hero camera get screwed up if it is ever shot by a paintball? i want to use it in 2 weeks when i play i just dont want to risk my gopro.


Provided you have that plastic case that goes over it, it won't mess anything up. My buddy uses his all the time!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:25 PM

Go pros are designed to take a beating. I have dropped my go pro from the roof of my house when I was trying to film the firework and it was just fine.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 10:26 PM

Thanks ill get some fottage and upload! :)

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:40 PM

considering my friend gets paid to blow these cameras up by the government, they take a hell of a beating. he has also shot a paintball directly into the camera with zero side effects,
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:44 PM

I still don't understand why everyone is so enamored with the GoPro though.

The ContourROAM HD is more compact, cheaper, & just as durable without a case.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:58 PM

considering my friend gets paid to blow these cameras up by the government, they take a hell of a beating. he has also shot a paintball directly into the camera with zero side effects,

What? WTF does he do for a living!?!?!!!

all my legos are stored at my parents hose... so that wont be happening....

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:48 PM


considering my friend gets paid to blow these cameras up by the government, they take a hell of a beating. he has also shot a paintball directly into the camera with zero side effects,

What? WTF does he do for a living!?!?!!!


weapons testing for the military, you name it hes shot it and broke it.
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:39 AM



considering my friend gets paid to blow these cameras up by the government, they take a hell of a beating. he has also shot a paintball directly into the camera with zero side effects,

What? WTF does he do for a living!?!?!!!


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:04 AM

I still don't understand why everyone is so enamored with the GoPro though.

The ContourROAM HD is more compact, cheaper, & just as durable without a case.


because some people use it for others sports and it gets better footage imo.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:06 AM




considering my friend gets paid to blow these cameras up by the government, they take a hell of a beating. he has also shot a paintball directly into the camera with zero side effects,

What? WTF does he do for a living!?!?!!!


weapons testing for the military, you name it hes shot it and broke it.


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:04 PM


I still don't understand why everyone is so enamored with the GoPro though.

The ContourROAM HD is more compact, cheaper, & just as durable without a case.


because some people use it for others sports and it gets better footage imo.


Is that just conjecture or is there a faster frame rate on the GoPro?

Your experience might also have to do with the way the video is written onto the SD card for the Contour. If you had anything lower than a Class IV card, it probably had troubles writing data quickly enough to the card, resulting in a lower quality final production.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:14 PM

If you had anything lower than a Class IV card, it probably had troubles writing data quickly enough to the card, resulting in a lower quality final production.


This is why I shelled out the cash for a class 10.


The only thing I would recommend is buying a lens replacement kit, it will come in handy. I was at the local pool (not filming hot girls) and my lens got scratched from it rubbing on the bottom of the pool. If a paintball hits the lens directly, it might scratch the lens.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:22 PM


If you had anything lower than a Class IV card, it probably had troubles writing data quickly enough to the card, resulting in a lower quality final production.


This is why I shelled out the cash for a class 10.


The only thing I would recommend is buying a lens replacement kit, it will come in handy. I was at the local pool (not filming hot girls) and my lens got scratched from it rubbing on the bottom of the pool. If a paintball hits the lens directly, it might scratch the lens.


You have a Contour? How do you like it?

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:23 PM

GoPro, sorry I did not specify

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:48 PM

GoPro, sorry I did not specify


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Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:38 AM

I am thinking about geting a GoPro to get some vids of the feild I play at and try to get the website some more trafic. Would you sugest a GoPro?

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:04 AM

I am thinking about geting a GoPro to get some vids of the feild I play at and try to get the website some more trafic. Would you sugest a GoPro?

yes i t has great quality and you can youse it for more than paintball and programing it is simple! but it is kindof heavy......

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:38 PM


I am thinking about geting a GoPro to get some vids of the feild I play at and try to get the website some more trafic. Would you sugest a GoPro?

yes i t has great quality and you can youse it for more than paintball and programing it is simple! but it is kindof heavy......

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:18 PM

It's not heavy at all. You can't even tell anything is on your head and doesnt effect performance or profile at all.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:08 PM

It's not heavy at all. You can't even tell anything is on your head and doesnt effect performance or profile at all.

if you have it on the side it does

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:12 AM

What is the best way to mount it

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:37 AM

I'm sure you've been told how durable the GoPro is already, but from experience I'll share some experience I have had with the camera from motocross. When we wear it on our helmets, we're constantly getting roosted by rocks and dirt, and I've never had to buy a new housing for the camera. So as far as getting hit by paintballs, you shouldn't have to worry about the camera getting ruined. Just keep the housing lenses clean and everything should be perfect! :)
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:19 AM

Our team photographer sometimes gives us his R7 camera whenever he wants some in game POV footage, and sometimes the gopro, and I've had both shot before and nothing went wrong at all.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:39 PM



considering my friend gets paid to blow these cameras up by the government, they take a hell of a beating. he has also shot a paintball directly into the camera with zero side effects,

What? WTF does he do for a living!?!?!!!


weapons testing for the military, you name it hes shot it and broke it.

A nokia. Your move government.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:35 PM




considering my friend gets paid to blow these cameras up by the government, they take a hell of a beating. he has also shot a paintball directly into the camera with zero side effects,

What? WTF does he do for a living!?!?!!!


weapons testing for the military, you name it hes shot it and broke it.

A nokia. Your move government.


um yea while nokia's are godlike, 40mm grenades tend to make them less of a phone and more of a dustpile.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

i still have my og gopro (back 480p days and NO WIDE ANGLE) and the thing still works like a champ! I highly recommend them!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

Hero 3 works fantastic, its annoying with the head strap if you want to wear a beanie or headwrap. I normally just barrel mount it with the handlebar mount, right up on the hopper. Its quite awkward for a pump tho.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

I'm not to sure where people tend to mount there GoPro's but I've seen numerous videos of people who mounted them behind their hopper's and all you see the whole video is a close up of a hopper. I'm surprised nobody ever uses the chest mount or even the head strap.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:43 PM

considering my friend gets paid to blow these cameras up by the government, they take a hell of a beating. he has also shot a paintball directly into the camera with zero side effects,


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

I don't see why more people don't use the Contour ROAM. It shoots great footage, it's not a fisheye (I hate fisheye on action cameras) it's just as durable as a GoPro but with a smaller profile.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

I don't see why more people don't use the Contour ROAM. It shoots great footage, it's not a fisheye (I hate fisheye on action cameras) it's just as durable as a GoPro but with a smaller profile.


I'm thinking of picking one up.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

I don't see why more people don't use the Contour ROAM. It shoots great footage, it's not a fisheye (I hate fisheye on action cameras) it's just as durable as a GoPro but with a smaller profile.


That's probably a smarter move for paintball. Better video from a distance, and slimmer.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:50 PM





considering my friend gets paid to blow these cameras up by the government, they take a hell of a beating. he has also shot a paintball directly into the camera with zero side effects,

What? WTF does he do for a living!?!?!!!


weapons testing for the military, you name it hes shot it and broke it.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:12 AM

ok, so yes the GoPro will be just fine taking a hit, mine has taken many! and with mounting it...pick up the handlebar/seatpost mount and put it on your barrel. If you done like it that way, put the handlebar mount around the feedneck and exten the camera out in front of your loader..hope this helps!




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