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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2014
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First of all, I'm a downhill mtb racer, dirt jumper, surfer, skateboarder, moto rider, and I'm a weekend off-roader. When I read these reviews I was actually surprised at all the complaining of the pole spin (yes there is pole spin after using it for awhile), but even when it does start happening, it's such an easy fix. All you need to do is take a set of pliers, and clamp the tops of each slider on both sides just a tiny bit (this will tighten them up making them harder to slide and they will no longer twist. Other than that one simple issue, this monopod is pretty damn good for your money. I beat the living hell out of mine, and it's still going strong. I use mine with a gopro hero 3+ and have had absolutely no problems with mine (after tightening the sliders). The adjustability on this monopod is actually really good, Full 360 degree rotation on the top piece (that's what the little nob up top is for), and 180 degree of angle adjustment. Works great, it's cheap, and looks decent. I would give it a 4.5 out of 5 just because of the pole twist issue, but I went ahead and gave it 5 stars because I'm very pleased with how this monopod has worked out for me.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2013
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Do not think to buy this Monopod. It is really a waste of money. I had an Xshot before ( it was good ) and when I saw this one with its price I decided to try it.
When i received them I mounted my gopro camera and when I wanted to take pictures it rotates 180 down due to gravity!. Although the camera is a very light weight but it could not be stable.
Even if I extend the Monobod all the way it still rotates the camera up side down.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2013
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the monopod pole is not very good. but i guess it was cheap so kinda makes up for it. the tripod mount was pretty good though. when using it the individual poles that extend slide around from side to side. ( not in and out). also the camera gets loose after some use so the camera doesnt stay secured.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2014
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it fulfilled the task i needed it to, but i think i would rather just spend the extra money for the gopole reach, it seems much more durable. I'll just break down my pros and cons of this product so I can hopfully help you decide:
Pros:
- its not flimsy as it may appear
- its small and compact when its collapsed, but it can be extended out pretty far and quite quickly
- its easy to use and you can lock the GoPro in a secure position pretty well
Cons:
- the piece that connects to the GoPro is not made to exactly the correct dimensions making it a little bit of a struggle to put you go pro in it. (this sounds like no big deal at all, and i thought so too, but then i broke off the piece that the nut is attached to, its still works, just not as well)
- plastic pieces are not very strong ( as i said in the one before this, I broke a piece off while trying to attached my GoPro)
- while its not flimsy, it is still not completely rigid when fully extended, so I would be afraid to us this in the water or on bumpy terrain that might knock it around
- if you apply a force on the GoPro, such as move the pole up and down relatively quickly, the GoPro will rotate slitely

So those are my pros and cons, I would not recommend this product to anyone unless they can make the connecting piece to the correct dimensions, thus relieving any problems of it breaking. However, besides that its not a bad product and will do the job you need it for as long as your not being too rough with it. I would recommend just buying something for rugid such as the gopole as I stated earlier.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2013
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Monopod seems OK. Previous reviews about the camera being loose is just because the user did not tighten the screws enough. However, the unit does not come with the screw needed to mount the camera to the monopod, a serious fault of the company. I happen to have one from another mount I bought but beware if you don't have an extra screw...you will be screwed!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2013
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Bought this for my Gopro Hero 3. When the monopod is fully extended in a horizontal position with the camera on top, the extension turns and the camera ends up upside down. Perhaps if you were trying to use this item as a periscope it might work. Too much hassle to return it so now it sits in a drawer waiting for my latest thrift store donation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2014
Has some surface rust after taking it in ocean one time even with washing it off. I never had any issues with it spinning the camera underneath it except for when it was wet and it would spin because the grip was wet. Can't beat it for $12
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2014
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Great pric, very easy to attach. Fast delivery. Store's in case easily. I recommend this product to everyone with a GoPro camera.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2014
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When I got it I was quite excited but after a few months, things have been falling apart, from small cracks that makes the stick not be strong enough and the camera falls or it's not at the right angle and it keeps moving. For the price, not bad, but it needs some design improvements
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on September 15, 2014
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It is what it is, a cheap alternative to the GoPro similar product. I basically just wanted the tripod attachment and said, "what the heck" why not pay a few dollars more and get the telescoping hand held product also. It comes with a small pouch which the device doesn't fit as it is too long for the pouch but maybe it will be of use for something else. Other posters say that with use it becomes to unstable to hold the camera upright but I can see where that problem can be fixed easily with small modifications.

All in all if you want a quality product I would recommend the OEM GoPro monopod device over this one but if you can use this very cheap alternative then buy this product. Just don't expect it to last long for the extreme uses of the GoPro camera.
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