17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Handy GoPro mount but the tether came off!
, June 30, 2013
This review is from: GoPole Reach - 14-40" Extension Pole for GoPro Cameras GPR-9 (Accessory)
I bought the GoPole Reach for a snorkeling trip to Cozumel. It worked really well and then the tether came off and I see no way to securely reattach it. Thankfully I didn't drop it because the water I was in was far too deep for recovery by snorkel. It helped me get some really nice video, but once the tether came off I no longer wanted to use it unless I was in really shallow water. Of all things that NEED to be right on this pole, the tether is probably the most critical. Very unsettling when you have an expensive camera mounted on the end.
One other thing is that when the camera is tilted 90° it's not a true 90° and it points upward a few degrees, causing many shots to be too high. It's kind of hard to compensate for this under water and several videos were shot too high. It seems like such an easy fix if GoPole would correct this in manufacturing. I'm not sure how they can not see this.
Because of the broken tether and not a true 90° tilt I'm giving it 3 stars. This shouldn't discourage you from buying one though. It's nice piece of equipment and I'm hoping GoPro will have a solution to the detached tether. I've emailed their support and am awaiting a reply.
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