Top critical review
A lot more work and not a good feel. (updated from 2 to 3.5 stars)
on November 13, 2014
As a mount it seems OK but some significant issues so far.
Bought this along with my first ever GoPro, and I bought a GoPro brand tripod adapter all in the same order. Here are the 2 things that cause the 2 star rating.
1. Huge difference between the way the camera mounts in this vs the OEM product. In the GoPro tripod mount (and mounts that come with the GoPro) the screw slips right in up to the nut, then you tighten. On this Akron mount, because of alignment issues, you have to basically screw it all the way in. A lot more work and not a good feel.
2. The nut and screw stripped their threads in the first use. I am guessing super cheap metal. I had to replace the screw and nut from one of the OEM mounts in the kit to make it work. That did not solve problem #1.
Will try some real use this weekend and try to update with performance once the camera is mounted
Went to Sea World last weekend and used this for exactly what I bought it for. My daughter and I went on Journey to Atlantis and used this to quickly strap the gopro to the rail in front of us to film her reactions. Worked perfectly for that. It's a little stiff, and a little hard to take off, but worked like a charm over a big grab rail on the front of the ride. Did not move at all so the video came out great. If they could fix the problems above, this would be 5 stars.