Years ago I got tired of hitting my GoPro on the ceiling of the airplane and decided that there had to be a better way to capture video skydiving. Now many years later the products are well tested, solved many problems, and most importantly look good. A big thanks to Kevin Hockett for helping fund the research and development of this camera mount. Please remember this technically still a prototype, however, it has proven it’s self on many skydives.
GoPro Low Profile Mounting Buckle – Required
In both of the two images above, on the right is the required ‘GoPro Low Profile Mounting Buckle’. On the left is the standard GoPro mounting buckle. The Spartan Chin requires the GoPro ‘Low Profile Mounting Buckle’ for proper installation. On Amazon.com Prime, the official ‘GoPro Low Profile Mounting Buckle’ is included with the “GoPro Grab Bag” and only costs $14. Also, I highly recommend only purchasing official GoPro products. I have found that knock-off GoPro parts fail to meet the necessary tolerances and quality standards that the official GoPro parts more than exceed. Expect issues like sloppy mounting, weaker plastic, and difficultly removing the camera from the frames with the cheaper knock-offs GoPro mounting buckles and skeleton frames.