Go Dad!

A couple of months ago, I mentioned that I’d seen a lad at the skate park with a rather useful looking camcorder handle. I decided that something similar would be really handy for filming snowboarding, so decided that I’d sort something out before I go away.

Well my dad has gone and beat me to it 🙂

Check this out, simple but effective!

Not bad, eh? I’m going to be constructing one this weekend, but I won’t be using an additional strap – I don’t think it’s needed. I’m expecting these handles to work really well… I’ll review them after use.

I’ve done quite a bit of snowboarding with my dad – which I think is pretty cool. It’s good to be able to share something like this; something I enjoy so much. We actually learned at the same time, although I’d say our respective curves were a little different 🙂

Some of you will know that my old man is going to be shredding with us in the Portes Du Soleil in a couple of weeks time. Well he hasn’t stopped with a camera handle… fresh for this season he’s hooked up a vehicle for half of the group to make the road trip from North East England to Morzine. Naturally the regular seats have been removed in favour of Recaros.

He loves snowboarding. Go dad!


  • Reply April 13, 2010


    What a great idea! How does it attach? Or is it only handheld?

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    Do you mean, how does it attach to the camera? It just uses a screw in the standard tripod mount…I can’t wait to try it out!

  • Reply April 13, 2010


    Very Cool, and not a bad idea at all. Now all that’s left is to shoot some great footage!

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    I’ve now made a slightly different model myself… hopefully some good footage will follow 🙂

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