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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmb View Post
    Boke down and bought the GoPro Hero 3 Silver yesterday. Bought the roll bar mount and got it installed on the tower. Can't wait to get out and really try it.
    Gopro's are great but you will be disapointed with a gopro mounted on your tower.......there is no zoom and 60+ feet is a long way back.
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    Is the Black edition really worth the $100 more? I'm going to buy a GoPro here soon but I'm not sure which one to get...


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    If you need to get the WiFi remote, you may as well go with the black. It comes with it. It does not with the others. If you have a smart phone you can control it with that and then you don't need the remote. I have the Silver and it looks good to me. WiFi remote is $80.00.
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    Black has a much higher frame rate, like double that of the next model down. This will make slow motion shots much smoother and clearer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmb View Post
    If you need to get the WiFi remote, you may as well go with the black. It comes with it. It does not with the others. If you have a smart phone you can control it with that and then you don't need the remote. I have the Silver and it looks good to me. WiFi remote is $80.00.
    Good thing about the remote is you can attach it to you life vest if you wanted to board with the camera mounted on the board oe your head. This way you can control it easy. I wouldn't want to take my smart phone in the water with me


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    What is the best way to mount the Goro on the wakeboard and ski? Not sure which way to do this.
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    They sell a mount that screws to a wake board using the fin screws on the board and its rigid so the camera won't move if you land hard. Or you can use the adhesive style mounts.


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    OK - gonna pull the trigger on the Go Pro this week. Still can't decide if the extra $100 is worth it for the Black over the Silver with an extra 2nd battery? Input?
    I lean towards the Black Surf package for $399 because I don't want to "wish I'd gone" that route but really is the WiFi remote worth the extra cash? Heard that with Wifi enabled the battery drains extremely fast and that the batt life is not very good as it is when not using wifi?? So maybe the silver with 2 batts is better?
    Also heard about the freeze up issue and that has me worried a bit?
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    I personally love my Silver. Even edited some video with it. Unless you are hardcore into recording 1080, you may be ok with just the silver. You can always get a wifi remote for it later, but yes Wifi does drain the battery faster than normal use.. I've also heard of the freezing issues with the black. I'd get the remote too personally as you can wear it on your wrist and it's waterproof. That way you don't have an entire video of you boarding to just warm up to bust out that trick you want on film and have to wait 5 minutes to see it. HOWEVER with that said, your iphone or ipod with wifi capability can do the same thing the remote does. And it can be controlled from the boat while your on the board.

    Also, the Black does have a faster burst mode, so if you like taking those burst shots, then Black may be a way to roll. Black is also 12MP vs the 11mp of the silver.
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    The main advantage with the black IMO is the higher frame rate at 720p. Being about to record at 120 fps will make awesome and smooth slow motion shots


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