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    Helmet mounted Gopro

    Preliminary results indicate that Michael Shumaker's injury may have been caused by or exacerbated by the wearing of a Gopro on his helmet. If this is the case would it make you reconsider wearing a Gopro on the helmet? I pretty much quit because the video made me nauseous every time I checked my mirrors

    What are your thoughts...

    Here is a short article

    http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/13/m...et-cam-report/
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    EJ basically did this with his contour and he didn't die. i wont wear a GoPro on my head anyways, to much wind drag.
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    i can easily see how a gopro mount could make a focal point for force in a collision the helmet wasnt designed for. im sure helmet designers take into account the fact that not everything the helmet comes in contact with during a collision is going to be flat and broad like the ground in general. things like the odd pointed boulder or roadside hazard im sure are considered. i doubt the design around the concept of having externally mounted hardware though. even if they take into account things like pointed rocks that might make a pinpointed attack on your helmet arent going to be the same as something already mounted to the shell of a helmet.

    i cant see it as being anything to do with gopro in terms of liability. i think if you alter the shell of your helmet in any way you kinda hafta expect it to also affect its integrity. or at least i would. i would think any modifications done by me would be my own responsibility.

    i would think a company like gopro also considers safety and the effect the equipment they make has on their intended mounting locations.

    personally i dont think i would mount anything to my helmet. i understand the importance of using that piece of equipment exactly how it was intended to be used.
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    Now would be a good time to buy GOPRO stock. It's at a low point and will rebound as soon as people forget about this incident.
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    Ive always thought that it wasent a good idea. Just because it could twist your head if the mount hit 1st.

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    I always thought crashing just wasn't much of a good idea from the start.
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