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Product Review – RAD3K Camera Mount Kits

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RAD3K is a company founded by our friend and fellow action sports photo/video guy Stephen Clark. The idea behind the company and its products is to allow powersports users to put their POV cameras to use in more interesting ways than traditional helmet mounts.

The products in RAD3K’s various offerings are based on the RAM Mount system which utilizes a ball and clamp assembly that can be pointed and rotated in virtually any direction. We tested the PRO Kit, which comes nicely packaged in roll up bag that can be tucked into a sled’s storage compartment or into a wearable backpack or hydration pack.

This kit includes two different sized u-bolt base mounts for irregular surfaces and a flange mount with a 9mm hole that can be bolted to any small flat surface. Two clamps, approximately 3.5” and 5” center to center are used to bridge the rigid mounted ball on your sled, bike or whatever, to an also included ball that attaches directly to your camera.

RPM_3969As is the norm around here, we mounted  our rig in the most extreme place possible, the front bumper of Lincoln Lemieux’s Pro Open racer at the Shakopee, Minnesota round of AMSOIL Championship Snocross.  Lemieux’s team is backed by GoPro so we figured if it didn’t work, they’d probably have an extra camera around.

Within a half a lap of practice we were questioning our decision as we watched the sled take a beating on the big Canterbury course, but each time Lemieux came around the setup was still intact and after watching the video back, it never budged once.

The PRO Kit retails for $110 and is the way to go. However, RAD3K also offers a Lite Kit and individual components, including a chest harness, suction mount and extension arms.

To learn more, go to www.RAD3k.com or call 208-681-7207