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The DogBone - a very versatile mount!

Discussion in 'Dog Bone' started by Rob Appleby, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Rob Appleby

    Rob Appleby New Member

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    So what is the DogBone?... It’s a foam covered tubular mount with a 1” RAM ball at either end (hence the ‘DogBone’ name!). At a glance it doesn’t appear to be much, but with a little thought it’s an incredibly versatile piece of kit. I swapped the 1” ball for a 1.5” ball at one end, purely as I’d run out of 1” RAM double sockets. I also felt this would potentially increase its rigidity when mounted in certain positions. As much as I used a RAM ball mount, it’s possible to swap the mount to make it compatible with the GearTrac, MightyMount, etc. I know, I said that for the PanFish range as well, ingenious or what!

    I decided to have a play using a MightyMount with a 1.5” ScrewBall installed.

    The DogBone was attached to this with the aid of a 1.5” RAM double socket. So how did this all work out?. Great!, hopefully the photos below should explain my setup reasonably well.

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    I really love the underwater position shown below!. With the upper RAM mounted loosely tightened the camera is easily rotated to any chosen position, full 360 degree coverage!.

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    From the photos above it can be seen that with a little thought when positioning it, the DogBone can be cover many potential angles!. I’ve only experimented mounting it in a MightyMount, placing it in the GearTrac will no doubt open up yet more possibilities.
     
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  2. n2bassfishing

    n2bassfishing New Member

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    Great review Rob. Can't wait to get my hands on one of these to do some under water shots.
     
  3. Rob Appleby

    Rob Appleby New Member

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    Me neither!. I just picked up another GoPro HD with an EyeofMine underwater housing. That's me set video wise, there's no more room for expansion without seriously upsetting my good wife! :rolleyes:
     
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    n2bassfishing New Member

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    I understand. I just ordered my Go Pro 2 yesterday.
     
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    Thats sick.. i just sent you, luther, and jose an email.. i was wanting to beef up the PanFish like how you did with the DogBone with 1.5 Ram Ball on the bottom of the PanFish and connected to a Mighty Mount and a threaded 1.5 Ram Ball... super cool...
     
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    I think this is a great GoPro set up, can't wait to try it out. I'm also going to try and mount the Dog Bone on a Panfish for better extension and articulation.
     
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  7. SHRED

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    Do you have any videos we can view from the first pictured angle or any using strictly the dogbone?

    thanks
     

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