6X Wakeboard World Champion Julia Rick has joined the Pro Standard GoPro Accessories Ambassador program. We're super stoked to have such an amazing athlete using Pro Standard mounts to chronicle her adventures.
Follow @julia_rick on Instagram, to get an idea of how amazing she is.
"I think I have found the THE best thing that can happen to a GoPro EVER!"
"Simple and brilliant! If I had to choose between the best GoPro gimbal on the market or a set of ProStandard 360 Quick Connect mounts I would take the mounts. It`s insane how just a tiny bit of “plastic” can be such a game changer. I think ProStandard is on the right track and the same goes for the Grill Mount – the simplest of things can be the most genius."
GoPro Essentials just test drove the 360 Quick Connect GoPro Mounting System and straight up loved it. Couldn't stop raving about it really. If you'd like to read the full review, click the photo for the link.
"Let me paint you a picture(Imagine this in a black and white TV-Shop`like clip in your head) – You are riding down a nice snowy hill on a snowboard and you have your GoPro attached to your board. You suddenly reach a clearance with amazing sunset view and you want to take a selfie with the pole you have in your backpack. You take off your gloves and try to loosen the GoPro screw but your fingers are stiff from the cold. Once you get the screw loose you send an eternity unscrewing it completely and then screwing the GoPro to the pole. Meanwhile, your fingers are freezing off and a big-ass cloud has covered the setting sun – the moment is gone and you will never get that shot.
This is probably THE biggest nuisance when it comes to action cameras – the screw system is cumbersome and takes way too much time to operate.
The ProStandard 360 Quick Connect is hands down the fastest system to switch your GoPro between different mounts."
How secure the ProStandard 360 Quick Connect really is?
This was probably my main concern because I wanted to put the mounts through a rough test. I have broken GoPro original mounts before and actually lost a GoPro in the sea. I had the camera attached to the GoPro adhesive mount and the mount pretty much shattered on a really hard landing and this was the end of my HERO3.
So I took some extra precautions (used the back door floater) and started doing some high jumps and hot landings where I deliberately landed hard and kept the board really flat to the water on the impact to create as much force as possible. (My knees and heels will not thank me for this)
I threw in some crashes and dragged the board under water just for the lulz and the I am happy to report that I still have my GoPro and the mounts took the beating without any issues.
All the mounts are made of polycarbonate formulation that ProStandard calls Holycarbonate because it`s just that strong.
One other cool thing is that the mount that slips into the GoPro Quick mount is that the 360 Quick Connect Cleat Connect has an integrated rubber guard that slips into the connector keeping dirt away and making it more secure.
ProStandard 360 Quick Connect – Final Verdict
Simple and brilliant! If i had to choose between the best GoPro gimbal on the market or a set of ProStandard 360 Quick Connect mounts I would take the mounts. It`s insane how just a tiny bit of “plastic” can be such a game changer. I think ProStandard is on the right track and the same goes for the Grill mount – the simplest of things can be the most genius.
A friend sent me the link to the latest episode of Los Buscagigantes and it's off the hook. The GoPro shot of Ramon Navarro using the Grill Mount at 6:17 is awesome. It shows how easy it is to transition the Grill Mount from mouth mount to hand held and get footage that is all time. The curve in the spine was designed to seat itself in your hand and give clearance to grab it from your mouth. It also puts your GoPro in the perfect position for the smoothest footage.
Rodrigo Farias Moreno posts up about the video.
One more trip to the island of fantasy, to finally meet with epic conditions. Ramon Navarro was not only there to tell them, but to share them with the new generations of big wave surfing.
Rodrigo Farias Moreno
It's a pretty mind-bending process when you stop and think how Amazon gets your order to you. Here's their Kiva-Broll robots hard at work deep in the bowels of the Amazon warehouse.
Grill Mount 2.0 Upgrades From Grill Mount 1.0
We've taken all the input from our team of ambassadors to make the Grill Mount 2.0 even better than the original Grill Mount.
Virtually Indestructible Holy Carbonate Construction
Ken's been searching for two years for the perfect polycarbonate plastic to make our new parts out of. It needed to flex instead of shatter. It needed to be impervious to cold or temperature changes and most of all it had to be the most durable plastic we could find. We couldn't find a plastic that met our specific design parameters. So we created our own. Craig Gauld our engineer worked with our plastic supplier to create Holycarbonate. The plastic is ridiculous. After trying to break it and being unable to do so one of us exclaimed, "Holy Carbonate Batman!" And so a name and a legend was born. Holycarbonate, the strongest most durable highest quality plastic ever used for GoPro mounts and accessories.
Marine Grade Stainless Steel Hardware
If you are like us you are so sick of looking for that damn acorn nut. So we designed our own marine grade micro t-nut to replace the acorn nut. Super smooth, and light and because it's the highest grade available of stainless steel, it will never rust. That doesn't mean you shouldn't rinse your gear when you get out of the ocean. If you don't rinse your GoPro, the GoPro bolt will rust.
Changed Injection Point For a Stronger Part
The Grill Mount 2.0 mold had the injection point changed so that the 2.0 would be wayyyyyy stronger. Now during manufacturing, the Holycarbonate flows in only one direction - from the tip of the tines instead of splitting in two directions from the injection point on the spine in the Grill Mount 1.0. With the new injection point as the hot plastic flows through the mold, there is no seam where the plastic might meet and not bond perfectly creating a weak spot for the Grill Mount to break on.
The new injection point means there is nowhere at the thinnest part of the mount for impact stress to focus on and create a weak spot. If you are a bodyboarder that snapped a Grill Mount when you were out getting whomped, you know how great this upgrade is. Good luck breaking the 2.0. If you do manage to somehow break it, let us know, the Grill Mount 1.0 and 2.0 have a lifetime warranty.
We're pleased to announce that the Grill Mount 2.0 is coming next week. The new Grill Mount features all new Holycarbonate construction for a virtually indestructible mount. If you bodyboard and have come down hard on your airs, you already know how great this is.
The other change is we've finally gotten rid of the damn acorn nut and changed to the same design Micro T-Nut that we are using in the Super-Visor low profile under visor mount and 360 Quick Connect. Our Micro T-Nut is made of the highest quality Marine Grade Stainless Steel. 316 grade stainless. Now you don't have to worry about rusting or losing anything when you change between the Grill Mount and other GoPro mounts and accessories in your collection. You still need to rinse your Grill Mount and GoPro after any session in salt water because the GoPro bolt will rust.
We will be shipping all Grill Mount orders placed as of today Grill Mount 2.0 versions of the mount as soon as they arrive next week. So if you order before then you will notice a slight delay in our shipping your order.
The photo is a mock up of what the new Grill Mount 2.0 looks like.
Thanks for all the support,