"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.