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Helmet camera - unforeseen dangers

Steve Bullman

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Had this discussion with my better half this weekend after hearing the news of Schuey. Does make you think, the same with head torches as well? Anything placed on the helmet must compromise the crush compression qualities of the plastic and give an increased pressure of something falling upon it.


Maybe that head cam will have to wait. Or perhaps mounting on the side would be better? well less risky.

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I'm not following this at all.


How can a camera act like a hammer? Surely the rock is the hammer and the force is his head!


It's highly likely he had a GoPro on, I say this as he was skydiving in Spain weeks before and had a GoPro on. Assuming he did have his GoPro on, and hit his head square on a rock then the camera would either flex on its mounting, deflecting the blow by a very small percentage or compress. If it compressed then the case would shatter and the force of the rock would continue onto the helmet.


Sounds like the legal teams are sharpening their knives.

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It's an interesting one this. Everyone on the slopes and particularly the youngsters are donning helmets - even before the MS incident.


But, like everything in our now litigious world, ask a helmet manufacturer whether it's 'safe' to bolt on a GoPro style camera and whether they would be perfectly happy etc, etc and I reckon they'll run a mile.


And now it's broken out in the press, the next thing will be the winter sports insurance companies adding a caveat that 'your policy may be invalidated if'.......:001_huh:

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