Is it me, or are the Gopro POV videos just INCREDIBLY BORING...?


29 replies to this topic
  • Kah Ran Nee

Posted April 29, 2012 - 06:28 PM

#1

I want to see the bike, the rider, the terrain, the suspenison in action.

  • corndog

Posted April 29, 2012 - 06:38 PM

#2

Sounds like you need a few more GoPro's...

  • RiderX

Posted April 29, 2012 - 07:03 PM

#3

I like them depending on the mounting position/angle. Especially in porn.

  • BDubb106

Posted April 29, 2012 - 07:03 PM

#4

Its alot harder to get footage like that because you need someone else to tape you. I personally find GoPro footage more interesting. Esp the fast guys, you can watch the clutch and throttle work, and imagine what it would be like to be that fast in their shoes. Pretty cool IMO.

  • Die_trying

Posted April 29, 2012 - 07:54 PM

#5

yes. When i watch helmet cam videos i find my self skipping a lot of it or only watching for a lap/short section.

it is cool to watch the fast guys from first person, but i would usually rather watch a third person video so i can really see what their doing like said above.

I like helmet cam a lot better if it's someone following right behind somebody. It's fun for everybody but the fast guy in a group of friends because no one can keep up to video.

Edited by Die_trying, April 29, 2012 - 07:56 PM.


  • Sierra_rider

Posted April 29, 2012 - 08:06 PM

#6

I really only enjoy watching the video if it was a race/ride that I was at. Otherwise I find myself only watching for a minute or 2.

  • infamy

Posted April 29, 2012 - 11:10 PM

#7

just a vid of riding with no one infront is kind of boring... i like watching races where a good rider gets a bad start and works his way through the pack.

heres a great one of daron rahlves racing the catalina grandprix

http://contour.com/s...h-daron-rahlves

heres one of me gettin a crappy start at glen helen and trying to work my way through the pack.



  • Slackkinhard

Posted April 29, 2012 - 11:20 PM

#8

I love this milsaps vid....following poto...at least for a little while....then boring.


Edited by Slackkinhard, April 29, 2012 - 11:22 PM.


  • vespucci

Posted April 30, 2012 - 09:59 AM

#9

Yep ,I find it gets boring

  • MrBlahh

Posted April 30, 2012 - 10:09 AM

#10

I like to see more than the tip of the helmet or the tip of the fender

with the bars in view it gives a lot better perspective of what's going on

  • Slackkinhard

Posted April 30, 2012 - 10:36 AM

#11

I like to see other riders in the view

  • matt3357

Posted April 30, 2012 - 04:40 PM

#12

Because most people directly upload video without just editing the highlights

  • coalt45

Posted April 30, 2012 - 04:56 PM

#13

I like to see what I could ride like one day it gives me hope. haha Like others have said I like where you can see everything the corner, the jump the rider everything else there is but like mentioned you need at least 1 other person and that means they gotta stop ridding for a little bit.

  • 640AK

Posted April 30, 2012 - 09:43 PM

#14

I like to post videos of really slow guys riding in the lamest fashion on weird bikes. That's what the entire Enduro Alaska series is about.

Why be bored watching the fast guys?



Regards,

Mr. BigWheel

P.S.: extensive use of POV cams are usually an indication of the laziest of editors

  • America151

Posted April 30, 2012 - 10:44 PM

#15

Yeah it sucks when see whats going on, i like running mounts on the side of the helmet so you can see more of whats going on

  • dillonater

Posted April 30, 2012 - 10:50 PM

#16

lol sick snow bike. ^

  • Bturner

Posted May 03, 2012 - 04:42 PM

#17

just a vid of riding with no one infront is kind of boring... i like watching races where a good rider gets a bad start and works his way through the pack.

heres a great one of daron rahlves racing the catalina grandprix

http://contour.com/s...h-daron-rahlves

heres one of me gettin a crappy start at glen helen and trying to work my way through the pack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlUfNZDSwDw&list=UUghLjz__zH5T7xLsdmBpkig&index=4&feature=plcp


Lol at the guy under his bike and you looking back :banghead: 1:06

  • RedRider31

Posted May 03, 2012 - 06:44 PM

#18

Because most people directly upload video without just editing the highlights

ding! ding! ding!!!!

Exactly! I don't want to see 10 minutes of the same thing with no breaks; edit your vids.

  • Premixer112

Posted May 03, 2012 - 08:13 PM

#19

I don't think the POV view is boring, I think it's quite interesting to watch actually just to see how other people ride. But I've been wanting to try different mounts lately, and here's one that I did last weekend; front fender mount:



  • MINGHAG

Posted May 03, 2012 - 09:23 PM

#20

I hate that clicking sound some of them make, like scratching a chalkboard to me.





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