I enjoy many kinds of outdoor adventures; trail running, camping, kayaking, hiking etc. I am also passionate about videography and video editing (I run my own small Video Production business here). So whenever I manage to get away for a little “adventure” I make sure I take a few cameras with to document the fun.
Often I am on my own on these shoots so it can be a bit tricky to execute the filming process well; it usually means running ahead to set up a tripod and then retracing my steps, or holding a camera in one hand while I run/paddle/climb with the other. Obviously these excursions were crying out for a selfie stick to be added to my equipment and fortunately OutdoorPR sent me the XShot Sport GoPro Pole to review; it is the most advanced action sports camera pole available.
It is of excellent quality, really sturdy and made with alimunim components. It is completely waterproof (including Salt-Water Resistant) and even has a water drainage port at the bottom.
It comes with a variety of mounting options including accommodating almost any cellphone. A cool feature that suits me nicely is that the handle contains an extra accessory mount. This means that I can screw the pole into one of my other tripods to give me a unique shot from a really high angle. You can view or purchase the Sport Pole, and its other variations here.
Here is a quick video I made of the XShot Sport Pole:
I like the speedy, simple lock/unlock feature of the pole; all you have to do is push down on the top and turn the handle clockwise to extend it and reverse the procedure and collapse it, which is excellent when you need to start filming in a hurry.
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Here are the official specs of the XShot Sport Pole:
Built for action sports filming.
- Twist-locking Shaft with Quick Release
- Salt-Water Resistant Hard Anodized Aluminum Shaft (ATSM B117-11)
- Anodized Aluminum Thumbscrew
- Anodized Aluminum Lock Ring Fixtures & Tether Point
- Reinforced Polycarbonate GoPro®
- Extra Sports Camera Tether Points for Added Security
- Adjustable Paracord Lanyard
- Water Drainage Port for Easy Cleaning
- Textured Non-Slip Grip
- 1/4” Accessory Mount on Bottom of Handle
- Works with Any Camera type or Phone