When it comes to skydivers wanting to slap a small format camera (GoPro) onto their body there are two statements that I hear far too often, either of which could have resulted in this incident being an injury or fatality.
But it will just break off
I’ll just forget it’s there
Do you jump a GoPro? Have you ever said one of these lines? I invite you to pause for a moment and watch this video.
This is an excellent learning aid on many fronts. I want to highlight and reinforce what this video can teach us about two very important realities of small format cameras in skydiving. (these are not the only lessons to learn from this video, just two that I want to point out)
1) The GoPro mount did not break.
Let that sink in for a minute.