TESTED: RAD3K GOPRO MOUNTING KIT

   Words and photos: Simon Cudby

Words and photos: Simon Cudby

So you’ve got your new GoPro Hero5, and you’re looking for some more interesting angles than the helmet top view that has become the standard for action sports videos. Well look no further than the RAD3K kits. Based in Idaho, the RAD3K team has developed an easy way to spice up your ADV videos by offering a kit with all the trick mounts included.

Based on the RAM mount system, the Pro Kit has two different length RAM arms and three different ball mounting options including a GoPro mount, and two U-bolts, in a convenient roll bag that is about the size of a water bottle. The Lite Kit is a more basic kit that comes with a GoPro adapter, long extension arm and u-bolt mount.

We tried mounting the longer arm on the right side crash bar of our KTM 1190R, and we were happy to get some more interesting shots that had a more unique perspective than the helmet mount. It works well for both video shots and stills, although the video option really provides the better feel of the action.

The possibilities are now pretty endless when it comes to placing your GoPro. From the handlebars to the rear axle, the USA built RAD3K kit has all the mounting options covered. This is the first product system from RAD3K, but they are looking to expand their product line soon: “With media sharing and camera technology advancing at an alarming rate there is no telling what the future holds for RAD3K. But no matter where this goes, chances are we will always be enjoying the outdoors on power sport vehicles and documenting our footage.” More info www.rad3k.com MSRP: Pro Kit $110, Lite Kit $49.95

Chris Glaspell

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