Light, Strong, and Endlessly Versatile, Flymount original is the perfect action camera mount for your foil windsurfing sessions!
Flymount has become the go-to mount for advanced amateurs and professionals across the world, from action video teams to top competitors, and I was keen on testing it out myself and sharing my thoughts with Windfoil Zone’s readers.
I just received the Flymount action camera mount to test and review, and here are my first thoughts after adapting the Flymount to my Gopro:
Flymount, one of the best GoPro mount for windsurfing
Flymount is the longest established and most evolved mount for windsurfers. Launched in 2006, and continuously evolving in order to remain one of the very best action camera mounts on the market today. Flymount is manufactured in the UK, but designed and refined in France, Tarifa, and Hawaii.
My initial impressions when I received the parcel was that the Flymount is much smaller than what I had expected. It is packed in a small box, together with USB cable and a small leash to install on the camera.
How does Flymount work?
The system is quite simple: you only need to tighten the screw, and the rounded opening gets easily attached around your boom or your mast. You should make sure not to tighten it too hard though, as the pressure could easily wreck your boom or your mast. The leash is only a security to avoid losing your camera in the water. Though this is very unlikely to happen, unless you hit a rock!
Here is a great video presenting the Flymount and its versatility:
Flymount's key features
Durable: Resistant to saltwater, UV protection, and can handle extremes of temperature.
Light: Only 143 g.
Well-made: Made from glass reinforced nylon and marine grade stainless steel.
Apart from its rugged construction, using marine grade materials, the Flymount is extremely versatile so it can quickly go from the mast to boom and change positions in seconds.
There are several ways to mount a Flymount on your windsurfing equipment:
- Attach the Flymount to your windsurf mast, looking down along the sail to one side, or with a small extension to look down the luff.
- I personally prefer to put the Flymount anywhere on the boom, to get a more intimate view of the rider. Like on the film below:
Windfoil Zone's rider testing the Flymount a cold November day
Here are some shots taken with the Flymount to give you some ideas of the versatility this gives you in getting new perspectives and dynamic imagery. Your imagination is really the only limiting factor!
The Flymount comes as standard with a GoPro fitting but it can be ordered with a tripod screw thread and ball joint to fit other camera types, or as a bundle with both fittings. The GoPro quick release mount is a blast: quick, simple, and secure.
The Flymount is a small but well-conceived object, which makes it very simple to document your sessions. I highly recommend this product, which is obviously of very high quality. The good thing is that even though it was designed with windsurfing in mind, it can also be used on a mountain bike, racing car, dirt buggy and off-roaders, snow mobile or sled with equal simplicity.
I have been looking for other similar mounts on the market, but as far as I have seen, no other product comes close to offering the same combination of strength, versatility, and low weight at that price.