tripod question

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  1. Jestpg

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    im looking for some sort of tripod that i could attach to things such as a skateboard, hood of a car, etc for some interesting angles. does anyone have any ideas? i saw the gorillapod but i dont know how well that would attach to like flat surfaces.
     
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    Not sure how to attach to a skateboard but there are various types of supports for cameras and camcorders with suction cups and clamps.
     
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    The gorillapods I saw only accomodate small and light Point & Shoot cams. Not a dSLR.
    According to a salesman a 'heavy duty version' – that can hold a dSLR with a smallish lens – is due out before Xmas.
    I hope that one will be less of a pre-schooler toy to look at...

    But maybe you could get one of those outrigger gizmo's they attach to cars' sides to get a sideview mirror to stick way outside of the car. But instead of a mirror you could fix a camera there. You need remote control, of course.
    Just a thought.
     
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    yeah i saw a gorilla pod for SLRs i think on b&h or adorama but it still looks like a toy. and im not looking for something specifically for a skateboard, more just something that will allow for angles like that.
     
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    Does it have to "attach", or just rest on an uneven surface? I purchased one of these and I love it....

    http://www.thepod.ca/home.html


    I use it quite a bit with my 20D and it works great on stationary objects. Its probably not what you had in mind, but I thought I'd mention it.
     
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    A 'C' clamp, an old tripod head and some glass cloth and epoxy to bond them together should do the job.
     

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