Steve (Ho-Stevie) kindly sent us his GoPro Mouth Mount for review. Here’s how the first session went using the product.
The “Ho-Stevie” is a very simple yet versatile piece of equipment. I mainly shoot for fun, both while surfing and without my board around the local reefs. This mouth piece allows you capture better footage down the line of your mates catching waves or if they’re good enough, getting barreled. For first person shooting I feel the POV style immerses the viewer more than the standard board mount and the Ho-Steve mouth piece does a great job in supporting the camera.
Breathing with the mouth piece is not an issue, even after a few wipeouts, and at no point did I think it was going to get ripped out of my mouth. I definitely think its better than the standard head piece where you have to wear a hood all the time.
Recommendations: I would like to see a better lanyard, possibly a bungee style, to allow the GoPro to be taken out out the mouth and held behind for an additional viewpoint. For this surf session I attached the lanyard to my wettie zip. I’d also recommend getting the orange coloured float as the black one is difficult to spot if it gets lost.
Verdict: I’m looking forward to using the mouth piece again for sure. Its a really useful piece of equipment to have as a surfer and photographer.
TIP: The GoPro hangs upside down with the mount so be sure to change the settings on the GoPro to flip the footage the right way up.
Where to Buy: Purchase the GoPro Mouth Mount Here