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Keith Buffo
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I’d also consider one of these metal cases:

http://www.dx.com/p/fat-cat-c-c3-cnc-aluminum-alloy-extension-metal-heat-sink-case-w-uv-lens-for-gopro-hero-3-247775#.U0i5q8aBjB9

It’s not so much the case (though it looks sturdy enough to survive a tumble down the track), it’s that it replaces the GoPro’s brittle clear plastic fingers with metal ones. I lost an early GoPro to those things breaking due to vibration, wind turbulence and apparently cracks caused by the torque needed to keep the camera positioned (a little surface texture would go a long way there.)

This metal case also has a place to attach a tether. However, I’m not sure it wouldn’t be better to let it fly off into the grass than beat itself to death on the kart flopping around in the wind. And I’d hate to think what it would do to a radiator. I’d rather lose a camera than a radiator, and maybe an engine too! <span style=”line-height: 1.5em;”>Letting it fly off would be a safety hazard.</span><span style=”line-height: 1.5em;”> </span><span style=”line-height: 1.5em;”>That said, I do know that pulling in for a camera would be a really stupid way to lose a race.</span>

GoPro makes a great camera, but the case is a piece of junk that they’ve done nothing to improve. A huge disappointment considering the <span style=”line-height: 1.5em;”>price </span><span style=”line-height: 1.5em;”>gouging and fixing. I’ve resisted buying one because it seems really stupid to risk a four hundred dollar camera to a design flaw that GoPro is too greedy to fix. This Fat Cat case might have me making movies again though.</span>