We’re GoPole. The original third-party GoPro accessory brand. Since 2010 we’ve been making innovative accessories for the world's top athletes and filmmakers.
As we kick off our sixth year we are excited to bring you our first kickstarter campaign ever — A versatile mount that offers protection, stability and accessory mounting options for your GoPro® camera. We call it Triad Grip.
Triad Grip is a do it all mount that is perfect for underwater use or professional video production. Featuring two rubber grips and a rubber glide handle, Triad Grip can be used for two-handed or single-handed filming. Two ¼"-20 threaded inserts and three integrated shoe mounts are provided for connecting mics, lights and other camera accessories.
Attaching multiple cameras allows you to capture photos and videos simultaneously or use different frame rates and settings on each camera.
The three main components to Triad Grip are:
1. The Camera Slide System
Allows you to attach one or many cameras to Triad Grip. Attach anywhere within the slide in any orientation or location.
2. Three Rubber Matrix Grips
Perfectly integrated into the frame of Triad Grip are three rubber matrix grips. The two grips on the side are made to be used when filming with two hands. This gives the filmer a solid grip and helps stabilize footage when shooting follow cams. The third grip is a rubber glide handle to be used when filming low angles with one hand. Hanging the camera below the center of gravity produces ultra smooth footage.
3. Accessory Attachment Points
Consisting of 3 shoe mounts and 2 ¼"-20 threaded inserts for connecting a variety of attachments.
Together, these three components allow for many different setups:
A pro setup with a mic and light attachments mounted to a tripod. (see Pro Backer package)
A production setup with an LCD monitor to review and record footage externally
An underwater setup with adjustable arms and dive lights
+ Many more setups
All GoPro Cameras: HERO4 Session, HERO4, HERO+LCD, HERO, HERO3+, HERO3, HERO2, HD HERO + Any Camera With a Standard Tripod (1/4"-20) Connection
When developing Triad grip, we wanted to get the details just right and think outside the box on how useful and versatile this product could be. We chose to manufacture the body out of polycarbonate, which is strong, rigid and lighter than aluminum.
We started off with sketched concept generation and fleshed out the main components and rough dimensions of the product. Our industrial designers then fine tuned, dimensioned and stylized everything in CAD. Once we were happy with everything, we produced a 3d printed prototype.
We need your support
We are now at the point where everything has been engineered and working prototypes have been produced. We are ready to move forward with manufacturing and just need your support to bring Triad Grip to market.
Thank you backers!
Risks and challenges
This project has very little risk involved. DFM, tooling and manufacturing adjustments for this product have been completed. We have our finger on the trigger and once funded we guarantee all orders will be fulfilled with 8-12 weeks (even sooner if you are an VIP Backer!)