The Alpinestar SM5 helmet isn’t just a bold new graphics version of an older model, and how dare you think that they would skimp on technology. Alpinestar has five decades of experience in developing protective gear, and this particular lid has five years of specific product development behind it. It was designed for maximum protection and features a five density EPS liner (are you beginning to understand where the name came from?) and is designed to limit collarbone injuries in addition to the obvious first job of protecting your noggin.
It only makes sense that we made sure to put as much thought into designing the GoPro chin mount for the SM5 as Alpinestar did when they produced the helmet itself. While we didn’t spend five years on the design (obviously) the final version of our chin mount did have 24 versions that came before it that we deemed unacceptable. We wanted something that not only looked like it was an extension of the SM5, but also performed at the same level as the Alpinestar product that it was being used with.
Why a chin mount?
We have found that the chin mount location is optimal for a POV camera for a couple of reasons. First, audio pick up is much better. With the camera in front of your mouth you can clearly hear yourself swearing as your buddy pulls away or when you hit the deck trying to catch them. Second, your camera does not stick out where a tree branch can knock it out of alignment, or worse, send it tumbling into the weeds or off the side of a cliff. While there is a chance that you may hit the camera if you crash, we have found that most people do their best to turn their head to avoid a face full of dirt whenever possible. Even if you do go chin first into a rock, we can promise you that the mount will not break.
That is a bold statement, one that we back up with a lifetime warranty. Hassle free, just let us know and we will get a new one out to you.
Our chin mounts are made of Thermoplastic Polyurethane which has rubber-like properties. This allows us to make mounts that are flexible enough to twist into a pretzel, but strong enough to keep your camera pointed exactly where you aim it without inducing vibration even at full boogie over rocky terrain.
We designed the mounts for maximum convenience, not just durability. All of our mounts, (not just the one designed for the SM5) are designed to offer the perfect tip-back angle. Because you can get your camera parallel to where your head will be pointed, you get the best POV angle. Gone are the days of showing the world 20 minute clips of your handlebars, front fender, and ten feet of trail. Our chin mounts allow you to relive the trails as you remember them, which is kinda the point, right?
We moved the GoPro mounting screw to the opposite side making it easier to access the battery side door. We also have notches to help you get a consistent tip back angle every time.
The mounts are designed to be removable without leaving any residue on the helmet, and we do offer replacement 3M mounting tape if you want to reattach it later. That said, you will need to also pick up some Gorilla Clear Grip Glue (say that five times fast) to adhere the tape to the mount.
If you were wondering if our mounts work with the Media Mod, the answer is yes, so get out there and make some epic content.
In the box:
- Chin Mount for the Alpinestars SM5.
- Mounting screw
- Sweet WannaBes stickers.
- Alcohol Pad
Optional Accessories Available For Purchase