Wednesday, August 08, 2012 6:26 AM
1st comments win it! :-) If it can attach to my crossbow I'd love to film my hunts with it! Always wondered how those films are taken for those videos on this website...
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:49 AM
looks like u r really busy,send it my way 4 a "in the field" test.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:56 AM
I believe in the possibility of bigfoot. lots of the U.S. is uneplored. Now getting to the product, as I've only killed one deer in almost 44 yrs of hunting i don't think anyone would be interested in watchig my hunts
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 9:10 AM
I do video editing as a hobby, and have been looking for a mounting system for my various hunting weapons for future hunts. This system looks very versatile across the board for hunting weapons. I have wanted to film my hunts even if i do not see what I am hunting, but to film wildlife in their natural habitat.
But filming your own hunt would be a plus and to be able to reflect on that hunt over and over.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 9:53 AM
i think that being able to film my hunt would have great possibilities esp for those that don't want to believe your hunting story. the part that i would like is that you could see where you hit or should of hit , see your mistakes to improve for the next kill. looks like this would be a good thing.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 9:57 AM
As an avid hunter and fisherman who operates solely with one hand (born without left hand), I have always wanted to be able to film my hunts in a manner that is both effective and low-profile. I think this could be just the tool I need for it. Being able to tap play right before I raise my rifle, shotgun, or compound bow would be much simpler than having to mess with tripods and other mounting equipment. Looks like a great product, and I can't wait to try it out!
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 10:17 AM
I believe this product would be great. Just like Gordy says operating a camera behind you and weapon in front is not a fun task. I have started taking an old HIGH8 camcorder with me shotgun hunting. I started when my grandfather could not make it out to the woods anymore. I can't think of a better way to come back to the woods and actually showing the footage to him, and letting him criticize me on not shooting the yearlings around me. It would be alot easy to shoot them when they don't spook from me moving to adjust the camera then get my gun.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 10:29 AM
looks like a good addishson to my hunting gear
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 10:38 AM
Looks like a pretty cool product... I sure wish Oregon would legalize stuff like that!
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 1:00 PM
I've tryed filming hunts. Theres just not enough hands and I'm afraid of mising the shot.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 1:10 PM
I checked out their website and watched the video and can see how this would help a person out who records their hunts, but I couldn't justify the $59.99 for it.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 1:26 PM
Being able to film a hunt can be an extreme challenge in a deer stand by yourself. I've tried and I either forget to turn the camera or give myself away by making too much noise or being spotted from the extra movement. This device looks like it would solve those problems and allow a hunter to safely and effectively film a hunt. I like to film hunts just to be able to share with my family the joys of hunting so hopefully someday they will join me.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 2:52 PM
This would work great as I hunt Big Bulls in the Missouri breaks and whitetails along the milk river and mule deer and antelope on the plains and coyotes and wolves in the Beartoothes.Let me give it a try!
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 3:16 PM
alot of the big hunting show take you hunting of private land of some place you have to be a member of a guied hunt. Personaly I can not afford to go to places shown in this shows. Mostly I hund public land and wild life management areas and I have had plenty of success and would love to make a show of it so that people know that the low to midle income folks like me can have great hunting success putting meat on the table and sometimes trophies on the walls. Nothing aganst the big guys it just the have the means to go places that most of us cant afford to and sometime when some of my friends talk about these show the tell me ...Man I sure wish I could go somewhere like that ahd hund like that and so on and so forth.. My show would be saying not look what I can do but look what you can do too.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 3:57 PM
This would be awesome especially for capturing the hunter reaction after the shot.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 4:49 PM
This sounds great but thinking about it on how much you move your bow or gun during the hunt it would be a bad shoot. I am just glad that I have a video option on my trail camera that I will have set up during my hunt.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 4:54 PM
that sounds great i would like to try something like that. i record most of my hunts to see what went wrong and what went right. some times i miss the deer so that's why i like to record my hunts to see what i did wrong on it,
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 5:34 PM
This sounds great, but need to test it to make sure. putting something on a bow or gun and when you shoot, will it hold together or drop your smart phone/camera to the ground from your tree stand?
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:30 PM
I'd like to give this a try. If it holds a point and shoot camera all the better. I was tired of getting photos that were never well lit or the deer standing 20 yards away looked like a speck in the photo, I started carrying a little camera. Much nicer photos, although I have never used it on an animal I intended to take. if I had this holder I'd give it a shot.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 10:31 PM
WOW!!! This seems cool!!! I haven't gotten my first Deer yet or anything for that matter yet, it would be cool to have something like this to film my first deer, turkey or what ever.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 11:17 PM
Check the flex cam site and 59.95 for it seems a little bit to much to me. It does seem to be a really nice universal kit for a camera mount/stand though. I also wasn't to sure about the shotgun mount I would be afraid that the screws would scratch the barrel unless they have rubber on the ends or a rubber sleeve that the screws and mount would go over.
Thursday, August 09, 2012 8:18 AM
Who wants proof of how many times they really miss, and how big that monster buck/bull really was ;-) i am afraid my story and the digital proof would differ.
Thursday, August 09, 2012 9:40 AM
My son only started hunting last year and he has wanted to get cameras to film our hunts. I would love to be able to surprise him with a cool product like this!
Thursday, August 09, 2012 2:04 PM
I like what you were going for in the demo. Just like you were talking tO someone there in te office. Not too technical, not too dumbed down. Felt like you really wanted me to know about the product with just enough of a tease to make me check it out further.
Thursday, August 09, 2012 2:14 PM
Have thought about how they get the films but never knew, and like it was mentioned. We must not forget why we are. Would be fun to try with a crossbow, but wiill gladly try this with my rifle.
Thursday, August 09, 2012 5:23 PM
Even if I do not win this, I think I will buy one, or one like it! I have made one that mounts to my stabilizer for my JVC Everio HD! Works great. But this would add more angles for me!
Thursday, August 09, 2012 7:33 PM
Couldn't use this..... I have a Dumb phone!! But my husband might use it.
Thursday, August 09, 2012 8:55 PM
Filming the hunt I think is awesome unfortunately I don't have one of the new smart phones. I have a dumb phone.
Thursday, August 09, 2012 10:41 PM
I think this product could be very helpful for someone wanting to film their hunt. I really liked your comment that we not get so caught up in trying to film that we miss the point of why we are there in the first place. Since most of my hunting is not done from a stationary stand I've been reluctant to pack a video camera along with all my other gear for 10-15 miles a day.
Thursday, August 09, 2012 11:30 PM
Even though I bring home lots of wild game, I hunt so much that I need to record my hunts to prove to my wife that I am actually hunting.
Friday, August 10, 2012 10:49 AM
Thanks, for the comments, guys. I guess if I used the Flex Cam on my bow or gun I'd be sure to take it to the range first to get used to it. I know that every other accessory I attach to my bow changes the balance a little bit.
Friday, August 10, 2012 10:35 PM
I made one for the crossbow from an old tripod and has the aiming handle on it too,....but heck yea theres nuthin like gettin that rare footage of that ghost buck!
Saturday, August 11, 2012 5:30 AM
I guess I'm just too old school, but I only take a phone with me on a hunt as an extra safety precaution and it's turned off. I really don't think I would want something like this attached to my rifle, shotgun or bow. Half the fun of sharing your hunt (with the usual embellishments) is being around a campfire, not a laptop. Sorry guys, just a little too high tech for me.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 1:21 PM
It is truly amazing how good the camera quality of today's smart phones/devices are. What looks especially useful with this device is the flexible/bendable arm. Would also be great if you could attach a FLIR (Forward Looking Infra-Red) device to it so that both your FLIR and firearm/bow were up and ready to shoot at the same time. A possible problem with this device is that there looks like there is no way to stabilize your filming other than standing still. I predict MANY more shaky cam videos on YouTube ahead. Still though, would be nice to try.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 7:17 PM
I went to the Smokin Rack web site and checked out the product info and price. List retail is $60 and it has some neet options for mounting it to just about anything to include a treestand. Now that would be handy! I am not real crazy about mounting to my bow, as it may affect the tuning of the bow. It appears to be very durable and adjustable, probably more so than others that are on the market I have seen in the major hunting stores. I think it would be worth the price if a fellow wants to record his hunt (shot) and have a hands free device to do it with.
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