Skydivers LOVE their Cookie G3 helmets as well as their GoPro cameras...but combining those two together has been a bit of a gamble in the past as the full-face helmet didn't have any type of cutaway system. And a cutaway system is important at 2,000 feet when that pilot chute just got snagged on your camera mount at the end of a crazy, funneled skydive with a "save yourself" deployment.
Cookie hasn't yet developed a cutaway system for the helmet, so skydivers have resolved to either take the risk, make their own cutaway system, make a mount that is less likely to get snagged or find a mount that cuts away the camera.
The first cutaway system for mounting a GoPro camera came out of Sweden by skydiver Daniel Fagrell. Daniel developed and produced the GrellFAB mount.
This unique mount places the camera at the mouth area with the easy-to-reach cutaway just underneath the mount and camera.
The GrellFAB is available in a multitude of configurations for all current GoPro cameras and price points with optional features of an adjustable angle and/or dual GoPro cameras. GrellFAB now also offers this option with other popular full-face helmets, such as the KISS, Phantom X and Phantom XV. Get yours here!
Cookie now produces their own GoPro Roller Mount as a top mount system that reduces the chance of an entanglement due to the way the mount cradles the GoPro housing. This mount doesn't have a cutaway system, but it's safer than a traditional GoPro squeeze buckle mount.
This Cookie Mount is also available for the new GoPro Session camera too. The Cookie G3 Roller Mount is available here!
The newest cutaway mount to hit the skies comes from Reggie Collette of Collete Tech, who developed the ProCut and then the updated ProCut2 Camera Mount. The ProCut2 mount puts the camera in the traditional top mount configuration, but adds a cutaway system within the helmet to allow the jumper to cutaway the camera and mount in case of an entanglement.
The ProCut2 Mount is available for the different GoPro cameras. Add this mount to your next purchase from ChutingStar right here!
If you're ready to mount a camera to a G3, and if choosing one with a cutaway system, add your new additional cutaway handle into your routine emergency procedures on the ground, in the plane as well as in the air or under canopy. If you don't know where the handle is, it won't do you any good if and when you need to use it, and you can't find it.
Finally, the Overdose Cookie G3 Helmet Cutaway Kit adds a cutaway handle to the entire helmet. This makes just about any camera mount you add to a G3 safer since you can now cutaway if you are involved in an entanglement.
Keep your head so you can skydive more!