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  1. blackandroid

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    Any suggestions for shooting video on a rollercoaster? If there is a secure way of holding the GS2, I'll be getting some shots in August. If not, it stays in my pocket. Ideas?
     

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    On the top left hand side of the phone, there is a hole in which you can put one of those cellphone straps into (you must open the battery cover to loop through it). Get a strap so that it can't be slipped from your wrist. Kinda like the Wii controller straps where you can adjust the fit to your wrist. I think that would be the safest way other than supergluing your hand to the S2.
     
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    I don't suppose the official car suction pad dock would stick to a smooth/flat surface of the rollercoaster? get the seats at the front lol, and attach it to your arm with cord just in case.
     
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    Thanks. I have not actually received the phone yet, so did not realize it had a loop for a strap. That will be perfect. I'm going to get some awesome 1050p videos next month. Really looking forward to getting it.
     
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    1080p you mean? :p

    Hope you enjoy it! Well you will, it is an amazing phone. And don't drop it when you're going through a loop!
     
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    I made this one with my HTC Droid Incredible, and man, I was just white knuckling it! I would rather have a lanyard! http://youtu.be/eyNiMcAaj8U
     
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    I was taking some pictures from a narrow bridge over a gorge recently and I was worrying about what would happen if I dropped it. I decided to get myself a lanyard then.

    I'll push the boat out and spend 15p on eBay - my phone is worth it :).
     
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    Your Incredible did good there! I'm not going to be white knucking with my GS3 though. No matter how much I think I could do it, paranoia wins out in the end. With the strap I'll be bringing home the videos.
     
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    White knuckling is sheer bravery my man. I can never do such a thing, surely my phone would end up in the windshield of the parked cars below.
     
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    Pretty good video! I tried to shoot something on the Hulk (Universal Orlando) one time, only got the harness bar :D Attempted to record on the Doom Tower and got 30 seconds of my chest ... kind of gave up after that :)
     
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    Thanks guys, I've got annual passes to Bush Gardens so I'll try it again (with a lanyard) and see if I can get a better angle, maybe in portrait mode. Better yet... I'll wait till we get the SGSII on Verizon Wireless here in the States.
     

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