I've seen a number of different scorpion mounts, and always wanted to make one for myself for Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Snowboarding, or whatever. I decided to go with Aluminum pole with a pipe flushmount attached to a board in an old Camelbak pack. I think it turned out well, and hope to try it this winter. Walking around my house with it is not all that cool, nor exciting.
- Add Salt/Sand to Aluminum pipe and seal at both ends to prevent a kink in the pipe while bending.
- Add wood dowels to the first 6 inches of the aluminum pipe on each end.
- On the GoPro End, screw a used curved helmet mount into the wooden dowel.
- Use dremel to widdle away plastic on GoPro Horizontal Surface Quick-Release Buckle to fit into the curved mount over top of new screw.
- Fit body end of the aluminum pipe into a 3" pipe attached to flush mount.
- Cut pine board the shape of the inside of your camelback pack. (Obviously, the water pouch is out...)
- Insert board into pack, and drill flushmount to board.
- Voila! Scorpion mount. Lightweight, and stable enough if the pack is tight.
I plan on adding some set screws or similar to the aluminum/wooden dowel on the top, and the same for pipe/aluminum pipe/dowel on the bottom to prevent twisting. It doesn't twist now, but I would assume that during whatever sporting activity, it might. I will probably also come up with some type of tether, and wrap that around the pole as well. I also plan on getting some beefier screws to hold down the flushmount to the plywood, but it's fine for now.