GoPro: Suction Cup Mount Tutorial

The suction cup mount allows for a more compact
mounting solution when shooting videos or photos. It’s easy to install and remove, and
is compatible with all GoPro cameras and housings. Proven to deliver stable shots at high speeds,
the Suction Cup Mount uses an industrial strength suction cup that attaches GoPro cameras to
cars, boats, motorcycles, and other fast-moving objects. The Suction Cup Mount has been totally
reengineered for maximum rigidity and stable image capture. The included short extension
arm allows for ultra compact mounting for tight spaces like cockpits and wheel wells,
while the long extension arm allows for more versatility and range of motion. The Suction Cup Mount kit includes the Suction
Cup Mount with pivot arm, an ultra-compact low-profile arm for when space is limited,
and a 90-degree bent arm for shooting vertically or horizontally. Installing the suction cup
takes just seconds, but to ensure proper suction, only attach the mount to surfaces that are
rigid, clean, dry, smooth, and non-textured. This mount is not for use with surfboards,
snowboards, or other high-impact sports. Place the suction cup flat on the surface,
depress the black button firmly, and pull back the lever to lock the suction in place.
To remove, unlock the lever, and pull up on the clear tab on the suction cup. The Suction
Cup Mount arms can be swapped out quickly by loosening and removing the thumb nut, sliding
in the arm, and replacing the thumb nut. The thumb nuts can be inserted on either side,
giving you options for how to set up the mount. The 90-degree bent arm can be used by itself,
or added to either the pivot arm, or the ultra-compact arm. To attach your GoPro camera to
any of the arms, side the camera housing into the suction cup mount arm, and insert the
camera mount thumbscrew, then fully tighten the thumbscrew, being careful not to over
tighten. To learn more, or get help with the suction cup mount, visit


  1. TheAdambo12 November 1, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    what's the best mount to to put go pro on ski ?

  2. Carl Murray Photography November 2, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Cannot wait for mine to arrive in the mail. Gonna make all sorts of crazy amazing videos with it.

  3. Chris Maynard November 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Im sorry but i got 2 suction cups and and using a e-glide electric skateboard… the vibration is just ridiculous. I mean the board feels smooth to my feet… but the cups just dont stabilize it. Im using the Hero2's that I JUST BOUGHT A WEEK BEFORE YOU ANNOUNCED 3's. My feelings are hurt. I got 3 cameras and EVERY MOUNT EVER MADE for sale. all brand new. used ONCE! stereoscopic kit too. MAKE ME AN OFFER. sales AT cmivfx DOT com

  4. Chris Maynard November 2, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I have 1 Hero 1. 2 Hero 2's. 1 Video back Plane. 1 stereoscopic underwater rig for Hero2 and 1. tether cable. 2 suction cup mounts ALL THE OTHER MOUNT KITS. I bought all of them in hopes to have stable footage. I cant get it to work for my needs. my customers need super stable footage. So buy all from me for cheap.( sales AT cmivfx DOT com ) this is REAL and not a bot. AMERICA ONLY PLEASE. (Its a shipping thing) Make me a serious offer. hero2 and mounts are NEW!

  5. John November 3, 2012 at 12:26 am

    how much

  6. Nicshooter C November 3, 2012 at 12:48 am

    hey gopro! does the hero 2 woks on it?

  7. guitar911rock November 3, 2012 at 12:49 am

    would it work on a wakeboard???

  8. HensPie November 3, 2012 at 1:00 am

    They've made an awesome suction cup mount but found out it would've been better if we could only "…". They make their products better, they add more USEFUL things you can actually use in different situations. They continue to amaze me ! I love (my) gopro

  9. HensPie November 3, 2012 at 1:00 am


  10. kniefi November 3, 2012 at 1:38 am

    as long as the wakeboard is on the gorund and not in use i guess so…but it`s rocker combined with the flexing of the board when riding will make it come off pretty quickly i assume! that is the reason why it is problematic to mount on snowbaords, skiers, waveboards etc…but holds on so strong on the hull of a boat, car or plane, sicne these surfaces do not tend to bend as much 😉 i guess a normal surf-board would also be possible…but without tethering it with a line i would not risk it!

  11. Craig Burden November 3, 2012 at 7:34 am

    dude, like one of the first things said is that if is compatible with ALL GoPro models and housings. Every GoPro uses the same 2 leaf mounting system.

  12. MAU04NC November 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    my bad

  13. Hunter Sharpe November 14, 2012 at 3:16 am

    I wish i had a gopro

  14. Hunter Sharpe November 14, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Anybody selling one
    Preferable the black edition

  15. Maxes14 November 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    what happen with this new suction mount on the website? i can't find it

  16. RunForrestRun25 December 1, 2012 at 1:16 am


  17. Hunter Sharpe December 15, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Don't worry I picked one up a while ago

  18. Frostybite January 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Would the suction cup good you tube vids

  19. Lachlan McDonald January 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    These are only for GoPros.

  20. Oliver Nolan January 13, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    If it isn't going too fast i bet you could!

  21. Oliver Nolan January 13, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Can you attach this to a Penny Board, Skateboard, and Long Board?

  22. Justin Self January 23, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I have had MANY problems with my new suction cup mount. The design was not made right, because it loses suction very easily. I had to revert back to using the old style.

  23. Kyle Iezzi January 24, 2013 at 3:32 am

    I have flown a Cessna 172 and 182 with the suction cup attached. Make sure to clean the surface, and you are approved to speeds up to 200 mph. In some cases the airplane maybe too fast. In that case I would attach the adhesive mount to your plane and attach the GoPro that way.

  24. Andrew Rosenfeld January 27, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    why is the label on the back of his go pro colored?

  25. Ethan Chase January 28, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Hey doess anyone know if this would stay on a helmet when skiing

  26. Michelle Mercede February 10, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    it only goes up to 150mph

  27. gerrpk March 24, 2013 at 4:10 pm


  28. Michelle Mercede March 24, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    oh really?

  29. gerrpk March 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Yes really. "Proven at speeds of 150+ mph" – GoProTutorials

  30. Andy L April 9, 2013 at 1:23 am

    ask ken block

  31. 22h39 April 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I have a Hero 2 should I get a hero 3?

  32. A Nyc April 29, 2013 at 2:07 am


  33. Tofer Crisologo May 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    if you had your hero 2 for a year then yes

  34. haydayfunday May 11, 2013 at 4:22 am

    does this work with a helmet please reply

  35. Kapper Official May 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I´ll test it on a helmet, it works but only with one who had a straight place. It does not works with real motocross helmets.

  36. EirikEika May 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    I think its grat that u have made these 🙂

  37. Silas Gramaglia May 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm


  38. TheM1n3rX June 4, 2013 at 7:47 am

    No. Use "Curved Surface" helmet mount .

  39. Slip of Death June 11, 2013 at 5:07 am


  40. BaconStriiipz June 24, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    does it work on airplanes?

  41. Boomingskies June 26, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    does this work with airplanes? our cub wont go faster than 120mph so i think it should be ok?

  42. vince7428 July 10, 2013 at 4:29 pm


  43. Fabio Wmr July 23, 2013 at 12:49 am

    only if your helmet is square

  44. GoProBro July 28, 2013 at 12:06 am

    I am almost positive it's tested to 200mph. If your going to mount on an airplane I would recommend mounting it in a more secure fashion

  45. GoProBro July 28, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Actually with a many helmets yes it does work! I did not have a curved 3M stick mount with me on a trip so I used the suction cup mount on my helmet. Just had to clean the helmet surface with some water and a cloth and it worked great. You can check on the video on my channel where I used it. Its the Dual RZR Jump video. I hope this helped.

  46. BaconStriiipz July 28, 2013 at 8:53 am

    should make a utomatic version so you can change view whenever

  47. Shimon Oren August 31, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Technically it should work with slower moving airplanes, such as planes with a propellor etc'. Practically, I wouldn't take the chance, because if it falls of – It might be thrown at the engine and destroy it. I suppose the suction thing can be trusted, but not with your life.

  48. OB1KXB September 9, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    any tips on how to easily remove from a surface? so far i've stuck it to a door and a wall (just to test the strength) and a car window. but i had to really work to get the suction cup to release so i'm very hesitant to put it onto the outside of my car because i know i'm going to scratch my paint when i'm trying to get the suction cup to come off

  49. fljuus September 12, 2013 at 8:56 am

    lol @0:45 WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!

  50. Marci Kunze September 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    why cant i use this on a surfboard?

  51. B Laviolette September 27, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Marci, because it's not designed for high-impact sports. Use a surfboard mount mad a tether.

  52. Hamish Mahon January 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    What about Longboards

  53. The One And Only Cade Polgar January 15, 2014 at 3:35 am

    thats ok i ski dont snowboard

  54. Floral Flame January 22, 2014 at 4:04 am

    So this would be good on a helicopter or bush plane?

  55. Jaydon Charrier February 25, 2014 at 4:15 am

    could i use this on a sea doo (wave runner) or would that be a bad idea????

  56. reaper March 11, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    No good for Jet Ski's I take it?
    Whats the preferred mounting for Jet Ski's?

  57. Carly Gallant April 4, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    what about wakeboards?

  58. Shaf Hussain April 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm


    My bought the GoPro Hero3 bundle. There is a problem with the suction cup mount- the extended arm is missing a silver bolt, which means I cannot secure the GoPro with the provided screw. What do I do to get a replacement?

  59. Daniel Hawash April 20, 2014 at 5:55 am

    can u use it on roller coaster under the speed of 150 miles per hour

  60. Jeremy Toledo May 27, 2014 at 3:02 am

    thanks. going to costa rica this december. obviously i would need a surfboard mount. but i can't really take that thing on or off very quickly could i? i think i might just have to go with the floating handle… cheers.

  61. Vincent B. July 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    +882MTBMX very stupid comment. Those just make sure that it doesn't slide away. If you actually try, you can see that you can rotate and angle it

  62. Jay Agaskar August 5, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Is this good enough for kayaking?

  63. MrGoPro September 21, 2014 at 3:07 am

    would it be good for a hockey helmet if not what would be good

  64. casper de haas October 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    good enough for rowing?

  65. Tom Beysen December 4, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Can i use this to film shots from the tip of my ski?

  66. Austin Wood December 7, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Can I use this on my helmet while I'm skiing?

  67. Shawn Hoppert January 11, 2015 at 1:08 am

    this is not the same as the go pro suction cup mount I just bought at best buy… Mine has the clip attachment so you dont need to use the pivot point to take the camera off.

  68. Pheo drurythompson January 24, 2015 at 2:47 am

    will it work on a body board

  69. George Pope February 10, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Can I put it my ski

  70. Kika Intros April 25, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    can i put the suction cup on the wall or on the side of a basketball backbord?

  71. Its Weasel May 15, 2015 at 5:41 am

    How much trust can I put on this?

  72. CountryFarms Mesa June 3, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Fell off my car and got run over by a semi truck. Had the brand new go pro for a couple hours.

  73. Tayylor.may July 13, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Is this able to be used on a dash board of a car without having to worrying about it flying off?

  74. Angry Handstands August 15, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Can I install this on my penis?

  75. Chris Hall October 19, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Here's a home made version I made. Not as compact as this one but it works.

  76. Jordan Adams 64 December 11, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Would this be good for going on the side of a fire truck?

  77. Salvador Aviles December 31, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Mine came off once so I put a shoe lace on it and other end has a fat knot I close my window on just in case it goes but to be honest on a clean window u should not have any problems safe than sorry tho hahah

  78. RB Gaming420outdoors January 1, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    What about jet skis??

  79. James Lupson February 24, 2016 at 12:34 am

    What can I use to mount on my snowboard!!???

  80. Gillian Andrade April 5, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Would this be good enough for putting this on my boat for my races in paddling?

  81. Chris Bananas April 16, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Anyone recommend a better suction cup or anything to record a car at high speeds???

  82. Benjamin Gabris May 24, 2016 at 1:07 am

    I might put it on the outside of an elevator XD

  83. Whiskeh Fox June 3, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Can I stick it on a helmet?

  84. Mango Productions July 13, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    My mount flew off at 70mph on the highway. Lost a $400 Hero 4 and a $40 mount that says its capable of doing 140mph. No user error just bad defected product.

  85. Oddly Satisfying August 28, 2016 at 2:41 am

    How many times does this narrator say "suction cup"?

  86. Andrew Lewis June 22, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Go to the last ten second of the video to see how to mount the darn camera. I assume you like me already knew how stupid suction cup worked

  87. imlatinoguy August 22, 2017 at 1:09 am

    I put mine on the dashboard and it slid off within a minute wth.

  88. Hamzah Masood September 23, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    This is the worst instructional video ever

  89. Mahagony Tiara October 7, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Will this be good on a SeaBob? It's a little mini submarine that can go underwater. I want to be 100% sure.

  90. Totally Not Russian Spy January 25, 2018 at 6:42 am


  91. TRIBAL FROM THE TRAP DON TRAPPICUS February 21, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    I like this!

  92. Slender_04 July 18, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Hello! What is the best mount for an airplane window?

  93. Sebastian Valencia August 26, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    bought this camera 1 week ago. Really like this camera. Last year i bought the hero5. There is at least for me a huge difference. It's worth to upgrade from hero 5 to hero6 >>>    I use a Sandisk 64GB extreme memory card. (you have to use a good sd-card) Everything works smoothly and fine. No Errors or bugs at all with the 1.5.0 software. I did not upgrade the firmware. I use this camera for little (5-15 minutes) videos. Works perfectly well.

  94. Biker Saif November 15, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Only use it on glass surface otherwise you are gonna loose your go pro

  95. Kyle Casey May 3, 2019 at 1:49 am

    Watching this so my GoPro won't fly off my car

  96. P B May 7, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    To anyone who's gopro fell off under 150 mph, roflmao, you don't deserve a device like that, It's without a doubt 100% user error! Learn how to follow instructions! SMOOTH and CLEAN surface It's called "common sense" (Besides the fact that you should have tethered the product)

  97. GoodMan Pictures May 16, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Hi. Will it stick on car dashboard too?

  98. Tymothi Coffee June 14, 2019 at 1:49 am

    Would you recommend this device be used on jet skis?

  99. FinardoLittle 123 Animations And Gaming June 27, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Can it suction to the window of a 787?

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