At the end of march I picked up my silver sping arm at the customs here in Germany. Although I´m still a newby I had chances to try out different arms from different brands until I decided to buy a silver spring from Steadyrig. Sure I definetly also liked the price that just fitted into my super "business plan" (I couldn't afford to spend a single dollar more). The second major reason that brought this arm to me is the weight of only 4,2 kilos which makes it a good arm to work on tv shows where you have to wear the rig for extended periods of time. I probably do not use the right words to describe this very well manufactured piece of equipment, but I just want to share my positive experiences in this forum. This arm just accompanies me very well and it works great. It sounds stupid but once I thought it's is like a sportscar, its fast and light and you can drive any circuit with it, narrow curves with no space right or left like in a concert in front of or on the stage or in an appartment moving through doorways. Okay, to move through narrow spaces and do switches over and over is what I practice a lot anyhow but the silver spring arm definetly helps me with it. It just fits. Also slow and precise moves are fine with it although they work better around the middle or plus middle of the announced weight range of 13 – 63 lbs. At least that`s what I found out.
There is no need to write about the communication with Hugo Langer from Streadyrig. The whole procedure was like a perfect steadicam move.
If anybody here in west germany/europe wants more information or talk about this silver spring arm or even stop by to play with it for a while no problem, just write me a note and buy two pieces of cake, I serve the cappucinos.
robert.helming (at) gmx.eu
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