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#1 Marco Dardari

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 04:52 PM

I have intention to make upgrade to second arm for my steadicam SK2, someone has made it?
There are real improvement?

thanks in advance
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#2 Gus Trivino

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 08:57 AM

Hi Marco:

Check www.Steadyrig.com
and send an email to Mr Hugo Langer.
He will say you what is the better way to upgrade your arm.
Do you live in Italy?
Best,

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#3 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 09:03 AM

no tontito el brazo de sk no es un brazo de de efp es iso elastic y lol que el pibe este quiere hacer es agregarle otro tramo movil ya que tien una seccion sola algunos modelos......
y a ver cuando nos juntamos y hacemos un poquito de ju juttsu....besitos....el feo
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#4 Gus Trivino

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 05:33 PM

Yo sabia...voy mucho a Jiu Jitsu. Deberia aflojar e ir mas a las clases de ingles...
Te derive bocha de trabajos en 35mm. Yo me quede con los de 16 & video (Peter esta con el Artemis en el caribe x 3 semanas).
Venite a caminar cuando quieras a la Productora, cuando no laburo, entreno 2 horas diarias RELIGIOSAMENTE.
Saludos,

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#5 Marco Dardari

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 04:40 AM

Thank for reply,
yes I live in Italy

Marco.
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#6 JobScholtze

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 07:08 AM

Yes, i did the upgrade for the sk2 arm one's. It is not ideal. Because your post is short, you will have problems with your monitor against the second arm. It will not help you with any weight problems, and is very expensive. The only good thing is that you will have a little bit more boom range. My advice, sell it and get yourself another rig. After the upgrade i sold the rig and got myself a glidecam gold. And that is a BIG differences. No more problems.

Hope this helps you.

Greetings Job
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#7 Marco Dardari

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 03:56 AM

Job, thank you for help.
Do you have buy a complete glidecam gold or only the arm for sk2?
How much you have spold for the second arm for sk2?
Because the glidecam gold is very expansive.

thank in advance




Yes, i did the upgrade for the sk2 arm one's. It is not ideal. Because your post is short, you will have problems with your monitor against the second arm. It will not help you with any weight problems, and is very expensive. The only good thing is that you will have a little bit more boom range. My advice, sell it and get yourself another rig. After the upgrade i sold the rig and got myself a glidecam gold. And that is a BIG differences. No more problems.

Hope this helps you.

Greetings Job

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#8 JobScholtze

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 04:59 AM

I just sold the hole system and bought a new gold completely.

Don't try to upgrade a SK2, it will be a waist of money. Look for a second hand Provid ore better a EFP. There is one on EBAY right now.

Good Luck
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#9 Bob Busch

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:35 AM

does the sk and sk2 have an arm flaw? can I use a arm not made for the sk?
can you expound on this "reverse arm explosion" on other thread
Bob


Yes, i did the upgrade for the sk2 arm one's. It is not ideal. Because your post is short, you will have problems with your monitor against the second arm. It will not help you with any weight problems, and is very expensive. The only good thing is that you will have a little bit more boom range. My advice, sell it and get yourself another rig. After the upgrade i sold the rig and got myself a glidecam gold. And that is a BIG differences. No more problems.

Hope this helps you.

Greetings Job

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#10 JobScholtze

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 11:47 AM

can I use a arm not made for the SK?
can you expound on this "reverse arm explosion" on other thread
Bob


If you change to another arm, mostly you have to change your vest asswell because you probably will fly more weight. If you still wish to upgrade the arm and vest, you need to upgrade the gimbal too. And you cant get any dynamic balance right now, the post is short, battery fixed etc etc, so you will hit your monitor with the arm like you do now.
I found this on the net, look under parts.

CHECK THIS OUT

My advice, don't go that far. If you fly the XL1, keep flying. Go to steadirig ore tiffen and ask them to flip the arm. ( 2 Section bone first connect to vest )

Don't turn it around yourself because it may explode. ( happed to me one's )It's not made for upsidedown. And the part connected to your vest is not that great on a gimbal. :D

If you feel you want to move up, sell it and get some other rig

Just my 2 cents
[edit] I don't know if the flyer arm will fit on the sk, somebody? [edit]
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#11 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 02:51 PM

The flyer arm at least uses a stocket block connection - so ti at least requires thw Flyer vest (or at least a flyer socket block) - Note: The flyer socketblock is NOT the standard socket black, but a slightly smaller [cheaper] version that works the same way.

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