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#1 kapil verma

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:56 PM

hey guys..i have been operating glidecam gold series for couple of years now...its time to go another level..i just got myself a master arm...

wht sled should i buy?? i dnt have a huge budget...pls advice..


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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:02 PM

Do a search and you will get lots of info. -- but it's pretty simple if you figure out what weights you'll be carrying and read the opinions of the owners on this forum. Also consider your location and where you will need to service your gear. It's a no brainer if one is in the US (xcs, pro, tiffen). If in Europe there are a few more options as far as "local" manufacturers (mk-v, sachtler). Steadirig has great options but since you have done a thorough search there's no need for me to tell you that right?

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#3 kapil verma

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:19 PM

Do a search and you will get lots of info. -- but it's pretty simple if you figure out what weights you'll be carrying and read the opinions of the owners on this forum. Also consider your location and where you will need to service your gear. It's a no brainer if one is in the US (xcs, pro, tiffen). If in Europe there are a few more options as far as "local" manufacturers (mk-v, sachtler). Steadirig has great options but since you have done a thorough search there's no need for me to tell you that right?

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absolutely right ron..i have done some research..the problem is i dnt live in us or europe..i live in india...so all i want some suggestion from my fellow operators regarding which sled should i go for as there are no possiblities of my gear getting serviced anywhere close by....
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#4 Tomas Riuka

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:58 PM

first thing i think is to know how much you can spend and go from there.. it will be easier, unless you have unlimited budget..
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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:27 PM

Personally, i would look at pro1 sleds. They are fairly inexpensive, come up frequently on the used market and have been proven to be bullet proof. Many big ops still use their original pro1 sleds they bought in the early to mid 90's. And Hugo at Steadirig makes a near plug-n-play anton bauer upgrade that can be had at a later date if your budget is strapped.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:01 PM

Kapok,

Please do yourself a huge favor and spend some serious time reading this forum. Virtually everything has been discussed here many times before.

Thank you.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:02 PM

hey guys..i have been operating glidecam gold series for couple of years now...its time to go another level..i just got myself a master arm...

wht sled should i buy?? i dnt have a huge budget...pls advice..


regards..

Hi Kapil
Have you contacted any of your fellow operators to see what they are flying .From my understanding there are quite a few Ultra's and masters rigs working out of Mumbai
I would have to agree with Ron on the pro simple to use very little go's wrong and now the Mk1's are becomeing very afordable and Alex this forum is full of information read it first .
If you do go down the Pro path the post size on the masters arm is different to the 3a /Pro gimble Hugo from Steadirig do make adaptors ok .
If you do go down the Tiffen path Lemac in Sydney have a good Tiffen service dept just in case .
Good Luck

A simple search on www.steadicam-ops /database .
Name (Last, First) Home City Experience
(years) Rate 10hr day
(with/without gear) Own a
Steadicam Will work as local in
khandpur, Suniel Mumbai 15 / Yes
Sami, Sanjay Mumbai 14 Pls Call / Pls Call Yes
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