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#1 chris fawcett

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:24 AM

Dear friends and colleagues,

I've been working for a year now with Ulik Kahlert, the original inventer of the handsfree-steering system for the Segway to completely redesign the Steadicam® Segway® specifically for camera-stabilising operation. It's stronger, more comfortable and responsive, and safer too.

We'll be launching it at the Tiffen Steadicam Stand at NAB tomorrow, April 11. Please come and give it a try,

Here is a link to the website http://steadiseg.com

All the best,

Chris

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#2 thomas-english

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 08:04 PM

Estimated price point?
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#3 chris fawcett

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 08:38 PM

Estimated price point?

Hi Thomas,

Thanks for your inquiry.

The price for the conversion kit is €10,700 including the Klassen vehicle-mount block. If you already own one of those, it's €10,000.

That includes:
The control-stick module.
The inner structural fenders.
2 sets of outer safety fenders (for Turf and i2 wheels).
Hard mount with high-mode extension.

All the best,

Chris
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#4 Tomas Riuka

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 06:07 AM

:o i must be seeing too many zeroes here.... I can understand 2-3k euros, but 10 ?? unless it comes with segway itself :D
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#5 thomas-english

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 08:30 AM

Chris,

Is this a conversion that one does at home? I.e. buy a Segway , buy your bits and fit them together. Or is this something that must be done is a factory full of Elves somewhere.

If the latter is the case. How much is a working system out of the box including the Segway?

Otherwise. What Seqway do you recommend for this conversion.
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#6 chris fawcett

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:58 AM

Hi Thomas,

You can easily do the conversion yourself. It takes about an hour. Once it's done, you leave the Steadiseg in that configuration, though you can convert it back at any time. Removing the hard-mount for shipping takes 10 seconds. We supply the few tools necessary for the job.

We recommend the x2 Turf for general-purpose use, and supply as standard a second set of narrow fenders for the smaller i2 wheels if you want to buy a set of those too at any stage. They narrow the Steadiseg down to 26 in (66 cm) for sets and narrow locations.

All the best,

Chris
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:20 PM

You're going to have to sell me on this one. Not because it's not a good product, but because there are 3 other versions of it that I've worked with and that have been working for years.

What advantages does this variation have over the closest counterpart, the MK-V Version 2 HFT?
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#8 chris fawcett

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:16 PM

Hi Alexander,

Ulik, the inventor of the Handsfree Segway, and I redesigned it from the bottom up, based on experience of shooting with previous versions. We feel it's safer, stronger, more comfortable, adaptable, and responsive. We built it from a wish list of various operators' feedback over the course of the last 3 years. Only you can judge if you think it's worth the difference. If you are interested, please check the website for more details. As an experienced operator yourself, I hope you'll find something of interest.

I'd love to give any of you the opportunity to try it for yourselves.

All the best,

Chris
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#9 Tomas Riuka

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 02:03 AM

Chris,

what was the price for previous handsfree version?
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#10 chris fawcett

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 07:20 AM

Hi Tomas,

You need to contact MK-V for those details. I wouldn't want to quote you the wrong price.

All the best,

Chris
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:31 AM

Where is reinhart in this whole thing. I always presumed you worked with him?
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#12 chris fawcett

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:57 AM

Reinhard is working with Howard Smith of MK-V.

I'm working with Ulik.

Chris
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 02:17 PM

I had the opportunity to ride the Steadiseg at NAB and I must say that Chris and Ulik have really thought through every aspect of its design. The ability to switch the wheels/fenders to a more compressed design. The ease of adjusting the control mechanism even while on the Steadiseg itself. The hard mount is marvelous too! Rock solid, extendable. Built to last. I recently downloaded the manual and it's well written and covers the product in quite a bit of depth.

The more appealing aspect of the Steadiseg and the differentiating factor for me versus the Hands Free Transporter is the fenders. No longer does an operator have to be concerned with accidentally veering up the side of a wall or getting something stuck in their wheels.

I can't wait to see how these two innovate and improve upon their design as this product evolves and develops. I witness it in use with the Archer/Tango combination and it looked deadly. Definitely worth going to a trade show or workshop to check it out!
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#14 chris fawcett

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:43 PM

Thanks Joseph,

I'm delighted you like it. Anyone is welcome to write to me to see if we can arrange a demo.

All the best,

Chris
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#15 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:45 AM

Hi Chris,
Is this what Larry McConkey was just using on the Scorsese film ?
I spoke to him a few times in that period, and he seemed really impressed.
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