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#1 Janice Arthur

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:58 AM

Hi all;

I'm wondering if anyone has tried a half slab of "memory foam" in a case and another half slab on the top and you'd simply put the equipment in the case, with no cut-outs needed and close the case.

The foam would conform to your equipment and nothing would move etc.

The case could be infinitely variable with equipment/cables etc on every day's use.

I know it would work and be a lot more handy than the current state of case cut-outs and case specific designs.

You'd work out how much foam you'd need in both the top and bottom to work and you'd make sure it didn't push down too hard on the object by judging its "compression".

Maybe you'd only need a half in the bottom and a 1/3 in the top of a case.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:25 PM

Alec Jarnagin used to, if not still, employ this method for "bedding" the sled at night on the camera truck. I don't think a case was involved. Just a couple slabs of foam and some straps. Nice and simple.
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:18 PM

Alec Jarnagin used to, if not still, employ this method for "bedding" the sled at night on the camera truck. I don't think a case was involved. Just a couple slabs of foam and some straps. Nice and simple.



I also do the Foam Bed thing for the rig on the truck.

Works great IF you have the space
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#4 Janice Arthur

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:00 PM

Guys;

Thanks for the replies. I've done that too.

I was specifically talking about the "tempurpedic" type memory foam that is very dense and conforms to whatever shape or weight is pushed into it for cases.

Its conforming abilities are, I think, ideal to our shipping/transporting needs. No cut outs in the foam of the case needed.

A secondary benefit would be exactly the truck foam bed idea but in a case.

That's exactly why you don't put them away every night(you have to alter the rig to put it away).

I'm sure you all got that but that's the detail.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:33 PM

I suppose it wouldn't be a bad idea if:
1) The foam conformed enough so that it secured all pieces, even if small and large pieces are placed in close proximity to each other.
2) The foam lasted - didn't get filthy and didn't fall apart after a short time.
3) Like you mentioned - didn't crush larger objects.

I recently had a new set of foam custom cut for a new sled. Cost about $150 for material and labor. Quite reasonable, though not variable like what you're thinking, Janice. I've stopped casing my sled for all but shipping/flying, so I've therefore stopped being extremely fussy about my sled case doing anything but protecting my gear. I'm quite happy with the new light and easy to manage occupant of my passenger seat for my day to day driving gigs.
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#6 David M. Aronson

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:17 PM

I suppose it wouldn't be a bad idea if:
1) The foam conformed enough so that it secured all pieces, even if small and large pieces are placed in close proximity to each other.
2) The foam lasted - didn't get filthy and didn't fall apart after a short time.
3) Like you mentioned - didn't crush larger objects.

I recently had a new set of foam custom cut for a new sled. Cost about $150 for material and labor. Quite reasonable, though not variable like what you're thinking, Janice. I've stopped casing my sled for all but shipping/flying, so I've therefore stopped being extremely fussy about my sled case doing anything but protecting my gear. I'm quite happy with the new light and easy to manage occupant of my passenger seat for my day to day driving gigs.


Where'd you get your foam from and cut? $150 for material and labor is pretty good!
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