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#1 JamesSainthill

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 06:37 PM

Hey there,
Does anybody know the name of the company (and website) that has copied the GPI PRO arm design - and before anybody jumps on my back, I own a Pro arm so I just want to take a look at the copy.
Thanx,
J.St.Hill
BRING BACK HOCKEY PLEASE!
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#2 RobVanGelder

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 08:00 PM

http://www.progear.d...rint-index.html

If you want to see one, you might go to thailand.....

(Lot´s of other things to see as well :P )

Oh, and this discussion has been here for almost the lifetime of the GPI Pro-arm so where have you been all that time???
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#3 JamesSainthill

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 10:14 AM

Where have I been ... living in my igloo that is currently burried under all this snow that we have in Canada! Makes charging my sled's batteries quite a chore - gotta love my dogsled mount though!

Thanks Rob - enjoy the beach.
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#4 RobVanGelder

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 10:30 AM

Yes! send us some pictures from the Dogsled mount!

More pictures on the forum! So we can see what we are talking/bitching,/teasing/praising about.

Akwavit and wodka in the igloo..... not a bad combination :D
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#5 Eduardo Tuviera

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 12:56 PM

Yes! send us some pictures from the Dogsled mount!

More pictures on the forum! So we can see what we are talking/bitching,/teasing/praising about.

Akwavit and wodka in the igloo..... not a bad combination :D

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Can you send that ad again?.. I'm new to this forum and Im very much
interested with the Pro Arm imitation. :)
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#6 Guillaume Quoilin

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 07:41 AM

Hi guys,

I'm looking for a new arm and i see on net ProGear Arm...

Does someone have information about this arm: price, weight, etc...

Some people say that it's like a pro arm but i 've never find comparaison between them...Is it better than Steadyrig arm! (it seems different in the conception like 3a arm)

If someone can help me!

Best regards

Guil
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#7 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 09:12 AM

BEWARE OF PROGEAR!!

Do a forum search!

-Rick.
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Posted 27 December 2005 - 03:15 PM

Rig Engineerings silver spring arm rocks! I had nothing but great results with my old silver spring arm. Well worth the price and great customer service.


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#9 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 04:09 PM

Rig Engineerings silver spring arm rocks! I had nothing but great results with my old silver spring arm. Well worth the price and great customer service.


BJ McDonnell


I'll second that about Rig Engineering’s customer service. One word...“Excellent”!
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#10 Nils Ruinet

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 05:05 PM

Rig Engineerings silver spring arm rocks! I had nothing but great results with my old silver spring arm. Well worth the price and great customer service.


BJ McDonnell


I'll second that about Rig Engineering?s customer service. One word...?Excellent?!


Yes really !
:)

I just ordered one from rig engineering, and I have to say until now, they've been fantastic. Quick and nice answers to all of my questions... Decent price...
Can't wait to receive it !

And regarding "Pro Gear", it seems to be the complete opposite...
If it's a PRO-type arm (which is actually a patented design, isn't it ??), it may be a little better than a 3A-type arm, but what if you never receive it even if you've paid for it ? What if you need to have it repaired later ? I definatly wouldn't buy anything there...
There are a few recent topics regarding "Pro Gear" on the forum, read them.

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#11 costasflex

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 08:40 AM

And how about the new zero-g arm from actioncam.Tremendous range,compatible, and nice price.
Constantine Tirintzis :)
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#12 thomas-english

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 06:23 PM

The Infamous Progear arm.....

well, I used one for a year and just upgraded to a master arm.

You will find plenty here about progear customer service which is absolutely beyond crap. So inconceivably bad you could never fathom the levels of dishonesty rubbish etc etc...

The arm itself.

Well it works! at its mid point (where the springs balance) it works very very well. slow shots and running shots at this midpoint are incredibly smooth. I certainly cannot replicate those shots with my master.

lifting or pushing away from this midpoint is something else. Where the master is isoelastic (no lift) the pro arm needs 2lbs lift ... the 3a/efp (i am guessing) need 5lbs .. the progear needs maybe 10lbs.. its a lot off lift and can be hard work.

The reliability... well its a lot of metal... quite heavy but strong I assume. Bits do just fall off it though but they are easily fixed. Ive heard of other problems that are much more serious and with such crap customer service this would be a major issue.

It will carry between anything and anything.. but whatever don t pay too much money for one! because its not worth it for the hassle. you can get a used 3a or better still a rig engineering.

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#13 Guillaume Quoilin

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 01:04 PM

Hi guys,

Happy new year for all of you and your family: health, work with passion, etc...

Thanks for all your information about Progear arm... Even if it seems to be a good arm, i notice that thereis a lot of problem with the Progear inc. And it s silly to buy one and have to wait an lot of month in order to receive it.

The rig eng. look like a good alternative to buying a good arm with service quality!

Is someone had information about G-70 steadicam arm: price,if it s posible to trying it in Europe and buying?

Best regards,

Guil
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#14 Nicolas Rome

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 09:26 AM

Does anyone know anything about this the pro-gear system?
Specifically about the arm???
How did they manage to copy George Paddok' s arm?
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#15 Brett Manyluk

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 04:21 PM

For all of you curious about the progear arm, do a search on the forum in the archives about that topic and you'll find all the reading material you need.

For those of you who are looking for a new arm, make sure to check out the Steadyrig arm and the Baer-Bel. The Baer bel has the same performance and weight characteristics of the Pro arm and is built very tough. It is an economic choice if the Pro is too much of a stretch financially.

James,

Just wondering what part of Canada you're from and what system you currently have. Always good to see another dog sled pilot on the forum.

Brett Manyluk
Edmonton, AB
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