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#1 Michelle Bridges

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:47 PM

Hi everyone.

We would just like to say thank you very much. Thanks to all the people who stopped by. Thanks to all the people who helped out at the show and at our booth. We had a blast with the 92lb challenge and we hope you did too. It was our pleasure to be there with you and for you.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

The PRO team.
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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:02 PM

Michelle,

Thank you for everything! You guys were great. Just wonderful to see you all and all the cool new products. I'm so happy with the direction you guys are taking PRO. It is so nice to know we are still in good hands. I'm looking forward to seeing the new shop on Wed. Thanks again.
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#3 David M. Aronson

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:43 PM

Hi everyone.

We would just like to say thank you very much. Thanks to all the people who stopped by. Thanks to all the people who helped out at the show and at our booth. We had a blast with the 92lb challenge and we hope you did too. It was our pleasure to be there with you and for you.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

The PRO team.

What's a 92lb challenge?
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#4 Afton Grant

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:19 PM

What's a 92lb challenge?


Ron, you want to take this one?
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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:00 PM

What's a 92lb challenge?


Ron, you want to take this one?


ok...here goes:
the 92 lb challenge was something that Pro had been trying to do for a while. It involved a 92lb weakling (me), a slip-n-slide, 3 hands-free segways (driven by Frenchmen of course), a digital bartech, 2 digital heden motors, a walkie, a dozen camera screws, a go-pro and a bucket of flan.

1st, I was stripped down to my undies (most the on-lookers fled at this point), the bartech receiver was velcroed to my back hair and a heden motor was attached to each ankle. A string was run from the motor gears to my undies. I was to try to run from the Pro booth to the Tiffen booth on the slip-n-slide while covered in flan.

But that wasn't the hard part -- Pedro had the new uber-cool bartech remote with two channel capabilities and was trying pull my skivies down with the motors on my ankles (naturally, the go-pro was attached to the bartech, aimed at Pedro so he can do a tutorial on puling down underwear in 3d). I was armed only with camera screws, which I was throwing at the walkie, desperately trying to key it (which would interrupt the bartech's signal and stop my trou from dropping, saving many a law suite...and many a lunch). The screw-tossing required an enormous amount of concentration because the three Frenchmen on the segways were flicking cigarette butts at my head while circling me -- they were especially aggravated that Lisagav is not exported to France and not privy to the numerous benefits to be had with the noble lube. Speaking of lube, I probably don't have to explain the joys of being covered with flan, but unfortunately I was using flan from Jumbos which has a high percentage of moonshine...the cigarettes ignited the flan before I could make it to the Tiffen booth. Epic failure (to use an often used term when in the presence of Reds).

I am typing this from the burn unit in Torrence...next year will be a success.
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#6 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:09 PM

What's a 92lb challenge?


Ron, you want to take this one?


ok...here goes:
the 92 lb challenge was something that Pro had been trying to do for a while. It involved a 92lb weakling (me), a slip-n-slide, 3 hands-free segways (driven by Frenchmen of course), a digital bartech, 2 digital heden motors, a walkie, a dozen camera screws, a go-pro and a bucket of flan.

1st, I was stripped down to my undies (most the on-lookers fled at this point), the bartech receiver was velcroed to my back hair and a heden motor was attached to each ankle. A string was run from the motor gears to my undies. I was to try to run from the Pro booth to the Tiffen booth on the slip-n-slide while covered in flan.

But that wasn't the hard part -- Pedro had the new uber-cool bartech remote with two channel capabilities and was trying pull my skivies down with the motors on my ankles (naturally, the go-pro was attached to the bartech, aimed at Pedro so he can do a tutorial on puling down underwear in 3d). I was armed only with camera screws, which I was throwing at the walkie, desperately trying to key it (which would interrupt the bartech's signal and stop my trou from dropping, saving many a law suite...and many a lunch). The screw-tossing required an enormous amount of concentration because the three Frenchmen on the segways were flicking cigarette butts at my head while circling me -- they were especially aggravated that Lisagav is not exported to France and not privy to the numerous benefits to be had with the noble lube. Speaking of lube, I probably don't have to explain the joys of being covered with flan, but unfortunately I was using flan from Jumbos which has a high percentage of moonshine...the cigarettes ignited the flan before I could make it to the Tiffen booth. Epic failure (to use an often used term when in the presence of Reds).

I am typing this from the burn unit in Torrence...next year will be a success.



Vote for Ron
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#7 William Demeritt

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:49 PM

ok...here goes:
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I am typing this from the burn unit in Torrence...next year will be a success.


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#8 David Baldwin

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:02 PM

I bet that was quite a show. Did the Frenchmen get arrested? I can't believe I missed it. I showed up @ 1 pm on Friday because I a can't read very gud or follow directions all that well. Better luck next year Ron and keep the burns salved up. May the 'gav work it's healing magic.
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#9 David M. Aronson

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:55 PM

I hear that rubbing lisagav on yourself while wearing a Pro vest and a WK vest backwards and drinking llama milk will clear those burns right up.
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#10 James Davis

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:11 PM

Ron.....please come to England and have a beer down the pub, you are officially the funniest man in Steadicam.....

Vote for Ron...

and thats the bottom line, because Eric says so!
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#11 RonBaldwin

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:31 PM

The nurses here at the burn unit let me go online again to say thanks for the well wishes, and sorry to Pro for the thread-jack.

There was a constant crowd of surly steadicam ops at the Pro booth nearly 24/7 -- all drooling over really nice, simple and innovative technology to make our jobs easier. The new arm is sweet, the new lw base is awesome, the grey canisters are...well, they make my hernia flare up just looking at them. The new money and space saving options with their gimbal is a wonderful idea, as is continuing the supply of dbox 2 parts.

Their camera screws are the only caveat -- the un-aerodynamic nature of the Pro screw leaves much to be desired when it comes to tossing/throwing/flicking/lobbing/pitching and (god forbid) expecting a small grouping to save one's dignity. The Pro screw need work. Everything else is sweet!

ah...morphine's here
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#12 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:26 PM

Ron,

You may not want me back into your guest room tonight since I just pissed myself reading that!
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#13 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:58 AM

What's a 92lb challenge?


Ron, you want to take this one?


ok...here goes:
the 92 lb challenge was something that Pro had been trying to do for a while. It involved a 92lb weakling (me), a slip-n-slide, 3 hands-free segways (driven by Frenchmen of course), a digital bartech, 2 digital heden motors, a walkie, a dozen camera screws, a go-pro and a bucket of flan.

1st, I was stripped down to my undies (most the on-lookers fled at this point), the bartech receiver was velcroed to my back hair and a heden motor was attached to each ankle. A string was run from the motor gears to my undies. I was to try to run from the Pro booth to the Tiffen booth on the slip-n-slide while covered in flan.

But that wasn't the hard part -- Pedro had the new uber-cool bartech remote with two channel capabilities and was trying pull my skivies down with the motors on my ankles (naturally, the go-pro was attached to the bartech, aimed at Pedro so he can do a tutorial on puling down underwear in 3d). I was armed only with camera screws, which I was throwing at the walkie, desperately trying to key it (which would interrupt the bartech's signal and stop my trou from dropping, saving many a law suite...and many a lunch). The screw-tossing required an enormous amount of concentration because the three Frenchmen on the segways were flicking cigarette butts at my head while circling me -- they were especially aggravated that Lisagav is not exported to France and not privy to the numerous benefits to be had with the noble lube. Speaking of lube, I probably don't have to explain the joys of being covered with flan, but unfortunately I was using flan from Jumbos which has a high percentage of moonshine...the cigarettes ignited the flan before I could make it to the Tiffen booth. Epic failure (to use an often used term when in the presence of Reds).

I am typing this from the burn unit in Torrence...next year will be a success.


Ron !! You just out did yourself !
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#14 Kevin Andrews SOC

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:14 AM

Epic post Ron. And very detailed.
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#15 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:39 AM

Ron,I'm almost pissing my panties. Next cinegear we have to have a beer!
Damm can't find my diapers.

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