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#1 Guido Lux

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 07:09 AM

How do u guys like this for a change?!
Two weeks of this and my butt still hurts...


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#2 Nicholas M. Chopp

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 11:20 AM

Yikes. Looks like a blast to me. :-)

We just got 16 inches of snow in a day here in Minnesota. Maybe I'll hop on a snowmobile or something and shoot some stuff. :D
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#3 Hugo_Langer

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Posted 26 March 2005 - 07:05 AM

Looks interesting. I think Dale Henderson is thinking of doing something in the winter along these lines. We may contact you via email to get some advice from you. Our winter starts in about 8 weeks time. Matter of interest, what rig were you using?

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How do u guys like this for a change?!
Two weeks of this and my butt still hurts...


Guido "glued to the snowmobile" LuxAttached File  Focus_Skidoo_tiny.jpg   71.6KB   345 downloads

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#4 Brett Manyluk

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 01:48 PM

Anyone have experience rigging up on a snowmobile? (Sorry, "sled" for my fellow Hosers) Any pictures of cages or mounts? My understanding is that for my shoot, the terrain will be fairly even, and we're not going that fast (maybe 30kph). The thing that seems like a pickle is that the snowmobile is so low to the ground.

Thanks,

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#5 Erwin Landau

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 08:20 AM

Not much different then a Gator or the like, just on snow, as long as you can mount speed rail you can make a cage or let the Key grip do his magic...

Look out for the rubber chain (traction belt or whatever that thing is called that moves the snowmobile...)

If you get a chance on "Lara Croft, Tombraider" there are some great behind the scenes of David Emmerich and a Snowmobile...

Hope that helps,

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#6 Brett Manyluk

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 01:53 PM

Thanks Erwin. I'll check it out.

Still open to suggestions, photos, or links for any that have info on this subject.

Brett
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#7 Howard J Smith

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 02:29 PM

Hi Brett

How are you?

I used a 'trailer' hooked to the snowmobile - this is a good platform and HARD mount to it - LOTS of padding as you do get thrown around - also if you are using a PRO arm make sure there is padding under your sled so you do not bottom out too hard.

Keep your CG low and have fun!!. (watch the corners!)
hope this helps?

All the best
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#8 nealnorton

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 03:22 AM

Hello Howard:

I'm glad to hear you are back on-line.

Regards,

Neal Norton
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#9 Guido Lux

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 08:23 AM

Hi,

I've been riding a skidoo for two weeks in a row, last feb! You will need a very good rigger...!
Check out these...

cheers, Guido "I padded everything" LuxAttached File  Focus_Skidoo_small.jpg   173.51KB   475 downloads

More...

If you want more I could mail them to you! Then you can really look at the details...

Guido "keep moving weight to the front" Lux

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#10 Brett Manyluk

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 12:37 AM

Yes! Yes!

Please mail me some more pics of the skidoo setup.

Thanks!!

Brett

(I'll send you my address)
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#11 Guido Lux

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 05:32 AM

Did you get the pics?

cheers, G
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#12 Chris Haarhoff

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 03:50 PM

Wow Guido,

What scares me about your pics are the birds nest of cables waiting to get dragged into the tracks taking you and the sled with them.....
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#13 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 07:16 AM

Gents--

For starters, try and get a hold of a sled that has some adaptable hard points like a SkiDoo 2-up or work sled like a Skandic WT or SWT. These sleds have some rosettes on the rear sides of the tunnel and are used to attach back rest frames.

Since they are on opposing sides of the tunnel, they form perfect hard points to attach rigging to provided you can get the matching rosette half from the appropriate dealer. After that, just bolt together some speed rail to set a cheese plate above the tail end of the seat. You probably should attach a third leg to fashion a tripod effect that braces the cheese plate to the rear handle found on the aft end of the tunnel.

From the cheese plate, you could attach a high hat or even bolt your Garfield right to it. Or even just stay with tubing and mount your vest bridge plate directly with u-bolts.

Just my .02

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Brant "Already snowing in NH" Fagan
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#14 Brett Manyluk

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 03:42 PM

Thanks for all the great advice guys. And yes, I did get the pictures. Just haven't been back here for a while. Those are very helpfull.

Question: mounting on the towed sled vs on the Skidoo: which config provides for the less jarring ride? Wouldn't the shocks on the skidoo take out more bumps than banging around in the sled? Not that I hope to be going fast enough to get banged around...

Thanks again all,

Brett
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#15 Guido Lux

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 02:31 AM

Hi Brett!

I tried the trailer version...! To unsafe for me! For slow moves Ok but if you were t go any faster than 20KPH there's no way I'd sit on the trailer!! It's also very importand to be able to talk to the driver of the skidoo!!!
And for the cables: the cameras are wireless! There's no way you could do it on a triax!
Need more pics or help with the setup!? MAil me!

cheers, Guido "waiting for the snow" Lux
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