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#1 Dan Ayers

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:18 PM

I have some full speed running shots coming up and was wondering how fast can you go on a Rickshaw? Is there a better alternative?

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#2 William Demeritt

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:24 PM

I would be inclined to say FULL SPEED running isn't right for a rickshaw: getting up to speed, keeping it in the right direction, wobbly wheels could mean problems. For full speed running, I'd probably request a Griptrix: hard mount, speed adaptable, very reliable at those speeds. Also, you won't burn up the grips pushing the rickshaw at full sprint for a shot and then needing to slow something that massive down by hand.

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#3 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

You could probably get up to a pretty good speed but I do not think it's the right tool for the job. Griptrix or something like that. If that's not available, so many key grips have an atv or rhino or something like that they can rig with a hard mount. Even wearing the rig on the back of a golf cart would be a better option.
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#4 thomas-english

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:21 PM

Maximum speed sprint is a bad idea on a rickshaw as it leaves nothing left for the grip to speed up to pull it backwards to slow it down... If you see what I mean.
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#5 Dan Ayers

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:06 PM

Grip Trix is too big to get through people. That was our first choice.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:03 PM

What camera are you using?
You can do it yourself.....hehehehe
It takes a moment to get up to speed, but when you do, you can ride and shoot faster than most can run. if there is dialogue to cover from the runner, then it might not be a good idea.

I have another bike that the AC rides and pedals and I sit on the back in a bolted in tractor chair facing backwards while shooting handheld.
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#7 Steve Acheson

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:31 PM

This cart is only 30" wide and top speed of 10 mph

http://www.cartmart....el-carriers.php


and if you need to chase the person rather then proceed there is this cart 29.5" top speed of 8mph

http://www.cartmart....tockchasers.php


Since the average human running speed is around 9 mph they might work out of you...
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#8 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:32 AM

Forget a Rickshaw, get the correct tool for the job

Griptrix

or the best one on the market the Carpenter Camera Cars "Chase Cam" it will do 75mph

Chase Cam
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#9 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:31 AM

Talk to Herb at Griptrix. He has a smaller car. If thats not available he will figure something else out.
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#10 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:32 AM

Thats the one :

http://griptrix.com/TrackerAT2.htm
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#11 William Demeritt

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:33 AM

Grip Trix is too big to get through people. That was our first choice.


Put a cow catcher on the front, and you can get through lots of people! Take 2 might have fewer capable extras, though...
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#12 Dan Ayers

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:18 PM

They are worried about the 300 extras we are going to have. I figure with that many, we could run over a few, but they see it differently!!

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#13 William Demeritt

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:17 PM

How about a segway? Top speed is 12.5mph (so says the Internet), but the danger goes from running over the extras to you tripping at doing a face plant.
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#14 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

Describe the shot, and what camera are you going to use? both of those things will steer the advice in certain directions...
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