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#1 thomas-english

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:58 AM

I am in Marocco. they want to shoot off a hotel quad bike in the desert off road.

off course can't go off the front.

i have the klassen hard mount.

what's best? ratchet a moy to the back? sit astride it?

advice and comments urgently required.

thanks!
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#2 William Demeritt

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:59 AM

Really depends on what shots you need. Front and back mounting techniques are probably easier that side mounting/shooting techniques.
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#3 Martin Stacey

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:04 AM

Hi Thomas,

Get to a local engineer an get them to take get a sheet of plate steel and weld a 2 1/4" pipe to it with a bolt running through it. then get a 2" pipe to feed through it to give you a riser. Drill the plate out in the corners and bolt it to the back. Sit on the plate (a cushion might help) and there you go.
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#4 Martin Stacey

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:06 AM

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#5 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:12 AM

Hi Thomas
Play it SAFE first and for most . If it is not SAFE don't do it. If you can't hard Mount I would go soft mount . The driver you must be able to trust 110%.
I would never trust $20 ratchets holding my hard mount in place .Do you have grips helping you ?
Off Road sand ??
Safety first .
Good luck
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#6 thomas-english

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:38 AM

thanks a lot for the reply's. Is a standard polaris (as pictured) front grill strong enough to sit on and.hard mount off. The local grip rekons it's fine. And the back grill? I wonder what they are rated to.

how much counterweight should I put the other side? looks like we are going forward.and backwards.

i imagine the suspension is going to bottom out. ive heard.rumour of a gator nearby. Might try and look at that for the higher speed rear facing off road stuff.

again thanks! amazing this forum when your stuck abroad hoping for wifi on your phone !

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#7 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

Thomas,
The counterweight is important. You can use less weight by offsetting it further . I would go hard mount. Get the Grips to rig a speed rail grid for you and go off it. Quads flip over in the sand. It happens, and I've seen it happen. Better not have the rig on you if that happens. As Louis says - get a guy you trust to drive the quad. If it starts getting hairy, point the camera at the sky.
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