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#1 Michael Nelson

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

As just a general poll, I'm wondering what rig ((franken-rig is an acceptable answer), arm and vest you all have and for how long you have been using them. Who has the oldest rig and still uses it on a frequent basis?

 

I suppose I'll start by saying I have an MKV Evo and have had it for 13 months now.  


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#2 Evrim KAYA

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:08 PM

Hello Michael,

I had access to my mentor’s old, highly modified IIIa, Ultra arm, model III vest  for three and a half years as well as his current MK-V Nexus v3, Pro arm, WK harness. Last June I bought an Ultra2, G-70,
Ultra2 vest setup.



 




 


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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:00 AM

XCS Ultimate almost 7 years
Pro Arm almost 15 years
Pro Suit almost 15 years
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#4 Erwin Landau

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:46 AM

XCS Ultimate 10 years
Pro Arm 12 years
Pro Vest 5 years
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#5 Sean Jensen

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:50 AM

Pro Sled for almost 11 years

Pro Arm 3 years

Pro Vest 3 years


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#6 Dan Ayers

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:58 PM

I just got a PRO vest, but had been using the same CP Model 2 vest for over 25 years! 


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#7 Richard James Lewis

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:01 AM

XCS / PRO Sled 2 years.

PRO ARM  3 years

Klassen Harness 7 years

 

Before that for years I had various MK-V and Tiffen sleds. EFP arms, G50, G70 etc.

 

Happy now tho.

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#8 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:49 PM

Frankin Rig              - 17 years

CP frankin Vest        - 10 years

EFP & Masters arm  - 10 years

 

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Now

Steadicam Phantom • V    - 3 years

Pro Vest                             - 7 years

Pro Arm                              - 3 years


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#9 Chris Callarman

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:16 AM

Master Series Sled, Arm, & Vest, 15 years. Still working fine but I am itching for an PRO upgrade, just gotta find me a big bag of money. B)


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#10 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:43 PM

6 years Ultra2
6 years G70
6 years Ultra Vest

prior 4 years borrowed Ultra/Masters Prototype Rig
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#11 PeterAbraham

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

Hmm. By item, I think.

Model I sled.
Model II sled, then modified to single III centerpost and gimbal with X/Y top stage.
Master Series Elite Sled.
Custom built lightweight sled with IIIA post and gimbal.
EFP Sled retrofitted with Batt and Monitor dual rods/ weight clamps/ dual PowerCube mount/ HDSDI

Model I Arm, adjustable black springs.
Model III Arm,Gold springs
Model IIIA Arm, Gold springs
Master Arm
Flyer prototype arm
G-50 arm with updated bearings

Model I vest
Custom built carbon fiber vest
Exovest

27 years in.

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#12 Brad Hruboska

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:06 PM

PRO sled 10 years

PRO arm 10 years

Klassen Harness 12 years.


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#13 jorge agero

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:35 PM

Pro sled 11 years
Pro Arm 8 year
Pro Vest 5 years
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#14 RonBaldwin

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:20 PM

CP model2 -- 3 yrs

Pro1 sled -- 13 yrs

Pro2 sled -- 3 yrs

 

Pro arm -- 12 yrs

 

CP model2 vest -- 7 yrs

Klassen harness -- 10 yrs

Pro vest -- 3 yrs


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#15 David Allen Grove

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:41 PM

Master Series Film Sled 18 years 

Master Series ARM        18 years 

Master Vest                     9 years (1995-2004)
 

Klassen Harness             9 years (2004-present)


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