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A new sled for Jacques

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#1 jacques jouffret

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 12:42 PM

Well, I just did it. After 19 years with a PRO1, I finally upgraded to a PRO3. I can't really believe it myself, and I feel compelled to write my first post on this forum, to share this with the only group of people I know that can appreciate the magnitude of the moment.

What can I say. I loved my PRO1. I remember vividly my first visit with George and seeing the machine, and knowing right away that I had to have it, and that I had to get rid of my 3A as fast as I could.

Jack at GPI-PRO had called to tell me about this new sled when it came out. "You are going to like this one. You can set it up just like your PRO1. Same foot print, same height, same length, same weight, and more importantly same feel" I went to see it and I knew on the spot, that he was probably right.

However, I couldn't bring myself to make the switch.... too busy, too lazy, too emotionally attached to number 52. There were always a reason not to do it.

Finally, I had no choice. I'm starting a new feature where I will be switching constantly between Film/ 2D red / 3D red and I knew that the PRO1 would not cut it. Well, now I have seen the light and since then I keep asking myself, "Why did I wait so long to do this?" As all of you who are using it already know, this is a great sled, far superior to my old one in every aspect. It is a great combo between the old and the new the way I see it. Finally Jacques, welcome to the 21st century!

Jacques Jouffret


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#2 Aaron Medick SOC

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:33 PM

Congrats Jacques!! 19 happy years with the same sled is an amazing achiement and quite an indorsement for PRO. I wish you many more happy years flying it.

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#3 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:10 AM

Jacques, may I just say that I have sooo enjoyed the shots you've made these past nineteen years on that PRO 1.  Stunning work.


The PRO 3 is absurdly modular.  I have flown everything from 3D REDS to DSLrs on it.  It is a breathtaking sled.  I love it.  Jack at PRO has since introduced the Gen 4 which is essentially a PRO Lite 2 and an amazing sled, but the Gen 3 is in my mind the most versatile sled ever created.  You will love it.

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#4 Anders Holck Petersen

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:27 PM


yes you are indeed one of the reasons a lot of us started out in the first place. Amazing work, and hopefully more stunning operating in the future on your new rig.


All the best


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#5 Nicholas Davidoff

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:08 AM

Thanks for sharing Jacques. Alot of us here are obviously big admirers of your work and would love to hear any stories you have to tell. Please come visit more often. 


~ Nick

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#6 Twojay Dhillon

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:28 PM

I'm in shock!

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