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#1 S. Adelson

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 09:14 PM

has anyone bought the new GPI center post?? any reviews on how rigid it is compared to the old style as well as others on the market?? thanks in advance

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#2 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 10:24 PM

I've had it for almost a year now. Love it! Much more rigid than the old one, even at full extension.
My only complaint is that the tolerance is so tight that if I tighten my Gorelock low mode docking ring as much as I would like to (or used to on the old post), it deforms the outer tube enough to make extending the post difficult if not impossible. I leave it just snug, which is not really a problem as the ring sits up on the extension locking collar when in use anyway and can't slide up.
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#3 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 10:37 PM

I forgot to mention that on my last movie, a camera assistant while carrying my rig out of the truck, took a dive off the lift gate when the stairs colapsed under him. Fortunately for him the rig broke his fall. Sent the rig back to GPI, the donkey box needed some fixin, but the centerpost checked out perfectly fine. I'm not sure the old one would have faired as well. (And great service by George who fixed it while the driver waited)
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