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#1 Mitch Mommaerts

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:34 PM

Hi fellow readers and operators, 

 

I'm researching modular products and currently looking at the PRO lineup. I don't have many if any local contacts in the industry so hopefully this forum is the place to start for such a request.

 

I would like to ask any PRO Titan or Atlas owners in southern Ontario Canada if I could try their rig. I have several years of experience on the various systems I own (X10, Flyer), SOA trained, and could also get some referrals from some top operators.

 

My ideal setup to try would include the following:

- Front Mounted Vest (Pro or Steadicam)

- PRO Titan or Atlas arm

 

I'm not too concerned about the type of sled, just something to test out the arms. If you have a PRO sled as well that would be bonus but not my primary objective to look at.

 

I would only need about 10-15 minutes with the rig although I may take up some additional time asking questions related to the rig or industry if time permits.

 

I will work around your convenience. Please PM me if you can help me out with an opportunity.

 

Thank you very much,

 

Mitch


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#2 Janice Arthur

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:08 PM

Mitch

No offense but you're about to spend many thousands on a very big investment; buy a plane ticket to LA and stay overnight and try out everything from all the top manufacturers PRO Tiffen and XCS and any others might find

This 2000 investment would be well worth it and is tax deductible

Good luck

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#3 Mitch Mommaerts

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:13 PM

Hi Janice,

 

No offence taken and your reply is greatly appreciated. I did look into that option and even spoke with Michelle about it. They were more than accommodating. At this time in my current schedule it's better for me to see who's out there locally. The other thing is, it couldn't hurt to know some local pro users, should I go that route, and make some new friends along the way.

 

Thanks again Janice!

 

Mitch


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#4 Janice Arthur

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:11 AM

Mitch;

 

I'll try one more time, yes its good to know local guys but you're missing lots of information because you'll only try one rig then rely on information from Michelle and others that you haven't tried and seen.

 

(Even within the PRO family of gear they have options I can't sort out all the exact details on and I'd want to see in person to make the right choices; (same with the others just to be completely fair.))

 

Yes, you're busy but if you are, I'd say get all the info you can locally but purchase after you see the stuff in LA and all the choices you have.

 

You're buying, what 20-50K of gear and you're relying on a 10-15 min try with a local guy and some phone calls and internet.

 

You're a grown man, I'm sure smart but does this seem llike a good idea?

 

Good luck and have a great week.

 

Janice


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#5 Mitch Mommaerts

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:34 AM

Hi Janice,

 

My apologies for any lack of leading information I held. In keeping my original thread focussed, I didn't want to mention that have been trying and using Archers, Ultra2s, Shadows as well as Sachtlers for the past few months and am doing due diligence by making sure to try the pro products, the arm in this case, since my favourite vest next to the exo is the pro vest. The 15 minutes is to ensure it won't be inconvenient for anybody and, from my experience that's enough time for me to know if the arm and I have potential to click, I know the feel I'm looking for after trying and using the above rigs. Then after there's several other steps involved (One of which may still be heading down to Pro). I didn't want to post my thoughts (subjective and objective), directions, experience and process in my original post in order to keep the thread simple and focussed towards my goal. Maybe I shouldn't have mentioned that I own an x10 which has been in the closet for 4+ years and a heavily modified 2nd gen flyer as that likely leads to the assumption that I'm a newbie (which i'm fine with as I'm always open to learning and even re-learning).

 

Have yourself a great weekend as well and I'm honoured to having your attention to this thread and feedback. Thanks again!

 

Mitch


Edited by Mitch Mommaerts, 12 July 2013 - 10:37 AM.

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#6 Janice Arthur

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:30 AM

Mitch;

 

So glad you have done your homework; like I said I thought you were a smart guy.

 

I have often helped others buying gear second-hand and they worry about shipping and checking out the gear and they forget that when its a significant purchase they should just buy a plane ticket to some location, check out the gear, hand them a certified check, and fly home with it rather than any other way.

 

Good luck with your purchase.

 

Janice


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