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#1 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:04 AM

Is there a STEADICAM specific kit for the Yeager Cart available?

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#2 Jarrett P. Morgan

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:02 PM

A friend of mine has a Yeager and he is having them customize some stuff to fit it (I think the post and pad from the magliner. I would talk to them over at Yeager. Apparently they are super helpful!


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#3 RonBaldwin

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:15 PM

If you buy direct from Yeager they will do anything ya want. I had them make me a shorter top shelf so the rig didn't hang off the end, but sat safely on a dock stand built within the bottom shelf's footprint. The rig is more protected that way...spins better...the monitor is more coplanar...and the gimbal goes higher up the post
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#4 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:53 PM

That's exactly what I want!
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#5 Grayson Austin

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:44 PM

I was never a big fan of the Yeager.  Just preference.  anyway, went with the Backstage TR-04 cart because i like the accessories for it but wanted a way to protect the rig.  Some of you have seen my speed rail cage setup I have had for years now.  I have now upgraded that concept and am using a TR-04 JR top shelf with a regular TR-04 base.  †he JR top shelf has the same width dimensions as the senior version so i can use all my accessory parts i already had.  Now the cart is no longer than a senior but has the rig inside the base over the front wheels and i just added my speed rail cage I had already built.  The cage telescopes in for balancing and out for protection and handles for moving the cart around.  All I did was get two 1 inch speed rail base fittings and shave off some metal on the sides and drill holes through the cart base so the fittings matched up to where the JR shelf poles would go.  Odd that Backstage doesn't want to do this type of mod.  This was based on some drawings I have had for years and then I thought they would make this type of cart when Erwin got going on cart designs like he does.  They ended up making that steadicam cart they are doing with the angled verticals and basic telescoping handles.  Not quite what a lot of us wanted so I went back to my drawings and asked at Backstage if the JR shelf was in fact the same width/ pipe spacing.  It is.  It is really easy to do yourself if you have a metal grinder and drill or know a cheap metal worker.  The grips or props department could also probably do it for you for some beer...

 

Also, the Velvet Rope and "Do Not Enter" sign are not Backstage parts...

 

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#6 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:24 AM

cool, thx, when did you buy the ultra2?


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#7 Eric Schilling

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:18 PM

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#8 Brian Freesh

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:28 PM

Jens, Grayson's had the Ultra 2 for at least 4 years. He had it when I stopped by his show.


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