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#1 kapil verma

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 01:47 AM

hey folks,
is it true tht you cant run with the backmount vest??
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#2 mattmarek

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 08:17 AM

where did you get this information?
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#3 TJ Williams

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 09:10 AM

Gee I hope this is not true since I'm on my way to work and, will be running (*like dogs) for cable TV Klassen protect us!
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#4 kapil verma

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 04:29 PM

i met Rob Van in Bangkok and he told me tht its very difficult to run with back mount vest...infact i remember him saying tht a person cannot run with this vest...

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#5 RobVanGelder

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 04:30 PM

Sure you can run. The only thing I have experienced is that it can take you a bit longer to get on speed. The frontmounted vest is already pulling you over and that helps for running, the backmounted vest gives you a different balance on your heels and toes and therefore needs (at least in my body) some more power to start up.
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#6 kapil verma

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 04:36 PM

OOOK!!! THANKS ROB....C U SOON...
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#7 Matt Burton

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 06:39 PM

Would a back mounted vest benifit a light weight steadicam flyer ?
I'm interested into the weight distrobution and how it effects walking.

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#8 kapil verma

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 03:09 PM

hey matt..i dnt hvae back mount vest yet...but planning to get one...maybe rob can tell u abt it>>>

regards...

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#9 Tom Szklarski

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 10:48 PM

as far as I know, the flyer arm won't work with Walter's vest. This information is from NAB.
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#10 Sven Joukes

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 05:35 AM

Hi,

I think that's right, Walter's vest has a socket block for the larger type arms, and I don't think you can replace it with a smaller one...
I met Walter earlier this week at IBC, and I must say he made a strong impression on me. He gave me a full and very comprehensive explanation of his design, as well as a hands on test of it. The vest felt incredible! He measured me right away, so if I ever wanted to order a vest (which I'm very likely to do... ;) ), he could make it right away, without me having to go over to his shop. (great service even before you're a customer!)

Best,

Sven
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#11 Matt Burton

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 05:53 AM

I kinda gathered the back mounted vest was only for larger rigs and maybe i need a larger rig (santa) !!!!!

Would i be right in thinking the back mounted design will smoothe out walking due to the weight distrobution. And a front mount better for running shots. Unless runnig backwards, is this practical with the back mounted design ?

chees
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#12 benedictspence

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 07:00 AM

Hi dudes!

Have done a fair bit of running this week with my back mounted vest I will say that yes you can absolutly run with it. Rob is totally right (in my opinion) however. Because of the difference in the way the weight is distributed across you body rather that infront of you it take a little longer to get up to speed- but I do feel alot better balanced even when running.

Again just want to add how damn great my new Klassen Vest is and how damn nice the Klassen FX guys are... Think there should be a new forum www.howgreatisklassenforum.com

Ben Spence
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#13 bobgilles

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 09:25 PM

I wonder if this vest will work with the flyer?

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#14 Mikko Wilson

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 04:32 AM

hmm.. that picture has been horizontally flipped...


I'm sure anything can be made to work! .all you need are some tools and abit of patience. - oh yeah, skill is prety usefull to. :)

- Mikko
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#15 mattmarek

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 08:43 AM

i think i'm gonna dress my girlfriend up in my tricked out rig...should we go bl4 or 535a? :D antlers and a ringlight...going a little overboard?
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