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#1 Hugo_Langer

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 03:32 AM

RIG ENGINEERING AUSTRALIA - INSTANT RELEASE TOPSTAGE TM

Hello all,

After extensive research and development Rig Engineering Australia Pty Ltd is excited to announce that we have finally finished the Top Stage we have been developing for some years.

We have aptly named it the Instant Release Top Stage TM. We are seeking beta testers for field testing. If you would like to beta test our unit we would be happy to consider you.

- Instant Release of Dovetail Plate
- Instant Grasp of Dovetail Plate
- Rigid
- Corrosion Resistant
- Maintenance Free
- Fine & Coarse Adjustment
- Dual Side Operation
- Robust Securing Bolt in centre of 4 mounting screws
- Easy Access for Cleaning
- Dust & Grit resistant
- Tools Free Operation
- And more

We will have photos available shortly. We look forward to your feedback.


Rig Engineering Australia Pty Ltd
www.steadyrig.com
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Phone: +61 3 9898 6298
Fax: +61 3 9898 6218
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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 03:35 AM

wow! for once I'm on-line at the right time! Heck yeah, send it to me. I've been wanting to try this thing out since I first heard Hugo talk about it a while back.

send it on out and I'll give it a whirl.

e-mail me at mrtrunion@earthlink.net and I'll send you my info

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#3 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 05:41 AM

oh oh.. me too..

what are the requirements I need to meet.

I'm bald!

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#4 RobVanGelder

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 05:52 AM

I am absolutely in the market for a new topstage!

let´s talk about it.
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#5 Imran Naqvi

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 05:56 AM

I own an EFP which I'm looking to modify/upgrade and would also be interested in seeing this topstage.
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#6 Marcin Brauer

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:00 AM

Sounds interesting. How does it work in low-mode?
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#7 Erwin Landau

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:05 AM

Hi Hugo,

Took a while...
I'll take it for a spin.

Congrats,

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#8 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 08:35 AM

Hugo,

I would love to give it a try. You can message me here or email me at EricFletcher@mac.com or Steadi@comcast.net

Thanks
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#9 RonBaldwin

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 04:34 AM

hey guys,
Hugo and Dean are sending me their new top stage to play with on my show (everyone tune in Sun night 10 pm, ABC -- so I will be able to afford to buy John's sled back from sphincter-boy). I should have it in a few weeks. When I get it I'll let everyone know/post some pictures/have people over for beer and top stage. Then Hugo said to pass it along to the next chap to play with.

I'll let y'all know when it's here

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#10 RobVanGelder

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 10:14 AM

first come, first serve... :)
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#11 Hugo_Langer

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 11:50 AM

Hello all,

Thankyou so much for your interest in beta testing our new Topstage. We have had a great response both here and via emails. I will reply to each of you through the week.

I think logistically the best way to do this is to gather everyone?s details over the next few weeks and then put together some sort of itinerary based on your location. This way some of you may like to take the opportunity to organize a get together for a social gathering and make an afternoon of it.

If I publish a basic itinerary here perhaps we could all work with it and adjust it according to what works best for all. The Topstage's journey will commence in California as it has firstly been allocated to Ron Baldwin.

In the mean time please feel free to send your details and we will endeavor to include your name on the list of beta testers.

On a further note, some years ago when we commenced this project I had gathered a list of emails from operators who had requested a beta test of the Topstage when it is ready. Unfortunately, that data was lost when the server we were using at the time crashed. I did back up the data but have not been able to read it as we changed companies and now use a more reliable webmail server. My apologies to anyone who had emailed us at the time and if you would still like to Beta test the Topstage we will be only too happy to organize it for you.

Photos available soon.

Regards,

Dean A. Merlo

Rig Engineering Australia Pty Ltd
Website: www.steadyrig.com
Email: admin@steadyrig.com
Phone: +61 3 9898 6298
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#12 Sebastian Geret

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 03:28 PM

Wow of course I would like to test that!!!I also own a EFP rig which I`d like to upgrade!!
I live in Switzerland so you could get that thing in Europe to show around... :rolleyes:



Hope that`s possible :rolleyes:




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#13 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:38 AM

Dean--

Yes, please may I have some fun with your new toy?

I remember seeing the pics from a prototype some time ago and thinking then it was a good idea!

Drop me a line and I can put it through some serious cold weather testing in New England and New York!

Thanks!

Best,

Brant "Almost Frozen in NH" Fagan
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#14 Brett Manyluk

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 12:40 PM

Dean,

I would be happy to do extreme :ph34r: cold testing up here in the soon-to-be-frozen wilds of Western Canada. I had also contacted you a few years ago regarding this product...

Thanks,

Brett Manyluk
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#15 PeterAbraham

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 08:42 PM

Photos?
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