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#1 Stefan von Bjorn

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 07:38 PM

Hello community,

     I have spent the last two years developing a telescoping mono pod for steadicam and 15 years prior dreaming of doing this. I have produced 4 prototypes with my machinist and tested each of them all on set for many weeks/months, then gone back to the machinist to improve it. After addressing all the issues I found wanting along the way, I finally have what I feel is a product that can withstand the rigors and constant demands of any steadicam operators needs and complete faith in the construction and strength of the locking devise. I personally have used this last prototype for the last year on every set I've worked on, most recently in the harshest natural environment of the Rockies. I had given one to Nick Davidoff this time last year to trial and evaluate and he loves it.

 

This is a collapsable (on demand, it has never/ will never collapse without depressing the heavy duty release button) monopod that is carried on the back of your dolly grip or spotter, in this configuration it is short and uses a rifle sling (not supplied) attached to the two provided attachment points on the monopod. I find everyone that sees this is saying the same thing "...that's the smartest and most useful invention I've ever seen for steadicam!"

 

I had 8 of these manufactured by one of the top machinists in our industry and they were not cheap to produce! I am selling the last 5 of these that I have, in order to go into a larger production run.

I am offering these to the first 5 buyers at $900.00. (Buyer pays shipping and any taxes)This is a one time price for these 5 only.

I have attached a photo of the telescoping monopole in extended and compressed mode using two Telepoles to demonstrate the two positions of the product.

Feel free to email me for a demonstration video.

Thank you for your interest.

 

Stefan von Bjorn,soc.

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#2 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 11:25 PM

What is the collapsed size ?

Will it fit in a peli 1650 or Storm 2950 case?

What size is the docking bracket?

 

I'm interested in buying one!

 

Rob Vuona

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#3 Stefan von Bjorn

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 07:34 AM

Rob, The collapsed length is 36 1/2 inches. I ship mine in a large tube similar to a stix case along with with my docking stand to protect both when my equipment ships out of town. When ordering I ask which size docking fork you will need 1and 1/2 or 2 inch. The fork is removable and then you have a 36 inch pole that is easy to transport. The docking fork is a slotted cup that is deep set in the fork.

Thank you for your interest Rob.

Best,

Stef


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#4 Stefan von Bjorn

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 08:00 AM

Rob, you can also go to Home Depot and buy a 4 inch piece of PVC cut to 37 or 38 inches, along with PVC end caps, glue some foam to each end of the inside ends of tube and on inside of end caps to make a shipping container, just like a super post, to protect it. I glue one end cap on permanently and then tape up the other end for access. The fork is easily removable to ship in this manner. Then put the fork in one of your hard cases. I can send you a picture of this set up if you would like.

Stef


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#5 Jarrett P. Morgan

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 08:25 PM

Is the fork locking? i.e. a gorelock? or is it just to rest?


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#6 Stefan von Bjorn

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 02:44 PM

Jarrett,

The fork is a slotted cup that your docking rings rest safely in when docking the rig in regular or low mode. There is no locking device on this fork. The weight of your rig and depth of the fork cup make it very safe and reliable. Your spotter/dolly grip will be holding the "Telepole" while you dock and mount up. The pole is collapsed and slung over their back while they spot you through your shot, when you get back to one or cut on your last mark they unsling the "Telepole", push the release button to extend  it to docking length, and viola, you have your temporary docking stand with you wherever you go. Here is a picture of the fork on my"Telepole". Note the holes in the fork for your T- Handled Allens.

 

If you or anyone has any further questions or would like me to send you a demo video please call or email me: svonbjorn@earthlink.net. (323) 363-7711 cell

 

Thank you for your inquiry.

Stef

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