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.
(323) 363-7711 cell
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