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#1 rrp.steadicam


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 05:11 PM

Hi guys.


I have a big big problem at the moment. Last weekend during a show , when I was lifting my archer2 i felt a pain in my R knee. I´ve a basketball in my knee at the moment. I´ve done some exams and "it´s not a big deal", so they say.


Next wednesday I´ve a football mach to record and I need to be fit. Can´t cancel the job because all the other steadicam are busy...  do you know some kind of protection to use on the knee? I know I wont be better after the job but I don´t want to get really injured. Thanks

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#2 Janice Arthur

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 06:32 PM

Dear RRP;

First we need to know your name and talk to Tim Tyler about that.

Second your doctor may be able to suggest a solution that won't cause more damage.

Third let Production know you're hurt and as much as you don't want to be you'll have to sit this one out?
They can decide to bring in someone from outside the area, a newbie, or simply no Steadicam this week.
That's what they do and it happens occasionally.

Good luck.
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#3 Shawn Wang

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 12:30 AM

go buy the rubberband thing that goes on your knee. it spreads the load off your knee to the muscles around it. 


people who has knee surgery uses that to recover and relearn walking. 


maybe that may help you a little. 


dont put it on regularly, just for the job and have your knee fixed before taking on another job 


hope it helps 

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#4 chris fawcett

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 07:13 AM

You get one chance to fix injuries like this, that's right now. Cancel the job, or this little injury might niggle you for the rest of your life.

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#5 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 01:04 AM

Chris is 100% correct. The pain and swelling in your knee is your body saying it's a no go.

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#6 Peter Hoare

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 06:51 PM

Yeah, I dislocated my knee when I was about 14 and its never been right since. I slipped over and it twisted out again when I was swimming at the Vdara in vegas after NAB, and now its just totally screwed Never a second goes by when my knee does not feel weird (it feels wrong as I type this). Im not an operator, but ive learnt, with knees in general, once they are seriously damaged, they are never the same again. Last thing you want is to totally screw your knee, you have a chance to avoid that now as Chris says...

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