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First time with hardmount on golf cart -ADVICE or TIPS please.

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#1 Alan G. Kelly

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 12:40 AM

Hey all,


Finally doing my first hardmount on a golf cart soon. Leading, following and maybe some profile all on some kids on bicycles. 


Don't have gyros or a Wave. Also haven't yet seen the golf cart in question.


Any and all advice and tips welcome.


Thank you



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#2 Shawn Wang

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 02:07 AM

i dont really know how to shoot following. as mounting in front of the cart is a big no no. 


Ive done 2 inch pipes and baby stick and hi hat mounts.   go with hi hat if grips can't rig pipes 


offset the mount to left or right based on your operating side, if u go right at center you will find it hard to operate and see the monitor. 


go with neutral balance. and yes dynamic balance is a BIG MUST. 


other than that have fun lol. i find its easier to operate on hard mount. tho few minutes later your non operating hand will suffer loads of pain cuz u keep dragging the rig in position so it doesnt fly away. lol  

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#3 Nils Valkenborgh

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 02:53 AM

Hi Alan,


Leading isn't really difficult to deal with, just secure your gimbal to the armpost with the pin you'd normally use for low mode, you wouldn't want the rig bouncing off the arm. Might be handy to secure the top side of the arm (armpost) to the mounting point with a bungee, if you plan on fast take-offs (and to save your non operating hand from dragging the rig in position). When following, just make sure you have some kind of shin guard (tubes, construction wood,...) as well as some kind of cage out if sight of your shooting area (a tube window). Safety goggles for dust or gravel coming off the bikes tires (and a clear filter for your lens) is a must.


As far as extra gimmicks go such as the Wave or Gyros, you can always go with antlers, rather inexpensive to improvise but not ideal. When balancing your rig, you'll be better off setting a slower drop time than your used to (near neutral) as Shawn mentioned, fast drop times result in loss of control.


Good Luck

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#4 Alan G. Kelly

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 01:21 PM

Excellent. Thanks guys!

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#5 PeterAbraham


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Posted 09 July 2016 - 08:15 PM

Good stuff so far !


Harness yourself in. Harness the SLED in as well using vinyl-coated steel wire from Home Depot. You know the aisle where the locks and chain is? It's in there. Make a long loop that you can anchor to the cart, pass up through the opening in the end of the arm just behind the arm post and back down. Make it adjustable so you can have the driver swerve or hit a bad bump and NOT HAVE the sled rocket out of your hand.


Helmet, all good stuff.


Rehearse EACH SHOT at half speed. Make sure the path is secured and controlled. Drives move on instinct. A kid on a bike, a car, a dog- that golf cart driver will jerk the wheel. You won't go flying if you are truly secured.

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