I am looking to start a conversation on Fixed Length Posts.
A few years ago I got one used [for my XCS sled] and at the time i felt it was too long. So I paid XCS to cut it down to apx 17.5 inches.
I fly the U1 but with a LCS monitor. Until recently I would use one dionic [sometimes two] on the rear of the sled, and a trim pac located under the sled. For most wired broadcast cameras this served me well. Sometimes i might use other batteries for wireless cameras, but when i was on a wired camera, the fixed post [and its new length] worked out well enough for me.
Recently I had a job and i was uncertain as to the weight of the broadcast camera so the night before the gig i went back to my sock telscoping post. While swapping from the fix post to the telescoping post is easy enough, I never like to do that sort of stuff on site unless I have too.
now the advantage of the fixed post over the telescoping post is about a pound in weight. that in not much weight, but if the gig has you in the rig for over three hours, EVERYTHING adds up.
so now I am wondering, what lengths work for other operators. I think My fixed XCS post was 22inches before i had it cut down. the weight change from 22inches to 17.5 was almost nothing; the biggest difference is in balance. If I had the U2 it might be too short. but my first rig was an CP Model 2, so even 17.5 inches is longer then what I first learned on.
anyone else out there using fixed length posts?