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#1 John Steele

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:13 AM

Hi Guys,

Just thought I would post some thoughts on the V25 now I have the complete system and post some pics of the new sled as there are a couple of changes since IBC.

The Vest:
Much like the previous V-series, very comfortable but now having the all important socket block adjustments, stops the arm flying away from you and means you can set it up to be in a more comfortable position. Great stuff

The Arm:
I'm absolutely loving the arm, extremely smooth, hardly any effort required to hold it at any height. Very well made and looks really cool :)

The Sled:
OK Just got the sled 2 weeks ago and it's just awesome. The V16 I had previously had served me well for a few years but the V25 is just in a different league. No tools adjustments for balance really makes it a helluva lot quicker and easier. Having everything wired through the post is great meaning no more cables flapping around while operating. The gimbal is brilliant, very smooth, doesn't feel like there's any friction, again very well made, now all machined as opposed to the punch and bent parts on the old V-series. Being able to independantly adjust the position of the monitor and batteries up and down and in and out make dynamic balance much easier.

Overall I'm extremely impressed with the V25, it has totally exceeded all my expectations, I think Glidecam have done an awesome Job with this rig. Kudos to Glidecam :D

Only one pic of the arm, that's not changed since IBC.

http://www.steelewor...V25/V25arm1.jpg
http://www.steelewor...5/fullsled1.jpg
http://www.steelewor...5/fullsled2.jpg
http://www.steelewor...andcamstage.jpg
http://www.steelewor...25/camstage.jpg
http://www.steelewor.../V25/gimbal.jpg
http://www.steelewor...V25/monitor.jpg
http://www.steelewor...5/lowerJbox.jpg

John.
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#2 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:59 AM

looks nice. how much was the entire setup?
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#3 John Steele

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 12:14 PM

Hi Mark,

I traded in my V16 so I got money off the normal retail price, but the first 100 units were selling for $7995 then the price goes to $9995, not sure if the first 100 have been sold yet.

I really do think it's great value for money.

John.

looks nice. how much was the entire setup?


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#4 Erik Brul

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 03:35 PM

Hi John,

As you know I just received last wednesday the Flyer. I did some flying last evening... very nice Rig and very very smooth overall...
But to be honest, DAMN.. that Rig of yours is very Sexy !!

Have much, great and save flying !! :D

Later, Erik
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 04:05 PM

Am I going nuts or does Glidecam's L7 Pro Monitor look EXACTLY like the Flyer monitor. Are they the same on the inside as well as the outside???

Ben
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#6 Erik Brul

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 04:15 PM

Am I going nuts or does Glidecam's L7 Pro Monitor look EXACTLY like the Flyer monitor. Are they the same on the inside as well as the outside???

Ben


Ben.., after looking at the monitor picture and now realtime looking at mine flyer monitor.., it seems indeed they are the same !

So, it is not Glidecam, not Steadicam.. it is a marshall monitor !
The same as the so called HD monitor from Steadicam, also seems a marshall monitor.

:blink: Erik
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#7 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 05:13 PM

10 grand is not bad and it looks so much better than earlier models of glidecams... very sexy indeed...
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#8 JobScholtze

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 05:33 PM

very sexy indeed...

Yep, so sexy that i bought it. Keep the Gold and use this for running stuff, traveling etc.
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