You might want to check your docking stands....
Posted 14 July 2006 - 07:40 AM
Has anyone else ever run into this?
Kelsey "living life large" W. Smith
P.S. Lesson learned.......use a heavier stand!!
Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:09 AM
Posted 14 July 2006 - 11:29 AM
Any who, you right, I'm glad I wasn't hurt or my rig.
Posted 14 July 2006 - 01:44 PM
A friend of mine used to own an avenger stand a couple of years back. Every time he docked his rig the pin would bend his way, to that point that the pin finally gave way. Modern Studio Equipment replaced the inner sleeve with a steel sleeve and welded the hell out of the pin...
I use the steel single riser Steadicam Stand from American Stand. I shorten the pin by about an inch and a half, just at the lower lip of the groove, so that the dock (Hill dock) sits firmly on the rubber O-ring. The latest addition is a plate with a second pin (made by Tom Gleason) that prevents the dock from spinning (less damage to the pin) and makes for a way more robust connection.
I'll post pictures later...
Erwin "I'm all broken up" Landau
Posted 14 July 2006 - 02:24 PM
Posted 15 July 2006 - 03:54 AM
Any change Tom wants to make some more of those? I would love to have one. I am always scared of that one pin design
Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:16 AM
That's his info:
Give him a call.
Erwin"just having ideas and Tom making them real" Landau
Posted 15 July 2006 - 06:03 AM
Thanks Erwin, and keep those ideas coming