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#1 mark viducich

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 12:02 AM

can someone please explain what it means to adjust the threads on the flyer arm to ones body configuration and then how do you go about making said adjustments
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#2 Charles King

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 12:44 AM

It simply means adjusting the fore and aft and side to side adjustments on the socket block to suit ones operating habits with the type of load presently being used. If I make any sense. :rolleyes:
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#3 Charles Papert

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 02:23 AM

To add to CK's thoughts, how about this: stand with the rig on and walk in place for a bit, then freeze in a comfortable position (i.e. weight properly distributed). If the arm is correctly adjusted, the rig will float in the proper orientation to your body without requiring much force to reign it in from your own arms. If it is showing a tendency to pull in one direction or another, use the fore/aft and side/side adjustments at the socket block to compensate for this.
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#4 Andrey Yazydzhi

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 03:56 AM

Mark !
Do not forget to stand straight (position of your body) and your rig must be in front of you in 10-20 cm from your body without your hands. Use for/aft and side/side adjustments on your arm socket block.Then you may try to move with your rig and correct adjustmens to fill you comfortable.

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Andrey Yazydzhi,Russian steadicam operator&instructor,
yazydzhifilms.com,
yazydzhi@mail.ru,
+7 903 740 64 81.
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#5 Charles King

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 08:05 AM

Thanks guys for going into depth. :) I have a tendency to scrape the surface with the chance of others understanding what I mean; which often leads to someone else explaining it better. :D BTW, Happy belated Birthday CP(off topic) ... now back to topic.
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