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#1 Ramon Engle

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 02:37 PM

Check this out. It's listed on ebay. Talk about risking your life for meer penny's a day!

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#2 David Allen Grove

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 02:46 PM

hmm. Is the wheel suppose to be off the ground like that?

Oh, you know, I bet it's in case the vehicle goes over a dip in the road causing the vehicle mount to hit pavement. I'm not sure I would want that much force to be put on that itsy bitsy tire though.. who knows, it might work.
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#3 IanMcMillan

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 03:12 PM

I like the left hand grip. That subtle approach displays a certain confidence in the mount. No way you'll see me on that.
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#4 David Allen Grove

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 03:49 PM

It alsmot looks like he's holding the steadicam with his legs too!? to help "Stabilize it?" :o
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#5 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 05:08 PM

hmm. Is the wheel suppose to be off the ground like that?

The wheel is for those jobs with an extra heavy camera.....you know, in case the car does a wheelie! :lol: The "leg squeeze" is a highly advanced camera stabilization technique. You know you've all done it! :blink:
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#6 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 05:17 PM

Check this out. It's listed on ebay. Talk about risking your life for meer penny's a day!

Where on ebay?
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#7 Ramon Engle

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 05:20 PM

Here's the link
http://cgi.ebay.com/...3820062393&rd=1

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#8 guillermo nespolo

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 05:42 PM

and then some stupid production guy ask u what brand its your steadicam.....and after you awnser ...ask it is good?///
fuck ....
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#9 David Allen Grove

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 07:32 PM

From the Ebay description, "One of a kind".......?
It's just funny that's all.

(I had mine rickshaw/vehicle mount made in 97')
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#10 David Allen Grove

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 07:35 PM

and what about Buster's mount?
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Posted 08 June 2004 - 08:15 PM

and david i want to have fun take a loot at the argentinian steadicam ...they call it fly cam www.flycam.com.ar
when i show it to garret ..hi say o great they also copy ours mistakes..and smile
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#12 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 08:26 PM

Here's the link
http://cgi.ebay.com/...3820062393&rd=1

By the looks of the picture, he's doing double duty as an electrician. Somebody should tell the guy it's OK to put the rig down while he hangs a light. :huh:
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#13 RobVanGelder

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Posted 08 June 2004 - 09:21 PM

hmm. Is the wheel suppose to be off the ground like that?

Oh, you know, I bet it's in case the vehicle goes over a dip in the road causing the vehicle mount to hit pavement. I'm not sure I would want that much force to be put on that itsy bitsy tire though.. who knows, it might work.

According to the pictures in his garage it should be on the ground, but than wouldn´t you like to have a hinge-type of connection between the car and the chair? Like with a caravan?

Man, I can almost picture the scattered body- and rig- parts if I see this contraption crossing a ditch!

Very nice he really showed the flimsy connection and the one hollow steel bar that holds it all.

Maybe Daniel Sauve can give this man a lesson in mechanical strength.......

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#14 Mitch Gross

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 01:07 AM

Why did he make it so damn tall? Talk about stressing welds. I like how he mentions that he's gone up to 50 mph and then notes that he's selling his stuff due to severe back problems. Ringing endorsement.

And it's only designed for the Glidecam V20, which means that it uses a non-locking peg-in-hole fitting instead of a proper socket block. If the whole thing didn't snap over a decent bump then the arm would likely just pop out of the mount. Suicide rig indeed.
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Posted 09 June 2004 - 02:36 AM

I?m just glad I wasn't the only one that saw that and shook my head. Yeah he needs to bring the seat down a good 8 inches...exponentially...that is not a good word to use when stress fracture will placed in the same sentence... hehe lets just hope the welds penetrated well..and the welder didn't under cut to much :-P good luck to whomever buys this...

P.S. I "weld" ..so technically i too am a "Welder"...but I wouldn?t rely on my welds to hold more than a coffee cup... just because you can operate an ARC, MIG, or TIG welder doesn't mean you should. I know guys that will weld what they are told because there is money..and would not tell you... "oh... by the way... there is usually 80,000psi for these welds...so the weld is usually stronger than the steel...if i get good penetration. and you might be pushing the safety boundaries...especially if this is scrap metal that could have previous fractures/imperfections that will worsen with stress and end up dragging you 40feet face first when the weld breaks...because 400 lbs of pressure have been placed on a 4 inch weld..and then you hit a bump at speed and then your downward pressure becomes sideways torque and downward force...and since your up high off the weld...you EXPONTIALLY increased the force/torque on that weld... Chances are it will be safe...... i think...Good luck" :-P *insert smile and exchange of money*
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