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#1 gabriele gallareto

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 04:13 AM

Hi all,
i 've spotted a glidecam gold vest and arm and i'm couriuos about it's quality and compatibilty with other brands, so if someone has an opinion please share. :-)
actually i'm starting to fly a sachtler dv pro md, nice object for what i can judge but i'm looking to fly bigger cameras....

ciao from Torino (if anyone pass from here let me know... beer and city tour offered)

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#2 David Shawl SOC

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 04:38 AM

Gabriele,

I own the Gold system and overall have been satisfied with it. For the price it does well for itself and it's weight capacity of up to 38lbs. The vest is well built and cannot be compared to the other Glidecam vests. It has most of the same features as a traditional Steadicam vest. The socket block is well machined and I have used all types of Steadicam-branded arms on it without any problems. The chest pad isn't as comfy as some of the other manufacturer's vests, but you get what you pay for. I am thinking about investing in a Walter Klassen vest and having the Gold vest as my backup.

The Gold arm looks slick and has a decent amount of travel. It's based on the 3A arm, so it's not the latest and smoothest, but it still can do a great job. I use an awesome Bosch pocket drill to quickly change the arm stiffness.

If you spot a really great deal on the arm and vest, go for it. Do you already own a sled or are you trying to decide? Good luck.
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#3 gabriele gallareto

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:03 AM

Gabriele,

[...] ...
If you spot a really great deal on the arm and vest, go for it. Do you already own a sled or are you trying to decide? Good luck.


No i'm still looking what will be the cheapest but good working choice? i think a deal in used stuff off coourse.
Is the connection between arm and sled standardized?

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#4 Richard Romero

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:55 AM

Gabriele,

[...] ...
If you spot a really great deal on the arm and vest, go for it. Do you already own a sled or are you trying to decide? Good luck.


No i'm still looking what will be the cheapest but good working choice? i think a deal in used stuff off coourse.
Is the connection between arm and sled standardized?

Ciao

Gabriele


Gabriele, I am selling my Gold Sled with lots of extras, if you are interested, shoot me an email. I will send you pics.

rich.romero(at)gmail.com

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#5 Erik Brul

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:23 AM

Gabriele,

[...] ...
If you spot a really great deal on the arm and vest, go for it. Do you already own a sled or are you trying to decide? Good luck.


No i'm still looking what will be the cheapest but good working choice? i think a deal in used stuff off coourse.
Is the connection between arm and sled standardized?

Ciao

Gabriele


Hey Gabriele,
I think you found that advertisement at Ebay donĀ“t you ? Be carefull with that.. you need a chestplate, a socketblock plus
the plate (bridge) where the socketblock is mounted on. Besides this, they mentioned some minor maintenance on the arm but
you cannot try this arm untill you have a working vest at least..

Just my 2 cents, Erik
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