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#1 Colin Donahue

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 01:00 AM

I am looking to get some arm extension posts for my G-50 arm. I was wondering if anybody knows of somone in the Los Angeles area that would make them. It is my understanding that Tiffen doesn't make them.

Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 Jerry Holway

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 08:39 AM

Colin-

Tiffen is making the G-50 with a slick interchangeable post system.

Right now, it's only available on the new Clipper 312/324 systems, but I'm told it will eventually be available as an easy (non destructive) retrofit kit for all G-50 arms.

Alas, it's not a quick solution to your problem... but contact Tiffen (to POSSIBLY boost the demand...)

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#3 Colin Donahue

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:16 AM

Colin-

Tiffen is making the G-50 with a slick interchangeable post system.

Right now, it's only available on the new Clipper 312/324 systems, but I'm told it will eventually be available as an easy (non destructive) retrofit kit for all G-50 arms.

Alas, it's not a quick solution to your problem... but contact Tiffen (to POSSIBLY boost the demand...)

Jerry


Jerry,
I am currently using the G-50 with the Archer. With the new "interchangable post system" I assume I could use the retrofit so that it would work with the post extensions (3" 6" 9") already being made for the G- 70 arm. The problem I forsee is that i still have the smaller archer yolk on my sled that will not take the larger post. Am I right about this?

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#4 Jerry Holway

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 01:39 PM

Colin -

No, it's a separate system just for the G-50's, uses new interchangeable posts (normal and +6") in all the diameters (.5, .625, .74).

Complete retrofit, all new parts, includes drag control, does not fall out of arm when post is removed, tool free...

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#5 Colin Donahue

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 02:13 PM

Colin -

No, it's a separate system just for the G-50's, uses new interchangeable posts (normal and +6") in all the diameters (.5, .625, .74).

Complete retrofit, all new parts, includes drag control, does not fall out of arm when post is removed, tool free...

Jerry


Jerry,
That sound very cool. Thanks for the info. I will contact Tiffen and start bugging them to get on it!

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#6 Colin Donahue

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:36 PM

Colin-

Tiffen is making the G-50 with a slick interchangeable post system.

Right now, it's only available on the new Clipper 312/324 systems, but I'm told it will eventually be available as an easy (non destructive) retrofit kit for all G-50 arms.

Alas, it's not a quick solution to your problem... but contact Tiffen (to POSSIBLY boost the demand...)

Jerry


I spoke with Dan at Tiffen, and he says the new interchangable post sytem is not too far off, but they still don't have the extensions for the G-50 arm.

I need to get some extension posts made, but I am not sure what to make or what to make it out of. Are the extensions actual posts that you replace your post with? Or are they rods that slip over your existing post to make it longer?
What should metal should I use to make the extensions? Aluminium? Steel?
Can anybody help me with this?

Colin Donahue
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