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#1 Niko lasarte

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 02:50 PM

Hi everybody!
It´s my first post in steadicam forum.
I´ve EFP rig, I think is a very good equipment to work in tv or others video works. I´m upgrade my rig and I bought a pro arm, it isn´t here yet and I´ve a doubt. It´s fully compatible the socket pro arm with my socket best? I heared that is possible it doesn´t fit correctly.
Some body can said me if I´ll have any problems?
Thanks everybody

Niko
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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 06:26 PM

Niko,

It should fit fine. Key word here is "should." I've heard of an occasional stuck arm in vest before because the tolerances were too tight, but it is very rare. Don't worry about it until (if) you have a problem!

Enjoy the new arm - you will love it.
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#3 Niko lasarte

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:28 PM

Thanks Alec!
I´ll check in a few days.
Me too I think I will love it. I know this arm and I think is very good and safe.
Thank you again

Niko
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#4 Jon Myers

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 03:34 PM

The only problem that might happen, is the male part of the socket block (on the arm) at the bottom has a radius to it. Some older vests don't have this radius. I have a Walter Klassen vehicle mount that I had to take a file to on set and round the edges on the female part. It's pretty easy to do this. Good luck.

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#5 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:33 PM

I had the same issue with my WK vehicle mount. He actually replaced the block with the new one free of charge.
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#6 Chris Flurry

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:53 AM

I had a Similar Problem with my PRO vest when I took the workshop at lake arrowhead this spring. The G-70 arm would not fit in the socket Block on my Pro vest. I should correct myself, it would fit in the vest but would not come out. The tolerances were too tight. Swapped out the socket Block on the vest for a Tiffen one and everything worked fine. I received My PRO Arm from GPI a few weeks later and (no suprise) it worked fine with the PRO socket block. There does seem to be some slight size difference there. I was apparently not the first person to have this problem. I don't know the specifics of the EFP vest but, but I would think you could swap out the Socket Block for one from PRO if you have a problem.
Congrats on your arm Purchase, I know you will love it.
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#7 Niko lasarte

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:27 AM

Im seeing its probably have some problem with socket´s fit.
Im thinking is better do an effort and acquire a pro vest. That will save problems.
Thanks every body for your comments.

Niko
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#8 Erwin Landau

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 04:31 PM

It was discussed in the past but once again:

The PRO Arm Socket as well as the Vest Socket Block are under size. That means That the PRO Arm will fit in almost all Vests on the market. If you buy the PRO Vest most likely only the PRO Arm Socket will fit perfectly. There where problems in the past with Tiffen and CP arms that needed serious help (Hammer) to separate from the Socket Block. As well as the Steadyrig arm and a Glidecam Gold arm that needed machining intervention.

All the Klassen Vests take the PRO arm no problem... All accounts about matting problems were with the early versions, including the Hardmount.

If you are not sure when buying the PRO Arm also spring for a Vest (Female) Socket Block for front mount...


Hope that helps,

Erwin
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