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#1 RayLam


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Posted 20 July 2004 - 01:04 PM

Dear all,
I will be doing a chase scene on a golf cart. I will use my hard mount with a 2" post. The grip has no experience of mounting the post to the golf cart and he has no speed rail. Can someone tell me how to rig the post to a golf cart. Pictures wil be much appreciated.

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#2 Howard J Smith

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Posted 20 July 2004 - 03:33 PM

Hi Raymond

How are you?

You can use a bazooka base (or something like it) and a 3 way leveller very well strapped onto a flat part - the most important thing is the mount is solid and you are happy with it - also remember if you hit any bumps the G force can double or triple the weight of the system and rip any mount you have off the buggy. - try and sit on the mount if you can as this helps and put foam around anything sharp and if you have it between your legs - put lots of padding there as when you hit a bump - it hurts!
You can always go soft mount but make sure you are strapped down well as the same forces can throw you out of the buggy.
If in doubt just say no - and go hand held.

I hope this helps

Howard (I have had 'fun' with these things) Smith MK-V
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Posted 21 July 2004 - 12:02 AM


here is a pic from the australia workshop. hope it helps. the yellow runner in the back had a carabiner to clip the operator in (with a climbing harness).

personally, i felt this set up was limiting because the garfield mount was on one side, thereby limiting the swing of the arm to 90 degrees. it also made it difficult to shoot good profiles toward the right. however, the picture might give you ideas of how to rig the cart.

by the way, the rig is a combination of aluminum speed rail and steel pipe. so you could probably put the rig together yourself if you had to. if you want more pics, email me.

jake pollock
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#4 RayLam


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Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:23 AM

Thank you Howard for your advice and Jake for the picture. I will try to sort out the rigging with the grip and look forward to a fun and exciting day.

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 12:42 PM

we have one here in argentina ..that was original use by matias mesa(aka steadimatt) its nice in a very flat surface...and good for soud guys...but i found the big diference with a nice quad ..its the acelaration final speed and moust important for me the break system ...i more happy with the way that quad stops than the golf cart....but in the end all the secret its in the guy who is driving,.....
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 07:40 PM

IF using a small truck vehicle such as those from Polaris, Yamaha, or the ubiquitous Kawasaki Mule.. etc. of course you can attach with speed rail etc to the bed or rear frame easily. A golf cart is often just plastic at the back.

On shorter shots I've had good luck just standing on the back facing the rear, with my legs locked into the two golf bag holders and a safety harness to the the top of the cart.

If the model of golf cart you're using doesn't have a lid that goes too far back this is suprisingly safe and comfortable and gives you way more body control of the rig position on uneven ground since you can lean fwd back and side to side to control
the relative body position of the sled.

Shooting an on foot and bicycle chase. I have a picture of the rig speed rail on a Mule. but it won't upload from this computer. I'll try later or contact me offline

I highly recommend the Kawasaki as it is much more quick to accelerate, faster overall and handles better than any golf cart. In fact I think with the larger engine it has the fastest top speed of any of these small vehicles. The Golf cart is gonna be lame slow in any kind of chase, except maybe long distance running in hi heels.
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#7 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 05:22 AM

The Golf cart is gonna be lame slow in any kind of chase, except maybe long distance running in hi heels.

Have you been using golf carts with dead batteries? Obviously, some carts are faster than others, but I've never seen one go slower than someone can run. Of course the gas powered carts are the fastest, but the electric carts move pretty quickly as well. They're much smoother than most of the other vehicles you mentioned with an average driver. Of course with a good driver any vehicle can be smooth, but the less power you have, the smaller the driving mistakes will be....or at least that's the way it seems to me.
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