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#1 mike laureys

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:11 PM

hey guys,

I'm a really big guy(202 cm 6,7 1/2)I have been operating for almost a year on a medium level rig
maybe even less than medium.
I am about to buy a proper rig,thinking ultra 2.
are there any (big)guys out there who have some good tips for me?
front mount/backmount
is there any difference in the lenght of the arms?

thanks "big"mike
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#2 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:15 PM

hey guys,

I'm a really big guy(202 cm 6,7 1/2)I have been operating for almost a year on a medium level rig
maybe even less than medium.
I am about to buy a proper rig,thinking ultra 2.
are there any (big)guys out there who have some good tips for me?
front mount/backmount
is there any difference in the lenght of the arms?

thanks "big"mike

I got nothing for ya, being that I'm vertically challenged
But James Lytle is 6'8" maybe he can help
818-903-8901 USA
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#3 Erwin Landau

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 07:40 PM

Frickish tall...

Contact Will Arnot, he has a Backmount with the drop down carbon arm... he is on this forum I think he is taller then Garrett.

There was a guy from Bonn Germany in my Steadicam class way back, name is Roland Kaatz, If I'm not mistaken. He was scrapping the ceiling in Malibu... he does the Fussball running at the sidelines... In Germany... I have a pix somewhere... I'll dig it out.

Garrett is tall so is George Paddock... it was long the assumption that you had to be north of 6'5" to become a great Steadicam operator...

And then came Bob Ulland and Charles Papert... and Bob's your Uncle...


Later,

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#4 mike laureys

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 04:29 PM

I was out for a bit thanx for the fast reply

laters "big"mike
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#5 Charles Papert

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:38 PM

And then came Bob Ulland and Charles Papert... and Bob's your Uncle...


Many diminutive chaps before me--I think Guy Bee was a big win for our side being both not-so-tall AND not-so-beefy.
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 09:14 AM

Hi Mike

Good to meet you at IBC. If you are thinking Ultra 2 or anything with a G series arm, a top tip from GB himself is not to wear the bridge/socket block on the vest too low. That way you will be able to use the whole range of the arm downwards as well as up. Tilt stage makes life easier as well.

Robin
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