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#1 JobScholtze

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 04:29 PM

I cant hold this info for myself. There is a new arm design, no more springs. But rubber bands, yes, " rubber" bands. :lol:

How das it preforms? Well, what can i say, it floats, but thats about it :P
Chris tryd it to, so i am sure he chime in. I made a picture for you to see. Gotta love it
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#2 Stephen Vanderspek

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:18 AM

I cant hold this info for myself. There is a new arm design, no more springs. But rubber bands, yes, " rubber" bands. :lol:

How das it preforms? Well, what can i say, it floats, but thats about it :P
Chris tryd it to, so i am sure he chime in. I made a picture for you to see. Gotta love it

Rubber or metal... rubber or metal... rubber or metal...

I digress, my that sled is aerodynamic looking.

Moving on, I can just see someone getting stabbed by the vest.
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#3 chris fawcett

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:42 AM

Chris tryd it to, so i am sure he chime in. I made a picture for you to see. Gotta love it

It's bouncy, of course, but cheap. I don't know the value of these low-end rigs. Are they a good way to get into the business, or are they just a distraction? Do they introduce Steadicam to new arenas, or do they devalue what we do?

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#4 Bob Woodhead

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:36 AM

The Elastic-Elastic arm?
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 09:21 AM

The Elastic-Elastic arm?

That would be aniso-elastic. Doesn't quite have that ring.
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 10:32 AM

I cant hold this info for myself. There is a new arm design, no more springs. But rubber bands, yes, " rubber" bands. :lol:

How das it preforms? Well, what can i say, it floats, but thats about it :P
Chris tryd it to, so i am sure he chime in. I made a picture for you to see. Gotta love it


Why don't you share your setup / flying experience with this wonderful piece of equipment ? :P

Erik
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#7 Bob Woodhead

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:07 PM

(singing) "... 'cause I'm the Rubber Band Man..."
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 11:44 PM

PLEASE SEND LINK WEB THE THIS ELAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATIC ARM THANK..
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 11:46 PM

Chris tryd it to, so i am sure he chime in. I made a picture for you to see. Gotta love it

It's bouncy, of course, but cheap. I don't know the value of these low-end rigs. Are they a good way to get into the business, or are they just a distraction? Do they introduce Steadicam to new arenas, or do they devalue what we do?

Chris




Chris you are number one. thank for you manual in your web, thank so much , very sensitive men
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#10 Amando Crespo

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 01:52 PM

.... may be, with Swarovsky crystals..... Or: "Design by Paris Hilton"...



"I´m forever blowing bubbles..."
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#11 luis castro

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:52 AM

http://www.laiglepar...nglish-home.htm

the arm is armony nature for small camera

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#12 Stephen Vanderspek

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 02:10 PM

http://www.laiglepar...nglish-home.htm

the arm is armony nature for small camera


I love how they went out of their way to one up the boom range of the G-70s
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#13 Norbert von der Heidt

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 06:22 AM

Mon Dieu! :unsure:

They seem to have a very interesting design philosophy where an Eagle's feather is the primary inspiration for how some of the bits look. Leave it to the French to be artistic! Who says function can't follow form?

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#14 Pierre Davezac

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 01:51 PM

Hello,

I am the manager and developer of L'AIGLE. We had a great IBC 2008 show, great contacts, in particular with professionnal operators, who tried our systems and found it "impressive". Nice to see open-minded people in the realm of Steadicam.
It was all, during those 5 days in the RAI of Amsterdam, only positive.
But now, I stumble against this review here. We are a "Not-Steadicam" stabilizers manufacturer for 5 years now. So we are used to this kind of sick jokes and little minded, misinformed assertions.

The "rubber" is in fact hyperlelastic Latex : a special process during the vulcanization of the latex makes it amazingly resistant and provide the arm with an impressive smoothness and silent functionning. The "LTX" straps are 10 years warranteed.
The load capacity of the arm is given by the number of LTX straps you place in. There is no other adjustment mechanism. So no play, no noise could grow with the passing time. And it works absolutely fine. Just give it a try and stop the jokes before you tried or even saw it!
The LTX arm suspension system is worldwide patented.

Yes, we are doing something original, in the technology and in the design. We don't care that people like Job or Erik don't like it. This last guy stood 3 meters away from our stand, never approaching the system, never trying to understand anything, just laughing like a big teenager. We don't manufacture our products for this public. But we understand that the fact we propose a 4500 Euros system, that does exactly the same image than a 100000 USD, in the hands of a skilled operator of course, is a problem for those who paid there system on credit, still pay for it every month, and compete for certain jobs with operators who bought an AIGLE cash and start making profit on the fourth shooting. Of course, they just cannot be pleased. Hence, this stupid laughing.

But we had also some bright operators, who "quietly" tried our systems, undestanding that the era of 100000 USD rigs will quite soon be over.

We also had the visit of Garrett Brown, followed by a pack of people. He looked at the LTX arm with interest and just said "I see that it works". Of course, he knows better than anyone what he's talking about. A great mind deserving respect - which is very rare to encounter.
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#15 RonBaldwin

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 02:35 PM

is there any fine tuning of the arm besides adding or taking away the straps? Seems like adding or removing accessories/filters or changing lenses might require a bit more work on the part of the operator if this is true. I'd love to check one out, but comparing it's performance to a G50, G70 or Pro arm might be a bit crazy with the amount of research/engineering/machine work that went into those arms to perfect them over the years.
Looks like the guage of metal is pretty this as well -- any flexing/binding at or near the top of it's range?

Hope to see you at CineGear in LA next summer and give it a try.

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