I've been working on this a very long time.
The picture shows the final design minus the annodizing. When it is done it will be all black.
All that is missing is the simple belt that holds it to your waist. The rig attaches to a socketblock on the horizontal pipe.
The reward is that when the rig is over the wheels, it weighs nothing. The Legway is great for walking backwards, over curbs, rough surfaces or smooth.
The other benefit is that because you are isolated from the rig slow moves are a dream and thus even longer lens shooting too.
It can be steered forward but it does take a bit of learning to get used to guiding the wheels forward with your hips. Everyone who has used it figures that out in about 15 minutes.
The wheels can be set at two limits one at 12 noon in front of your left leg to about 2 o'clock inward and the 2 o'clock to about 8 o'clock over your left shoulder.
The Legway fits on your vest or on the belt.
I used it on the belt the other day for 3 hours and never took off the rig. Assistants love it because they don't have to take the rig from you. It is fun to do walk down hallways without carrying the weight.
Unlike all the vehicles we've used this one is useful on every job 10-70% of every day. Because it has a small footprint you can use it in many instances that every other vehicle stops you.
I will of course keep making improvements to it and I'll have the web site videos finished and start to post them.
I am anxious to hear what you all think.
To me this was kind of the holy grail of Steadicam gadgets because I was getting tired of carrying it when I knew there was nothing in my way or to just line up a shot. Maybe I was just getting old and cranky.
(yes, its patented.)