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Old March 12th, 2009, 10:22 PM   #16
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Alrighty. Coupon code "vasco" ready for 20 DVinfo.net members now active. I have 20 blimps here in the warehouse ready to ship, first come, first serve. Free T-Shirt too! Rode Blimp with FREE RODE T-Shirt
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Old March 12th, 2009, 11:29 PM   #17
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Here's a great vid on the blimp YouTube - RodeBlimp

18 left. Thanks Paula!
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Old March 13th, 2009, 10:26 AM   #18
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Here's a great vid on the blimp YouTube - RodeBlimp

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You beat me to it, Guy! I was going to say "Make that 18!"
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 12:58 AM   #19
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Re: Which fuzzy wind screen is better Rode or Rycote?

any promos still going on?
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 01:06 AM   #20
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Re: Which fuzzy wind screen is better Rode or Rycote?

4 years later, the instant thought would be no, but Guy always has good things happening ..?

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 01:10 AM   #21
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Re: Which fuzzy wind screen is better Rode or Rycote?

haha its worth asking
i just bought a windscreen and am thinking about a blimp
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 01:31 AM   #22
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Re: Which fuzzy wind screen is better Rode or Rycote?

The Rode Blimp is a great choice, clever guys and gals at Rode, the name 'Blimp' has gone into audio folklore.

Another 4 yr old thread :) You could make one of these, mine is still going strong ..

A carry case for the RODE Blimp.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 02:06 AM   #23
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Re: Which fuzzy wind screen is better Rode or Rycote?

I have found the Wincutter range to be very good and great value for money

Reducing wind noise on video
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 03:37 AM   #24
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Re: Which fuzzy wind screen is better Rode or Rycote?

But to answer the original question - Rycote is the best as they designed the hairy cover originally, understand the science behind the design and *how* and *why* it works.

All the others are copies.

If you don't fully understand the science you can get higher levels of high frequency loss and other problems.

In the old days Rycote did not properly patent and protect their ideas, which is why they were copied so much.

Now they have patented the design of the "Lyre" suspension, which is why it has not been copied and others still use copies of old Rycote designs.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 04:35 PM   #25
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Re: Which fuzzy wind screen is better Rode or Rycote?

Everyone knows just because anything was first last century, doesn't mean that 45 years later it's still the best.

Time moves on, there are some great audio windscreen products available now.

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 08:14 AM   #26
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Everyone knows just because anything was first last century, doesn't mean that 45 years later it's still the best.

Time moves on, there are some great audio windscreen products available now.

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Agreed - but the Windjammer was relatively recent and not 45 years ago and Rycote have continuously been researching and improving their product line.

Which then immediately gets copied.......

Rycote invented the Windjammer, Rycote invented the Softie, Rycote invented the suspension that used a metal ring with moveable pegs and O-rings, etc... All these have been copied.

But they patented the "Lyre" suspension, so this has not been copied.

The difference between inventing and copying is that the person who invents the product fully understands the science behind it an *how* and *why* it works.

The Rycote Windjammer is a special design of fabric, the hairs are the type, diameter and length they are for a reason and how they attach to the backing is that way for a reason. Someone who copies (especially if they want to make it cheaper) is unlikely to fully understand the science and the reason for something - so it ends up looking similar but performing worse (even though it may seem fine on initial testing). EG: many of the copies are worse in high frequency attenuation and frequency response through the cover.

Yes, there *are* some quite reasonable windscreens out there, but very very few that are original designs and are not copies of the Rycote.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 08:36 AM   #27
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Fair comments John, although you have omitted the high cost of the Rycote covers and accessories. I suspect there are many followers on this forum who may not be able to justify the extra cost. Of course any professional audio or video guy will not flinch at the cost and no doubt the high quality of Rycote products will speak for themselves.

Now which end do I plug the mike in ? :-).
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 05:38 PM   #28
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any promos still going on?
The coupon code "vasco" mentioned early in thread still applies. It's a big discount, not sure if we have any t-shirts left though.

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Agreed - but the Windjammer was relatively recent and not 45 years ago and Rycote have continuously been researching and improving their product line.

Which then immediately gets copied.......

Rycote invented the Windjammer, Rycote invented the Softie, Rycote invented the suspension that used a metal ring with moveable pegs and O-rings, etc... All these have been copied.

But they patented the "Lyre" suspension, so this has not been copied.

The difference between inventing and copying is that the person who invents the product fully understands the science behind it an *how* and *why* it works.

The Rycote Windjammer is a special design of fabric, the hairs are the type, diameter and length they are for a reason and how they attach to the backing is that way for a reason. Someone who copies (especially if they want to make it cheaper) is unlikely to fully understand the science and the reason for something - so it ends up looking similar but performing worse (even though it may seem fine on initial testing). EG: many of the copies are worse in high frequency attenuation and frequency response through the cover.

Yes, there *are* some quite reasonable windscreens out there, but very very few that are original designs and are not copies of the Rycote.
I'm here in Los Angeles and was with the Rycote / RODE folks last night....there will be an announcement "soon" about a RODE / Rycote partnership project. I have one sitting here in front of me....
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 08:11 PM   #29
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any promos still going on?
So Note, I told you :) and Guy has a higher level NDA than I have :)

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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:41 AM   #30
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Fair comments John, although you have omitted the high cost of the Rycote covers and accessories. I suspect there are many followers on this forum who may not be able to justify the extra cost. Of course any professional audio or video guy will not flinch at the cost and no doubt the high quality of Rycote products will speak for themselves.

Now which end do I plug the mike in ? :-).
The question was about quality, not price.

But - the Rycote S-series is cheaper than the Rřde and has a better suspension - also, the Rycote Miniscreen with Windjammer is cheaper and 5dB better than a Softie.
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