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Old August 22nd, 2007, 04:51 AM   #1
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New Smooth Shooter arm

The new double action Smooth Shooter arm, the X-10, will be out in September.

http://www.pascalcam.nl/GC_X10.jpg

No info on pricing yet. Max. weight capacity 10 lbs

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 04:55 AM   #2
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Sorry Pascal but the link doesn't work
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 12:47 PM   #3
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Sorry Pascal but the link doesn't work
Does for me ...
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 02:04 PM   #4
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It didn't work ealier on.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 03:16 PM   #5
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I edited the post just when you hit submit ;) sneaky me!

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 09:25 PM   #6
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They keep delaying it, last time I talk to the sales, they told me it'll be shipping in August , $2300 for the set (vest and arm), or $900 for the arm, if you want to upgrade.
Can't decide , Merlin Arm and vest, or new double arm Shooter,
would be nice to try both, but distributors say they don't have it in stock and I have to buy to try, nice, ha ;-)
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 12:49 AM   #7
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Buba, what camera/accessories are you planning to fly?

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 03:35 AM   #8
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New info on pricing:

Complete X-10 kit, arm and vest, will list at $ 2399,00.
The upgrade kit will list at $ 999,00, that's the second spring section that will simply bolt onto the existing one.

As for the delays: I'm sure they just want to have enough units ready for the resellers.

@ Buba: If you have the chance to stop by at the IBC you will have the opportunity to try all the rigs.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 04:07 AM   #9
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Oh boy! Here we go again...whose is bigger...:) Confrontational!!! ;) Pascal is right. Try and decide for yourself if possible. But I'll also like you to answer Mikko's question first.

BTW, I'm fine Pascal. Are you going to IBC? Stupid question, Of course you're are? :)
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 06:16 PM   #10
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Buba, what camera/accessories are you planning to fly?

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Z1/FX1,
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:24 PM   #11
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Meh, go for the Merlin. The arm is way better, the vest is so light you can hardly feel it's there, and the Merlin's adjustments are million times better/easier/faster than the glidecam's.

If you can afford the 2400 for the Glidecam, then the last 200 for the benefit of a tools-free Iso-elastic arm you can adjust on the fly, and a sled with knobs and micro-trim rollers (instead of nuts to loosen) that you get with the real Steadicam is almost negligable.

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Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:33 PM   #12
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Yes yes yes. What Mikko said.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:23 AM   #13
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As I can't edit my first post, a summary and an update:

Glidecam X-10 system: Vest with adjustable socket block, double action arm; range 4-10 lbs., docking bracket, two arm posts and six weight plates. $ 2399,-

Glidecam Smooth Shooter upgrade to X-10: adjustable vest socket block upgrade, second -bolt on- spring arm. $ 999,-

Available in September

Please guys, let's keep this an informational topic
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Old August 25th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #14
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Meh, go for the Merlin. The arm is way better, the vest is so light you can hardly feel it's there, and the Merlin's adjustments are million times better/easier/faster than the glidecam's.

If you can afford the 2400 for the Glidecam, then the last 200 for the benefit of a tools-free Iso-elastic arm you can adjust on the fly, and a sled with knobs and micro-trim rollers (instead of nuts to loosen) that you get with the real Steadicam is almost negligable.

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Mikko, thanks for advice,
that's what I was thinking, the only concern is the weight difference of the Merlin and Glidecam , and cuz I already have a GC handheld, thought would be better to go with the designed for each other products instead of mixing and trying to match, will have to find the way for a test drive before buying,
anyways , thank you all for advice and best of luck to everyone,
cheers!
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Old September 20th, 2007, 03:45 PM   #15
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V and A Dual Action Arm stabilizer

has anybody had any experience with this set up? i'm looking for feedback from users useing this stabilizer.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Camera-Stabilize...QQcmdZViewItem
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