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Old July 13th, 2009, 03:01 AM   #61
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Steadicam | 803-7800 Standard Vest f/Flyer | 803-7800 | B&H
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Old August 25th, 2009, 09:21 AM   #62
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Ratchet buckels

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Any word on those ratchet buckles and where you got them??
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Old September 29th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #63
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Thinking of giving the buckle mod another go.

Anyone heard anything from Steadicam about the mod they are meant to be coming out with? I emailed Mike Craigs a few weeks back but got no response.

Anyone got an email for Frank Rush as he was the last person i spoke to about it at SMPTE09? Would love to give him an email but have no contact info.

My velcro straps are slowly getting near the end of their life and i'd rather go buckles than buy more straps.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:59 PM   #64
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Try contacting Peter Abraham, he's always been responsive to me.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 10:20 PM   #65
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Just go a reply from Mike Craigs.

"As for the Pilot vest upgrade, we are so close to having them that I can almost hear the snap of the new buckles! We will make an announcement once we receive stock of them. I am hoping everyone is satisfied by the design.


Best regards,
Michael Craigs"

Not far now.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #66
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 12:34 PM   #67
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Pilot velcro to buckles, here's my mod.

Here's my Pilot buckle conversion, it works so much better than velcro.

Paul.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 01:31 AM   #68
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Steadicam now has the buckle mod available for sale. Contact tiffen if interested. I just installed mine. I believe I was the 3rd person to purchase them. May require some trimming of the lower waist straps if you have a size 36 waist or slimmer.

VERY happy with it :).
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Old December 25th, 2009, 03:41 AM   #69
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Randy how much was the mod ?
Do you have a link ?
Do you have pictures ?

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Old December 27th, 2009, 01:07 AM   #70
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Randy how much was the mod ?
Do you have a link ?
Do you have pictures ?
Ditto.
Cant find anything on steadicams website.
Ditto.

If this upgrade isnt good enough i'll probably dump the pilot vest and get a flyer vest.

I'd still really like to upgrade to the flyer.. but i think its almost time for a refresh. NAB2K10 might bring some good news. Who knows..
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Old December 27th, 2009, 03:09 AM   #71
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Hey Randy. Would love to see some pics of the Tiffen one. As much as I love my own ones the official ones might be more secure or flexible.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 06:39 AM   #72
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I'll get some pics up within a few days.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #73
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Here's my Pilot buckle conversion, it works so much better than velcro.

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Nice work Paul!

You are now officially a seasoned Steadicam Op :)
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Old December 27th, 2009, 12:07 PM   #74
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Nice work Paul!

You are now officially a seasoned Steadicam Op :)
Not yet but i'm trying, off on a course in March, i've been doing a fair bit of practice though.

The buckle vest is so much better, i can get it on and tight in about 20 secs.

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Old January 10th, 2010, 09:20 PM   #75
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Have asked my dealer to contact steadicam re the buckle mod.. however i'd like to see some photos before i make a purchase.. any chance Randy?
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