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Sam Bennett

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    Low mode - docking position

    Hi all, What's the best practise for docking the sled in low mode? Essentially, which part of the post assembly should be resting on the docking bracket? Would love to know in a general sense with different rigs but also what would work best for my rig (Zephyr) Cheers, Sam.
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    Gloves. Why wear them?

    Hi all, I'm relatively new to the vast world of Steadicam. I see a lot of operators wearing gloves and I'm wondering if what the main advantages and reasons are? (not referring to gloves for cold weather conditions). Cheers, Sam.
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    Dynamic Balance with Flyer LE

    Hey everyone, I've become increasingly frustrated at myself for not being able to achieve dynamic balance with a Flyer LE rig. For a while I assumed it was just impossible due to the battery mount being a 'swivelling paddle' rather than something that can slide fore and aft. However I went back and checked out the manual and sure enough, it states that it can be done by rotating that battery 'paddle' up and down. In theory I think I can understand how this is supposed to work however due to the rotating plate every time I shift the batteries 'in or out' and adjust the camera's for-aft, it also affects the bottom-heaviness of the whole rig and seems to throw things way out of whack again. I suppose I am seeking any advice from those of you who have achieved dynamic balance with a Flyer LE. I am losing confidence every time I attempt dynamic balance. Is it worth trying to refine my technique or should I just settle for static balance and wait until I can upgrade to a bigger rig? Thank you in advance for your response. Cheers, Sam.
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