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M1VOLT vs WAVE 1


kapil verma
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Hey Guys,

 

I went through the forum, but couldn't find any discussion on this topic.(if there is any, pls post the link below)

 

Now since the m1volt is in the market, and many operators have tried both the equipments,can we please discuss pros and cons on these two?

 

As i am looking to buy one of these for my pro 2 sled, would appreciate getting some feed back on this.

 

Thanks in advance,

Kapz

 

 

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Good idea behind both, different in performance and use.

Ive only tried the M1 once at IBC last year and it was still not the final version I think ( I hope) .It wasnt as strong as I imagine ,pretty clumsy with the cable ,te size of the gimbal ,etc. This is subject of getting use to work with the tool I think.

The wave I own from the first batch .Lovely tool ,super strong ,easy to install /uninstall ( basically a click to the topstage )It helps a lot in some shots : side movements on uneven terrain, operating at the "wrong" side,changing directions ,etc. The bottom side here is that it adds a lot of height and weight ( to keep my sled short I have to use 3 paglock batteries and 2 kilo of dead weight )

Hope this helps at least a bit!
Cheers!

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I own the Volt and I've used the Wave 1 on a couple jobs. They both do as advertised. As mentioned already, you do add a lot of weight with the Wave and you'll either have to lengthen the post or add more weight low to counterbalance. I also noticed that the Wave seems to introduce a very small back and forth movement when attempting lockoffs. I'll admit that this could be because I'm not as familiar with the gear as someone who may own one and they may have a work around for this. Finally, you can't force a dutch shot without either disengaging the Wave or going beyond its correction angle. Beyond that, it was very easy to set up and it never failed on horizon on the shots I preformed with it.

 

With the Volt, you have a little more control on how much assistance you want. It is capable of assisting in both roll and tilt. They is a "sticky" mode that lets you set an angle and it will hold there. It is much lighter and you are able to keep your rig shorter. It will allow you to overcome its corrections to go dutch if so desired. It is not going to be as foolproof as the Wave so you do still need to have solid operating skills. Some of the negatives: the Volt is kind of large and cumbersome around the gimbal. You also have to retrain yourself when docking; if the device is left on after docking the gimbal handle will spin wildly looking for level. Also, if you forget to turn it back on, then you end up operating with a neutrally balanced sled.

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Nikolay and Grant,

Thank you for the replies...

 

I have seen few videos of wave in action and also some footage, but somehow there no footage online, which has been shot on the m volt 1.

 

would really like to see few.

 

best regards,

k

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