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Wish to gawd that he would make a more Steadicam friendly version. I see how he made it for multiple applications but I would have to guess that the vast majority of the uses (or all?) is on a Steadicam.

 

It would be amazing to have a wave an inch shorter, a pound lighter, and an 8 to 10 degree correction vs the current 20+ to reduce the width (basically what Greg Bubb came up with 8 or 9 years ago). Love how well it works but the balancing hoops to jump through are tiring.

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but these xcs versions are gone now rite?

i did hear that David Hable has done some wave mods to upper junction boxes reducing the height by about an inch

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Job, as usual Greg was ahead of the game with his version by at least 4 or 5 years. Alec has spoken to him about this as well as me. Probably will never go any further than the pictured prototype. This went right on the post replacing the topstage/jbox which as Brett mentioned David Hable was playing with by adding some connectors into the wave itself and a bayonet on the bottom. Sweet idea...though losing the topstage on the  rig means course adjustments only unless one flies one of Greg’s sleds with the lower x/y. Never was a fan of the lower x/y but I understood why he did it — though deleting the jbox and x/y platform (saving 2“ and 2 lbs) definitely makes me see the light and consider a sled change

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 I too would love a smaller, shorter and lighter Wave with less degrees of travel. I have never actually had the chance to see Greg's prototype in person, but had he continued with this product, I'm sure he would have hit a home run. The Wave on an XCS sled is a nice combination since the XCS sled design inherently keeps the center of gravity so low. Alas, a smaller/lighter Wave would only help this cause!

On another note, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that a Volt is made for an XCS 2" gimbal as then we would have both options which would be terrific.

 

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I keep asking myself what I would  prefer...a volt or more steadicam friendly wave type device. A bit easier to call now but if changes/improvements were made...hmmm

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Ron Baldwin, I hear that! Might depend on the circumstances and build. I love the Wave and have reservations about cables and belts on my gimbal but more and more, the Volt seems to be improving. While the need for any of these is lessened by the inertia of a 35mm film camera, I can't imagine wanting to use anything that raises the CG of such a camera (Wave) so the Volt seems very attractive. A Mini, on the other hand????

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For anyone reading this who may not know, Alec’s XCS sled with the wave is the same length (shorter maybe?) than my Pro2 without it. The weight distribution on that sled is like no other 

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