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What Vest are using?


Erwin Landau
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What Vest are you using?  

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  1. 1. What Vest are you using?

    • GPI PRO Vest:
      7
    • DSD Harness:
      14
    • Steadicam Master/Ultra:
      18
    • Steadicam 1/2/3/3A:
      13
    • Bob Chrone:
      1
    • Glidecam Gold:I own more then one:
      0
    • I have a DSD and still own my Old one:Self Build/Modified:Other:
      4


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Erwin,

 

I know that you can't have all the possibilities in a poll, but I'd like to see model 1/2 users as its own categories, as I (and others) are adamant that they took a huge step backward when moving to the 3. If anything ever happened to my precious model 1 vest, I'd be looking at the PRO vest or DSD (and I suppose I'd take a look at the new Ultra).

 

Thanks

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I know that you can't have all the possibilities in a poll, but I'd like to see model 1/2 users as its own categories, as I (and others) are adamant that they took a huge step backward when moving to the 3.

 

Hi Alec,

 

I know... The poll was not supposed to be posted as it is now. Once I posted it it is not possibel to modify it... haven't heard from Tim yet...

 

Erwin"Still no clue"Landau, SOC

www.landaucamera.com

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For what it's worth, I am using the ONLY vest I have yet to own. That is, my Model 2 Vest, as first rebuilt from the original WHITE plastic by Peter Abraham over a dozen years ago. Since then, I have added some MS/Ultra straps/buckles as well as the oh so comfy shoulder pads-to-waist belt straps.

 

This vest is VERY sturdy and rigid, much like the new Ultra front piece, but with even stiffer plastic parts.

 

My pads are filled with high density neoprene rather than closed cell foam rubber.

 

Yes, I do have my Steadiman logo on the back of the shoulder pads, for promotional reasons, of course! How many of us have gotten into BTS and EPKs but have been shot only from behind? My reason exactly!

 

One part of vest maintenance that is frequently overlooked is how you "park" the vest while not in use. I ALWAYS re-lock all the connectors and hang the vest from the stand, rather than toss it to the floor. I do feel that this has contributed to it's solid performance over the years.

 

Just some 2 cents worth...

 

Best,

 

Brant "Still RFC in NH" Fagan

 

(Yesterday's HIGH temp was -4*F)

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For what it's worth, I am using the ONLY vest I have yet to own. That is, my Model 2 Vest, as first rebuilt from the original WHITE plastic by Peter Abraham over a dozen years ago.

I'm awfully glad to read this. :) I still have photos of my son Zachary, climbing all over Brant in the living room of the apartment in Astoria. We rebuilt both his vest and mine in a marathon of cutting, glueing and riveting. I loved my old Model I vest, gotta say. When I went to my Master Series Elite, I kept my old vest. Some things just fit...........poifectly.

 

 

I do agree, that there might be a separation of categories for those who still love slipping into an older vest. My old vest went to Philly, then back to me for modifications, then off to New Zealand where a lovely and talented Steadicam Operator wears it with pride. And new foam pads. :unsure:

 

Peter Abraham, E.M.T.

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