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May 14, 2012 23:52 as a reply to post 14428491 |  #6961

QUOTE=Johandyman; to make sure all of the water is absorbed equally fast?

LOL .... OMG, I don't know what you were doing in your biology class at school ... looking out the window maybe?


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May 15, 2012 08:38 |  #6962

just wanted to get it out of my system.


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May 15, 2012 11:52 |  #6963

Spikeydevilbandit wrote in post #14433190external link
QUOTE=Johandyman; to make sure all of the water is absorbed equally fast?

LOL .... OMG, I don't know what you were doing in your biology class at school ... looking out the window maybe?

take a joke dude ;)


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May 15, 2012 16:38 |  #6964

Are there any good off-the-shelf bags to carry and store the 5' poles in? What are people using? Inquiring minds want to know...


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May 15, 2012 17:11 |  #6965

Indecent Exposure wrote in post #14436644external link
Are there any good off-the-shelf bags to carry and store the 5' poles in? What are people using? Inquiring minds want to know...

i believe many use fishingrodbags for the poles themselves, i reckon a hificase for the small stuff would be good?


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May 15, 2012 17:43 |  #6966

Interesting. I'll have to check those out. Thanks.


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May 15, 2012 18:26 |  #6967

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May 16, 2012 05:04 |  #6968

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May 16, 2012 05:04 |  #6969

First time poster, long time reader - well more precisely it's taken me just over a week to get through all 465 pages of this thread!

Each page has been a huge inspiration, so much so that I've just ordered my own kit to build my first rig!

I've gone the usual route as below:

2 x Suction Cups with swivel pins (I went Woods over Avenger)
2 x Manfrotto Super Clamps

I plan to hard fix a ball head (I own both 498RC2 or 484) to the end of the boom as I'm very sceptical as to the rigidity of a Magic Arm at the end of the boom

After reading the entire post, I'm still unsure as to the best way to fix the sections of boom together???

I think it's time that this thread has a definitive guide as to what is the preferred Boom specs:

1. Total boom length
2. Length of individual sections
3. Outside diameter
4. Wall thickness
5. Aluminium grade (if known)
6. Joining method of sections (Personally, this is the most important part!)

The above will help noobs like me a great deal & avoid new rig builders having to reinvent the wheel each time!

Thanks again for all the information / inspiration so far & thanks in advance for adding your boom info as above to this thread.

Cheers, Nico.


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MccM
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May 16, 2012 10:02 as a reply to Nico76's post |  #6970

First attempt, let me know what you think

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May 16, 2012 11:55 |  #6971

I am selling my setup if anyone is interested in it!
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May 16, 2012 19:17 |  #6972

MccM,
....if this is your first attempt, man youve got a damn good handle on this thing already.....

Nico 76..

Your request.
1. Total boom length............15'
2. Length of individual sections....3 x 1.5meters
3. Outside diameter..............​.48mm
4. Wall thickness.............​..2mm
5. Aluminium grade (if known).......NFI
6. Joining method of sections (Personally, this is the most important part!)....machined sleeves ID 49mm,..bolted.

Still plaiyin & waitin for my own 10-20mm Lens.

Al


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May 17, 2012 01:27 |  #6973

Cheers Al.

I was thinking 50mm / 1.6 wall thickness so should be good looking at your specs. Do you have any further support system on your boom - cables, etc?. If you were to buy again, would you change the spec of the boom at all??


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May 17, 2012 10:22 |  #6974

Was supposed to be 50mm b ut ended up when measured at 48mm,....wall thinkness is a guess....its sorta trick material.

Ask me when I finally get it shootin images with it...

Waitin on a Lens....

Should be in the next week or so,....


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May 18, 2012 12:41 |  #6975

My fisrt post here. I look at this thread for a long time!

Just to illustrate the DIY method
2006:
little suction cup, a bar of aluminium and a small Ixus :oops:

IMAGE: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-244DeafoQqc/T7aIPWn43PI/AAAAAAAAHFI/Le_Qcb5mTcU/s640/01.jpg

The first result... 3,2s
IMAGE: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TFxp6GhsCQE/T7aIQEjTyTI/AAAAAAAAHFY/zsNhHudoPbg/s640/03.jpg

2 years later, a bigger suction cup to attach the tripod, and a Canon S3is
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IMAGE: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-W24rw8vzpBY/T7aIRJQqocI/AAAAAAAAHFk/3tW4j6nur2Y/s640/09.jpg

The result is better :lol: (1s)
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