this might sound weird but i want to ride it more aggressively
Were you the guy who went riding with a baby on his back?
friend of mine asked me the other day why i even still post on here.. i guess it is a waste of time.
yeah that was me, why? i'm running a freeride baby camp school, enroll your baby now and i'll thow in next season half off.
trust me, i don't plan on ride with this regularly, this thing is very hard to ride with. however i definately plan on using it for insert shots in edits.
i'm confused though.. those double back flips and and any flip for that matter done on a bicycle is a safety concern no? given you learn in foam or water first.. Then to dirt.. i don't get how everyone cares? i treat this no different to anything i do on my bike.. i start slow and work my way up, this rig takes getting used to, but can definitely be controlled with some practice.
i appreciate the feed back though, thank you again.
Amazing view from the front…
Try running it with the camera behind?
i thought about that, then i figured you'd get a similar angle with someone following behind you.. i'm sure it would be different and pretty cool looking.. but the front view i feel is the shot to focus on.
i added cable Tension to the Rig tonight and got rid of the blue pole, i managed to shave 1 pound in doing so, going to do wind tests (car tows) to see if the wind drag is less without the blue pole.
i was also thinking a neck brace would be an added safety option for filming with this rig.. however, that wont help with the sudden twist in the neck if i were to snag a tree, i can't plan out what and how my neck would twist with a crash like that, all i know is if its pulling my neck one way, i'm going to try and follow where ever it takes me, however, i still believe the pipe clamp or fiberglass will break before this is an option.
what about mounting it to a backpack frame instead of the helmet? the baby could then control the zoom in and out.
(sorry, I had to - but I was serious about the frame backpack)
thats an awesome idea! he fits good inside my Dakine builders pack now.. perfect hehe.
um.. yeah that could work.. it would be safer mounted to the body than head i guess.. i just don't think you could ever get the same stability like you would with a helmet mount.
thanks guys, yeah there is a safety concern, but the way i've attached it is through the fiberglass vents on the D2 so in theory it should break at the fiberglass, if that doesn't break, the pipeclamp will for sure, and if that doesn't break, my neck will heh, i can scrub weight by adding super thin steel cable to stop the painters pole from flexing and get ride of the blue pole, it would then look just like a Jibarm.. it hink it would be less prone to catching wind at high speeds.. but the 3 pound counter weight still has to be there. my whole point is to try to catch the front tire and the trail.. as if someone was in front just following backwards.
thanks for the feedback.