There have been three new changes: The 4-Leg Spider now transports in two cases with wheels, as opposed to the 3 cases it previously required. There is a new version of the Low-Shot Kit. And we are now offering a 5-Leg version of the Spider Dolly.
If you are visiting the LA area, you may want to visit our workshop in Hollywood. Call Mark to set up an appointment.
The 5 Leg Spider Dolly
What if you want to use a tripod supported jib on track? We have a solution.
Placing a tripod-supported jib on a Spider Dolly requires the three
leg pattern so the tripod feet can be attached to to the dolly legs.
However, the 24.5" separation of traditional dolly track creates a
narrow footprint under a large jib. The single wheel on one side
would be our articulating wheel, and it would support the leg at an angle. This creates a zone that lacks support. As the jib swings into this zone, tipping could occur. This problem would be eliminated if we used our 4-Leg configuration, but we cannot because the 4-Leg pattern does not line up with the tripod legs, so there is no way to attach the tripod to the dolly. However, combining the two configurations creates a 5-Leg/4-Wheel Dolly that solves the problem. See the illustration below.
With this 5-Leg/4-Wheel combination you have the ability both to use a tripod as the jib support, and to have four wheels for stability on the track. Click here to visit the 5 -Leg Spider Dolly page for a more detailed explanation as well as illustrations and photos.
Spider Dolly Configurations
The Spider Dolly can be used in either a 3 leg, 4 leg or 5 leg configuration.
Brad sent us a video demonstrating set-up of the 3-Leg Spider Dolly and a short testimonial. "We are a very busy London based hire company in the U.K. servicing the production needs of our clients with cameras, decks, lighting equipment and grip equipment including dollies.
The Losmandy 3-Leg Spider and FlexTrak is our most popular dolly system because of its portability and quick set up."
To see the video, visit Brad's user page on our website by clicking here.
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