Stabilizer book to those interested

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king
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Hope it's alright with everyone if I do a little for my book here. If so just remove it and I'll understand. A little self promotion couldn't hurt I suppose.

For any info you might have just visit the HBS forum. I have a special forum set up just for it. Or you can post them right here. No problem. Thanks all who have supported the site.

Charles King
If it can be done, do it!

rfolwell
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This is interesting to me - I am having trouble deciding which stabilizer system to go with, and this looks like it will provide some useful information.

A downloadable version would have been more appropriate for me - the shipping cost to the UK is much more than the cost of the book, and for material like this I don't mind reading it on screen.

Richard

king
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Richard, I'll check into this and see if I can do it as a download just for you. The only thing Iäm worried about is the ease of spreading it over the internet.

BTW, about the book. If you are hoping to get really deep info about which stabilizer to buy then you will be disappointed. As the review said it is about a homebuilt stabilizer. Sure it has some tips and ideas on where to look and buy but it doesn't have any indepth about commercial stabilizers. Hope that is clear.
Why not check out the HBS forum.There is a professional rig forum where you can ask about which stabilizers people would recommend or the dvinfo forum.
If you are still interested I can check on the download version.

Charles King
If it can be done, do it!

king
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Richard, If you decide to buy the book I would advise you to pick up one from cafepress. I got my proof copy and it's much better than the one I got from Lulu. Maybe Lulu's copy was a intended to be that way because it was a proof, not sure.

My judgement is, if Cafepress sends me a proof copy this damn good then the customer copy has got to be better. Oh yeah. The shipping is much more reasonable than Lulu's. Check it out.

In this one the pics are much clearer than the one's in Lulu's.I can see the difference immediately.

The cover is more glossier than Lulu's. A big plus.

Here is the link: http://www.cafeshops.com/hbsbooks

Charles King
If it can be done, do it!

rfolwell
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Thanks Charles. I had already ordered the book through Lulu before I read your response of 10 May (not that it has arrived yet!).

I do understand that it does not contain comparative information about commercial stabilizers. I am only hoping that it will provide useful background information on some of the issues to be considered when designing your own one, that will help me to evaluate commercial offerings (would be self-building but for lack of time).

Richard

king
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Sorry for the late response Richard. Well, I just hope your copy is better than the one I got. I seemed to be selling more books over at Cafepress, so I've decided to go with that publisher.

Let me know how it turns out. Another thing. I have not updated the book on lulu so you will get an unrevised version of the lastest copy. Some of the major difference are the grammar, one or two pics of the base module.

I'm half way through into my second book on modifying the Glidecam V16 and V20 sled. I'm going to show those owners how to make it modular and easier for dynamic balance which is a little cumbersome to obtain without this new modification. Keep checking HBS forum for updates.

Charles King
If it can be done, do it!