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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #90 on: February 13, 2019, 11:38:00 AM »
How do you guys attach extension poles to the windtech clamp? Do I need a stud converter? It looks like it may be a 3/8" stud.

Trying to attach a Manfrotto 99b

I'm not sure I would even try that. An 099B is going to be a fair bit of force on that small clamp. What are you clamping  to? Vertical or horizontal? What other clamps do you have in your arsenal?

I have a super clamp otherwise. I tried it out and it seems like a bad idea. I think I'm just going to use the Windtech for attaching a center channel mic to my stand. Hopefully it will have no problem holding a shotgun.
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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #91 on: May 17, 2019, 07:45:59 PM »
Hoping to tap the hive mind for input on best setup for Tedeschi Trucks next Wednesday in Salem, OR.

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Options I'm considering:
a. no stand,  >:D style
b. stand with legs flat on ground, riser coming up behind bunch/in front of backrest
c. superclamp to bench, extension pole
d. superclamp to backrest, extension pole
e. variation on c or d adding manfrotto flex arm

PS: broken leg and walking boot, so could also bring/use crutches.

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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #92 on: May 18, 2019, 11:56:04 AM »
I would superclamp with extension pole to the seat beside you
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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #93 on: May 18, 2019, 02:59:15 PM »
I would superclamp with extension pole to the seat beside you

Thanks, seems easy to implement, a bonus while I'm on crutches.
Got an TARION H-Shape 2-Part Swivel Tilt thingy in case I need to mount to the backrest, so was able to turn this into an excuse for more gear too!
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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #94 on: May 18, 2019, 04:27:59 PM »
Great thread. What is the smallest-sized clamp?
I own a SuperClamp and I'm borrowing a C-clamp (for lighting / taping). I'm interested in a tiny version of the super clamp, for clamping onto the thin metal posts on old railings. These posts are only 1/4" to 1/2" and the SuperClamp is too large in that case.

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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #95 on: May 18, 2019, 04:43:09 PM »
Great thread. What is the smallest-sized clamp?
I own a SuperClamp and I'm borrowing a C-clamp (for lighting / taping). I'm interested in a tiny version of the super clamp, for clamping onto the thin metal posts on old railings. These posts are only 1/4" to 1/2" and the SuperClamp is too large in that case.
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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #96 on: May 19, 2019, 01:54:06 AM »
Thank you for this suggestion.
I need to mount DPA 4021 mics in their mounts; this is a very lightweight setup.
The Super Clamp is excellent for a heavier load, adding an extension pole, and having more power and security to the surface.
For my needs, the DPA mics in their mount are so lightweight, so I'm looking for a clamp or clipping system that is smaller and sleeker, and I can secure the tiny clamp with gaffer's tape.
Do any other clamps, or clips, come to mind?

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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #97 on: May 19, 2019, 09:35:02 AM »
Windtech clamp. Everyone here has at least one.
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« Reply #98 on: May 19, 2019, 12:44:02 PM »
Windtech clamp. Everyone here has at least one.
In my experience, it depends which Windtech.
The MPC10 doesn't last. I have had the plastic end cover of the clamping screw break on me twice, both times after only 10 years or so of use.
Wondering if any uses the MA-458?
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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #99 on: May 19, 2019, 03:28:15 PM »
The Matthews Micro Clamp or Manfrotto Nano Clamp (or other brands' similar offerings) might do what you want. 9.Solutions' Savior Mini-Clamp is another option, as is its Savior Spring Mini Clamp. 

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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #100 on: May 19, 2019, 03:39:12 PM »
Windtech clamp. Everyone here has at least one.
In my experience, it depends which Windtech.
The MPC10 doesn't last. I have had the plastic end cover of the clamping screw break on me twice, both times after only 10 years or so of use.
Wondering if any uses the MA-458?

The little caps for the air thing on your tires work great as replacements.  You can get a 5-10 pack for nothing.  That said I rarely use my windtech since getting a rowi with the swivel ball head.
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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #101 on: May 20, 2019, 03:09:48 AM »
I have had the plastic end cover of the clamping screw break on me twice, both times after only 10 years or so of use.


ONLY??
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I would consider that to be a VERY STRONG endorsement of WindTech's products.
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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #102 on: May 20, 2019, 10:35:57 AM »
I have had the plastic end cover of the clamping screw break on me twice, both times after only 10 years or so of use.


ONLY??
 :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:


I would consider that to be a VERY STRONG endorsement of WindTech's products.
I was thinking the same thing, 10 years of use is great. Plus that little plastic cover is so easily replaceable with a tire valve stem cover that you can get at Walmart or an auto parts store for next to nothing. Heck gaff tape has worked for me in a bind.

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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #103 on: May 20, 2019, 11:45:37 AM »
ok, I guess it's all relative. I've got gear from my first set up in '82 that works exactly as it always has, including lots of homemade mogami cables. I'm a former engineer and treat gear very gently. Never scratched a phne screen, all used taping gear sells as mint, etc. The kids, though. I've dropped them :facepalm:. They pass ops testing so seems ok.
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Re: Clamp-aholics. The ultimate clamping and rigging team thread II
« Reply #104 on: May 20, 2019, 01:34:39 PM »
I have had the plastic end cover of the clamping screw break on me twice, both times after only 10 years or so of use.


ONLY??
 :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:


I would consider that to be a VERY STRONG endorsement of WindTech's products.

That was my first thought as well, but then I realized this might be conditioning from the way we're used to things being made these days.  Everything is disposable and if it lasts a few years we're happy.  There was a time not all that long ago when things were made to last a lifetime (or more).  Anyway, I digress.
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