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    anyone used the Wave Jib?
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    I'm looking for a short but heavy jib with good bearings. On the interwebs ; ) this one looks good, but I would normally avoid this and similar sources

    https://www.proaim.com/proaim-7-wave...5kg-55lbs.html

    Any experience with this or the like? other suggestions?


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    I have one and used it a few times. It is a solid piece and no worse than any other decent jib. It's also easy and fast to assemble.


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    I'd suggest staying away. The producer bought one for the film I'm on at the moment, and it's pretty rubbish. They advertise it as 7' long, but that's including the counter-balance end, which is half of the damned length of the thing. So you have a very limited 3.5-odd feet of boom.

    The construction is solid enough for the money, but the leveling bowl gives you barely any adjustment, and the supposed 200lbs weight limit of the tripod legs they ship it with is laughable, they're incredibly flimsy and unnerving to have the jib + weights + camera on.

    I'm not a fan.


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    thanks for the info. We only need about 4 foot of actual jib, and will be using on a heavy tripod we already have.

    I'm only hoping for the bare jib to be not wobbly and not fall apart. The one we have now is heavy, but there is too much wobble/vibration/play

    Grug, can you tell why the bowl doesn't have much adjustment?


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    I use it on my Sachtler ENG 2 CF HD and a Dolly S and it's very solid and smooth to operate. I agree that the leveling has very little adjustment but this hasn't been an issue because I level my tripod first. It's not a high end jib but for the small amount of cash it works fine.


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    This is extremely solid...costs a bit more, but you get what you pay for.
    http://ezfx.com/product/junior-jib/


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    That looks like a good one. Maybe a little too short though.


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    You could always pick up a used Seven XL jib arm. Ive had mine for years and its worked very well.
    "That's what happened to this friend of mine. So he had a lobotomy. Now he's well again."
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    Portajib, Seven (Longvalley) or even Ezfx. I would stay away from Proaim.
    Canon C100, GH4, HPX250, HPX170, GH2, Jimmy jib lite, Portajib Explorer, Advanta jib


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    Quote Originally Posted by robmneilson View Post
    You could always pick up a used Seven XL jib arm. Ive had mine for years and its worked very well.
    This is the right answer.
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