ok sorry about the delay...start off with some 1/2" pvc that comes on a roll like this:
then you cut a length of pvc (i just kinda eyed it) and stick a male-to-male connector piece in that sucker and make a ring...you could use pvc cement if you have it but i just used superglue and a couple of wraps of gaff tape at the seam and its just fine...here's a pic with the aluminum angle-iron used as the crosspiece:
after you have a ring, wrap it up in padded griptape made for mountainbike handlebars...i just grabbed some from REI...after the ring is wrapped good (the sides especially) drill some holes in the aluminum (for a quick release and for attachment to the rig) and use conduit clips to hold the bar to the ring, like this:
then you slap a QR plate on there (or you already have) and you are pretty much done...here she is finished:
if it had a manfrotto plate it would be as good as the real thing only lighter...i'll be back in a minute to put up some more pics - any questions fire away...
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04-26-2006 07:57 PM
Last edited by OregonDank; 05-04-2006 at 11:03 AM.heeeere fishy fishy...
04-26-2006 10:04 PM
im asked for a username / password to view any of your pics.
04-26-2006 10:32 PM
yeah do I have to belong to some secret club and give em the hi sign when I enter?
04-26-2006 11:45 PM
arg my bad...i'll fix it...
*is stoopit*heeeere fishy fishy...
04-28-2006 09:46 AMOriginally Posted by OregonDankPlease contact Jason Ramsey for advertising rates.
05-04-2006 11:01 AM
ok.... pic #1: http://www.stickypod.com/videos/show...php/photo/1704
did that work for you guys?heeeere fishy fishy...
05-04-2006 12:01 PM
Great job, man! That looks pretty damn close to the real deal. Thanks for sharing.
05-04-2006 12:41 PM
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nice job.. is it substantially lighter than the genuine-fig??? If so, do you think that would adversly affect it, with the lack of mass to "even everything out?"
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