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This is the Legendary Losmandy Spider Dolly, the only dolly that seamlessly works with the incredible FlexTrak--a flexible track made of a special rubber compound that not only rolls up into a bundle f...
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This is the Legendary Losmandy Spider Dolly, the only dolly that seamlessly works with the incredible FlexTrak--a flexible track made of a special rubber compound that not only rolls up into a bundle for easy transport, but also allows you to make straight or curved dolly moves with almost no set-up time! This amazing seamless dolly track can be configured in straight runs that can suddenly curve in any radius or direction, opening up creative possibilities unlike any other dolly/track system. Dolly straight into the room then seamlessly arc around the table! Start with a sweeping lateral move that then turns and pushes in on the hero's face! Do a roundy-round circle at ANY diameter! Do a 'walk-and-talk' pull back with the actors walking easily between the tracks- there are no crossbars to trip on! It truly is a problem solver for shoots where traditional track won't fit, won't curve, won't transport, won't be smooth enough; or when you might not know what kind of space you will need to move in- with the Spider Dolly and a roll of Flex Track you can be ready for nearly any kind of move in any nearly kind of space! It's great for delicate locations like museums or historic homes where bringing in 10 foot long pieces of steel track makes the owners freak. The gentle non-marking rubber track is easy on floors and doorways and arrives discreetly in a single large pelican case or fabric bag. The track is so cool to see deployed that even the most jittery location contact can't help but want to see it in action! The basic section of track is 40', which, doubled back on itself, makes one 17' run. A second length of track side by side will create a totally seamless 40' run. Each section rolls up into a 2' diameter bundle and weighs 30 lbs. creating unprecedented portability for a track rigid enough to support an operator, yet flexible enough to curve into a 90 degree turn with a 2' radius. The key to FlexTrak's success lies in the unique capability of the Spider Dolly's track wheels, which are designed with double articulating arms that create the ability to negotiate sharp radius turns. No other dolly can do such tight turns!!
The Spider Dolly itself is an extremely portable yet fully rideable camera dolly. It comes with a super-fast adjustable center column, which lets you quickly find the perfect camera height between 21" and 34"- no fumbling with an over-loaded tripod! The center column is topped with a 100mm bowl for any 100mm (or 75 mm w/ adaptor) fluid head. The dolly features a padded seat that pivots 360 degrees around the column, which allows the camera operator's body to move effortlessly in sync with the panning motion of the fluid head. This is great for dynamic moves with heavy pans, or for "dance-floor" type coverage of moving actors. The dolly is sturdy and comfortable, with textured foot platforms, reflection-friendly anodized black finish, and a super solid, very effective pushbar. The entire dolly packs down into 3 custom fitted hard cases that weigh 80, 38, and 28lbs respectively. The track weighs 30lbs and is easy to move, lift and transport in any car! The dolly can also work on traditional steel track, or on track made of pvc pipe, conduit, fencing top rail, etc. the track rails do not need to be spaced exactly (no crossbars needed) since the floating wheels of the dolly compensate for any alignment errors!
Full info, videos and turtorials here: http://www.porta-jib.com/spider_dolly.htm
I also have the 3-leg version of the Spider Dolly, which is not rideable but great for a one-man-band operator who really needs to travel light (also great for adding a second moving camera to the same dolly track)! See my other listings for the 3-Leg Version.
I also have the Award winning Losmandy Porta-Jib and Porta-Jib Traveler jibs which work amazingly with this or any other dolly or 100mm tripod system, see adjacent listings for info on these amazing creative machines!
Any questions about your application of this dolly are welcomed. I have a ton of experience using these dollies in all kinds of situations and find them so creatively flexible I had to own them! They are hard to find in rental and now this immaculately maintained package is now available for rent here in NYC!