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#1 Victor bank

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:02 AM

Any opinions on the Panther Tristar Dollies folks? Are they better than the classics in any way? Or at least as good? Any advantages / disadvantages? Would appreciate any comments. Cheers!
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#2 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:40 PM

I saw it at the broadcast expo in Mumbai. Its basically a 3 column riser instead of 2 risers. What that achieves is a lower bottom position without adding the dreaded low mode. What it sacrifices is payload capacity. It hasnt been out long enough to get reports from the field.
In my opinion, the lowered height ( a few inches) doesnt balance out the fact that you now have a lot more moving parts, and more stress on the overall system and a lowered payload.
I am not a big fan of the centre column dollies anyway.
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