/ "shunt" for para cord
thought about a length of para cord suspended next to a route (requires pre placing obviously)
then something like a gopro mounted on a hollow pole with the paracord threaded through it. gopro on the high side of the pole and a oneway brake at the bottom. it needs to be able to be moved easily upwards but stop as soon as it tries to decend... and needs to be operable with very little upward pressure (i'm thinking being able to launch the pole maybe 5 meters upwards at a time) the pole may also need to have "wheels" or similar to keep it orientated correctly against the rock, haven't figured that part out yet
anyone got any sneaky suggestions?
Surely on anything worth filming (or that I´d bother watching to put it another way) it´s going to be so overhanging it won´t work anyway?
jim, i'm not a professional film director, what i do is for a bit of fun with me and my mates.
wrt to your overhanging comment, this is only a problem with massive roofs not generally steep crags, as tension on the para line can allow for an overhang
good suggestion, from there i've had a few ideas that need testing :-)
i'd though about that, but i wnat to be able to push the camera rod several meters in one push. i think i prussik would be too keen to just stop as soon as you let go of it.... i'm looking for the rod to slide up the line a fair bit and then stop when it runs out of momentum
all suggestions appreciated though, thanks!
yep that's also in the design phase at "climbing cam towers" lol
i think that needs a balance weight on the "down" side to balance the camera on the "up" side?
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