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From Top To Bottom With Alex McAndrew

Alex McAndrew, Pro DH racer from East Hardwick Vermont takes you on a ride down one of the east coasts premier downhill spots, Plattekill Mountain. Before shooting Alex Designed, build and developed what is now the MadKat rig. A one off custome Cable cam with full pan tilt, forward and revers capability reaching speeds up to 30 mph.

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 CalWootton, no we did not due to weather conditions. the cable cam has exposed motors and wires and the weather was constant snow rain and the moisture was messing up the cameras. we didn't want to take a chance. but don't worry. This summer you will see loads of shots with the cam.
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 Well the conditions certainly didnt hold him back. I remember seeing that place on the old chain reaction videos and thinking it looked a lot like a bigger version of one of our local spots.
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 Ha. My buddy Jeff and I were riding that day you guys were filming. We were like these guys are f*cking troopers filming all day in those conditions. Great work guys.
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 Danohh Yeah it was rough but we pulled through and got the shots. thanks for the props!
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 Siiiiiiick! Awesome edit guys!
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 Do you use anything as a brake or is it not needed with the servo you're using?
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 The Servo.
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 Synchronous braking..same technology found in the Toyota Prius, uses the motor to brake and re-charges the battery
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 Preciate it.
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 When you modify a servo for 360 rotation, you give up the braking ability because the potentiometer is now zero'd. It looks like the left pulley wheel has some sort of brake going to it. If it is in fact a brake, do you mind telling me how you accomplished that?
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 The forward/reverse on the cam is driven by a brushless motor.....not a servo.....the motor/motor controller provide the braking capabilities.
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 Unreal, thank you. Servo just didn't make sense.
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 Anybody noticed his taeroffs? He had it on one side and later on the other. I don't get it.
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 why is that not a ski hill in the witer if there are ski runs?
sick riding and filming tho btw!
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 Too early in the season for the ski snowboard crowd, all bikes and all fun that day!
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 Yeah the weather forecast was for said to be 40 and sunny all weekend. But we got a huge surprise when we woke up.
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 Sick video! Unique shots in the POW!
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 i love plattekill, the trails are so raw
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 Did you use the cablecam in the edit?
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 no. The weather wasnt good enough. Dont worry we have new edits in the works that we will use the cable cam in.
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