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DIY Cable Cam

The video gives you a little insight into how we made our DIY cable cam and the end results. All biking was filmed on The Beast in the Peak District on a Panasonic GH1. It was rather overcast on the day but we did the best we could.

25 Comments

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 What did you do for stopping at the end? I've gone through several cablecam designs and I've got a very steady one now but speed control (and more importantly, stopping) is still difficult...
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 Yeah stopping is something we should probably work on too. We just used a towel hung at the end of the cable to bring tha cam to a stop. Worked as long as you remembered to reset the towel each time.
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 I tried this, I live in Germany and the hardware shops were of little to no help. Was ridiculous how understocked they were in terms of the necessary hardware, ropes, guide wheels....everything honestly
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 Just made one for £5 aha, no it isnt as good as this one, but it works (: Thanks for posting this, gave me the inspiration to make my own
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 This is awesome! Im from the peak district, it wierd seeing a local track on a GOOD video! nice work!
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 What a great little vid,thanks!
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 nice bike Big Grin i have the same
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 how much did all the suplies ( and rope) cost you at the end?
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 How long did you have your line?
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 nice bike Big Grin i have the same
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 Awesome vid man, whats the name of the trail want to check it out sometime
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 where do you buy the metal stuff yous bent??????
  • + 1
 looks like B&Q
  • + 1
 i might make 1 did it cost a lot
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 We spent about £50 on stuff to make it but we already had the ropes to set the cable up.
  • + 1
 ok kl i might make 1
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 did you have any way to control the speed or jut let it roll? Smile
  • + 1
 What's the name of the song?
  • + 1
 It's just a song I bought from ibaudio.com. Can't think of the name of it.
  • + 1
 nice
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 thanks for the video!
  • + 1
 Well done to you both !
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 what is that song its so good
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 Works a treat!
  • + 1
 Cheers! Definitely happy with it for a first attempt.

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