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Jeff in Austin
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Overloaded Atlas?
      #4377595 - 02/10/11 08:24 PM

I weighed my setup the other day at 29.5 lbs. I thought I was closer to 23 lbs. It seems like I get ok results with 5 minute subs with good balance using a tripod. I'm moving to a permanent pier in 1 week (I hope) and wondering if I should expect better performance or maybe think about trading up?

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Jb32828
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Re: Overloaded Atlas? new [Re: Jeff in Austin]
      #4377613 - 02/10/11 08:33 PM

I would think the pier would certainly help things.

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Re: Overloaded Atlas? new [Re: Jeff in Austin]
      #4377727 - 02/10/11 09:48 PM

Hi Jeff,

That's not loading it up compared to some rigs I've seen, you should be fine...especially on a pier. I recently upgraded my Atlas with a new counterweight bar from Criterion. It's solid steel and longer than the stock bar; I can use less weight to balance my kit. You might want to consider it as an option.

Clear Skies,
BrianB


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Re: Overloaded Atlas? new [Re: BKBrown]
      #4378221 - 02/11/11 06:49 AM

Yes, a pier will help.

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Re: Overloaded Atlas? new [Re: Jeff in Austin]
      #4378234 - 02/11/11 07:06 AM

Quote:

I weighed my setup the other day at 29.5 lbs. I thought I was closer to 23 lbs. It seems like I get ok results with 5 minute subs with good balance using a tripod. I'm moving to a permanent pier in 1 week (I hope) and wondering if I should expect better performance or maybe think about trading up?




I reckon that's a bit much.
I think the mount will wear quite fast &
require more tuning of the internal plates which adjust backlash.
I can't be 100% sure but I just had mine adjusted after
having to use 15Kgs to balance it for only
about 15 to 20 nights out.
I won't use Antares tube rings anymore because of that
& I should achieve balance with maybe 10 Kgs.


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