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View Poll Results: What set of rails do you plan to buy?
Carbon 10 27.03%
Aluminum 9 24.32%
Steel 2 5.41%
3rd party Rails 10 27.03%
I won't be getting any rails. 6 16.22%
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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Vote for what kind of rails you will be getting fo your Scarlet/EPIC

RED Carbon Rails:

CARBON ALUMINUM STEEL
12" Rail: $125 $45 $40
18" Rail: $150 $65 $55
24" Rail: $200 $80 $70

RED Steel is 500% the weight than the RED Carbon.
RED Aluminum is 200% the weight of the RED Carbon.

Since a steadicam is somewhere in my future, I will be going Carbon. I like the look of the RED Rails so I shall make them fit the budget...that's the plan anyway...

More specs... http://www.red.com/store/tags/red_rails™_system
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probably 3rd party aluminum rails.
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Probably 3rd party carbon.
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I have held both the steel rods and aluminum rods in my hands and compared the weight. I guess it depends on what you will be using your rails for. the reason my school has steel rods is because the cooke 5:1 we have is MASSIVE and it needs something super tough to sit on.

However, they are very heavy esp in terms of handheld mode. If I can swing it I might go for the carbon rails. I am going to be shooting for a system like Gibby's (light, very portable, screw on filters, etc).
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I'm hoping to use the Chroziel 450 and baseplate/rods.... Really hoping they will work with nothing more than some shims. (hope hope!)
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My Cooke and the Angie 12-240 both will need support, but I too want to keep the setup as light as possible for nature hikes.
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No rails for me, mattebox will be a clamp-on and no physical FF (only functionalities provided by RED).
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I'll probably go with 19mm rods, steel rails and a base plate/slider for studio mode, but then some lighter combo for handheld mode - perhaps something from Cinevate or Redrock for the lighter shoulder mount rig with 15mm rods? It all depends on how fast it would be to switch between the two.

I was AC ing a Red shoot over the last 3 days and the RED 1 with all it's bars and plates and the Connor 2575 left bruises all over my shoulders as I was lugging it around the city. I definitely appreciate that both the EPIC and Scarlets will be lighter all around
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No rails for me, mattebox will be a clamp-on and no physical FF (only functionalities provided by RED).
I was thinking of rails only for attaching the red drives or something of that sort...or a shoulder mount or something.
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I think I am going to machine most of my rig...full custom is the ultimate modular. :}
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