ThunderRunner Flying-V Gimbal Commander Support System

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What’s not to love about musicians who film their own videos and now make gear for themselves and for other filmmakers?

ThunderRunner Flying-V Gimbal Commander

Thunders of Wrath are now making and selling their very own DIY completed ThunderRunner Flying-V Gimbal Commander.

The ThunderRunner Flying-V Gimbal Commander is a gimbal and camera support system for independent and low-budget film makers. Based on dozens of DIY designs, we’ve refined this edition with customized industrial-sewn stitching, anodized and powder-coated hardware and thermo-plastic handles. We build assemble your ThunderRunner to order and guarantee that build for life. The ThunderRunner comfortably supports camera gear up to 35lbs. Shipping weight is 10lbs with packaging, and ships in a 14x14x48 inch box. Actual unit weighs under 6lbs when worn.

ThunderRunner Flying-V Gimbal Commander from Thunders of Wrath on Vimeo.

Hi! We’re Thunders of Wrath, independent musicians and film-makers with a passion for all things sound and vision. We’ve developed the ThunderRunner and want to share it with the community at a very low cost and be 100% transparent about how much we’re making and why we’re doing this; our total cost on parts is $122.40, and we’re asking $300 total for a complete assembled unit. (plus shipping). We’re going to use every cent of that extra money ($170 or so) we earn for the assembly to help us launch our debut album, so we’re hoping to sell a couple hundred of these to our modestly-budgeted film brothers and sisters as a way to both give something back for everything you’ve taught us… and raise a little cash at the same time. If you’re really broke, like us, we’ll even show you how to build one all by yourself and not charge you a dime. But we’re hoping that you’ll see it’s worth it to have us build yours for you; we’ve solved all the design issues and have had all the parts professionally made, anodized, powder-coated and heavy-stitched. You’re really helping us by buying one and we think you’ll find this is the best build for the price out there.

We studied dozens of DIY designs and went through many iterations to develop the ThunderRunner, it was very important that it be:

#1- SUPER COMFORTABLE, #2- EXTRA AFFORDABLE, #3- NIMBLE TO ENOUGH TO PULL OFF AMAZING SHOTS WITH PUNY MUSICIAN ARMS.

We did it. This thing rocks.

We went from struggling to use our 3-axis Gimbal because we would just get too tired to being able to shoot all day… and shoot however we like. The ThunderRunner Flying-V Gimbal Commander allows for a very wide range of shots without wearing you out, shoot low, shoot high, shoot fast, shoot long. There’s some amazing designs out there and if you have big cash we definitely recommend checking them out. You can show up on the set looking like an exo-space-turbo-robot, and we think that’s FANTASTIC. If we had $5k-$10k to spare, we would do it too. However, if you’re like us, and need something really great but have to make EVERY SINGLE CENT count, please consider buying the ThunderRunner. You’ll be getting a great design and helping out independent artists realize their dream.

Now, you might be thinking… do I really want to buy something from a ROCK BAND?

Yes, yes you do. We’re extremely dedicated. We have actual mechanical engineering and electrical engineering backgrounds. We worked REALLY HARD to make this the best product in it’s class and went out of our way to find material suppliers and custom-manufacturers who could build the parts to exact specifications. We paid the prototyping fees… several times. Getting the geometry correct wasn’t easy, it took many iterations… but we did it. Extremely comfortable! Super-ergonomic! Totally unrestricted! Heavy Duty!

First class build, first-class materials.

The flying-V camera support straps are custom-manufactured, industrial-sewn, and feature classy red and black anodized hardware. The internals are overbuilt to withstand massive abuse in the field… and is so sturdy that we will GUARANTEE IT FOR LIFE. The unit packs down neatly, with no holes in the backpack. It works with almost every gimbal out there. It DOES NOT place the weight onto your shoulders or back, but fulcrums laterally to your hips. The fiberglass poles NEVER HIT YOUR HEAD, or clip your ears, or even touch your back, no matter how high or low or much you move… and are virtually unbreakable. The pack can even carry extras like cables or mics or sandwiches… and has side straps for your gimbal stand or tripod. Extra wide shoulder straps. Inverted fulcrum geometry for near-zero fatigue. But most important, it allows you to really choose how you want to shoot your project… AND HAVE FUN DOING IT. Remember FUN? Yeah. This thing turned out fantastic and now we want you to buy one.

It’s awesome. It’s inexpensive. It’s guaranteed for life. It’s not just a product, it’s you helping pave a path for us as artists.

We will never forget you.

The ThunderRunner Flying-V Gimbal Commander is a gimbal and camera support system for independent and low-budget film makers. Based on dozens of DIY designs, we’ve refined this edition with customized industrial-sewn stitching, anodized and powder-coated hardware and thermo-plastic handles. We build assemble your ThunderRunner to order and guarantee that build for life. The ThunderRunner comfortably supports camera gear up to 35lbs. Shipping weight is 10lbs with packaging, and ships in a 14x14x48 inch box. Actual unit weighs under 6lbs when worn.

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