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The Steadicam® Operator's Handbook by Laurie Hayball, Jerry Holway

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When the Segway® was invented, every Steadicam operator I knew wanted to get on one. But it was clear that the steering controls and the central column would have to be modified, and no one picked up the challenge.

It took Ulik Kahlert, a performance artist in France, and a German engineer, Reinhard Ansorge, to create a useful, Segway-based device for the Steadicam. Ulik envisioned dancers in long costumes floating around a stage effortlessly and magically, waving their arms, carrying torches, and playing musical instruments and the like (he's a visionary!), so they invented the Handsfree ...

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