NAB ’12 – Things that Slide and Things that go Boing
And not gonna lie, it’s pretty damn solid. It has a good amount of drag and doesn’t bend under the weight when you push the carriage to either end like most lighter-weight sliders do. At the end of the day though, it’s a piece of metal with a thing on it that goes left and right. And that’s…about…it.
“WELL FUCK THAT,” says Indie-Dolly Systems, who demoed their new slider prototype at NAB this year.
The Indie-Dolly Systems slider will ship with 9 feet of track and the carriage with the option of 75mm, 100mm, or flat mount for around $800 and a target release date of July. It’s a novel concept that at least gives you a little more flexibility considering its length isn’t fixed. I think Asian Bike Cart Man will be a much more effective dolly though, but it’s still in the prototype phase unfortunately…
And on the topic of Asian things by Asian people, the folks over at Nori in Toronto were showcasing this little doo-dad.
Oh that’s right, it’s a bounce board…
…AND AN UMBRELLA. Calm down Toronto, really. There’s only so much innovation I can handle today after finally watching the highly anticipated video to Pitbull’s “Back in Time,” the official theme song to MIB3.
For $189, you get one silver BOUNCEBRELLA (my official new name forever because Square Bounce is not nearly as cool), one white bouncebrella, and a shoulder sling. So you can re-enact all your favorite katana-drawing scenes from movies where katanas or other similarly lengthy objects are produced from one’s backside.
And none of this “expected release date” shit, YOU CAN BUY ‘EM NOW.