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The Digital Juice FlexTrac & Wheel System for Orbit Dolly will turn your highly-configurable Digital Juice Orbit Dolly into a greatly more configurable 20 foot Dolly and Tracking system.
The main components are a 50 ft track and three specially-designed wheels for the track. The track -- a solid rubber cord -- is flexible, but is made of durable rubber that comes to a reliable weight of 31 lbs and that supports a weight capacity of 300 lbs. The wheels are no less reliable.
The system is simple: lay down the 50 foot track, replace the wheels of the Orbit Dolly with the three wheels, and dolly away -- in straight lines, in curves, in circles, or in various combinations. The track is 50 feet but has to be looped to create two rails, so it comes to about a 20 foot tracking system. You can, however, optionally purchase a second track and without looping create two rails that stretch for 50 whole feet, from one room into another, from indoors to out, or whatever your shot requires.
Two of the wheels feature a fixed swivel and the third a pivoting one. The fixed wheels go on one rail of the track to keep the Dolly steady, and the pivoting wheel lets you change direction, such as to track around corners. Three included tie-down knobs attach the wheels to the Orbit Dolly (and that's as far as using tools goes). The Orbit Dolly is, of course, sold separately.
Tool-Less and Highly Configurable (and Portable)
The versatile Orbit Dolly FlexTrac system can make getting the perfect tracking shot on location supremely easy. Because of its lightweight portability and ease of use, you can be up and running with even the most complex shot in minutes -- whether shooting in studio or in tight indoor spaces. You can even take it outdoors to get action shots normally impossible to achieve without much more expensive equipment.
Most Any Shot You Can Think Of
The FlexTrac track is flexible enough to curve into a 90° turn with a 2.5 ft radius. It can also be used for a variety of straight, curved and round tracking maneuvers.
Track to Last
The durable rubber track has a .98 inch diameter, giving you maximum flexibility and strength while still being lightweight for optimal portability. The flexible rubber material used for the track retains little or no memory from being stored in a coiled position and can therefore be placed in your desired position straight from the bag.
Wheels to Last
The wheel hardware is precision CNC milled from high-grade 6000 series aluminum and finished with a textured powder coat finish to withstand wear and tear for years to come. The wheels use an advanced pivot system that incorporates 8 sealed steel ball bearings.
Special Care Instructions
As with any piece of equipment, you should keep the FlexTrac and wheels clean and free of any dust, dirt, or debris in order to maintain a smooth surface. The track should not be dragged over rough surfaces such as asphalt which can damage the rubber and cause irregular spots. Also try to avoid getting kinks in the track when coiling and uncoiling it, in order to avoid damaging the rubber cord. Since the pivot system of the wheels uses sealed steel ball bearings, there is no need to apply oil to these, but the wheels can be wiped clean with a damp cloth if they get dirty.
Can I Use My Orbit Dolly FlexTrac in the Grass?
The FlexTrac rubber cord is not designed to be laid on surfaces that are not somewhat level and smooth. To achieve a straight run in a grassy environment, you can use PVC pipe with the regular Orbit Dolly wheels.