I just finished my glidecam, I got inspired of that scottish guy http://diycamera.com/stabiliser/index.html because I found out that I had a similar flashlight to build the gimbal of. I made a couple of test shots to see if it worked and it was pretty decent, alot can be improved... Gonna bring it on a ski trip the 16th so hopefully I've figured out how it works by then.
Indeed it is, but it gets easier after you've used it a couple of time (at least mine did) I have a whole bunch of footage with summerskiing I'm making a edit of, but I need to get my new laptop to finish it so it'll take a while before it gets posted.
BUT I can say that the shots exeeded my expectations and worked really well, not as good as the real deal but much better than without the rig.
2010 Juvass Edit from Robbin Gälliner on Vimeo.