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CineSkates is a portable tripod slider system that enables fluid, rolling video without the hassle of bulky camera gear.
CineSkates is a portable tripod slider system that enables fluid, rolling video without the hassle of bulky camera gear.
CineSkates is a portable tripod slider system that enables fluid, rolling video without the hassle of bulky camera gear.
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    1. Creator Cinetics on February 22, 2012

      Justin... send us an email: info at cinetics dot com. Thanks!

    2. Creator justin edelman on February 22, 2012

      Love my Cineskates! I have the Gecko suction cup system but im considering pawning that bad boy for some squid action. I saw there was supposed to be some code for backers... where is the code? I am stoked for some robo action skates too.. that will make for some great motion timelapse! Thanks for all you do!

    3. Creator Cinetics on February 22, 2012

      Hi Joseph, thanks for the comment. We've actually given Kickstarter backers the best possible pricing; I don't understand your concern. Shoot us an email at info@cinetics, and we can answer any questions :)

    4. Creator Joseph Johnson Jr on February 22, 2012

      So as I was about to order my cinesquid I noticed something. That the cineskates with the cinesquid is 385 and without its 300. but the cinesquid by itself is 120. So thats a $35 difference for not waiting. I think this is unfair to the backers of the original cineskates project.

    5. Creator Manuel Lynch on December 12, 2011

      I received mine recently and they are awesome. I used them together with my new product called Follow Me - see the video with Cineskates incorporated -

    6. Creator Cinetics on December 2, 2011

      Hi Everyone! Thanks for the great feedback on your CineSkates! We are very happy that you are enjoying them and using them. If you have not received your CineSkates, you should be receiving them very soon. We are happy to answer any questions that you email to, and we will make sure to get any issues with the post office resolved!
      Dennis, TomT & Colonel Fubar, we're glad you received your CineSkates! Add your videos to :)
      Christian, we responded to your email. We'll get it figured out and help get your CineSkates to you soon!
      AlexDP & Maximus, please send us an email at, and we will check on your CineSkates :)
      Ralph, I'm not familiar with Dutch Sinterklaas, but we're happy to try to answer your question if you email us.
      P.S. Please give Allison a huge THANK YOU when you email us. She is awesome!

    7. Creator Christian Bille on December 2, 2011

      Help, disaster!!

      I ordered my cineskates to be sent to Denmark.
      Apparently they arrived about a month ago, but the post office did not send me a notice until a week ago (mail was not delivered) so it's now been sent BACK! to the U.S

      Help, what do I do now??

      It was sent back from the danish post office the 24. of november.

      What a horrible experience. I've been waiting like a little child for this, and now THIS happens.

    8. Creator AlexDP on December 2, 2011

      Still waiting for them... I'm starting to get a little worried. Has anyone in Mexico gotten theirs yet?

    9. Creator Dennis Beentjes on December 1, 2011

      received mine yesterday (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). Had to pay 40 euro extra fee to Customs. Looking great, have to do some experimenting. Exciting!

    10. Creator Hung-Chun Lin on December 1, 2011

      Not yet arrive Canada :(

    11. Creator TomT on November 30, 2011

      whooha, just after I got nervous. My CineSkates arrived in Munich today. Paid off customs and yes, they are great. Thanks to Allison for answering my questions when I got nervous.

    12. Creator Ralph de Pagter on November 29, 2011

      Will it arrive here in Eindhoven, Netherlands, together with Dutch Sinterklaas?
      I am posted and watching at the horizon.....

    13. Creator Colonel Fubar on November 28, 2011

      Speaking of the devil...

      I got mine a few minutes ago, all is in order now. Got to play with it !

    14. Creator Cinetics on November 27, 2011

      Marco, sorry that your instructions were damaged. Please find instructions here - and more detail here -
      Colonel Fubar, all the CineSkates should be delivered within the next week. Thanks for your patience!

    15. Creator Colonel Fubar on November 27, 2011

      I still have received my parcel, am I the only one still waiting for the mailman ?

    16. Creator Marco Christensen on November 25, 2011

      Really happy with my new "toy that I did not hink I ever would need but now cant live without". Everything was nicely packed with boxes and bubbel plastic. Only thing that was broken was the instruction leaflet. Justin, is it possible to download the instruction from somewhere? I'm looking forward to accessories as the suggested wheel locking ratchet etc so it will be easier to take time laps pictures. The wheels really roll on flat surface :)

    17. Creator kusince1980 on November 23, 2011

      Got the notice saying extra fee of 23.15 pounds. But finally it's coming on this Friday(London).
      Thanks Justin.

    18. Creator happy on November 22, 2011

      Great! Thanks for the immediate response! Now i just have to wait patiently for it to arrive.

    19. Creator Cinetics on November 22, 2011

      Marco, Merry Christmas :)
      Philip, you are welcome! We'll do our best to follow up with even better products!
      Stephen & Joel, we hope your CineSkates arrive soon!
      tj27, we did not send you a Glif per your request in the survey. you were refunded $20 :)

    20. Creator happy on November 22, 2011

      Justin, thought i double check with you again. i emailed you a while back on dropping the glif right after the project is funded and you told me that you will check and revert. can you help revert. thanks.

    21. Creator Marco Christensen on November 22, 2011

      I got a package to pick up from my post office today. Weight 1,5 kg, cost additional 74USD so it gotta be my C-Skates :) Hello Christmas, you are early : )

    22. Creator Joel Strickland on November 22, 2011

      Fingers crossed mine aren't far away of someone has got theirs in Sydney, I am in Melbourne

    23. Creator Philip Villanueva on November 21, 2011

      Just arrived in San Diego and I am all kinds of excited playing with it. Thanks for creating a great product. I will continue to follow the CinesSkates team. Hopefully you follow this one up with even more fun and creative ideas.

    24. Creator Stephen Schleicher on November 21, 2011

      Still waiting for mine in Kansas... :(

    25. Creator Cinetics on November 20, 2011

      Hi Christian, we unboxed some of the tripods and pre-attached CineSkates to them. We did this to guarantee that the connection between the tripod and the CineSkates was perfect. When we pre-setup the whole system, it fits perfectly in the box. There is no room for anything to move, so bubble wrap is not necessary. We hope you are loving your CineSkates!

    26. Creator Christian Schmeer on November 20, 2011

      Is there any reason my package didn't have any bubble wrap (or other padding) whatsoever and the Gorillapod and Ballhead X didn't come with their original packaging? The unboxing videos I saw on Vimeo all had bubble wrap in the box and the original packaging :/

    27. Creator William Bullock on November 20, 2011

      Got mine in Sydney Australia a couple of days ago. Thanks guys, great product.

    28. Creator kusince1980 on November 19, 2011

      Still waiting for my cineskates (London). is there any way to track our packet?

    29. Creator Cinetics on November 18, 2011

      Hey Everyone! Your CineSkates are in route to you :) If you have not received your CineSkates, they should be to you in two weeks at the most (USPS says about 10 days for international shipments). I'll get into more detail in a project update very soon! Thanks from all of us at Cinetics!!

    30. Creator yoni on November 18, 2011

      Hi guys!! Any word when us folks in Las Vegas, may be receiving our CineSkates!!! WE CANT WAIT TO USE IT EVERYWHERE!!!

    31. Creator Chad B on November 18, 2011

      ETA To New Orleans for Delivery?

    32. Creator Chris Kuborn on November 17, 2011

      Still have not received anything here in WI, USA. Any ETA?

    33. Creator Tony Richards on November 16, 2011

      My CineSkates arrived today (Melbourne, Australia) they look great have been playing and exploring the possibilities. Time to be creative - my thanks to all at Cinetics.

    34. Creator Amulet Films on November 15, 2011

      Got my CineSkates today (UK) following a 4 day hold in customs plus £39 duty. The CineSkates look terrific, great build quality and lovely smooth action. Will add a whole new dynamic - thanks to all at Cinetics.

    35. Creator Cinetics on November 14, 2011

      We're still shipping out everyday, and we are doing our best to have everything sent out by the end of the week :) Thank you all for your continued support!
      Tom, glad you solved the problem getting the ballhead secured to the tripod. The little thread adapter gets recessed in the BallHead X sometimes.
      Moustafa, your CineSkates should roll very smoothly. We put significant effort into making sure each one rolls smooth and quite. I'll email you, and we'll find a solution to your problem.

    36. Creator Moustafa Khater on November 14, 2011

      Got mine today, went pretty smooth through the Dubai customs, even though i had to pay an extra 25 dollars.
      Can't wait to get started with some footage. Buckling up. Thanks team and amazing start.
      My skates seem a bit low on grease, other dolly's i have with rollers are quiters, any specific grease i could use to prevent that sound?

    37. Creator Tom Dignan on November 14, 2011

      I found an extra screw expander thingy up in the ballhead's hole that was stopping the pod's screw from going any further. Now it is sweet. :)

      I have filmed stuff around the house and the footage is really smooth and nice. Cineskates can make anything look epic. I love them!

      Thanks again!

    38. Creator Tom Dignan on November 13, 2011

      Hi from Australia, I got mine today! Can't wait to film stuff with them. I have to wait for my camera battery to charge!

      I have one question though. Is the Ballhead X supposed to touch the top of the GorrillaPod when screwed in all the way? Mine has about a millimetre gap and the screw won't go in any further. The whole ballhead turns on the screw, which doesn't seem right.


    39. Creator MOKU on November 11, 2011

      Retailer soon Justin or do I have to wait until the new year?

    40. Creator Marco Christensen on November 11, 2011

      Anyone in Sweden who got their "skates" yet? Life is too short to be waisted on waiting ;)

    41. Creator Cinetics on November 10, 2011

      Gary, thanks you! Glad you like your CineSkates :)
      Afoi, we have some cool things in the works. We'll let you know when new Cinetics components are ready!
      Daniel, we include an invoice in a sleeve on the outside of each international package. We will send another to you via email. Sorry for the customs trouble, and we hope you enjoy your CineSkates!
      Toni, we do have to include an invoice on each international package, or they will get stuck in customs like Daniel's. We wish taxes were far less than they are in many countries. We are glad you like your CineSkates!!

    42. Creator Daniel Ferrer on November 10, 2011

      Michel, I need your "invoice" to pay the spanish customs. Could you send it to me?

    43. Creator Daniel Ferrer on November 10, 2011

      Shit Spain government has my CineSkates blocked in customs... no comments. Paying again... this government only want to get money for everything. Hope government changes next month.

    44. Creator Gary Burke on November 9, 2011

      I got my CineSkates! They are awesome. A pleasure! Best Kickstarter experience to date.

    45. Creator afoi on November 9, 2011

      Got mine. From Malaysia. BTW, any update on the motorized wheel? I'm looking forward for that. Thanks Justin.

    46. Creator Michel on November 9, 2011

      I'm accustomed to receive goods from the USA or Asia, from KS or others. The real value of the product is always clearly visible in the custom declaration sticked on the box. Then it is necessary to pay customs, taxes......

    47. Creator Toni Benitez on November 9, 2011

      Hi justin,

      Today I got mine in Milan, Italy.
      However, I had to pay 65€ (around 90 bucks) for customs expenses.
      Is anyone else in Europe experiencing the same problem?
      I wonder if it's because of the shipping method (with value clearly stated on the box...) or that is the way it had to be.

      Regarding the product, simply awesome. I know how I'm gonna spend next wknd!!! ;-)

    48. Creator Dennis Beentjes on November 9, 2011

      can't wait to get mine :) (The Netherlands)

    49. Creator Cinetics on November 8, 2011

      Hi Everyone, thank you so much for the great feedback! It keeps us going :)
      Christian, please send us an email and we will get you taken care of! Sorry we didn't notice the problem with your case! info at cinetics dot com

    50. Creator Christian Schmeer on November 8, 2011

      I received my GorillaPod Focus + Head + Cineskates today (after it was held for about 4-5 days in customs - I live in London, UK). I have to say that I agree with the other backers here, this is an amazing product, the best Kickstarter experience so far with a great quality product and a great creation/support team.

      The only negative thing is that the protection bag that came with the Cineskates has two small holes in it :/ Is there a way to buy a new one or so?

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