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The problem with smooth pans of this nature, is the body contortions sometimes required to get smoothness over a wide pan-angle. I have done some pretty wide pans, but only where they convey useful information. The problem is that you must ‘rehearse’ the panning movement once or twice, firstly to see if it is practicable, secondly to ensure that you anticipate the body position you will have to assume as the pan is completed, (the first part is easy). As a rule, I would avoid pans which don’t allow the complete sweep of movement to be accomplished without having to move your feet, as, for me at least, it is at the moment you are required to ‘step’ that the continuity seems to be broken. By ‘anticipating’ the range of movementand positioning your feet roughly where they would need to be mid-pan, would seem to be the way to go.And………good luck!