Hello all, I had another thread about the yn-603 and decided it needed its own thread. I ordered two sets of these and once I realized the lack of a locking lever I started looking for solutions. Having looked at how they lock (friction based) I tried finding something to mimic how the other devices work... I went with double stacked o-rings because they compress, have high friction, cheap, and have a good amount of holding power.
Double stacking them so far has been able to hold a 580ex 2 hot shoe mounted with zero issues. It's a bit of a tight squeeze to get the oring to compress enough to allow for the 603 to slide on but I think this is due to the high friction of rubber.
I invite people to test this out, I'm hoping that people can feel safe about its use instead of using the band around the flash housing. I can't post photos up due to my laptop being sent into bestbuy due to having screen issues.... This makes three times in a row