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Jan 06, 2013 08:10 |  #1

I was at a local hockey game last night and saw someone shooting with a RS-7 strap like mine except his was a little different. His had an extra strap that went under his armpit. I figured out today that the little extra strap was called a BRAD. Anyone else use this and like it?


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Jan 06, 2013 09:55 |  #2

The BRAD will keep your RS7 from sliding up and down your shoulder.
I use the RS Sport which has the BRAD incorporated into the design.
It really does keep the strap in place. I recommend your purchase the BRAD strap and see for your self.


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Jan 06, 2013 09:58 |  #3

I have one and only used it a couple times.
Putting the camera strap on was too time consuming.


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Jan 06, 2013 19:31 |  #4

I use the RS-Sport with the built in BRAD. I LOVE it. That little extra bit of security is fantastic.


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Jan 07, 2013 01:29 |  #5

Using the BRAD is the only way I use a sling strap. It makes quite a bit of difference comfort-wise.


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Jan 07, 2013 08:06 as a reply to  @ Indecent Exposure's post |  #6

Looking at photos it seems like the BRAD can be positioned really tight under the arm to anywhere below using the RS-Sport. Whereas on the RS-7 your limited to where the RS-7 strap begins after the shoulder pad. Am I right or wrong?

Also, the BRAD on the RS-Sport is not really "built into it", it just comes with it, right?


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Jan 07, 2013 08:26 |  #7

No, the Brad is pre-attached to the RS-Sport.


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Jan 07, 2013 08:29 |  #8

TheAnt wrote in post #15455938 (external link)
No, the Brad is pre-attached to the RS-Sport.

Understood, but does it attach differently than it would as an add-on to the RS-7? From the photos it looks like it attaches in the same manner. Can you completely detach it from the RS-Sport (including the clips)?


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Jan 07, 2013 08:51 |  #9

Yes, you can detach it. It's a pain in the ass though.


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Jan 07, 2013 08:59 as a reply to  @ TheAnt's post |  #10

Can't decide if I should buy the BRAD for my RS-7 or just get the RS-Sport and sell the RS-7 instead. Not a good way to start the week.


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Jan 07, 2013 09:50 |  #11

coeng wrote in post #15456051 (external link)
Can't decide if I should buy the BRAD for my RS-7 or just get the RS-Sport and sell the RS-7 instead. Not a good way to start the week.

If the rs-7 is good enough for you, just buy the brad strap. You may also end up paying more since what you paid for the rs-7, you wont make back. So you'll have to pay the difference.


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Jan 07, 2013 10:26 |  #12

I personally find the RS-Sport to be more comfortable than the 7.


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Jan 07, 2013 20:09 |  #13

coeng wrote in post #15456051 (external link)
Can't decide if I should buy the BRAD for my RS-7 or just get the RS-Sport and sell the RS-7 instead. Not a good way to start the week.

The RS7 is very comfortable. Go for it and treat yourself to the comfort you deserve.


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Jan 07, 2013 20:13 |  #14

I found the BRAD to be cumbersome and not very effective at securing the RS-5 without significant detriment to the functionality of the strap itself. Ended up selling the BRAD and the RS-5 and replaced it with a Crumpler Industry Disgrace.


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Jan 07, 2013 21:22 |  #15

Brad Pitt... get it? pitt... pit... get it...? lol. clever.


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