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OP/TECH Pro strap over shoulder?

 
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Aug 21, 2013 23:37 |  #46

I dont remember where I saw it, but someone did a torture test with the tripod mount, and had their camera hooked up to a truck and dragged it or some crazy thing like that. Not to say there are not faults in the design, but the tripod mount is generally very secure.


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Aug 22, 2013 00:47 as a reply to  @ gnome chompski's post |  #47

This is the failure that concerns me and is the reason I use a safety lanyard.
BR had to update and send out a bunch of replacements to people because of this several years ago...


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Aug 22, 2013 01:19 |  #48

that is unfortunate. The hardware on the black rapid is not the most impressive in terms of quality, but I so far have had no reason to doubt its integrity. I might look into a redundancy system like a lanyard, as long as its easily detachable.

Looking att that pic, I wonder why on earth they would use a carabiner that is of a pressed construction like that. Seems extremely cheap, and goes against everything the strap seems to stand for in terms of how it is used. I wonder if they have updated the hardware recently. Makes me want to go to REI and get a proper climbing carabiner to use and just ditch the stock hardware, haha,


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Aug 22, 2013 02:01 |  #49

shooter00 wrote in post #16227563 (external link)
I know this doesn't help your situation right now but Op-Tech has a new swivel adapter in prototype that will solve the problem in the future.
It's due out in the next few months....

Thanks for info :D. I can wait for them, just what I need.


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Aug 22, 2013 09:04 |  #50

gnome chompski wrote in post #16229427 (external link)
that is unfortunate. The hardware on the black rapid is not the most impressive in terms of quality, but I so far have had no reason to doubt its integrity. I might look into a redundancy system like a lanyard, as long as its easily detachable.

Looking att that pic, I wonder why on earth they would use a carabiner that is of a pressed construction like that. Seems extremely cheap, and goes against everything the strap seems to stand for in terms of how it is used. I wonder if they have updated the hardware recently. Makes me want to go to REI and get a proper climbing carabiner to use and just ditch the stock hardware, haha,

I think BR did update to a more solid design several years ago,they seem to get serious about these kind of failures and fix them pretty fast.

Seems like I have read( Take it with a grain of salt ) that they cautioned that the mushroom head takes the most punishment since it swivels metal against metal and recommend it be replaced on a yearly basis.

There was a picture somewhere if I can find it of one of the cheap ebay knockoffs that showed where either the head or the ring that holds it had worn and had slipped through the ring....

I use some BR components and also have some of the knockoffs that I use and have not had any problems with either.
I just don't trust that connection point on any of them....




  
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Aug 22, 2013 09:32 as a reply to  @ shooter00's post |  #51

Here is the picture of the knockoff failure...


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Aug 22, 2013 14:34 |  #52

The picture of the BR swivel ring connector breaking is actually very helpful, thanks! It give me someting to think about as that is the exact piece I have connected to the mkIII now. I will look into replacing and or reinforcing the pieces that connect.
Thanks everyone for the great info.




  
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