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Mar 13, 2015 14:10 |  #1

I'm looking at the rstrap, and its only attached at the tripod mount.

I'm having trouble figuring how it won't unmount it self.




  
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Mar 13, 2015 14:19 |  #2

Once screwed in tight, the rubber washer will grip between the brad and the camera body. If the camera chooses to spin, the caribiner itself will rotate near where it is attached to the nylon strap, so the brad itself does not unscrew itself.


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Mar 13, 2015 14:26 |  #3

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Once screwed in tight, the rubber washer will grip between the brad and the camera body. If the camera chooses to spin, the caribiner itself will rotate near where it is attached to the nylon strap, so the brad itself does not unscrew itself.


Cool thanks!

It seem that it isn't a point of failure from a google search.




  
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Mar 13, 2015 14:29 as a reply to  @ unfaix's post |  #4

Have used Blackrapid for years, single harness, double harness, never a failure yet, except the strap will wear and fray eventually but after a ton of mileage.


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Mar 13, 2015 14:31 |  #5

Voaky999 wrote in post #17473534 (external link)
Have used Blackrapid for years, single harness, double harness, never a failure yet, except the strap will wear and fray eventually but after a ton of mileage.


Thanks for reassuring me, it'll be my first.

Before, all I had was a trap mounted on one side and at the bottom of my 1d.




  
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Mar 13, 2015 19:28 |  #6

it's a poor design, that's why they've started to make safety catches. I'm guessing a lot of BR users constantly check connections to avoid disaster. I do see those guys constantly fiddle with the strap, whether it's to check connection or to prevent it from swinging all over the place.


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Mar 13, 2015 20:38 |  #7

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it's a poor design, that's why they've started to make safety catches. I'm guessing a lot of BR users constantly check connections to avoid disaster. I do see those guys constantly fiddle with the strap, whether it's to check connection or to prevent it from swinging all over the place.

Wow, thanks, I had no idea, I will get rid of mine immediately.


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Mar 13, 2015 20:39 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #8

It's actually good design to incorporate a fail safe. Regardless of how careful someone might be, human error and accidents can occur. So you build in a fail safe... that's not to say it's a bad design. Albeit, I've never had an issue with my straps.


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Mar 13, 2015 21:16 |  #9

My beef with these straps isn't that there's risk of the camera falling off...it's that when they hang so low, they have a tendency to swing around and bump into things.

I've since converted from sling straps to spider holsters and find them to be a better solution for me.


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Mar 13, 2015 22:00 as a reply to  @ mystik610's post |  #10

I'm 5 7 and they don't hang low for me. However, the straps' length adjustments don't stay put over time. I have safety pins keeping them in place.


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Mar 13, 2015 22:04 |  #11

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Wow, thanks, I had no idea, I will get rid of mine immediately.

Yep, that's a news flash. I guess I'll ditch mine now despite it's unfailing performance.


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Mar 13, 2015 22:22 |  #12

Have over 6lbs hanging from one side of mine, never come lose. I have the dual and do use the extra strap to make them hang slightly behind me, rather than right out on the hip.


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Mar 13, 2015 23:03 as a reply to  @ EnglishBob's post |  #13

I've had the Sport, Sport Slim and Yeti. All the same issue with strap relengthening over time.


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Mar 13, 2015 23:19 |  #14

I have the slim sport, never a problem. I did, however, order the tether kit just to feel better.




  
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Mar 14, 2015 11:29 |  #15

for something expensive like that, wouldnt it be nice to have the protector included? :P

going to get one to try it today, I have a nice stretchy tamrac strap as a back up kakak




  
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