AlanU wrote in post #9508730
I dont own the new BlackRapid "brad" but what drives me nuts is when the strap's shoulder pad moves away from the shoulder. I will admit the BlackRapid system is extremely handy but I want to compliment it with a different system.
Alan, I'm glad you're enjoying your new Spider system. Regarding the shoulder pad moving, the key is to enforce friction at all times (as advised by BlackRapid themselves). When you swing your camera up to shoot, you should always be doing so at an arc, such that a certain amount of friction exists between the strap and shoulder exists at all times. Many people, instead, swing the camera up almost in a linear fashion, inevitably resulting in the strap moving. Personally, I've never had an issue with the strap moving from my shoulder (and by never having an issue, I literally mean the strap never having moved before!). My only beef with the system relates to how the camera swings at the hips - one of the reasons I'm keen on trying out the Spider myself.
midnight_rider wrote in post #9510503
I had the coupleR and it was a joke.
If you have two CoupleRs, the system works like magic. I played around with different combos and found that if you have one near the top at the front of your body (near your neck) and one at the rear (near the back of your neck), you can literally wear the dual-strap setup like a vest. Very secure, very comfortable, very functional. Single CoupleRs don't work so well.