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A new idea for a "rapid strap"strap slide

 
sabianq
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Jan 05, 2011 09:27 |  #1

i keep hearing about how the clips are prone to breaking.
and even one of my favorite rapid strap slide clips is bent and it is threatening failure.

so looking for a new and better solution, i stopped into my local gun shop..
here is what i found for anyone interested.

I discovered the rifle sling.
The hardware is way stronger than anything in the photographic universe..
gotta love the fishermen and hunter crowd.. lol

forged steel Allen swivel slide
300lb breaking force
http://www.amazon.com …5&creativeASIN=​B002G1PSLC (external link)

Spro deep water marine swivel (size 7)
860lb breaking force
http://www.spro.com …sp?ProductCode=​SHSB%2DALL (external link)

i attached the fishing swivel to the gun swivel. there was some play on both sides of the swivels eyelet so i added a couple of washers.

just wanted to share..
happy new year!
cheers!


total cost was like 15 bucks


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Jan 05, 2011 11:00 |  #2

Perfect I was just looking into this. Thanks!




  
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Jan 05, 2011 11:03 |  #3

Nice post. I've got several Uncle Mike's mil-spec QR sling swivels in my spare parts box. I'll try this out on my Black Rapid.


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Jan 05, 2011 13:15 |  #4

My biggest gripe about the R-Strap is the bucking hitting the grip/bottom of the camera, so with my DIY strap i used a utility loop to move the hardware away from the camera a bit.

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Jan 05, 2011 15:28 |  #5

Not that I have any experience using rifle parts to, say... make camera slings.... =)

But I would be careful. Sure, your sling swivel holds 300lbs and the spring connector holds 80... but the split ring? Those have a tendency to fatigue over time. We include them with the Loop and LoopIt for small cameras with tiny brackets, but I wouldn't trust them for anything over about 5 pounds.

Remember - it isn't the weight of your camera that you need to design parts around; it is the *impact* force that that 5 pounds produces as you walk around, fumble the camera and generally jostle it about. Under those circumstances, split rings are sub-optimal on heavier weight rigs.


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Jan 05, 2011 16:17 as a reply to  @ gakoenig's post |  #6

Op, is your strap an actual Black Rapid or a DIY strap?

The Black Rapids I have, have shown no evidence of potential failure even with the original hardware (which I replaced when they came out with the revised clips.) It all seems very sturdy and reliable.


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