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Archive 2009 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!

  
 
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ZoranC wrote:
I have sent their customer service second e-mail last night inquiring on the status. As of now no reply yet. So much about customer service.

What they need is some competition.



They do. http://www.cameraslingers.com



Jun 08, 2009 at 09:03 PM
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Gary Harfield wrote:
They do. http://www.cameraslingers.com



Their double sling is kind of cool for those dual camera needs, but after checking their blog pages, it looks to me like they're using a simple/standard snap hook with no safety at all? That seems worse than even the first generation BlackRapid because at least they had the tubing there as a kind of locker on the gate. I'd never trust my camera/lenses to a single non-locking snap hook like that. It's only a matter of time before it works itself out of the snap. If it can, it will. As a climber, that's why locking biners were invented, . Or two opposing biners at a minimum, heh...



Jun 08, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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p.9 #3 · p.9 #3 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


i think we need a company like lowepro or think tank to come in and do this strap justice. Because Black Rapid isn't cutting the mustard


Jun 09, 2009 at 05:52 AM
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p.9 #4 · p.9 #4 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


http://www.thinktankphoto.com/images/Product/Directory/prod_shots/Shoulder_Harness.jpg

TT, the paragon of excellent secure design. all you need is some fool in a crowd willing to give the clip a try

been brought to their attention and ignored



Jun 09, 2009 at 07:32 AM
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p.9 #5 · p.9 #5 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


Taynt3d wrote:
Their double sling is kind of cool for those dual camera needs, but after checking their blog pages, it looks to me like they're using a simple/standard snap hook with no safety at all? That seems worse than even the first generation BlackRapid because at least they had the tubing there as a kind of locker on the gate. I'd never trust my camera/lenses to a single non-locking snap hook like that. It's only a matter of time before it works itself out of the snap. If it can, it will. As a climber, that's why locking biners were invented,
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I have yet to experience any issues with my CameraSlingers.



Jun 09, 2009 at 03:31 PM
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p.9 #6 · p.9 #6 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


Gary Harfield wrote:
I have yet to experience any issues with my CameraSlingers.



Can you confirm for us whether it's just a single snap hook on their product (with no locking mechanism)?



Jun 09, 2009 at 08:33 PM
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Just as a footnote, I wrote to the US Distributor on the BlackRapid straps a couple of weeks ago. I never got a response back from them. They too have always been responsive when I was purchasing from them, not so responsive when I was complaining.

For now, I'm very happy with my BR strap with the hook I had found other places. I just wish I hadn't ordered two of the old parts that mount to the camera, and two of the new connectors that came out a month later!



Jun 10, 2009 at 09:15 AM
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Taynt3d wrote:
Can you confirm for us whether it's just a single snap hook on their product (with no locking mechanism)?



This is a quick picture taken with my Blackberry Storm

http://photos.exposethemoment.com/photos/560710964_29GWg-X2.jpg



Jun 11, 2009 at 12:04 AM
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p.9 #9 · p.9 #9 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


Taynt3d wrote:
Their double sling is kind of cool for those dual camera needs, but after checking their blog pages, it looks to me like they're using a simple/standard snap hook with no safety at all? That seems worse than even the first generation BlackRapid because at least they had the tubing there as a kind of locker on the gate. I'd never trust my camera/lenses to a single non-locking snap hook like that. It's only a matter of time before it works itself out of the snap. If it can, it will. As a climber, that's why locking biners were invented,
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Isn't it interesting how us climbers look at things differently? Hey, I'll be on Zodiac, Tangerine Trip or Mescalito soon.

Kiron Kid



Jun 11, 2009 at 09:14 AM
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p.9 #10 · p.9 #10 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


Anybody seen one of these yet?
http://www.cottoncarrier.com



Jun 13, 2009 at 06:12 AM
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now that is an interesting design. i like tha keyway that requires the 90 deg turn before coming out. i just wished the second holster was available on its own. i would also like to get a better look at the insert


Jun 13, 2009 at 07:24 AM
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p.9 #12 · p.9 #12 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


planning wrote:
Anybody seen one of these yet?
http://www.cottoncarrier.com


Very interesting. Similar in concept to this: http://www.spiderholster.com/



Jun 13, 2009 at 07:31 AM
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p.9 #13 · p.9 #13 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


yes but i like the use of Nylon vs alloy and the secondary holster looks like it might fit a wider variety of belt/strap assys. i sent them an email inquiring on this holster/insert availability w/o the chest rig because i use a tac vest.


Jun 13, 2009 at 08:32 AM
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p.9 #14 · p.9 #14 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


I also sent them an e-mail about purchasing the auxiliary, removable holster. Great minds thing alike


Jun 13, 2009 at 08:41 AM
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p.9 #15 · p.9 #15 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


or something else quite the opposite


Jun 13, 2009 at 08:46 AM
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p.9 #16 · p.9 #16 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


Just received a response. They are working on a price for the separate harness...


Jun 13, 2009 at 08:51 AM
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Like the system, but I had a cell phone holder that worked the same way. You had to rotate it 90 deg to slip it out and at times it would be pushed up by my leg or something as I was bending down and be pushed out. I would be a little nervous that it would spin as you were squatting or standing and could get bumped out.


Jun 13, 2009 at 11:24 PM
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p.9 #18 · p.9 #18 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


Wickedfn4u wrote:
I would be a little nervous that it would spin as you were squatting or standing and could get bumped out.


Well, I guess it *could* happen, but if the holster is mounted on the hip, on the side, the odds are pretty remote.



Jun 14, 2009 at 05:30 AM
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p.9 #19 · p.9 #19 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


haha that sucks, but i'm glad i already hated the concept of the blackrapid.


Jun 14, 2009 at 05:53 AM
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p.9 #20 · p.9 #20 · BlackRapid Strap -- Warning!!!


Wickedfn4u wrote:
Like the system, but I had a cell phone holder that worked the same way. You had to rotate it 90 deg to slip it out and at times it would be pushed up by my leg or something as I was bending down and be pushed out. I would be a little nervous that it would spin as you were squatting or standing and could get bumped out.


ever so slight a weight and dimension difference don't you think? i would kind of hope that it would be somewhat noticable. the lock/unlock point cand be adjusted too.



Jun 14, 2009 at 08:31 AM
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