Blackrapid strap almost killed $9000 worth of gear

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Joe Tam
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Re: Blackrapid strap almost killed $9000 worth of gear
In reply to DWEverett, Apr 30, 2013

I had mine two weeks before it broke.  I'm lucky the camera did not fall off the hook before I discovered it.  The metal is super thin at the point where it meets the thumbscrew and I'm not surprised it broke.

DWEverett wrote:

Mine broke in the exact same way that yours did a few months ago.  In my case it happened when I was tightining the CR2 into the tripod mount.  Something "slipped" when I was putting it on but I didn't think anything of it until I managed to almost bounce the camera loose a few minutes later.

The mfg was good and shipped me a replacement.  Since then I've decided to not use the clip to tighten the screw.  It's a little less convenient but have a small screw driver (using it for leverage, not as a screw driver) that I use to snug it up.

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