Blackrapid strap almost killed $9000 worth of gear

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
jtan163
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Re: Blackrapid strap almost killed $9000 worth of gear
In reply to Joe Tam, May 1, 2013

I wanted a Black Rapid like strap, but I'm a tight ass - I just don't see the value for the parts.

So I went to the camera store and bought the FR3 bit that screws into the tripod mount.

I then went to an outdoor store, bought a fastex, two tri glides and a length of webbing and a small rated carabiner (that fits through the FR3).The whole thing costs me about $35-40 (R straps here are about $85) and I am confident the carabiner won't fail.

Note the images below are for illustration only. The ones I bought are black and wider than 25mm. But the cost is about the same the web costs a coupla bucks.

Triglide:

Fastex:

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