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#1 Markus Kuballa

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:46 AM

I have been trying to get in contact with modular 51 for some time now. The contact email form on the website always times out when I try to send a request and the telephone number I found on this forum goes straight to voicemail but no one calls back. Are they still doing business? I'm interested in buying a sled bag but since I'm in Germany I can't just stop by their address and check it out ;). In case modular 51 doesn't exist anymore does anyone have an idea where I could get a similar bag?
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#2 Erwin Landau

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

Good question...

Their website http://www.modular51.com is still up and there are no indications that they are out of business, but then again that's no guaranty either.
They always were very slow in replying to costumers in the past, no matter from were, including me... ended up not buying a Vest bag from them because of that.

There used to be a second company (rock steadi) that made sled socks (I got mine from them) and there was a legal battle between them which modular won. They are out of business for sure.

There was a post a while back about a company making soft cases: http://www.caseworksoft.com
Not exactly a sled sock... I don't have any experience with them, but check it out and see what is what. And let us know.

Hope that helps, a hi from Switzerland.

Fly safe,

Erwin
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#3 Erwin Landau

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

Oh, found the original post:

http://www.steadicam...showtopic=14528
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#4 Markus Kuballa

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

Hi Erwin. Thanks for your fast reply. It's too bad that there isn't something similar in Europe somewhere. Even though the bags are cheap compared to other stuff we usually need to buy I don't want to spend money on something that might never get here. The other website in Florida looks interesting but I guess they have to custom make my bag. Maybe I can find a place here where I live who can make them as well. If anybody has anymore insight on what's happening with modular 51 please share.

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#5 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

Tach Markus,

here is the contact info for the company that actually makes the bags for M51.

www.Fikenca.com
Attn:Babita
contact is 604 755 9944 or info@fikenca.com

They also made a special order/size XCS sled case for me from cordura fabric, very nice.

Gruesse!

Jens
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#6 Twojay Dhillon

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

Babita is excellent, speedy, and offers a great price for the products!
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#7 Kar Wai Ng

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

Yup, everyone here in Toronto 'in the know' gets their bags from Fikenca. They make all the products for Modular 51. Fikenca's site isn't as detailed in terms of prices and descriptions as on the Modular 51 site, but you can actually just reference what you want from the Modular 51 site and the quote you get is better too! They call things the same name too...Maxi Bag, Midi Bag, etc. They can also customize things for you, if you want different pockets/pouches, or dimension changes.
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#8 Markus Kuballa

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

Thanks Jens!

I guess I will contact Fikenca then :)

Gruesse zurueck!
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#9 Babita Thondu

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:39 PM

Well first I would want to thanks my dear customers Two Jay, Kar Wai NG and Jens Piotrowski .

Yes we make all the backs for Modular51 and you can also other the bags from me directly too. 

info@fikenca.com

www.fikenca.com

 

 

 
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#10 Erwin Landau

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 05:20 AM

I stand corrected!

 

Rock Steadi Gear is still around ! Make a mental note !

 

Good to know as I liked their products better anyways.

 

 

Got to love the internet!

 

Any day you don't learn something new is a wasted day!

 

 

Fly safe,

 

Erwin


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