as already promised to a number of you guys, here are the first pictures and details of the new Pilot gimbal grip.
After the Zephyr Gimbal Wrap Grip (see http://www.steadicam...showtopic=19778), it became clear that ops of some other models might like a bigger grip diameter, too. Now the nice little pilot, which I adored while I started Steadicam with it, doesn't have a gimbal grip at all. Now you can have one!
It's got a 1.7" Diameter which fits the rig size of the pilot very well, and is also a perfect fit for the gimbal. It comes with an integrated friction lock, so unlike the gimbal itself moving it is tool-free. (Right now there's a kipp miniwing on it, and located so it doesn't get in the way, but still it may be changed for a clamp or..., currently testing options). The grip is made from one piece, so feels perfectly smooth, and has an opening down the front to make installation easy. (Seperate the posts in the middle -2screws-, route the cables through the opening of the grip, slide it on, put posts back together, adjust the grips fit with 2 screws that are hidden inside the grips diameter, insert friction lock screw, done.)
It's been tested for a while now and is a great improvement over just grabbing the carbon post. The first ones will be ready in about two weeks.
Pricing will be just like the Zephyr Grip, as it's pretty much the same material and effort:
USD 120 / EUR 90 plus shipping (plus VAT if you're in Germany).
USD 15 / EUR 10 gets your name printed on it (see the Zephyr thread for how that looks).
DHL traceable shipping to US: USD 25,-
Europe: EUR 15,-
Germany: EUR 5,-
Looking forward to your feedback