I just got back my G70x from repair.
The link pivot (connection screw between ride- and lift-knob, upper arm segment, please see fotos attached) broke on set while performing a lock-off shot. No extreme forces.
Camera setup was an Alexa Mini (Ultra Prime, battery, Cine Measure, Teradeck). It was a wrap for the Steadicam.
Earlier this night I did some shots from a quad, surely the arm was forced more on these shots, but it didn't get any hard strokes or anything.
Did this issue come up anywhere else?
The feedback I received from Tiffen was not very enlightened.
Things can get broken (in this case it should not, in my opinion) and you can call it bad luck.
But I desperatley would like to know, what the chances are, this might happen again.
It's most unfortunate, if you can't continue shooting and I need to figure out, if I keep my old Silver Spring arm as a backup and have it with me when shooting in the future.
Thanks to Betz Tools for the kind service!!!
Would be very thankful for any useful comments.