The title of this post represents the current verbal spasm of a name that this rig sells under right now. The official name for this rig is the Spider Steady Rig (thanks to alexpirpiris for finding that for me), but it goes by many other names. Every time I start to complain about this rig I have to remind myself that it’s only $70 and since most of the problems I have with the design are do to build quality, it stands to reason that you get what you pay for. I would love to see a aircraft part quality version of this rig and it seems like I remember seeing something like that a few years back, but I wasn’t able to find it now.
For the price the
is a good buy, but I would spend a few dollars at the hardware store replacing some of the nuts and bolts to beef this thing up a bit. You can find it on Amazon for around $80 if you want it here fast and on
if you don’t mind waiting for the trip from china.
For more close up pictures of the Spider Steady Rig, check out this earlier post.