THE SMOOTH SHOOTER SUPPORT ARM
The Smooth Shooter's Dyna-Elastic Support Arm incorporates more than twenty precision radial bearings within its machined T6 aluminum structure. The placement and implementation of these double-shielded bearings produce minimal friction and allow the Dyna-Elastic Support Arm to pivot and boom very smoothly, and with virtually no noise.
Two high-carbon alloy, Extension Springs are employed within the Support Arm's hardcoat anodized Exo-Skeletal Shell. Utilizing ClassThree Levers, the energy of the Extension Springs acts upon internal Fulcrum Points, and provides the Support Arm with its lifting power. The spring tension is field adjustable and allows for varying camera weights.
Our proprietary spring Inter-X-Change system makes the installation and removal of the springs quick and easy. The Support Arm can be setup and used in either a One-Spring Mode, or a Two-Spring Mode. In the One-Spring Mode, the Support Arm can hold a total combined camera and hand-held stabilizer weight of 9 pounds. In the Two-Spring Mode, the Support Arm can hold a total combined camera and hand-held stabilizer weight of 18 pounds.
A key design feature of the Support Arm is that it incorporates our Light-Force technology. This literally means that only a "light" force or effort is required by the operator to hold the arm at any given position, or to boom the arm up and down. It is this Light-Force feature that provides the operator with the optimum amount of camera buoyancy or float.
THE SMOOTH SHOOTER SUPPORT VEST
The Smooth Shooter Support Vest is lightweight and comfortable can be adjusted to fit a wide range of operators. High endurance, dual density, EVA foam padding and integral T6 aluminum alloy create a vest which can hold and evenly distribute the weight of the system across the operator's shoulders, back, and hips. Made with 1000 denier cordura fabric, and 7-panel seat belt strapping. For safety, quick release, high impact buckles allow the vest to be removed quickly.
The Support Arm can be setup and configured so either a left-handed, or a right-handed operator can use the system. Support Arm Boom Range: 14.75" Support Arm Weight: 4lbs 3oz in Two Spring Mode, without arm posts. Weight Plates: each 12.9oz (366 grams) All measurements and weights are approximate.