Creative Director of Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc.
30-year veteran DP, I had looked for a curved slider for years. ProMedia was already making curved sliders with a tighter radius, but I've been wanting one with a 6' radius, the exact same curve as real dolly track.
This thing is solid SOLID... one piece of machined aluminum... perfect 72" radius... curved and straight sides... and ROCK solid carriage. Numerous 3/8" and 1/4" tripod receivers, bubble levels here and there, great locking legs. And it is smooth as silk.
Tricked out my C300 is 11lb plus I use a big Oconnor head that is 10lb... way too much for a lot of gear. This is the ONLY slider in the "inexpensive/prosumer" level I've found that will carry my camera/head absolutely ROCK solid. NO play in the carriage. It honestly is as solid as the big pro sliders that weigh a ton and cost several thousand dollars. And it curves.
The 6' radius is perfect for talking heads with most common focal lengths and the 32" length is more than enough.
It's a bargain, too.
Reviewed by: Todd Terry from Huntsville Alabama.