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    I've used a few easy rig model and I'm considering buying one instead of always renting but since I've been looking at it, PROAIM viral adds show up on social network accounts and of course price difference is huge so I guess is the quality but I was wondering if anyone use any of those already:

    https://www.proaim.be/products/flyca...BoCTJkQAvD_BwE

    Feedback please?
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    I bought a ProAim years ago and I do not recommend moving forward with one. There are a few reasons why -- I started trying to save as much $$ as possible and got it. I found a few flaws and over the years have gotten a bunch of workarounds and now I've spent roughly the price of a used EasyRig for something that is inferior. In addition to this, I saw the founder of EasyRig on a few websites/forums (including RedUser) explaining how their IP has been copied and it's making it tough for them. They're an industry standard for a reason and I really recommend going name brand here. If you wanna message me privately I'm happy to go into some more detail. I'll just say this -- it's not nearly as comfortable as an EasyRig and when it comes down to it, I straight up don't trust to let go of the camera, even a light build.

    The used market for these right now is actually pretty solid and if you have an EasyRig supplier in your region/country, replacement parts to make a used item "like new" are really affordable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan H. Banks View Post
    I bought a ProAim years ago and I do not recommend moving forward with one. There are a few reasons why -- I started trying to save as much $$ as possible and got it. I found a few flaws and over the years have gotten a bunch of workarounds and now I've spent roughly the price of a used EasyRig for something that is inferior. In addition to this, I saw the founder of EasyRig on a few websites/forums (including RedUser) explaining how their IP has been copied and it's making it tough for them. They're an industry standard for a reason and I really recommend going name brand here. If you wanna message me privately I'm happy to go into some more detail. I'll just say this -- it's not nearly as comfortable as an EasyRig and when it comes down to it, I straight up don't trust to let go of the camera, even a light build.

    The used market for these right now is actually pretty solid and if you have an EasyRig supplier in your region/country, replacement parts to make a used item "like new" are really affordable.
    Solid points! Thanks for your feedback and for sharing your experience.
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    Buy Once cry once. Think of this as an investment for your well being. My body thanks me every time I use it.
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    Ok...I will be the other side of this discussion. I have one of the Proaim Easy Rig clones...(they made a ton of variations) and I bought it new from India for $900 bucks. They shipped it overnight for free. https://www.proaim.be/products/flyca...al-stabilizing. I have to say it has been bomber. Not one single issue now in almost two years. Works great. Fits great. I just could not afford to drop four grand more on an actual easy rig or I would have, so I took a chance here. It has been flawless. I know it is not a popular route to take on this forum but the OP was asking about experience. This is mine. YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gundu View Post
    Buy Once cry once. Think of this as an investment for your well being. My body thanks me every time I use it.
    Got it Bob! Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scot Yount View Post
    Ok...I will be the other side of this discussion. I have one of the Proaim Easy Rig clones...(they made a ton of variations) and I bought it new from India for $900 bucks. They shipped it overnight for free. https://www.proaim.be/products/flyca...al-stabilizing. I have to say it has been bomber. Not one single issue now in almost two years. Works great. Fits great. I just could not afford to drop four grand more on an actual easy rig or I would have, so I took a chance here. It has been flawless. I know it is not a popular route to take on this forum but the OP was asking about experience. This is mine. YMMV.
    Many thanks for sharing your experience Scot.
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    my Experience is the same as Scot’s.

    I have a Proaim unit and love it! Zero issues!
    However i would LOVE to own an EasyRig
    and support the inventor, but i just can’t justify
    the expense difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis boggs View Post
    my Experience is the same as Scot’s.

    I have a Proaim unit and love it! Zero issues!
    However i would LOVE to own an EasyRig
    and support the inventor, but i just can’t justify
    the expense difference.

    Curtis
    Thanks for the feedback Curtis. I totally understand you.
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    I had every confidence in the Easyrig because of that kind of thread here.
    But now....

    I just had an Easyrig 3 600N failure, three days ago. It was a production own Easyrig, in excellent condition.
    We were using a Easyrig + Serene + Movi pro with a stripped down Gemini.
    The column literally broke in half during recording at the junction. It was a simple walking move with zero difficulties.

    I don't trust the Proaim on the cords in the long terms, but it is still ok nevertheless especially if you change it.

    I've owned an Easyrig 2.5 for years myself, and a Proaim Flowline with a Placid for the last two years.
    Seriously, they are both fine for owners. I wouldn't rent the Proaim though, just to be safe with the cords.

    I actually find the Flowline vest more confortable than my 2.5 (well it's easy to be fair) but as confortable as the 3, maybe even more padded now that I think about it.
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