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Re: Sling Straps: Black Rapid, Sun Sniper
« Reply #90 on: March 20, 2012, 02:06:24 PM »

but these new better copies just came out and i got a couple

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251008021232?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

and boy the quality is EXACTLY the same as genuine BR

My buddy picked up this one for $14 - I thought it was $18:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330695204775

Holy crap, it looks and feels identical as the BR RS-4. It is hard to tell if it is as resilient but at $14 verses 69.99 Canadian, it will be hard to justify the real version.

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Re: Sling Straps: Black Rapid, Sun Sniper
« Reply #90 on: March 20, 2012, 02:06:24 PM »

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Re: Sling Straps: Black Rapid, Sun Sniper
« Reply #91 on: March 20, 2012, 06:10:59 PM »

but these new better copies just came out and i got a couple

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251008021232?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

and boy the quality is EXACTLY the same as genuine BR

My buddy picked up this one for $14 - I thought it was $18:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330695204775

Holy crap, it looks and feels identical as the BR RS-4. It is hard to tell if it is as resilient but at $14 verses 69.99 Canadian, it will be hard to justify the real version.
Yep I got one of those and the slightly more expensive one with the flappy mount like the Black rapid TR-1 connector to see how it compares.

As I said you can pretty much replace the strap every year for 5 years and pay the same as 1 black rapid to mitigate any potential metal fatigue failure.

Black rapid need to set themselves apart by changing to high tensile stainless steel mountings then they can justify that price
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Re: Sling Straps: Black Rapid, Sun Sniper
« Reply #92 on: March 20, 2012, 07:27:50 PM »

Yep I got one of those and the slightly more expensive one with the flappy mount like the Black rapid TR-1 connector to see how it compares.

As I said you can pretty much replace the strap every year for 5 years and pay the same as 1 black rapid to mitigate any potential metal fatigue failure.

Black rapid need to set themselves apart by changing to high tensile stainless steel mountings then they can justify that price

I am thinking of making some myself in my shop. Marine grade stainless would be ideal.

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Re: Sling Straps: Black Rapid, Sun Sniper
« Reply #92 on: March 20, 2012, 07:27:50 PM »