It doesn’t look like much. In fact it’s really very “slim”. But just as the Varavon Profinder I reported about last year, this slider also has the most important features and accessories you’d need already included:
– small tripod head (I can’t confirm yet if it’s a fluid head, but it felt like one)
– stopper screw (very important when it comes to a slider)
– feet that are adjustable height
– several mounting points (threads) for 3/8” and 1/4”
– easy servicing with WD40
– built-in water level
The man who builds the Varavon products was sitting in the back and didn’t talk much, I’m not sure he could speak English but build gear he can! When I asked for a motor (which personally I really crave on a slider) they told me one is in production and would be available as an add-on in 3-4 months. They said you could install it on the “slim”.
I will try to get one of these sliders for review. They will probably be available for order in the US through “International Supplies” in late May.
By: Sebastian Wöber
These eye-catching sliders with a touch of nature come from the state of New York. Dave is the designer and gave us a little tour in the video above.
They are machined out of aluminum and even the guidance elements are custom made. Sliding wise they seemed to run pretty smoothly and the versatility and many mounting points may attract a filmmakers attention in a positive way.
I forgot to ask how these sliders are being assembled or how small/easily they can be folded up, but I’m sure he’ll answer in the comments if you’re interested.
The smallest slider is $800, the next one with the lilly dolly starts at $995. You can check out exact pricing on their website.