Hey Rhino Team! It's been a while since I've been in touch. I've been busy working on our new product, the Rhino Slider. It's coming out in a week on Kickstarter. You can check out some images of it on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/rhinocg. If you get a chance, "Like us" if you haven't already.
Since you backed our first project and essentially helped us launch this company, I want to reward you. I'm going to email all of you as soon as the project launches so you'll be the first to know. There will be a reward for the Rhino Slider that is $25 off the normal Kickstarter price. That's intended just for you guys for your early support of us.
We finally got our prototype done for our Rhino Steady carrying case. Check out the video to get an inside look. It will retail for $39.99 (we're barely breaking even on it) and will be available in a couple of weeks.
New editable preset sheet
I have a new Google Doc up for the presets list (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmQBShY3ciL_dEh0dTdZYlZZZ25JMHc5RmJKbGNKdXc&pli=1#gid=0) So far only mine are on there. If you have sucessfully balanced the Rhino Steady please submit your preset to help everyone else out. I wish I could meet all of you in person and help you out but that probably won't happen :)
Rhino Steady on Amazon
We're posting the Rhino Steady on Amazon and we'd love to get some of your positive reviews/experiences on there (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008J3RZ9E) If you have had a bad experience please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll try to help.
Handle issues with Rhino Steady
Some of you have emailed me saying your handle is stuck and won't rotate. This was our fault due to placing the black pan wheel too low and the foam handle most likely crept up and started rubbing on it. All you have to do is either move the foam handle down with a screwdriver or move the pan ring up by using a 1/16" hex wrench. This should solve those issues if you're having them.
Captive Screw holder
Also, some of you have lost your captive screw and had to buy replacements. We are going to make available a little plug you can put into the stage so it won't fall out. These will be free, all you have to do is pay for shipping if you'd like one. (http://www.rhinocameragear.com/Captive%20Screw%20Holder?filter_name=captive)
Wow, that was a lot of updates. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll be in touch again soon.