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NEW Solo Slider Dolly & Solo Jib system by VariZoom. Nice game changer for folks using DSLR and video camcorders 7 lbs and less. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on March 21, 2014.

NEW Solo Slider Dolly & Solo Jib system by VariZoom. Nice game changer for folks using DSLR and video camcorders 7 lbs and less.

About this project

Solo Slider Dolly & Jib project

At VariZoom we enjoy a rewarding job of creating unique and useful products for film, video and photo.  Hobbyists and pros have been using our products for nearly 20 years.

Complete Solo Slider Dolly with tripod and Jib
Complete Solo Slider Dolly with tripod and Jib

I would like your help to get this project off to a great start. Your early participation will help me gauge the commitment I will make in production of parts. The earlier the participation, the easier this becomes for me. This is a great project with incredible rewards for all backers, but especially the "early bird backers" 

I don't know of any other small jib, tripod and slider dolly system that has all of these functions and options, or one that is so robustly built.  You can feel the quality in handling the jib - despite its light weight and small size, it is very solid and rigid with a smooth action. The solo slider dolly is unlike any other, as well, with our easy track system and quiet wheels.

Slider Dolly Promo video below (for after funding ;) I hope!)

Time:

Our last Kickstarter project was from an award winning success but we did not allow enough time, (only 3 weeks), for all you Kickstarters to get involved. This time it is different and we will allow about 45 days

Quantities:

With larger quantities come discounts, and the more Kickstarter participation, the easier it is to come to market with a fully loaded product at an affordable price. I have several Solo jib and Solo dolly prototypes in the field, and those using the system love it. I will get some videos from those users for this project, too.

Sweat:

All the hard work in design, prototyping and testing is done, with many hundreds of hours in the machine shop perfecting the various parts, like the ultra quiet track wheels, the easy track system, specially designed brake system on the Solo Jib's pan and tilt axes, etc.  

Carbon Fiber just assembled 1-31-14
Carbon Fiber just assembled 1-31-14

Design & Detail:

We have a beautiful molded case for the slider dolly that holds each component in a form-fit discrete compartment. This packaging is ideal for protection but also for inventory - at a glance you can see that your kit is complete before setup and after breakdown.

Prototyping
Prototyping
More prototyping
More prototyping

Safety and functionality:

The tilt brake is not something you normally find on small jibs, but we are putting in a small caliper-style brake similar to what we put on our camera cranes reaching 12-27'. The SoloJib is more robust and feature-rich than any other small telescoping jib.

Brake design
Brake design
Boom sections
Boom sections
Turn parts
Turn parts
Milling tilt brake prototype
Milling tilt brake prototype
More turn parts 2nd operation
More turn parts 2nd operation

Success:

Your participation will allow me to manufacture in a larger and more economical production run, bringing costs down. Everyone wins when a quality product can be produced at an affordable price. We have some incredible reward offers - actually all are great, but the early birds are truly "REWARDS."

Solo Slider Dolly & Jib systems below.

The Complete Solo system Slider dolly, Tripod, Jib (jib available in aluminum or carbon fiber)
The Complete Solo system Slider dolly, Tripod, Jib (jib available in aluminum or carbon fiber)

Solo Slider Dolly 

Solo Slider Dolly
Solo Slider Dolly

Solo Slider Dolly and TK75A Tripod

Solo slider dolly with TK75A Tripod
Solo slider dolly with TK75A Tripod

Solo Jib Aluminum or Carbon Fiber

Solo Jib only (Aluminum or Carbon Fiber)
Solo Jib only (Aluminum or Carbon Fiber)

Risks and challenges

Not much risk for a backer if the campaign is successful product will ship promptly. This project will be done no matter what but you can be a part of helping it get off the ground quickly and enjoy some of the rewards that come with being first.

My company is here in Austin, TX with a state of the art machining facility. When I get in to large quantities with tubular materials etc. for the legs and jib boom there is economy in larger quantities and in some cases if I have more demand then the capacity of my facility I will contract out parts to other trusted associates.

There is always some risk in relying on other companies but all parts are made to my exact specifications and standards of quality to match the final prototypes. Other factories such as aluminum extrusion plants and some mold specialists can save money on certain processes.

I have used these skilled sub contractors for more than 15 years on many successful products that my company has and continues to produce.

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    #1 Solo Jib Early Bird Reward: Solo Jib USA Only: One Solo Jib (aluminum alloy) camera jib only. Ready to use on your compatible tripod. If you want this jib with the VariZoom tripod see the award below that has both jib and tripod. (very limited best reward USA only)

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    #2 Solo Jib Early Bird Reward: Solo Jib USA Only: Solo Jib: One Solo Jib (aluminum alloy) camera jib only. Ready to use on your compatible tripod. If you want this jib with the VariZoom tripod see the award below that has both jib and tripod. (very limited best reward USA only)

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    #3 Solo Jib Reward: Solo Jib USA Only:Solo Jib : One Solo Jib (aluminum alloy) camera jib only. Ready to use on your compatible tripod. If you want this jib with the VariZoom tripod see the award below that has both jib and tripod.

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    #1 Solo Jib CF Early Bird Reward: Solo Jib CF: One Solo Jib CF Carbon fiber jib only. Ready to use on your compatible tripod. If you want this jib with the VariZoom tripod see the award below.

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    #2 Solo Jib Early Bird Reward: Solo Jib CF: One Solo Jib CF Carbon fiber jib only. Ready to use on your compatible tripod. If you want this jib with the VariZoom tripod see the award below.

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    #3 Solo Jib CF: One Solo Jib CF Carbon fiber jib only. Ready to use on your compatible tripod. If you want this jib with the VariZoom tripod see the award below.

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    #1 Solo Slider Dolly LIMITED EARLY BIRD REWARD SPECIAL USA ONLY: Solo Slider Dolly: This is one complete Solo Slider Dolly in custom case. Ready for use with your compatible tripod and or jib and tripod. With the Solo Slider

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    #2 Solo Slider Dolly LIMITED EARLY BIRD REWARD SPECIAL USA ONLY: Solo Slider Dolly This is one complete Solo Slider Dolly complete in custom case. Ready for use with your compatible tripod and or jib and tripod. With the Solo Slider

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    #3 Solo Slider Dolly: This is one complete Solo Slider Dolly complete in custom case. Ready for use with your compatible tripod and or jib and tripod.

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    Solo Slider Dolly & Tripod: LIMITED EARLY BIRD REWARD USA ONLY: Solo Slider Dolly with VariZoom TK75A Tripod and Head: This is the ultimate Slider and dolly system with VariZoom's popular TK75A tripod and head. Also ready to use with your lightweight jib. Take your videography and jib to the next level of versatility and creativity with this system.

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    Solo Slider Dolly with VariZoom TK75A Tripod and Head: This is the ultimate Slider and dolly system with VariZoom's popular TK75A tripod and head. Also ready to use with your lightweight jib. Take your videography and jib to the next level of versatility and creativity with this system.

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    3 backers All gone!

    NEW! (Early bird jib & Slider combo) By request I am creating a combo reward of jib and Slider only (no tripod) One Solo Jib (aluminum alloy) and one Solo Slider Dolly camera jib only. Ready to use on your compatible tripod. (very limited best reward USA only with these two items)

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    NEW! We are in the last 3 days of funding and so close. I have repeated this reward as it was sold out but not 5 more available..
    (Early bird jib & Slider combo) By request I am creating a combo reward of jib and Slider only (no tripod) One Solo Jib (aluminum alloy) and one Solo Slider Dolly camera jib only. Ready to use on your compatible tripod. (very limited best reward USA only with these two items)

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    NEW! (Early bird jib & Slider combo) By request I am creating a combo reward of jib and Slider only (no tripod) One Solo Jib (aluminum alloy) and one Solo Slider Dolly camera jib only. Ready to use on your compatible tripod. (very limited best reward USA only with these two items)

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    NEW! By request I am creating a combo reward of jib and Slider only (no tripod) One Solo Jib (aluminum alloy) and one Solo Slider Dolly camera jib only. Ready to use on your compatible tripod. (very limited best reward USA only with these two items)

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    #1 LIMITED EARLY BIRD REWARD USA ONLY: Complete aluminum alloy Solo Jib & Solo Slider Dolly system: Complete Solo Slider Dolly, Tripod, & Solo Jib (aluminum Alloy) this is the Ultimate system for any videographer, photographer. The complete all original matched brand system by VariZoom with Aluminum Alloy Solo Jib.

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    2nd BEST REWARD USA ONLY! Complete aluminum alloy Solo Jib & Solo Slider Dolly system: Complete Solo Slider Dolly, Tripod, & Solo Jib (aluminum Alloy) this is the Ultimate system for any videographer, photographer. The complete all original matched brand system by VariZoom with Aluminum Alloy Solo Jib.

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    #1 LIMITED EARLY BIRD SPECIAL USA ONLY: CARBON FIBER! Complete Carbon fiber Solo Jib CF & Solo Dolly Slider system: Complete Solo Slider Dolly, Tripod, & Solo Jib (carbon Fiber) this is the Ultimate system for any videographer, photographer using ultra rigid and lightweight carbon fiber Solo jib. The complete all original matched brand system by VariZoom with Carbon Fiber Solo Jib.

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    2nd BEST REWARD CARBON FIBER USA ONLY! Complete Carbon fiber Solo Jib CF with Solo Dolly Slider system: Complete Solo Slider Dolly, Tripod, & Solo Jib (carbon Fiber) this is the Ultimate system for any videographer, photographer using ultra rigid and lightweight carbon fiber Solo jib. The complete all original matched brand system by VariZoom with Carbon Fiber Solo Jib.

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    Complete aluminum alloy Solo Jib & Solo Slider Dolly system: Complete Solo Slider Dolly, Tripod, & Solo Jib (aluminum Alloy) this is the Ultimate system for any videographer, photographer. The complete all original matched brand system by VariZoom with Aluminum Alloy Solo Jib.

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    Complete Carbon fiber Solo Jib CF & Solo Dolly Slider system: Complete Solo Slider Dolly, Tripod, & Solo Jib (carbon Fiber) this is the Ultimate system for any videographer, photographer using ultra rigid and lightweight carbon fiber Solo jib. The complete all original matched brand system by VariZoom with Carbon Fiber Solo Jib.

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Funding period

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