ikan Elements Recoil XT Camera Stabilization System

ikan Elements Recoil XT Camera Stabilization System

ikan Elements Recoil XT Camera Stabilization System


Product Highlights

  • Sturdy Support Rig for Handheld Shooting
  • Shoulder Pad and Chest Brace
  • Modular 15mm Rods System
  • Dual Handgrips
  • For DSLR and Videocameras Up to 8 lb
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ikan ELE-RECOIL-XT overview

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The ikan Elements Recoil XT Camera Stabilization System is a modular camera support system for a DSLR camera or other small video camera. Recoil XT features a shoulder pad that reaches low on your shoulder blade, and it puts an adjustable chest brace at the front of your body to keep you from recoiling from a long day of shooting handheld video.

Designed to host a variety of camera accessories on a sturdy, stable rig, the modular system is based on a pair of 12" industry-standard 15mm rods. One handgrip attaches to the front of these, and the other is offset by a third 4" rod to keep your hands at a natural distance apart. Your small (8 lb or less) camera attaches via a rosette screw to a cheese plate, which mounts to the rods by way of a rod mount adapter. At the rear of the rig, the adjustable Recoil Body attaches via a hardware assembly to the main 15mm rods.

The Recoil XT rig is designed to be expandable. Most elements tighten, adjust, and remove easily through the use of thumbscrews. All ikan Elements hardware is based on industry-standard connections (15mm rods and 1/4" screws, primarily), so it's a simple matter of adding a part if you want to expand your Recoil XT rig to host, for instance, a follow focus device or a wireless audio receiver. Major parts are aluminum with a powder-coated black finish.

ikan ELE-RECOIL-XT specs

Dimensions (HxWxD) 11.5 x 8 x 25" (29.2 x 20.3 x 63.5 cm)
Weight 3.2 lb (1.5 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.3 x 8.4 x 6.6"

ikan ELE-RECOIL-XT reviews

Elements Recoil XT Camera Stabilization System is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good support but awkward We've been using the product to shoot documentary style video on location across Europe. If offers great freedom (away from a tripod) and mobility. However, the assembly procedure was not thought through that well, as you need to take apart many parts of the structure in order to get at the 'screw' to release the camera. Makes it cumbersome when moving on to the next project or location. That said, the alternative products are way more expensive!
Date published: 2011-06-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Uncomfortable, cuts into your ribs I brought this rig for use with the Sony FS100 and Canon 5D, I found it awkward to work with and you couldn't use it for long hours, as the weight of the camera presses down on the part that rests on your ribs, if you breath in and out to heavily your lungs move the camera. I sold this rig already. However I am skinny, if you are a bulkier build this rig maybe suitable for you.
Date published: 2012-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent sturdy stabilizer Need a more clear usage and assembly manual. Had to call the mfg to understand application of supplied components. The product does provide a sturdy shoulder system. Good for small and mid sized camcorders and cameras.
Date published: 2012-06-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from simply the worst Okay, the saying goes that you get what you pay for so for about on quarter the cost of a comparable redrock system you should get basic functionality without the bombproof, overbuilt, carbon fiber goodness. Instead you get a product that probably shouldn't have been made at all. The cheap plastic shoulder brace is actually the best part about this system and comfortably balances the camera without heavy counterweights. The modular 15mm rail structure is where the real weakness in design shows. The yellow plastic thumb screws that are supposed to hold everything together are painful to use and can never be tightened enough to make the rig solid. I got tired of the handles constantly slipping and messing up my shots so I tightened down the cheap, plastic screws as much as possible with my hands and the aluminum clamp snapped before the handles were ever reasonably solid. I have used redrock, genus and zakuto rigs and all are completely superior in all ways. whatever you are filming from home videos or weddings to in-the-field documentaries you need better than this.
Date published: 2011-09-05
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