I made this rig the other night. I made some minor tweaks to fight my t2i with battery grip. I also put on a quick release mounting plate for a more secure mount for my cam. Tested it out today on the mountain and I like it a lot. A lot more sturdy than an x grip.
just about every skateboard filmer that is good uses either a cam caddie scorpion (30-70 $ depending on what you get) or a an "eazy handle" which run from about 200-350. the cheap filmers use an opteka x-grip.
Tom Wallisch Should Never Be Compared To God, I Mean God Is Great And All, But He's No Tom Wallisch.
"The luxury of nice equipment lies in its ability to be transparent in your hands. At best it allows you to work to your full potential, but does not further that potential itself. Anyone who believes otherwise is delusional." -lIllI