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Old October 29th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #1
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Looking for a way to get the strain off my back during shoots. Does anyone know where I can get suspenders? I have NRG belts, a Day Pro, and a Field Pro systems.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 11:34 AM   #2
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Hi Vince,

Are you tring to suspend some of the weight from around your waist (from the belts), and put some of that load to your shoulders ?? If so, do you think that might help your back issue ??

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Old October 29th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #3
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I guess, the belt starts to bug me because I have it snug so it does not flop around. I figure if suspended, I can loosen abit.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 12:36 PM   #4
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try any of the big box home improvement stores. in the tool department they have suspenders for tool belts, you might find something that'll work there.

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Old October 29th, 2008, 11:07 PM   #5
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Hi Vince,

Whatever "suspenders" you end up with, I'd suggest that you have some kind of wide shoulder pieces. If they don't come with some, then just make some. They will help save your shoulders.

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Old October 30th, 2008, 07:40 AM   #6
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Thanks for help everyone...
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Old October 30th, 2008, 10:46 AM   #7
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I have used suspenders with a Bescor battery they certainly help and allow a much looser belt. But the belt/suspenders combo is a pain to take on an off in a hurry
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Old October 30th, 2008, 06:51 PM   #8
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I've had success rigging a Sam Browne Belt-type suspension, essentially an extra over-the-shoulder strap from the heavy side of the belt to the opposite shoulder. See:
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for details. A little less awkward than suspenders, and puts the support on the heavy side of the belt.

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Old November 2nd, 2008, 12:20 AM   #9
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Looking for a way to get the strain off my back during shoots. Does anyone know where I can get suspenders? I have NRG belts, a Day Pro, and a Field Pro systems.
Hi Vince,

I don't know how much your belts weigh, but I know some of the NRG belts can get very heavy. We use the NRG Power Pro+ and they weigh 5 lbs.
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