I understand where Victor's coming from about how this rig is a knock off but in all honesty if you can't afford a name brand rig it's actually not a bad rig to get some practice with. I choose to buy one to see if i'm interested enough in steadicam to work towards buying a more expensive rig. I've flown a red epic, scarlett and Alexa classic as well as the mini on this rig. It's not as bad as people make it out to be as it held up all those camera's no problem and i've flown them on this rig more than a few times. oh yeah and my rig doesn't look like it's going to fall apart either. All in all if you can't afford a rig and want to see what it's like to operate steadicam with a vest and support arm it's not a bad way to go. I just wouldn't suggest it as a long term option, that's just my two cents on this rig as someone who's used it and owned it.