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    hi!

    Can anyone help me?!
    I've bought a pair of Denz 19mm carbonfibre rods and to my surprise...the redhandles are sliding on them.
    It seem that they're just a bit to big for the rods.

    Any idea how to solve it?!

    Many thanks!
    Jakub.
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    This is weird since it's supposed to be a standard size. Tape around the rod where the clamp goes may be a quick and ugly fix...
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    Thank you Victor for the hint.
    I've tried it already and it doesn't work :(

    Has anyone encountered similar problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakub Burakiewicz View Post
    hi!

    Can anyone help me?!
    I've bought a pair of Denz 19mm carbonfibre rods and to my surprise...the redhandles are sliding on them.
    It seem that they're just a bit to big for the rods.

    Any idea how to solve it?!

    Many thanks!
    Jakub.
    I've had this issue too.... I pretty much have given up because I noticed the whole rod is spinning. I will be going to a bridgeplate like the oconnor one that holds two rods rather than one.
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    Yeah...
    I'm giving up too.

    I will go for WC shoulder rig now...unfortunately much more expensive solution.
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    There is a cheaper interim solution. Shim the rods with sheet of paper or two cut to size. I do wonder though if all that is needed is a more accurate rod.

    *edit* Saw Victor's post just a second ago. That's also a great idea.
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    I have tried several different carbon fibre rods, from different re-sellers - and always go back to ARRI (or Redrock) steel iris rods. So far none of the carbon fibre rods have had consistent / to spec sizing: too small and too large all in the same rod.

    I'm not weight crazy, so I don't see a whole lot of difference between steel & carbon fibre - especially in lengths under 12". There are just so many other places where you could shave off a few ounces if you really needed to. Add to that I spend most of my time on sticks / dolly / jib with only the occasional hand held shot, I'd rather have rods that fit and don't flex...

    Even tried the Zacuto aluminium rods, but found that they flexed too much.
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    Thanks guys for your replies!
    I've tried taping around the rods and the paper...it doesn't work though :/
    I'm waiting for my WC to come...
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    I had the 19mm carbon rods from Cinevate and had the same problem, in this case mostly too large in the OD. I turned them in the chuck of a lathe at very slow speed with some wet and dry sandpaper being very careful to check the fit from time to time. It worked surprisingly, well and I was able to salvage the rods which would have been otherwise useless. That would be a fix I would use again in the case of large carbon rods.
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