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    Here is my DIY figrig solution...it rocks
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    ok sorry about the delay...start off with some 1/2" pvc that comes on a roll like this:


    then you cut a length of pvc (i just kinda eyed it) and stick a male-to-male connector piece in that sucker and make a ring...you could use pvc cement if you have it but i just used superglue and a couple of wraps of gaff tape at the seam and its just fine...here's a pic with the aluminum angle-iron used as the crosspiece:


    after you have a ring, wrap it up in padded griptape made for mountainbike handlebars...i just grabbed some from REI...after the ring is wrapped good (the sides especially) drill some holes in the aluminum (for a quick release and for attachment to the rig) and use conduit clips to hold the bar to the ring, like this:


    then you slap a QR plate on there (or you already have) and you are pretty much done...here she is finished:



    if it had a manfrotto plate it would be as good as the real thing only lighter...i'll be back in a minute to put up some more pics - any questions fire away...
    Last edited by OregonDank; 05-04-2006 at 10:03 AM.
    heeeere fishy fishy...


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    im asked for a username / password to view any of your pics.


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    yeah do I have to belong to some secret club and give em the hi sign when I enter?


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    arg my bad...i'll fix it...

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    heeeere fishy fishy...


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    *Denied*
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    Quote Originally Posted by OregonDank
    arg my bad...i'll fix it...

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    when?
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    here go a couple more of it next to a real figrig....and one of me using it...sorry it took so long...





    heeeere fishy fishy...


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    Great job, man! That looks pretty damn close to the real deal. Thanks for sharing.


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    nice job.. is it substantially lighter than the genuine-fig??? If so, do you think that would adversly affect it, with the lack of mass to "even everything out?"

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