This bracket allows you to mount standard rods onto your Steadicam XCS Stage plate. There are two sizes available, either 19mm at standard 104mm spacing, or 15mm at 100mm studio spacing.
The plates have 9mm of up and down adjustment, and you can increase this by turning the main bridge plate upside down. They are side to side adjustable by about 25mm.
The main bridge plate is wire cut from 6mm titanium plate for long life durability and the rods are aluminium with stainless steel thread inserts.
Each set consists of:
Titanium bridge plate
15mm rods (to mount into XCS plate),
38 and 75mm long
177mm long main rods (either 15 or 19mm)
All screws and hardware.
Better photos to follow.
This product is made to order and carries a three week lead time.
Why the 'Harley Bracket'?
During the official Tiffen Steadicam Operators meet at NAB 2010 at the Harley Davidson cafe in Las Vegas, I was showing the bracket to Jim Bartell, who said he thought they looked like the front forks on one of the Harley bikes which were all around us in the restaurant. Thought it was quite a valid point, so the name stuck.