The Glider Pro 3 Duo is a no compromise 4th axis stabilizer built from the ground up for Pro's to make your bumpy gimbal footage silky smooth!
As a stand alone handheld 4th axis stabilizer it's now the the new benchmark for others to aspire to and it's made to fit almost all handheld gimbals such as the Ronin S, Zhiyun Crane 2 and Plus, Pilotfly, Moza, Feiyu and the list goes on!
It's modular design means the Glider Pro 3 Duo can be re-fitted in seconds to turn it into the Glider Pro 3 Uno and with the ever growing range of optional adaptors you'll have more ways to use your rig than ever before.
You can add-on mounts for cars, bikes, body mounts, boats mount, you name it, you can mount it with our customisable mounts! The handles have extra strong 1/4-20 attachment points in the tops for mounting a Ready Rig for those long all day shoots.
We improved on the best!
The design goal was to improve every aspect from the softest all the way to the craziest filming movements.
To start, we redesigned the fluid damping to go from zero damping to an even higher level of damping than the original for those extreme shots
We added more stainless steel bearings to make it glide even softer
We made it stronger to take those heavier gimbals (I’m looking at you Ronin S!)
We’ve refined the geometry to take you from firm suspension all the way to the softest and most iso-elastic suspension. Think of it like going from an off-roader to luxury car suspension.
There’s so many little things that add up to a much better experience such as attachment points for adding field monitors and other gear. Simply offsetting the handles so that the rig leans ever so slightly forward makes a big difference. This prevents rigs from wobbling forward and aft which can translate into unwanted vertical bouncing.
The Glider Pro 3 takes a bit more time to master than the Pro 2 did but once you come up to speed you’ll be able to achieve footage that is at least 20% smoother that the Pro 2 model. Once you master it you can even achieve footage that looks like it’s shot on rails!
All adaptors can be inverted in seconds for an under-slung gimbal position.
Here's a list of the different size mounts and what gimbals they fit. Additional gimbal adaptors can be purchased separately.
Adaptor - suits circular handles sized:-
Small 24mm to 28mm (15/16" - 1 1/8")
Feiyu MG V2
Medium 32mm to 36mm (1-1/4" - 1-7/16")
Crane Plus, V2, V1, M, Moza Air and many more
Large 36mm to 42mm (1-3/8" - 1-5/8")
X Large 42mm to 48mm (1-5/8" - 1 7/8")
Crane 2, Feiyu A2000, Ikan Pivot, IkanDS2-A, Axler WISP-20M
Non Circular Handle Gimbals
DJI Ronin M and MX - Needs SmallRig Ronin Adaptor Plate * see Note 1
DJI Ronin S
Base Mount with single 1/4-20 screw - suits most handheld gimbals
Base Mount with single 3/8" screw
Slotted Plate for custom mounts - 60mm x 120mm (2.5" x 5")
The Glider Pro 3 Duo 4th axis stabilizer springs suit payloads from 700g to 7kg (1.5 to 15 pounds) with a iso-elastic range from 0.7kg to 4.5kg (1.5 to 10 pounds). For optimum performance we recommend using payloads between 1kg and 5.5kg (2 to 12 pounds).
The payload weight is worked out by adding all your equipment that is mounted to the centre of the stabilizer (camera, gimbal etc). If you mount say your field monitor and / or audio off the handles then that doesn't count towards the payload.
Note: If using just a single Glider Pro 3 Module all these figures are halved.
We also have a special order spring set (81031) that goes from 1.3kg up to 10kg (3 to 22 pounds) with an iso-elastic range from 1.7kg up to 8kg (3.7 to 18 pounds).
A Compact Powerhouse
I think the huge plus for me is that I can take everything I need for a shoot; lights, audio recorder and field monitor and it all fits in a backpack so there’s no need for an assistant. But the real biggie is that you’ll be hard pressed to see the difference between footage shot on the new Glider Pro 3 rig and the footage shot on a system totalling many thousands.
Some other important features;-
It’s built extra tough for the rigours of Pro use
It allows you to use your gimbals mini tripod so you can rest your arms between takes
It’s adaptable with an ever growing eco-system of add ons for individualizing your rig
It’s been designed to be quiet so your audio won’t be ruined by the creaks and squeaks that those cheap Z stabilizers have.
And you don’t need a 10 pound padded shipping case to move it around. It all fits with heaps of room to spare in a backpack!
You can leave the tools at home with virtually tool-less adjustments in only seconds, not minutes
Pros can attach everything they need to your rig with multiple attachment points
A wide range of payloads from 0.7kg to 7kg (1.5 to 15 pounds)
Dual independent adjustable fluid damping - from hard action to soft shots
Dual independent load adjusters to adapt to your rig
Adjust in seconds from high shot to upright to mid height to low (briefcase) mode with an under-slung gimbal
Get buttery smooth footage with ease
Built super tough from lightweight engineering polymers - Only 1.65kg (3.6 pounds)
Comes fully assembled
What's in the Box?
Fully assembled Glider Pro 3 Stabilizer
Socket and 3 x Allen keys for adjustments and spring changes
Detailed Instruction Manual
The Ronin M and MX require you to have the SmallRig adaptor plate that can be found here at Amazon or at SmallRig.