Varavon’s Skate Slider is a slider and a dolly all in one compact package. This unit is great for portable shooting, as it’s lightweight at 3.2lbs. and only 19″ in length.
The location of the wheels can be adjusted to move closer together or further apart to create tighter or wider curved rotation-angle movements. I found that the Skate Slider really was a simple tool for product videos in the studio. I was able to create dynamic product shots with limited table space, an easy setup and no additional gear. You can also take the wheels off of the unit completely and attach the slider onto a tripod for vertical, slanted or horizontal slides.
The body of the slider itself and the trolley on the Skate Slider are exactly the same build as what you would get on the Slidecam Lite Series, however this slider is shorter at 19″ compared to the Slidecam Lite 600 at 24″. There are 1/4-20″ ports to attach accessories and friction arms onto both the slider and the trolley.
You can find the Skate Slider on Varavon’s website where they detail all of the parts and approximate measurements of the Skate Slider.
Varavon Skate Slider for DSLR and Compact Cameras