The Walter Klassen SlingShot Rig is our versatile and dynamic support system for handheld and electronic gimbal stabilization systems. At the centre of the SlingShot system is a set of elastics suspended from independently controlled telescopic tubes, with tool-free adjustment of upper arm angles and elastic tension to optimally support your camera payload. The SlingShot Elastics are available in a number of weights to support a variety of camera packages while maintaining your preferred vertical dampening characteristics.The SlingShot Rig is designed to combine with our FLEX and SlingShot harnesses - using the Walter Klassen back mount system to disperse the camera load and reduce arm fatigue. The SlingShot is also compact system, fitting easily through doorways and into cramped spaces.The SlingShot can connect to your preferred gimbal setup in a number of ways. Our elastics and hooks work with our SlingShot top bar to increase the pan range of your gimbal setup, or to our Gimbal Adaptor to quickly connect to the supporting structure of your gimbal. Add extension handles for a wide ranging high and low mode shots, moving fluidly from over 12 ft (4m) to ground level in one take.The SlingShot can also be deployed with one arm for single pick applications, reducing weight and increasing clearance for larger camera packages.


The Klassen SlingShot is the most effective and liberating camera operating tool I’ve come across in two decades. Its simplicity, robustness, and versatility of design allows me to achieve handheld-looking shots at any camera height, for any duration, with a fraction of the physical duress of traditional handheld. Over the past three years, it has become my secret weapon against bulky large-format cameras, long takes, and today’s aggressive, improvisational film-making styles. If I can DESIGN the shot with a director’s finder or iPhone, I can EXECUTE it identically with a 40 lb. camera - thanks to my SlingShot. The added benefit of attaching a gimbal is a great companion when the steadicam or technocrane don’t fit the bill. I’ve been using the Klassen Flex vest with my Steadicam for nearly a decade - and the ability to mount the SlingShot onto the same vest (in less than a minute) is fantastic. The SlingShot has added immense flexibility and creativity to my camera work, as well as years of longevity to my career. I simply won’t go anywhere without it. Period. Incidentally, every single “hand-held” shot that I operated on in Avengers Infinity War, Captain Marvel, Avengers Endgame, Jumanji 2, Joker, and Fast and Furious 9 is done with my SlingShot. It’s a really fantastic tool. Thanks to your whole team for making it.

Geoff Haley

Steadicam Operator, Film Director

We're shooting on a major TV mini-series this summer for about 3 months with some heavy camera packages on MoVI M15's. There is pretty much no way we could do this without using the Klassen SlingShot to support all that weight for 12 hours a day, 5 days a week. We've got 3 SlingShots on set and they're all in use pretty much constantly.

Geoff Haley

Seattle/LA, USA

Cinematographer, DP, MoVI Operator

The SlingShot Vest arrived today and my first impression is – WOW. I am blown away by the comfort and support, the beautiful craftsmanship, and the subtle innovations that really set it apart from the EasyRig vests. For now I'll be using it with a Vario 5 and the combo works great.”

Kai Saul

Los Angeles, USA

Cinematographer, Director of Photography