Walter Klassen


Klassen-innovated handheld or 3 Axis brushless gimbal support system

The SlingShot uses Walter Klassen’s proven carbon fiber vest technology to help you support the FreeFly Systems’ MōVI, DJI Ronin, Maxima M30, Defy among other 3-Axis gimbals.  Or pop in the adapters to supports any handheld camera setup. With the SlingShot system you can take on longer shots without tiring your arms and still achieve full range of motion, or add extension handles for a wide range high and low mode shots, from over 10 ft high down to ground level in one take

– Takes the weight off the operator’s arms
– Longer shot
– Dampens vertical movement, virtually eliminating bounce
– Individually adjustable tubing and arms allows for a great range of movement and flexibility
– Attaches to all existing Klassen vests. 

If you’re not a Klassen vest owner we offer the option of either a compact lightweight SlingShot vest or our Flex Steadicam vest. The Slingshot vest is recommended unless you plan on using the vest for Steadicam as well.  If you also do Steadicam we recommend a Flex vest (Klassen carbon arm for Steadicam not included in this kit but can be ordered separately).  

Slingshot vest orders can ship within a week, Flex vest orders take more time to custom tailor and ship in approximately 4 weeks.


Each kit includes a custom carrying bag, tools/spares kit, extension handles, one set of elastic bands black/silver and one kit for making spare bands.  

SlingShot kit includes choice of handheld adapter or one custom top bar for brushless gimbal hook attachment sized at 22, 25 or 30 cm


* all prices are in US dollars 



"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."



MoVI Specialist | Partner

Check out our blog posts for more photos and video of the Slingshot in action

Jan 19 2015 Blog


For spare kip handles or screws for the Slingshot please order directly from

Kip Handles: McMaster# 6305K52

Screws: McMaster #92949A205


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