Systematic Rapid columns have been updated for an increased flexibility of use and better functioning. All columns are now longer and feature the latest components, such as retractable hook and aluminum power disc. The new aluminum power disc incorporates a number of advanced features. First of all it is provided with the new ?safe lock? techno polymer plate that reduces vibrations and improves the locking performance between head and disc. Furthermore it now features two screws. One to securely lock the disc onto the column, the second one to lock the head onto the disc. These features allow to achieve a rock solid and secure connection among all the components of the system. Systematic rapid columns are reversible. This feature is very useful to shoot top down with the tall tripods (GT3541XLS and GT5561SGT) combined to our off center ball heads. It is also possible to combine these columns with other accessories, like lateral arms, to create unique combinations and accomplish any shooting task, both in studio and location. It is possible to attach an additional disc to the bottom of the column (for an additional head or lateral arm) by using the 3/8? adapter GS5000C. The newly released extra long telescopic column GS5510XLS further increase the versatility of the Systematic range. Thanks to the four section it can make any systematic tripod up to 172,5cm/67.9? taller. Combined to the Giant tripod it can elevate your equipment up to 4,2 meters/165? for fabulous aerial shots.
The geared versions are made and assembled with high quality materials and ultra fine tolerances. All inner components are made to Gitzo specifications with self lubricating materials, such as brass, following our long tradition of precision and quality. These columns allows ultra fine adjustments, and, with their anti-rollback mechanism, they are more secure during raising and lowering of your precious photographic equipment. Geared columns are not reversible and come with a second disc at the bottom instead of the traditional hook.
|Model||Height cm||Weight kg||Type||Material||GS3313GS||47||1.09||Geared||Aluminium/Brass||GS3513S||45||0.48||rapid||Carbon||GS5313GS||47||1.48||Geared||Aluminium/Brass||GS5313LGS||92||1.97||Geared||Aluminium/Brass||GS5513S||49||0.63||rapid||Carbon||GS5513XLS||200||0.93||rapid-telescopic||Carbon|