Single Tripod Footprint

If you have worked with slider in both video and time-lapse you have probably noticed that you need to support it with two tripods, one at each end, otherwise it will pivot when it reaches the endpoints. Have you ever wondered if it could be possible to use a single tripod for a 4feet long slider. The answer is YES. I have been working on a support solution that is easy to travel with and is both light and can be broken down to easily fit my slider bag. But at the same time it need to be sturdy!!! Here is what I have come up with, all you need is some Clamps, extendable tubes and those small ballheads used for attaching umbrella to a lamp stand (often used with those on-camera strobes). The endplates on your slider need to have some threaded holes in order for you to screw the bullheads in but luckily my Rhinoslider has two holes on each side.