Hitch Hiker Optical Mount
Lightweight Balanced Motion Tripod Head
After a lengthy set-up period, Hitch Hiker production began recently and is gathering momentum. It may take several months to clear the backlog of preorders. While in this transition, we have established a waiting list whereby customers may reserve a Hitch Hiker for a $1 deposit (applied to the purchase price). Customers will be notified via email when their Hitch Hikers are ready. They can add accessory items to their order at that time, if desired -- and they will be sent PayPal invoices for the balances due.
Hitch Hiker SS
The Hitch Hiker Optical Mount equipe with the Side-Saddle which provides a direct attachment method for scopes and lenses that have rotating mounting collars.
Hitch Hiker PP
The Hitch Hiker Optical Mount equiped with the payload platform that can quickly and easily rotate a camera from portrait to landscape mode without significantly affecting the balance.
Hitch Hiker SXP
The Hitch Hiker Optical Mount that includes both side saddle and the payload platform. Switching from one configuration to the other involves only four screws.
The Side-Saddle provides a direct attachment method for scopes and lenses that have rotating mounting collars. The Side-Saddle provides more rigid support for these instruments while actually reducing the size and weight of the Hitch Hiker. A lever-operated ARCA-Swiss style quick-plate clamp is an integral part of the Side-Saddle.
Side Saddle Finder Bracket
The Side-Saddle Bracket can be used to attach an optical or red-dot finder for centering objects quickly.
The retractable Locking Pin can be used with either the quick-plate clamp on the standard Payload Platform or the quick-plate clamp on the Side-Saddle to prevent accidental opening of the clamp. It is mostly intended as fail-safe device for those carrying a valuable instrument on the Hitch Hiker over the shoulder while hiking -- preventing such accidents as the clamping lever getting snagged on a loop on a pack or a similar situation. The clamp itself is quite secure -- and will not come open unless accidentally tugged.