Aziak Equipment VA-5 Carbon Fiber Handle

carsonkeys

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Haven’t seen this yet so I figured I’d make folks aware it existed. I just picked up an Aziak bino clamp so I figured I’d throw in their Carbon Fiber Handle in the cart too. I was able to cut off 2 oz for $30 with no apparent decline in performance in the hour I’ve spent playing with it since. $15/oz in reduction seems pretty reasonable to me.
 

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I picked one up as well this weekend.


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I cut my sirui handle down significantly. I thought it was too long.

@carsonkeys how do you like their bino mount? I have the RRS one, and it’s bulkier than I’d prefer.
 
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I cut my sirui handle down significantly. I thought it was too long.

@carsonkeys how do you like their bino mount? I have the RRS one, and it’s bulkier than I’d prefer.
Only had it for a day but initial impressions are good. I like that I don’t have a post or anything else to lose and it does fit in my bino harness. I also didn’t notice it while handholding the binos, which I was concerned about. Overall, I think I’ll enjoy it and was able to shave some weight to boot.
 

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Only had it for a day but initial impressions are good. I like that I don’t have a post or anything else to lose and it does fit in my bino harness. I also didn’t notice it while handholding the binos, which I was concerned about. Overall, I think I’ll enjoy it and was able to shave some weight to boot.

Does it lock-in pretty well to the va-5 head? There's not a lot of surface area on their dovetail.
 

Marty

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Great product; simple lightweight solution. I've got my eyes on Aziak for more good stuff in the future.
 

2rjs

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Just as a FYI for Benro users. This handle works great for the S2. I've been using it for a while and much prefer it over the stantard Benro handle.
 

AkMtnRunner

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Has anyone else tried using the VA-5 with the handle simply taken off? I haven't had a problem with simply steering my spotter by handling the spotter directly. Saving even more weight for free.
 

Travis Bertrand

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Has anyone else tried using the VA-5 with the handle simply taken off? I haven't had a problem with simply steering my spotter by handling the spotter directly. Saving even more weight for free.

Both of my va-5 heads are ran without a handle. Super easy to control binos and my btx/95 without it. I held onto the handles for a while but finally tossed them as I’ll never want to run a handle again!


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Both of my va-5 heads are ran without a handle. Super easy to control binos and my btx/95 without it. I held onto the handles for a while but finally tossed them as I’ll never want to run a handle again!


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Interesting. I found myself running mine without the handle even tho the handle was on it. Maybe I’ll try taking it off
 
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Has anyone else tried using the VA-5 with the handle simply taken off? I haven't had a problem with simply steering my spotter by handling the spotter directly. Saving even more weight for free.

Both of my va-5 heads are ran without a handle. Super easy to control binos and my btx/95 without it. I held onto the handles for a while but finally tossed them as I’ll never want to run a handle again!


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Ohhhh, I like that idea. Going to give that a go next hunt. Thanks and Merry Christmas!
 

BigVick04

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Has anyone else tried using the VA-5 with the handle simply taken off? I haven't had a problem with simply steering my spotter by handling the spotter directly. Saving even more weight for free.
Yep, I believe dropping the handle/bolt assembly saves you 4-5oz.
 
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