BrianHanke
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30th April 2009
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Question Rycote InVision durability?

I just got a pair of InVision mounts in the mail and my first impression is that they seem very fragile. Has anybody had experience using them for an extended period? Does the plastic ever break? I'd like to know how delicately I need to handle them. Thanks!
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My understanding is that you could probably drive a car over them - they are very tough.

The "plastic" is "hytrel" and you can bend it every which way and it will return to its original shape.

The in-Visions are a lot tougher than anything else on the market.
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Good to know, thanks!
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I haven't had mine for very long but I'm under the impression that they are very durable.

As John says the plastic is of a strong yet flexible kind.


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Just Google "hytrel." I did. Sounds like th right stuff for the job.
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I just got a pair of InVision mounts in the mail and my first impression is that they seem very fragile. Has anybody had experience using them for an extended period? Does the plastic ever break? I'd like to know how delicately I need to handle them. Thanks!
Ha...you obviously haven't seen Rycote's "party trick" then !! I wouldn't do this to my pair of Invisions...but I'm glad Viviane Dyer did it for us (would've looked pretty bad for Rycote if they'd fallen apart after the trick !) Watch from 1:50 on with clenched teeth: YouTube - Frankfurt Musikmesse 2008: Rycote INV-1, INV-2 & INV-3

Now you can safely drive your car over them...
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The part that holds the mic is virtually unbreakable, now the new full windshield kits ("zeppelins"), those we break all the time.. Not as often as the old type, but mainly the handles break...
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Re: Rycote InVision durability?

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The part that holds the mic is virtually unbreakable, now the new full windshield kits ("zeppelins"), those we break all the time.. Not as often as the old type, but mainly the handles break...
Do you have the new style handle yet? That, I think, is more durable.

Also, the metal base mount strip on the basket windshields is now made of a polymer and is also a lot more durable.

I upgraded my stereo windshield kit when I invented the new Rycote MS mount. I just used existing Rycote bits and put them together in a new way to change my old stereo windshield to a lyre suspension - Rycote liked it so much that they now offer it as a standard product (and it's cheaper than the old one as well as better).



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