Rhino Sliders come with multiple tripod mounting options. Every slider comes standard with a center plate mounted underneath the rails which has a centered ⅜-16 thread and several ¼-20 threads around it. Additionally, there is also one ¼-20 and one ⅜-16 thread option on each end of the slider.
The rails have also been redesigned with a new Tripod Quick Mount to allow you to mount your slider more quickly without having to spin it on to your tripod. For 24" rails, there is one central tripod quick mount. 42" rails have one in the middle and one at 1/4 and 3/4 locations on the rails for dual tripod mounting.
For added support, we recommend mounting 42" Carbon and Pro sliders on two tripods.
- Check out Slider Mounting Options for a more in depth guide on slider mounting.
- Check out How to choose a tripod for a more in depth guide on tripod selection.
- Check out What tripod should I get? for the tripods we use and recommend
Additional mounting options include C-stands or light stands. You'll need an adapter, we recommend a 3/8" one like the following - 3/8 Adapter
All Terrain Legs
The Slider also comes with all terrain legs for use without a tripod. The easiest way to change the height and pitch of your slider is by adjusting the legs up and down. To do this, simply loosen the assembly screw and position each leg how you want.
- If you're placing the slider on a flat surface, the three lines on the legs and the lines of each side of the end plate help you make sure all four legs are adjusted to the same angle.
The Rhino Slider's carriage has a centered 3/8" screw for mounting a fluid head, ball head, Arc or Arc II. Simply place the head on the slider's carriage and turn it until it mounts tightly onto the carriage.
Whether you are storing your slider for short periods, or long term, we typically suggest enclosing it in a soft or hard case. This keeps the slider safe from sand, dirt and scratches from other gear next to it. Our carrying cases are a great way to protect your slider and can be purchased here - Rhino Slider Accessories.
If storing the slider for an extended period of time, we suggest removing the belt to prevent a permanent bend in the belt, which can later result in a bumpy slide.
Our soft shell cases are great for everything except checking a Slider as baggage for air travel. For that we recommend our hard shell case.